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Being An Effective Councillor - FULLY BOOKED

Tue, 28 Jan 2020 09:30

One day intensive course
£60 + VAT
9.30am - 3.30pm

Covers roles and responsibilities, getting things done for your community, procedures and law, working with your Clerk, planning, budgeting and finance.

Being An Effective Councillor - FULLY BOOKED

Thu, 30 Jan 2020 09:30

One day intensive course
£60 + VAT
9.30am - 3.30pm

Carrowbreck House, Hellesdon

Covers roles and responsibilities, getting things done for your community, procedures and law, working with your Clerk, planning, budgeting and finance.

Law & Good Practice of Local Council Meetings - FULLY BOOKED

Tue, 11 Feb 2020 10:00

£60 + VAT includes lunch
1.5 CPD
Carrowbreck House

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.

Data Protection Essentials for Parish Clerks and Councillors

Wed, 12 Feb 2020 10:00

£30 + VAT
Carrowbreck House, Hellesdon

This two hour course will introduce or refresh parish clerks and councillors on the essential and relevant features of data protection law. It will cover the key aspects of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the Freedom of Information (FoI) Act 2000 and the Data Protection Act (DPA) 2018. Not only will attendees learn how to relate to the legislation with practical examples but they will also benefit from understanding how their personal data should be managed by others. Time will be set aside by the tutor to answer specific questions relating to particular circumstances or, if preferred, during separate one-to-one sessions immediately after the course has finished. Delegates will take away a certificate of attendance, a copy of the course slides, pointers to on-line training options and a basic guide to privacy notices and a data protection policy.

Your tutor is Phil Brown who is a data protection practitioner that has been providing advice and support to a variety of businesses across the region since September 2017. Having served as a councillor in his local parish in North Norfolk, Phil understands thoroughly the data protection related expectations placed on parish and town councils. This means he is ideally placed to deliver the most relevant information and offer a pragmatic approach to meet the every day needs of a parish clerk and councillors alike.

Inspection of Play Area Equipment

Inspection of Play Area Equipment

Wed, 19 Feb 2020 09:30

How do you ensure your play equipment is safe?

Do you know how to carry out best practice inspections of your play area equipment? On this session you will:

  • Learn: To carry out safety checks and how to record them to demonstrate your commitment to maintaining safe opportunities for children to play creatively.
  • Receive: Template documents and all the latest good practice guidance.
  • Take part: In a practical assessment of a local facility.

Session takes place on: 19 February from 9.30am in Dereham.

£40 for CAN Members or £60 for CAN non-members

To book places please email

CiLCA Training - Session Four

CiLCA Training - Session Four

Wed, 19 Feb 2020 10:00

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

Neighbourhood Plan Awareness Session for Parish Councils

Wed, 19 Feb 2020 16:00

£30 + VAT for one place or £50 + VAT for two places from the same Council
Carrowbreck House, Hellesdon

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.

CAPALC - Health & Safety Training Course

CAPALC - Health & Safety Training Course

Thu, 20 Feb 2020 09:00

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Association of Local Councils Training Course

Health and Safety Training Course
Health and Safety in the Modern Workplace

Millennium Sports Facility, Huntingdon

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