Councillors weekend, 22-24 November 2024


This year’s popular ALDC and LGA Liberal Democrat Councillors Weekend will take place on 22-24 November at Yarnfield Park in Staffordshire. This is a great opportunity to meet with fellow councillors from across the country and you can enjoy a packed programme of training sessions. Come along to improve your skills in your important role as both a Liberal Democrat councillor and a campaigner.

Training includes:

  • How to be an effective ward councillor.
  • Organising your casework.
  • Political influencing and making a difference on the council.
  • Speaking in public.
  • Getting things done when you are busy.
  • Making the most of the media.

Meet and network with like-minded Lib Dems, who want to campaign hard to get the best deal for their community.

Please let us know your dietary and access requirements when booking.

Arrival and departure

  • Please arrive after 5pm Friday 22 November 2024
  • Departure is after lunch on Sunday 24 November 2024



ALDC members

  • Single room – £190 early-bird, mid-rate £240, final-rate £290
  • Twin and double rooms – early-bird £160, mid-rate £210, final-rate – £260 (all per person)


Group bookings

Please note: If your council is funding your place from a training or development budget, please contact us beforehand at to arrange a Purchase Order Number/Invoice.

Any questions?

If you have any queries please email


We are currently experiencing issues with our online payments. If you wish to book your place at the Kickstart Weekend you can make a direct bank transfer. We are currently on the discounted early-bird rate so please transfer £190 for a single room or £160 per person for a double room (ALDC members). Non ALDC members please transfer £300 for a single room and £270 each for a double.

Our details are:

  • Bank: Nat West
  • Account name: ALDC
  • Account number: 47904518
  • Sort Code: 01-03-99

Once you have made a transfer please email and we will confirm your booking with you.

We apologise for the inconvenience and will are trying to get online payments working asap.

Cancellation policy

Our event has limited capacity, and for this reason we request you to cancel at least 2 weeks before the event. This will allow us to make necessary adjustments and inform the venue. Cancellations made 2 weeks or more before the event will receive a full refund minus a £10 administration fee.

We also offer the possibility to rollover to the next event. Please note the rollover is applicable only once and to the closest next event, e.g. cancelling Summer Kickstart and rolling over to November Kickstart.

However, we understand that unforeseen circumstances can occur, and if you need to cancel your Kickstart booking at short notice, we will do our best to resell your ticket. If we are able to resell your ticket then we will give you a refund or rollover as above. If we are not able to resell your ticket we will not be able to refund any part of the cost. An administration fee of £10 will apply for short notice cancellations.

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