DAPTC E-News 27th May '22 

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DORSET COUNCIL PLANNING | It was good to see so many member councils sending out representatives to this meeting today. It's important to get your views across and also that all important update on the Local Plan.

LOOSE WOMEN! | You know when the National Television Awards (about now) are on the horizon and every TV programme encourages you to vote for them? Well DAPTC has entered the NALC Star Awards County Association Project of Year category. This is centred on the conduct training and launch of the digital submission of Registers of Interest in 2021. If you have filled one in or are a clerk that now doesn't have to print and scan the old forms - tell us what a difference it has made, especially if you want to see me, Debbie and Lisa trip going to the stage and then make a gushing plea for world peace and thank a long list of friends, family and anyone we've ever bumped into. One sentence please? TELL US NOW

WORKING TOGETHER WEBINARS - Community Resilience & Severe Weather Events | 21st June 2022 at 4:00pm is the next scheduled webinar that's FREE. Registrations are already coming in for this session. REGISTER HERE

DAPTC EMAIL ACCOUNTS | As promised this week we have moved a number of member email accounts over to the new 5GB service. There have been the odd glitch like some duplication of emails but other than that the new storage capacity is up and working. Any other teething issues we will work through with you on a case by case basis. If you are contemplating upgrading we can still do this for you - just email and we can chat further.

MEMBERSHIP SURVEYS | Thank you to all the Clerks that have been completing our membership survey - they are flooding in and will be used wisely.

Hearing all of your Jubilee plans - what a show Dorset will be staging next week. All the very best with your plans!


** NEW ** 1. PCC David Sidwick and CC Scott Chilton chat live next week 

The Police and Crime Commissioner for Dorset, David Sidwick will be joined by the Chief Constable Scott Chilton , in a Facebook Live chat to talk about the progress of David's Police and Crime Plan 'One Year On' and the Chief Constable's 'Policing Vision for Dorset' at 6.30pm on Monday 30th May 2022.

They will be talking about the work that's been happening both behind the scenes and on the streets to keep the public safe. Follow Dorset Police and Crime Commissioner or Dorset Police on Facebook, @PCCDorset or @dorsetpolice on Twitter and @pccdorset or @dorset_police on Instragram.

There will also be a live stream on Facebook to give members of the public the opportunity to ask questions.

** NEW ** 2. APSE allotments 2022 survey

The Association of Public Sector Excellence (APSE) are undertaking their annual allotments 

Their State of the Market survey is used by councils, allotments groups and the horticultural and national media as a source of information as to the health and popularity of the UK allotments scene.

The survey is seeking your opinion on the state of allotments, together with the main issues affecting councils relating to their provision and maintenance. The deadline for completing the survey is 3 June 2022.

** NEW ** 3.  Have your say on Direct Funding for Local Councils

NALC are seeking your input on a survey they are conducting around the funding of parish and town councils.    Please complete the survey to provide information on your council.

The survey can be found
here.  The deadline for completion is 15th June 2022.

** NEW ** 4.  Arnold-Baker on Local Council Administration

The A
rnold-Baker on Local Council Administration publication is a complete statement of the law relating to parish and community councils, in the form of an extensive though succinct narrative accompanied by comprehensive statutory materials.

Now in its thirteenth edition, 'the yellow book' remains the key text for local councils.  

You can now pre-order the book here.   The book is £137 for SLCC members and £163 for non-members through SLCC or buy direct from Lexis Nexis for £164.99.  The publication date is set for 22nd October 2022.

5. Mobile Alteau Flood Barrier - Free to a good home!

The Clerk at Burton Bradstock Parish Council has been in touch to let us know that the parish council have an inflatable mobile flood barrier available to any parish council that would be able to make use of it.

Details of the inflatable barrier can be found

If you are interested, please contact her direct at

6. Update to Legal Topic Note 80 on Member's Conduct & the Registration and Disclosure of their Interests.

The conduct and standards regime has undergone several changes in the last few years.  The updated LTN 80 sets out the main changes and developments.

You you view the LTN herePlease distribute the note widely to your members.
DAPTC website - job vacancies page


Just click on the training you are interested in - it's now easy to book courses either with us or our training partners. Don't forget to check with your Clerk before finalising dates/times.   
The Parkinson Partnership link
DAPTC Webinars
Breakthrough Communications Link
DAPTC Planning and N Planning Courses
** NEW ** 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.

Other NALC On-Line Events 

How to review neighbourhood planning policies - 29th June 2022 12pm - 1.15pm  Click here for more information on this event.

Giving local councils more of a say on housing - 27th July 2022 12pm - 1.15pm  Click
here for more information on this event.

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.

Other news from around Dorset and nationally

 Dorset Care Record Stakeholder update

Volunteer Call to Action! from Healthwatch Dorset

atest Citizen's Advice Dorset Newsletter

Latest Newsletter from the Dorset History Centre

** UPDATED**  Latest Dorset Community Action newsletter

What's On? - Latest news from Artsreach - Dorset's Touring Arts Charity

 Latest news from the Dorset Police & Crime Commissioner

 Latest news from Dorset Coastal Forum 

Latest news from Dorset Local Nature Partnership

 Latest bulletin from the Rural Services Network

 Information from Scottish & Southern Electricity Networks

 Dorset CPRE Newsletter

Latest News from the Dorset AONB (Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty)

 Latest News from the Cranborne Chase AONB (Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty)
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