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Empowering councils to help make towns and villages better places to live
Northamptonshire County Association of Local Councils is a not for profit membership organisation, representing, training and advising the parish and town councils of Northamptonshire, who form the grass roots tier of local government in England.
We offer members a resource of vital, operational information and facilitate communication at all levels of the parish network - district, county, regional and national.
As a membership association we are unable to deal with queries from the public, but we are happy to make general information available through this website.
Fri, 16 Jan 2015 14:16 by Danny Moody
Have you ever thought of becoming a parish clerk? It can be a rewarding, fulfilling role that makes a real contribution to community life. More »
Small parish councils employ a clerk for as little as a few hours per week working on their own, whereas larger parish and town councils have full time clerks and other staff besides. There's a council to suit you, whatever number of hours you want to work.
Read all about the role to see if it might be for you.
Wed, 24 Dec 2014 13:17 by Danny Moody
It's a great time of the year to be a communitarian, which the vast majority of parish councillors and clerks are. It's a time of year when we remember why we do what we do on parish councils - making our communities better places in which to live and work. More »
Northants CALC sends its warmest regards to Northamptonshire's 1,800 parish and town councillors and 170 parish and town clerks - not forgetting all the chairman and clerks of our many Parish Meetings! Together you are making a difference.
We wish you a very safe and warm Christmas and all the best for what promises to be an exciting year in 2015! » Less
Tue, 02 Dec 2014 13:27 by Danny Moody
Welcome to the latest eUpdate from Northants CALC. This final edition of 2014 is packed full of funding opportunities, news, guidance and updates. There's a report on the Northants CALC AGM, an article about attaching Christmas lights to lighting columns, and news of the soon-to-be-launched Local Council Award Scheme. On pages 9 to 17 there is an Election Special feature with all the information, tips and tricks to encourage people to come forward for election as a parish or town councillor. Plus there's all the usual features, including details of upcoming training courses and a cautionary tale. Near the end there is a light-hearted look at the minutes of Much Hooey Parish Council. More »