Weekly update

Thanks to those who have responded to the conference evaluation. Please get your comments back to us if you haven’t done so. Pictures of the event can be found on the ADSO facebook page. One of ADSO’s priorities is to work collaboratively with our partners and this is progressing well. In this weeks newsletter is … Continued

Conference over for another year

It feels a bit like ‘the morning after the night before’ but thankfully minus the hangover. Conference is done and dusted for another year and we have a brief respite before we start planning for 2018. My thanks to everybody who helped plan and organise the two days. We will await the evaluations which we … Continued

Annual conference week

Conference week is well and truly upon us. The last minute arrangements are being put in place and we are all set for a very enjoyable and successful two days. We will have over 150 delegates and guests in attendance which is a fantastic achievement. Just a few points of detail: 1.  Facilitated Discussions – … Continued

Weekly update

Conference is now less than 2 weeks away and there are literally only a handful of places left before we close the books. So please get in very quickly if you wish to be there. We are expecting 150 delegates and guests so it promises to be a great event. We have sent out details … Continued

Annual conference is not far now!

“The 2017 Annual Conference is getting closer. Places are filling up so if you want to attend, please book quickly. All the rooms in the Hilton have gone but there are details of alternatives on the website. Those who have already booked, we will let you know later this week how to select your workshops. … Continued

Weekly update

Firstly, many congratulations to Philippa Turvey of Peterborough City Council and Marcus Derby of Wirral Borough Council on completing their ADSO certificate. Well done to you and your advisors. Hope to see you at conference receiving your awards. I have posted a request for information on the members’ forum. Does anybody out there have a … Continued

Weekly update

I had the pleasure of representing ADSO at the Society of Local Council Clerks (SLCC) Conference last week in Hinckley. It was good to meet their new Chief Executive, Rob Smith and I enjoyed a number of the workshops. There was a very interesting session from Paul Hoey on councillor conduct. There is real concern … Continued

Reminder about upcoming training courses

We are running the following course over the next few weeks. It is linked to the ADSO Certificate and therefore free for learners: Council and its Governance Arrangements  – 6 November – Midlands (Leicester City) and 17 November – London (LB Brent) ​The London course is almost fully booked but we still have places left on the Leicester​ one. … Continued

Scrutiny inquiry to continue

You may recall that earlier in the year Communities & Local Government Select Committee launched an inquiry looking at the effectiveness of local authority scrutiny. The inquiry was put on hold following the dissolution of parliament and ahead of the June general election, but has now resumed. An event has been arranged to hear from those who … Continued