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