Staffordshire Parish Councils' Association
Supporting and advising Staffordshire Parishes
Who are our members?
Our members are Parish and Town Councils (also known as 'local councils') from all over the County. There are now 181 Parish Councils in Staffordshire with approximately 80% in receipt of membership benefits.
What does the Association do?
It is a source of information for Parish and Town Councils, across the whole spectrum of a Council's business but, most importantly, provides free legal and financial advice. There are now 83 legal topic notes which cover many of the problems which Parishes face and may save Councils a large legal bill.
The Association is a network for communications and lobbies on behalf of Parish Councils to represent their interests. Our Members now also have free access to the supply company BSA consortium who offer competitively priced supplies.
For the future, the Association aims to promote good local government and grassroots democracy, by keeping Councils up to date with the latest developments.
Is there a national link?
Yes. By joining the SPCA, Members have access to the National Association of Local Councils. Their work includes lobbying with central Government on behalf of the Parish sector and offering in depth legal advice from solicitors with specialist knowledge of the Parish sector.
Check out our "news", "links" and "consultation" pages for updates from ourselves and our partners in the Parish and other sectors.
We run a variety of training courses tailored to your specific requirements and, if you wish, held at a venue of your choice.
For more details of our trainers and the packages we offer either contact us on 01785 277499 or check out the "Training and Events" page.
See below for a more detailed look at our services
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