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What You Need to Know Part 1 & 2

20th September 2022

10:00 - 12:30

Winchester Racquets & Fitness Club, Bereweeke Rd, Winchester SO22 6AN

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Part 1 - 20 September & Part 2 - 27 September. This informal two part (2.5 hours each) small-group course gives new and inexperienced members of staff (clerks, deputies, assistants) an introduction to some of the key aspects of the role and highlights many support mechanisms and signposts for further information.

Budgeting for Officers/Clerks

4th October 2022

10:00 - 12:00

Online via Zoom

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In this course topics include setting a budget and precept, contingencies and reserves, how the council tax base affects the budget, inflation and budget monitoring.

Local Council Finance for Councillors

11th October 2022

18:30 - 20:00

Online via Zoom

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This session is for Councillors only, and is designed to give a greater understanding of your duties with regards to the council’s finances.

Local Plans and Planning Policy for Local Councils

18th October 2022

18:30 - 21:00

Online via Zoom

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This 2.5 hour session is designed to give you a deeper understanding of the structure and purpose of the planning system and its context within the national agenda, looking briefly at the way it has evolved over time and how it is shaped to meet changing priorities.

The Knowledge & Core Skills for Councillors

8th November 2022

10:00 - 14:30

Winchester Racquets & Fitness Club, Bereweeke Rd, Winchester SO22 6AN

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This course is suitable for new councillors or those that would like a refresher in the key aspects of being a parish or town councillor.

An Introduction to Planning for Local Councils

10th November 2022

18:30 - 21:00

Online via Zoom

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This 2.5 hour session will take you through the structure of the planning system and the role played by different layers of national and local government.

Year End Accounts & Audit

21st February 2023

10:00 - 12:00

Online via Zoom

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This is a 90 minute interactive session, which introduces the Annual Return and the stages of the audit process, enabling you to complete all the relevant steps correctly.