Consultancy services

Tailored appraisals to make the most of your council's assets and resources, and to ensure you are fully equipped to meet future challenges.  

  • Business plans
  • Staffing and structure reviews
  • Community resilience strategies
  • Project management
  • Neighbourhood Planning
  • Making the most of social, community and mainstream news media

I am a freelance Associate of Local Council Consultancy,  a service provided by the Society for Local Council Clerks.  I work with community-level councils, parish meetings, charitable trusts, community-managed libraries and neighbourhood planning groups.

I have also worked as a freelance consultant for the Leicestershire and Rutland Association of Local Councils. 

My previous work has included supporting new councils and clerks, managing recreation grounds, allotments and cemeteries, steering neighbourhood planning groups, applying for grants and creating and testing community resilience plans. 

I provide staffing, structure and governance reviews and appraisals for town and parish councils, and compile reports, business plans and strategic documents for submission to other local authorities.

I also advise on using social media to engage with communities, protecting and developing local heritage assets and operating community-managed libraries.

Neighbourhood Planning.
Neighbourhood Planning.
Community-managed Libraries
Community-managed Libraries
Community Resilience Plans
Community Resilience Plans

Further Information

My reports are delivered electronically in PDF format.  A visual presentation and and comb-bound printed versions are also be available.

All reports are based on relevant current legislation with full references, appendices and footnotes. 

My fee and the completion date will be based on the number of officers, the size of your council and the brief you provide, and will be stated in writing before commencement of any work.  References are available on request.

Please feel free to contact me for an informal chat.

Managing recreation areas
Managing recreation areas
Protecting local heritage
Protecting local heritage
Creating community allotments
Creating community allotments