Good practice in local councils is something that the Wiltshire Association of Local Councils continuously promotes.
Member councils can contact the WALC office for advice on procedural issues and suggestions of good practice surrounding particular council functions.
As local councils continue to become more and more firmly planted on the Government agenda, there are many tools available to aid councils in being transparent, open, well governed corporate bodies.
The Certificate in Local Council Administration (CiLCA) is the qualification for clerks whose councils wish to work towards Quality Status. More information on CiLCA can be found on the training page and on the National Association of Local Councils website along with the 2015 CiLCA Portfolio.
Whether or not your council wishes to apply for the Local Council Award Scheme the principles of the scheme, which cover such themes as procedures and communication, are highly important themes to consider when considering good practice.
You can visit the NALC website for a wealth of nationally available publications. In addition you can order the publications, the Good Councillor’s Guide and Being a Good Employer and from the WALC office. We also have a memory stick available which contains a wealth of information for both new and existing councillors and to which you add all council specific documents. More information about these memory sticks can be found on the publications page of this website.
WALC also provides a variety of training events for local councils. These include both councillor and clerk training, training in CiLCA, finance and other relevant subjects. Visit the training page for more information.