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We're Seventy Today!

Posted: Wed, 20 Sep 2017 09:21 by Danny Moody

We're Seventy Today!

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.

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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