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Knowledge and Core Skills

Thursday, 27 June '24   10am – 2:30pm BST
School Green Centre, School Green, Shinfield, Reading, RG2 9EH
5 spaces available

Details

This course is aimed at new councillors, or those that would like a refresher in the key aspects of being a town or parish councillor.

By the end of this session you will:

  • Have a good understanding of your role as a councillor and the context in which you operate;
  • Know the rules of what you must, or must not do, as a council, councillor, employer and financial manager;
  • Understand the legislative and regulatory framework for councils, which will help you stick to the rules;
  • Understand more about the structure of meetings and the protocols observed by councils;
  • Know more about the role of the councillor as a representative and the two-way communication process between councils and residents;
  • Have a toolkit to help you with being an effective councillor;
  • Understand more about the structure of meetings and the protocols observed by councils;
  • Understand the role of councillor as guardian of the public purse:
  • Know the importance of, and the difference between, local council powers and duties;
  • Understand the implications of the council’s role as an employer;
  • Be confident in identifying when the council is best placed to make a decision, and when further research or support from another organisation is needed;
  • Know more about the role of the councillor as a representative and the two-way communication process between councils and residents

Instructions

This event will be held in the The Hall. Please report to reception on arrival, where you will be directed accordingly.

Tickets

Cost

Berkshire ALC Member

Hampshire ALC Member / Development Partner

Ticket cost is exclusive of VAT
£98.00

Location

School Green Centre
School Green
Shinfield
Reading
RG2 9EH

Amenities

  • Toilets
  • Parking