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Neighbourhood Plan Awareness Session for Parish Councils

Tue, 29 Oct 2019 19:00

7pm – 9pm
£30 + VAT for one place or £50 + VAT for two places from the same Council

Neighbourhood Plans can give communities more control over the type, location, size, pace and design of development in their area. This workshop is aimed at Parish Councils who are considering producing a Neighbourhood Plan but need some practical support and guidance to get started from someone who has been through the process.

Many smaller Parish Councils have considered a Neighbourhood Plan but feel that they don't know where to start, or don't have the skills or funds to embark on a Plan. This session will help you to feel that it is possible for you to produce a plan, which doesn't need to be complicated or expensive, and how we can help with this by a series of workshops to support you through the whole process. The session will include:

· The benefits of having a Neighbourhood Plan.

· Provide details of an adopted Plan and how this has impacted on the village.

· Outline the process for producing a Plan.

· Give details of the practical support available through a series of workshops.

· Grants and other support available.

Charitable Trusts and Parish Councils- FULLY BOOKED

Tue, 05 Nov 2019 10:00

1.5 CPD Points
£40 + VAT
10am-1pm

If your parish council is involved in a charitable trust in your parish, this training session could be for you.

Your council (or councillors) could be managing, holding, custodian or sole

trustee (s). This session will explain the difference between the types of trusteeship and the roles and responsibilities that accompany each kind.

It will also cover:

  • The definition of a charity
  • Governing documents
  • Incorporation·Liability
  • Some myth busting around parish councils' duties towards charities.

There will be an opportunity to book a 30-minute one-to-one meeting after the training to discuss your individual situation.

Charlotte Stannard is a charities expert and parish clerk, who is currently employed in a senior role by a London-based charity and previously worked for Community Action Norfolk (CAN) for seven years.

Chairman Leadership Skills - Refresher Day

Wed, 06 Nov 2019 09:30

£65 + VAT
9.30am - 3.30pm
Wereham Village Hall

A refresher day covering the key elements of being a local Council Chairman; leadership, legal powers and duties, public relations, managing council meetings, facilitation, ethical standards and being a good employer.

Clerk Networking Session

Tue, 12 Nov 2019 10:15

Reepham Town Hall

An opportunity for local Town and Parish Clerks (only) to meet and discuss topical matters. This is an ideal opportunity to engage with neighbouring Council Clerks and explore ways of approaching matters that might have commonality across borders.

Sessions are 10.15am to noon and are free to attend, but must be booked in advance via our booking system.

Law & Good Practice of Local Council Meetings

Wed, 13 Nov 2019 10:00

10am-2.30pm
£60 + VAT includes lunch
1.5 CPD
Wereham Village Hall

A new Norfolk ALC training course which looks at good meeting law and practice, examines the changing role of clerks and councillors in a digital age and challenges more traditional council committee structures to improve management and delivery of local council services, community consultation and feedback and making representations in more effective ways.

Course tutor, Alan Fairchild MBE, FSLCC is former town clerk and responsible financial officer with over 40 experience working in Norfolk and as a national representative on Government advisory and regulatory bodies.

CiLCA Training - Session Four

Mon, 18 Nov 2019 10:00

10am-1pm
Carrowbreck House, Hellesdon

The six sessions make up the full training course and are designed to support your portfolio submission by instalment or at the end of the course.

CiLCA is a Level 3 qualification for local council Clerks and other officers, assessed through submission of an extensive portfolio of evidence. It is also a requirement for the purposes of the Local Council Award Scheme (Quality and Quality Gold) and eligibility for the council to use the general power of competence.

This training course will take you through each of the 30 learning outcomes. It will also explain how to compile your portfolio, involve your Council, and strengthen your knowledge as a practitioner.

For this year only, eligible Clerks across Norfolk will qualify for a 50% reduction in both our tuition/ support fees of £300 and the SLCC registration fees of £350. This will brings the cost down from £650 to £325. Non-members of the Norfolk Association may still qualify for a discount, but please contact us to discuss.

17 July, 18 September, 16 October, 18 November,
18 December, 15 January 2020. (no session in August).

Clerk Networking Session

Tue, 19 Nov 2019 10:15

Diss Town Council

An opportunity for local Town and Parish Clerks (only) to meet and discuss topical matters. This is an ideal opportunity to engage with neighbouring Council Clerks and explore ways of approaching matters that might have commonality across borders.

Sessions are 10.15am to noon and are free to attend, but must be booked in advance via our booking system.

Norfolk ALC Annual General Meeting

Wed, 20 Nov 2019 18:00

Norfolk ALC Annual General Meeting

Documents:
Norfolk ALC AGM Agenda - 20 November 2019 (PDF, 140 Kb)

Role of the Clerk - Day One

Thu, 21 Nov 2019 09:30

Two day intensive course
£110 + VAT
9.30am - 3.30pm
Carrowbreck House, Hellesdon

This new and improved detailed course covers your role, the role of the Council and the Councillors as well as powers and duties, standing orders, meetings, finance, information management, planning, elections, casual vacancies and co-option and much more.

Day Two - 28 November 2019

CiLCA Training - Session Two

Wed, 27 Nov 2019 10:00

10am-1pm
Carrowbreck House, Hellesdon

The six sessions make up the full training course and are designed to support your portfolio submission by instalment or at the end of the course.

CiLCA is a Level 3 qualification for local council Clerks and other officers, assessed through submission of an extensive portfolio of evidence. It is also a requirement for the purposes of the Local Council Award Scheme (Quality and Quality Gold) and eligibility for the council to use the general power of competence.

This training course will take you through each of the 30 learning outcomes. It will also explain how to compile your portfolio, involve your Council, and strengthen your knowledge as a practitioner.

23 October, 27 November, no December, 22 January 2020, 19 February, 19 March, 15 April

Role of the Clerk - Day Two

Thu, 28 Nov 2019 09:30

Two day intensive course
£110 + VAT
9.30am - 3.30pm
Carrowbreck House, Hellesdon

This new and improved detailed course covers your role, the role of the Council and the Councillors as well as powers and duties, standing orders, meetings, finance, information management, planning, elections, casual vacancies and co-option and much more.

Day One - 21 November 2019