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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05 August 2022
Today, The Financial Times published the National Association of Local Councils (NALC) letter to the Conservative leadership candidates on resetting standards in public life.
05 August 2022
The August edition of the Civility and Respect newsletter is out now. It includes the Civility and Respect Pledge, a new Dignity at Work policy to replace the Bullying and Harassment policy, and an ov...
04 August 2022
Newhaven Town Council is looking for a deputy town clerk to join their team.
03 August 2022
Frome Town Council is looking for an environment manager to join their team.