Empowering Parish and Town Councils in Northamptonshire

Training & Events Calendar

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CiLCA Day 2 - Group 1

Tue, 13 Apr 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

Agendas and Minutes

Tue, 20 Apr 2021 10:00

Key Topics covered:

  • Preparation of the agenda, what should and should not be included?
  • Publication of the agenda; when and how?
  • Minuting meetings: what should and shouldn't be included in the minutes; the importance of accurate note taking; signing of the minutes; publication of the minutes, when and how; and the policy for preserving Parish/Town Council minutes.

Welcome to our Virtual Classroom! These are not webinars. These are live, interactive 'classroom' based sessions led by one of our experienced trainers. You'll take part, ask questions and contribute to the group discussion in the same way you would if you were attending an open course. With whiteboarding, 'raise your hand', and screen sharing, our aim is to as closely as possible replicate the experience of attending one of our open training courses.

Who Should Attend
Suitable for: Clerks, Deputy Clerks and administrative staff wishing to learn about or brush up their knowledge of Parish/Town Council agendas and minutes.

Course Tutor

Marie Reilly, Training Manager Northants CALC

Cost per delegate
£38 members
£76 non members

Venue:
Online
Contact:
Marie Reilly

CiLCA Day 2 - Group 2

Wed, 21 Apr 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

Leadership in the Community

Mon, 26 Apr 2021 18:30

This course follows on from our Chairmanship course and is designed to help delegates explore the skills needed to be an effective community leader, including developing awareness of different styles of leadership, looking at the key issues of the day affecting all councils, how to build a strategic vision for the community, the importance of good communication within the council and with the community, and how to get the whole council working as a team.

Who should attend
The course is suitable for chairmen/mayors, vice chairman/deputy mayors and other leading councillors.

Course Tutor

Danny Moody, CEO Northants CALC

Cost (per person)

£44 member
£88 non member

Venue:
Online
Contact:
Marie Reilly

Community infrastructure Levy (CIL) and S106

Wed, 28 Apr 2021 18:30

Section 106 and Community Infrastructure Levy – a session for Parish/Town Councillors covering the existing Section 106 agreements regime and providing an introduction to the Community Infrastructure Levy. The training will include a section of ensuring that the requests for financial and other contributions that Parish and Town Councils submit are as persuasive as they can be.

The Community Infrastructure Levy is a planning charge which helps to deliver infrastructure in an area to support local development. West Northamptonshire Local Authorities (Northampton, Daventry and South Northamptonshire) have adopted CIL and North Northamptonshire Councils are still considering whether to adopt this charge.

The Localism Act 2011 amended the CIL regulations to ensure that a 'meaningful proportion' of this charge would be directed to those areas where development occurs. This has resulted in Town and Parish Council's receiving payments which they can decide how it will be spent on local infrastructure.

This workshop will;

  • Inform you what CIL is, what the charging regime is for West Northamptonshire Councils and how the charge is applied and collected
  • Examine exemptions from CIL and what this means for Town and Parish Councils
  • Explain how CIL sits alongside site specific Developer Contributions (s106 agreements)
  • Describe what CIL can be spent on by the 'collecting authority' (Regulation 123 list) and how Town and Parish Councils can spend their payments and explain the difference in payments if you have a Neighbourhood Plan.
  • Explain what the reporting requirements of CIL are for Town and Parish Councils
  • Provide case studies of what CIL payments may represent for different areas with and without a Neighbourhood Plan

Who should attend
Suitable for Clerks and Councillors

Course Tutor

Lance Wiggins, Lance Wiggins, Associate Director, Landmark Planning Ltd

Cost per delegate
£38 members
£76 non members

Venue:
Online
Contact:
Marie Reilly