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

Northants CALC eUpdate - July/August 2015

Please find below the latest edition of eUpdate from Northants CALC. This issue contains key articles on how to make the most of the new councillors that joined the sector at the elections and how to make better decisions at meetings. There is news and information including the latest legal updates as well as all the usual features including A Cautionary Tale, situations vacant and news of all the... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 10 Aug 2015 14:26 by Danny Moody

Tags: Newsletter

Free energy Awareness training to front line and community Energy Champions

As part of the British Gas Community Action Partnership in Northamptonshire, National Energy Action (NEA) has delivered training in Energy Awareness and will now continue to deliver training in Fuel Debt Advice. The take up for these courses has been extremely high and some of you may have been disappointed to find that the places offered under the Community Action Partnership had already been taken.... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 24 Jul 2015 14:45 by Danny Moody

Tags: Training, NCC

County Council Consults on Equalities

As part of the duties local authorities have under the Equality Act 2010, Northamptonshire County Council (NCC) must set equality objectives every 4 years that state what the Council will do to try to reduce inequalities in the county.

Based on what NCC knows about the residents of the county, and also informed by conversations with people who deliver services and service users, NCC proposes a set of... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 06 Jul 2015 17:52 by Danny Moody

Tags: Consultation

Heatwave

HEATWAVE INFORMATION BRIEF

Vitamin D is essential for healthy bones, and we get most of our vitamin D from exposure to sunlight.

UV is very high today (8) rare for the UK – people can burn very quickly.

Why is a heatwave a problem?

The main risks posed by a heatwave are:

  • dehydration (not having enough water)
  • overheating, which can make symptoms worse for people who already have problems with their... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 30 Jun 2015 12:16 by Danny Moody

Tags: NCC Information

A New Era For Kettering Parish Councils?

Tonight Danny Moody, the Northants CALC CEO, will be attending the Kettering Rural Forum, which is a committee of Kettering Borough Council (KBC) that includes representation from all the rural parish councils in the borough.

One of the items on the agenda is to discuss the future of the forum based on a paper produced by Northants CALC. The paper recommends that the A6 Towns Forum and the Rural Forum... Read More »

Posted: Thu, 25 Jun 2015 13:22 by Danny Moody

Tags: Consultation

Northants CALC eUpdate - May/June 2015

Please find below the latest eUpdate from Northants CALC.

This edition contains all the latest about the recent local elections, a copy letter from the Chairman of the National Association of Local Councils (NALC), exciting news about the Aviva Women's Tour and useful articles about the Transparency Code, unlawful encampment on council land and extending the jurisdiction of the Local Government Ombudsman... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 29 May 2015 09:00 by Danny Moody

Tags: Newsletter

A Warm Welcome

To all those new to the parish sector, congratulations on your election and welcome to the wonderful world of local government.

You are a publicly elected official whose role is to represent the people of the parish. Your job is to do brilliant things on behalf of your community.

You will find it exhilarating at times and frustrating at times. You will find the rules and regulations complex and strange... Read More »

Posted: Thu, 21 May 2015 12:26 by Danny Moody

Tags: Elections

New Man At The Top

The Rt Hon Greg Clark has been appointed as Secretary of State for the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) in place of Eric Pickles.

Greg Clark is the Conservative MP for Royal Tunbridge Wells and has had involvement in housing, the National Planning Policy Framework and devolution.

Eric Pickles no longer has a cabinet portfolio.

For more details about Greg Clark please see https://www.gov.uk/government/people/greg-clark... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 11 May 2015 16:20 by Danny Moody

Tags: Elections

9 Top Reasons to Stand For Election - #9

9 Top Reasons to Stand For Election - #9

Are you thinking of standing to be a parish or town councillor in the elections on 7 May 2015? The deadline to submit your nomination papers is 4pm TODAY, Thursday 9 April 2015.

In the run up to today's deadline we've been looking at Nine Top Reasons to Stand for Election.

Number 9 - It's Democracy!

Ultimately, being elected to public office is all about democracy, and democracy is the life blood of all... Read More »

Posted: Thu, 09 Apr 2015 07:00 by Danny Moody

Tags: Elections

9 Top Reasons to Stand For Election - #8

9 Top Reasons to Stand For Election - #8

Are you thinking of standing to be a parish or town councillor in the elections on 7 May 2015? Hurry, the deadline to submit your nomination papers is 4pm tomorrow, Thursday 9 April 2015.

In the run up to the deadline we've been looking at Nine Top Reasons to Stand for Election.

Number 8 - A Stepping Stone to Bigger Things

One of the great strengths of parish and town councils is that they are focused... Read More »

Posted: Wed, 08 Apr 2015 07:00 by Danny Moody

Tags: Elections

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