Training and CPD
Induction pack for Councillors
Being a good Parish Councillor isn't simply turning up at meetings for a chat and nodding your head at a few resolutions. The responsibilities are much greater. Firstly you have to be an electorate within the parish; then you're on a quick learning curve to become familiar with the rules and regulations that govern how a Parish council operates and the powers it has. Along this learning curve you will become accustomed with Parish Councillors meetings, which may seem strange to begin with, as there are lots of things we must do to be legally compliant. We give your fair warning if you are considering or have recently become a Parish Councillor, then we'd expect lots more involvement in other activities, additional meetings and more importantly Community Engagement, e.g. support parishioners queries, litter picking or talking with our local Member of Parliament. So now we have scared away the feint-hearted, here's a little reading to get you started.