Weekly update from Vice Chair, Dave Burn

This week’s newsletter is published just two weeks ahead of our conference. It only seems like a couple of months ago that the ADSO massive were up strutting their funky stuff – and that was before the disco! In this week’s newsletter we have: Scrutiny Guidance – our response As you may recall, the response … Continued

Weekly update from Sue Keogh, Director of Development

This week’s news is all about personal and professional development and some of the opportunities offered by ADSO and its partners. Firstly, as part of the planning for this year’s conference, I am delighted to say that we will have 20 completed learners collecting their certificates at conference – the most ever! Some of them … Continued

Weekly update – Wayne Chandai, Director of Communications

A number of Board members have mentioned in their weekly update the development of Overview and Scrutiny guidance. We are of course aware that, where O&S is concerned, the performance of councils across the country varies considerably, but we would like the guidance to be informative even for those who consider they already have effective … Continued

Weekly update from ADSO’s Chair.John Austin

I have been on my travels again this week to the Society of Local Council Clerks (SLCC) Conference in North Lincolnshire. Another two days of being wined and dined you are no doubt thinking. Well partly! They made me work for my supper this time. I presented a workshop on standards and member misconduct (particularly … Continued

Weekly update from ADSO’s Director of Finance, John Lynch

I am writing this week’s newsletter peering at the screen with one good eye. My other eye is recovering from emergency surgery for a detached retina. Not a pleasant experience but I am grateful to my colleague Pete Sass who has reassured me the things I’m going through after the operation are quite normal, having … Continued

Weekly update from Company Secretary, Peter Sass

Director Appointments: The deadline has now passed for nominations to the Director positions that are subject to election this year. There are no contested positions. The following valid nominations have been received for Board membership as follows: Chair – John Austin Vice-Chair – Dave Burn Director of Finance – John Lynch Director of Communications – … Continued

Weekly update from Vice Chair, Dave Burn

This week’s newsletter is mixed in that I am pleased to be able to highlight some other activities as well ADSO business. It is very positive that colleagues from across the sector are seeking us out for contributions and opportunities. So here goes….. Innovation in Democracy Programme The Innovation in Democracy Programme is a new … Continued

Weekly update from the Chair of ADSO, John Austin

“We had a good Board meeting on Friday which included a ‘Plain English’ walk through of the accounts and current financial position with our accountant and bookkeeper. This was really helpful and was designed to increase understanding of our financial situation each quarter and how we can use that information to better understand what the figures are telling us … Continued

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