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Parish and Town Council Seminars

 2013 Seminar

Another successful Seminar was held on Friday 6th September in the Civic Hall at Leeds.  Once again, Cllr Peter Gruen, the Deputy Leader of Leeds City Council and Executive Board Member for Neighbourhoods, Planning and Support Services opened the event.    47 delegates, representing 19 local councils, attended.    They received an update on the recent  Scrutiny Board Inquiry and a copy of the Presentation, along with the full Scrutiny Report, are available from the download section below.
Four workshops were also held, with each delegate having the opportunity to attend two.   The subjects covered Code of Conduct, Social Media, Parish Precepts and Freedom of Information.  Copies of all the presentations given are available from the download section.
With regard to the Freedom of Information workshop, the following links may also be of use:
Information Commissioner's Office (ICO)                      http://www.ico.org.uk/
ICO Freedom of Information Guidance document http://www.ico.org.uk/for_organisations/guidance_index/freedom_of_information_and_environmental_information
ICO Training materials/Video                                      http://www.ico.org.uk/for_organisations/training
ICO Order/Request publications                                  https://www.ico.org.uk/Global/request_publications
ICO Hints for Practitioners (FOI & EIR) - this is the booklet discussed at the workshop: https://www.ico.org.uk/Global/~/media/documents/library/freedom_of_information/practical_application/foi_hints_for_practitioners_handing_foi_and_eir_requests_2008_final.ashx
Requests are being received via the following website:  www.whatdotheyknow.com