Training and Capacity Building

Relevant training is an important factor in considering how to equip your council with the skills and knowledge required to decide, if, when, and how to take on new services and assets.

One Voice Wales is the principal organisation for community and town councils in Wales, providing a strong voice representing the councils' interests and a range of high quality services to support their work. One Voice Wales was formed in April 2004 out of the two main predecessor organisations: NALC Cymru and the Wales Association of Community and Town Councils.

One Voice Wales offers training on Community Asset Transfer.

An interactive experience for councillors and clerks covering the following key areas:

  • Models for asset transfers
  • Understanding lease issues and freehold transfers
  • Models for and approaches to Service Devolution
  • Policy Drivers
  • Opportunities, Pitfalls and Planned outcomes
  • Due Diligence Arrangements
  • Asset Management Responsibilities
  • Important role of Councillors
  • Community Engagement approaches

Contact Wendi Patience at One Voice Wales on 01269 595400 for further information and booking onto the course.

The Society of Local Council Clerks (SLCC) is the professional body for local council clerks and senior council employees. Its membership is steadily growing and now represents clerks to over 4,700 councils in England and Wales.

SLCC’s ‘Transfer of Community Assets’ training course covers the following topics:

  • Identifyingassets
  • Register of assets
  • Definition of Asset
  • Time Limits
  • Costs
  • Claims in the event of purchase not proceeding
  • Renewing registration
  • Business Plan
  • Viability of project
  • Identifying funding
  • Grant
  • Reserves
  • Commercial Loan
  • Public works Lending Board
  • Public Participation
  • Joint Ventures
  • Charitable status
  • Freehold or leasehold
  • VAT
  • Business Rates
  • Trading by Council
  • Structure in order to trade