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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Conference Season

Conference Season

Last Saturday we held the 71st Northants CALC AGM & Conference in Moulton. Go to www.northantscalc.com/agm.html to find out how it went.

This week Northants CALC CEO, Danny Moody, attended the Society of Local Council Clerks (SLCC) National Conference in Brigg, Lincolnshire. Four clerks from Northamptonshire were also there. The focus of the Conference was bullying and harassment, which is unfortunately... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 12 Oct 2018 15:56 by Danny Moody

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The 2018 AGM & Conference

The 2018 AGM & Conference

The countdown is on to the 2018 Northants CALC AGM and Conference, which is being held this Saturday, 6 October 2018, at Moulton Community Centre in Moulton.

More than 120 delegates have registered for the event, which includes keynote speakers from Locality and De Montfort University.

With an exhibition area including stands from Wicksteed Playgrounds, 2commune, the SLCC Branch and many others, it is... Read More »

Posted: Thu, 04 Oct 2018 13:36 by Danny Moody

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Snow Update

The Litchborough office is closed today, Friday 2 March 2018, due to impassable local roads. Staff are working from home and have access to email so please get in touch that way. Normal service is expected to resume on Monday.

Posted: Fri, 02 Mar 2018 07:52 by Danny Moody

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What Does 2018 Have In Store?

What Does 2018 Have In Store?

Happy New Year to all the hard-working parish and town councillors and clerks in Northamptonshire and beyond!

It has been a feature of the parish sector for the past decade or more that it gets busier and busier with each passing year, and there is no sign that 2018 will buck the trend! It makes it an exciting sector to be in but also a challenging one.

One of the things we know is going to happen in... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 02 Jan 2018 09:28 by Danny Moody

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We're Seventy Today!

We're Seventy Today!

Northants CALC is seventy years old today! The following is an extract from The History of Northamptonshire County Association of Local Councils and its predecessors between 1947 and 2012 by Eric Franklin...

"The idea of a county association of parish councils had been considered at a number of small informal meetings held in the offices of Northampton Rural District Council under the chairmanship of... Read More »

Posted: Wed, 20 Sep 2017 09:21 by Danny Moody

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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

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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

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Community Right of Appeal

Community Right of Appeal

A so called "Community Right of Appeal" will be debated in parliament on Tuesday 3 May 2016.

The right would allow parish and town councils (and designated Neighbourhood Forums in non-parished areas) the right to appeal planning decisions under certain circumstances.

As you might expect, the right will be fairly tightly defined and is not expected to be used very frequently (we'll see what happens!).... Read More »

Posted: Sun, 01 May 2016 08:39 by Danny Moody

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Could You Work For Northants CALC?

As part of its continuing development the Association will appoint a part time Local Councils Advisor to join the busy team in Litchborough in South Northamptonshire. Working 10 – 15 hours per week the Local Councils Advisor will assist the Chief Executive and will help ensure that member enquiries are dealt with accurately and competently. Funding exists for a one-year fixed term contract initially... Read More »

Posted: Wed, 02 Mar 2016 13:07 by Danny Moody

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Onwards and Upwards

Northants CALC held its annual board meeting yesterday and Richard Lewis was re-elected Chairman and Peter Byng was re-elected Vice Chairman.

The meeting welcomed Mike Scott as a new director filling the vacancy left by the resignation of Michael Heaton in August. Mike was immediately appointed as Internal Controls Director for 2016.

Lynne Taylor was re-elected NALC Representative to attend meetings... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 20 Nov 2015 11:07 by Danny Moody

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