Breakthrough Communications partnered with DAPTC early in the first 'lockdown' of 2020 and specialise in helping councils engage effectively with their communities. We have now as of march 2021 deepened our relationship further.

In recent years we have seen legislation like GDPR have a significant impact on parish and town council operations. Managing and storing data has significant implications and that’s why we were pleased to partner with Breakthrough Communications to provide access at discounted rates to their ‘Compliant Councils Hub’. Equally Freedom of Information requests can absorb time and effort from officers. If you are a member of DAPTC you can now access masterclass events on both these topics, make use of this valuable resource.

In ‘Council Connect’ you will also find a number of resources that are invaluable for an increasingly technology driven parish and town council sector. We have all seen in the last year the value of virtual meeting platforms, combine this with integrated websites and social media profiles and your community can benefit from deeper levels of engagement and understanding. Take advantage of the permanently discounted rates as a DAPTC member. You can read more on Breakthrough Communication's dedicated DAPTC Member Page.

DAPTC has joined forces with other South West counties to bring a greater selection of courses and dates to our members from June onwards. These dates won't be set out below, but instead on a dedicated webpage with Breakthrough Communications and on the same page you can book direct. To find out more head to the 'Dedicated Training Page for South West Councils'

Breakthrough Communications have issued the following statement regarding the new arrangement:
Breakthrough Communications are delighted to build on their existing partnerships with Associations of Local Councils across the South West, by offering councils the opportunity to book individual places on training courses. As the National Association of Local Council's (NALC) national partners for council communications and data protection services, advice and support, we're passionate about supporting councils in their work with their communities. These training events are a great way for officers and councillors alike to develop new skills and refresh existing skills.




Tackling Online Bullying & Trolling

Via Zoom with Breakthrough Communications

24 Jun 21 - 18:30 to 20:30

Delivered by Breakthrough Communications - £35/delegate