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 - #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

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

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