Empowering Parish and Town Councils in Northamptonshire

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Village of 500 People Receives Grant of £6.4 million

Village of 500 People Receives Grant of £6.4 million

West Northampton Parish Council was amazed to discover that its bank account had swollen to more than £6.4 million. The normal balance is less than £10,000.

The error occurred when government treasury officials transferred £6.4 million in Business Rates Retention Grant monies to the council believing it to be West Northamptonshire Council, which is the new unitary council for the area.... Read More »

Posted: Thu, 01 Apr 2021 09:02 by Danny Moody

Tags: NCALC News

Local Elections 2021

Local Elections 2021

Northants CALC Chief Executive, Danny Moody, will be on the Helen Blaby Show this afternoon at 4.20pm speaking with John Griff about the new parish and town councils that have been set up in Northamptonshire. Listen live at https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/live:bbc_radio_northampton.

If you listened to the show and would like more details about the new councils or how to stand for election then please... Read More »

Posted: Thu, 25 Feb 2021 15:33 by Danny Moody

Tags: Elections, NCALC News

Coronavirus - Community Response

Coronavirus - Community Response

Parish and town councils in Northamptonshire and across the country are busy mobilising a huge community response to the Coronavirus crisis. From acting as a conduit for official advice to organising large-scale Volunteer Helper programmes, parish and town councils are on the case!

Northants CALC is supporting member councils via a dedicated web page (the link has been emailed out) and we are communicating... Read More »

Posted: Thu, 19 Mar 2020 16:18 by Danny Moody

Tags: Misc, NCALC News

Green Light for Northampton Town Council

The Guildhall, Northampton

A new town council for Northampton will be created on 1 April 2020 following an historic decision this evening by Northampton Borough Council (NBC).

The new council, which is set to be the largest community-level council in England, will have its first election of councillors on 7 May 2020. Its inaugural meeting will take place shortly thereafter.

Danny Moody, Chief Executive of Northants CALC, which... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 20 Jan 2020 21:10 by Danny Moody

Tags: Devolution, Elections, NCALC News, Unitary

#OurDay

#OurDay

OurDay is an annual national celebration of Local Government. It's an opportunity for councils and other public service bodies to shout about all the wonderful things they do to improve people's lives and the communities they live in.

Search "#OurDay" and "#CouncilsCan" on Twitter and Facebook and be amazed.

Posted: Tue, 19 Nov 2019 11:08 by Danny Moody

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Conference Shines A Light

Conference Shines A Light

The Northants CALC Street Lighting Conference & Exhibition shone a light on the whole world of lighting, from the chemistry used in bulb manufacture, through to the installation and maintenance of luminaires.

The event, held on 4 March 2019 at the Saxon Hall in Raunds, brought together leading lights from the industry, including Iain Macrae from the Lighting Industry Association, Stewart Muir from... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 05 Mar 2019 13:17 by Danny Moody

Tags: NCALC News, NCC, Training

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

Tags: AGM, NCALC News, National Association

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

Tags: AGM, NCALC News

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

Tags: Members Only, NCALC News

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