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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 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.

Latest News

Appointment of Deputy Chief Executive

Mon, 22 May 2017 15:26 by Danny Moody

Northants CALC has appointed Dr Lesley Sambrook Smith as Deputy Chief Executive Officer. Lesley has been Clerk to Syresham Parish Council in South Northamptonshire since 2010 and before that had a career in product engineering and quality control. Lesley has a wealth of project management and organisational development skills and will be a real asset to Northants CALC as it continues to grow to meet the needs of member councils. More »

Lesley, who beat a very strong field of candidates, starts in June and will be working 32 hours per week. As Deputy Chief Executive Lesley will lead on the development of the advice service dealing with enquiries from member parish and town councils and will assist with the growth and development of the Association, particularly on the creation of new parish councils in the currently unparished areas of Kettering, Northampton, Corby and Wellingborough.

It's an exciting time for Northants CALC and this appointment marks a significant new chapter in the Association's development. It takes the staff complement from 2.2 Full Time Equivalents to 3.1, so we're still small but now have two members of staff that can answer technical enquiries. The staff team will continue to be backed up by the Member Enquiry Service (MES), which is our e-mail based service for very straightforward and generic enquiries and is operated on a rota system by four CiLCA qualified clerks working on a voluntary basis.

The Association is well-placed to meet the ever-increasing needs of parish and town councils in terms of advice and technical guidance, whilst now having the resources to develop ways of working smarter as well as harder. » Less

County Council Election Results

County Council Election Results

Fri, 05 May 2017 18:33 by Danny Moody

Yesterday's votes are all counted and the Conservatives have increased their control of Northamptonshire County Council, winning 43 of the 57 seats and wiping out UKIP in the process.

The final results were (2013 result in brackets): CON 43 (36), LAB 12 (11), LIB DEM 2 (6), IND 0 (1), UKIP 0 (3).

Congratulations to all the winning candidates but a particular mention to two new county councillors, Fiona Baker and Pinder Chauhan, who are also parish councillors. Many of the county councillors are also parish councillors and/or district councillors, which must help with sharing information across the tiers. More »

Also an honourable mention to Chris Groome, Mary Butcher, Liz Coombe, Jill Hope, Brendan Glynane and Sarah Uldall who lost their seats this time round.

The full election results are available at http://elections-public.cmis.uk.com/election/Electiondetails/1/26. » Less

We're Recruiting!

Mon, 03 Apr 2017 12:00 by Danny Moody

Northants CALC is looking to recruit a permanent Deputy Chief Executive working 32 hours per week.

This is an exciting time for Northants CALC as we grow and develop our services for member parish and town councils in Northamptonshire.

If you think you've got the necessary qualities to fit in at Northants CALC, where delivering excellence for our members is the goal, then please see below for the recruitment pack including full details, a job description and person spec. More »

The application form is available in Word or PDF format and must be printed out, filled in by hand, and returned to Northants CALC by 9:00 a.m. on Wednesday 19 April 2017.

We look forward to hearing from you!