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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.

Wednesday, 1 February 2023

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 to be held on Wednesday evenings 18 & 25 January & 1 February 2023. Contact us even if these dates don't work for you as we will be looking to book further dates.

Thursday, 2 February 2023

Venue:

Held online

This two-part course is recommended for new Clerks with financial responsibilities. We'll provide clear guidance through the year-end finance process with lots of opportunity for questions in an informal setting. The tutor is an experienced Clerk with many years of successfully managing council finances.

Tuesday, 7 February 2023

Venue:

Held online

This two-part course is recommended for new Clerks with financial responsibilities. We'll provide clear guidance through the year-end finance process with lots of opportunity for questions in an informal setting. The tutor is an experienced Clerk with many years of successfully managing council finances.

Tuesday, 7 February 2023

Venue:

Breckland Lodge (just off A11), London Road, Attleborough NR17 1AY

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.

Thursday, 9 February 2023

Venue:

Held online

Parish and Town Councillors are elected once every four years with the next elections in Norfolk planned for Thursday 4 May 2023.


This course explains the elections process from encouraging public interest to inducting new councillors after the election.

Friday, 10 February 2023

Venue:

Held online

Parish and Town Councillors are elected once every four years with the next elections in Norfolk planned for Thursday 4 May 2023.


This course explains the elections process from encouraging public interest to inducting new councillors after the election.

Friday, 24 February 2023

Venue:

The George Hotel, Swaffham PE37 7LJ

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, 24 February 2023

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.

Tuesday, 28 February 2023

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.

Wednesday, 1 March 2023

Venue:

Held online

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, 10 March 2023

Venue:

The Sugarbeat, Swainsthorpe, Norwich NR14 8PU

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, 10 March 2023

Venue:

The Costessey Centre, Longwater Lane, Costessey near Norwich 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 for free at our first session to discuss and share ideas over tea and cake.

Wednesday, 15 March 2023

Venue:

Woodgate Nursery, Aylsham NR11 6UH

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.

Thursday, 16 March 2023

Venue:

Held online

You'll be taken step-by-step through the process of preparing a Neighbourhood Plan for your parish. We'll look at the advantages of having a Neighbourhood Plan, the stages for producing a plan, and the time and resource commitment required.  This course includes a case study example of a Norfolk village Neighbourhood Plan – what has worked and what hasn’t.

Friday, 17 March 2023

Venue:

B-24 Café, 18 Wendover Road, Rackheath Industrial Estate, NR13 6LH

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.

Monday, 20 March 2023

Venue:

The Costessey Centre, Longwater Lane, Costessey near Norwich NR8 5AH

In this session you will learn Word shortcuts and tips which will make it easier to produce documents, and cut down on the time spent formatting.

Monday, 20 March 2023

Venue:

The Costessey Centre, Longwater Lane, Costessey near Norwich NR8 5AH

In this session you will learn Excel shortcuts and tips.  We will explain how Excel thinks and why sometimes it doesn’t do what you want it to!

Tuesday, 21 March 2023

Venue:

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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