Councillors Weekend, 28-30 June, Staffordshire

This year’s popular joint LGA/ALDC Councillors Weekend will take place 28-30 June at Yarnfield Park in Staffordshire.

The weekend provides a great opportunity to meet with fellow councillors from across the country, whilst enjoying a packed programme of tailored training sessions.

Come along to improve your skills in your important roles as both a Liberal Democrat councillor and campaigner. You can also take advantage of the Kickstart plenaries.

View the Councillors Weekend 2019 Brochure >


This course is great for groups or councillors on their own to get a handle on best practice for Liberal Democrat councillors. Newly elected councillors or
groups that have big changes will find this a particularly useful weekend.


  • Hours of training on advice customised to meet your needs as a Lib Dem councillor.
  • Amazing networking opportunities with other councillors and high profile campaigners.
  • Guest speaker along with a three-course dinner on the Saturday night
  • Two-nights’ full board accommodation in a dedicated training centre with a bar and leisure facilities


  • Casework strategies for councillors – We explore different strategies and tools that councillors use to keep on top of their caseload. (Basic)
  • Using the council to campaign – The council can be a great asset to
    your campaign. Understand how people perceive the jobs the council does and how to use that to your advantage. (Intermediate)
  • Council budgets – How to look at a council budget as ruling group or as an opposition. How to think about amendments and get the most out
    of your budget meetings. (Advanced)

It is worth asking your council if they will fund your attendance at the weekend from their member training budget. The current early-bird rate which is linked to the number of places sold is:

  • ALDC members single-room: early-bird rate of £165, mid-rate of £200 and a final-rate of £245.
  • ALDC members double or twin room per person: early-bird rate of £135, mid-rate of £170 and a final-rate of £215.
  • Non-ALDC members: £285 for a single room; £255 for a double or twin room per person. Join us to benefit from discounted attendance.

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