Councillor Development Weekend 2018

This year's popular CCA Councillor Development Weekend is taking place on 24th - 25th November at The Stratford in Stratford-upon-Avon. Attendees can look forward to a packed programme full of sessions focused on improving their skills in their important role as both a Conservative councillor and a campaigner. Key speakers include Rt Hon James Brokenshire, Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, Marcus Jones MP, Party Vice Chairman for Local Government, and James Cleverly MP, Deputy Party Chairman. It is also a great opportunity to meet with fellow councillors from across the country. Previously, a number of councillors have attended with group colleagues as part of a team building weekend.

There are a variety of booking options available depending on your needs. The popular all-inclusive CCA Member Full Package costs just £100, and includes access to the whole training weekend, accommodation at The Stratford, drinks reception and three-course dinner, lunches and refreshments breaks. Day pass options are also available, and start from £20. We are pleased to offer a group discount for those councillors who would like to attend the event with their Conservative colleagues, based on a rate of three tickets for the price of two.

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Sustainable Local Government Finance Seminar with Rishi Sunak MP

Time and time again, councils list managing their finances as one of their top priorities. With the MHCLG announcing a raft of measures aimed at lessening the financial burden of councils, as well as opening up new avenues for revenue including removing the cap on the amount councils can spend to build more homes, it has never been more important to ensure councils are well-briefed on the subject of sustainable local government finance.

To assist in this, the CCA is hosting a sustainable local government funding policy seminar with Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State at the MHCLG, Rishi Sunak MP, on Thursday 29th November, 11.00am - 1.00pm, here at CCHQ, 4 Matthew Parker Street, London SW1H 9HQ.

This seminar is aimed at Finance Portfolio Holders (or equivalent) and Shadow Portfolio Holders only. If they are unable to attend, the Group Leader or Deputy Group Leader can attend instead.

Please note that places are limited and as such we may not accept multiple registrations form one group, and attendees' CCA membership must be up-to-date.

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CCA Local Government Conference 2019

Running from 22nd-23rd February 2019 at the Oxford Belfry, the CCA Conference has a programme packed full of policy and campaigning sessions, as well as providing the opportunity for councillors to meet the MHCLG Ministerial team.

This is a fantastic weekend for councillors from across the country to come together and discuss policy ideas, network, and get motivated ahead of the 2019 local elections. Speakers will include the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, Rt Hon James Brokenshire MP, the MHCLG Ministerial Team and Party Chairman, Rt Hon Brandon Lewis MP. Darren Mott, CCHQ Director of Campaigning, will address delegates on Campaign 2019.

The popular all-inclusive CCA Member Full Package, costing just £185, includes access to the whole conference, accommodation at the Oxford Belfry, drinks reception and three-course dinner, lunches and refreshment breaks. As well as this, there are a number of other options available, including day passes starting from just £40. We are also pleased to offer a 3-for-the-price-of-2 discount for those members who would like to attend as a Council Group.

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