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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:

Tuesday, 21 March 2023

Venue:

Queen's Hills Community Centre, Costessey

Tutor:

Julie King, Luisa Cantera, Sara Campbell, Di Dann

Cost:

£54 subscribers | £67.50 non-subscribers including lunch and refreshments

Morning:

Julie King, Luisa Cantera and Sara Campbell, Norfolk PTS

The Annual Parish Council Meeting in May: what's different in 2023?


Tom Townsend, Archivist at the Norfolk Record Office

The work of the Norfolk Record Office, its role in preserving Norfolk’s parish and town council records, dos and don’ts in storing important records, and how and when to take in your council’s precious records to the NRO


Gemma Harrison, Holt Town Clerk and ex-Public Rights of Way Officer

Public Rights of Way: what are they and what are our responsibilities? Gemma will explain the legislation, whose responsibility they are, how councils can help, and share common issues


Sue Lake and Pat Prekopp, Town Clerk and Councillor, Aylsham Town Council

Why Alysham Town Council recently declared a climate change emergency in the town. Sue and Pat will share their experiences of their journey so far: the positives and the negatives


Afternoon:

HR speaker (name to be confirmed)

The importance of communication and appraisal, regardless of the size of your council


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


1st break-out sessions

  • Is your council ready for the elections? Julie King

  • Allotments Q&A: Di Dann

  • Essential policies and when to review: Sara Campbell

  • Wix websites: Steve Jackman

  • Village hall and charity questions answered: Clare Fiander*

  • Microsoft Office tips: Helen Fooks**

  • HR best practice: to be confirmed

  • Reviewing neighbourhood planning policies: David Fowler


2nd break-out sessions

  • Keeping yourself up to date: Luisa Cantera

  • General Power of Competence: Julie King

  • Internal audit Q&A: Di Dann

  • Wix websites: Steve Jackman

  • Village hall and charity questions answered: Clare Fiander*

  • Microsoft Office tips: Helen Fooks**

  • HR Q&A: Jane Rodger

  • Planning Q&A: David Fowler


*Clare Fiander works for Community Action Norfolk

**Helen Fooks is our IT trainer

Notes:

We'll send you joining instructions around a week before the seminar 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 September 2022:

It was very enjoyable and inspiring to see some of the productive work other parish councils are doing to promote their communities well-being.

10/10 the lunch was good except it disappeared quickly!

Very interesting, well organised and informative. Thank you.

Interesting and enjoyable.

Informative, it was nice to interact with other clerks and hear the issues they are facing: excellent.

Great day, I came away with a lot of useful information to pass onto my Council.

Very interesting and engaging especially around the new model code of conduct.

A well organised day, very informative.

Very educational and enlightening.

An excellent networking opportunity. Speakers were very engaging. Relaxed style of the day worked well.

Really good, great to catch up and pick up tips.

Very beneficial and covered numerous topics.

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