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Training & Events Calendar

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

Discussion/Information Session for Parish Meetings only

Tue, 03 May 2022 18:30

Time: 6.30pm to 8.00pm

Free of Charge

This session is being provided free of charge, for any chair or clerk of a parish meeting to attend (parishes without a separate parish council). We will look at the specific legislation that parish meetings have to abide by the powers that they have in law, what to do if a parish meeting wishes to do anything that it does not have a legal power to do (as there is a mechanism to help with that), and to discuss and answer any questions from chairs and clerks.

Registration Link https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEufu2tqTgvHdZ7Akka0Rds57cDDuMdck3X

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

The agenda, powers, meeting procedures and policies (including Standing Orders & Financial Regulations)

Tue, 10 May 2022 18:30

Time: 6.30pm to 8.00pm

Cost: £25.00 or £12.50 with small council bursary


What is a lawful agenda? What are the requirements for meeting procedures and which policies must be adhered to? This session will look at how to produce agendas and conduct the business of the council in a lawful manner.

Registration Link https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEvcuCqqj0rGNI_uHDkF7CPo793XZ08J7bI

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

Clerks Discussion Forum

Wed, 11 May 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/tZAocuusrzIqHtHZy9oPK_CWBCGdHCiefl1j

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

Overview of Electric Vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure - Fiona Appleton, Regional Account Manager, Energy Saving Trust

Thu, 12 May 2022 13:30

Time: 1.30pm to 3.00pm

Cost: £25.00 or £12.50 with small council bursary

In addition to the overview, the presenter will discuss funding opportunities and how to make applications for funding. Fiona will also look at some case study examples.

Registration Link https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZctcO2rpzIiGde8LPblXFIK3w_PptQdKWPe

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

Councillors Discussion Forum

Thu, 12 May 2022 18:45

Time: 6.45pm to 7.45pm

Cost: FREE OF CHARGE

An opportunity for councillors to liaise/network with other clerks on current topical issues.

Joining Link https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82518259247

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

Induction for New Clerks

Wed, 18 May 2022 09:30

Time: 9.30am to 12.30pm

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.

Registration Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYrcuGqqj0sHtDkSQgRyj7AjzeB0syOEEOx

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

Off to a Flying Start – for New Councillors, Part 1

Wed, 18 May 2022 18:30

Time: 6.30pm to 8.30pm

Cost: £33.40 or £16.70 with small council bursary

This course is divided into two parts for the benefit of participants. The two sessions are specifically aimed at new councillors or councillors that have done training previously but want to refresh their knowledge. We will look at a wide range of issues covering the roles, responsibilities and duties of the Council, a Councillor, the Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer. Only book onto this session if you are booking onto the Part 2 session too.

Registration Link https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYsfuiprjIsHdUuZtNdQpz0eZ6ATm1WH1OI

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

Off to a Flying Start – for New Councillors, Part 2

Thu, 19 May 2022 18:30

Time: 6.30pm to 8.30pm

Cost: £33.40 or £16.70 with small council bursary

The continuation of this course. The two sessions are specifically aimed at new councillors or councillors that have done training previously but want to refresh their knowledge. Only book onto this session if you are also booking on the Part 1 session.

Registration Link https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAofuGsqzsoHdP93Y07Yd104CCbY87FQkUz

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

Role of the Clerk for Councillors Only

Tue, 24 May 2022 13:30

Time: 1.30pm to 3.00pm

Cost: £25.00 or £12.50 with small council bursary

An interactive session to give councillors and better understanding of the roles and responsibilities of a Clerk/RFO.

Registration Link https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEsfu2oqD8iHdPJZMI21Qq9NWWJqIgYvoF0

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

Clerks Discussion Forum

Wed, 25 May 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/tZEtc--hqzkjHNFVPkWIIZJ8CpWVmeNWPWeZ

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

Councillors Discussion Forum

Wed, 25 May 2022 18:45

Time: 6.45pm to 7.45pm

Cost: FREE OF CHARGE

An opportunity for councillors to liaise/network with other clerks on current topical issues.

Registration Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEkfuytrDwoHd3DDCKEX6HoRxQNlTrAWw3w

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

Managing a council’s finances to accord with Proper Practices (for Councillors and Clerks)

Thu, 26 May 2022 13:30

Time: 1.30pm to 3.00pm

Cost: £25.00 or £12.50 with small council bursary

This session will cover the council's finances and where to find information on proper practices, who is responsible for the council's finances? How should public money be dealt with?

Registration Link https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUrde-rrTMtH9wzWgLc2gYmyGVyFGWVSjbq

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