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

Conference Shines A Light

Conference Shines A Light

Posted: Tue, 05 Mar 2019 13:17 by Danny Moody

The Northants CALC Street Lighting Conference & Exhibition shone a light on the whole world of lighting, from the chemistry used in bulb manufacture, through to the installation and maintenance of luminaires.

The event, held on 4 March 2019 at the Saxon Hall in Raunds, brought together leading lights from the industry, including Iain Macrae from the Lighting Industry Association, Stewart Muir from the Energy Saving Trust and Nia Hodnett and Ed Clark from Salix Finance. Fifty five delegates from forty parish and town councils booked on the event and learnt everything from how different wavelengths create different lighting effects, to developments in LED technology, to how to go about funding a street light project. More »

The exhibition area included designers, manufacturers, engineers and installers as well as representatives from Northamptonshire County Council and Balfour Beatty on the regulation of street works.

The feedback received included:

"Great session yesterday - got an enormous amount from it. Thank you." Warmington Parish Council

"I just wanted to say a quick word of thanks to you and the staff at NCALC for today's workshop on Street Lighting. It was a very useful day, from which we benefited a lot. There is much more to the subject than I had appreciated!" Cold Higham Parish Council

The event was intended to be a one-off, but it may well be repeated in 2 - 3 years for councils looking at projects then. » Less

Pension Education Class - Open To All

Pension Education Class - Open To All

Posted: Mon, 24 Dec 2018 09:36 by Danny Moody

In the New Year our partners at The Pension House will be holding a free pension education class at their new offices in Nobottle (Nr Duston). It is aimed at people who want to 'gen up' on pensions so that they are better prepared for their retirement. See below for details:

Vacancy at Clifton upon Dunsmore Parish Council

Posted: Sun, 28 Oct 2018 17:52 by Danny Moody

This one is just over the border into Warwickshire but will be of interest to those in Daventry district:

Clifton upon Dunsmore Parish Council is seeking applicants for the post of Clerk and Responsible Finance Officer to the Council. Working from home, this position is part-time, requiring approximately 10 hours per week . Salary SPC 15-21 £9.341 -£10.676 per hour dependent on qualification and experience. More »

Additionally, attendance is required at monthly evening Parish Council Meetings and the Annual Parish Meeting.

This position would suit a well-organised person, motivated to be involved in parish activities.

Applicants need to have good communication and appropriate computer skills, take minutes and manage the Council's administration and finances. Applicants will need to have internet access and be comfortable with email and the use of the internet.

Duties include:

  • producing agendas and minutes for all council meetings
  • liaising with outside bodies
  • managing budgets and keeping financial records
  • financial and operational reporting
  • ensuring compliance with all statutory requirements
  • advising the council on policies and activities and enacting the decisions of the council

A full job description and person specification can be found on our website:

Application via CV with a covering letter, including two referees to:

The Clerk to Clifton upon Dunsmore Parish Council, 24 Harebell Way Rugby CV23 0TT or via

The closing date for applications is Friday 2 November 2018

Interviews are likely to place during week beginning Monday 5 November 2018

Full details are at: » Less