SWCouncils

Contact Us

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

Tel: 01823 270101                     Find Us
Fax: 01823 425200
Email: info@swcouncils.gov.uk

 

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

 


Role of the Frontline Councillor

EVENT DETAILS

Date:

Course Duration:

2 hours

Venue:

Dennett House, 11 Middle Street, Taunton, Somerset, TA1 1SH - this course can also be delivered on an in-house basis

Description:

A 2 hour workshop, ideal for newly elected Councillors or those wanting to improve their understanding of the Councillor's role

Aim:

A workshop to explore the key expectations of the role in the context of the community, the mechanisms of local modern governance, the council structure and the political dimensions that shape the role

Content:

  • The Councillor and the Council
  • Why become a Councillor? 
  • Getting to know your ward
  • The campaign trail, local issues, case work, events and consultation
  • Representing the community and constituents’ expectations
  • Challenges facing Councillors: capacity, resources, family life, employment, the press
  • The management and structure of the council
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TRAINING DETAILS

Course Administrator:

training@swcouncils.gov.uk or call 01823 270101

Related Courses:


"Excellent use of time, very good pace, delighted no time wasted"


Member Organisations:  £65
Non-Member Organisations:  £85

(All prices subject to VAT.  Discounts for multiple bookings may apply)


 


Learning Event Application Form