Understanding Your Parish or Town Council (Parts 1&2)

Understanding Your Parish or Town Council (Parts 1&2)

A two part essential training session for new Councillors, Clerks and Council Officers

Morning session: Understanding Finance, Planning and Community with Kim Bedford

Afternoon session:Understanding Council Meetings and the Law with Bill Robinson

Event date Sat 17 Aug 2019 9:30 am
Event Ends Sat 17 Aug 2019 4:30 pm
Registered 14
Registration closes Mon 12 Aug 2019 8:00 am
Notes £46 to Member Councils
Speaker Kim Bedford & Bill Robinson
Location Binley Woods Village Hall

9.00am - 9.30am

Registration

and refreshments

9.30am - 12.45pm

Finance, Planning and Community

  • Preparing a business strategy
  • Setting a Budget
  • Influences and pressures on the precept
  • Managing resources
  • Three elements of audit and the Councillors' roles
  • The Transparency Code for the different size councils.
  • Grants available for the smaller councils to help with transparency
  • The role of Internal Checker
  • The Independent Auditor - appointment and responsibilities
  • The audit regime for 2018/19
  • An overview of the planning process
  • Working with the community, volunteer involvement and obtaining a remit for projects

12.45 pm - 1.15 pm

Lunch

A cold buffet lunch will be provided

1.15 pm - 4.30 pm

Council Meetings and the Law

  • Who does what
  • The skills a Councillor needs to develop
  • Section 137 and General Power of Competence
  • Employment responsibilities of a Parish Council
  • Agendas, minutes, the Nolan Principles and the Code of Conduct, Pecuniary Interests and recording of meetings

Earn

3 CPD points

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

Fees

£46 per delegate to member councils

£92.00 per delegate for non-member councils these fees are low compared with other county associations and training providers

Help with delegates fees

WALC will subsidise member councils

Members with a budgeted income up to £15,000 will get half price for all delegates
Members with a budgeted income between £15,001 & £30,000 can send two for the price of one
Members with a budgeted income between £30,001 & £50,000 can send three for the price of two
Members with a budgeted income over £50,000 can send five for the price of four

PLEASE ENSURE YOU HAVE THE AGREEMENT OF YOUR COUNCIL TO PAY THE COURSE FEE

Cancellations

Any delegate cancellations

must be received in writing 7 days before the event for a full refund of the fee. Substitute delegate(s) may be named at any time up to the event.

Terms and conditions of registration

please read

Full terms and conditions of registration

Speakers

Kim Bedford

Experienced Tutor

Kim has over 10 years’ experience in the local council sector, initially as a council clerk, then as a councillor and County Officer for Gloucestershire, where she developed and instigated advice and training for councillors and clerks.

Seeing numerous changes, she has incorporated many new ideas and details into her courses to enable her attendees to ‘hit the ground running’ with enthusiasm and knowledge.

Bill Robinson

Experienced Clerk and Tutor

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.

He has experience of delivering training for councils all over the country on behalf of the University of Gloucestershire, and several County Associations.

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