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We are a team of experienced tutors who are also practising clerks.  One of our tutors can deliver a tailored course at a venue local to you or online. Sessions usually last 2-2.5 hours starting at a time to suit your attendees.


For a general induction/refresher session, select a maximum of six out of the eleven topics listed or let us know if there's something else you'd like us to cover:

  • Background to Local Councils (including all tiers of local government)

  • Roles and responsibilities – Clerk/RFO, Councillors, The Corporate Body, Chairperson, the Council as an employer

  • Powers and duties

  • Meetings (including voting and public participation), minutes and agendas

  • The two annual meetings, elections and co-option

  • Governance and financial management (including transparency rules if relevant)

  • Risk management and insurance

  • Planning overview

  • Data Protection

  • Freedom of Information

  • The Code of Conduct 


Alternatively we can offer sessions covering specific topis in more details such as Ethics and the Code of Conduct, Developing a Strategy for the Council, Planning, Data Protection and Finance.

We find that these sessions can be hugely beneficial in giving councillors and staff the opportunity to receive training together, tailored to your council’s needs, and allows the time to discuss topics in a relaxed environment.

Contact us for further information and we'll send you a formal quotation.

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"Very informative, the event exceeded the stated aims. Julie was very flexible and geared the session for our own needs. Thank you for an excellent presentation."

Overstrand Parish Council

"engaging, entertaining and informative"

Witton and Ridlington Parish Council


"Exceeded expectations and enjoyable."

Downham Market Town Council

"The best one I've been to!"

Upwell Parish Council

"Engaged my councillors and made them think. Definitely one to host regularly – see you again after the 2023 elections!”

Old Catton Parish Council

"It was a very informative evening, which gave us a good insight as to areas that need improving."

Winfarthing Parish Council

"The training was exactly what I needed and very thought-provoking." "Brilliant!"

Welney Parish Council

"Really informative and helpful."

North Walsham Town Council

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