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Parish & Town Councils are supported by their local association, the Gloucestershire Association of Parish & Town Councils (GAPTC) for short. NALC, its parent body, is the National Association of Local Councils.
Parish Clerks (and consequently their Councils) are themselves supported by the Society of Local Council Clerks (SLCC). A network of branches exists throught England & Wales.
GAPTC, NALC & SLCC liaise for the greater support and training of Councillors and Clerks. The title of Parish Clerk has been around since 1894, a somewhat misleading job title for a person who effectively manages the Council. NALC is currently considering whether they should be called Managers.