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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GDPR Update

Thu, 05 Nov 2020 10:00

A review of the General Data Protection Regulation 2016 ('GDPR') which became law nearly two years ago on 25th May 2018.

It was a radical change for both the public and private sector. Two years on we will ask, what has worked? We will also look at what hasn't worked. We will also review the Data Protection Act 2018.

The first session will cover:

  • A reminder of what the GDPR is
  • The Data Protection Act 2018
  • Mailing lists and 'consent'
  • Privacy Notices
  • Privacy by design

The second session will cover:

  • What does compliance look like?
  • Who is the Data Protection Officer?
  • Subject Access Requests
  • Data security and the obligation to report breaches within 72 hours

Who Should Attend
Clerks and Councillors who wish to develop their knowledge in this area.

Course Tutor

Liz Howlett, EJH Legal

The tutor is a solicitor and former Head of Legal and Monitoring Officer who has been involved with Data Protection since 1998 and has had responsibility for compliance with information legislation at both district and unitary councils

Cost per delegate
£38 members
£76 non members

Venue:
Online
Contact:
Marie Reilly

Freedom of Information and how to deal with Vexatious Requests

Tue, 10 Nov 2020 10:00

Handling requests under the Freedom of Information Act and Environmental Information Regulations and how to handle vexatious requests. The afternoon session will include group exercises.

The afternoon sessions will cover:

  • Freedom of Information including the section 40 (personal data) exemption
  • Environmental Information Regulations
  • Vexatious requests – tell-tale signs that you have one and what to do about it

Who Should Attend
Clerks and Councillors who wish to develop their knowledge in this area.

Course Tutor

Liz Howlett, EJH Legal

The tutor is a solicitor and former Head of Legal and Monitoring Officer who has been involved with Data Protection since 1998 and has had responsibility for compliance with information legislation at both district and unitary councils

Cost per delegate
£38 members
£76 non members

Venue:
Online
Contact:
Marie Reilly

Effective Comms and Engagement in a Post-Lockdown World

Wed, 11 Nov 2020 10:00

Never has been a more important time to to communicate than now! Northants CALC have partnered with Breakthrough Communications & Strategies to bring to you an interactive virtual seminar on how parish and town councils can most effectively engage with their local communities in a post-lockdown context.

This practical, virtual session will give useful insight into how to strategically improve council communications with local residents across both print and digital media. We will look at what is working well for other town and parish councils and consider how build up effective two-way conversations with your community, even if human or financial resources are limited.

When: Wednesday, 11th November 2020, 10am - 11.30am (to include time for Q&A)
Register now at: https://www.breakthroughcomms.co.uk/northants-seminar/

Who should attend: Northamptonshire Larger Councils Partnership

Venue:
Online
Contact:
Marie Reilly