In order for a parish council to be eligible to exercise the power of well-being it must first meet all four conditions set out in the Parish Councils (Power to Promote Well-being) (Prescribed Conditions) Order 2008. A council must have:
A qualified clerk in the use of the well-being power
A minimum of two-thirds of vacancies on the council filled at the last ordinary elections
80 per cent. of councillors trained in the use of the well-being power
Published a statement on how it intends to involve the community in the use of the well-being power.