Established in 1947, the National Association of Local Councils is the only national body that represents the interests of 10,000 local (parish and town) councils in England. 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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The National Association of Local Councils (NALC) embarked on a significant journey to Yate Town Council in Avon for its annual study tour. This visit held between 21 and 22 May 2024, was a testament ...
24 May 2024
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Author: Cllr Cameron Palin, town councillor and deputy mayor, East Cowes Town Council Both Scotland and Wales have votes at 16 and 17 which have cross-party support, the policy has been a gleaming suc...
21 May 2024
The National Association of Local Councils (NALC) introduced a new national network for the smallest local (parish and town) councils....

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