Wednesday 9th October 2019
9:00am to 4:30pm
Brio Leisure Centre, Northwich
With two hugely successful events in the bag, the conference returns for a third year. Thinking about attending? Here are four reasons you should:
- A great programme of training to help you in your role
- Opportunity to meet and network with fellow clerks
- Chance to meet exhibitors providing services to the sector
For a full day of learning (worth 2.5 CPD points) it is just £30 for members or £40 for non-members.
2019 Conference Sessions
Getting Public Rights of Way Registered
Jack Cornish, The Ramblers Association
From 2026 historic claims for public rights of way can’t be made, that means we have only just over 6 years to protect those in our community which aren’t registered. Find out how to get PROW registered, advice on research and the importance of the 2026 deadline.
Climate Change and Councils
Cllr Jane Smith – Alsager Town Council
Jane will take us through the bare facts of climate change and what local councils can do to make a difference and future proof our communities.
Developing Assertiveness and Dealing with Difficult People
Richard Masters MBE – Castle View Training
Richard will help you understand assertiveness, understand the behaviour of others and ourselves and explore the choices we have with difficult people.
Website Accessibility Regulations
Adam Keppel-Green PSLCC
New regulations required websites to be accessible. What does that mean, when must you comply and how do you do it? Adam will take you through it.
Youth Councils and Engagement
Holmes Chapel Youth Council
Hear from Holmes Chapel Parish Council and their youth council about how to engage the young members of your community.
Risk Assessments for Events
David Palmer – Came and Company
Community events are increasingly being delivered by councils, make sure you’re managing the risks that go along with this and find out how to create a risk assessment for your events.
What’s the SLCC doing?
Rob Smith, Chief Executive of the SLCC
The society’s CEO gives a run down of what the society is doing to support clerks and its work in the sector. Your opportunity to put questions straight to the top of the organisation.
Getting Press Releases Published
Emma Dalzell, Barebones Marketing
Emma offers a crash course in how to prepare and distribute a press release which will get attention and get published.
Going for Gold
Nicola Clarke PSLCC
When Nicola was clerk to Holmes Chapel PC she was responsible for it becoming the first Quality Gold council in Cheshire. Nicola will lead a session taking you through how to get accredited under the Local Council Award Scheme, what work is involved and some practical tips.
Not the Precept
Claire Jones, Cheshire Community Action
Nikki Hewitt, Cheshire Association of Local Councils
With councils doing more, precepts are going up. Claire and Nikki will take you through two alternatives. Claire will highlight a number of potential grant funding options for council projects and offer practical advice on how to get funding, whilst Nikki will guide you through the process of obtaining borrowing approval and a loan through the Public Works Loan Board.