Understanding Your Parish or Town Council (Parts 1&2)

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
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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

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9.00am - 9.30am


and refreshments

9.30am - 12.45pm

Finance, Planning and Community

  • Preparing a business strategy
  • Setting a Budget
  • Influences and pressures on the precept
  • Managing resources
  • Three elements of audit and the Councillors' roles
  • The Transparency Code for the different size councils.
  • Grants available for the smaller councils to help with transparency
  • The role of Internal Checker
  • The Independent Auditor - appointment and responsibilities
  • The audit regime for 2018/19
  • An overview of the planning process
  • Working with the community, volunteer involvement and obtaining a remit for projects

12.45 pm - 1.15 pm


A cold buffet lunch will be provided

1.15 pm - 4.30 pm

Council Meetings and the Law

  • 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


3 CPD points

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


£46 per delegate to member councils

£92.00 per delegate for non-member councils these fees are low compared with other county associations and training providers

Help with delegates 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

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