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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

DALC Office move and open house

Tue, 11 Jul 2017 15:07 by Wendy Amis

The DALC offices have moved to:

Ground Floor, The Old Loom Shop

Cromford Mills

Mill Lane

Cromford, DE4 3RQ

Tel: 01629 826655

Please could you update your records accordingly.

If you would like to come and see us in our new abode, Wendy and Glen have organised an open house on Thursday 13th July between 11am and 2pm. Please do come in and say hello.

Trade Union Pay Claim 2018/19 consulation

Mon, 19 Jun 2017 11:06 by Wendy Amis

The local government unions' have this week submitted a pay claim which is open to consultation among local councils.

  • The pay claim for 2018/19 includes a 5% increase on all NJC pay points, the deletion of NJC pay points 6, 7, 8 & 9 (the deletion of these pay points to occur after the 5% increase has been applied to ensure that no NJC pay points fall below the Foundation Living Wage rate of £8.45 per hour), and would apply the deletions of the NJC pay points to the GLPC pay spine (i.e to delete Inner and Outer London pay points SCPs 6-9).
  • Meeting the pay claim in full would increase the national pay bill for councils in England, Wales and Northern Ireland by £559m, according to the National Employers, who have issued the below statement from its chair Cllr Sian Timoney:

- "We will be consulting with councils in the coming weeks on pay across the workforce and in particular how we can meet the challenge of the Government's proposed level of the National Living Wage over the next few years. The unions' claim will form part of the consultation. We recognise that public sector workers have had lower than average pay awards for a few years now, but local government continues to face significant financial challenges so we are surprised that the unions are seeking such an ambitious pay award. Local government has lost more than half a million jobs in recent years and meeting this claim would result in many more such job losses." More »

If you would like to provide feedback through DALC by 31st July, the national association will lobby on our behalf. » Less

Circular 2017-7 published

Tue, 23 May 2017 10:30 by Wendy Amis

The latest Circular is now available with the following information:

~ DALC Spring Seminar Feedback

strong>Transparency Fund – Small Councils (under £25,000 turnover)

New edition of Good Councillor Guide 2017

strong>Updated Legal Topic Notes

Neighbourhood Planning Bill signed into law

strong>HR News

Coaching sessions for councillors or clerks

strong>NALC Star Council Award 2017

Grants and Funding Bulletin More »

strong>FUNDING Derbyshire Environmental Trust (DET) funding

Rural Housing Week 2017

strong>New rights of inspection of audited accounts

Insurance cover » Less