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The Parish, Town and City 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 local councils from across Wiltshire and Swindon in membership.

WALC-signppostWiltshire's Rural Community Council, Community First provides the secretariat to WALC, in turn helping it to provide 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 the secretariat to WALC’s Executive Committee
  • 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
  • Working with local councils to develop beneficiary services such as cost saving insurance

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