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Parkinson Partnership: VAT for unregistered councils ( VAT 126)

Tue, 31 Oct 2023 10:00

The Parkinson Partnership is a retained financial adviser to YLCA (and other county associations in England) and we have received an update on additional courses that are being provided by them. These sessions are being offered nationally and the places on them are snapped up quite quickly, so please act swiftly to get bookings into us.

The sessions are interactive - delegates will need a device with a reasonable screen size such as a PC, laptop, or tablet to be able to participate fully.

The cost is £30 per delegate for each session.

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

Closed Church of England Churchyards, Alan Fairchild MBE, FSLCC

Wed, 1 Nov 2023 18:30

Time: 6.30pm to 8.00pm

Cost: £25.00 or £12.50 with small council bursary

This session will be covering the following subjects:

  • closing Church of England churchyards by Order in Council
  • notification and objections to closure
  • continuation of burials in closed churchyards
  • transfer of maintenance responsibility to parish and district councils – legal and financial implications
  • faculty jurisdiction and the role of parochial church councils (PCC)
  • funding open churchyards and extensions – legal "grey" and uncertain areas
  • memorial management, safety checks and repairs
  • health and safety responsibilities of councils and the PCC

Registration Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Q_cFyRTiQ36yTvMRHPgqcw

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

Parkinson Partnership: Finance for councillors

Thu, 2 Nov 2023 10:00

The Parkinson Partnership is a retained financial adviser to YLCA (and other county associations in England) and we have received an update on additional courses that are being provided by them. These sessions are being offered nationally and the places on them are snapped up quite quickly, so please act swiftly to get bookings into us.

The sessions are interactive - delegates will need a device with a reasonable screen size such as a PC, laptop, or tablet to be able to participate fully.

The cost is £30 per delegate for each session.

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

Councillors Discussion Forum

Thu, 2 Nov 2023 18:45

Time: 6.45pm to 7.45pm

Free of Charge

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

Registration Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_jPg_AqjDRsGpJh73-aKnQw

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

Overview of Data Protection for Local Councils, Darren Briddock, Head of Data Protection, Breakthrough Communications

Mon, 6 Nov 2023 18:30

Time: 6.30pm to 8.30pm

Cost: £33.40 or £16.70 with small council bursary

  • Explore the fundamentals of data protection and what it means for councils and council officers
  • Explore the fundamentals of freedom of information and what it means for councils and council officers
  • Explore practical approaches to dealing with personal data you come into contact with as an officer of your council
  • Explore IT security and cyber security issues and how these relate to data protection and keeping yourself and the council safe

Registration Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_0Dm1FBH8Qyy6X-2eYj_Nsg

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

Parkinson Partnership: Finance for councillors

Tue, 7 Nov 2023 10:00

The Parkinson Partnership is a retained financial adviser to YLCA (and other county associations in England) and we have received an update on additional courses that are being provided by them. These sessions are being offered nationally and the places on them are snapped up quite quickly, so please act swiftly to get bookings into us.

The sessions are interactive - delegates will need a device with a reasonable screen size such as a PC, laptop, or tablet to be able to participate fully.

Te cost is £30 per delegate for each session.

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

Finance and Budgeting

Tue, 7 Nov 2023 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? Having a budget in place is essential, but what is good practice for monitoring budgets? This is a useful training session for the council, finance committee and clerk/RFO.

Registration Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_HiCcVVTUQACI_8nbBePv6A

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

Parkinson Partnership: Internal controls

Wed, 8 Nov 2023 10:00

The Parkinson Partnership is a retained financial adviser to YLCA (and other county associations in England) and we have received an update on additional courses that are being provided by them. These sessions are being offered nationally and the places on them are snapped up quite quickly, so please act swiftly to get bookings into us.

The sessions are interactive - delegates will need a device with a reasonable screen size such as a PC, laptop, or tablet to be able to participate fully.

The cost is £30 per delegate for each session.

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

Allotments – Tenancy Agreements, Policies and Self-Management Options, Liz Bunting and Phil Gomersall, National Allotment Society

Wed, 8 Nov 2023 18:30

Time: 6.30pm to 8.00pm

Cost: £25.00 or £12.50 with small council bursary

This session will cover the requirement to ensure documentation is robust and current. The options available to councils of direct let or self-managed, the advantages and disadvantages.

Registration Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_sf6c_g14QBe4bsZtO2vFSQ

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

Breakthrough Communications: Communicating with your community Part 1 – Creating a communications strategy

Thu, 9 Nov 2023 09:30

It's important for councils of all shapes and sizes to create a public communications strategy that supports the delivery of your council's priorities, aims and objectives. In this session we explore latest best practice for creating an effective, sustainable and resource-appropriate communications strategy that fits with the needs and aspirations of your council.

Cost £30.00

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

Parkinson Partnership: Budgeting for clerks and finance staff

Thu, 9 Nov 2023 10:00

The Parkinson Partnership is a retained financial adviser to YLCA (and other county associations in England) and we have received an update on additional courses that are being provided by them. These sessions are being offered nationally and the places on them are snapped up quite quickly, so please act swiftly to get bookings into us.

The cost is £30 per delegate for each session.

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

Talking Tables Training Day

Fri, 10 Nov 2023 08:30

Time: 8.30am - 4.15pm

£70.00 per delegate (or £35.00 with small council bursary)

Develop your skills as a clerk or councillor and attend this training day to enhance your knowledge and understanding

Please email admin@yorkshirelca.gov.uk for a booking form or download it from the website and submit it to admin.

Venue:
The Bridge, Walshford, Wetherby. LS22 5HS
Contact:
admin@yorkshirelca.gov.uk

Breakthrough Communications: Communicating with your community Part 2 – Engaging with your community

Tue, 14 Nov 2023 09:30

his session will help you consider how to implement your communications strategy and engage with your community. We explore how councils can communicate and engage, as well as building sustainable conversations. Discover the tools, strategies and techniques needed to better promote your own messages but also to better respond to the voices within your local community.

Cost : £30.00

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

Parkinson Partnership: Budgeting for clerks and finance staff

Tue, 14 Nov 2023 10:00

The Parkinson Partnership is a retained financial adviser to YLCA (and other county associations in England) and we have received an update on additional courses that are being provided by them. These sessions are being offered nationally and the places on them are snapped up quite quickly, so please act swiftly to get bookings into us.

The cost is £30 per delegate for each session.

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

Parkinson Partnership: Finance for councillors

Tue, 14 Nov 2023 18:30

The Parkinson Partnership is a retained financial adviser to YLCA (and other county associations in England) and we have received an update on additional courses that are being provided by them. These sessions are being offered nationally and the places on them are snapped up quite quickly, so please act swiftly to get bookings into us.

The sessions are interactive - delegates will need a device with a reasonable screen size such as a PC, laptop, or tablet to be able to participate fully.

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

Clerks Discussion Forum

Wed, 15 Nov 2023 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/webinar/register/WN_1uWJ1KAcQpqDfkSxNK3TxQ

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

Allotments – Land availability/purchase, site facilities, health and safety and insurance, Liz Bunting and Phil Gomersall, National Allotment Society

Wed, 15 Nov 2023 18:30

Time: 6.30pm to 8.00pm

Cost: £25.00 or £12.50 with small council bursary

This session looks at obtaining setting up and maintaining allotment facilities including planning aspects. It also covers health and safety responsibilities and insurance cover.

Registration Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_5Cv5fljdT2q4wW6DxJn-kg

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

Breakthrough Communications: Crisis communications for local councils

Wed, 22 Nov 2023 10:00

We never know when a crisis could strike. From local flooding to a council meeting going viral there are many ways in which councils can find themselves in the eye of the media storm. This session takes participants through the detail of preparing for a crisis no matter what form it may take. Passing on expert tips and guidance on being as prepared as you can be should the worst happen.

Cost: £30.00

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

Appointing, Structuring and Using Committees for Council Work

Wed, 22 Nov 2023 18:30

Time: 6.30pm to 8.00pm

Cost: £25.00 or £12.50 with small council bursary

The aim of this session is to provide an understanding of how councils can delegate decision making power, to look at what is effective delegation and the process for the appointment of committee members, with terms of reference for the committee. We will also discuss the advantages and disadvantages of committees for local council work.

Registration Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_xJhMLiu1S2GCujqoA5yErQ

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

Induction for new Clerks - York House, Tadcaster

Thu, 23 Nov 2023 10:00

Time: 10.00am to 1.00pm

Cost: £50.00 or £25.00 with small council bursary

Venue: York House. Tadcaster

The session will include the 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 the post for some time but have never completed this training.To register for this session, please email admin@yorkshirelca.gov.uk for a booking form.

Venue:
York House, Station Road, Tadcaster
Contact:
admin@yorkshirelca.gov.uk

Parkinson Partnership: Budgeting for clerks and finance staff

Thu, 23 Nov 2023 10:00

The Parkinson Partnership is a retained financial adviser to YLCA (and other county associations in England) and we have received an update on additional courses that are being provided by them. These sessions are being offered nationally and the places on them are snapped up quite quickly, so please act swiftly to get bookings into us.

The cost is £30 per delegate for each session.

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

Applying for grants and writing applications – Mike Deegan Consulting

Thu, 23 Nov 2023 18:30

Time: 6.30pm to 8.30pm

Cost: £33.40 or £16.70 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/webinar/register/WN_pjogIxtoQQ6i-D-d3nvTRg

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

Data Protection for councils Part 1: Foundations & theory

Mon, 27 Nov 2023 11:00

In an ever-evolving legislative landscape, it is vital that councils ensure they have the most up-to-date understanding of their data protection obligations. This introductory session walks councils through the theory and core principles of GDPR and related data protection legislation, and we explain what policies, practices and processes councils need to have in place.

Cost: £30.00

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

Breakthrough Communications Training - Canva Part 1 Getting Started

Tue, 28 Nov 2023 09:30

Time: 9.30am

Cost: £30.00

This training session is designed to help councils get started with Canva and to get to grips with its essential features. Discover how councils can use Canva to create content for a variety of community engagement purposes, including printed material as well as for websites and social media. We will work through how to create new designs and how to make use of templates, how to add text and images, and customise their designs.

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

Parkinson Partnership: Procurement

Tue, 28 Nov 2023 10:00

The Parkinson Partnership is a retained financial adviser to YLCA (and other county associations in England) and we have received an update on additional courses that are being provided by them. These sessions are being offered nationally and the places on them are snapped up quite quickly, so please act swiftly to get bookings into us.

The sessions are interactive - delegates will need a device with a reasonable screen size such as a PC, laptop, or tablet to be able to participate fully.

The cost is £30 per delegate for each session.

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

Finance and Budgeting

Tue, 28 Nov 2023 18:30

Time: 6.30pm to 8.00pm

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? Having a budget in place is essential, but what is good practice for monitoring budgets? This is a useful training session for the council, finance committee and clerk/RFO.

Registration Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_KV9F2rM7TyGdbjRDFeo1ug

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

Breakthrough Communications: Get the most from local and regional media

Wed, 29 Nov 2023 09:30

t is increasingly challenging to find people who are willing to put their names forward either at election time or to be co-opted. We explore effective ways councils and councillors can engage people over time, building up their awareness and interest in the work of the council, in order to better promote and demystify the role of a councillor.

Cost: £30.00

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

Breakthrough Communications: How councils can engage effectively with young people in their communities

Thu, 30 Nov 2023 09:30

Young people are often a hard-to-reach demographic for councils to engage with. In this session we explore what we actually mean by the term 'young people', what issues matter to different groups of younger people, how to effectively reach and engage them, both online and offline, and how to build partnerships with youth-focused organisations in your area.

Cost: £30.00

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

Parkinson Partnership: Finance for councillors

Thu, 30 Nov 2023 10:00

The Parkinson Partnership is a retained financial adviser to YLCA (and other county associations in England) and we have received an update on additional courses that are being provided by them. These sessions are being offered nationally and the places on them are snapped up quite quickly, so please act swiftly to get bookings into us.

The sessions are interactive - delegates will need a device with a reasonable screen size such as a PC, laptop, or tablet to be able to participate fully.

The cost is £30 per delegate for each session.

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

Breakthrough Communications Training - Canva Part 2 Advanced

Thu, 30 Nov 2023 13:00

Time: 1.00pm

Cost: £30.00

his training session is designed for councils who already have experience with Canva and want to learn its more advanced features and techniques. Participants will learn how to use advanced tools to create complex designs and layouts as well as how to set up your council's brand. We will also explore how to integrate Canva with your social media, how to make use of its scheduling features and using Canva to create and edit video content.

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