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 December 2020
Portishead Town Council is looking for a town clerk to join their team.
02 December 2020
The National Association of Local Councils (NALC) has written an article for Air Quality News magazine on why climate change is a local issue and how local (parish and town) councils are at the forefr...
01 December 2020
The National Association of Local Councils (NALC) celebrated Tree Charter Day on 28 November, as part of National Tree Week.