Member training

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Dear Bedford Borough Council,

Please supply me with a list for the following aspects of democratic services:

-Type of governance system for the Authority (committee/executive/hybrid)
-Total Number of elected members
-Training/development programme for Members, if one exists
-Training/development budget for all Members
-Number of Member training events held in previous 12 months
-Name of training provider for each event

Yours faithfully,

Andy Thomas

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Dear Andy Thomas,

 

 

Request pursuant to Freedom of Information Act 2000 – Request No. 8780

 

I refer to your recent enquiry for information held by the Council. 

 

Under the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act, the authority must
state whether or not the information exists and I confirm that we do hold
the information you requested.

 

The Council has 40 Members and an Elected Mayor.  The Mayor has a Cabinet
including himself and 8 portfolio holders.

 

Training/development programme Dates for Members 2016/2017

(Sessions to be delivered for these dates are currently in the process of
being organised)

 

   Month Dates
   May 2016 Wednesday 18^th
   June 2016 Thursday 16^th
   July 2016 Tuesday 5^th
  September 2016 Tuesday 13^th
  October 2016 Wednesday 5^th
  November 2016 Wednesday 16^th
  December 2016 -
  January 2017 Tuesday 24^th
  February 2017 Wednesday 15^th
  March 2017 Monday 20^th

 

 

Training/development budget for all Members  

Budget £12750 for External /Internal Training Costs– Events Costs covering
Courses and Conferences/Seminars/Workshops attended by Members.

 

Number of Member training events held in previous 12 months and training
provider for each event-

    

Date Session Facilitator
19.01.15                  Data Protection for Paul Gibbons ACT Now
Councillors Training
12.05.15               Introduction to Bedford Linda Stevens Head of
Borough Council Members Services
Bedford Borough
Council
14.05.15               Introduction to the code Babs Morris & Asst.
of conduct for Members   Chief Executive
(Governance & Human
Resources)
Linda Stevens Head of

Members Services
Bedford Borough
Council
19.05.15               Planning  Training     Paul Rowland
Assistant Director
(Planning) Bedford
Borough Council
21.05.15               Overview & Scrutiny Jacqueline Gray   
induction & refresher/work Service Manager
programme workshop        Scrutiny & Member
Support Bedford
Borough Council
10.06.15               Data protection & health & Mark Neale Head of
safety for members        Legal Services and
Jane Harbour
Corporate Safety
Manager Bedford
Borough  Council
16.06.15               The role & Bevan Brittan
responsibilities of (External Trainer)
charity trustees   Bevan Brittan LLP –
The Public Services
Law Firm  
18.06.15               Licensing Training(Module Keith Simmons Head of
1)    Democratic and
Registration Services
Bedford Borough
 Council
19.06.15                  Licensing Hearing Training Institute of
  -       Licensing provided
jointly by
Cornerstone
Barristers and
Poppleston Allen
Solicitors
24.06.15               Standards Committee Barbara Morris Asst.
Training Chief Executive
(Governance & Human
Resources)
Bedford Borough
 Council
25.06.15               Licensing Training  Keith Simmons Head of
(Module 2)  Democratic and
Registration Services
 Bedford Borough
Council
30.06.15               Introduction to Local Andy Watkins
Government Finance Assistant Chief
         Executive and Chief
Finance Officer
 Bedford Borough
Council
20.07.15               Education Transport Colin Foster  and
Appeals Training     Frances Cox
Bedford Borough
 Council
23.09.15                  Statement of Final Julie McCabe (Head of
accounts training (Audit Finance) Geoff Reader
Committee Members)    (Head of Pensions)
Scott Walker

(Principal
Accountant) Bedford
Borough Council
25.11.15               Scrutiny Training session Tim Young – Frontline
1          Consulting Associates
30.11.15               Scrutiny Training session Tim Young – Frontline
2          Consulting Associates

 

 

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