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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03 December 2021
Sandleheath Parish Council is looking for a parish clerk and responsible financial officer to join their team.
02 December 2021
Cllr Sue Baxter, chair of the National Association of Local Councils (NALC) gave a keynote speech at today's (2 December 2021) Future Communities 2021 online conference.
30 November 2021
Bradley Stoke Town Council is looking for an activity centres manager and deputy town clerk to join their team.
29 November 2021
The National Association of Local Councils (NALC) has launched a new suite of resources on young people, including a dedicated web page and a case study publication.