Summer Conference July 2022 at Fakenham Golf Course
"Thanks hugely for your information about next years elections 😊 I thought the conference was excellent, the speakers very varied and full of information and the vegetarian lunch delicious." Clerk, Syderstone Parish Council.
Being an Effective Councillor - delivered by Gabbie Joyce via Zoom
"And thank you for such an excellent course, I learnt a huge amount and all very useful." (Cllr. Clay, Cringleford PC, January 2022)
"I gained a great deal from this course, more than I anticipated given that I attended a new councillor training session when I first became a councillor. I have put my name down for the one on Planning and will continue to look for others to broaden my knowledge and understanding." (councillor feedback April 2021)
"Thanks Gabbie. Nice to meet you and also I found the course very interesting. In fact I think it should be a must for everyone starting the journey and an update for those who have been PCs for years but never had training." (April 2022)
"Just wanted to drop a line to thank you for all the training over the two mornings. It was most appreciated and has helped to start my journey in putting all the pieces into place. I hope this will enable me to develop into a better councillor and add weight to the decision making process." (April 2022)
"Many thanks again for your time and in-depth review of being an effective councillor. I took lots of notes and your anecdotes gave me plenty to think about. I certainly feel far more confident to both understand and contribute at our next committee meeting...you made what could be considered a dry subject very enjoyable and really brought to life the possibilities we have to positively engage and influence our local community." (May 2022)
AGAR Training - delivered by Pauline James via Zoom
"Just wanted to send my thanks and appreciation for Pauline's brilliant training course today. Extremely clear and helpful."
CiLCA - delivered by Gabbie Joyce, our CiLCA Recognised Trainer
"Good news - they have marked Unit 2 and 4 and I have passed with flying colours!! Very pleased." Says one of our July 2019 group.
"Everything was very impressive"
"Hard to improve!"
Whole Council Training
This is a unique package that Norfolk ALC can deliver tailored to your own Council at your chosen location.
"Just wanted to thank you for assisting with the organisation of Councillor training. It was excellently conducted, so informative and I have requests for more training to be held here so I will be busy looking out for new courses etc." Chairman feedback, 2021.
"I certainly found the evening very informative and I believe it will be beneficial to us all. We are very grateful for your support." Clerk, Bradwell PC, 2021.
Role of the Clerk
"A great introduction to the profession and made me understand my role a lot more. Also gave great additional resources to help us with our jobs"
"A very informative and well paced course. The Tutor was full of enthusiasm and very pleasant and helpful"
"An impressive level of knowledge and was so keen to help us individually as well as generally. Excellent"
"The course was excellent…just what I needed…and the delivery was even better 😊"
Managing local council meetings - delivered by Alan Fairchild via zoom
"I'm loving the online courses they are so convenient to attend! I think the numbers attending at is perfect too. I like the opportunity to ask questions and hear from other councillors or clerks."
Freedom of Information - delivered by Phil Brown via zoom
"The course was fantastic a real source of information and filled gaps in my knowledge. As a bit of feedback it would be nice to see more councillors at these events."
Planning for Councillors delivered by Michael Rayner
One of the great things about these courses is the input from the other attendees. It covered a lot of ground and I would recommend it for any Parish Councillor interested in how the planning system in the UK works. It was also a chance to get questions answered by an expert so useful on the count too. (May 2021)