Events & Engagement with DAPTC

What We Do? - Meet the team at DAPTC

We are running monthly one hour sessions to help new Clerks, elected members and prospective councillors understand how we support members in Dorset. Neil, Debbie and Lisa will be on hand to talk you through the resources available and an overview of the Dorset Association of Parish and Town Councils (DAPTC) and how we link up with National Association of Local Councils (NALC), Dorset Council and Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Council (BCP). We finish each hour with a Q&A. These are free and we are quite happy running these for small groups or individual councils. Just book your slot below for the next most convenient date.

A registration link will be sent a week before the session.

Connecting Rural Dorset - Events Held on24th & 25th May


Dorset Council’s Digital Place team is keen to encourage closer working on all things digital with parish and town councils.

The digital team would like to run quarterly online meetings on connectivity, skills, leadership and digital use to help develop Dorset as a digital place. The team is keen to hear from parish and town clerks and councillors on key local issues and so that you can request support from the council. These meetings will also be used to update the parishes on latest government or local initiatives and how to access further information.

With lots of connectivity-related initiatives recently launched, or about to be launched, the first session will be on connectivity and broadband. In particular the digital team will introduce and explain the options available to residents and businesses in rural areas on improving their broadband. The second date (25th May) relates to a specific project in North Dorset.

24th May 2021 Recording - Connecting Rural Dorset
25th May 2021 Recording - Fibre Hub Project 

CANCELLED Clerks' Seminar - 10 February 2022

We have taken the difficult decision to cancel the re-scheduled Clerks' Seminar which was to take place on 10th February 2022 at Kingston Maurward.

We are mindful about the demand and take up for face to face events in the current circumstances. We will be contacting you shortly by email to gauge your thoughts on replacement events for Clerks in 2022 and how these might work. 

If you haven't had confirmation of your training booking request from DAPTC saying you are on the course within 5 days - let us know asap!

What We Do

Via DAPTC Zoom

7 Dec 21 - 10:00 to 11:15

Join us for our monthly drop in session

CANCELLED - Clerks' Seminar

Kingston Maurward College, Dorchester

10 Feb 22 - 09:30 to 14:30


DAPTC Conference

Kingston Maurward College, Dorchester

17 Mar 22 - 10:00 to 16:00

For Elected Members and Clerks £75/delegate to include 2 course lunch

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