Empowering Parish and Town Councils in Northamptonshire


Collective effort saves smaller authorities millions of pounds

The local (parish and town) council sector together with local drainage authorities has successfully taken charge of procuring their external audit saving millions of pounds for some 10000 councils and drainage boards

Following the abolition of the Audit Commission, smaller local authority representatives successfully persuaded government to allow them to collectively procure external audit services... Read More »

Posted: Wed, 30 Nov 2016 11:00 by Danny Moody

Tags: Audit

Lost & Found

Lost & Found

Village faced with £1 million bill to clear up MOD bomb site

Live bombs, knives and other military artefacts have been found during remedial excavation work at a popular park in Weedon Bec. The remedial work was originally commissioned to remove asbestos from the site however when the digging began these far more dangerous items were uncovered.

Following the discovery and safe detonation by an... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 04 Nov 2016 18:15 by Danny Moody

Tags: Misc

AGM The Best Ever - So Far

AGM The Best Ever - So Far

The 2016 Annual General Meeting (AGM) was held on Saturday 8 October 2016 at Wootton Hall, Wootton Park, Northampton by kind invitation of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Northamptonshire, Mr Stephen Mold, who was also the keynote speaker.

Over 130 delegates registered for the event and with guests, exhibitors and staff there were more than 150 people in attendance, which is a fantastic effort.... Read More »

Posted: Wed, 12 Oct 2016 12:56 by Danny Moody

Tags: AGM

Vacancy For A Director At Northants CALC

Due to the resignation of Linda Carter, Northants CALC has an immediate vacancy on it's board for a director.

The Association is constantly developing and growing and is looking for a councillor or clerk from a member council in Northamptonshire to join its board and help take it even further. If that could be you please see below for the full vacancy notice and the Information for Candidates, which... Read More »

Posted: Sat, 08 Oct 2016 10:00 by Danny Moody

Tags: Members Only

Countdown to the AGM

Places are filling up fast for the Northants CALC AGM to be held on Saturday 8 October 2016 from 10:00 - 13:00.

Don't forget that AGM bookings must be in by 5:00 p.m. on 26 September 2016. Parish and town councils in Northamptonshire that need to formally nominate delegates please add this as an item to your September agenda.

Posted: Thu, 22 Sep 2016 13:30 by Danny Moody

Tags: AGM

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: Consultation, Members Only

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

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