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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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    Welcome to Northamptonshire!

    We're here to help!

  • Image: Your County Association of Local Councils

    Your County Association of Local Councils

  • Image: Empowering councils to help make towns and villages better places to live

    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

Neighbourhood Policing Model

Mon, 06 Nov 2017 15:11 by Danny Moody

People in Northamptonshire after safer now than they were before 1 November 2017 with Northamptonshire Police having launched its new Neighbourhood Policing Model.

Northamptonshire Police said "The people of Northamptonshire will be safer after these changes. We are absolutely committed to protecting the most vulnerable, responding quickly to emergencies, and protecting people and property. Our plans based on detailed research, analysis and evidence, and our resources will be put where they are most needed." More »

You can find the details of your Neighbourhood Policing Team at http://www.northants.police.uk/neighbourhoods. » Less

We're Seventy Today!

We're Seventy Today!

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 09:21 by Danny Moody

Northants CALC is seventy years old today! The following is an extract from The History of Northamptonshire County Association of Local Councils and its predecessors between 1947 and 2012 by Eric Franklin...

"The idea of a county association of parish councils had been considered at a number of small informal meetings held in the offices of Northampton Rural District Council under the chairmanship of Mr. E. J. Nichol, of the National Council of Social Service. On Saturday, 20th September 1947, an idea became a reality. On that day, the inaugural meeting was held in the County Hall, Northampton. Well over 100 parish councillors, representing 86 parish councils, were present. Mr. George Dallas, Chairman of the Rural Community Council, presided and Mr. Eric Major, Secretary of the National Association of Parish Councils, spoke on the work of both the National Association and a county association. More »

Following discussion Dr. Eric St. Clair Gainer representing Thrapston Parish Council, proposed that a County Parish Councils Association be inaugurated in Northamptonshire. This was seconded by Mr. M. V. Fletcher, of Gretton. When put to the vote, the motion was carried unanimously.
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What Does Citizenship Mean To You?

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 10:37 by Danny Moody

The Select Committee on Citizenship and Civic Engagement has published its Call for evidence. Interested parties and organisations are invited to submit written evidence to the Committee by 8 September 2017 so the National Association of Local Councils would like to hear your views by 1 September 2017 to inform its response on behalf of the sector.

The Select Committee has been appointed to consider the issues of citizenship and civic engagement in the twenty-first century and is now calling for evidence from those interested in these issues. The committee is keen to hear from a wide range of individuals, groups and organisations in order to understand the nature of the citizenship challenge for different parts of society; the aim being to identify new ways of building bridges within and between communities, and to support civic engagement. The Committee will begin taking oral evidence in September 2017, and has to report by 31 March 2018. More »

Look at the Select Committee's Call for Evidence and then submit your comments to Ben.Murray@nalc.gov.uk. » Less