Councillor development

We provide support the Charter for Elected Member Development - The Charter provides a robust, structured framework designed to help the authority enhance and hone member development. This is available for councils, police and fire authorities across the East of England.  The investment per authority is £3,000 (plus VAT and expenses). Your authority has up to three years from committing, to be assessed.  For further information please contact

We also provide a range of meetings and networks for councillors including:

  • The East of England LGA Assembly - A meeting of the 52 council leaders and elected mayors in the East of England.  Further details can be found here.
  • Networks of Council Portfolio-Holders - A series of networks for councils portfolio-holders around a small number of key priority areas. Further details of these networks can be found under relevant topics on the Support Services pages.
  • Member Master Classes - Open to all elected members, we host regular member master classes on priority topics.  Details of current master classes are available on our events pages.