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    Representation

    Promoting and developing the work of local councils at district, regional and national levels.

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    Advice and Information

    Keeping you up-to-date with legislation and best practise.

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    Training & Equipping

    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

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

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Spring Seminar programme announced

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 17:23 by Wendy Amis

Don't forget to book your place on our upcoming seminar - a full day of useful and interesting information for our sector - with plenty of opportunity for you to network with your colleagues. The date to remember is 27th April!

The theme of the day is communication with sessions giving you the tools to be even more effective, showing the pitfalls of social media and how to avoid them, how to recruit and select the best staff, community policing and an understanding of what changes are coming from government. More »

Check out the programme for the day now and book your place through the office - by phone or e-mail.

Training Courses 2017

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 12:18 by Wendy Amis

Our 2017 training programme is coming together with the first courses now in the calendar and open for booking:

Clerk's essential training - 4th April, Bakewell

Councillor's essential training - 18th May, Hilton

Freedom of Information and Data Protection Training - 22nd May, Belper

Chair Skills - 5th June, Ripley

Councillor's essential training - 27th June, Chesterfield

Tree and Woodland Management - 18th July, Darley Dale More »

Health and Safety - 12th September, Darley Dale

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