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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23 July 2024
The National Association of Local Councils (NALC) Policy Committee supported two motions submitted by county associations at its meeting on 16 July 2024....
22 July 2024
Sherburn in Elmet Town Council has been honoured as a national champion in the prestigious Bees' Needs campaign, recognising their exemplary efforts in promoting and protecting pollinators through res...
22 July 2024
The National Association of Local Councils (NALC) hosted a Youth Engagement Summit, which succeeded in its mission to engage and inspire young people to take an active role in local governance and com...
17 July 2024
Wolverton and Greenleys Town Council is seeking a facilities and projects officer to join their team.

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