Benefits of Membership

Desktop Advisory Service

Clerks and Chairmen can directly access ERNLLCA via email or phone for support and advice as many times as needed and we expect to hear from new clerks for guidance on all matters.

Common areas of enquiry are; Meeting Procedure, Chairmanship, Finance, Employment, legal opinion, Allotments, Cemetery Management and Community Buildings.

Models of Good Practice

Available on the website are Standing Order, Financial Regulations, HR documents and ERNLLCA advisory notes covering a wide range of topics.


ERNLLCA operates a substantial training programme using both qualified in-house trainers and specialist training partners such as, Parkinson Partnership LLP, Andrew Towlerton Associates and Breakthrough Communications.

For smaller councils of an electorate of 2000 or less there are a number of opportunities to receive training at half price, allowing councils of all sizes to benefit from this programme.


ERNLLCA's annual conference provides an opportunity for networking and development alongside monthly Clerk and Chairmen's "Chats". 


Monthly newsletters sent directly to Clerks emails for onward distribution to councillors giving the most up-to-date news affecting local councils.

NALC's Legal Service

Access to NALC’s Legal Services Team. They can provide legal opinion which many councils have found to be invaluable. Many smaller parish councils remain in membership because they recognise that the cost of obtaining a single piece of alternative legal advice is likely is to be in excess of their annual membership fee to ERNLLCA.

Local Council's Award Scheme

ERNLLCA also supports member councils which are moving towards achieving Quality Status, the Government’s charter mark for parish and town councils.

Service Level Agreement

Membership of ERNLLCA is underpinned by a Service Level Agreement (SLA) which is signed by both the Association and the individual council. The SLA recognises that both parties have responsibilities and also includes a Complaints Procedure should a council be unhappy with the service it has received.









Benefits of Membership

How to Join

Membership of ERNLLCA is open to all parish councils, town councils and parish meetings within the East Riding of Yorkshire, North Lincolnshire and North East Lincolnshire. Presently, there are no parish or town councils in the City of Hull.

The cost of membership of ERNLLCA is two-fold, part of the fee is forwarded directly to NALC to fund the central corporate services (such as the Legal Services Team) and the remainder is retained to cover the cost of the local Association. The membership fee is paid annually and covers the period from 1st April to 31st March. Fees are based on the level of electorate in the parish and any council that is interested in taking out membership can be provided with an individual quotation. Councils joining ERNLLCA for the first time part-way through the year may qualify for a pro-rata subscription.

A quotation for the cost of membership may be obtained by contacting or by telephoning 01652 661617.