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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

Financial Regulations 2016

Tue, 26 Apr 2016 15:14 by Sarita Presland

It is a mandatory requirement that every town and parish council should have Financial Regulations in place. The 2014 Model template has been revised and replaced by the 2016 Regulations. The document has been produced by NALC (National Association of Local Councils).

The 2016 update contains the following amendments: - General 1.6 para contains slight changes - Instructions for the making of Payments section 6.4 contains some slight rewording - Substantial changes to section 11 Contracts - paras b,c and d replace 2014 version paras b,c and f. Revised figure in para h, and deletion of para k. - Section 12 heading contains new wording. More »

This new document can be found under "Finance and Audit" and "Useful" documents on this website. » Less

DALC Spring Seminar 2016

Wed, 13 Apr 2016 13:07 by Sarita Presland

The presentations from the Spring Seminar 2016 are available to view under Useful Documents on the members area of the website.

Governance and Accountability for Smaller Authorities in England

Wed, 06 Apr 2016 15:09 by Sarita Presland

Governance and Accountability for Smaller Authorities in England - a Practitioners' Guide to Proper Practices to be applied in the preparation of statutory annual accounts and governance statements - March 2016.

JPAG, the Joint Practitioners Advisory Group, have approved Sections 1-4 of the Guide. Work is progressing in relation to the new Section 5 of the guide, covering additional information and examples, and this should follow shortly. But as Section 5 does not form part of the proper practices, it is not required for practitioners to complete the annual return. More »

This document can be found under Finance and Audit under the documents section of this website. » Less

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