Membership details

WALC is a membership association for parish, town and city (local) councils across Wiltshire and Swindon.

Membership includes:

Access to the enquiry line – clerks and chairmen of member councils can telephone/email/write to the WALC office for advice and information on all aspects of local council work

Access to NALC legal service – membership to WALC also means membership of NALC.  This means that we can access the legal service of the National Association of Local Councils on your behalf.

Subsidised training – any training courses or conferences run by Wiltshire Association of Local Councils will be substantially cheaper for councillors and clerks of member councils than for those not in membership. In addition many courses and events are not offered to non-members.

WALC County Circular – WALC sends out ten county circulars to member councils in a year.  This contains a newsletter carrying information and news pertinent to the sector; on legislation and policy updates, training news, courses and conferences, procedural advice and information on relevant consultations.

Publications – subsidised publications. Some, such as model clerks’ contracts, financial regulations and legal updates are free of charge for member councils. Many are not available to non-members. Visit the publications page for more information.

Local Council Award Scheme – Please see the LCAS page on this website for more information about the award scheme.

WALC has membership on a variety of regional and local partnerships making sure the voice of local councils is heard, bringing the relevant issues to the fore whenever necessary. WALC has successfully lobbied Government in the past on issues important and central to parish and town councils in Wiltshire and enjoys representation on the NALC National Assembly and its various committees, offering;


If your council is not a member of WALC and you would be interested in finding out more information, please contact Katie Fielding at the WALC office.