ENews Issue - 08 September 2017

September 2017 ENews

Trees and the Planning Process: training for Councillors

As the UK’s leading provider of practitioner-presented training for Councillors involved in planning, TRA has trained Councillors in more than 250 local authorities throughout England, Scotland and Wales. Where Councillors have already undertaken basic training, we can offer more detailed sessions on specific aspects of planning. These are mainly half-day "modules" with a single presenter and one of these is our workshop on Trees and the Planning Process.


Customer Care in planning and how to improve it

In a society that expects high quality service at minimum cost, delivering a quality service that leaves the customer satisfied and reduces the number of unnecessary "interactions" has to be a high priority for any successful manager and their staff. TRA offers a workshop that provides an understanding of why customer-care matters more than ever before. Managing the Planning Customer’s Experience is available on an in-house basis (where we come to you) and is equally applicable to both professional and support staff.


TRA welcomes new staff member, Karen Parkes

We are delighted to introduce the newest member of the TRA team, Karen Parkes, who joined our core staff in Bolton as Training Event Co-ordinator at the beginning of August. She will be dealing with inter-authority workshops and conferences and our Certificated Course in Planning Enforcement.


Last chance to snap up places on September workshops!

The Autumn section of this year's Training Workshop Programme is due to begin in the next couple of weeks. Booking levels have been very good recently and a number of forthcoming workshops are now fully booked. Here's a round-up of the events taking place in September in both the England/Wales and Scotland programmes on which places are still available - but hurry if you don't want to miss out!


Latest updates on Neighbourhood Plan exams

The latest Neighbourhood Plan to be submitted to TRA for Independent Examination is the Wrestlingworth & Cockayne Hately Neighbourhood Plan, submitted by Central Bedfordshire Council. Two other Neighbourhood Plan examinations were completed in August for Peterborough City Council.


Planning Jobs Board - current vacancies

Here is our pick of the current vacancies on our Planning Jobs Board - with closing dates in September and October.