"Compulsory training for councillors is the only way forward." Training in what exactly .? Isnt the underlying issue, behaviour - bully , harassment , sexism, ageism etc ? The courses peddled by our clerk on behalf of the local association of councils don't offer courses in this field, and the SLCC whilst happy to bang on about victims don't offer training to their members. Whilst they don't condone this behaviour it appears that they cant comprehend that clerks could be perpetrators of this behaviour !. If our clerk behaved at my workplace as they do at the PC they would have been sacked long ago! Perhaps Councillors should petition for Clerks to be "struck off " when found to be in breach of a code of conduct, just a thought ???