Empowering Parish and Town Councils in Northamptonshire


Family Dog Appointed as Clerk to the Council

Abi the dog.

A parish council in Northamptonshire may have inadvertently appointed a dog as its Parish Clerk.

The mix up occurred when Hecknoe Parish Council was recruiting a Clerk and only received one application. Little did they know that the application from "Abi Barks" was actually a spurious application from the Clerk to neighbouring Feltwell Parish Council.

Annette Curtain, Clerk to Feltwell Parish Council,... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 01 Apr 2022 09:10 by Danny Moody

Tags: NCALC News

Funding Opportunities - Jan. 2022

Please click on the document link below to view funding opportunities that may be relevant either to Parish and Town Councils, or to community organisations working in your local area.

Posted: Fri, 28 Jan 2022 15:16 by Sophie Harding

Tags: Funding

Food4Heroes - Christmas Meals 2021

In partnership with Barclays, Food4Heroes is once again providing tasty Christmas meals to those in need across Northamptonshire in 2021.

We aim to help as many deserving individuals and families as possible.

If people in your community need a little extra support this year, please register on our website using the link below to receive one of the Food4Heroes Christmas meals.

View the attached poster... Read More »

Posted: Thu, 25 Nov 2021 08:26 by Sophie Harding

Tags: Miscellaneous, Xmas

2021 Conference & AGM

Everything is ready and we are looking forward to welcoming our delegates to the 2021 Annual Conference & AGM tomorrow at One Angel Square. We have a great line up of speakers, and loads of sector-specific exhibitors for delegates to visit. The bacon rolls will be sizzling and ready to eat from 9:15!

Posted: Fri, 01 Oct 2021 16:48 by Danny Moody


Dates Announced for 2021 Cycle4Cynthia

Dates Announced for 2021 Cycle4Cynthia

It's time to get on your bike for charity! The 2021 Cycle4Cynthia charity bike ride takes place on 18 & 19 September 2021 as a virtual event and in person on 19 September 2021 at Lamport Hall. Click the poster below for further details, and follow https://twitter.com/cycle4cynthia for the latest news.

Posted: Tue, 06 Jul 2021 08:57 by Danny Moody

Tags: Misc

Corby Town Council is Recruiting!

Corby Town Council is recruiting to fill the position of Town Clerk which is an exciting and challenging opportunity to help shape the style and direction of the new Town Council. The role will require a pro-active person with outstanding leadership and communication skills. If you have demonstrable expertise in managing a large Town Council or similar public sector body, an application pack can be... Read More »

Posted: Wed, 23 Jun 2021 06:49 by

Tags: Vacancies

Fraud and Cybercrime Awareness

Fraud and Cybercrime Awareness

The parish and town council sector can be particularly vulnerable to cybercrime and online fraud. Why? There are three reasons:

1. Parish and town councils are public bodies, with web sites that normally display the contact details of the clerk and all the councillors so that they are accessible to the residents they represent.

2. Councillors and clerks are usually helpful people who have an inclination... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 18 Jun 2021 08:39 by Danny Moody

Tags: Police

Village of 500 People Receives Grant of £6.4 million

Village of 500 People Receives Grant of £6.4 million

West Northampton Parish Council was amazed to discover that its bank account had swollen to more than £6.4 million. The normal balance is less than £10,000.

The error occurred when government treasury officials transferred £6.4 million in Business Rates Retention Grant monies to the council believing it to be West Northamptonshire Council, which is the new unitary council for the area.... Read More »

Posted: Thu, 01 Apr 2021 09:02 by Danny Moody

Tags: NCALC News

Countdown to Vesting Day

Countdown to Vesting Day

There are just hours left until Northamptonshire enters a new era of local government. To the outgoing county, borough, and district councils, thank you for all the services you have provided to the people of Northamptonshire since the early 1970s. To the incoming unitary councils, good luck and Godspeed!

To keep up with all the latest news from the unitary councils please visit https://www.northnorthants.gov.uk... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 30 Mar 2021 11:34 by Danny Moody

Tags: LGR

Local Elections 2021

Local Elections 2021

Northants CALC Chief Executive, Danny Moody, will be on the Helen Blaby Show this afternoon at 4.20pm speaking with John Griff about the new parish and town councils that have been set up in Northamptonshire. Listen live at https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/live:bbc_radio_northampton.

If you listened to the show and would like more details about the new councils or how to stand for election then please... Read More »

Posted: Thu, 25 Feb 2021 15:33 by Danny Moody

Tags: Elections, NCALC News

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