Empowering Parish and Town Councils in Northamptonshire

Training & Events Calendar

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Planning Nuts and Bolts

Mon, 28 Jun 2021 18:30

Planning Nuts and Bolts

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

Off to a Flying Start

Wed, 30 Jun 2021 10:00

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 new Councillors and existing Councillors to refresh their knowledge

Course Tutor

Marie Reilly, NCALC Training Manager

Cost per delegate
£44 member
£88 non member

Venue:
Online
Contact:
Marie Reilly

Cemetery Management and Compliance Part one

Tue, 06 Jul 2021 09:30

This course will now be delivered over two mornings to accommodate an online delivery.

This course covers the lists below and deals with common problems, issues and mistakes and the costs that can be realised by burial authorities. The course will tell you how to avoid these costs and create potential new income streams.

Local Authorities Cemeteries Order 1977

  • General powers of management
  • Compliance
  • Registers and records
  • Granting and extending rights
  • New income streams
  • Consent
  • Avoiding disputes

Burials - Depth & Shallow graves
Administrative Processes - Getting it right, Certificates & Problems and solutions

Grave digging

  • Right grave / wrong grave !
  • Checking procedures
  • Preparations
  • Mourners backfilling
  • Mourners carrying coffins
  • Uncoffined burial

Memorials

  • Unstable memorials? How to avoid this and reduce costs
  • Responsibilities
  • BS8415 / BRAMM Blue Book / NAMM Code
  • Inspections

Creating Burial Space

  • Extending the viability of cemeteries
  • Reclamation and reuse of graves – Using the law – Statutory and Church

Exhumation - Law and practice & Registration

Transferring Burial Rights overview/refresher

  • Lawful process – getting it right
  • Avoiding disputes and errors
  • Legal documents

Who Should Attend
The course is tailored to the needs of Clerks, some of whom are part time employees, that rely on funeral directors and grave diggers not in the direct control of the authority.

Date & Time (delegates must attend both parts)
Part one Tuesday 6 July 2021 09:30-12:30 &
Part two Wednesday 7 July 2021 09:30-12:30

Course Tutor

David McCarthy, Institute of Cemetery & Crematorium Management

Cost per delegate
£80 members
£160 non members

Venue:
Online
Contact:
Marie Reilly

Cemetery Management and Compliance Part two

Wed, 07 Jul 2021 09:30

This course will now be delivered over two mornings to accommodate an online delivery.

This course covers the lists below and deals with common problems, issues and mistakes and the costs that can be realised by burial authorities. The course will tell you how to avoid these costs and create potential new income streams.

Local Authorities Cemeteries Order 1977

  • General powers of management
  • Compliance
  • Registers and records
  • Granting and extending rights
  • New income streams
  • Consent
  • Avoiding disputes

Burials - Depth & Shallow graves
Administrative Processes - Getting it right, Certificates & Problems and solutions

Grave digging

  • Right grave / wrong grave !
  • Checking procedures
  • Preparations
  • Mourners backfilling
  • Mourners carrying coffins
  • Uncoffined burial

Memorials

  • Unstable memorials? How to avoid this and reduce costs
  • Responsibilities
  • BS8415 / BRAMM Blue Book / NAMM Code
  • Inspections

Creating Burial Space

  • Extending the viability of cemeteries
  • Reclamation and reuse of graves – Using the law – Statutory and Church

Exhumation - Law and practice & Registration

Transferring Burial Rights overview/refresher

  • Lawful process – getting it right
  • Avoiding disputes and errors
  • Legal documents

Who Should Attend
The course is tailored to the needs of Clerks, some of whom are part time employees, that rely on funeral directors and grave diggers not in the direct control of the authority.

Date & Time (delegates must attend both parts)
Part one Tuesday 6 July 2021 09:30-12:30 &
Part two Wednesday 7 July 2021 09:30-12:30

Course Tutor

David McCarthy, Institute of Cemetery & Crematorium Management

Cost per delegate
£80 members
£160 non members

Venue:
Online
Contact:
Marie Reilly

Off to a Flying Start

Thu, 08 Jul 2021 18:30

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 new Councillors and existing Councillors to refresh their knowledge

Course Tutor

Marie Reilly, NCALC Training Manager

Cost per delegate
£44 member
£88 non member

Venue:
Online
Contact:
Marie Reilly

CiLCA Day 5 - Group 1

Tue, 13 Jul 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

The Code of Conduct in Practice

Tue, 13 Jul 2021 19:00

Are you aware of your responsibilities as a Councillor under the Code of Conduct? If there was a planning application next door would you declare an interest? What type of interest? What if the application was down the road but opposite your good friend's house? This course will look at the practical operation of the Code of Conduct at parish and town council level and will answer all your questions as to what interests to declare and when. We will look at how the Standards regime has changed from a rules-based system to a principles-based one and we'll look at what the future might hold. The course will address practicalities such as dealing with requests for dispensations and making arrangements for Councillors who have declared an interest and need to leave the room. We'll look at the complaints process and discuss the range of sanctions that are available should a Councillor be found to be in breach of the Code. This course is suitable for all Councillors as well as clerks who are often put in the awkward position of providing advice to Councillors on their interests.

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
This course will be of particular interest to Councillors and clerks who are trying to do a good job and need to understand the framework within which they operate.

Course Tutor

Danny Moody, Chief Executive, Northants CALC

Cost per delegate
£38 members
£76 non members

Venue:
Online
Contact:
Marie Reilly

CiLCA Day 5 - Group 2

Wed, 14 Jul 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