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Northamptonshire County
Association of Local Councils

Empowering Parish and Town Councils

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CEO: Danny Moody
6 Litchborough Business Park
Northampton Road
Litchborough, Northampton
NN12 8JB

Tel: 01327 831482

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    Empowering councils to help make towns and villages better places to live

Northamptonshire County of Local Councils is a not for profit membership organisation, representing, training and advising the parish and town councils of Northamptonshire, who form the grass roots tier of local government in England.

We offer members a resource of vital, operational information and facilitate communication at all levels of the parish network - district, county, regional and national.

As a membership association we are unable to deal with queries from the public, but we are happy to make general information available through this website.

Latest News

EARDF Funding Events

Thu, 01 Feb 2018 10:49 by Danny Moody

Rural businesses could be eligible for a Growth Programme grant if your business is carrying out a project to create jobs or bring more money into the rural economy.

There are 3 types of grant:

  • Business development
  • Food processing
  • Rural tourism infrastructure

The grants are funded by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD), which is part of the European Structural Investment Funds (ESIF). More »

The South East Midlands Local Enterprise Partnership is putting on two events in the county to provide an overview of EAFRD and explain the priorities. There will also be an opportunity for attendees to speak to Fund Managers about project ideas.

The events are:

  • 20 February 2018, 10:00 - 12:30, ENC Council Chamber, Thrapston
  • 19 March 2018, 2:00 - 4:30, SNC Council Chamber, The Forum, Towcester

To book on one of the events please click here. » Less

New Year Message From NALC Chairman

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 14:09 by Danny Moody

The chairman of the National Association of Local Councils, Cllr Sue Baxter has written a New Year open letter to wish all councils a very happy new year and a healthy, prosperous and successful 2018, flagging up three areas the sector must focus on over the coming 12 months to ensure the sector is even stronger at the end of this year, including ensuring all councils are fiscally responsible and engaging with local people, well run and transparent, and building positive relationships and promoting what you do. Sue has also taken the opportunity to highlight the NALC prospectus, the date of next year's NALC annual conference and the benefits of NALC membership. More »

What Does 2018 Have In Store?

What Does 2018 Have In Store?

Tue, 02 Jan 2018 09:28 by Danny Moody

Happy New Year to all the hard-working parish and town councillors and clerks in Northamptonshire and beyond!

It has been a feature of the parish sector for the past decade or more that it gets busier and busier with each passing year, and there is no sign that 2018 will buck the trend! It makes it an exciting sector to be in but also a challenging one.

One of the things we know is going to happen in 2018 is the conclusion of the Parliamentary Boundary Review (https://boundarycommissionforengland.independent.gov.uk/after-the-revised-proposals-what-happens-now/), with recommendations going before parliament in September. More »

It's hard to be certain about anything else. As local government budgets bite tighter and tighter there surely has to be a conversation about Local Government Reorganisation in Northamptonshire. Not that it is a panacea, but surely there needs to be more joined up thinking and more acceptance to take shared responsibility for the structural issues. That can only happen by talking.

For parish and town councils specifically, GDPR will be the big talking point of 2018. I am confident that the sector will take it in its stride and that pragmatic and realistic solutions will be developed that enable every parish and town council to apply good information governance, commensurate with the (small)size of organisation and (low risk) data they hold.

Who knows where we will be this time next year. But it is sure to be an interesting journey and Northants CALC is at hand to be your tour guide! » Less