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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23 February 2024
Laverstock and Ford Parish Council is seeking a Parish Clerk to join their team.
22 February 2024
Lewes Town Council is seeking a Deputy Town Clerk to join their team.
22 February 2024
Following the long-awaited Martyn’s Law standard tier consultation, the National Association of Local Councils (NALC) and the Society of Local Council Clerks (SLCC) have issued a joint sector sur...
21 February 2024
Camborne Town Council is seeking a Head of Facilities to join their team.

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