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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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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12 December 2019
The Surveillance Camera Commissioner Tony Porter has written to local (parish and town) councils in England and Wales reminding them of the rules around the use of surveillance camera systems in publi...
12 December 2019
Kent Association of Local Councils is looking for a learning and development support officer to join their team.DETAILSJob title: learning and development support officerOrganisation: Kent A...
10 December 2019
Barnard Castle Town Council is looking for a town clerk to join their team.DETAILSJob title: town clerkOrganisation: Barnard Castle Town CouncilSalary: £32,029 – £38,813Application deadline: 6 Ja...