Empowering Parish and Town Councils in Northamptonshire


Growth Programme Supporting Rural Development

Growth Programme Supporting Rural Development

Rural businesses could be eligible for a Growth Programme grant if your business is carrying out a project to create jobs or bring more money into the rural economy.

There are 3 types of grant:

  • Business development
  • Food processing
  • Rural tourism infrastructure

The grants are funded by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD), which is part of the European Structural Investment Funds (ESIF).... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 15 Aug 2017 10:20 by Danny Moody

Tags: Funding

Could You Be The Next Director?

Could You Be The Next Director?

Northants CALC has a vacancy for a director. This is an opportunity to join a progressive and ambitious board of directors at an exciting time for the organisation.

If you are a clerk or a councillor of a parish or town council in Northamptonshire then you are eligible to apply.

We're looking for someone who really wants to make a difference to local government in Northamptonshire. If this might be you... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 07 Aug 2017 16:41 by Danny Moody

Tags: Members Only, NCALC News, Vacancies

0-19 Years Public Health Services Survey

0-19 Years Public Health Services Survey

Have your say on this service by completing our short questionnaire

14th July 2017 - 8th September 2017

Northamptonshire County Council is responsible for making sure that all children (aged 0-19) are safe, healthy and that any health or development problems are identified as early as possible and the right treatment and care offered.

Your feedback will be used to help us have a better understanding of... Read More »

Posted: Wed, 02 Aug 2017 13:12 by Danny Moody

Tags: NCC Information

Appointment of Deputy Chief Executive

Northants CALC has appointed Dr Lesley Sambrook Smith as Deputy Chief Executive Officer. Lesley has been Clerk to Syresham Parish Council in South Northamptonshire since 2010 and before that had a career in product engineering and quality control. Lesley has a wealth of project management and organisational development skills and will be a real asset to Northants CALC as it continues to grow to meet... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 22 May 2017 15:26 by Danny Moody

Tags: NCALC News

County Council Election Results

County Council Election Results

Yesterday's votes are all counted and the Conservatives have increased their control of Northamptonshire County Council, winning 43 of the 57 seats and wiping out UKIP in the process.

The final results were (2013 result in brackets): CON 43 (36), LAB 12 (11), LIB DEM 2 (6), IND 0 (1), UKIP 0 (3).

Congratulations to all the winning candidates but a particular mention to two new county councillors, Fiona... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 05 May 2017 18:33 by Danny Moody

Tags: Elections

We're Recruiting!

Northants CALC is looking to recruit a permanent Deputy Chief Executive working 32 hours per week.

This is an exciting time for Northants CALC as we grow and develop our services for member parish and town councils in Northamptonshire.

If you think you've got the necessary qualities to fit in at Northants CALC, where delivering excellence for our members is the goal, then please see below for the recruitment... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 03 Apr 2017 12:00 by Danny Moody

Tags: Vacancies

Big Brother is Watching You

Big Brother is Watching You

The chairman of the National Association of Local Councils (NALC), Cllr Sue Baxter, has written a letter (below) to all parish and town councils about parish precepts and the Government's challenge to demonstrate restraint when increasing precepts, stressing the importance of communications and engagement with residents and asking for examples of practice.

Cllr Baxter says "While I have no doubt councils... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 10 Mar 2017 16:59 by Danny Moody

Tags: Finance

Northants CALC eUpdate - Jan/Feb 2017

Please find below the latest eUpdate from Northants CALC. This issue contains a special feature on unitary local government, some great news about broadband for thirty very small communities in Northamptonshire, and an update on the Transparency Code. Plus there's all the usual features including a list of training and development events, situations vacant and a Cautionary Tale.

Posted: Mon, 20 Feb 2017 11:07 by Danny Moody

Tags: Newsletter

Daily Mail Highlights New Pothole Detection Method

Bin lorries are to be fitted with cameras in a 'revolutionary' scheme to spot potential potholes – with councils saying they need billions of pounds to fix those that already exist.

The cameras will spot cracks or other damage to the road surface that, if not repaired, will turn into potholes.

The Department for Transport last night claimed the cameras – officially a 'pothole-spotter system,... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 13 Jan 2017 18:02 by Danny Moody

Tags: Misc

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas to all hard working clerks and councillors in Northamptonshire and beyond. Here's to a safe and warm Christmas and a happy and prosperous New Year!

Posted: Fri, 23 Dec 2016 16:11 by Danny Moody

Tags: Xmas

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