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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11 December 2023
Filey Town Council is looking for a town clerk & responsible financial officer to join their team.
06 December 2023
Bottesford Town Council is seeking a town clerk/RFO to join their team.
06 December 2023
Hereford City Council is seeking a town clerk to join their team.
06 December 2023
The National Association of Local Councils has called for the Office for Local Government's (Oflog) remit to include England's 10,000 local (parish and town) councils. 

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