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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

CiLCA 2015 and CPD Points

Wed, 15 Apr 2015 15:05 by Sarita Presland

The Certificate in Local Council Administration 2015 will be launched on 20 April 2015.

The DALC training portfolio guide and learning agreement, and the Continuous Professional Development points system can be viewed under CiLCA and Training in the "documents" section of this website.

Revised Legal Topic Notes

Tue, 07 Apr 2015 15:41 by Sarita Presland

The following Legal Topic Notes have been revised (April 2015) and are available to view under "Documents Legal Topic Notes"

LTN 15 - Legal Proceedings
The revised LTN 15 includes an explanation about the following:

• the conduct expected of parties before legal proceedings are commenced;

• useful weblinks e.g. to a directory of mediators and solicitors;

• the time limits for issuing legal proceedings; More »

• the different time limits for issuing judicial review claims e.g. judicial review claims which challenge planning law decisions

• the current value of claims which are handled in the small claims track

LTN 31 – Section 137 of the Local Government Act 1971 and LTN 79 – Staff Pensions have been revised

Legal Topic Notes 31 (section 137 of the Local Government Act 1972) and 79 (staff pensions) have been updated to reflect the changes in monetary figures relevant for 2015/2016 .

In LTN 31, paragraph 14 has been amended - the 2015/16 amount per elector is £7.36.

In LTN 79, paragraphs 9, 10 and 11 have been amended. » Less

FREE Seminar - Audit

Tue, 07 Apr 2015 11:50 by Sarita Presland

Free Audit Information Session delivered by Grant Thornton

We have arranged for a senior representative from Grant Thornton to run a briefing for member councils on 28 April 2015 to outline how they will be running this year's audit (i.e. 2014-15's audit) including a Q&A, and address issues encountered last year. This is NOT a training course.

The session will be held at Hulland Ward Millennium Village Hall, Dog Lane, Hulland Ward, DE6 3EH and will commence at 10.30am, and is open to Clerks/RFOs, and Councillors. The session will take approximately 90 minutes and there will be ample opportunity to ask questions. More »

This briefing is FREE to member councils and is booking now through the DALC office - 01629 816338 or admin@derbyshirealc.gv.uk

Even if you are an experienced clerk or RFO we would encourage you to attend this briefing as it could help avoid problems and additional costs further down the line. » Less

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