Useful Links for Town and Parish Councils

The links below are to a number of external organisations and documents which Town and Parish Councils and individuals interested in local democracy may find interesting.

Return to Town and Parish Council Information pages

Return to Town and Parish Council Resources pages

Relevant organisations

National Association of Local Councils

Wiltshire Association of Local Councils

Quality Parish Status

Society of Local Council Clerks

New Local Government Network

Local Government Association

Department for Communities and Local Government

Electoral Commission

Information Commissioner's Office

Wiltshire Village Halls' Association

H M Revenue and Customs pages for Town and Parish Councils.


Local Government Act 2000

The Standards Committee (England) Regulations 2008

Local Government and Public Involvement in Health Act 2007

The Relevant Authorities (General Principles) Order 2001

Freedom of Information Act 2000

Data Protection Act 1998

Other Wiltshire Council Pages

List of contact details for Town and Parish Councils in Wiltshire

Wiltshire Council’s Parish Newsletter

Wiltshire’s Area Boards

Members Code of Conduct information

How to complain about a Council Member

Registration and Declaration of Interests

Dispensations procedure

Data Protection and Freedom of Information requirements

Wiltshire Council Contacts

Wiltshire Council’s Governance Team provides support to town and parish councils in the application of the Code of Conduct and the principles that underpin it. The team is also keen to assist with the promotion of good governance generally.

You can contact the Governance Team by email at or by telephone on 01225 718454.

Mailing address:

Governance Team,
Legal & Democratic Services,
County Hall,
Bythesea Road,
BA14 8JN