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

Latest News

Parish Council Deploys Virtual Reality Headsets for Self-isolating Councillors

Parish Council Deploys Virtual Reality Headsets for Self-isolating Councillors

A parish council in South Northamptonshire has beaten restrictions on local authority meetings due to Coronavirus by using high tech methods of engagement.

Tawldale Parish Council near Towcester has issued virtual reality (VR) headsets to four of its councillors who are currently self-isolating and unable to attend council meetings. VR enables them to attend council meetings, even though they are not... Read More »

Posted: Wed, 01 Apr 2020 08:50 by Danny Moody

Tags: Miscellaneous

Coronavirus - Community Response

Coronavirus - Community Response

Parish and town councils in Northamptonshire and across the country are busy mobilising a huge community response to the Coronavirus crisis. From acting as a conduit for official advice to organising large-scale Volunteer Helper programmes, parish and town councils are on the case!

Northants CALC is supporting member councils via a dedicated web page (the link has been emailed out) and we are communicating... Read More »

Posted: Thu, 19 Mar 2020 16:18 by Danny Moody

Tags: Misc, NCALC News

Green Light for Northampton Town Council

The Guildhall, Northampton

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... Read More »

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

Tags: Devolution, Elections, NCALC News, Unitary

#OurDay

#OurDay

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.

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

Tags: NCALC News

To those who gave so much

To those who gave so much

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... Read More »

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

Tags: Events

Wildlife & Rural Crime Week of Action

We hope you have been inspired by Bugbrooke, Woodford Halse and Pitsford, they have shown that rural crime can be reduced by taking appropriate action. Whilst the Police do a stirling job combating crime in Northamptonshire, parish councils can also help to reduce crime and to make their residents feel safer.

If you'd like to find out more, please get in touch...….

Posted: Fri, 11 Oct 2019 08:50 by Lesley Sambrook Smith

Tags: Police

Wildlife & Rural Crime Week of Action

Northants CALC is proud to be a partner working with Northamptonshire Police and will be posting news items from parishes around Northamptonshire who have taken action to reduce crime in their areas.

PITSFORD PARISH COUNCIL REPORT:

Like many other small villages when we have looked at the past into 'policing' it has been very much a process driven by Neighbourhood Watch and a small team of residents.... Read More »

Posted: Thu, 10 Oct 2019 09:37 by Lesley Sambrook Smith

Tags: Police

Wildlife & Rural Crime Week of Action

Northants CALC is proud to be a partner working with Northamptonshire Police and will be posting news items from parishes around Northamptonshire who have taken action to reduce crime in their areas.

WOODFORD HALSE REPORT:

Carl Barton, our PSCSO, has been part of our village for the past 3 years. During this time he has become intertwined with the daily life of this rural community.

Our PCSO is particularly... Read More »

Posted: Wed, 09 Oct 2019 08:45 by Lesley Sambrook Smith

Tags: Police

Wildlife & Rural Crime Week of Action

Northants CALC is proud to be a partner working with Northamptonshire Police and will be posting news items from parishes around Northamptonshire who have taken action to reduce crime in their areas.

BUGBROOKE PARISH COUNCIL REPORT:

We are now approaching the end of our first year with a PCSO and we can report that we are very pleased with the work he is doing and his impact on crime and nuisance behaviour... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 07 Oct 2019 08:56 by Lesley Sambrook Smith

Tags: Police

Building Communities Prospectus Launched

Today at the Northants CALC Conference & AGM, Chief Executive Danny Moody, announced the publication of the Building Communities prospectus, which sets out the role of parish and town councils in the context of unitary local government.

Speaking at the event, Danny said "All of our engagement work has led to our thoughts being distilled into this Building Communities prospectus. We believe that... Read More »

Posted: Sat, 05 Oct 2019 10:00 by Danny Moody

Tags: AGM NCALC

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