Group Subscriptions

Unlock the potential of Parish Online to transform data sharing, communication and engagement between all tiers of Local Government with a group subscription for your Local Authority


An Introduction & background to the need for Group Subscriptions

Parish Online is an online digital mapping system which allows Parish and Town councils to access OS Maps and over 150 other geographical datasets and analyse all this data to help plan and manage their business.

However, Parishes and Towns are not isolated communities. They form part of a network of other parishes and towns which form a District, a Unitary Authority or a County. To be really effective Parishes need to co-operate with neighbouring parishes/towns and with their District, Unitary or County Councils for a wide range of tasks. These tasks include:

  • Maintaining the Local Land and Property Gazetteer (by sharing information on changes in addressing and use of buildings)
  • Managing Planning Applications; preparing Neighbourhood and Local Plans
  • Maintaining roads, drains, trees (by reporting potholes, floods and tree-damage and co-operating on maintenance activities)
  • Reporting and managing incidents of fly-tipping, graffiti, abandoned vehicles etc
  • Managing parish activities such as festivals and fun-runs
  • Managing road closures and other events which cause disruption to local services
  • Emergency planning and management (eg floods and fires).  

A key strength of Parish Online is that it enables parish and town councils to cooperate with each other and with their District/Unitary/County Councils on all the tasks mentioned above.

What are the benefits?

Group Discounts
A substantial discount is provided for a Group Licence of Parish Online (and the larger the Group the larger the discount)
Training and User Forums
Annual Group Forum
New Functionality and new Public Sector Information
Discounts on Survey Data

Group Subscription Stories

We've got some great examples of successful Group Subscriptions for District/Borough/County areas who have realised a whole range of benefits and are keen to share their experiences with anyone considering setting up a similar project.

Bath & North East Somerset

Bath & North East Somerset Council signed up to a Group Subscription of Parish Online in 2011, giving their 49 Parishes access to over 300 layers of Council Data and the means to manage their own mapping and improve the quality of their deicion making.

The quality of parish management and the efficiency of parish/district communications has been transformed by our Parish Online Group Subscription, and I cannot imagine how we managed without it. I really believe that every District/Borough/County should seriously consider taking out a Group Subscription for their Parishes.

Martin Laker, GIS Manager

Start your Group Subscription Discussion today!

If you'd like to discuss the possibility of a Group Subscription in your area, get a quote or have any questions then send an email to Product Manager, Carl Greenman at

Virginia Villas, High Street, Hartley Wintney, Hampshire. RG27 8NW

GeoXphere General Enquiries (note: this is not a support line): +44 (0) 2034 114 544

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