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TRAINING FOR NEW CLERKS

As a new Clerk we recommend that you attend our 'Essential Four': our Induction course, Budgeting (held in Autumn), End of Year Finance (held in Spring) and Clerks' Networking events.  Then take a look at courses for Improving and Experienced Clerks to see what else is available to you as you settle into your role.

Thursday, 13 June 2024

Venue:

Held online

This 2 hour information session is designed to help you find out about the CiLCA qualification and work out whether you are ready to take the course with us in September 2024.

Thursday, 20 June 2024

Venue:

Held online

Taking on the role of Parish Clerk can be daunting, particularly without prior experience and little opportunity for a full handover.  We'll share practical tips and key documents so that you can hit the ground running.


This is a three-part induction course held over three evenings.

Wednesday, 26 June 2024

Venue:

Held online

Could your agendas or minutes benefit from a refresh? Do you always know what to include or what to leave out? How about meetings, when should you chip in and where does your involvement end? This course will help with all of these and more.

Friday, 28 June 2024

Venue:

Black Barn Farm, Norwich Road, Salhouse, NR13 6QG

We know that many clerks work in isolation and sometimes feel they need to talk to other clerks to share ideas particularly during these challenging times.  Join in with our popular clerks' networking mornings, we think you'll find it a good use of your time.

Friday, 28 June 2024

Venue:

The Costessey Centre NR8 5AH

Clerking is the same whatever size of council you work for?  Well, yes and no!  There are particular challenges and tasks that clerks to larger councils encounter so this is why we want to get clerks together who work for larger councils (towns and larger parishes).  Join us to discuss and share ideas over tea and cake.

Tuesday, 2 July 2024

Venue:

The Market Cross Cafe, 15 Market Place, Swaffham PE37 7AB

We know that many clerks work in isolation and sometimes feel they need to talk to other clerks to share ideas particularly during these challenging times.  Join in with our popular clerks' networking mornings, we think you'll find it a good use of your time.

Tuesday, 2 July 2024

Venue:

The Downham Home & Garden Store, Stonecross Lane, Bexwell, Downham Market PE38 0AD

We know that many clerks work in isolation and sometimes feel they need to talk to other clerks to share ideas particularly during these challenging times.  Join in with our popular clerks' networking mornings, we think you'll find it a good use of your time.

Wednesday, 3 July 2024

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.

Tuesday, 9 July 2024

Venue:

Held online

Town and Parish Councils are subject to the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) and anyone can make a request. Most are straightforward but occasionally they prove to be complex and time consuming to answer. 


Although the course is primarily aimed at clerks, it will also benefit interested councillors, especially those on a relevant committee.

Friday, 12 July 2024

Venue:

Pensthorpe Café, near Fakenham NR21 0LN

We know that many clerks work in isolation and sometimes feel they need to talk to other clerks to share ideas particularly during these challenging times.  Join in with our popular clerks' networking sessions, we think you'll find it a good use of your time.

Thursday, 18 July 2024

Venue:

Hosted as an online session

Parish Online is an essential tool for simply viewing and printing maps, all the way to storing asset registers, producing neighbourhood plans and engaging with the public. This makes councils more efficient and resilient, ultimately resulting in better services for the public.


Do you currently use Parish Online Mapping but don't fully understand it or have questions that you would like to ask? Have you thought about signing up but would like to know more before committing? Would you like to know more about how it works and what it can do? Then, this session is for you.

Friday, 19 July 2024

Venue:

Breckland Lodge, Attleborough

We know that many clerks work in isolation and sometimes feel they need to talk to other clerks to share ideas particularly during these challenging times.  Join in with our popular clerks' networking mornings, we think you'll find it a good use of your time.

Friday, 18 October 2024

Venue:

Queen's Hills Community Centre

Our autumn Seminar is the perfect opportunity to update yourself on topics relevant to parish and town councils and network with clerks and councillors.


The day includes sessions led by the Norfolk PTS team and invited speakers, as well as break-out sessions during the afternoon.


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