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Government Reform of the Planning System, Andrew Towlerton, Planning Consultant

Wed, 3 Aug 2022 18:30

Time: 6.30pm to 8.00pm

Cost: £25.00 or £12.50 with small council bursary

In the Queen's Speech on Wednesday 11 May 2022 the Government set out a series of proposed reforms to the planning system through the Levelling-Up and Regeneration Bill. These have been 'informed' by the "responses to the Government's 2020 White Paper 'Planning for the Future''.

The main planning proposals of interest to local councils are:

  • The process for preparing local plans will be simplified and made quicker.
  • More planning policies will be set nationally.
  • Rules about notifying parish councils about planning applications affecting their area will be strengthened (they should be notified of all planning applications not just those submitted to the local planning authority).
  • A locally set, mandatory non-negotiable levy will replace S.106 Agreements and the Community Infrastructure Levy. The neighbourhood share (15% rising to 25% if the area is covered by a Neighbourhood Plan) of the new levy will be retained.
  • Some aspects of neighbourhood planning will be amended and strengthened.
  • A new neighbourhood planning tool will provide a simpler alternative to neighbourhood plans.
  • A 'Street Votes' system will be introduced that would permit residents to propose development on their street and hold a vote on whether it should be given planning permission.
  • The enforcement system will be strengthened.
  • National, local and neighbourhood plans will be given more weight when making decisions on applications, so that there must be strong reasons to override them.
  • Greater protection for heritage assets.
  • Local authorities will have the discretion to introduce a council tax premium on second homes.
  • More information about the Bill can be found at Levelling-up and Regeneration Bill Stages - Parliamentary Bills - UK Parliament.

Registration link: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZckfuCsrjsrHtds0sSQJf_hy0fQRDyh3pPt

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

Clerks Discussion Forum

Thu, 4 Aug 2022 13:30

Time: 1.30pm to 2.30pm

FREE OF CHARGE

An opportunity for clerks to liaise/network with other clerks on current topical issues. Please register for the session at least the day before.

Registration link: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZcvd-ytqTwoHtSwHG1qmqhOADN8FzydMxTe

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

Government Reform of the Planning System, Andrew Towlerton, Planning Consultant

Tue, 9 Aug 2022 18:30

Time: 6.30pm to 8.00pm

Cost: £25.00 or £12.50 with small council bursary

In the Queen's Speech on Wednesday 11 May 2022 the Government set out a series of proposed reforms to the planning system through the Levelling-Up and Regeneration Bill. These have been 'informed' by the "responses to the Government's 2020 White Paper 'Planning for the Future''.

The main planning proposals of interest to local councils are:

  • The process for preparing local plans will be simplified and made quicker.
  • More planning policies will be set nationally.
  • Rules about notifying parish councils about planning applications affecting their area will be strengthened (they should be notified of all planning applications not just those submitted to the local planning authority).
  • A locally set, mandatory non-negotiable levy will replace S.106 Agreements and the Community Infrastructure Levy. The neighbourhood share (15% rising to 25% if the area is covered by a Neighbourhood Plan) of the new levy will be retained.
  • Some aspects of neighbourhood planning will be amended and strengthened.
  • A new neighbourhood planning tool will provide a simpler alternative to neighbourhood plans.
  • A 'Street Votes' system will be introduced that would permit residents to propose development on their street and hold a vote on whether it should be given planning permission.
  • The enforcement system will be strengthened.
  • National, local and neighbourhood plans will be given more weight when making decisions on applications, so that there must be strong reasons to override them.
  • Greater protection for heritage assets.
  • Local authorities will have the discretion to introduce a council tax premium on second homes.
  • More information about the Bill can be found at Levelling-up and Regeneration Bill Stages - Parliamentary Bills - UK Parliament.

Registration link: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwrdO-uqDooHNVJfpJh6OITh0VTTKXsvtpI

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

Cemetery Management and Memorial Safety, Alan Fairchild, MBE, FSLCC

Wed, 10 Aug 2022 10:00

Time: 10.00am to 11.30am

Cost: £25.00 or £12.50 with small council bursary

The following topics will be covered in the training session:

  • burial law and exclusive rights of burial
  • cemetery fees and charges
  • creating more burial space and provision of columbaria
  • grave digging arrangements and direct to grave interments
  • revised groundwater regulations – Environment Agency update
  • memorial safety testing, repairs, and cost recovery
  • managing memorials in closed churchyards
  • eco-friendly memorialisation and re-cycling

Registration link: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0oc-6vrDMjEtNqZaNoiw6l05w1W5RrI9ym

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

Induction for Clerks

Thu, 11 Aug 2022 09:30

Time: 9.30am to 12.30pm

Cost: £50.00 or £25.00 with small council bursary

This session will include production of lawful agendas, effective minutes, learning legislation for local councils, introduction to accounts, the financial regime and lots of time for questions and answers throughout the session. It is a must for every new clerk or for clerks that have been in post for some time but have never completed this training.

Registration link: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMkdumtpz4sHtPNw1QiEh9q_7t-1Xpey4QC

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

Councillors Discussion Forum

Thu, 11 Aug 2022 18:45

Time: 6.45pm to 7.45pm

FREE OF CHARGE

An opportunity for councillors to liaise/network with other clerks on current topical issues. Please register for the session at least the day before.

Registration link: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMtdeGqqDItGNAmC3f94v1xsteaxy-W-2xG

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

Transparency Code for Smaller Authorities with a turnover not exceeding £25,000 (and councils between £25,000 - £200,000)

Wed, 17 Aug 2022 13:30

Time: 1.30pm to 3.00pm

Cost: £25.00 or £12.50 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/tZMpduyhrj8rEtbBErm59ZefcKghFD5CuXjK

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

Standards of Behaviour Expected of Someone Holding Public Office, such as a Councillor

Wed, 17 Aug 2022 18:30

Time: 6.30pm to 8.00pm

Cost: £25.00 or £12.50 with small council bursary

Many of the problems that these Associations see arising in councils are preventable if everyone acts with integrity and importantly, understands the correct route to take if they feel there is a problem. This session will look at this, together with the standards of behaviour expected of someone that is holding public office, such as a local councillor. The focus will be on expectations, considering behaviours via different scenarios and finding remedies for reasonable action should a councillor feel that something is not working well with their council.

Registration link: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEsceupqzwtHNL3cXuNZtEH2lpeCoyiYqvX

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

Off to a Flying Start Part 1

Thu, 18 Aug 2022 09:30

Time: 9.30am to 11.30am

Cost: £33.40 or £16.70 with small council bursary

The session is 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 a Part 2 session.

Registration link: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZcrce-trTsqHtY0yQmQVQh3F4RwTjC0Tu3d

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

Clerks Discussion Forum

Thu, 18 Aug 2022 14:00

Time: 2.00pm to 3.00pm

FREE OF CHARGE

An opportunity for clerks to liaise/network with other clerks on current topical issues. Please register for the session at least the day before.

Registration link: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZErd-yqqTkpGtAGRy8v6SXVUVpoIwILnimV

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

Off to a Flying Start Part 2

Tue, 23 Aug 2022 09:30

Time: 9.30am to 11.30am

Cost: £33.40 or £16.70 with small council bursary

The continuation of this course. Only book onto this session if you have completed the Part 1 session previously.

Registration Link:

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZcodOigqTMqGNFwXhaIFSIqM_sWBO8rUTQD

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

Leadership in Challenging Situations, FOR COUNCILLORS ONLY, Breakthrough Communications

Tue, 23 Aug 2022 18:30

Leadership in Challenging Situations, FOR COUNCILLORS ONLY, Breakthrough Communications

23 August 6.30pm - 8.30pm, Cost £30.00 + VAT

The National Association of Local Councils (NALC) is providing this website as part of the Civility and Respect Project. Breakthrough Communications are facilitating the session. Whether you are a Clerk, Officer or an elected Councillor, everyone may take on leadership roles within the council and in the wider community.

The session will consider different leadership styles in the context of the role at the council, exploring which styles Councils 'default' to and which styles can work effectively for different situations. The session will explore scenarios of different challenging situations might be face in the council role, and discuss how to deal with these effectively and appropriately. It will also cover discovering how to build, support and get the most from an effective and motivated team.

To register click on the link and complete all the relevant details – an invoice will be provided by Breakthrough Communications, to be paid before the workshop and other content can be accessed.

Civility & Respect Workshops Booking Form - Breakthrough Communications (breakthroughcomms.co.uk)

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

Councillors Discussion Forum

Thu, 25 Aug 2022 18:45

Time: 6.45pm to 7.45pm

FREE OF CHARGE

An opportunity for councillors to liaise/network with other clerks on current topical issues. Please register for the session at least the day before.

Registration link: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMtcOyvpzMoGNMqFJGh9XR7Dk1t8uyOj-KX

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

Resilience and Emotional Intelligence, FOR COUNCILLORS ONLY, Breakthrough Communications

Tue, 30 Aug 2022 18:30

Resilience and Emotional Intelligence, FOR COUNCILLORS ONLY, Breakthrough Communications

30 August 6.30pm - 8.30pm, Cost £30.00 + VAT

The National Association of Local Councils (NALC) is providing this website as part of the Civility and Respect Project. Breakthrough Communications are facilitating the session. What does emotional intelligence and resilience mean in practice for Clerks, Council Officers and Councillors?

The session will help to develop a better understanding of where behaviour comes from and it will consider what resilience means for us in the context of the roles within the council.

There will be opportunities to explore role-focused scenarios and consider how councils might respond to them. Strategies will be explored on how to deal with and manage a range of situations.

To register click on the link and complete all the relevant details – an invoice will be provided by Breakthrough Communications, to be paid before the workshop and other content can be accessed.

Civility & Respect Workshops Booking Form - Breakthrough Communications (breakthroughcomms.co.uk)

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

Clerks Discussion Forum

Wed, 31 Aug 2022 10:00

Time: 10.00am to 11.00am

FREE OF CHARGE

An opportunity for clerks to liaise/network with other clerks on current topical issues. Please register for the session at least the day before.

Registration link: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMvcO6grjsjHtzn0n620wrUrtNNiB-0lGVG

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

Chairmanship Skills Part 1

Wed, 31 Aug 2022 13:00

Time: 1.00pm to 3.00pm

Cost: £33.40 or £16.70 with small council bursary

Over the two sessions we will examine the general principles of chairing, the importance of a good agenda, management of meetings, stimulating debate, managing councillors and the public and effective working with the clerk. There will be sufficient time to examine the varying aspect of chairing a meeting in detail and allow time for questions.

Only book onto this session if you are also booking onto a Part 2 session.

Registration link: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAtf-CsqTsuE91dDLRdWoK39UYXnleeLdYz

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

Transparency Code for local Authorities with a turnover exceeding £200,000

Thu, 1 Sep 2022 13:30

Time: 1.30pm to 3.00pm

Cost: £25.00 or £12.50 with small council bursary

A new code of recommended practice in relation to information to be published by local authorities in England (including parish and town councils) with a gross annual income or expenditure exceeding £200,000 came into force in October 2014. This webinar will go through the requirements for larger authorities.

Registration link: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwpdu2vrjIsEtxCN511lv0Oi5qEZqoHyxiO

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