Northamptonshire County
Association of Local Councils

Empowering Parish and Town Councils

NCALC logo small

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

Green Light for Northampton Town Council

The Guildhall, Northampton

Posted: Mon, 20 Jan 2020 21:10 by Danny Moody

A new town council for Northampton will be created on 1 April 2020 following an historic decision this evening by Northampton Borough Council (NBC).

The new council, which is set to be the largest community-level council in England, will have its first election of councillors on 7 May 2020. Its inaugural meeting will take place shortly thereafter.

Danny Moody, Chief Executive of Northants CALC, which represents all the parish and town councils in Northamptonshire, said "This is a great day for the people of Northampton. The new town council will give them a voice when the existing borough council is dissolved to make way for the unitary council. West Northamptonshire Council (the unitary council) will be able to concentrate on strategic matters such as adult social care and highways, and the town council can concentrate on what matters most to the local community of Northampton". More »

There's a great deal of detail to work through over the next few months but the path is now set. NBC also made a decision to create a community council in the Kingsthorpe area and one in Far Cotton.

Almost all of rural Northamptonshire is already parished - i.e. served by a parish, town, neighbourhood or village council. The centre of Northampton has hitherto been unparished but there are already community-level councils around the centre, such as Duston Parish Council and Wootton Parish Council.

The Borough Council of Wellingborough has also made a decision to create a new town council for Wellingborough from 1 April 2020 and it is likely that Kettering and Corby will follow suit in 2021. » Less



Posted: Tue, 19 Nov 2019 11:08 by Danny Moody

OurDay is an annual national celebration of Local Government. It's an opportunity for councils and other public service bodies to shout about all the wonderful things they do to improve people's lives and the communities they live in.

Search "#OurDay" and "#CouncilsCan" on Twitter and Facebook and be amazed.

To those who gave so much

To those who gave so much

Posted: Wed, 23 Oct 2019 14:50 by Danny Moody

Parish and town councils are being encouraged to take a lead in commemorating the 75th Anniversary of VE Day from 8 - 10 May 2020.

Pageantmaster, Bruno Peek LVO OBE OPR, has written an open letter to parish and town councils outlining the weekend's planned activities.

Councils are asked to organise a piper to play a specially written piece of music, to lead a toast to those who gave so much, and to encourage bellringing for the nationwide Ringing out for Peace. More »

The aim is to provide every parish and town with a very short, simple, reflective and meaningful VE Day75 event on the 8 May 2020, that is easy to organise and will be appreciated by all.

For further information see » Less