Empowering Parish and Town Councils in Northamptonshire

Training & Events Calendar

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Planning Nuts and Bolts

Tue, 02 Mar 2021 18:30

Description
An introductory training session for Parish/Town Councillors and Clerks covering the basic principles of planning including policy, applications, appeals and enforcement. This two hour session will also include tips on increasing the effectiveness of the responses that Parish and Town Councils send through to local planning authorities and the opportunity to ask questions of an experienced planning consultant who has worked for local Councils, a volume house builder and a planning consultancy.

Who Should Attend
Suitable for both Clerks and Councillors

Course Tutor
Lance Wiggins, Associate Director, Landmark Planning Ltd

Cost (per delegate)
£38 members
£76 Non Members

Venue:
Online
Contact:
Marie Reilly

New Clerks Spring 2021 Day 1

Sat, 06 Mar 2021 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

Date & Time (delegates must attend both days)
Day 1 Saturday 6 March 2021 10:00-16:00
Day 2 Saturday 13 March 2021 10:00-16:00

Course Tutor

Danny Moody

Cost per delegate
£184 members
£368 non members

Venue:
Online
Contact:
Marie Reilly

CiLCA Day 1 - Group 1

Tue, 09 Mar 2021 09:30

Certificate in Local Council Administration (CiLCA) is a Level 3 accredited and recognised qualification for the Local Council Sector, designed to test basic levels of competence for the role of parish clerk. CiLCA has been designed to cover all aspects of the clerk's role and learners are required to compile a portfolio of evidence to show they fully understand their job.

Venue:
Online
Contact:
Marie Reilly

New Clerks Spring 2021 Day 2

Sat, 13 Mar 2021 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

Date & Time (delegates must attend both days)
Day 1 Saturday 6 March 2021 10:00-16:00
Day 2 Saturday 13 March 2021 10:00-16:00

Course Tutor

Danny Moody

Cost per delegate
£184 members
£368 non members

Venue:
Online
Contact:
Marie Reilly

CiLCA Day 1 - Group 2

Wed, 17 Mar 2021 13:30

Certificate in Local Council Administration (CiLCA) is a Level 3 accredited and recognised qualification for the Local Council Sector, designed to test basic levels of competence for the role of parish clerk. CiLCA has been designed to cover all aspects of the clerk's role and learners are required to compile a portfolio of evidence to show they fully understand their job.

Venue:
Online
Contact:
Marie Reilly

Are you Remotely Effective? (How to Manage Council Risks using a Digital Web-based Asset Register)

Thu, 18 Mar 2021 10:00

BHIB is seeing a growing number of councils with inadequate insurance cover. The most common problems are that sums insured do not match asset registers and that valuations are out of date (if they exist at all). These omissions can have serious consequences in the event of a claim.

This FREE course will cover:
• Under insurance; the consequences of not being correctly and adequately insured
• Buildings valuation; the options, suggested frequency and costs
• Building construction; the types and their significance to insurers
• Parish Online; how web-based technology can help you manage risk remotely

Who should attend
This course is primarily aimed at clerks however will also benefit Councillors

Tutor

BHIB Insurance & Parish Online

Cost
FREE

BHIB is so committed to the value of Parish Online that it offers a free subscription to all customers who enter into a 3 year agreement for their insurance.

Venue:
Online
Contact:
Marie Reilly

Election candidate's briefing

Mon, 22 Mar 2021 18:30

Are you interested in becoming a Councillor but not sure where to start? Come along to this briefing to find out what it's like to be a Councillor and what you need to do for elections.

Register in advance for this meeting:
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIvdOygqDkvHdYXprYlV8v7weKE4AkzH1Ke

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Venue:
Online
Contact:
Marie Reilly

Parish Mapping - Beginners Workshop

Thu, 25 Mar 2021 10:00

Parish Mapping

All parish and town councils need access to good quality maps and aerial photography of their area. Whether it be for Neighbourhood Planning, looking at the potential impact of a planning application, or recording where the dog bins are, digital mapping is at the heart of efficient and effective council management.

Northants CALC is collaborating with our partners at Parish Online, suppliers of mapping tools to more than 850 parish and town councils across the UK for over 10 years, to put on an event to showcase the benefits and advantages of online mapping. The event is split into two sections:

The morning session is aimed at councils that have not used online mapping tools before to learn all about the features and benefits of mapping tools, with practical demonstrations using real-world examples. Attendees will see the Parish Online system in operation and learn how it could support their council's work.

Introduction to Parish Online

  • Subscription pricing and how to get Parish Online for free
  • How it's used in Local Councils
  • Examples from other Local Councils

Common Tasks

  • Viewing different maps
  • Recording an Asset Register
  • Creating your own maps
  • Styling a layer
  • Producing printouts
  • Data sharing

The afternoon session is aimed at councils that have registered with Parish Online already and want to know how to get the most out of the system. Perhaps the council signed up a while ago but hasn't yet learnt how to maximise the system to best advantage. Perhaps whoever in the council that uses the system has "How do I…?" questions.

To find out more about the features and benefits of Parish Online and to see pricing information for your council (based on population) please go to http://www.parish-online.co.uk.

Who Should Attend
Clerks and councillors are welcome to attend both sessions, which will be particularly valuable to those that have already identified the need to purchase an online mapping system, or to those that have recently purchased Parish Online but have not yet used it.

Course Tutor
GeoXphere

Cost (per person)
Free

Venue:
Online
Contact:
Marie Reilly

Parish Mapping - Next Steps Workshop

Thu, 25 Mar 2021 13:01

Parish Mapping

All parish and town councils need access to good quality maps and aerial photography of their area. Whether it be for Neighbourhood Planning, looking at the potential impact of a planning application, or recording where the dog bins are, digital mapping is at the heart of efficient and effective council management.

Northants CALC is collaborating with our partners at Parish Online, suppliers of mapping tools to more than 850 parish and town councils across the UK for over 10 years, to put on an event to showcase the benefits and advantages of online mapping. The event is split into two sections:

The morning session is aimed at councils that have not used online mapping tools before to learn all about the features and benefits of mapping tools, with practical demonstrations using real-world examples. Attendees will see the Parish Online system in operation and learn how it could support their council's work.

The afternoon session is aimed at councils that have registered with Parish Online already and want to know how to get the most out of the system. Perhaps the council signed up a while ago but hasn't yet learnt how to maximise the system to best advantage. Perhaps whoever in the council that uses the system has "How do I…?" questions.

  • Quick recap of morning session
  • Advanced Tasks
  • Sharing Parish Online with colleagues
  • Styling
  • Configuring layers
  • Data extract
  • Public Map

To find out more about the features and benefits of Parish Online and to see pricing information for your council (based on population) please go to http://www.parish-online.co.uk.

Who Should Attend
Clerks and councillors are welcome to attend both sessions, which will be particularly valuable to those that have already identified the need to purchase an online mapping system, or to those that have recently purchased Parish Online but have not yet used it.

Course Tutor
GeoXphere

Cost (per person)
£30 (members)
£60 (non members)

Venue:
Online
Contact:
Marie Reilly