Representative & Advisory Body for Parish and Town Clerks & Councils.  The Warwickshire and West Midlands Association of Local Councils (WALC) represents and works alongside parish and town councils in Warwickshire  Solihull  Coventry and Birmingham. WALC provides advice to member councils on the law  procedure and issues facing Parish and Town Councils in the area.  It offers a wide range of services and assistance to local councils  including training seminars and workshops  and numerous publications.  WALC is affiliated to the National Association of Local Councils (NALC)  which represents around 10 000 town  parish and community councils in England and Wales. The National Association promotes the role of local councils as representatives of local democracy and works to protect the rights of its member councils.  For information about our standards of service  click on Statement of Standards  WALC at present has five Area Committees where councils may exchange views and share experiences    North Warwickshire  Rugby  Solihull  Stratford upon Avon  Warwick    We also have a County Committee  which represents the interests of local councils in a wider context  for instance  by attending consultation meetings and manages the affairs of the Association