"Off To A Flying Start"

"Off To A Flying Start"

An Introduction for New Councillors

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, its statutory duties and powers.

Registration will be required to attend and will open prior to the election date in May.

Event date Thu 18 May 2023 19:00
Event Ends Thu 18 May 2023 20:30
Registered 24
Available places 36
Registration closes Wed 17 May 2023 8:00
Notes £30 to Members (unless subsidised)
Speaker Gill Lungley
Location WALC Zoom Room
Event Categories Flying Start 2023, Council Training

Registration is now closed

7.00 - 8.30 pm

The course will cover

  • The Council’s purpose
  • What the law allows you to do under the Local Government Act 1972
  • The role of a Parish Councillor and your responsibilities to all people within the Parish
  • Your other areas of responsibility, such as running local services, deciding on how much to raise by way of a precept to run those services, improving the quality of life and the environment in the local area, working to identify issues which are important to the lives of the residents you represent, working to bring about improvements through local projects and deciding Council policy
  • Preparing for external audit and completing the Annual Return


1 CPD Points

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


£30.00 for Member Councils

Non-member fee £60.00

These introduction sessions for new Councillors are subsidised by the following councils:

  • Rugby Borough Council
  • Stratford-on-Avon District Council
  • Warwick District Council

Member Councillors and Clerks within these areas will not be charged, Members from other areas will be charged £30.00 per delegate.



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.

Gill Lungley

Clerk and WALC Tutor

Gill has been involved with local councils since the early 1990’s first as a parish councillor and then as the clerk to a variety of parish councils across Worcestershire, where she currently works part-time. Gill holds a BA (Hons) in Business Studies and has achieved the Cert HE in Local Policy Studies (the forerunner to today’s CiLCA qualification) from Cheltenham and Gloucester College. Ongoing CPD has seen her gain the CiLCA 2012 additional requirement so that her councils are able to adopt the General Power of Competence, where eligible. Having worked alongside various trainers for WorcestershireCALC Gill added to her qualifications with PTLLS (Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector) to support her in the delivery of her informative training sessions.