Established in 1947, the National Association of Local Councils is the only national body representing the interests of 10,000 local (parish and town) councils and 100,000 councillors. NALC works in partnership with county associations to support, promote and improve local councils.

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WHAT ARE LOCAL COUNCILS?

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

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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LATEST NEWS

17 September 2019
The National Association of Local Councils (NALC) offices will be closed 18 September 2019.
17 September 2019
The forthcoming Queen’s Speech must include legislation to give local (parish and town) councils more powers to help them build strong communities, the National Association of Local Councils (NALC) ha...
16 September 2019
The National Association of Local Councils (NALC) has published a quarterly report highlighting its activity within the sector.