Established in 1947, the National Association of Local Councils is the only national body representing the interests of 10,000 local councils and 80,000 councillors. NALC works in partnership with county associations to support, promote and improve local councils.

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WHAT ARE LOCAL COUNCILS?

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

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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LATEST NEWS

15 October 2018
The campaign for a new local (parish and town) council in London has been given a boost following a decision by Tower Hamlets Borough Council to validate a petition by campaigners.
18 September 2018
The National Association of Local Councils (NALC) Star Council Awards are the only awards in England to recognise the achievements of local council sector.
14 September 2018
The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government has undertaken an exercise to bring model byelaws up-to-date including accompanying guidance....