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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29 November 2021
The National Association of Local Councils (NALC) has launched a new suite of resources on young people, including a dedicated web page and a case study publication.
26 November 2021
Steeton with Eastburn Parish Council is looking for a proper officer and responsible financial officer to join their team.
24 November 2021
Chippenham Town Council is looking for a head of venues to join their team.
23 November 2021
Today, the National Association of Local Councils (NALC) announces that Cllr Keith Stevens, East Sussex Association of Local Councils, has been elected as the new chair.