Report Writing for Local Councils

Report Writing for Local Councils

This is a new course designed for both clerks and councillors.  The tabling of written reports to accompany agenda items is an increasingly common method of ensuring that councillors not only take fully informed decisions, but also that there is an audit trail showing that they have acted properly when taking such decisions.  Reports also provide a snapshot of the council’s thinking at the time that proposals were considered and are also a useful tool for considering confidential matters properly.

Event date Wed 8 Dec 2021 18:30
Event Ends Wed 8 Dec 2021 20:30
Registered 2
Available places 1
Registration closes Mon 6 Dec 2021 18:30
Notes £40 to Members
Speaker Jake Atkinson
Location Online
Event Categories Specialist Council Training

The course will allow those tasked with writing such reports to do so effectively, and will cover:

  • Types of reports
  • Benefits of using written reports in decision making
  • Who should write reports?
  • What should be included?
  • How to structure a council report
  • And more…………

Earn

1 CPD Points

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

Fees

£40.00 per delegate for Member Councils

Non-member fee £80.00

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.

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

Cancellations

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

Jake Atkinson

Chief Executive of Leicestershire and Rutland Association of Local Council

The course is being run by our colleague Jake Atkinson (Chief Executive of Leicestershire and Rutland Association of Local Council) and has already been successfully run in that area, receiving excellent feedback. Jake knows local councils very well and the course has been specifically written for parish and town councils.