WALC Events and Training

WALC provides training under the 'National Improvement Strategy for Parish and Town Councils'

The National Training Strategy (NTS) represents a national commitment to training in the local council sector shared by national, regional and local stakeholder organisations. The purpose of the Strategy is to offer training to councils in order for them to make the most of their role and carry out their duties more easily.

Venue 3 Events

Transparency Fund Networking Event

Transparency Fund Networking Event - Help your council comply with the Transparency Code

Applications must be received by WALC no later than Wednesday 7th February 2018. This is an opportunity to gain advice from representatives from both WALC and NALC on applying for grants from the fund, meet representatives from other councils and share best practice.

Event date Thu 11 Jan 2018 11:30
Registered 0
Registration closes Mon 8 Jan 2018
Cancel Before Date Fri 6 Oct 2017
Notes Free event
Location WALC Offices
Event Categories NALC Events, Specialist Council Training

Registration is now closed

End of Year Financial Procedures

This training session will cover what all clerks and councillors need to know in preparation for the end of year accounts on 31st March.

The course wil be led by Gill Lungley -  Gill has represented Worcestershire as county representative at SLCC’s NEC and is a member of the Institute of Local Council Management.  Currently Gill works part-time for two parish councils as well as delivering CALC training.

Event date Mon 22 Jan 2018 10:00
Registered 0
Available places 35
Registration closes Mon 15 Jan 2018 23:55
Notes £30 to members
Location Dorothea Mitchell Hall (Claverdon)
Event Categories Specialist Council Training

Registration is now closed

External Auditor training webinar

In order to reach as wide an audience as possible, PKF Littlejohn are running an interactive webinar on Tuesday 23rd January at 11am – 12.30pm.

Please note this event is not being run by WALC

Event date Tue 23 Jan 2018 11:00
Notes Interactive webinar
Event Categories External Events, Specialist Council Training
How to be a 'Bad' Councillor

So you think you know what a Councillor does?

  • Do you make decisions on behalf of your Council?
  • Spend Council money as you see fit?
  • Fall asleep in meetings and forget what you offered to do?
  • Exhibit extreme behaviour with officers and fellow members?

Perhaps there are better ways of conducting Council business......

Event date Sat 3 Feb 2018 10:00
Registered 0
Registration closes Sun 28 Jan 2018 23:55
Notes £46 to members
Location Ettington Community Centre
Event Categories Specialist Council Training

Registration is now closed

End of Year Financial Procedures

This training session will cover what all clerks and councillors need to know in preparation for the end of year accounts on 31st March.

The course wil be led by Gill Lungley -  Gill has represented Worcestershire as county representative at SLCC’s NEC and is a member of the Institute of Local Council Management.  Currently Gill works part-time for two parish councils as well as delivering CALC training.

Event date Sat 10 Feb 2018 10:00
Registered 0
Registration closes Mon 5 Feb 2018 10:00
Notes £30 to members
Location Mancetter Memorial Hall
Event Categories Specialist Council Training

Registration is now closed

Cemetery Management

 training strategy symbol 75x75The course focuses on the management and operation of cemeteries in compliance with the Local Authorities Cemeteries Order 1977 and associated legislation. Common problems are discussed and ways to avoid these by using the law.

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Event date Wed 28 Feb 2018 10:00
Registered 0
Registration closes Thu 22 Feb 2018 23:00
Notes Members £30
Location Studley Council Chamber
Event Categories Specialist Council Training

Registration is now closed

CANCELLED: Annual Briefing Day 2018

Focus on Local Democracy

DUE TO THE ADVERSE WEATHER CONDITIONS
THIS EVENT HAS BEEN

CANCELLED

March 2018 will only be a little over a year before the next round of elections for most of our councils.  We are very aware of the difficulty many councils have in attracting people to stand as Councillors and with that in mind we are getting together a wide range of contributors to look at varying aspects of this problem and they will provide ideas on how you might encourage your communities to get involved.

Event date Sat 3 Mar 2018 9:45
Registration closes Sun 25 Feb 2018 16:00
Notes £35 for members
Location Shire Hall (Warwick)
Event Categories WALC, Specialist Council Training
GDPR Made Simple

‘Dragging Data Protection into the 21st century’

This course will run again on 3rd May 2018

 training strategy symbol 75x75This half-day course will give an overview of the changes to data protection introduced by the General Data Protection Regulation 2016 (GDPR). This will become law on 25th May 2018.  It is the most significant updating of the law relating to personal data in two decades and includes the (qualified) “right to be forgotten”, the creation of a statutory “data protection officer” and the obligation to have explicit consent to process data.

Event date Sat 17 Mar 2018 9:30
Registered 0
Available places 30
Registration closes Thu 8 Mar 2018 23:00
Notes Members £30
Location Chadwick End Village Hall
Event Categories Specialist Council Training

Registration is now closed

Safeguarding Awareness Workshop

To ensure that safeguarding and safe practice is understood and embedded within voluntary and community sector organisations and groups.

This free event is open to delegates from the WALC area.  You do not need to be in membership or even a councillor to attend, however you do need your local council to endorse your registration.

Event date Thu 26 Apr 2018 18:00
Event Ends Thu 26 Apr 2018 21:00
Registered 0
Available places 30
Registration closes Sun 22 Apr 2018 23:55
Notes FREE EVENT
Location Bidford Parish Council Meeting Room
Event Categories WALC, Specialist Council Training

Registration is now closed

Understanding and Responding to Planning Applications

This short seminar will explore the different types of planning applications, what those applications include and how best to respond to them.  There will also be a brief overview of the appeal process and the use of planning conditions.

The course will be led by WALC Planning Advisor Neil Pearce of Avon Planning Services

We are re-running this event on 15 September 2018

Please note the change of venue of this event (previously Corley Village Hall)

Event date Sat 28 Apr 2018 9:30
Event Ends Sat 28 Apr 2018 13:30
Registered 0
Registration closes Sun 22 Apr 2018 23:55
Notes Members £30
Location Studley Village Hall
Event Categories Specialist Council Training

Registration is now closed

GDPR Made Simple

‘Dragging Data Protection into the 21st century’

 training strategy symbol 75x75This half-day course will give an overview of the changes to data protection introduced by the General Data Protection Regulation 2016 (GDPR). This will become law on 25th May 2018.  It is the most significant updating of the law relating to personal data in two decades and includes the (qualified) “right to be forgotten”, the creation of a statutory “data protection officer” and the obligation to have explicit consent to process data.

Please note the change of venue for this event (was Eathorpe)

Event date Thu 3 May 2018 10:00
Event Ends Thu 3 May 2018 13:30
Registered 0
Registration closes Sun 29 Apr 2018 23:00
Notes Members £30
Location Radford Semele Community Hall
Event Categories Specialist Council Training

Registration is now closed

Chairmanship Training

This session is aimed at those councillors who wish to improve their chairing skills and to give confidence to those who might have recently been elected as chairmen or maybe in the future. It is also suitable for clerks who wish to understand the role of the chairman better.

Event date Sat 12 May 2018 9:30
Event Ends Sat 12 May 2018 13:00
Registered 0
Registration closes Sun 6 May 2018 23:55
Notes Members £30
Location Binley Woods Village Hall
Event Categories Specialist Council Training

Registration is now closed

Two sessions focusing upon setting up your council's social media; attend one or both

The growth in social media use has been rapid; and today it is used by all ages and all types of organisation. There is no doubt that Facebook and Twitter are the most widely used; and so we are running two workshops, looking at why and how to put your parish on these social networks.

10am - 12 noon: Getting Started with Twitter 

12.45pm - 3.15pm: Putting Your Organisation on Facebook 

The training will be led by David Green, Green Pepper

Maximim two delegates per council
once the course is fully booked you can join our waiting list, if we get enough interest we will run the course again later in the year

Event date Fri 18 May 2018 10:00
Registered 0
Available places 14
Registration closes Sun 13 May 2018 23:55
Notes members from £30
Location Learn Warwickshire Hub (Rugby)
Event Categories Specialist Council Training

Registration is now closed

Councillor & Clerk Induction - part 1

This session will be led by Bill Robinson and is aimed at both Clerks and Councillors. While it is logical that Part One is taken before Part Two it is not essential as there is no overlap between the two courses

This session concentrates on Parish Councils and the law and how they operate through meetings

Event date Sat 9 Jun 2018 9:30
Registered 0
Available places 25
Registration closes Sun 3 Jun 2018 23:55
Notes £30 to members
Location Lapworth Village Hall
Event Categories Specialist Council Training

Registration is now closed

Councillor & Clerk Induction - part 2

This session will be led by Kim Bedford and is aimed at both Clerks and Councillors. While it is logical that Part One is taken before this session it is not essential as there is no overlap between the two courses

This session concentrates on Finance, Planning and Community

Event date Sat 7 Jul 2018 9:30
Registered 0
Registration closes Sun 1 Jul 2018 23:55
Notes £30 to members
Location Curdworth Village Hall
Event Categories Specialist Council Training

Registration is now closed

3 Tier Highways Event - Parking

Open to councils from Stratford on Avon District

After a very sucessful event held last year, it was agreed that further oportunities should be explored into holding a future event where the topic was of mutual interest to all 3 tiers.

This year's event will therefore be on the topic of Parking with the aims and objectives of the event being:-

  • to strengthen partnership working and relationships between Councillors from all authorities
  • to have a better understanding and awareness of each other's roles around parking issues, including on and off road parking, enforcement, signage, yellow lines, parking around schools etc.
Event date Thu 6 Sep 2018 17:00
Event Ends Thu 6 Sep 2018 19:30
Registered 0
Cancel Before Date Mon 3 Sep 2018
Notes FREE to member councils from Stratford on Avon District
Location Stratford-on-Avon Racecourse
Event Categories Stratford District, WALC, Specialist Council Training

Registration is now closed

Understanding and Responding to Planning Applications

This short seminar will explore the different types of planning applications, what those applications include and how best to respond to them.  The course will be led by WALC Planning Advisor Neil Pearce of Avon Planning Services

Event date Sat 15 Sep 2018 9:30
Event Ends Sat 15 Sep 2018 13:30
Registered 0
Registration closes Sun 9 Sep 2018 23:55
Cancel Before Date Sat 8 Sep 2018
Notes £30 to members
Location The Grange Hall (Southam)
Event Categories Specialist Council Training

Registration is now closed

3P’s – People, Plans and Precept

The 3P’s will take delegates through the budget setting process starting with the basics of who will be involved right through to understanding the impact of the council’s decision on the town or parish’s council tax payers. On the way we will identify the plans that are needed to ensure the council and its community can move forward with confidence and understanding.

The course will be led by Gill Lungley

Event date Sat 13 Oct 2018 9:30
Event Ends Sat 13 Oct 2018 13:30
Registered 0
Registration closes Sun 7 Oct 2018 23:55
Cancel Before Date Fri 5 Oct 2018
Notes £30 to members
Location Bearley Village Hall
Event Categories Specialist Council Training

Registration is now closed

Basic introduction to Playground Management and Inspection

This half day event will cover the basics in managing the inspections of your playgrounds and will consist of both theory and practical sessions.  We will be visiting two playground for the practical parts of the training.

The course will be led by TCL Group RPII inspector Dan Clifft and supported by our Technical Director Jonathan Highley who is also RPII operationally trained.

Places are limited to 2 delegates per council - priority will be given to WALC member councils

Event date Fri 19 Oct 2018 10:00
Event Ends Fri 19 Oct 2018 13:00
Registered 0
Available places 20
Registration closes Sun 14 Oct 2018
Cancel Before Date Fri 12 Oct 2018
Notes £30 to member councils
Location Whitnash Civic Centre
Event Categories Specialist Council Training

Registration is now closed

Planning for the Elections

Does your council consist of members elected by default because no one else was bothered to stand? 

Do you often have casual vacancies that are difficult to fill? 

With local council elections taking place on 2nd May 2019 NOW is the time to prepare, to ensure the council’s seats are contested and democracy is alive and well!  

Event date Sat 10 Nov 2018 9:30
Event Ends Sat 10 Nov 2018 13:00
Registered 0
Available places 30
Registration closes Sun 4 Nov 2018 23:55
Cancel Before Date Fri 2 Nov 2018
Notes £30 to members
Speaker Gill Lungley
Location Binley Woods Village Hall
Event Categories Specialist Council Training

Registration is now closed

Planning for the Elections

Does your council consist of members elected by default because no one else was bothered to stand? 

Do you often have casual vacancies that are difficult to fill? 

With local council elections taking place on 2nd May 2019 NOW is the time to prepare, to ensure the council’s seats are contested and democracy is alive and well!  

Event date Wed 28 Nov 2018 9:30
Event Ends Wed 28 Nov 2018 13:00
Registered 0
Registration closes Wed 21 Nov 2018
Cancel Before Date Wed 21 Nov 2018
Notes £30 to members
Speaker Gill Lungley
Location Lapworth Village Hall
Event Categories Specialist Council Training

Registration is now closed

Community Engagement

 This session on Community Engagement will look at how to avoid the pitfalls so that you can be confident you are doing your best for your residents by identifying the individual parts of ‘the community’, your partnerships, resources and potential.

Event date Sat 1 Dec 2018 10:00
Event Ends Sat 1 Dec 2018 13:00
Registered 0
Registration closes Sun 25 Nov 2018 23:55
Cancel Before Date Fri 23 Nov 2018
Notes £30 to members
Speaker Gill Lungley
Location Ettington Community Centre
Event Categories Specialist Council Training

Registration is now closed

Chairing Meetings

Is every meeting you chair run efficiently and effectively?
Do you encourage and manage the debate and discussion?
If you get to chair meetings, whether they are Council meetings, committee meetings, voluntary bodies, fundraising, or community groups, then this is the session for you.

Event date Sat 19 Jan 2019 10:00
Event Ends Sat 19 Jan 2019 13:00
Registered 0
Registration closes Tue 15 Jan 2019 8:00
Notes £30 to Member Councils
Speaker Kim Bedford
Location Bearley Village Hall
Event Categories Specialist Council Training

Registration is now closed

End of Year Financial Procedures

This training session will cover what all clerks and councillors need to know in preparation for the end of year accounts on 31st March.

The course wil be led by Gill Lungley -  Gill has represented Worcestershire as county representative at SLCC’s NEC and is a member of the Institute of Local Council Management.  Currently Gill works part-time for two parish councils as well as delivering CALC training.

Event date Wed 23 Jan 2019 10:00
Event Ends Wed 23 Jan 2019 13:00
Registered 0
Registration closes Thu 17 Jan 2019 8:00
Cancel Before Date Wed 16 Jan 2019
Notes £30 to members
Speaker Gill Lungley
Location Dunchurch Village Hall
Event Categories Specialist Council Training

Registration is now closed

Updates on current issues with the NALC Legal Team

Local councils can only do things for which they have a specific power but the range of powers and the courts’ interpretation of them is in constant flux.   In addition new duties are created at what can seem a frantic rate.   This training session will help you to understand and cope with recent changes and those in the pipeline.

If you are coming to this event please note that parking may be limited; please car share if possible.

Event date Sat 2 Mar 2019 10:00
Event Ends Sat 2 Mar 2019 13:00
Registered 0
Registration closes Mon 25 Feb 2019 8:00
Notes £30 to member councils
Speaker Gary Barker
Location Dorothea Mitchell Hall (Claverdon)
Event Categories Specialist Council Training

Registration is now closed

An Introduction to VAT for Local Councils

This session explains how VAT affects local councils, with practical exercises to help develop your understanding and is suitable for Clerks, Finance Officers, councillors on finance committees and councillors who wish to develop their knowledge in this area. 

Essential for any council contemplating major building projects.

Event date Tue 26 Mar 2019 9:30
Event Ends Tue 26 Mar 2019 13:00
Registered 0
Registration closes Wed 20 Mar 2019 8:00
Cancel Before Date Fri 5 Oct 2018
Notes £30 to member councils
Speaker Steve Parkinson
Location Burton Green Village Hall
Event Categories Specialist Council Training

Registration is now closed

Understanding and Responding to Planning Applications

This short seminar will explore the different types of planning applications, what those applications include and how best to respond to them.  The course will be led by WALC Planning Advisor Neil Pearce of Avon Planning Services

Event date Sat 6 Apr 2019 9:30
Event Ends Sat 6 Apr 2019 13:30
Registered 14
Registration closes Tue 2 Apr 2019 8:00
Cancel Before Date Sat 8 Sep 2018
Notes £30 to members
Speaker Neil Pearce
Location Marston Green Parish Hall
Event Categories Specialist Council Training

Registration is now closed

Basic introduction to Playground Management and Inspection

This half day event will cover the basics in managing the inspections of your playgrounds and will consist of both theory and practical sessions.  We will be visiting playgrounds for the practical parts of the training.

The course will be led by TCL Group RPII inspector Dan Clifft and supported by our Technical Director Jonathan Highley who is also RPII operationally trained.

Places are limited to 2 delegates per council - priority will be given to WALC member councils

Event date Fri 10 May 2019 10:00
Event Ends Fri 10 May 2019 13:00
Registered 12
Available places 8
Registration closes Tue 7 May 2019 11:00
Cancel Before Date Fri 12 Oct 2018
Notes £30 to member councils
Speaker Dan Clift & Jonathan Highley
Location Wolston Leisure & Community Centre
Event Categories Specialist Council Training

Registration is now closed

"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 Wed 5 Jun 2019 18:30
Event Ends Wed 5 Jun 2019 21:00
Registered 26
Registration closes Tue 4 Jun 2019 8:00
Notes Free to any member, new Councillor or Clerk who has not previously attended any training
Speaker Gill Lungley
Location Alderminster Village Hall
Event Categories Specialist Council Training

Registration is now closed

"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 18:30
Event Ends Thu 6 Jun 2019 21:00
Registered 19
Registration closes Wed 5 Jun 2019 8:00
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
Event Categories Specialist Council Training

Registration is now closed

Chairmanship Skills

Who should come?
The training is aimed at experienced Councillors, especially those considering becoming the Chairman/Vice Chairman of their Council or Chairman of a Council Committee.

This course will be repeated further north in the area on 5th October.

Event date Sat 8 Jun 2019 9:30
Event Ends Sat 8 Jun 2019 15:00
Registered 14
Registration closes Wed 5 Jun 2019 8:00
Cancel Before Date Fri 5 Oct 2018
Notes £46 to member councils
Speaker Kim Bedford
Location Alderminster Village Hall
Event Categories Specialist Council Training

Registration is now closed

"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 Tue 11 Jun 2019 18:30
Event Ends Tue 11 Jun 2019 21:00
Registered 42
Registration closes Mon 10 Jun 2019 8:00
Notes Free to any member, new Councillor or Clerk who has not previously attended any training
Speaker Bill Robinson
Location Radford Semele Community Hall
Event Categories Specialist Council Training

Registration is now closed

"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 Wed 12 Jun 2019 18:30
Event Ends Wed 12 Jun 2019 21:00
Registered 14
Registration closes Tue 11 Jun 2019 8:00
Notes Free to any member, new Councillor or Clerk who has not previously attended any training
Speaker Gill Lungley
Location Nether Whitacre Village Hall
Event Categories Specialist Council Training

Registration is now closed

"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 18:30
Event Ends Thu 20 Jun 2019 21:00
Registered 32
Available places 28
Registration closes Wed 19 Jun 2019 8:00
Notes Free to any member, new Councillor or Clerk who has not previously attended any training
Speaker Bill Robinson
Location Wolston Leisure & Community Centre
Event Categories Specialist Council Training

Registration is now closed

"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 Sat 22 Jun 2019 9:30
Event Ends Sat 22 Jun 2019 12:00
Registered 25
Available places 35
Registration closes Thu 20 Jun 2019 8:00
Notes Free to any member, new Councillor or Clerk who has not previously attended any training
Speaker Gill Lungley
Location Lapworth Village Hall
Event Categories Specialist Council Training

Registration is now closed

Understanding Your Parish or Town Council (Part 1)

Understanding Council Meetings and the Law

This is one of a two part essential training session for new Councillors, Clerks and Council Officers (you can attend them in any order)

This session concentrates on Parish/Town Councils and the law and how they operate through meetings.

Event date Sat 6 Jul 2019 9:30
Event Ends Sat 6 Jul 2019 13:00
Registered 15
Registration closes Wed 3 Jul 2019 9:00
Notes £30 to Member Councils
Speaker Bill Robinson
Location Nether Whitacre Village Hall
Event Categories Specialist Council Training, Understanding your council

Registration is now closed

This event is open to Parish Councillors in Stratford upon Avon area together with District Councillors and those from the County Council that have constituencies in this part of the County.

The theme this year is Rural Transport something that is a concern to all Parish Councils.  We are interpreting this topic in the broadest possible terms so it will involve everything from scheduled bus routes through community minibuses down to volunteer drivers.

We are expecting there will be a high demand for seats on this topic so Councils will be limited to two places each.

Event date Thu 11 Jul 2019 16:30
Event Ends Thu 11 Jul 2019 19:30
Registered 43
Registration closes Mon 8 Jul 2019 9:00
Notes Free to Members from Stratford on Avon District (non members £60)
Location Stratford-on-Avon Racecourse
Event Categories Specialist Council Training, Stratford District
Attachment(s) programme.pdf

Registration is now closed

Understanding Your Parish or Town Council (Part 2)

Understanding Finance, Planning and Community

This is one of a two part essential training session for new Councillors, Clerks and Council Officers (you can attend the sessions in any order).

This session concentrates on Finance, Planning and Community.

Event date Sat 13 Jul 2019 9:30
Event Ends Sat 13 Jul 2019 13:00
Registered 10
Registration closes Tue 9 Jul 2019 8:00
Notes £30 to Member Councils
Speaker Kim Bedford
Location Lapworth Village Hall
Event Categories Specialist Council Training, Understanding your council

Registration is now closed

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
Event Ends Sat 17 Aug 2019 16:30
Registered 15
Registration closes Mon 12 Aug 2019 8:00
Cancel Before Date Sat 17 Aug 2019 9:30
Notes £46 to Member Councils
Speaker Kim Bedford & Bill Robinson
Location Binley Woods Village Hall
Event Categories Specialist Council Training, Understanding your council

Registration is now closed

Understanding and Responding to Planning Applications

This short seminar will explore the different types of planning applications, what those applications include and how best to respond to them.  The course will be led by WALC Planning Advisor Neil Pearce of Avon Planning Services

Event date Sat 14 Sep 2019 9:30
Event Ends Sat 14 Sep 2019 13:30
Registered 26
Available places 4
Registration closes Mon 9 Sep 2019 8:00
Cancel Before Date Sat 8 Sep 2018
Notes £30 to members
Speaker Neil Pearce
Location Bearley Village Hall
Event Categories Specialist Council Training

Registration is now closed

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 28 Sep 2019 9:30
Event Ends Sat 28 Sep 2019 16:30
Registered 33
Available places 0
Registration closes Mon 23 Sep 2019 8:00
Notes £46 to Member Councils
Speaker Kim Bedford & Bill Robinson
Location Ettington Community Centre
Event Categories Specialist Council Training, Understanding your council

Event full.

Chairmanship Skills

Who should come?
The training is aimed at experienced Councillors, especially those considering becoming the Chairman/Vice Chairman of their Council or Chairman of a Council Committee.

Event date Sat 5 Oct 2019 9:30
Event Ends Sat 5 Oct 2019 15:00
Registered 31
Available places 0
Registration closes Mon 30 Sep 2019 8:00
Cancel Before Date Fri 5 Oct 2018
Notes £46 to member councils
Speaker Kim Bedford
Location Brandon & Wolston Village Hall
Event Categories Specialist Council Training

Event full.

Understanding Your Parish or Town Council (Part 1)

Understanding Council Meetings and the Law

This is one of a two part essential training session for new Councillors, Clerks and Council Officers (you can attend them in any order)

This session concentrates on Parish/Town Councils and the law and how they operate through meetings.

Event date Sat 19 Oct 2019 9:30
Event Ends Sat 19 Oct 2019 13:00
Registered 26
Registration closes Mon 14 Oct 2019 8:00
Notes £30 to Member Councils
Speaker Bill Robinson
Location The Grange Hall (Southam)
Event Categories Specialist Council Training, Understanding your council

Registration is now closed

WALC Annual Conference and AGM

This year is the start of a full four-year cycle and is the perfect time to think ahead about what your council can and should be doing during that time.  Many of you will have new councillors and it is important to engage them in a new programme for your Council while they are enthusiastic.  For that reason, we have selected a range of topics that should apply widely and will hopefully inspire you to pick up on some of the ideas.

Event date Sat 9 Nov 2019 9:00
Event Ends Sat 9 Nov 2019 15:30
Registered 47
Registration closes Thu 7 Nov 2019 10:00
Notes £60 to Members, £30 County Committee, £120 non-members (AGM FREE to Members)
Location Shire Hall (Warwick)
Event Categories WALC, Specialist Council Training
Attachment(s) 1.WALC CONFERENCE 2019 PROGRAMME.pdf
4.1.2019 AGM agenda and papers.pdf

Registration is now closed

Understanding Your Parish or Town Council (Part 2)

Understanding Finance, Planning and Community

This is one of a two part essential training session for new Councillors, Clerks and Council Officers (you can attend the sessions in any order).

This session concentrates on Finance, Planning and Community.

Event date Sat 30 Nov 2019 9:30
Event Ends Sat 30 Nov 2019 13:00
Registered 19
Registration closes Mon 25 Nov 2019 8:00
Notes £30 to Member Councils
Speaker Kim Bedford
Number Hours 4
Location Corley Village Hall
Event Categories Specialist Council Training, Understanding your council

Registration is now closed

3P’s – People, Plans and Precept

The 3P’s will take delegates through the budget setting process starting with the basics of who will be involved right through to understanding the impact of the council’s decision on the town or parish’s council tax payers. On the way we will identify the plans that are needed to ensure the council and its community can move forward with confidence and understanding.

The course will be led by Gill Lungley

Event date Sat 7 Dec 2019 9:30
Event Ends Sat 7 Dec 2019 13:30
Registered 25
Registration closes Mon 2 Dec 2019 8:00
Cancel Before Date Fri 5 Oct 2018
Notes £30 to Member Councils
Speaker Gill Lungley
Location Meriden Village Hall
Event Categories Specialist Council Training

Registration is now closed

End of Year Financial Procedures

This training session will cover what all Clerks and Councillors need to know in preparation for the end of year accounts on 31st March.

Event date Wed 22 Jan 2020 10:00
Event Ends Wed 22 Jan 2020 13:00
Registered 29
Registration closes Mon 20 Jan 2020 8:00
Cancel Before Date Wed 22 Jan 2020 10:00
Notes £30 to Member Councils
Speaker Gill Lungley
Location Norton Lindsey Village Hall
Event Categories Specialist Council Training

Registration is now closed

Planning and the Protection of Your Historic Buildings

Have you got listed buildings; conservation areas or other heritage assets in your community?

Are you worried that they may be threatened by future development?

If so, this is the course for you! Learn about this specialised area of planning and the legislation that you can use to help protect your important historic environment.  

Event date Tue 4 Feb 2020 18:30
Event Ends Tue 4 Feb 2020 20:30
Registered 46
Available places 4
Registration closes Thu 30 Jan 2020 8:00
Notes £30 to Member Councils
Speaker Neil Pearce
Location The Conference Centre
Event Categories Specialist Council Training
Attachment(s) PRESENETATION 4 Feb 2020 - Heritage.pdf

Registration is now closed

Updates with the NALC Legal Team

Jane Moore – Head of NALCs legal team will be updating members about recent developments in legislation and will discuss the implications for Parish Councils.

It is a varied programme and hopefully all of you will find something of interest

Event date Sat 8 Feb 2020 10:00
Event Ends Sat 8 Feb 2020 13:00
Registered 30
Registration closes Tue 4 Feb 2020 8:00
Notes £30 to member councils
Speaker Jane Moore
Location Trinity Centre (Sutton Coldfield)
Event Categories Specialist Council Training

Registration is now closed