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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18 August 2022
BHIB Councils Insurance is now offering a free 12-month Parish Online subscription as part of their insurance package to all local (parish and town) councils who renew or place a new Local Councils in...
18 August 2022
Hawkhurst Parish Council is looking for a parish clerk to join their team.
18 August 2022
The National Association of Local Councils (NALC) has secured a 20% discount for member local (parish and town) councils and county associations off the purchase price of the new 13th edition of Arnol...
18 August 2022
Datchet Parish Council is looking for a clerk and responsible finance officer to join their team.