The Clerks Toolkit 2021

Welcome to the Clerk’s Toolkit presentations To book on any session please contact All presentations start at 9.30am via Zoom and end at 12.30pm / 1pm. The zoom link along with the relevant hand-out will be sent to all attendees the day before the event. When attending please keep your camera turned on and […]

Session 3:  Important Planning Concepts

Thursday 22nd April 6.30-8.30pm Cost £40 •    Planning Conditions •    Planning Obligations •    Community Infrastructure Levy •    Viability •    Up to date housing land supply policies •    Permitted Development •    Biodiversity •    Material planning considerations PLEASE book your place with Caroline

Session 2:  The Role of Local Councils in Town Planning

Thursday 15th April 6.30-8.30pm Cost £40 •    Development Timetable •    Your role as a consultee •    Probity and transparency •    Running your planning committee •    Pre-application discussions with developers •    The difference between a Neighbourhood Plan and other Council plans To book please contact Caroline at

Session 1: Introduction to planning

Thursday 8th April 6.30-8.30pm Cost £40 •                    What is town planning and what does it cover? •                    It’s a plan-led system •                    The policy hierarchy •                    Who is involved and what do they want? •                    Where do Parish and Town Councils fit in? •                    Development Timetable To book please contact Caroline at

Test and Trace

Any venue that the public visits must display a personalised QR code. This includes and building owned by town or parish councils, such as town halls, community centres etc. They can create the code and poster here: If the poster with QR code is not displayed, they risk a fine of up to £1,000. Tips […]

Countryside Code

Countryside Code Flyer Jul 2020 v3 Can you help Natural England promote the messages of the Countryside Code especially to families with school age children? The last few months have certainly been strange and challenging for all of us and especially children some of whom have had to spend so much time away from school. […]

Government Advice on Re-Opening Playgrounds

The government have announced that Playgrounds can re-open from the 4th July. Below is the guidance from government: 4. Key principles for safely reopening playgrounds and outdoor gyms Preparing a playground or outdoor gym for re-opening Owners and operators of playgrounds or outdoor gyms are reminded that in addition to preparations to ensure they are COVID-19 […]

Natural Networks

    Natural Networks is a grant scheme that offers grants and advice on improving areas of land or water for wildlife and hopefully creating areas that can be just as enjoyable for people!  We thought you might like to see some of the recent projects we have been working on and watch these incredible […]