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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16 April 2021
Bedfordshire Association of Town and Parish Council is looking for a county officer to join their team.
16 April 2021
Morley Town Council is looking for a town clerk and responsible financial officer to join their team.
14 April 2021
Bourton-on-the-Water Parish Council is looking for a parish clerk and responsible financial officer to join their team.
09 April 2021
“It is with great sadness that the National Association of Local Councils (NALC) has learned of the death of His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh. “I know that those in the local (parish and town)...