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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

Legal Topic Note on Pensions

Tue, 05 Jan 2016 12:19 by Sarita Presland

Legal Topic Note (LTN) 79: Staff Pensions has been updated. It includes reference to postponing/delaying implementation (paragraph 14), safeguarding individuals (paragraph 15)and re-enrolment (paragraph 17).

The Note can be found on this website under Documents / Legal Topic Notes

Revised NALC Legal Topic Notes

Wed, 02 Dec 2015 10:37 by Sarita Presland

NALC has published new editions of two Legal Topic Notes (LTNs), summarised below.

LTN 17 – Control of dogs has been generally reviewed and updated . The most significant amendments explain public space protection orders (PSPOs) which were introduced by the Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014. Under this Act, principal authorities in England and Wales may make PSPOs to, for example, control the presence of dogs in public spaces. More »

LTN 14E – Byelaws (England) has been updated to explain the impact of PSPOs on byelaws.

Both of these Legal Topic Notes can be accessed from our website under documents / Legal Topic Notes » Less

Housing - CPRE Report and Spending Review

Tue, 01 Dec 2015 16:07 by Sarita Presland

What is in this for local councils?

This LAIS will be of interest to local councils concerned about the impact of Government's housing strategy, insufficient levels of affordable housing, problems integrating sizeable developments with sufficient infrastructure and the sustainability of their community for future generations.

A new report has been published by the Campaign for Rural England (CPRE) pointedly called Set up to fail: why housing targets based on flawed numbers threaten our countryside. This comes days before Government's Spending Review and Autumn Statement 2015 which contained important announcements on housing, reference to which is also included within this LAIS.

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