CCA Councillor Development Weekend 2019

23rd – 24th November at Belton Woods Hotel, Grantham


This year's popular CCA Councillor Development Weekend is taking place on 23rd - 24th November at Belton Woods hotel in Grantham. More information can be found on the 'Venue' tab.

Attendees can enjoy a packed programme full of sessions focused on improving your skills in your important role as both a Conservative councillor and a campaigner. It is also a great opportunity to meet with fellow councillors from across the country. Many have attended with group colleagues as part of a team building weekend.

All CCA Members are welcome to attend and it is specifically aimed at those looking to broaden their ideas, learn more and engage effectively with residents. There will be sessions relevant to those both in control and opposition; speakers will include councillors and Party staff all of whom have a wealth of campaigning and local government experience.

New to this year, we've teamed up with the LGA's Be a Cllr campaign to offer a specific programme for council candidates. The Be a Cllr campaign aims at increasing the pool of talent from which councillors are elected – a key task for local government. The candidate workshop sessions will run throughout the weekend and will look at the role and responsibility of a councillor, getting organised, representing your community, and social media and communications. Numerous council candidates have attended the Cllr Development Weekend in the past and have found it hugely beneficial in terms of preparing them for life as a councillor. It is also a great opportunity to meet fellow candidates and councillors from across the country.

There are a variety of booking options listed on the Booking Form tab. The popular all-inclusive CCA Member Full Package includes access to the whole training weekend, accommodation at Belton Woods, drinks reception and three-course dinner, lunches and refreshments breaks. This pass costs just £100. Day pass options start from just £20. You can book quickly and easily online via the Booking Form tab using a PayPal account or debit/credit card.

If you do have any questions or problems then please contact us at or 020 7984 8144.

Some councillors prefer to attend the development weekend as a group and as such we offer a group booking discount based on 3 for the price of 2 for the Full Package only. This booking option is available via the online Booking Form.

Please book early to ensure your place. We look forward to seeing you there!