Understanding Council Meetings and the Law

Understanding Council Meetings and the Law

This is one of a two part essential training session for new Councillors, Clerks and Council Officers and also a suitable refresher for seasoned Councillors.

Event date Sat 5 Dec 2020 9:30 am
Event Ends Sat 5 Dec 2020 1:00 pm
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Registration closes Mon 30 Nov 2020 8:00 am
Notes £30 to Member Councils
Speaker Bill Robinson

9.00am - 9.30am


and refreshments

9.30am - 1.00pm

The session will cover

  • 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


1.5 CPD points

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


£30.00 per delegate for Member Councils

£60.00 for non-members

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

Full terms and conditions of registration


Bill Robinson

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.

Experienced Clerk

Bill has a degree in Local Policy from the University of Gloucestershire, which was developed specifically for Local Council Clerks and Councillors. He has experience of delivering training for councils all over the country on behalf of the University of Gloucestershire, and several County Associations.

Valued Tutor

Having completed his degree course and a Masters degree whilst employed on a full-time basis at Marconi plc and acting as a Parish Clerk part-time, Bill understands the time constraints upon Parish and Town Clerks and Councillors.

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