"Off to a Flying Start" An introduction for Councillors and Clerks

Aimed at newly elected Councillors, or those who have not previously attended training and newly appointed Clerks and Council Officers, this course will give an overview of what a Parish Council is and it's statutory duties and powers.

Registration will be required to attend and will open prior to the election date in May.

Event date Thu 6 Jun 2019 6:30 pm
Event Ends Thu 6 Jun 2019 9:00 pm
Registration Start Date Thu 4 Apr 2019
Registered 0
Available places 60
Registration closes Mon 3 Jun 2019 8:00 am
Notes Free to any member, new Councillor or Clerk who has not previously attended any training
Speaker Gill Lungley
Location Great Alne & Kinwarton Memorial Hall

6.00pm - 6.30pm


and refreshments

6.30pm - 9.00pm

The sesion will cover

  • The Council’s purpose
  • What the law allows you to do under the Local Government Act 1972
  • The role of a Parish Councillor and your responsibilities to all people within the Parish
  • Your other areas of responsibility, such as running local services, deciding on how much to raise by way of a precept to run those services, improving the quality of life and the environment in the local area, working to identify issues which are important to the lives of the residents you represent, working to bring about improvements through local projects and deciding Council policy
  • Preparing for external audit and completing the Annual Return


1 CPD Point

Record of attendance at training events is required when applying for the Local Council Awards Scheme


This event is free

for newly elected Councillors, or those who have not previously attended training and newly appointed Clerks and Council Officers


Great Alne & Kinwarton Memorial Hall

extensive free parking is available


Gill Lungley

Gill holds a BA (Hons) in Business Studies, and started working for parish councils in 1991 and gaining the Cert. HE Local Policy Studies from Cheltenham and Gloucester in 1995 and a BTec in similar subject from Worcester College. Then, because Gill loves the subject and wanted to share it with a wider audience, she took the PTLLS qualification (Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector) in 2009.

Experienced Clerk

Gill has worked for one PC for 11 years, then took a break of 3 years before returning to clerking and have now worked for another 6 councils ranging in size from electorates of more than 5,000 to less than 400.

Valued Tutor

She has represented Worcestershire as county representative at SLCC’s NEC and is a member of the Institute of Local Council Management, which means that she keeps up to date with personal training and CPD. Currently Gill works part-time for two parish councils as well as delivering CALC training.

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