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.

Tuesday, 7 September 2021

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Held online

Two-part course on consecutive days: 7 & 8 September


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, 13 September 2021

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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, 16 September 2021

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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, 22 September 2021

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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.

Wednesday, 22 September 2021

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Held online

Two-part course on consecutive Wednesday evenings: 22 & 29 September


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, 23 September 2021

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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, 30 September 2021

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Queen's Hills Community Centre, Costessey

It's back!  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.

Thursday, 7 October 2021

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Held online

This is a two part course taking place online on 7 & 8 October 2021 from 10 am - 12 pm


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, 18 October 2021

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Held online

Many councils either have a finance committee or one or two nominated councillors that assist the Responsible Financial Officer (RFO) with preparing the budget.


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.

Tuesday, 26 October 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, 5 November 2021

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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, 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. 

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