Weekly update from Wayne Chandai, Director of Communications

Last week was Municipal’s Clerks Week and after seeing the IIMC proclamation document, Democratic Services colleagues at Birmingham City Council approached the Lord Mayor to ask if she would sign it.  Not only did she sign it, but she invited the Democratic Services team of clerks/meeting managers to her suite for coffee and cakes and … Continued

Weekly update from Susan Biddle, Director of Training

For those of you who experienced elections last week I hope they went well and that the Bank Holiday enabled you to relax and re-charge your batteries a bit.  It’s lovely to have the clutch of bank holidays around this time of year, provides so many opportunities for ‘improving’ activities such as enhancing the garden … Continued

Weekly update from John Lynch, Director of Finance

I hope those of you that managed to get some time off from election duties enjoyed the Easter weather last weekend. I see temperatures are back to normal again. Good luck on Thursday. Speaking of elections, Peter Stanyon, Chief Executive of the AEA summed up what all elections staff are going through at the moment. … Continued

Weekly Update from Vice Chair, Dave Burn

I hope you all had a good Easter break. Interns – Exeter University  This time last year we supported the University of Exeter employability programme, ‘Pathways to Politics and Government’. As a result we enabled four students to be placed in internships across a number of Democratic Services teams. The programme was a great success, … Continued

Weekly update from Pete Savage, Company Secretary

First of all I’d like to send our very best wishes and congratulations to Joanna Boaler, East of England representative on the Board, on having her second child. It’s obviously going to be a very busy time for Joanna and it seems to me a busy and interesting time for democracy the world over. We … Continued

Weekly message from the Chair, John Austin

I am pleased to say that all our subsidised places for the IIMC Symposium on 6 & 7 June have been taken up. You can still however take advantage of the early bird offer which expires on 12 April. Please follow the link below. It promises to be a really good 2 days. If you … Continued

Weekly update from Wayne Chandai, Director of Communications

Hi everyone, The board met last Friday for the first time in Bristol, the Holiday Inn, Filton Road; our new conference venue. The dates for this years conference events are 21st an 22nd November, so please hold these dates and put them in your diaries. We will be sharing more details over the next few … Continued

Weekly message from Peter Savage, Company Secretary

Newsletter intro from Pete Savage, Company Secretary I’m looking forward to my second Board Meeting later this week. We are holding it at the venue for this year’s conference, The Holiday Inn in Filton, Bristol. Our main discussion will be around sorting out an exciting and informative programme for that Conference. Papers for the Board … Continued

Weekly message from John Lynch, Director of Finance

I had an interesting two days up in Glasgow attending the Society of Local Authority Lawyers and Administrators in Scotland Annual Conference. A good range of speakers and workshops over the two days. I particularly enjoyed the talks on the Commercialisation of Local Govt and an update on Employment Law in Scotland. The SOLAR President … Continued

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