Roles and Responsibilities - last few spaces remaining!

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 and also suitable for new clerks, 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 and a networking lunch break.


Session One

  • The council - what is it?
  • Powers and duties
  • getting and spending money
  • Code of conduct
  • Who does what? - Councillors, the Chair, the Council, the Clerk - it's a team


Session Two

  • Meetings, Committees, Virtual meetings
  • Agenda, Minutes
  • Governance
  • Your community and engaging with it
  • Social media
  • FoI, GDPR etc
  • Planning
  • Training, keeping up to date

Registration and refreshment from 9.30am for a prompt start at 10am, finishing by 4pm.

Lunch and delegate pack provided.

Event Details

Event Date & Time

Monday 17th of June 2024 @ 10:00:00 AM


Warwick Hall, Church Green, Burford OX18 4RY

Price per Delegate

Member Council: £110.00 + VAT
Non-Member Council: £220.00 + VAT

Please note: Booking will be available until Tuesday 11th of June 2024, or until all places have been filled

Event Booking

Online booking is only available to OALC members

If you are not a member of OALC but would like to join a training course please email - with the course that you are interested in and the name of your parish council.