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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, 29 May 2015 09:00 by Danny Moody
Please find below the latest eUpdate from Northants CALC.
This edition contains all the latest about the recent local elections, a copy letter from the Chairman of the National Association of Local Councils (NALC), exciting news about the Aviva Women's Tour and useful articles about the Transparency Code, unlawful encampment on council land and extending the jurisdiction of the Local Government Ombudsman (LGO) to parish and town councils. Plus of course the regular features including a very interesting Cautionary Tale, Situations Vacant and Training & Development dates. More »
Thu, 21 May 2015 12:26 by Danny Moody
To all those new to the parish sector, congratulations on your election and welcome to the wonderful world of local government.
You are a publicly elected official whose role is to represent the people of the parish. Your job is to do brilliant things on behalf of your community.
You will find it exhilarating at times and frustrating at times. You will find the rules and regulations complex and strange at first and your learning curve will be steep. But you have the chance to put something back into your community, to influence the decisions made about your area and to help shape the place where you live. More »
Northants CALC is here to help you all the way but don't forget to ask your clerk for help and guidance in the first instance. » Less
Mon, 11 May 2015 16:20 by Danny Moody
The Rt Hon Greg Clark has been appointed as Secretary of State for the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) in place of Eric Pickles.
Greg Clark is the Conservative MP for Royal Tunbridge Wells and has had involvement in housing, the National Planning Policy Framework and devolution.
Eric Pickles no longer has a cabinet portfolio.
For more details about Greg Clark please see https://www.gov.uk/government/people/greg-clark