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Broadcasting your council meeting

Broadcasting your council meeting

Broadcasting your council meeting, a hands-on guide hosted by CloudyIT at The Costessey Centre near Norwich

CloudyIT will be visiting Costessey on Thursday 7 October, providing a hands-on demonstration of broadcasting equipment and as well as being available to answer any questions you may have.

Councils in Norfolk are invited to join Cloudy at The Costessey Centre and see first-hand how the hardware... Read More »

Posted: Wed, 29 Sep 2021 11:00 by Helen Carrier

Tags: CloudtyIT

An introduction to Microsoft 365 and Licensing

An introduction to Microsoft 365 and Licensing

Cloudy IT are holding a free virtual summit "An introduction to Microsoft 365 and Licensing", which is taking place on Thursday 30 September at 10am.

The session will cover the fundamentals of Microsoft 365, including the different licences, storage, file sharing and the apps you get with your subscription and how these can be used to run a more efficient council (Bookings, Forms, Planner amongst others).... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 28 Sep 2021 09:00 by Helen Carrier

Tags: Cloudy IT, Microsoft 365

Recruitment and Vacancies

Recruitment and Vacancies

We are currently getting a number of enquiries about recruitment and how to do it properly, and there seems to be a lot of Clerks on the move at the moment. In response, our HR advisers have drafted the attached guidance notice which may be helpful.

Posted: Wed, 25 Aug 2021 08:30 by Helen Carrier

Tags: HR, Recruitment, Vacancies

CiLCA success

CiLCA success

Congratulations to Aileen Beck, Clerk at South Walsham Parish Council, who has obtained her CiLCA qualification after being successfully tutored by Gabbie, our CiLCA recognised trainer. Congratulations Aileen!

Posted: Tue, 17 Aug 2021 09:30 by Helen Carrier

Tags: CiLCA

New training course: Chairing in-person meetings

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Chairing in-person meetings, 7pm to 9pm on Wednesday, 22 September

Effectively chairing in-person meetings and events requires a range of skills. This practical session explores strategies and techniques to help new and experienced councillors alike to get the most from the meetings they chair, including skills to encourage everyone to participate and to manage conflict when it arises.

Bookings open... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 13 Aug 2021 09:09 by Helen Carrier

Tags: Chairman, Chairperson, Training

Useful guides and resources for local and parish councils

Useful guides and resources for local and parish councils

To help local and parish councils stay fully informed and up-to-date with the latest risk management advice and information, BHIB regularly publish useful guides and resources on their website.

To read the latest free guides, visit

Here you will find different risk assessment templates for councils, as well as handy checklists,... Read More »

Posted: Wed, 11 Aug 2021 14:00 by Helen Carrier

Tags: BHIB

Locum Clerk & RFO required for Drayton Parish Council

Drayton Parish Council seeks an experienced Locum Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer from Monday 6 September 2021 for approx. three months, while the Council undertakes the recruitment process for a permanent Clerk.

For more information please go to the Vacancies page

Posted: Sun, 08 Aug 2021 11:45 by Helen Carrier

Tags: Locum

Star Council Awards 2021 - Norfolk ALC are finalists!

Star Council Awards 2021 - Norfolk ALC are finalists!

The National Association of Local Councils (NALC) has today announced who is in the running for the 2021 Star Council Awards.

The Star Councils Awards recognise the effective work done by local (parish and town) councils, councillors, county associations and clerks.

This year, the theme focuses on projects that have positively impacted communities in the context of COVID-19. NALC received a record number... Read More »

Posted: Wed, 28 Jul 2021 14:45 by Helen Carrier

Tags: Star Councils


Is your Council operating in accordance with current legislation and best practice? Book your place on these essential courses, FOI – 10am on 27 July and GDPR – 7pm on 28 July.

Posted: Tue, 20 Jul 2021 08:30 by Helen Carrier

Tags: GDPR, training

Norfolk County Council Parish Partnership Scheme

All Councils should have just received the letter giving details of NCC's "Parish Partnerships" scheme for local highway improvements, which the County Council will be repeating in 2022/23. All bids to be submitted by 10 December 2021.

Posted: Fri, 09 Jul 2021 11:30 by Helen Carrier

Tags: Parish Partnerships Scheme

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