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10 am - 3 pm

Our Spring 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.


Thursday, 21 March 2024


Queen's Hills Community Centre


Julie King, Sara Campbell, Laura Apps-Green, Di Dann


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

Speakers for the day:

Laura Apps-Green & Julie King, Norfolk PTS
How to be successful with grant funding.

David Fowler, Planning Tutor and retired Planning Assistant Director
Managing your relationship with developers.  Having an effective protocol in place to ensure that your community gets the benefit of development.

Kate Filby, Parish Clerk, Harling Parish Council
Community awards, what they do in Harling and the advantages they bring.

Derek Sim, Resilience Officer, Norfolk County Council
Community resilience - How do I fit in?

Colin Studholme, former Director of Gloucester Wildlife Trust & 
Simon Lee, Former CEO of Wimbledon Common 
Back by popular demand! Writing your biodiversity action plan.

Plus you can attend two of these break-out sessions:

  • What to expect from your Internal Auditor

  • How to mitigate risk

  • Policies - what we should and must have

  • Year-end - panic not!

  • Obtaining grants Q&A

  • Martyn's Law & village hall/charity questions answered

  • Planning Q&A

  • Harling Awards Q&A

  • Biodiversity & green space Q&A

  • Emergency planning Q&A


We'll send you joining instructions around a week before the seminar is due to be held.

Lunch and refreshments are included in the seminar fee so please let us know if you have any dietary requirements.

Comments from our last seminar held in October 2023:

Amazing and interesting seminar, with brilliant speakers and topics. I always come away with loads of new information and leave with a new found enthusiasm ready to implement what I have learnt and share with my councils.

Great day of learning and networking.

Very good as usual.

Was really enjoyable and interesting day, would definitely recommend.

Excellent covered all subjects in depth and gave us a clearer knowledge.

Very informative and great to hear how other Councils are fairing.


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