THE ESSENTIAL UPDATE SEMINAR

Time:

10 am - 3 pm

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.

Date:

Thursday, 22 September 2022

Venue:

Queen's Hills Community Centre, Costessey

Tutor:

Julie King, Luisa Cantera, Sara Campbell, Di Dann

Cost:

£52 subscribers | £65 non-subscribers including lunch and refreshments

Morning:

Julie King, Luisa Cantera and Sara Campbell, Norfolk PTS

Determining the budget for 2023-24: Given the cost of living crisis and pressures on local councils to keep the precept low, how will your council address this difficult period?


Pete Daniel, Stronger Communities Officer at Norfolk County Council

What happens when a travellers' encampment arrives in your parish?  Pete will explain who to contact and powers available to local councils


Emma Hodds and Linda Mockford, South Norfolk & Broadland District Council

Update on the new Code of Conduct since the March seminar – Should we adopt the Local Government Association’s model?


Doreen Joy, Clerk to Mundesley Parish Council

How Mundesley Parish Council is helping its community by setting up a 'Warm Winter Hub'


Afternoon:

Tracey Allen, Community Action Norfolk

Demystifying the sometimes complicated relationships between local councils and parish charities


Break-out sessions – sign up for your favourite topics, 1 from each session


1st break-out sessions

  • Reserves - how much is too much? Julie King

  • Finance - common errors found by an internal auditor: Di Dann

  • Attracting new councillors for May 2023: Sara Campbell

  • WIX websites for current and prospective users: Steve Jackman

  • Village hall and charity questions answered: Clare Fiander & Tracey Allen from Community Action Norfolk


2nd break-out sessions

  • Tips for avoiding external scams/fraud: Luisa Cantera

  • Transparency - are we doing it right? Julie King

  • Planning Christmas events: Di Dann

  • Website accessibility tips: Steve Jackman

  • Village hall and charity questions answered: Clare Fiander & Tracey Allen from Community Action Norfolk

Notes:

We'll send you joining instructions a week before the session is due to be held.  It would be helpful to know if you have any dietary requirements when you book.

Comments from our last seminar held in March 2022:

Gives a real boost, realistic ideas, great to connect with other councillors and clerks.

Amazing as always, very informative. Don't think I will ever stop learning in this role. Thank you ladies...see you next time.

Very helpful and informative as usual.

I have been to local council seminars and meetings in the past which have been both dull and have, on occasion, disregarded the needs of of smaller councils. Yours overturned my opinion of council organisations and I was energised as well as informed by the meeting. Thank you.

It was brilliant; I always learn so much and to have the opportunity to have two further training/update sessions, was amazing.

It was a successful seminar along with an excellent lunch and very good speakers giving us a lot to go back to our Councils with ideas and suggestions.

Seminar was great as usual. Would of liked a bit more time of topics especially the Monitoring Officers as this was very helpful but too short. Gained a great deal of information from the topics covered especially the Jubilee and Grants.

I found it very useful and will be recommending the next one to fellow councillors.

I enjoyed the seminar and nice to see everyone face to face. Would have like more time on the code of conduct etc time for questions would have made the seminar 100%.

Just quite brilliant!

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