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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 Christmas Closure

DALC Christmas Closure

Wed, 17 Dec 2014 11:55 by Sarita Presland


Please note that the DALC Office will close for the Christmas break on Thursday 18 December 2014 and reopen again on 5 January 2015. If any member council has an urgent problem that will not wait throughout this period, telephone messages and e-mails will be picked up on a sporadic basis.

2014-2016 NJC National Salary Award

Wed, 03 Dec 2014 16:05 by Sarita Presland

The National Joint Council for Local Government Services (NJC) has reached agreement on the following for staff employed under NJC conditions:

• New pay scales for 2014- 2016 to be implemented from 1 January 2015

•A non-consolidated (one off) payment for employees on SCPs 5 - 49 in December 2014 and employees on SCPs 26 - 49 in April 2015.

• SCP5 will be deleted with effect from 1 October 2015. Employees on SCP5 shall progress to SCP6 on 1 October 2015. More »

Full details are available under Documents "NJC Salary Scales 2014-16" in the HR section » Less

Delivering Differently in Neighbourhoods

Wed, 12 Nov 2014 17:24 by Sarita Presland

Delivering Differently in Neighbourhoods

The Department for Communities and Local Government has recently launched Delivering Differently in Neighbourhoods, a new programme which aims to support principal authorities to redesign services to deliver at neighbourhood level, with the involvement of community organisations or parish councils.

The department is offering direct grants to around 25 local authorities in total to kick-start innovative projects in 2014/15 and 2015/16. An expert panel will provide advice and challenge, and there will be opportunities for different projects to exchange learning and network. More »

DCLG are interested in projects that seek to devolve greater responsibility to parish and town councils, and expect that a minimum of 3-4 projects funded in each of the two phases of the programme will involve parish and town councils in some way.

We would encourage parish councils to discuss the programme with their local authorities, who will need to submit expressions of interest to DDneighbourhoods@communities.gsi.gov.uk by 15 December.

For further information about the programme, please see the prospectus. » Less

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