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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

NALC Procurement Toolkit

Tue, 19 May 2015 12:45 by Sarita Presland

The National Association of Local Councils have produced a Procurement Toolkit "A Guide to Understanding Procurement" which is now available for member councils to download from the Documents section of this website (under useful documents).

The Public Accountability Framework

Wed, 29 Apr 2015 14:53 by Sarita Presland

Two new documents have been made available under the Finance and Audit section of "Documents" on this website:

* Council Accounts - A Guide to your Rights (Inspection of Accounts by the Public) (April 2015)

* NALC Finance Topic Note "Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014 Commencement Orders" (April 2015) (External Audit arrangements current and future positions)

In addition Governance and Accountability for Local Councils A Practitioners' Guide (2014) can also be accessed via this link: More »


The Public Accountability Framework covers:
- The Legal Framework for Local Councils in England - The Annual Return and Corporate Governance - Accounting Guidance for Small Local Councils - Accounting Guidance for Local Councils in England with income or expenditure exceeding £6.5m » Less

DALC Training 2015/16

Wed, 22 Apr 2015 15:07 by Sarita Presland

See under "Documents" "training" for the latest list of DALC Training opportunities - now booking

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