Established in 1947, the National Association of Local Councils is the only national body representing the interests of 10,000 local councils and 80,000 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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17 October 2018
Kent’s Sevenoaks Town Council is in the frame to pick up an award in the inaugural People’s Award – an initiative by the Transport Planning Society.
16 October 2018
The National Association of Local Councils (NALC) is heading to Bishop’s Stortford Town Council in Hertfordshire on 10 and 11 June 2019 for its annual study tour.
15 October 2018
The campaign for a new local (parish and town) council in London has been given a boost following a decision by Tower Hamlets Borough Council to validate a petition by campaigners.