Northamptonshire County
Association of Local Councils

Empowering Parish and Town Councils

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CEO: Danny Moody
6 Litchborough Business Park
Northampton Road
Litchborough, Northampton
NN12 8JB

Tel: 01327 831482

Training & Events Calendar

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Off to a Flying Start

Wed, 26 Feb 2020 13:30

This course is designed to help all Clerks and Councillors make an early, effective and confident start to their careers, by providing quality, constructive and participative training on the roles and responsibilities of Clerks and Councillors.

Who Should Attend
Suitable for both Clerks and Councillors

Course Tutor
Mr Bill Robinson

Cost per delegate
£44 member
£88 non member

Venue:
Northants CALC, Litchborough Business Park, Litchborough NN12 8JB
Contact:
Marie Reilly

Planning for Elections

Mon, 02 Mar 2020 10:00

Planning for Elections

This workshop is designed to prepare Clerks and Councillors for the election process, explain the rules and answer questions about the election process. The workshop will cover a range of topics including:

  • The clerk's role in elections
  • Preparing for and promoting the elections
  • Is it desirable to have a contested election?
  • The election process and timetable
  • Statutory notices and forms
  • Who can stand for election – the rules on qualification and disqualification
  • What happens after the election, once a result is declared?
  • The impact of elections on council business and how to prepare
  • Welcoming the new council – declarations and inductions
  • What to do if your council has insufficient candidates

Who should attend

Although this workshop is predominantly aimed at clerks, Councillors are equally welcome to attend

Facilitator

Danny Moody, Chief Executive, Northants CALC
Sam Whiteley, Electoral Services Team Leader Borough Council of Wellingborough

Cost

£44 member £88 non member

Venue:
Council Chamber, Swanspool House, Doddington Road, Wellingborough, NN8 1BP
Contact:
Marie Reilly

CILCA 2020 Day 1

Thu, 05 Mar 2020 10:00

Course Description

This is the accredited certificate for the Local Council Sector, designed to test basic levels of competence for the role of parish clerk. The syllabus has been designed to cover all aspects of the clerk's role and candidates are required to compile a portfolio of evidence to show they fully understand their job. Having completed the training you can then compile the portfolio of evidence that you submit in order to gain the Certificate.

Who should attend?

Anyone can undertake the Certificate in Local Council Administration. Although it is has been designed for parish and town clerks, it can be undertaken by assistant clerks, aspiring clerks, Councillors or any other person interested in local council administration. All you need is access to a helpful parish council and access to information, and guidance from NCALC on how to compile your portfolio of evidence.

There are no entry requirements, but it would be helpful if you were working for a parish or town council (either as a clerk or an assistant clerk), as you will need access to documents for your portfolio. It is possible for 'prospective' clerks to apply for the certificate.

CiLCA is an accreditation attached to the candidate, not the council. Although this accreditation has been designed for clerks, there is nothing to stop elected members registering, undertaking the training and compiling a portfolio of evidence.

Course Tutor

Philippa Page

Venue:
Northants CALC, Litchborough Business Park, Litchborough NN12 8JB
Contact:
Marie Reilly

***POSTPONED*** Funding Awareness and Bid Writing

Thu, 12 Mar 2020 10:00

Is your Council thinking of applying for grant funding? Don't know where to start with writing a bid/submitting an application? Want to know how your council could increase its income way beyond the precept? Then this is the perfect course for you.

Through this session we will demystify the jargon surrounding the grant funding process and enable councils to successfully bid for and receive grant funding. We will look at community funding, the sorts of money available to Town and Parish Councils, what projects are eligible and how much funding is available. To understand the different funding options that are available including regular and ad hoc funding streams.

Where the council is not eligible to apply for funding this course will explain how partnership working can be used to enhance eligibility.

The end of the session will include an in-depth practical session with useful hints and tips to boost bid writing skills and what should be included to help augment chances of funding approval.

Outcomes

  • Introduction and sharing of project ideas
  • An overview of what types of projects you can apply for funding
  • The different types of funding available including ad hoc funding streams
  • How to apply for funding if the council is not eligible and partnership working
  • A practical session in how to write funding bids

Audience

This course is for clerks and councillors as well as other members of staff who are involved in projects requiring external funding.

Venue:
East Northamptonshire Council, Cedar Drive, Thrapston, Northamptonshire NN14 4LZ
Contact:
Marie Reilly

New Clerks (Day 1 of 2)

Sat, 21 Mar 2020 10:00

This course provides a broad understanding of the role and responsibilities of a town or parish clerk. This course is a must for newly-appointed clerks, or clerks who feel they could benefit from some formal training.

Who Should Attend?

Suitable for clerks and aspiring clerks

Course Tutor

Mr. Danny Moody

Venue:
Northants CALC Offices, Litchborough
Contact:
Marie Reilly

New Clerks (Day 2 of 2)

Sat, 28 Mar 2020 10:00

This course provides a broad understanding of the role and responsibilities of a town or parish clerk. This course is a must for newly-appointed clerks, or clerks who feel they could benefit from some formal training.

Who Should Attend?

Suitable for clerks and aspiring clerks

Course Tutor

Mr. Danny Moody

Venue:
Northants CALC, Litchborough Business Park, Litchborough NN12 8JB
Contact:
Marie Reilly

CILCA 2020 Day 2 - POSTPONED

Thu, 02 Apr 2020 10:00

Course Description

This is the accredited certificate for the Local Council Sector, designed to test basic levels of competence for the role of parish clerk. The syllabus has been designed to cover all aspects of the clerk's role and candidates are required to compile a portfolio of evidence to show they fully understand their job. Having completed the training you can then compile the portfolio of evidence that you submit in order to gain the Certificate.

Who should attend?

Anyone can undertake the Certificate in Local Council Administration. Although it is has been designed for parish and town clerks, it can be undertaken by assistant clerks, aspiring clerks, Councillors or any other person interested in local council administration. All you need is access to a helpful parish council and access to information, and guidance from NCALC on how to compile your portfolio of evidence.

There are no entry requirements, but it would be helpful if you were working for a parish or town council (either as a clerk or an assistant clerk), as you will need access to documents for your portfolio. It is possible for 'prospective' clerks to apply for the certificate.

CiLCA is an accreditation attached to the candidate, not the council. Although this accreditation has been designed for clerks, there is nothing to stop elected members registering, undertaking the training and compiling a portfolio of evidence.

Course Tutor

Philippa Page

Venue:
Northants CALC, Litchborough Business Park, Litchborough NN12 8JB
Contact:
Marie Reilly