Established in 1947, the National Association of Local Councils is the only national body representing the interests of 10,000 local councils and 80,000 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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08 November 2018
The National Association of Local Councils (NALC) has published the Digital Mapping Toolkit to help local (parish and town) councils understand digital mapping and the benefits it can have to them and...
06 November 2018
In a statement to the National Association of Local Councils (NALC) annual conference, Lord Porter of Spalding, chairman of the Local Government Association (LGA) chairman, has highlighted the vital r...
01 November 2018
Rishi Sunak MP applauds local councils at recent National Association of Local Councils (NALC) Annual Conference.