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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20 May 2022
A new report by the County Councils Network (CCN) and Zoom has backed the National Association of Local Councils (NALC) calls for councils to have the flexibility to hold remote meetings....
20 May 2022
The All-Party Parliamentary Group on Local Democracy held its annual general meeting on 17 May 2022 in parliament.
19 May 2022
South Swindon Parish Council is looking for a youth worker to join their team.
18 May 2022
Cherhill Parish Council is looking for a parish clerk to join their team.