Thank you for joining us for our first-ever Virtual National Conference.

This page will be updated with the FAQ’s from each session during the week which the trainers will be providing in due course.

If you have any queries please contact [email protected]

Tuesday 13th October

2.00pm – 3.00pm – Executives’ Panel – Rob Smith, SLCC Chief Executive, Jonathan Flowers, Chair of the Improvement and Development Board (IDB), Jonathan Owen, NALC Chief Executive, Lyn Cadwallader, One Voice Wales Chief Executive. Click here to view the Chief Executives Q&A

Wednesday 14th October

10.00am – 11.00am – Neighbourhood Planning – Where to Now? Peter Edwards, Planning Solicitor and author of ‘The Power of Neighbourhood Planning’ Click here to view the Q&A

Thursday 15th October

10.00am – 11.00am – Neighbourhood Planning: Policy and Funding (England Only)
Jen Beresford, Plan-Making Policy Team & Development Plans at the Ministry of Housing Communities & Local Government (MHCLG) Click here to view the Q&A.
12.00 – 13.00 – Budgeting in Uncertain Times
Dan Austin, Finance Manager, Great Aycliffe Town Council; Crispin Taylor, SLCC National Finance & VAT Advisor; Kalpesh Patel, Accountant & Acting RFO to Royal Wootton Bassett Town Council & Sarah Pearse FSLCC, Deputy Town Clerk & RFO to Weston-super-Mare Town Council. Click here to view the Q&A.

Friday 16th October

12.30pm – 1.30pm – The Climate Emergency, Every Level of Government has a Part to Play – Rachel Coxcoon, Director of Climate Emergency Support Programme, Centre for Sustainable Energy. Click here to view the Q&A.

2.00pm – 3.00pm – Qualifications Workshop – Find out all there is to know about ILCA, CiLCA & Community Governance – Elisabeth Skinner MBE, SLCC Academic Leader, Dominic Stapleton, Community Governance Assistant Course Leader & Lesley Swinbank, SLCC Professional Development Officer. Click here to view the Qualifications Q&A