Established in 1947, the National Association of Local Councils is the only national body representing the interests of 10,000 local councils and 80,000 councillors. NALC works in partnership with county associations to support, promote and improve local councils.

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Local councils is a universal term for community, neighbourhood, parish and town councils, and are the first tier of local government. There are 10,000 local councils in England with over 30% of England parished.

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County associations are representative bodies for local councils in their area. Guiding local councils on a range of matters and providing comprehensive training sessions on all the above topics and many others.


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04 December 2018
As part of the National Association of Local Councils (NALC) elections campaign, it has published an array of materials to help local (parish and town) councils promote the local elections in 2019....
03 December 2018
New guidance has been issued by the government on supporting local authorities in administering the Retail Discount.
28 November 2018
The National Association of Local Councils (NALC) has partnered with the Woodland Trust to support local (parish and town) councils embed the principles of the Tree Charter.