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.

Wednesday, 24 November 2021

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Held online

Two-part course: 24 November and 1 December


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 December 2021

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Held online

We've been supporting clerks and chairpeople at our regular networking mornings for some time and recently were asked, "what about councillors?"  This informal session is for councillors who want to understand their role better and to ask/share ideas.

Friday, 14 January 2022

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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. 

Monday, 24 January 2022

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Held online

Two-part course on consecutive Mondays: 24 & 31 January


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, 26 January 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.

Thursday, 10 February 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, let us know.

Thursday, 17 March 2022

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The Costessey Centre, Costessey

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.

Monday, 21 March 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. 

Thursday, 31 March 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.

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