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    Providing a comprehensive schedule to equip individuals and councils.

Formed by Parish Councils --- Run for Parish Councils --- Delivering to Parish Councils

The Derbyshire Association of Local Councils (DALC) is a not for profit membership organisation, representing, training and advising the parish (including town) councils of Derbyshire, 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. Please do not contact us directly unless you are a member.

Latest News

Hello and goodbye

Hello and goodbye

Thu, 13 Oct 2016 15:34 by Sarita Presland

This month we sadly send a fond farewell to Sarita, our Chief Officer for the past 4 years and welcome Wendy into the role.

Sarita is retiring and pursuing a long held ambition to travel. Her last day will be 27th October.

Wendy joins from the Peak District National Park Authority and is looking forward to building on the good work that Sarita and Glen have achieved. Fortunately, Glen will be providing continuity during this period in her usual professional manner. More »

A series of café drop in sessions are being planned around the County to give you the opportunity to meet Wendy and tell her what you would like from the Association in the future. More details shortly. » Less

VAT Training

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 09:49 by Sarita Presland

VAT Training Event

Thursday 27th October 2016, from 9.30am—1.00pm, at North Wingfield Community Resource Centre, Whiteleas Avenue, North Wingfield, S42 5PW

This half day course will give you the tools and understanding to more confidently deal with VAT processing in your Council.

Tutor - Steve Parkinson, VAT Advisor and Development Manager SLCC

Cost £25 Including Lunch and Refreshments throughout the morning. To book or for more information please email Yvonne.colver@btconnect.com

Transparency Fund

Thu, 28 Jul 2016 10:20 by Sarita Presland

A Free of Charge drop in Session has been arranged for Tuesday 27 September 2016 10am – 1pm at Aldern House, Bakewell, for Clerks/RFOs/Councillors to come along and find out how an application for funding can be achieved. Please contact Glen – 01629 816338 or admin@derbyshirealc.gov.uk to reserve a place or investigate your council's eligibility. Detail on the Transparency Fund is available on this website under "Documents"