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

The Countdown is On!

Posted: Thu, 12 Sep 2019 14:47 by Danny Moody

There are just over three weeks to go until the 2019 Northants CALC Annual Conference & AGM, which is being held on Saturday 5 October 2019 at the Moulton Community Centre, Moulton.

The conference is an invitation-only event for councils in membership of Northants CALC and we have over one hundred delegates already booked. There are two fantastic guest speakers - Sarah Mason from the Cornwall Association and Jonathan Owen from the National Association - and there will be a large exhibitor area too. More »

Guests will be treated to hot bacon rolls and delicious cakes during the break. This year's AGM clashes with the England v Argentina match at the Rugby World Cup in Japan, so the whole event will be in radio-silence for those that are going home to watch the recording!

We're looking forward to seeing lots of clerks and councillors and having a really entertaining and worthwhile event. » Less

The best things come in refilled packages!

The best things come in refilled packages!

Posted: Fri, 23 Aug 2019 16:56 by Danny Moody

A husband and wife team have toasted the launch of their latest venture and Northamptonshire's first permanent, fully packaging-free village shop in the most appropriate way - with local coffee in a recycled cup!

Lindsay and Navneet Singh opened 'Re' in their home village of Flore on Friday (16th August), selling a wide range of dried foods, spices, coffee and cleaning products which customers can take home in their own containers. More »

The idea for their eco-friendly project was first conceived not long after they met ten years ago in Navneet's native India, where recycling has long been considered a valuable tool in protecting the environment, but it was recent trip north of the border that finally prompted them to take the plunge, as Lindsay explained: "When we lived in Amritsar, avoiding waste was a way of life, with fruit, veg and store cupboard items all bought loose, but we found that really hard to maintain when we when moved back to England because there's so much plastic and unnecessary wrapping on products that just don't need it" said Lindsay.

"Earlier this year we were on holiday in Scotland and saw a shop doing something similar, so when the premises next door came up for sale just a few weeks later we saw it as serendipitous and decided to give it a go.

"We're by no means eco warriors but it's something we really believe in and if we can encourage others to make even the smallest changes in the way they shop, we can perhaps make a difference" she added.

'Re' uses gravity bins to store its products – everything from rices to pulses, dried fruit and pastas – while many of the shelves are stocked with county produce including rapeseed oil on tap, coffee, cakes, bread, fruit and vegetables, not to mention a range of locally-sourced cleaning fluids, washing powders and floor cleaners.

Among the first customers to support the new venture was villager Heather Anderson who went home with an array of spices, filling her pots from the collection of colourful jars on display, while fellow Flore resident Helen Labraham popped by with her own cup to enjoy some tea and a slice of cake: "It's been really exciting to follow this project over recent weeks and I'm absolutely thrilled that it's now open and I can finally start shopping!" explained Helen.

"The great thing about this place is that it stocks the kind of things you want to buy every week, so I shall definitely be ditching the supermarket and coming here on a regular basis, while quietly glowing because I know I'm doing my bit to save the planet too!" she enthused.

'Re', on Flore's Sutton Street, is open Mondays to Saturdays from 9am to 5pm, with late night opening on Thursdays until 7pm.

For more information, please visit and 'like' 'Re' on Facebook at » Less

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