WALC Events and Training

 training strategy SMALLERWALC 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.

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, 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 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, 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 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 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 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 Meetings & Events, Council Training
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 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 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 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 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

Notes £30 to members
Speaker Neil Pearce
Location Marston Green Parish Hall
Event Categories Council Training
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 0
Available places 20
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 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 0
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 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 0
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 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 0
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 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 0
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 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 0
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 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 0
Available places 60
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 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 0
Available places 60
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 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 0
Registration closes Wed 3 Jul 2019 9:00
Notes £30 to Member Councils
Speaker Bill Robinson
Location Nether Whitacre Village Hall
Event Categories 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 0
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 Council Training, Warwickshire
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 0
Registration closes Tue 9 Jul 2019 8:00
Notes £30 to Member Councils
Speaker Kim Bedford
Location Lapworth Village Hall
Event Categories 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 0
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 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 28 Sep 2019 9:30
Event Ends Sat 28 Sep 2019 16:30
Registered 0
Available places 33
Registration closes Mon 23 Sep 2019 8:00
Notes £46 to Member Councils
Speaker Kim Bedford & Bill Robinson
Location Ettington Community Centre
Event Categories Council Training, Understanding your council

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.

Event date Sat 5 Oct 2019 9:30
Event Ends Sat 5 Oct 2019 15:00
Registered 0
Available places 31
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 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 19 Oct 2019 9:30
Event Ends Sat 19 Oct 2019 13:00
Registered 0
Registration closes Mon 14 Oct 2019 8:00
Notes £30 to Member Councils
Speaker Bill Robinson
Location The Grange Hall (Southam)
Event Categories 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 0
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 Meetings & Events, 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 0
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 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 0
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 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 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 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 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 7 Mar 2020 9:30
Event Ends Sat 7 Mar 2020 13:30
Registered 31
Available places -1
Registration closes Mon 2 Mar 2020 8:00
Cancel Before Date Sat 8 Sep 2018
Notes £30 to Member Councils
Speaker Neil Pearce
Location Marston Green Parish Hall
Event Categories Council Training

Event full.

CANCELLED: Public Rights of Way
 The role of local councils

Kate Ashbrook will look at Rights of Way, the definitive footpath map and local councils’ role.

Event date Fri 24 Apr 2020 9:30
Event Ends Fri 24 Apr 2020 13:00
Registration closes Mon 20 Apr 2020 8:00
Notes £30 to Member Councils
Speaker Kate Ashbrook
Location Chadwick End Village Hall
Event Categories Council Training
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 Fri 3 Jul 2020 16:00
Event Ends Fri 3 Jul 2020 17:30
Registered 12
Registration closes Fri 3 Jul 2020 8:00
Notes £25 to Member Councils
Speaker Kim Bedford
Location WALC Zoom Room
Event Categories Council Training, Understanding your council

Registration is now closed

Understanding: The Planning System

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

 It will benefit new and seasoned Councillors as an introduction, or refresher on up to date practices.


 Due to the capacity for the event places are limited to 2 per council.

Event date Wed 8 Jul 2020 18:30
Event Ends Wed 8 Jul 2020 20:00
Registered 14
Available places 0
Registration closes Tue 7 Jul 2020 10:00
Notes £25 to Member Councils
Speaker Kim Bedford
Location WALC Zoom Room
Event Categories Council Training, Understanding your council

Event full.

Engaging Your Youth Community

This course will allow you to look at ways your parish council engages with younger members of your community, how effective it is and how you can build on it further.


THIS COURSE WAS ORIGINALLY DUE TO RUN IN APRIL AND WAS POSTPONED DUE TO ILLNESS.

All previous registrations will be carried forward to this date

Event date Thu 16 Jul 2020 18:30
Event Ends Thu 16 Jul 2020 20:30
Registered 18
Registration closes Wed 15 Jul 2020 8:00
Notes £30 to Member Councils
Speaker Cllr James Hughes
Location WALC Zoom Room
Event Categories Council Training

Registration is now closed

Re-opening Your Village Hall

A free one hour Zoom session open to Member Clerks and those who manage community buildings on behalf of Member Councils.

If you are looking to re-open your village hall, Kim Slater will help guide you through this process.

Kim is Chief Executive of Warwickshire Rural Community Council (WRCC), who form part of the ACRE network and are your local Village Hall advisors. Kim is best placed to update you on the latest legislation and answer any questions you might have.

The session will be based on the ACRE Information Sheet, so all participants should have read the document and appendices before attendance.

Please click here to visit WRCC's website for the updated information sheet which will be published in the week commencing Monday, July 20th.


 Due to the capacity for the event places are limited to 2 per Council


Find the latest guidance and information on WRCC's website relevant to running a hall in Warwickshire and Solihull.

For further information about Action with Communities in Rural England (ACRE) and their work with village halls, please visit their website here.

Event date Thu 23 Jul 2020 11:30
Event Ends Thu 23 Jul 2020 12:30
Registered 40
Available places 0
Registration closes Wed 22 Jul 2020 12:00
Notes Free to Member Clerks and Council Officers who manage community buildings
Speaker Kim Slater, WRCC
Location WALC Zoom Room
Event Categories Council Training

Event full.

Understanding: The Planning System

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

 It will benefit new and seasoned Councillors as an introduction, or refresher on up to date practices.


This session is being re-run on 1st October

Event date Wed 5 Aug 2020 18:30
Event Ends Wed 5 Aug 2020 20:00
Registered 13
Available places 1
Registration closes Wed 5 Aug 2020 10:00
Notes Members £25
Speaker Kim Bedford
Location WALC Zoom Room
Event Categories Council Training, Understanding your council

Registration is now closed

BHIB Risk Assessment Webinar

bhib sqRisk Assessments - The Good, The Bad and the Ugly

Have you ever thought “What is the point of risk assessments?” If so, then this is a course for you. With some actual examples of where risk assessments have gone wrong and some where they have saved managers from being charged with Gross Negligent Manslaughter.

Additionally we go through a basic risk assessment and discuss how to do it correctly and then what to do with it.

Event date Tue 18 Aug 2020 10:30
Event Ends Tue 18 Aug 2020 12:00
Registered 33
Available places 0
Registration closes Mon 17 Aug 2020 14:00
Notes Free to Member Councils
Speaker Brian Brookes
Location WALC Zoom Room
Event Categories Council Training

Event full.

Understanding: Purpose, People & Powers

This essential training session aimed at Councillors and Clerks is part of the 'Understanding Your Council' series, and will provide an overview on your Purpose, the People involved and the Powers available to you and the role and responsibilities of a Councillor.

 It will benefit new and seasoned Councillors as an introduction, or refresher on up to date practices.


 Due to the capacity for the event places are limited to 2 per council.

Event date Tue 1 Sep 2020 18:30
Event Ends Tue 1 Sep 2020 20:00
Registered 11
Available places 0
Registration closes Mon 31 Aug 2020 8:00
Notes Members £25
Speaker Gill Lungley
Location WALC Zoom Room
Event Categories Council Training, Understanding your council

Event full.

Understanding: Meetings & Risk

This essential training session aimed at Councillors and Clerks is part of the 'Understanding Your Council' series, and will provide an overview on Parish/Town Council Meetings and the Management of Risk and the role and responsibilities of a Councillor.

 It will benefit new and seasoned Councillors as an introduction, or refresher on up to date practices.


 Due to the capacity for the event places are limited to 2 per council.

Event date Thu 10 Sep 2020 18:30
Event Ends Thu 10 Sep 2020 20:00
Registered 15
Available places -1
Registration closes Wed 9 Sep 2020 8:00
Notes Members £25
Speaker Gill Lungley
Location WALC Zoom Room
Event Categories Council Training, Understanding your council

Event full.

CANCELLED: Understanding: Finance & Governance

THIS COURSE WILL BE RUN ON 7th OCTOBER 2020

See Understanding: Finance & Governance

Event date Tue 22 Sep 2020 18:30
Event Ends Tue 22 Sep 2020 20:00
Registration closes Tue 22 Sep 2020 10:00
Notes Cancelled - see 7 Oct
Speaker Kim Bedford
Location WALC Zoom Room
Event Categories Council Training, Understanding your council
Understanding: The Planning System

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

 It will benefit new and seasoned Councillors as an introduction, or refresher on up to date practices.


 Due to the capacity for the event places are limited to 2 per council.

Event date Thu 1 Oct 2020 18:30
Event Ends Thu 1 Oct 2020 20:00
Registered 13
Available places 0
Registration closes Wed 30 Sep 2020 10:00
Notes This course is full and will be rerun early 2021
Speaker Kim Bedford
Location WALC Zoom Room
Event Categories Council Training, Understanding your council

Event full.

Chairmanship Skills - 3rd October & 7th November

Explore Chairmanship skills over two Zoom sessions.  Please see full details of each session below.

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.

Notes Course full - see 17 November
Speaker Kim Bedford
Location WALC Zoom Room
Event Categories Council Training
Understanding: Finance & Governance
It’s been a tough time for Councils this year!  Now is the time to make sure you have the funds to support your community, whilst ensuring financial control and good governance.

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

 It will benefit new and seasoned Councillors as an introduction, or refresher on up to date practices.

Event date Wed 7 Oct 2020 16:00
Event Ends Wed 7 Oct 2020 17:30
Registered 10
Available places 0
Registration closes Tue 6 Oct 2020 8:00
Notes Members £25
Speaker Kim Bedford
Location WALC Zoom Room
Event Categories Council Training, Understanding your council

Event full.

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 24 Oct 2020 9:30
Event Ends Sat 24 Oct 2020 13:30
Registered 11
Available places 4
Registration closes Thu 22 Oct 2020 8:00
Cancel Before Date Fri 5 Oct 2018
Notes £30 to Member Councils
Speaker Gill Lungley
Location WALC Zoom Room
Event Categories Council Training

Registration is now closed

Putting Your Council on Facebook

We will guide you through the process of creating a Facebook profile and page, posting to and administering the page, finding and engaging with followers, and liking and engaging with other organisations’ pages. We will also work through the process of setting up and administering a Facebook Group.

Event date Tue 3 Nov 2020 16:30
Event Ends Tue 3 Nov 2020 18:30
Registered 16
Available places 0
Registration closes Mon 2 Nov 2020 8:00
Notes £25 to Member Councils
Speaker James Hughes
Location WALC Zoom Room
Event Categories Council Training

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Responding to Planning Applications : 4th & 11th November

Over two Zoom sessions we will explore the different types of planning applications, what those applications include and how best to respond to them. 

If you have recently attended our 'Understanding the Planning Process' session and want more indepth knowledge then these sessions are ideal.

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

Notes £50 to Member Councils
Speaker Neil Pearce
Location WALC Zoom Room
Event Categories Council Training
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