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Empowering councils to help make towns and villages better places to live
Northamptonshire County Association 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.
Fri, 06 Mar 2015 16:33 by Danny Moody
With less than 34 days left (see our countdown timer) until the close of nominations for the parish and town council elections it is already getting quite exciting!
If you would like to be a candidate in the elections you have until 4pm on Thursday 9 April 2015 to get your nomination papers in to the relevant district or borough council Electoral Services Team.
The election itself takes place on Thursday 7 May 2015, the same day as the UK Parliamentary Election. More »
Fri, 30 Jan 2015 15:09 by Danny Moody
Welcome to the latest eUpdate from Northants CALC. The first edition of 2015 contains all the latest news and happenings in the world of parish councils. There's an article on issuing agendas by e-mail, when to hold the Annual Meeting in 2015, a description of council duties related to fire and also to biodiversity, and an opinion piece on whether clerks should be allowed to speak at council meetings! Plus there's news, tips and all the latest information from the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG). We also have our regular features of A Cautionary Tale and Situations Vacant. More »
Download your copy below.
Fri, 16 Jan 2015 14:16 by Danny Moody
Have you ever thought of becoming a parish clerk? It can be a rewarding, fulfilling role that makes a real contribution to community life.
Small parish councils employ a clerk for as little as a few hours per week working on their own, whereas larger parish and town councils have full time clerks and other staff besides. There's a council to suit you, whatever number of hours you want to work.