National Conference 2020

A Zero Carbon Future – Lead the Way

Following a hugely successful 2019 Conference, we are delighted to announce the 2020 Conference will take place at Jurys Inn Hinckley Island Hotel, Leicestershire, on the 14th & 15th October 2020.

Are you moving your council forward? Invest in yourself and return to your council with new ideas, approaches and opportunities.

Your exciting agenda is coming soon…


A closer look at your sessions...

Keynote speaker: Stanley Johnson

British politician, author, expert on environmental and population issues and most recently a television personality that has won a place within the hearts of the nation! A former Conservative MP for Wight and Hampshire East for over half a decade.

Stanley Johnson, keynote speaker at National Conference 2020

Cast Your Vote!

The 2020 National Conference in October will again start with the SLCC’s Annual Awards Ceremony where we will celebrate the skills, dedication and professionalism of senior officers serving councils large and small throughout England and Wales.

Submit your nomination(s) and a panel appointed by the Board of Directors will determine the best three nominees in each category who will then be invited to National Conference where their contribution can be recognised and the final winner announced.

The various categories of awards are:

  • New Clerk of the Year – presented to a clerk who has excelled in the early stages of their career. Nominees can be any clerk with less than three years’ service in the role (any clerk who entered the profession after 1st October 2016).
  • Bryan Metcalf Award for Volunteering – awarded in memory of one of the SLCC’s greatest and longest serving volunteers, this award is presented to a clerk who has demonstrated exceptional voluntary service to the SLCC.
  • Professional Innovation Award – awarded to recognise your SLCC’s core values, this award is presented to a clerk who has demonstrated exceptional creativity or an innovative approach in any element of the delivery of their council’s work.
  • Best magazine article by a member – presented to the clerk who has contributed the best article to The Clerk magazine in the preceding year (from October 1st 2019).
  • Best case study at a regional or residential event – awarded to the clerk who has presented the best-case study at an SLCC conference or Regional Training Seminar in the preceding year (from October 1st 2019).
  • Long Service Award(s) – awarded to a limited number of nominees annually who have served the SLCC over an extended period. Please note that the minimum criteria for a successful nomination are: 30 years’ service as a clerk, active service to SLCC, retired or retiring between 1st June 2020 and 31st May 2021

Click here to submit your nominations.

We ask that you submit your nomination with a statement no longer than 300 words and complete it before the 1st September 2020.


“This year’s SLCC National Conference was both useful and enjoyable to attend for a number of reasons. The venue and organisation were excellent, of course, but what made the difference was the variety of content on the conference programme. There was something of interest or relevance to everyone – I particularly enjoyed John Sergeant’s reminiscences and Derek Redmond’s inspirational talk and from a professional point of view, the update given on plans for a new Code of Conduct. It is always a pleasure to meet up with colleagues and a National Conference brings together clerks from a wide range of parishes throughout the country, with plenty of opportunity to network and exchange ideas and experiences which I believe can be as valuable as the conference programme itself. I would certainly recommend that clerks take advantage of the chance to attend the conference if at all possible as the benefits are definitely worth the effort.”

National Conference is jointly & generously sponsored by Rialtas Business Solutions (RBS) & Microshade VSM


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