There have been a number of queries regarding the attendance of clerks at the Small Branches meetings. Clerks from a Small Branch who are members of SOCATT and have registered for the SOCATT conference may wish to arrive earlier in order to assist their delegate(s) at the Small Branches conference. We have very little extra space in the Small Branches meeting room however we will facilitate the attendance of one clerk per Small Branch provided that the Clerk is a registered SOCATT delegate who is attending the SOCATT meeting.
The current SOCATT fee of £880 includes accommodation and a day delegate rate (to cover lunch, tea, coffee, etc) from the evening of Sunday 24 until Wednesday 27 inclusive. A SOCATT delegate also attending the Small Branches conference will be charged an extra fee to cover the cost of refreshments on Saturday 23 July, including the reception that evening. This cost will be £98. This would make a total fee of £880 (SOCATT delegate) plus £98 (Small Branches extension) = £978. This fee must be paid in advance by Friday 8th July.
Extra accommodation for the nights of Friday 22/Saturday 23 (as necessary) will also need to be booked and paid for by the individual. Please see paragraph 11 of the information circular for further details of booking accommodation at the Park Plaza Westminster Bridge or alternatively visit our accommodation page. Provided we know of such bookings we will work with the hotel to link the extra nights booked by the individual to the remainder of their stay during the conference so that delegates don’t have to change rooms.
The Friday night dinner at the Royal Commonwealth Society is by invitation only and because of space limitations SOCATT delegates attending the-Small Branches conference will not be invited.