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

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Local Council Expo

Local Council Expo

A major new one day EXPO for the Local Council Sector will be held near Birmingham on 9 September 2016.

It aims to provide an opportunity for Clerks and Councillors to see the complete range of products and services that a Council might need, all in one place. If you will be looking for a supplier of anything from tractors to IT equipment, or signage to stationery, in the next year or two this is the... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 05 Aug 2016 08:00 by Danny Moody

Tags: Misc

Parishes Can Think Big!

Parishes Can Think Big!

Around forty delegates attended our Think Big event on Monday and were challenged to come up with ideas of how parish and town councils can contribute to the future development of the county.

The event was led and facilitated by Wray Irwin, Head of the University of Northampton's Centre for Employability and Engagement. The event was hosted for Northants CALC at the University's Newton Building on the... Read More »

Posted: Thu, 07 Jul 2016 10:39 by Danny Moody

Tags: Members Only, Consultation

Northants CALC eUpdate - May/June 2016

Welcome to the latest edition of eUpdate from Northants CALC.

This edition is packed full of articles of interest to parish and town councils, including whether it's best for the clerk to live inside or outside the parish, the importance of responding to "reserved matters" planning applications and news regarding a motion to make it compulsory for utility companies to inform parish and town councils... Read More »

Posted: Sun, 05 Jun 2016 12:39 by Danny Moody

Tags: Newsletter

Property firm ‘medals’ in Hospice affairs!

Property firm ‘medals’ in Hospice affairs!

Forget Olympic gold! The medal that Northamptonshire's cyclists will be bidding for later this year is the one that's hung round their necks at the end of the county's favourite fundraising bike ride, Cycle4Cynthia, staged annually in aid of Cynthia Spencer Hospice.

And this year's decoration will be extra special to mark the Hospice's 40th birthday, thanks to the generous sponsorship of Northampton-based... Read More »

Posted: Sat, 28 May 2016 10:21 by Danny Moody

Tags: Misc

Consultation on 0-19 yr Nursing Services

News from Northamptonshire County Council...

Northamptonshire County Council is responsible for commissioning a public health nursing service covering the full age range from 0 to 19. This includes school nursing, health visiting, specialist breastfeeding and the family nursing partnership.

The consultation will find out what people like about these services, how accessible they are currently and what... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 27 May 2016 13:38 by Danny Moody

Tags: Consultation

Community Right of Appeal

Community Right of Appeal

A so called "Community Right of Appeal" will be debated in parliament on Tuesday 3 May 2016.

The right would allow parish and town councils (and designated Neighbourhood Forums in non-parished areas) the right to appeal planning decisions under certain circumstances.

As you might expect, the right will be fairly tightly defined and is not expected to be used very frequently (we'll see what happens!).... Read More »

Posted: Sun, 01 May 2016 08:39 by Danny Moody

Tags: NCALC News

Could You Work For Northants CALC?

As part of its continuing development the Association will appoint a part time Local Councils Advisor to join the busy team in Litchborough in South Northamptonshire. Working 10 – 15 hours per week the Local Councils Advisor will assist the Chief Executive and will help ensure that member enquiries are dealt with accurately and competently. Funding exists for a one-year fixed term contract initially... Read More »

Posted: Wed, 02 Mar 2016 13:07 by Danny Moody

Tags: Vacancies, NCALC News

Transparency Fund Tops £500k

The Transparency Fund for parish councils with a turnover of less than £25,000 has awarded grants worth £514,000 to date.

755 grants have been approved with a further 200 expected to be approved in early February.

34 parish councils in Northamptonshire have received a grant so far totalling £19,340.34.

If your council has a turnover of less than £25,000, is working towards compliance... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 22 Jan 2016 16:56 by Danny Moody

Tags: Members Only

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas!

Here's wishing all clerks and councillors in Northamptonshire a very merry Christmas and a safe and prosperous New Year.

I would also like to wish a merry Christmas to all volunteers, supporters, colleagues and holders of stake in general!

And here's one of my favourite Christmas jokes...

There were two contractors from Northamptonshire Highways working along a verge; one would dig a hole, the other would... Read More »

Posted: Thu, 24 Dec 2015 11:32 by Danny Moody

Tags: Xmas

Onwards and Upwards

Northants CALC held its annual board meeting yesterday and Richard Lewis was re-elected Chairman and Peter Byng was re-elected Vice Chairman.

The meeting welcomed Mike Scott as a new director filling the vacancy left by the resignation of Michael Heaton in August. Mike was immediately appointed as Internal Controls Director for 2016.

Lynne Taylor was re-elected NALC Representative to attend meetings... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 20 Nov 2015 11:07 by Danny Moody

Tags: NCALC News

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