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Training & Events Calendar

Transparency Code for smaller Authorities with a turnover not exceeding £25,000

Mon, 28 Mar 2022 13:30

Time: 1.30pm - 3.00pm

Cost: £22.50 or £16.88 with small council bursary

The Smaller Authorities (Transparency Requirements) (England) Regulations 2015 came into force on 1 April 2015. This webinar will go through the duties for smaller councils.

Registration Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwsf-qqqTgtE9AfclzcS_BTqbqIs99Lzs3r

Venue:
Remote
Contact:
admin@yorkshirelca.gov.uk

Writing Grant Applications and Sourcing Local Council Funding Opportunities - Mike Deegan Consultancy

Tue, 29 Mar 2022 10:00

Time: 10.00am - 12 noon

Cost: £30.00 or £22.50 with small council bursary

This two-hour session offers invaluable practical guidance to enhance your skills in applying for grants and writing more successful bids. It will also provide comprehensive details about the community funding available to local councils. An outline of developing effective grant applications will take account of;

  • The funding process (from start to finish) and guidance on how to apply.
  • Preparation – the value of thoroughly planning both your project and bid in advance.
  • Understanding and meeting eligibility criteria (interpreting any jargon) and what funders are really looking for.
  • Building the case for why your council project merits funding.

Current sources of grants covered will include: -

  • National Lottery distributors (such as the Community Fund)
  • Landfill Communities Fund grants
  • Local and county grants
  • Trusts and Foundations

Mike Deegan has extensive experience of developing successful community grant applications with a leading Charity and during his seven years as a Parish Councillor. His experience means that he knows how to plan and manage projects, source, and write funding bids and provide strategic support for small organisations.

Registration Link:https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAsduCpqT8vGdDaywU674lJEtZrMAX1JKXP

Venue:
Remote
Contact:
admin@yorkshirelca.gov.uk

Clerks Discussion Forum

Wed, 30 Mar 2022 18:45

Time: 6.45pm - 7.45pm

Cost FREE

An opportunity for clerks to liaise/network with other clerks on any issue, share information and good practice and ask questions. If you have not joined one of these sessions before, please give it a try. A YLCA officer is present throughout.

Registration Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYqdOGprDMuG9Gu97biZ2aR5zKJmu8K3X-k

Venue:
Remote
Contact:
admin@yorkshirelca.gov.uk

Councillor Discussion Forum

Thu, 31 Mar 2022 18:45

Time: 6.45pm - 7.45pm

Cost: FREE

An opportunity for councillors to liaise/network together. This forum is great for information sharing, asking questions and general networking. If you haven't already joined a discussion forum, please do give it a try. A YLCA officer is present throughout for support.

Joining Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89342296015

Venue:
Remote
Contact:
admin@yorkshirelca.gov.uk

Roles and Responsibilities of a Councillor

Tue, 05 Apr 2022 13:30

Time: 1.30pm to 3.00pm

Cost: £25.00 or £12.50 with small council bursary

This session will give a better understanding of the roles and responsibilities of a council. It will be an interactive session.

Registration Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0tcOutqTMrGteYBbyRiCD_GiG27AyPjv4N

Venue:
Zoom
Contact:
admin@yorkshirelca.gov.uk

Charities and Local Councils as Charitable Trusts Part 1 – Roger Taylor, Wellers Law Group

Wed, 06 Apr 2022 13:30

Time: 1.30pm to 3.00pm

Cost: £25.00 or £12.50 with small council bursary

Providing a wider understanding of charities, charitable status, a council as sole trustee or custodian trustee, governing documents, and general guidance for the governance of charities.
Only book onto this session if you are booking onto Part 2 – 7 April 2022.

Registration Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMpd-CsqzMoHNBJReinh0B9iY6ZkFs0EEfA

Venue:
Zoom
Contact:
admin@yorkshirelca.gov.uk

Developing your skills as a Councillor – Part 1

Wed, 06 Apr 2022 18:30

Time: 6.30pm to 8.30pm

Cost: £33.40 or £16.70 with small council bursary

This session builds on the new councillor webinar sessions provided by YLCA and would be particularly suitable for the members who attended those courses to broaden their knowledge. Councillors who have been in office for some time who would like a refresher will also find this session helpful. Only book onto this session if you are booking onto part 2.

Registration Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwvdumprzssEtxbtDC5PBaADg1eLrKvEzyO

Venue:
Zoom
Contact:
admin@yorkshirelca.gov.uk

Charities and Local Councils as Charitable Trusts Part 2 – Roger Taylor, Wellers Law Group

Thu, 07 Apr 2022 13:30

Time: 1.30pm to 3.00pm

Cost: £25.00 or £12.50 with small council bursary

Continuation of Part 1, providing a wider understanding of charities and guidance for the trusteeship of charities. Only book onto this session if you attended the Part 1 session.

Registration Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0kduquqT4jH9TGiq74wvJvBiazb9HwxAb_

Venue:
Zoom
Contact:
admin@yorkshirelca.gov.uk

Developing your skills as a Councillor – Part 2

Thu, 07 Apr 2022 18:30

Time: 6.30pm to 8.30pm

Cost: £33.40 or £16.70 with small council bursary

Continuation from Part 1, to broaden councillors' knowledge of legislation, lawful meetings and so much more. Only book onto this session if you attended Part 1.

Registration Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZErdu-sqTwuE9LuhNHWKdsw1qFGntbNW2_D

Venue:
Zoom
Contact:
admin@yorkshirelca.gov.uk

Induction for New Clerks CANCELLED

Mon, 11 Apr 2022 13:30

Time: 1.30pm to 4.30pm

Cost: £50.00 or £25.00 with small council bursary

The session will include production of lawful agendas, effective minutes, learning legislation for local councils, introduction to accounts, the financial regime and much more! It is a must for every new clerk.

Venue:
Zoom
Contact:
admin@yorkshirelca.gov.uk

Local Council Powers: S137 and General Power of Competence (GPC)

Tue, 12 Apr 2022 18:30

Time: 6.30pm to 8.00pm

Cost: £25.00 or £12.50 with small council bursary

This session will explain what councils can and cannot do, within the law, using the Local Government Act 1972, Section 137 and looks at the eligibility criteria and application of the GPC.

Registration Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZcudu6srDwoGdUQGQq0h6Vd6EKW1gQuDzic

Venue:
Zoom
Contact:
admin@yorkshirelca.gov.uk

Clerks Discussion Forum

Wed, 13 Apr 2022 10:00

Time: 10.00am to 11.00am

Cost FREE

An opportunity for clerks to liaise/network with other clerks on any issue, share information and good practice and ask questions. If you have not joined one of these sessions before, please give it a try. A YLCA officer is present throughout.

Please register for the session at least the day before.

Registration Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIucuCsqjMjEtd6xzIipKPN6VHV0ySaL1kt

Venue:
Zoom
Contact:
admin@yorkshirelca.gov.uk

Resilience and Community Emergency Planning, Simon Wright, Senior Resilience and Emergencies Officer, North Yorkshire County Council

Wed, 13 Apr 2022 14:00

Time: 2.00pm to 3.00pm

Cost: £16.70 or £8.35 with small council bursary

Simon Wright, Senior Resilience and Emergencies Officer, will run through what local councils can do to help make it and the local community resilient to emergencies, such as flooding. What is the reporting process? What is the emergency procedure in North Yorkshire? What to do if a suspicious package is found, how the evacuation of buildings should be managed should a threat arise, as well as other ways to get prepared for an emergency.

Registration Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwocu2pqD0sHdIUmp10C20_wBA4yEH8cU6B

Venue:
Zoom
Contact:
admin@yorkshirelca.gov.uk

Councillor Discussion Forum

Thu, 14 Apr 2022 18:45

Time: 6.45pm - 7.45pm

Cost: FREE

An opportunity for councillors to liaise/network together. This forum is great for information sharing, asking questions and general networking. If you haven't already joined a discussion forum, please do give it a try. A YLCA officer is present throughout for support.

Joining Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85695027153

Venue:
zoom
Contact:
admin@yorkshirelca.gov.uk

How to complete a handover to a new clerk

Tue, 19 Apr 2022 18:30

Time: 6.30pm to 8.00pm

Cost: £25.00 or £12.50 with small council bursary

In this session we will discuss the possible issues that can arise following the 5 May 2022 elections and how to resolve them.

Registration Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYkduurrj4jHd27Uj_MC7Ow9D7FTukWv4_3

Venue:
Zoom
Contact:
admin@yorkshirelca.gov.uk

After the election! Does the Council have vacancies? Is no one elected? Is the Council quorate?

Wed, 20 Apr 2022 18:30

Time: 6.30pm to 8.00pm

Cost: £25.00 or £12.50 with small council bursary

In this session we will discuss the possible issues that can arise following the 5 May 2022 elections and how to resolve them.

Registration Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYkduurrj4jHd27Uj_MC7Ow9D7FTukWv4_3

Venue:
Zoom
Contact:
admin@yorkshirelca.gov.uk

Speed Matters: Vote for 20mph – Anna Semlyen, National Campaign Manager

Tue, 26 Apr 2022 14:00

Time: 10.00am to 11.30am

Cost: £25.00 or £12.50 with small council bursary

20's Plenty for Us is the National campaign for a 20mph limit as the default speed where people live, work, shop, play and learn. Best practice is to replace 30mph with 20mph where vulnerable road users (eg walkers, cyclists, scooter riders, horse riders etc) mix with motor traffic as its better for safety, health and the climate. 28 million people's authorities in the UK agree. We call for cost effective changes to signs and public engagement - not engineered humps. 20's Plenty for North Yorkshire has the support of 63 parish and town council who have passed motions for a 20mph signed default, as at 27 Jan 2022. A 7 min video is available at https://www.20splenty.org/parish_council_motion to pass a local vote for 20mph asap. People are invited to join the campaign anytime. This is free and you'll get a campaign pack with stickers.

Anna Semlyen anna.s@20splenty.org 07572120439 or search the website at www.20splenty.org or email 20sPlentyforNorthYorkshire@gmail.com

North Yorkshire facebook is https://www.facebook.com/groups/2012586572255626 Regular zooms are held monthly for supporters to agree activist tactics, for instance to contact election candidates to add 20mph to their manifesto.

Registration Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUrduigqD8vE9AcI4927onBiiUeGcNKUxy3

Venue:
Zoom
Contact:
admin@yorkshirelca.gov.uk

Websites and Accessibility – James Proctor, Managing Director, WJPS

Tue, 26 Apr 2022 14:00

Time: 2.00pm to 3.00pm

Cost: £16.70 or £8.35 with small council bursary

It is important that everyone can easily access information provided by local (town and parish) councils online, including those with disabilities, but what does that mean? James will talk delegates through what councils need to do to its website to make is accessible to all and answer delegates questions about accessibility. Accessibility has not been introduced to be a financial burden on the council and this session will give councils a range of free tricks and tips that allow it to improve its website. The aim of the session is to get delegates thinking about its council website to take back questions to the web developer, if need be.

Registration Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUldu-gqzMoGdVNlWEt2UDPZYJ50JL4P58L

Venue:
Zoom
Contact:
admin@yorkshirelca.gov.uk

Councillor Discussion Forum

Wed, 27 Apr 2022 18:45

Time: 6.45pm - 7.45pm

Cost: FREE

An opportunity for councillors to liaise/network together. This forum is great for information sharing, asking questions and general networking. If you haven't already joined a discussion forum, please do give it a try. A YLCA officer is present throughout for support.

Joining Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82892466513

Venue:
zoom
Contact:
admin@yorkshirelca.gov.uk

Clerks Discussion Forum

Thu, 28 Apr 2022 14:00

Time: 2.00pm to 3.00pm

Cost FREE

An opportunity for clerks to liaise/network with other clerks on any issue, share information and good practice and ask questions. If you have not joined one of these sessions before, please give it a try. A YLCA officer is present throughout.

Please register for the session at least the day before.

Registration Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEpc--srjMsGdeBURuCYk-EtoHQVvLmvLrI

Venue:
Zoom
Contact:
admin@yorkshirelca.gov.uk