DAPTC E-News 30 September 2022 
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Hello Everyone

2022 DAPTC AGM | Today is the deadline for the receipt of proposed motions for the AGM.  Thank you to all the councils that have sent them in so far, it will be a busy meeting!

Registration for the 2022 is now open. The AGM is again online as per your overwhelming wishes and is on 19 November 2022 at 10am.

CHECK OUT OUR TRAINING WEBPAGES | Please have a look at our range of training courses to support maintaining Standards in Public Life. As well as our regular Standards in Public life training for councillors (clerk specific training on 24 November only), there are five brand new training sessions in January 2023 to check out.  These new sessions are all based around helping councils become better employers.
If you are a new councillor and haven’t seen our training webpages yet, please check out our
New Councillor Induction training. Find out how, through a program of pre-session learning and a follow-up consolidation online training session, we will ease you into your new role. There will be helpful training interventions aimed at making sense of some of the topics, procedures and acronyms in council life.
The next online sessions are on 31 October, so there’s plenty of time for your clerk to book you on to the training and for you to complete the pre-session learning.

Debbie & Lisa
Head to our training page for course dates and topics | Download a printable schedule here: DAPTC TRAINING DATES

1.   Request for information regarding the refurbishment of a War Memorial

Sally Bowsher, Clerk to Puncknowle and Swyre Parish Council, is looking for recommendations on the best company/craftsman to use for the restoration of their war memorial.  Any information/advice on valuations for insurance purposes and the cost of refurbishments would be gratefully received by Sally.  You can contact her directly via email at
DAPTC website - job vacancies page
NALC has announced that the Star Council Awards 2022 winners will be unveiled at an online ceremony on 13 October 2022 at noon (12 pm).
The ceremony will be open to everyone in the    sector and beyond to watch and celebrate all the winners' hard work. The event will be streamed live on NALC's YouTube page.

This year Dorset has two finalists, Bridport Town Council is in the running for
Council of the Year and DAPTC is included in the County Association Project of the Year category.  
NALC On-Line Events 

Local Councils and communications strategies - 26th October 2022 12pm - 1.15pm  Click here for more information
NALC to hold it's first-ever hybrid conference - Empowering Communities
NALC will hold its first-ever hybrid conference later this year. Empowering Communities takes place on 7 November 2022 between 10am and 4pm at America Square Conference Centre in London.

In person Ticket - up to £130 for NALC member
Virtual Ticket - up to £70 for NALC member

Find out more about the event and register for your place today.

Links to useful NALC Webpages:

NALC Committees - if you are interested in the work that NALC does through it's committees, you can view the latest Agendas and Minutes  here.

Latest Funding and Grants Bulletin 

Climate Change - information and guidance

 Keep up to date with NALC via their Blog page and their News page.
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