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    Providing a comprehensive schedule to equip individuals and councils.

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

The Transparency Fund for Smaller Local Councils

Thu, 03 Sep 2015 14:41 by Sarita Presland

NALC, funded by the UK Government, has released the application form for funding for smaller authorities who need to be compliant with the requirements of the "Transparency Code for Smaller Authorities".

All Smaller Authorities should comply with the Transparency Code, and DCLG recognises that access to funding will be needed by some smaller councils to fully meet the transparency requirements.

The application form plus guidance notes are available to view and download in the "Documents" Section of this website under "Transparency Fund". Completed forms need to be returned to DALC where they will be checked and then forwarded to NALC. PLEASE DO NOT SEND FORMS DIRECTLY TO NALC AS THEY WILL NOT BE ASSESSED AND THIS MAY DELAY YOUR APPLICATION.

Legal Topic Note Revision

Thu, 27 Aug 2015 14:14 by Sarita Presland

Legal Topic Note (LTN) 56: The provision of play and sports equipment on village greens has been amended to include reference to the Open Spaces Act 1906 and simplified.

This LTN can be found under documents in the members' section.

Legal Updates and Guidance Notes

Wed, 05 Aug 2015 11:30 by Sarita Presland

Legal Topic Note (LTN) 35-Contracts has been amended

LTN 35 now includes new guidance about breach of contractual obligations. Guidance about the Public Contracts Regulations 2006, now repealed, has been removed. The revised LTN can be found under "Legal Topic Notes" in the Documents section of this website

A new Legal Topic Note, LTN 87- Procurement has been published.

LTN 87 includes new guidance about the Public Contracts Regulations 2015. The new LTN can be found under "Legal Topic Notes" in the Documents section of this website More »

New Briefing L05-15

Legal Briefing ref L05-15 explains the impact of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 on the standing orders and financial regulations adopted by a council. The Briefing can be found under "Legal Topic Notes" in the Documents section of this website

Revised Legal Topic Notes – 15, 23, 42

LTN 15- Legal Proceedings, LTN 23- Health and Safety and LTN 42-Occupiers' Liability have been updated to, where appropriate, cross reference either LTN 35 or the new LTN 87.

These can be found under "Legal Topic Notes" in the Documents section of this website » Less

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