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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    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

Cyclists with lots to crow about!

Cyclists with lots to crow about!

Wed, 15 Aug 2018 10:56 by Danny Moody

The Cobblers call on Clarence, the Saints boast Bernie and the Steelbacks swear bv Steeler to summon their fans' support but they're not the only sporting teams in the county with mighty mascots!

You see Colin the Cockerel is the emblem of cycling club Brixworth Velo and while his fellow cheer-raisers might perform a vital task for their respective professional sides, the plastic bird has a rather more light hearted role to play among Velo's lycra-clad pedallers, as club co-founder, the rather aptly-named Simon Fowler, reveals: "Colin is very much loved by our members but as he's presented to the cyclist who's been guilty of a 'cock-up' on our weekly ride, who then has to take him to work with them as a sign of shame, no one really wants the accolade!" explained Simon. More »

"Nominations for the riders to make the most foolish errors are voted for on social media and the culprit then has not only to hang Colin from their handlebars, but also take him everywhere with them that week, snapping as many fun photos as possible" he added.

"He's been awarded for such cycling no-nos as struggling to fit a tyre after bragging how easy it is and wearing left and right socks on the wrong feet, while not returning Colin the following week also means a £5 fine which goes to charity!

"When I won him for wearing so much hi-vis that they said I looked like a lollipop man, it was a bit embarrassing explaining to my colleagues why I had a toy cockerel perched on my desk but it's a great talking point and hopefully goes to show that the club, while made up of very keen and competent riders, can still have some fun!" Simon enthused.

Which isn't to say that they don't take the sport seriously; last month they raised more than four thousand pounds for Meningitis Now by cycling 200 miles in two days in memory of Jonty, son of Velo member Paul Jarvis, who died of the disease back in 2005 aged just six.

Next month, they'll be back in their saddles for Cycle4Cynthia, the fundraiser for Northampton's Cynthia Spencer Hospice and having taken part in the ride for the first time last year, having formed the club only six months earlier, it's something they're really looking forward to it: "This is the fifteenth year of this annual ride and its themes of fun, fitness and family are really what our club is all about" said Simon.

"Plus there's barely a member who hasn't been touched by the amazing work of the hospice in one way or another so doing what we love best - and hopefully pedalling off with the trophy for the biggest team – seems an obvious thing to do!

"Now that would be something to crow about!" he enthused.

Cycle4Cynthia 2018, which is generously supported by headline sponsor EMW Law LLP among other businesses, will take place on Sunday 23rd September at Althorp, by kind permission of The Earl and Countess Spencer, offering 5, 25 and 50 mile routes.

For more information, including registering for the ride, please visit or call the Hospice on 01604 973340 or email

You can also keep up to date with the latest news on the event, please visit and 'like' the ride's and Hospice's page on Facebook.

Meanwhile for more details on joining Brixworth Velo, including the opportunity to learn more about their monthly rides for those wanting to build their confidence on two wheels, please call Simon on 07980 601861 or find the club on Facebook. » Less

Northamptonshire Neighbourhood Alert

Northamptonshire Neighbourhood Alert

Mon, 30 Apr 2018 09:16 by Danny Moody

Communities in Northamptonshire play a crucial part in helping the police prevent and detect crime and anti-social behaviour. Working together, we can make Northamptonshire a safer place to live and work.

By signing up to Northamptonshire Neighbourhood Alert, you'll receive messages about crime, witness appeals and general policing activity in your local area, meaning you can better protect yourself from any issues that may arise. More »

You can also be kept informed about what your local policing team is up to, including public events and meetings they are attending.

Signing up to Northamptonshire Neighbourhood Alert is free, quick and simple. You'll be given the option of what you want to receive alerts about, and how often. You can decide to receive alerts by email, text message and voice message – whichever suits you.

It's simple to use and you'll only receive messages about topics that you've selected. You can change your preferences or stop receiving messages at any time.

The types of messages you receive depends on the categories you select. For example, if you choose 'Farm and Rural Watch' as an area of interest, we'll send you information relevant to this area. You can pick multiple areas of interest, such as business, vehicles, animals and more, as well as different areas of the county – the choice is yours!

Alerts are posted directly by Northamptonshire Police and other partner organisations to keep you informed about what is happening in your area, helping us to work together to make Northamptonshire safer.


Latest On Libraries

Latest On Libraries

Tue, 13 Mar 2018 10:30 by Danny Moody

It's been a bit of a challenge to keep up to date with what's happening with Northamptonshire's libraries. They're closing, they're not closing, the opening hours are being cut, they're not being cut, they're closing now, they're not closing until next year!

The definitive position will hopefully emerge at the Northamptonshire County Council (NCC) Cabinet meeting today.

The papers are available here, and libraries will be discussed under Item 18.