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

  • Welcome to Northamptonshire!

    Welcome to Northamptonshire!

    We're here to help!

  • 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

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.

The full written statement is at https://www.parliament.uk/business/publications/written-questions-answers-statements/written-statement/Commons/2019-05-14/HCWS1556/. » Less

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

Local Council EXPO 2019

Posted: Tue, 23 Apr 2019 12:05 by Danny Moody

Building on the success of EXPO 2016 working with the National Association of Local Councils (NALC) and a range of Partners, LGRC is again staging a major one day EXPO for the Local Council Sector. This will be the largest single gathering of Local Councils in 2019. The event will be held on 21 June 2019 from 10:00 to 16:00 at the Chateau Impney Hotel & Exhibition Centre in Droitwich Spa.

The aim is to provide an opportunity for Clerks, Councillors and others interested in Local Councils 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, we expect all the major players to be there. See http://www.lgrcexpo.com/ for all the details and to book.