Established in 1947, the National Association of Local Councils is the only national body representing the interests of 10,000 local councils and 1000,000 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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15 February 2019
A new report published this week has highlighted the state of rural services in England, showing basic mobile calls are not possible across main networks in a third of homes and residents are losing o...
12 February 2019
Former minister for loneliness, Tracey Crouch MP, called on local (parish and town) councils to help residents suffering from loneliness at the National Association of Local Councils' (NALC) Spring Co...
31 January 2019
The National Association of Local Councils' (NALC) Councillor Census Survey found that of the 100,000 councillors serving local (parish and town) councils, there are only 700 councillors (0.7%) aged 2...