Stephen Butt
Local council consultant, author and researcher 

Consultancy services for community-level councils, charitable trusts, community-managed libraries and neighbourhood planning groups.  Advisor for historical research and heritage projects.


A friendly, professional and affordable consultancy service for town and parish councils.

  • Business plans
  • Staffing and structure reviews
  • Community resilience strategies
  • Project management
  • Neighbourhood planning
  • History and heritage projects
  • Website assessment and analysis

Help them to hear you.

Let them have their say!

There are nearly nine million people with hearing difficulties in the UK.  640,000 are severely deaf.  

Help parishioners and councillors with hearing loss to participate fully by following these guidelines.

How many members of the public attend your council's meetings?   Do they feel really involved?  

Here are some thoughts on welcoming parishioners who have something they want to say.


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