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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, 05 Aug 2016 08:00 by Danny Moody
A major new one day EXPO for the Local Council Sector will be held near Birmingham on 9 September 2016.
It aims to provide an opportunity for Clerks and Councillors to see the complete range of products and services that a Council might need, all in one place. If you will be looking for a supplier of anything from tractors to IT equipment, or signage to stationery, in the next year or two this is the ideal place to start. If you need to review your banking or insurance, or create a new website, you can expect all the major players to be there. More »
Thu, 07 Jul 2016 10:39 by Danny Moody
Around forty delegates attended our Think Big event on Monday and were challenged to come up with ideas of how parish and town councils can contribute to the future development of the county.
The event was led and facilitated by Wray Irwin, Head of the University of Northampton's Centre for Employability and Engagement. The event was hosted for Northants CALC at the University's Newton Building on the Avenue Campus in Northampton. More »
Delegates considered the University's four Changemaker Plus challenges and came up with the ideas of how councils can play a part:
- Challenge 1 - Make Northamptonshire the best county in the UK for children and young people to flourish and learn
- Challenge 2 - Make Northamptonshire the leading county in the UK for Health and Wellbeing
- Challenge 3 - Build the cultural and heritage traditions of Northamptonshire into world class attractions
- Challenge 4 - Make Northamptonshire the best county in the UK to start, build and run a business
The ideas and thoughts are now being compiled (which might take a while because there were so many of them!) and a report will be published for all member councils to see.
Thanks go to Wray and his team for facilitating the event, to Justin Griggs, Head of Policy & Development at the National Association of Local Councils for attending and giving a national perspective, and to all the delegates who gave up their time to contribute to a very successful and worthwhile event. » Less
Sun, 05 Jun 2016 12:39 by Danny Moody
Welcome to the latest edition of eUpdate from Northants CALC.
This edition is packed full of articles of interest to parish and town councils, including whether it's best for the clerk to live inside or outside the parish, the importance of responding to "reserved matters" planning applications and news regarding a motion to make it compulsory for utility companies to inform parish and town councils of any proposed roadworks. Plus there's all the usual features, including a Cautionary Tale and Training & Development Opportunities. More »