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Wiltshire Association of Local Councils

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The Parish and Town Councils of Wiltshire and Swindon play a vital role in the effective management of local community affairs and in encouraging and supporting locally based community initiatives.

Wiltshire Association of Local Councils (WALC) is a membership organisation with over 85% of Wiltshire and Swindon's Town and Parish Councils in membership.

WALC provides specialised support services to Town and Parish Councils including;

* Providing support and advice to council clerks and chairmen in the day- to-day business of running a council, this includes a direct-line service for members and access to legal advice from the National Association of Local Councils.

* Providing training for council members and clerks on a wide range of administration, legal, procedural and community topics and providing the secretariat to the Wiltshire & Swindon Training Partnership for Town & Parish Councils.

* Producing and disseminating a county circular, which includes a newsletter, legislation and policy updates, information on consultations and other issues relevant to the sector, to local councils in WALC membership.

* Organising conferences and seminars on new legislation and best practice.

* Lobbying regional and national government in support of local issues.

* Providing the secretariat to the County Accreditation Panel for Quality Town and Parish Council Status.

* Working with local councils to develop beneficiary services such as cost saving insurance.

contact : Katie Fielding
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