In 2014, the Association is 75 years young; it is believed that SPCA is the senior County Association of Local Councils in England, having been established just before the outbreak of WW2 whereas most such organisations date from the immediate post war period. We thought it appropriate that we should acknowledge and celebrate our seniority and mark the occasion with a bit of a “do”! Continue reading
Printed copies of the new, 4th edition of the booklet “The Good Councillor’s Guide” are now available at a cost of £3 (inc. p&p); ten or more copies in a single order will cost £2.50 each. Please forward your requests with the appropriate remittance to the SPCA office.
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.