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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05 December 2022
The National Association of Local Councils (NALC) has added a new online event on social isolation and loneliness from the local council perspective, which takes place on 22 February 2023.
05 December 2022
Author: Hannah Copeland, HR Business Partner at WorkNest As people’s bills increase, so does the pressure on employers to offer some form of support.
05 December 2022
Ramsey Town Council is looking for a town clerk and responsible finance officer to join their team.
01 December 2022
The Civility and Respect Project releases a new HR podcast to better explain local (parish and town) councils' responsibilities as employers regarding appraisals....