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

Weekly update

Having joined the ranks of retired ADSO members (I might even be the founder member!), I’m keen to encourage others who may be retiring to continue as members. It’s only £15 per year and it’s ideal if colleagues want to keep in touch or perhaps put themselves forward for consultancy or part time work in … Continued

ADSO in Scotland

We have been involved in discussions with SOLAR which is the organisation in Scotland representing lawyers and committee administrators. SOLAR has invited ADSO to take part in their Autumn Conference to be held on 10 November in Glasgow. I have agreed with the Board that we will sponsor a number of ADSO members to attend (paying travel … Continued

Membership renewals

The membership renewals are currently being sent out. I’ve received mine with a letter from myself! Please return your renewals as quickly as you can. We reached 1000 members last month and it would be great if we could maintain that number for the coming year. The membership fee has once again been kept at … Continued

Early bird offer extended – Annual conference

Hope many of you managed to have some time off over the summer. Annual comference Bookings for the annual conference in November are going really well, we have extended the early bird rate until Friday 8th September. All places are likely to be filled as we are already at 75% capacity, so please get in … Continued

Summer update from Chair

Annual Conference Firstly, conference bookings are going well, so please make sure you secure your place and hotel room before it’s too late. Details can be found on the website. Please get in touch if you have any queries: Membership renewal Secondly, we are approaching membership renewal time. Please ensure that when received, you … Continued

Hope you are enjoying the August break, if lucky enough!

I hope everyone is enjoying the August break, traditionally this is the quieter period of the year so hope you can take advantage and catch up and do all those things on the “to do list”. Whether you are in work or taking leave i hope you manage to enjoy the good (ish) weather. Annual … Continued

Weekly update from the Chair.

Many congratulations to Fiona Hubbard from Wellingborough Council for completing her ADSO certificate. Well done Fiona  and I hope you can get to conference in November to receive your award in person. A couple of authorities have contacted me recently asking whether ADSO could be involved in the apprenticeship scheme and levy, particularly through our … Continued