Professional Services

The helpline and email support are open Monday to Friday 9am until 5pm and Saturday 9am until 11am

Helpline & Email support for Parish, Town and Community Councils & Parish Meetings

This service is also offered to clerks as individuals, please contact us for details.

We are a trusted and highly regarded support body that supports 100's of Parish and Town Councils across England

We offer a low transparent and fair annual subscription for our expert support services, in all aspects of law and procedures for local councils. This also includes access to the download area , where you will find jargon free topic notes, policies, legislation, information packs and other helpful information etc.

We publish newsletters and keep your council up to date with sector development and legislative changes through our regular legal update service.  We put out our updates as soon as new bills, legislation or regulations, white papers, consultations etc are announced. 

We provide a helpline and  email service that delivers 5 days of support per week - Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm 

We aim to answer your enquiries in writing on the same day and provide a  legal opinion (through us) within 24 hours.

We can also offer support and advice on contracts, leases, asset transfers, project work, troubleshooting, communication and social media, job evaluations, salary reviews, advise on employment contracts and help with recruitment. We also offer support at meetings and can help to find temporary clerks.

We offer a number of services related the new Data Protection regime including Personal Information Audits, Data protection pack, Data Protection Officer services and pragmatic and practical training.  We will soon be releasing our guide to Data Protection with steps to take in order to comply. This has been written in plain English with clear and easy to understand instructions. 

We offer advice and also provide practical help on producing Neighbourhood Plans.. 

We also can produce evidence ready for courts or tribunals or legal challenges, undertake Neighbourhood Plans, Peer Reviews, draw up leases, contracts and other legal documents and hands on help with any matter related to Parish and Town Councils. 

We can also assit with asset transfers, governance reviews, fiesability studies, assit with planning applications, tenders, grant applications and business plans. Please ask us if what you require is not in our list and we will be delighted to help you.

We also offer an internal audit service with a professional and established provider and expert HR support via our partners, Marshall Hatchick, Picasso HR and Heelis & Lodge. Ensuring that all the Councils we support have access to expert advice when they need it.

Our subscription fee covers the cost of providing, maintaining and developing the new services and it is not linked or dependent on another body or business. Therefore we can keep our fees at a fair and competitive rate. 

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Annual Subscription Fees 18/19
Town Councils £200  

Parish Councils £100

Clerks £50

Parish Meetings £25.00  

(subscription begins on the day it is taken out and there is no penalty for leaving subscription)

We do offer a discount to clerks (council subscription fee) with more than one council, if all councils subscribe, please contact us for details.

Download the subscription form by clicking here 

Alternatively our helpline and other services can be accessed on a pay as you go.

Solicitors opinion  & HR advice can be obtained for you if required, at no additional cost.

Please contact us for details


We offer many affordable first class training courses which are hosted  at our offices or around the country and we will be offering sector leading online training.

Courses can be viewed here  We also write bespoke courses for your council and can deliver any course at your locailty

We also offer inexpensive technical training in all other areas relating to local councils and parish meetings, please contact us for details.

We also deliver 15 to 30 minute quick hit pre-meeting training to cover any relevant area of a councils choice.

We will soon be offering e-training and on-line training films for anyone to access at a small cost and many will be free for subscribers. 

Training Team: All of our training is written and delivered by professionals, who are experts in their field including: Jayne Cole( LCPAS CEO), Heather Heelis (Heelis & Lodge Auditors and Clerk to Redlesham PC) ,  Leslie Beever ( Town Clerk, Southwold),  Jo Kirk (Experienced Parish Clerk) 

Please contact us for details