Town and Parish Councils are the 1st tier of Government, elected to represent communities and their residents. Typically a Parish Council is made of up members of the community who have put themselves forward for election to improve their community and make decisions regarding the area in which they live or work.
Over 800 Parish Councils subscribe to Getmapping's Parish Online GIS, a low-cost, web-based application designed to make mapping and information easier to access for Town, Community and Parish Councils. Therefore in our day to day dealing with Parish Councils we appreciate the diveristy of their role and that they need the right resources, advice and tools to carry out their responsibilities.
There is a wealth of information available online to help Parish Councils and Councillors, below are useful resources to help them undertake their roles.
Top 10 resources for Parish Councillors
- The Local Government Association (The LGA)
- National Association of Local Councils (NALC)
- Society of Local Council Clerks (SLCC)
- Communities Parish and Local Councils (CPALC)
- Neighbourhood Knowledge Planning Hub
- The Public Sector Mapping Agreement (PSMA) and One Scotland Mapping Agreement (OSMA) support information via Ordnance Survey
- Public Sector Mapping Agreement (PSMA) fourm on LinkedIn
- GIS for Local Government group on LinkedIn
- The Local Democracy Think Tank (LGiU)
- Improving UK Local & Regional Government Forum on LinkedIn