• Purpose-built, simple, compliant

    Council software

    Join the hundreds of local councils in the UK already using our Scribe packages


    Scribe has been developing and supporting purpose-built, cost-effective solutions for the modern council for the past 30 years. We are always here to help and support you with your financial and administration routines. Our software was designed to meet the precise needs of Clerks and other community organisation managers.


    Scribe Accounts

    Our most popular package.

    The most cost effective, purpose-built software on the market.

    We can help you to ensure professional good practice and routines throughout the year to track, budget, invoice, reconcile and report to your Parish or Town Council.


    Scribe Cemetery and Scribe Planning

    Record, share, and report on your Cemetery and Planning data too.


  • Scribe Accounts

    The most cost effective council accounting software.

    From just £22 per month.

  • Testimonials

    Scribe has been developing and supporting purpose-built, easy-to-use solutions for the modern council for 30 years. Our software was designed to meet the precise needs of Clerks and other community organisation managers.


    But don't just take our word for it — the Scribe community comprises of a network of 200+ councils throughout the UK who rely on Scribe everyday.


    We can introduce you to Clerks in your area who already use Scribe Accounts.

    CM -The Moultons Parish Council

    I am so grateful for your help the other week, as a newbie to Scribe it gets better the more you use it.

    KH - Wythall Council

    We have all three packages and I find them all easy to use. I rarely need to contact for any help, but when I do, the answers were always quickly received and clear. It would be a struggle for a big Council like Wythall, with over 14,000 residents, to provide such detailed accounts and reports, without Scribe.

    Responsible Financial Officer - St Annes on the Sea Town Council

    The Scribe Expert was friendly and explained Scribe in an easy to understand manner. We found the training useful in terms of current practicality and potential usage improvements to how we use Scribe in the future.

    JP - Haddenham Parish Council Clerk (Cambs)

    I am very happy with the Scribe package and find it very user friendly. The support for the programme is and always has been very good, with clear instructions on how to deal with problems, and plenty of online information too.

    Clerk - Quorn Parish Council

    Thanks for the group training day, it was interesting and easy to follow.

    TC - Kingsbridge Town Council

    We've been well served by Scribe over the years, and I always read your news/updates.

    Locum PC - Banwell Parish Council

    As somebody who is a complete novice to accounting then I have to say I am finding the Scribe package fabulous and very easy to use, intuitive even. It does everything I want and more. I am sad enough to say that I am looking forward to the year-end so that I can set it up exactly how I want.

    Clerk - Wembdon and Wraxall/Failand Parish Councils

    I have been using Scribe whilst Clerking for four Parish Councils during the last four years. Scribe is an excellent accounting system, and there is a superb support service, who always respond immediately if you need advice from them. The Scribe system is a very user friendly, and the reports available are brilliant, providing everything that I need to give my Councillors all the financial information that they need. I thoroughly recommend Scribe to any Local Council. Scribe is excellent value for money.

    Clerk - Dereham Town Council

    Dereham Town Council has been using Scribe for the last 10 years and would not consider any other accounting package. The beauty of Scribe is that it was written specifically for Parish Councils and it is simple to operate. Even though we are a larger council with a precept of over £750,000 we would not consider different accounts package, because of the simplicity of operation means that you don’t have to have an accounts background to operate Scribe.


    We would thoroughly recommend Scribe to any Parish Council, it is simple straight forward and makes the year end year accounts a pleasure to complete.

    Clerk - Ashby Woulds Town Council and Woodville Parish Council

    Many thanks to you both for the excellent training day.


    I really enjoyed the day and found it extremely useful. I felt reassured that I was using the system correctly, but learnt so much more about the functionality and picked up some great time saving tips. I would highly recommend this training to both new and experienced scribe users.


    All details were explained really well and at a pace I could understand and keep up with. I also felt I could ask questions and not feel daft for asking them!

    Clerk - Langar cum Barnstone Parish Council

    Thank you very much for providing such a worthwhile training event in August. Despite having used the Scribe software for over 13 years, I discovered new procedures and short cuts to save time. Paul has an expert knowledge of Scribe and patiently guided us through everything. His one to one feedback sessions were very useful too.

    Clerk - East Peckham Parish Council

    I would recommend the training day to all users.

    Clerk & FO - Waldringfield Parish Council

    As a user of Scribe for some four years, I have used the software in all three of the three Parish Councils that I work for. The reaction from councillors has been very positive, as it offers them a comprehensive, yet highly transparent reporting process on a monthly basis and, when required, on demand.


    Scribe’s value for me is greatest at year-end. The ease with which the accounts are completed and closed is remarkable, enabling us to complete the Internal Audit well before the AGM in early May. I recommend Scribe to any Town or Parish Council RFO without hesitation.

    Clerk - Nettlestone and Seaview Parish Council

    The training day was so useful. I have been able to get fully up to date with my finances, and use some aspects of the package that I hadn't used before.

    Clerk & RFO - Trowell Parish Council

    The training day was definitely worth attending – I found this amazingly helpful. Thank you.

    Clerk - Redmarley Parish Council

    The Scribe package was recommended to me by a colleague in clerking. I took up the post of Clerk at a difficult time in terms of discrepancies/queries on the previous year's Annual Return, and consequently I was a more than a little baffled as to how to proceed with Scribe. Rachel put me in touch with Paul who came to the rescue and saved the day! All communication was electronic, and Paul always responded very promptly. He methodically (not to mention very patiently,) helped me to work through the system and put everything in place properly. I can't thank Paul enough for the support he has provided. I am now a confident user of Scribe and more than happy to recommend this package to others!

  • FREE Scribe group training and networking days:

    Where would you like us to visit in 2018?

    In 2017 we trained 70 councils councils in:

    Norwich, Nottingham, Guildford, Birmingham, Cambridge, Cheltenham, Devon, and Cornwall


    In 2018 we will also be hosting a number of webinars