New Parish and Town Council Clerks - Download Our Free Welcome Pack

Get your FREE welcome pack containing information about your new role and responsibilities as a parish or town clerk. Created by the Society of Local Council Clerks (SLCC) as part of our project designed to assist council clerks in their first 12 months, it includes essential information covering:

  • Council Roles and Actions
  • Law and Procedures
  • Finance and the Planning System
  • Tips and Information

To download your free Information Pack for parish clerks and town clerks, please fill in the following form – we will then send you the information.


    Q: Who are the Society of Local Council Clerks (SLCC)?

    A: Founded in 1972, SLCC represents parish and town clerks to over 5,000 local councils in England and Wales.

    As the professional body for local council clerks and senior council employees, we ensure that our members are equipped with the necessary knowledge, training and skills to thrive within their role and best support their council and community.

    Q: If I join, who pays my subscription?

    A: Either the clerk or the council can pay for the subscription. Many councils realise the benefits of having a clerk who is properly trained and fully briefed on the issues of the day and has access to fast accurate advice on the problems that they face. The majority of councils pay for the clerks subscription. See also ‘Under what power can my council pay my subscription?’

    Q: Do I have to be a parish or town clerk to join?

    A: No, membership is open to every clerk, deputy clerk, assistant clerk or other officer with deputising responsibility who work in the town, community & parish sector. All others with a role or interest in local councils may apply as an Affiliate Member. Click here to find out what type of membership you need.