Established in 1947, the National Association of Local Councils is the only national body representing the interests of 10,000 local (parish and town) councils and 100,000 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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19 February 2020
Ric Holden MP has supported the National Association of Local Councils (NALC) long campaign to end the dreaded toilet tax.
14 February 2020
Rishi Sunak MP, who did an exclusive interview with the National Association of Local Councils' (NALC) magazine, LCR, has been appointed as the new chancellor following a shock move in the cabine...
14 February 2020
The National Association of Local Councils (NALC) has addressed a commission looking at the future of local government, calling for a levelling up of local democracy to boost community power through t...