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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 Spring Seminar

Tue, 03 Mar 2015 14:54 by Sarita Presland

SPRING SEMINAR 26 MARCH 2015

Stretton Village Hall, Main Road, Stretton, Alfreton, Derbyshire DE55 6EW.

(Note - new venue - all other details remain unchanged)

10.00AM – 4.00PM

PROGRAMME

9.30am Coffee/Tea/Registration

10.00am Welcome and introductions

10.10am Liz Skinner SLCC – new CiLCA (Certificate in Local Council Administration) Qualification and other clerk training opportunities

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Charlotte Eisenhart NALC - Local Council Award Scheme (replacement to the Quality Council scheme) More »

11.30am Networking break – representatives from Streetscape, Unity Bank, Came and Company and Cubit Ultrasonic will be available together with the DALC team

12.15pm Michele Sarginson - Records and Information Manager at the Peak District National Park – new Transparency Codes, what these will mean for parishes of all sizes

1.00pm Lunch – Meat & Potato Pie/Leek & Potato Pie and peas and Puddings!!!

1.45pm Sarita Presland DALC – updates on latest information and training

2.20pm Liz Skinner SLCC – new CiLCA (Certificate in Local Council Administration) Qualification and other clerk training available

Or

Charlotte Eisenhart NALC - Local Council Award Scheme (replacement to the Quality Council scheme)

3.30pm Networking and tea – representatives from Streetscape, Unity Bank, Came

and Company and Cubit Ultrasonic will be available together with the DALC team.

4.00pm Finish » Less

National Voter Registration Day 5 February 2015

Tue, 03 Feb 2015 13:16 by Sarita Presland

National Voter Registration Day is on Thursday 5 February 2015 during a UK-wide week of national action (2 to 8 February) to inspire people to register to vote.

The day is organised by Bite the Ballot, which aims to empower young people to stand up and make their voices heard through better political education and ensuring that this important group register to vote.

There are still people across the county that have not registered to vote, including many young people, and if they don't register by 20 April 2015 they will not be able to vote in May's parliamentary and district and parish elections. Please bring this to the attention of your community.

Electronic Meetings’ Summons To Become Lawful in England On 30th January

Wed, 21 Jan 2015 16:17 by Sarita Presland

The Local Government (Electronic Communications) (England) Order 2015 will come into effect on 30th January 2015, thereby enabling the use of electronic communications in the sending of summonses to members of Parish Councils in England to Parish Council meetings.

Members may only receive summonses electronically where they consent to it being transmitted by this method and they may at any time withdraw their consent. More »

Cllr Ken Browse, chair of NALC (National Association of Local Councils) said:

"NALC welcomes the Government's announcement that allows local (parish and town) councils to be able to send agendas electronically rather than in the post; ending a budgetary burden on councils and enabling them to benefit from 21st Century technology."

The Government's Legislative Reform Order can be found at: http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2015/5/pdfs/uksi_20150005_en.pdf.

Please go to the NALC website for more information which is available at http://www.nalc.gov.uk/news?view=entry&id=138 » Less

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