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Dennett House, 11 Middle Street
Taunton, Somerset, TA1 1SH

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Email: info@swcouncils.gov.uk

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Training and Events

Many of our courses can be adapted for in-house delivery and can be specifically tailored to meet individual needs.

Sometimes due to reasons beyond our control a course has to be cancelled or postponed.  We will advise nominating officers and applicants immediately of such a decision.  Please note in exceptional circumstances we may have to make changes at short notice to the content (to reflect changes in legislation, current thinking or topical issues), timing, speakers and/or venue.

South West Councils, Dennett House, 11 Middle Street, Taunton, Somerset TA1 1SH, Learning and Transformation Administration Team: 01823 270101


Ward Working



Dec 31, 2018


This course is for delivery on an in-house basis. See suggested content below.


A 2hr introduction to the role of the frontline councillor.


  • The responsibility of councillors for their ward (eg local budgets, area forums, planning and licensing)
  • Mapping the ward and understanding the key issues
  • Identifying the networks, key partners and activity in the ward
  • Advocacy on behalf of the ward / the council
  • Communications and information sharing
  • Casework and surgeries
  • Campaigning and mediating on behalf of residents
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