Understanding: Finance & Governance

Understanding: Finance & Governance

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

It will also benefit a seasoned Councillor as a refresher on up to date practices.

Event date Tue 23 Jun 2020 18:30
Event Ends Tue 23 Jun 2020 20:00
Registered 11
Registration closes Tue 23 Jun 2020 10:00
Notes £25 to Member Councils
Speaker Kim Bedford
Location WALC Zoom Room
Event Categories Understanding your council

Registration is now closed


6.15 pm

Zoom Meeting Room

will be opened.

6.30 pm - 8.30 pm

The session will include

  • Sources of Information available to you
  • The Law and decisions
  • Where to start?
  • Establishing a Council plan,
  • Consider - resources, skills, costs
  • Setting a budget, what to include?
  • What is the precept?
  • Accountability, active governance and compliance
  • GDPR, Data Protection and Transparency


1 CPD Points

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


£25.00 per delegate for Member Councils

Members will will receive a £15 discount when registering for a third event in the 'Understanding Your Council' series.
(3 sessions for £60.00 total)

Non-member fee £50.00

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
  • due to the low capacity of the course we cannot offer subsidies to larger Councils



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 Zoom account (a free account is fine). please ensure you register for the event in the usual way using the same email address you use for your Zoom account.

A suitable device for attending the session with a speaker, camera and microphone; laptops and tablets are ideal.