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.


Thursday, 30 September 2021


Queen's Hills Community Centre, Costessey


Julie King, Luisa Cantera, Sara Campbell


£48 subscribers | £60 non-subscribers - includes refreshments and lunch

Morning: 10 am start

Julie, Luisa and Sara, Norfolk PTS

Standing Orders: read and understand them! Discussing meeting etiquette and reflecting on that infamous Handforth Parish Council meeting

Di Dann, Norfolk PTS

A brief overview of changes to Governance and Accountability 2021

Tracey Allen, Community Action Norfolk

Good Neighbour Schemes – How having a Good Neighbour Scheme can be an asset to your community and how to get one started

David Fowler, Tutor of our planning training course

Planning: How to get your council’s voice heard and dealing with the public when what they have to say isn’t necessarily relevant!

Networking lunch including opportunity to talk to Luisa, Julie and Sara and 'nobble' our speakers


Ally Newbon, Norfolk County Council

Working with local councils to embed restorative ways of working, such as dispute resolution and addressing challenging behaviour

Break-out sessions - you choose your favourite topics, 1 from each session.  We'll split up into smaller working groups to explore relevant topics of interest:

1st break-out session

  • Planning questions: David

  • Your website questions (for current or prospective WIX users): Steve

  • Dispute resolution & restorative approaches: Ally

  • Updating your risk assessments: Julie

  • Welcoming new councillors onto my council: Sara

  • Village hall and charity questions: Clare & Tracey

  • What's involved in being a locum clerk?  Luisa

2nd break-out session

  • Running a village litter pick – what you need to consider: Luisa

  • Freedom of Information: Julie

  • Your website questions (for current or prospective WIX users): Steve

  • Village hall and charity questions: Clare & Tracey

  • Dispute resolution & restorative approaches: Ally

  • Planning questions: David


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 make the booking.

Comments from our last seminar held in March 2020:

First class seminar. Very informative and thought-provoking, also good to network with other clerks. Very good speakers. Excellent lunch and venue. Some real nuggets of information! Excellent and informative. An absolute lifeline! Very good, as always. Taken away thoughts and ideas and practical advice. The advice and information has been invaluable. Great benefit in listening to other councillors, clerks and their experiences. Enjoyable and informative as a new councillor. I now know more than when I arrived. Always good and very useful to keep up to date. Lunch always yummy, thank you for such a great seminar. An excellent seminar, highly informative in an excellent venue. Very clear information. Approachable people delivering content.