Parish and town councils play a vital role in representing the interests of the communities they serve and improving the quality of life for local people.

This one day course, aimed at newly elected councillors, will outline the roles and responsibilities of clerks and councillors so that they can work together effectively. It will also provide an introduction to law and procedure for local councils.

The training will be done by Liz Howlett, solicitor; ex-monitoring officer Cherwell District Council

 Topics covered will include –

  • The Clerk
  • Role of councillors
  • The Chairman
  • The corporate body - the council
  • Working together
  • Powers and duties
  • General Power of Competenece
  • Public life - obligations
  • Code of Conduct - financial interests
  • Planning
  • Decision making
  • Meetings - where, when, how, conduct, agendas, minutes
  • Committees
  • Transparency
  • social media, websites, defamation

Registration and refreshment from 9.30am for a prompt start at 10am, finishing by 3pm.

Lunch and delegate pack provided.

Event Details

Event Date & Time

Wednesday 18th of March 2020 @ 10:00:00 AM


Ladygrove Room, Didcot Civic Hall, Britwell Road, Didcot OX11 7JN

Price per Delegate

Member Council: £90.00 + VAT
Non-Member Council: £180.00 + VAT

Please note: Booking will be available until Wednesday 11th of March 2020, or until all places have been filled

Booking Form

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