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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

Survey: opinions on extending Dependants’ Carers’ allowance to parish and town councillors

Fri, 18 Nov 2016 13:47 by Wendy Amis

The National Association of Local Councils has adopted a longstanding policy position that parish councillors should have the same rights as principal authority councillors to be able to claim the Dependants' Carers' allowance. At the moment parish councillors cannot reclaim monies under this allowance to pay for childcare and similar to attend parish council meetings. This is unfair as the same allowance is currently available to principal authority councillors and not to parish councillors. More »

The formal NALC position is that it seeks amendment of the Local Authorities (Members' Allowances) (England) Regulations, 2003 so that the provisions of paragraph 7 apply equally to local councils as to principal authorities.

In August 2016 the Department for Communities and Local Government asked NALC for evidence of costings and case study evidence which would assist the Minister in considering the matter seriously. This survey is the best mechanism available to gather such information and relay it to DCLG by late January, 2017.

We would strongly encourage you to complete the survey by latest 18 January, 2017 using this link: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/GBTMCX5 » Less

Hello and goodbye

Hello and goodbye

Thu, 13 Oct 2016 15:34 by Wendy Amis

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

Legal Topic Note Revisions

Wed, 15 Jun 2016 13:35 by Wendy Amis

Legal Topic Notes 41 & 60 have been updated by NALC.

LTN 41 – Responsibilities of Councils as Landowners

It has been simplified and has been updated to take account of audit changes.

LTN 60 – Copies of Planning Documents

The changes identify the interaction of Planning Law and Copyright by setting out the circumstances in which a local council can copy and make publicly available plans submitted as part of a planning application. The LTN now also gives the wording which must be attached by a local council to any copies of plans provided to the public or made available on its website. More »

Member parishes can access the updated LTNs under Documents / Legal Topic Notes on this website. » Less