The Brexit high court judgement

The Brexit judgement On whether the Crown can give notice to terminate the UK’s membership of the EU, or whether this can only be done by Parliament. The QBD of the High Court (Lord Chief Justice, Master of the Rolls and Lord Justice Sales) judge that it is the latter. Essential reading for all those … Continued

Update on Annual Conference – new speakers confirmed

We are delighted to confirm that political satirist Matt Forde will be the speaker at this year’s conference dinner. Matt has recently appeared on Have I Got News For You, Mock the Week, Question Time and The Royal Variety Performance 2015. He co-hosts talkSPORT’s Saturday football show The Warm-Up with Jon Richardson and hosts a monthly political … Continued

ADSO Awards 2016

Entries for the ADSO Awards 2016 are now open! We are looking for: Learner of the year – nominated by Advisers Team of the Year –  written submission Democratic Services Officer of the Year – nominations from Line Managers, supported by Chief  Executives or Councillors Click here for more information

ADSO Training Courses

Bookings are currently being taken for the following ADSO Training Courses: Just a Minute Council and its Governance Arrangements Click here to book your place today!

ADSO East Midlands Branch

Meetings of the ADSO East Midlands Branch in 2016 have now been set and will take place on the following dates: Friday 15 April@ South Derbyshire District Council Friday 15 July@ Leicester City Council Friday 21 October@ Nottingham City Council Start time is 10.30am and will be followed in the afternoon by the East Midlands modern.gov … Continued

Councillor Commission

‘The Local Governance Research Unit, based at Leicester Business School, has launched a Councillor Commission to independently review the role and work of the councillor. The Commission is chaired by Colin Copus, (Professor of Local Politics, De Montfort University) with the following terms of reference: “To explore and consider the roles, functions, tasks, responsibilities and … Continued

ADSO Course – Meetings Procedures

The Meetings Procedures course is now open for bookings. This course is aimed at delegates who are new to supporting meetings and/ or those who wish to learn more about the legal aspects of servicing meetings. Sessions are being held in London, North West and Midlands in early March. Click here to find out more and … Continued

IIMC Region 11 Symposium: 2 – 3 June 2016

Applications for sponsorship for the 2016 IIMC Region 11 Symposium in Brussels are now open! ADSO will be sponsoring 10 members (5 learners and 5 other members) to the tune of £200 each to attend. Applications for sponsorship can be made up to 21 February. Click here for more information and to apply.

ADSO in the News

Following the success of the ADSO Awards 2015, Democratic Services Team of the Year – Thurrock Council, were featured in the Thurrock Gazette.  The article can be found below. If you have any other examples of ADSO in the news, please let us know.

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