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

"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 20 Jun 2019 6:30 pm
Event Ends Thu 20 Jun 2019 9:00 pm
Registration Start Date Thu 4 Apr 2019
Registered 32
Available places 28
Registration closes Wed 19 Jun 2019 8:00 am
Notes Free to any member, new Councillor or Clerk who has not previously attended any training
Speaker Bill Robinson
Location Wolston Leisure & Community Centre

6.00pm - 6.30pm

Registration

and refreshments

6.30pm - 9.00pm

The session 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

Earn

1 CPD Point

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

Fees

This event is free

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

Speakers

Bill Robinson

Bill has been involved in local government for twenty five years and has been Clerk to Stockton Parish Council for the last fourteen years. Prior to that he was a parish councillor.

Experienced Clerk

Bill has a degree in Local Policy from the University of Gloucestershire, which was developed specifically for Local Council Clerks and Councillors. He has experience of delivering training for councils all over the country on behalf of the University of Gloucestershire, and several County Associations.

Valued Tutor

Having completed his degree course and a Masters degree whilst employed on a full-time basis at Marconi plc and acting as a Parish Clerk part-time, Bill understands the time constraints upon Parish and Town Clerks and Councillors.

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