Understanding: Community Engagement

Understanding: Community Engagement

This essential training session aimed at Councillors and Clerks is part of the 'Understanding Your Council' series, and will provide an overview on Community Engagement and the role and responsibilities of a Councillor.

It will benefit new and seasoned Councillors as a refresher on up to date practices.

Event date Tue 9 Mar 2021 6:30 pm
Event Ends Tue 9 Mar 2021 8:00 pm
Registered 3
Available places 11
Registration closes Mon 8 Mar 2021 8:00 am
Notes £25 to Member Councils
Speaker Kim Bedford
Location WALC Zoom Room

6.15 pm

Zoom Meeting Room

will be opened.

6.30 - 8.00 pm

The session will include

  • Sources of Information available to you
  • Community engagement, how and why………
  • What are the Opportunities?
  • The Annual Assembly and more
  • What does the community want / need?
  • Measure your current communication
  • Who does what?
  • Supporting your Strategic plan


1 CPD Points

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


£25.00 per delegate for Member Councils

Members will will receive a £15 discount when registering for a third event in the 'Understanding Your Council' series.
(3 sessions for £60.00 total)

Non-member fee £50.00

Help with Delegate’s Fees

WALC will subsidise member councils

Help with Delegate’s 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
Unfortunately the website cannot currently handle the free places, so if you qualify please email and we will amend any relevant invoices.



Any delegate cancellations

must be received in writing 5 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

To attend this session

you will need

A Zoom account (a free account is fine). please ensure you register for the event in the usual way using the same email address you use for your Zoom account.

A suitable device for attending the session with a speaker, camera and microphone; laptops and tablets are ideal.


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.

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