Active, Inclusive and Empowered Parish Councils and Meetings
To have "active, inclusive and empowered parish councils and meetings" is one of the four priorities of the Leicestershire Rural Framework 2014-2020.
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In March 2014 funding through the Leicestershire Rural Partnership enabled the Leicestershire and Rutland Association of Local Councils to host a highly successful training and networking event for its members. Sessions at the event included community engagement, strategic planning, the new community rights, and working with volunteers.
Feedback from those who attended was overwhelmingly positive with many commenting that the event was the best they had attended in their role as councillors and clerks.
As part of the LRP's ongoing training programme for local councillors, a further 221 delegates from Leicestershire Parish Councils benefitted from a variety of courses aimed to help them better serve their communities throughout 2013/14.