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Biodiversity: Practical measures to help enhance wildlife and address new Biodiversity Legislation for local councils - Mike Deegan Consultancy

Mon, 26 Feb 2024 18:30

Time: 6.30pm to 8.30pm

Cost: £33.40 or £16.70 with small council bursary

This topic has never been more relevant; particularly as local councils have a duty from January 2024 to help tackle the growing biodiversity crisis. This session identifies the practical changes and steps councils can realistically implement to help enhance biodiversity within the community.

Registration Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_goUOX6sjS0W7ju5yKBrffg

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

*Improve your knowledge of the planning system and making decisions meaningful* - Andrew Towlerton MRTPI, Planning Consultant

Tue, 27 Feb 2024 18:30

Time: 6.30pm to 8.00pm

Cost: £25.00 or £12.50 with small council bursary

This session builds on the basic planning webinar training session and would be particularly suitable for the members who wish to broaden their planning knowledge. It will explore topics including:

  • Planning Reform,
  • Planning conditions,
  • Section 106 Agreements and Community Infrastructure Levy,
  • Making defensible and meaningful planning decisions

Registration Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_pU0frSfSToqukfw1P5ZKuA

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

Selby Branch Meeting

Wed, 28 Feb 2024 19:00

Time: 7.00pm

Venue: Selby Town Hall, York Street, Selby, YO8 4AJ.

All councillors and the clerk are welcome to attend.

Venue:
Selby Town Hall
Contact:
admin@yorkshirelca.gov.uk

Induction for Clerks

Thu, 29 Feb 2024 12:30

Time: 12.30pm to 3.30pm

Cost: £50.00 or £25.00 with small council bursary

The session is not suitable for clerks of Parish Meetings, however, Deputy Clerks, Locum Clerks and Admin Assistants are welcome to attend. It will include the production of lawful agendas, effective minutes, legislation for local councils (that clerks must know to enable them to do their job properly), 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 office for some time and need a refresher.

Registration Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_6mWfRDd8RzKvChz5DJ123g

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

Councillors Discussion Forum

Thu, 29 Feb 2024 19:45

Time: 6.45pm to 7.45pm

Free of Charge

An opportunity for councillors to liaise and network. 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_d35G4FI1ToCwhoBhhXEhVg

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

Councillors Discussion Forum

Thu, 29 Feb 2024 19:45

Time: 6.45pm to 7.45pm

Free of Charge

An opportunity for councillors to liaise and network. 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_d35G4FI1ToCwhoBhhXEhVg

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

*Chairing Skills - Parts 1*

Tue, 5 Mar 2024 13:00

Time: 1.00pm to 3.00pm

Cost: £33.40 or £16.70 with small council bursary

This is the first of two sessions, where we will examine the general principles of chairing a meeting, the importance of a good agenda, management of meetings, stimulating debate, managing councillors and the public, and effective working with the clerk. Ensure that you book onto Part 2.

Registration Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_R_phvu_9TzS9M2nqy3BPVg

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

*Chairing Skills – Part 2*

Wed, 6 Mar 2024 13:00

Time: 1.00pm to 3.00pm

Cost: £33.40 or £16.70 with small council bursary

A continuation of the Chairing Skills training session, part 1. Only book onto this session if you are also booking on the Part 1 session.

Registration Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_tu5lzIe-Q76_bJKdUzHa_w

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

*Neighbourhood Planning and Design Code Process* - Andrew Towlerton MRTPI, Planning Consultant

Wed, 6 Mar 2024 18:30

Time: 6.30pm to 8.00pm

Cost: £25.00 or £12.50 with small council bursary

This session will include what is Neighbourhood Planning and what is the Design Code process, UK Planning legislation and policy and what help and support is available to local councils.

Registration Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN__VUF7Hz5TZaqKZAGEf4VHg

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

Council Vacancies

Tue, 12 Mar 2024 10:00

Time: 10.00am to 11.30am

Cost: £25.00 or £12.50 with small council bursary

In this session, we will look at how vacancies are created and the correct process to use when a vacancy occurs, including eligibility criteria to stand for office, by-elections, and co-option

Registration Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_vwdnOu9_R8iX5No4ImAjBA

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

Lawful Agendas and Best Practice Minutes

Wed, 13 Mar 2024 13:30

Time: 1.30pm to 3.00pm

Cost: £25.00 or £12.50 with small council bursary

It is essential that lawful agenda's are provided for council meetings to ensure lawful decisions are taken. This webinar will run through what makes a lawful agenda and best practice council minutes, how they should be written to encapsulate the decisions of the council.

Registration Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_54eYk0jvTE-uoRw8BiBDVg

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

Preparing for the Annual Governance and Accountability Return for Councils with a turnover of less than £25,000

Tue, 19 Mar 2024 10:00

Time: 10.00am to 11.30am

Cost: £25.00 or £12.50 with small council bursary

The session will consider requirements in preparation for independent internal audit, exemption and approval of the annual accounts and AGAR. This session is specifically for councils where the higher of gross income or gross expenditure is £25,000 or less.

Registration Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_N6_bN8m_Su2Iuntia7zucw

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

Biodiversity: Practical measures to help enhance wildlife and address new Biodiversity Legislation for local councils - Mike Deegan Consultancy

Tue, 19 Mar 2024 18:30

Time: 6.30pm to 8.30pm

Cost: £33.40 or £16.70 with small council bursary

This topic has never been more relevant; particularly as local councils have a duty from January 2024 to help tackle the growing biodiversity crisis. This session identifies the practical changes and steps councils can realistically implement to help enhance biodiversity within the community.

Registration Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_qKcTkuYqSS6WkvCWlQhdLg

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

Preparing for the Annual Governance and Accountability Return for Councils with a turnover of more than £25,000

Wed, 20 Mar 2024 10:00

Time: 10.00am to 11.30am

Cost: £25.00 or £12.50 with small council bursary

The session will consider requirements in preparation for independent internal audit and external audit, approval of the annual accounts and AGAR. This session is specifically for councils where the higher of gross income or gross expenditure is more than £25,000.

Registration Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_iCwjnYVoTaeEHup8CP3SAw

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

Chairs Discussion Forum

Wed, 20 Mar 2024 18:45

Time: 6.45pm to 7.45pm

Free of Charge

Chairs can network and raise issues they face when chairing meetings or in general, for example, how to deal with disruptive behaviour, how to manage a meeting lawfully. There will be a YLCA Officer in attendance as a facilitator and to give information where necessary.

Registration Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_ATzd-49tTtGnUZMgsIrSTA

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

Clerks Discussion Forum

Thu, 21 Mar 2024 18:45

Time: 6.45pm to 7.45pm

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_dCVDBPfqSGCYJV67iZfMGw

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

*Planning Appeals and Enforcement* - Andrew Towlerton MRTPI, Planning Consultant

Mon, 25 Mar 2024 18:30

Time: 6.30pm to 8.00pm

Cost: £25.00 or £12.50 with small council bursary

This session looks at what councils can do when they consider a bad or unlawful planning decision has been made, including planning enforcement and planning appeals. It will explore:

  • What is a breach of planning control?
  • Planning enforcement and planning appeals
  • Ombudsman
  • The 'Call-in' of planning applications
  • Judicial Review
  • Other recourses that are available to local councils and the role of local councils in all of this.

Registration Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_SQg1FTWvTueRkurTa_s5cg

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

Induction for new Clerks

Wed, 27 Mar 2024 09:30

Time: 9.30am to 12.30pm

Cost: £50.00 or £25.00 with small council bursary

Venue: York House, Tadcaster, LS24 9JF.

The session is not suitable for clerks of Parish Meetings, however, Deputy Clerks, Locum Clerks and Admin Assistants are welcome to attend. The session will include the production of lawful agendas, effective minutes, legislation for local councils (that clerks must know to enable them to do their job properly), 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 office for some time and need a refresher.

To register for this session, please e-mail admin@yorkshirelca.gov.uk for a booking form.

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

*Role of the Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer (RFO)* (FOR COUNCILLORS ONLY)

Wed, 27 Mar 2024 18:30

Time: 6.30pm to 8.00pm

Cost: £25.00 or £12.50 with small council bursary

Councillors will be given a better understanding of the duties, roles and responsibilities of a Clerk and RFO in this interactive session. To ensure a council works cohesively and as a team, having an understanding of the role and responsibilities of the clerk and RFO is essential.

Registration Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_WUY_got4SuWv8YOyOXSHLg

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