TRAINING FOR COUNCILLORS

As a Town or Parish Councillor, it's important to keep up-to-date with the latest legislation and meeting procedures.  You can do this by attending our well-regarded courses and seminars and, if you are a chairperson, our chairs' networking sessions too.

Thursday, 29 September 2022

Venue:

Community Action Norfolk, Signpost House, Dereham NR20 3TL

This course is aimed at helping those responsible for managing play spaces learn how to effectively inspect their play equipment on a regular basis.

Thursday, 29 September 2022

Venue:

Held online

Two-part course for Councillors: 29 September & 6 October 2022


Understanding how Parish and Town Councils work and your role and responsibilities is not easy, particularly if you are new to local government. This induction course explains the legal framework giving you the confidence to take a full part in your Council and make a difference in your local area. 

Friday, 7 October 2022

Venue:

Held online

This informal session is an opportunity for councillors to have their council questions answered and share ideas.

Thursday, 13 October 2022

Venue:

Held online

Many councils either have a finance committee or one or two nominated councillors that assist the Responsible Financial Officer with preparing the budget each Autumn for the following financial year.


If you are new to this process or would like to pick up tips on what's required/what to look for/questions to ask during the budget-setting process, then this course is for you.

Friday, 21 October 2022

Venue:

Held online

Our chairs' networking sessions are a forum to talk to others in the same role to sound out ideas and ask us for support. These informal sessions have received fantastic feedback so if you are a chairperson or vice-chairperson and would like to connect with others with the same role, join us!

Wednesday, 2 November 2022

Venue:

Held online

Two-part course for Councillors: 2 & 9 November 2022


Understanding how Parish and Town Councils work and your role and responsibilities is not easy, particularly if you are new to local government. This induction course explains the legal framework giving you the confidence to take a full part in your Council and make a difference in your local area. 

Wednesday, 9 November 2022

Venue:

Roxley Hall, 66 Yarmouth Road, Thorpe St Andrew NR7 0QF

Parish and Town Councils have a duty and they also have a power! This course explains the complex legal background to allotments and the formalities in running them.  It explains the managing of allotments and the problems which can occur, and how best to deal with them.  Attendees benefit from receiving useful template documents as part of the course.

Thursday, 10 November 2022

Venue:

Held online

This course guides you through the requirements of data protection legislation to ensure that your council is compliant.  Your council needs to manage, review and record how it deals with data protection, along with subject access requests and data breaches.

Monday, 5 December 2022

Venue:

Held online

Two-part course for Councillors: 5 & 12 December 2022


Understanding how Parish and Town Councils work and your role and responsibilities is not easy, particularly if you are new to local government. This induction course explains the legal framework giving you the confidence to take a full part in your Council and make a difference in your local area. 

Thursday, 8 December 2022

Venue:

Held online

Understanding how the planning system operates and routinely considering planning applications are key responsibilities of parish and town councils.  We look at the process from both the parish/town council and district/borough council perspective and how to manage the expectations of the public who are likely to attend our meetings.

Thursday, 12 January 2023

Venue:

Held online

Are you a councillor or clerk who feels you would like to have a better grasp of your council's finances? Local councils spend public money but who specifically controls the finances?  This course gives a comprehensive overview of the council's financial year. 

Friday, 20 January 2023

Venue:

Held online

Every local council must have an internal auditor: someone who is independent of the management of the council and competent to carry out the role.  This role has become significantly more important for ‘exempt’ councils: those with a turnover under £25,000. 

Thursday, 26 January 2023

Venue:

Held online

Two-part course for Councillors: 26 January & 2 February 2023


Understanding how Parish and Town Councils work and your role and responsibilities is not easy, particularly if you are new to local government. This induction course explains the legal framework giving you the confidence to take a full part in your Council and make a difference in your local area. 

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