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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9 Top Reasons to Stand For Election - #7

9 Top Reasons to Stand For Election - #7

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 this Thursday, 9 April 2015.

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

Number 7 - Spend Your Time Productively

The most common reason people give for not wanting to stand as a parish or town councillor is "I haven't... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 07 Apr 2015 07:00 by Danny Moody

Tags: Elections

9 Top Reasons to Stand For Election - #6

9 Top Reasons to Stand For Election - #6

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 on Thursday this week - 9 April 2015.

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

Number 6 - Protect & Enhance

One of the most important jobs that parish and town councils do is to respond to planning applications... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 06 Apr 2015 07:00 by Danny Moody

Tags: Elections

9 Top Reasons to Stand For Election - #5

9 Top Reasons to Stand For Election - #5

Happy Easter! 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 on Thursday 9 April 2015.

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

Number 5 - It's A Lot of Fun!

Just like opening Easter eggs, being a parish councillor can and should be a lot of fun! Yes, it is... Read More »

Posted: Sun, 05 Apr 2015 07:00 by Danny Moody

Tags: Elections

9 Top Reasons to Stand For Election - #4

9 Top Reasons to Stand For Election - #4

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 on Thursday 9 April 2015.

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

Number 4 - Your Council Needs You

Northants CALC occasionally fields enquiries from councils where they are struggling to attract candidates for... Read More »

Posted: Sat, 04 Apr 2015 07:00 by Danny Moody

Tags: Elections

9 Top Reasons to Stand For Election - #3

9 Top Reasons to Stand For Election - #3

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 on Thursday 9 April 2015.

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

Number 3 - Good For Your CV

There are 80,000 parish and town councillors in England, or to put it another way there are 2 parish or town councillors... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 03 Apr 2015 07:00 by Danny Moody

Tags: Elections

9 Top Reasons to Stand For Election - #2

9 Top Reasons to Stand For Election - #2

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 on Thursday 9 April 2015.

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

Number 2 - Look Out for Your Community

As American comedienne Lily Tomlin put it: "I said "Somebody should do something about that." Then I realized... Read More »

Posted: Thu, 02 Apr 2015 07:00 by Danny Moody

Tags: Elections

9 Top Reasons to Stand For Election - #1

9 Top Reasons to Stand For Election - #1

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 on Thursday 9 April 2015.

Between now and the deadline we'll be looking at Nine Top Reasons to Stand for Election.

Number 1 - Give Something Back

Being a parish or town councillor is an opportunity to give something back. Maybe you've lived in a community... Read More »

Posted: Wed, 01 Apr 2015 05:00 by Danny Moody

Tags: Elections

The Countdown Is On

The Countdown Is On

With less than 34 days left (see our countdown timer) until the close of nominations for the parish and town council elections it is already getting quite exciting!

If you would like to be a candidate in the elections you have until 4pm on Thursday 9 April 2015 to get your nomination papers in to the relevant district or borough council Electoral Services Team.

The election itself takes place on Thursday... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 06 Mar 2015 16:33 by Danny Moody

Tags: Elections

Northants CALC eUpdate - Jan/Feb 2015

Welcome to the latest eUpdate from Northants CALC. The first edition of 2015 contains all the latest news and happenings in the world of parish councils. There's an article on issuing agendas by e-mail, when to hold the Annual Meeting in 2015, a description of council duties related to fire and also to biodiversity, and an opinion piece on whether clerks should be allowed to speak at council meetings!... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 30 Jan 2015 15:09 by Danny Moody

Tags: Newsletter

Ever Thought of Being a Clerk?

Have you ever thought of becoming a parish clerk? It can be a rewarding, fulfilling role that makes a real contribution to community life.

Small parish councils employ a clerk for as little as a few hours per week working on their own, whereas larger parish and town councils have full time clerks and other staff besides. There's a council to suit you, whatever number of hours you want to work.

Read all... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 16 Jan 2015 14:16 by Danny Moody

Tags: Vacancies

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