Weekly message from Peter Sass, ADSO Vice Chair

My very best wishes to everyone running elections next week. For Wandsworth Council, I am the DRO for postal votes so am already in the midst of daily verification and opening sessions for an expected haul of 35,000 to 40,000 completed postal votes. I am sick of the sight of them already! We’re also putting … Continued

Weekly message from John Lynch, Director of Finance

Hi Everyone Good luck to those dealing with elections next month and I trust all is going well. For the rest of you, I hope you have been able to enjoy some of the sunny weather. Webinar – The New Model Code of Conduct Members can now book onto our webinar on Friday 20th May 10.30am … Continued

Weekly message from Colin Copus, ADSO Non-Executive Director

In this newsletter we welcome Carl Whistlecraft as our new Non-Executive Director. Carl and myself are both Non-Executive Directors and will together: advise ADSO on current topical issues of interest; attend board meetings to discuss issues and help implement our strategic objectives; use our networks of contacts to support the work of the board and … Continued

Weekly message from Priya Patel, ADSO Company Secretary

Many of you will be in the midst of a pre-election period at present, at Richmond and Wandsworth we have a few committee meetings remaining until the local elections and are busily preparing for our Member induction programme. Incidentally, I have been pleased to see the term ‘purdah’ being struck out as an outdated term … Continued

Weekly message from John Austin, ADSO Chair

What a pleasure it is to see the flowers blooming and the days getting longer. Let’s hope we get some more sustained good weather so we can all enjoy what Spring has to offer, particularly with the school holidays looming. If you are taking time off in the run up to Easter, have a great … Continued

Weekly message from Peter Sass, Vice-Chair

Probably by now, you’ve all had your budget-setting Council meetings. A busy time for all of us with additional meetings to consider and scrutinise the budget proposals. It’s nice to be on the other side of this important part of the governance process. Now it’s full steam ahead on election and Member Induction planning for … Continued

Weekly message from John Lynch, Director of Finance

ADSO Training course: ‘Structures and Functions’ – 18 and 26 May 2022 ADSO is hosting the interactive, virtual course ‘Structures and Functions’.  This will be delivered as two, two-hour workshops held virtually.  Delegates will be required to attend both of the virtual workshops. This course is aimed at Democratic Services Officers who wish to develop … Continued