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 becoming more 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 the 2013 CiLCA Portfolio..
Whether or not your council wishes to become a Quality Council, the principles of the scheme, which cover such themes as procedures and communication, are highly important themes to consider when considering good practice. Quality Status is currently suspended while changes are being made to the scheme. If you have any queries about the scheme or its current status, please contact the WALC office.
You can visit the NALC website for information on creating a council, creating a youth council or becoming a councillor.
In addition you can order the publications, the Good Councillor’s Guide, Being a Good Employer and A Guide to Becoming a Quality Council from the WALC office.
Click here to go to the publications page