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.

Monday, 16 May 2022

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Held online

Two-part course for Councillors: 16 & 23 May 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, 9 June 2022

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Held online

We've been successfully supporting your clerks for some time at our regular networking mornings. Then at a chairmanship course in October 2019 we were asked to run a networking morning for chairpeople: a forum to talk to others in the same role to sound out ideas and ask us for support. These networking mornings 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!

Friday, 17 June 2022

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The Costessey Centre NR8 5AH

You've been to many meetings in your working life but how are local council meetings different?  Our course provides you with the techniques to structure council meetings professionally and get the best contributions from the meeting participants.

Monday, 27 June 2022

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Held online

Two-part course for Councillors: 27 June & 4 July 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. 

Monday, 4 July 2022

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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. 

Tuesday, 5 July 2022

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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.

Wednesday, 6 July 2022

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Held online

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

Wednesday, 13 July 2022

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Held online

Two-part course for Councillors: 13 & 14 July 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, 14 July 2022

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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!

Thursday, 14 July 2022

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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.

Wednesday, 7 September 2022

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Held online

Two part course taking place on 7 and 14 September 2022 online


You've been to many meetings in your working life but how are local council meetings different?  Our course provides you with the techniques to structure council meetings professionally and get the best contributions from the meeting participants.

Friday, 16 September 2022

Venue:

The Costessey Centre NR8 5AH

Full day course for Councillors


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, 22 September 2022

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Queen's Hills Community Centre, Costessey

Our popular seminar is the opportunity to update yourself on key topics of interest and network with like-minded clerks and councillors.  The day will include sessions led by the Norfolk PTS team and invited speakers, as well as break-out sessions during the afternoon.

Monday, 26 September 2022

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Held online

If you've been a councillor for a while and feel you could benefit from an update on your role, responsibilities and what's new in local government, this course is for you (even if you didn't attend our induction course first). This councillor refresher course explores key topics in detail to help you feel more confident in your role. 

Monday, 26 September 2022

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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.

Friday, 20 January 2023

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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. 

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