an updated legal topic note on the powers of local councils including S137 and the general power of competence.
Mon, 29 Oct 2018
The Society of Local Council Clerks (SLCC) is the professional body for local council clerks and senior council employees. Its membership is steadily growing and now represents clerks to over 4,700 councils in England and Wales.
The Society's vision statement:
"To provide training, guidance, advice and support to members so that they can develop the professional skills, knowledge and experience necessary for them to best serve their councils and communities; and through this develop the overall recognition and status of their profession."
Many councils realise the benefits of having a clerk who is properly trained, fully briefed on the issues of the day and can get fast accurate advice to problems that they may face. In fact, over 90% of members' councils willingly pay for their clerks' subscriptions to the Society as encouraged by the Local Government Act.
The Society of Local Council Clerks is developing fast and is increasingly recognised as the body which represents and promotes 'best practice' in the sector.
Membership is open to all full time, part time and deputy clerks and other senior employees of town, parish or community councils and parish meetings in England and Wales.
Fri, 14 Sep 2018
A two page 'rough' guide to help Councils draw up a tender specification, to ensure compliance with procurement requirements, and evidence accountability.
Fri, 22 Jul 2016