How We Work

Our preferred contact within the council is the clerk. When asked to advise on potentially contentious issues, to ensure our advice remains impartial and cannot be misinterpreted, we tend only to communicate with the clerk and/or chairman. Our position as a membership body for the council means we do not represent the clerk or councillors individually.

SALC is a company limited by guarantee, with articles of association.  The organisation is managed by a board of directors, which is responsible for the overall management of the association. The board is the body responsible for representing the views of our members when discussing policy matters, and it sets the strategic direction of our work.  We also nominate a representative to NALC’s National Assembly.

Each year during the winter season, SALC holds an annual general meeting to which every member council is entitled to send two representatives, at least one of whom should be a councillor. The clerk is welcome to attend, but cannot vote. The main business of the AGM is to receive the annual report and to appoint elected directors to the board and other representative positions. Whether held in person or online, the event includes presentations from other members and bodies who have a subject to share that is of interest to the membership.

  • Company Name: Somerset Association of Local Councils Limited
  • Address of Registered Office: Edgar Hall, Somerton Business Park, Somerton, Somerset, TA11 6SB
  • Company Number and Place of Registration: No: 11942896 registered in England and Wales
  • Follow this link to the SALC Privacy Notice
  • To make a complaint, see: Complaints Policy

Website content

Every effort is made to keep the website up to date on content and running smoothly. The content of this website is based on our best understanding of the current position within the local council sector at the time. However, sometimes the legal or procedural position can change, and it takes a little time to update our content. SALC accepts no responsibility for omissions within the website content, or through the website being temporarily unavailable due to technical issues beyond our control.

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