Parish Online News - March Edition

Parish Online News - March Edition


Carbon Footprint Tool

The Centre for Sustainable Energy have recently launched a new tool - Impact. This tool gives parishes and towns data on their carbon emissions that they can use to focus their community-based carbon-cutting actions.

The team at Parish Online believe that this tool will make local councils more aware of their carbon footprint and we love it so much that we've integrated the tool into Parish Online. Our subscribers can simply click on a council area and then click through to their own carbon 'doughnut'.




Q. I've forgotten my password, what should I do?
A. You can reset your password from the login page by using the 'Reset Password' function.

Q. I want to sign up but in the drop down box you only have CP, what does that mean?
A. 'CP' stands for Civil Parish. It's just how we hold your Local Council names in our database.

Q. My Parish Boundary is wrong, can you change it?
A. We get this information from Ordnance Survey, we don't manually update any parish boundaries ourselves. Make sure you get in contact with OS just to make them aware of the changes.
If you're a grouped parish then we can modify your account to reflect the updates, please contact us to request this grouping.

Q. How many users can we have?
A. You can add as many users as you'd like. User accounts allow a clerk to share responsibilities with councillors, neighbourhood plan groups, volunteers or consultants.
Accounts can be set to limit the user's ability to view and edit data. This ensures that data can only be edited by chosen users. For more information on how to do this, click here.



New and Updated Icons for Asset Register

We recently held an online training session for Leicestershire and Rutland ALC, it was well received and had a great turnout with over 40 delegates joining us.

The all-day training session covered the basics of Parish Online, including tools and features and more in depth training focusing on advanced tasks such as configuring layers, sharing Parish Online and data extract.

If you're interested in this, you can request training through your ALC.

To find out our up-coming training events, click here.






A reminder of our current active discount codes:

Please note, to qualify for these discounts your council needs to be a new subscriber and a member of your regional ALC. 


Data Showcase


Within Parish Online you can find the Boundaries dataset from Ordnance Survey, this includes various information on:

You might use this dataset to discover the area that your parish council actually covers and to compare the difference between wards and constituencies.

With the local elections coming up in May, the political Boundaries will be useful as they allow you to see what polling districts and electoral boundaries are within your area.

For more information, click here.

If there's anything you need from us, please raise a support ticket.

Many thanks,

The Parish Online team