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Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas!

It's a great time of the year to be a communitarian, which the vast majority of parish councillors and clerks are. It's a time of year when we remember why we do what we do on parish councils - making our communities better places in which to live and work.

Northants CALC sends its warmest regards to Northamptonshire's 1,800 parish and town councillors and 170 parish and town clerks - not forgetting... Read More »

Posted: Wed, 24 Dec 2014 13:17 by Danny Moody

Tags: Xmas

Northants CALC eUpdate - Nov/Dec 2014

Welcome to the latest eUpdate from Northants CALC. This final edition of 2014 is packed full of funding opportunities, news, guidance and updates. There's a report on the Northants CALC AGM, an article about attaching Christmas lights to lighting columns, and news of the soon-to-be-launched Local Council Award Scheme. On pages 9 to 17 there is an Election Special feature with all the information, tips... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 02 Dec 2014 13:27 by Danny Moody

Tags: Newsletter

AGM 2014

AGM 2014

Over sixty voting delegates attended the 67th Annual General Meeting of the Northamptonshire County Association of Local Councils (Northants CALC) on Saturday 18 October 2014 at the Saxon Hall in Raunds. In all, approximately 100 attendees participated in the annual business and heard an illuminating keynote address from local government academic Professor Colin Copus from De Montfort University on... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 21 Oct 2014 14:01 by Danny Moody

Tags: AGM

AGM Almost Here...

The stage is set, the bacon rolls are ordered, the delegates are booked. The 67th Northants CALC AGM takes place on Saturday 18 October from 9:15 a.m. at the Saxon Hall in Raunds.

Almost one hundred delegates have booked to attend, so it promises to be a lively event. Apart from the AGM business the delegates will hear a keynote address from Prof Colin Copus (@ProfCopusLG), Professor of Local Politics... Read More »

Posted: Thu, 16 Oct 2014 13:12 by Danny Moody

Tags: AGM

Northants CALC eUpdate - Sept/Oct 2014

Welcome to the latest eUpdate from Northants CALC.

This edition contains important information that all councils need to be aware of. There's an article on Automatic Enrolment, which will be a looming issue in 2015, there's a "heads-up" article about Change of Use regulations, and there's a guide to common audit issues arising this year. There is also a useful article about clustering arrangements for... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 03 Oct 2014 15:38 by Danny Moody

Tags: Newsletter

Bike ride bids for gnomentous year!

Bike ride bids for gnomentous year!

They may be considered a horticultural horror by many gardeners, and certainly not everyone's cup of tea, but gnomes are likely to be out in force at Lamport Hall next month for this year's Cycle 4 Cynthia!

You see, as featured in the Bank Holiday edition of BBCs Countryfile, the impressive stately home near Kettering is home to the world's oldest gnome which was brought from Germany in the 1800s by... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 05 Sep 2014 11:40 by Danny Moody

Tags: Misc

Walk Ten Boughton House

Marie Curie Cancer Care gives people with all terminal illnesses the choice to die at home. Our nurses provide patients and their families with free hands-on care and emotional support, in their own homes, right until the end.

This year our 10k twilight walk, Walk Ten, comes to Northamptonshire and we're asking as many people as possible to walk 10k in support of our East of England Nursing Service... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 02 Sep 2014 10:24 by Danny Moody

Tags: Misc

Northants CALC eUpdate - July/August 2014

Welcome to the latest edition of eUpdate from Northants CALC. This edition features an article on the new "Right to Record" rules that have hit the headlines this week, an update on the progress of the roll-out of superfast broadband in the county, the results of last month's Best Village competition, an article on how to go about procuring a new notice board, guidance on how to make lawful decisions,... Read More »

Posted: Thu, 07 Aug 2014 17:55 by Danny Moody

Tags: Newsletter

Member Services & Benefits

The Northamptonshire County Association of Local Councils (Northants CALC) belongs to the parish and town councils in the county. This booklet intends to inform you about our work, the services we provide and the benefits that membership of the Association brings.

Posted: Fri, 11 Jul 2014 11:53 by Danny Moody

Tags: Members Only

Please support people with disabilities and their carers near you.

By Clare Ellisdon, Business Development Officer, Vitalise.

I'm almost sure you know of someone caring for a loved one and the physical and emotional pressure this places them under.

Providing quality respite care is expensive and Vitalise subsidises each week taken to help those most in need to be able to consider taking an essential break. Sometimes this may be the only way carers can find the strength... Read More »

Posted: Wed, 25 Jun 2014 13:02 by Danny Moody

Tags: Misc

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