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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, 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 »
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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. More »
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.
Read all about the role to see if it might be for you.
Wed, 24 Dec 2014 13:17 by Danny Moody
It's a great time of the year to be a communitarian, which the vast majority of parish councillors and clerks are. It's a time of year when we remember why we do what we do on parish councils - making our communities better places in which to live and work. More »
Northants CALC sends its warmest regards to Northamptonshire's 1,800 parish and town councillors and 170 parish and town clerks - not forgetting all the chairman and clerks of our many Parish Meetings! Together you are making a difference.
We wish you a very safe and warm Christmas and all the best for what promises to be an exciting year in 2015! » Less