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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

Electronic Meetings’ Summons To Become Lawful in England On 30th January

Wed, 21 Jan 2015 16:17 by Sarita Presland

The Local Government (Electronic Communications) (England) Order 2015 will come into effect on 30th January 2015, thereby enabling the use of electronic communications in the sending of summonses to members of Parish Councils in England to Parish Council meetings.

Members may only receive summonses electronically where they consent to it being transmitted by this method and they may at any time withdraw their consent. More »

Cllr Ken Browse, chair of NALC (National Association of Local Councils) said:

"NALC welcomes the Government's announcement that allows local (parish and town) councils to be able to send agendas electronically rather than in the post; ending a budgetary burden on councils and enabling them to benefit from 21st Century technology."

The Government's Legislative Reform Order can be found at: http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2015/5/pdfs/uksi_20150005_en.pdf.

Please go to the NALC website for more information which is available at http://www.nalc.gov.uk/news?view=entry&id=138 » Less

Fit For Work

Wed, 21 Jan 2015 16:16 by Sarita Presland

Fit For Work Begins

From December 2014 Councils, Employees and GP's have been able to access the new Fit for Work Occupational Health Assessment Service.

The initiative is being rolled out on a region by region basis and is expected to cover the whole of the UK by May 2015.

Further details, as supplied by Chris Moses can be found under the employment tab in the documents section of the DALC website.

Transparency Code for smaller authorities (£25k or less)

Wed, 21 Jan 2015 16:14 by Sarita Presland

Government have now published the Transparency Code for smaller authorities, which can be found online using the link below:


This Code is issued initially as 'recommended practice' and Government are now commencing regulations with the intention of making the Code mandatory by the start of the 2015/16 financial year.

Government are also in the process of developing a programme of support to offer to the sector to help smaller authorities become web-enabled and comply with the Code's requirements.

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