Planning for the Elections

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 am
Event Ends Sat 10 Nov 2018 1:00 pm
Registered 12
Available places 18
Registration closes Sun 4 Nov 2018 11:55 pm
Notes £30 to members
Speaker Gill Lungley
Location Binley Woods Village Hall

9.00 am - 9.30 am


and refreshments

9.30 am - 1.00 pm

We shall consider

  • what motivates people to stand for election to the local council
  • how to encourage parish or town residents to become involved with the democratic system
  • the election process


1.5 CPD Points


£30.00 per delegate for Member Councils

£60.00 per delegate for non-member councils these fees are low compared with other county associations and training providers

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



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

The full terms and conditions of registration.


Gill Lungley

Gill holds a BA (Hons) in Business Studies, and started working for parish councils in 1991 and gaining the Cert. HE Local Policy Studies from Cheltenham and Gloucester in 1995 and a BTec in similar subject from Worcester College. Then, because Gill loves the subject and wanted to share it with a wider audience she took the PTLLS qualification (Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector) in 2009.

Experienced Clerk

Gill has worked for one PC for 11 years, then took a break of 3 years before returning to clerking and have now worked for another 6 councils ranging in size from electorates of more than 5,000 to less than 400.

Valued Tutor

She has represented Worcestershire as county representative at SLCC’s NEC and is a member of the Institute of Local Council Management, which means that she keeps up to date with personal training and CPD. Currently Gill works part-time for two parish councils as well as delivering CALC training.

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