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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  • Your County Association of Local Councils

    Your County Association of Local Councils

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

    Empowering councils to help make towns and villages better places to live

The 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 are the grass roots of local government.

We provide member councils with vital operational information and facilitate communication at all levels of the parish council 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

Our Leicestershire Colleagues are Looking for a Deputy CEO

Posted: Sat, 01 Jun 2019 10:46 by Danny Moody

Leicestershire & Rutland Association of Local Councils

Deputy Chief Executive (Training & Advice)

Circa £29,000 (pro-rata) depending upon experience. 30 hrs per week (potential to become full-time) & attractive pension (9% employer contribution).

This exciting new role within Leicestershire and Rutland Association of Local Councils (LRALC) is a permanent position and will be a key role in assisting the Association to continue to develop and grow its business activities following our transition to a limited company in April 2018. The post comes with attractive terms and conditions, including a work place pension. More »

The post holder will normally be required to work 30 hours per week, including regular evening and occasional weekend working. Working patterns are flexible and will be discussed at interview and with the successful candidate, including the possibility for some home working.

The role will be based at the LRALC office in Anstey, but remote working and travel will very much be part of the role. Training will be offered to the successful applicant.

The Deputy Chief Executive (Training & Advice) will report to the Chief Executive of LRALC and will lead on the planning and implementation of the LRALC training programme and delivery of the LRALC advice service for member parish and town councils, and parish meetings within the counties of Leicestershire and Rutland. There will also be responsibilities for other key areas of LRALC service delivery, as well as working closely with and deputising for the Chief Executive.

LRALC is going through a period of sustained growth and change. We wish to appoint a driven and dedicated individual to help develop LRALC during this exciting phase of its life. The LRALC Chief Executive's time will become increasingly spent on organisational and strategic development matters, and the new post holder will need to ensure the high quality of current provision in their areas of responsibility are maintained and enhanced. Initial targets will be set and will be reviewed and revised throughout the lifetime of the post.

See here for full details and an application form:

Closing date 9am Wednesday 12th June 2019, interviews Tuesday 18th June 2019. For an informal discussion about the role please call 0116 2353800. » Less

Northamptonshire to go unitary in 2021

Northamptonshire to go unitary in 2021

Posted: Tue, 14 May 2019 14:00 by Danny Moody

Northants CALC welcomes the announcement today by the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, The Rt Hon James Brokenshire MP, that two new unitary councils will be created in Northamptonshire.

One will cover the districts of Daventry, Northampton and South Northamptonshire, and be called "West Northamptonshire Council", and the other will cover the districts of Corby, East Northamptonshire, Kettering and Wellingborough and be called "North Northamptonshire Council". More »

The announcement will allow all local government bodies in the county, including parish and town councils, to plan and prepare with greater clarity and certainty.

Vesting Day for the new unitary councils was originally planned for 1 April 2020, but it will now be 1 April 2021. It sounds like a long way off, but it is less than 700 calendar days and there is a lot to be achieved in that time, although the slightly longer timescale may provide opportunity for greater transformation of services before the unitary councils come into being.

The announcement included arrangements for local elections. All parish and town councils in Northamptonshire will hold elections on 7 May 2020. On the same day there will be elections to the shadow councils, the precursors of the unitary councils.

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Pension Education Class - Additional Date!

Pension Education Class - Additional Date!

Posted: Tue, 07 May 2019 11:20 by Danny Moody

Northants CALC's pensions partner, The Pension House, held a Pension Education Class in January and it was a huge success so another class will be held on Saturday 18 May 2019. The session will run from 10am – 12noon.

The Pensions Regulator (TPR) asks employers to engage with the workers to ensure good pension outcomes. This is not so easy to do without suffering 'down time' in the business. TPR sees one of the key areas of risk is members suffering a loss as a result of making uninformed or poor decisions about their pensions. More »

As part of the Pension House service it is trialling a 'Pension Education Class' at its new offices in Nobottle, Northants. The idea is to give workers the opportunity to 'gen' up on pension knowledge so that they are better prepared for retirement. The seminar is targeted at those over the age of 45. The session is on a Saturday morning to give workers an opportunity to attend.

Please see the event flyer below for details. » Less