“It is a society run by clerks, for clerks, you could not want anything more. It gives me access to a network of like-minded clerks who help me with what could be an extremely lonely job.
The advice line is the most valuable part of my membership. If I was ever stuck on an action to take or the legalities within my post, the advice line is always there. It has various template documents to use which have saved me hours of work.
The website keeps me up to date with the latest news from Government, the new Acts of Law that effect councils, the goings-on in Government Departments that effect councils and the country as a whole. This along with the regular email updates from the editor of The Clerk magazine are excellent.
My Wiltshire branch is a lifesaver, it’s a way of meeting local clerks who give me support and we can share our experiences of clerking. I attend regular branch meetings which feature guest speakers, training sessions and a networking lunch to discuss any issues.
My membership fee is paid for each year by my council as it brings them a wealth of advice and access to help and specialists. If a clerk belongs to anything, it needs to be the SLCC”
Sarah Jeffries, clerk to Maiden Bradley with Yarnfield Parish Council, a member of the Society since 2006
“I am glad to be a member and I would say that any clerk ought to belong to the Society as a matter of course. Membership of one’s professional body is just one of those things that should be automatic – it is a constant source of information and fellow-feeling and you never know when you will need more substantive support.”
David O'Driscoll, clerk to Forest Row Parish Council, a member of the Society since 2015
“I find the Society a valuable support in terms of networking, updates, information and assistance.”
Hugh Peacocke, clerk to Newbury Town Council, a member of the Society since 2015
“Membership of the SLCC has given me many opportunities to gain the skills and knowledge needed to be a clerk in the 21st Century. The training and conferences are always interesting and enjoyable, the advice line is professional and timely, and the best thing has been meeting other clerks and building a network of support. Personally, I think membership to the SLCC is a must for any clerk.”
Yvonne Colverson, clerk to North Wingfield Parish Council, a member of the Society since 2008