I’m pleased to say that the arrangements for this year’s annual conference are progressing well. It will be held once again at the Doubletree Hilton in Nottingham on 23 and 24th November, with the dinner on the night of the 23rd. The theme is ‘Democratic Services – Shaping the Future”. Following on from last year, … Continued
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I hope you are enjoying some good weather. I have posted a request on the members’ forum for good flowcharts for council meeting procedures such as amendments, motions, call-ins etc. This is to support ADSO’s work with a local authority. If you think you have any that you can share, please either post them on … Continued
I hope those of you who worked on the election last week had a good day and that you have recovered. Once again, the electorate has thrown up another surprise and we are in for very interesting times in the coming months. For the first time for many years, I was able to sit back … Continued
I will keep it short this week and just wanted to wish those involved in working on the elections the best of luck, you will do a great job.
I hope you all enjoyed a good bank holiday weekend. I’ve had two very pleasant days walking the Lancashire countryside. This week saw the The International Institute of Municipal Clerks (IIMC) Annual Conference get underway, our Vice Chair Dave Burn is representing ADSO at the event, you can keep updated with the program via our twitter … Continued
Thanks again to those who have sent in their ideas for workshops and facilitated discussions for the conference, we have had some great suggestions. The programme is currently in draft stage so it’s still not too late to make suggestions. Please send to email@example.com. We hope to open up for bookings in early July and … Continued
Thanks to those who have sent in their suggestions for workshops or facilitated discussions for conference in November. We will be considering all of them shortly. Please keep them coming in. I am pleased to say that we now have enough delegates for the scrutiny training course to take place in Stoke later this month. … Continued
I hope you got through the elections okay. A quick catch of breath and then on to the general election in June. Some of us have more important events on our mind – the ADSO Annual Conference! We are busy planning the event over 23 & 24 November in Nottingham. It’s important that we develop … Continued
I hope you had a good bank holiday weekend. There are elections taking part in most of the country this week, so best of luck to those working or supporting the elections. I know many will have to do this again on the 8th June, not ideal i know, but have a read of my … Continued
I hope you all enjoyed some good weather over the long Easter weekend. On behalf of ADSO, I was asked by Lawyers in Local Government to write a short blog about the recently announced General Election for their own weekly bulletin. This is on the ADSO website here. I was really pleased that we were … Continued