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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02 June 2023
The National Association of Local Councils (NALC) Smaller Councils Committee on 23 May 2023 agreed that the national agreement on terms and pay needs to be reviewed. ...
02 June 2023
The National Association of Local Councils (NALC) has launched a new online event on making the planning system work for local councils, taking place on 22 November 2023.
01 June 2023
The National Association of Local Councils (NALC) are helping develop the new Office for Local Government (OFLG)....
01 June 2023
Sevenoaks Town Council is looking for a deputy clerk & responsible finance officer to join their team.