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|
|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, Specialist Council Training|
1.WALC CONFERENCE 2019 PROGRAMME.pdf
4.1.2019 AGM agenda and papers.pdf
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Introduction by Mr I. Prosser, President of WALC
Keynote Speaker: The Bishop of Coventry
Shaping cultures of hope for the good of all: church and local government working together for Warwickshire and the West Midlands
In his address, Bishop Christopher will explain how and why the Church of England seeks to be a Christian presence in every community and what that means for the good of the whole community.
Warwickshire County Council Assistant Director Business and Customer Services
Connecting Communities - Warwickshire County Council and Parish Councils Working Together
an opportunity for networking and to visit trade stands
and an opportunity for networking and to visit trade stands
The afternoon sessions are free to all members
To be facilitated by Howard Davis
Hopefully a stimulating discussion of value to all Parish Councils which will encourage contributions from the floor.
Marie Darwen, Stratford on Avon District Council
£60 to Members
£30 County Committee
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Free parking will be available in the Cape Road staff car park
Diocese of Coventry, Church of England
CHRISTOPHER COCKSWORTH, Bishop of Coventry, read Theology at the University of Manchester. After teaching Religious Studies and Economics in secondary education, he trained for ordination and pursued doctoral studies. Bishop Christopher has served in parochial and chaplaincy ministry and in theological education, latterly as Principal of Ridley Hall, Cambridge. In 2010, he was awarded an honorary degree of Doctor of Divinity by the University of London for his services to education. Bishop Christopher has written several books and articles in the area of Christian theology and worship. Bishop Christopher is Chair of the Faith and Order Commission of the Church of England and in 2017 was appointed Chair of the Co-ordinating Group for the Episcopal Teaching Document on Marriage and Human Sexuality. He entered the House of Lords in January 2013 where he contributes on international matters, education and ethics of beginning and end of life; he also seeks to give voice to life on the ground in Coventry and Warwickshire.
Warwickshire County Council
Kushal Birla is Assistant Director for Business and Customer Services at Warwickshire County Council. In this role she has strategic responsibility for a range of services including Localities and Partnerships, Customer Feedback, Library Service, Heritage and Culture Service, Registration of Births, Deaths and Marriages Service, Customer Service Centre, One Stop Shops, Family Information Service and Business Support Services. Previous to this role Kushal was Head of the Library Service and Assistant Chief Trading Standards Officer for Warwickshire County Council. Her current role requires her to work proactively and collaboratively with elected members, colleagues and partners to ensure the authority is delivering excellent modernised services for residents and customers.
National Association of Local Councils
Jane has more than 10 years' post qualification experience at NALC and leads the four solicitor NALC legal team. Jane advises client member councils on a wide variety of legal issues including information law, employment law, land law, charity law and constitutional matters. Jane and the NALC legal team are also responsible for publishing bespoke guidance on subjects such as GDPR, disciplinary and grievance procedures and Model Standing Orders as well as producing a well-received bi-monthly legal update bulletin and delivering legal training to members countrywide.
DCK Accounting Solutions
Qualifying in 1969 Derek has specialized in council accounting since 1996. Highly experienced in advising Towns and Parish’s on various accounting matters, frequently attending council’s to run training courses and to also provide presentations to councillors. Respected on the circuit at seminars for clerks and councillors for accounting issues; Derek is now NALC National Accounts and Audit Adviser.
Formally Principal Adviser for the LGA
Before choosing to take Voluntary Redundancy in July 2015, Howard was the Principal Adviser (Regional Director equivalent) for the Local Government Association (LGA) in the West Midlands. In a similar role, he had also covered both the South West and the North West.
He is a former local authority Chief Executive, is a Chartered Engineer and a member of the Institute of Civil Engineers. His work for the LGA included working in partnership with other agencies to ensure a coordinated approach to improvement within the region (he was a board member of IEWM, Improvement and Efficiency West Midlands).