• Representation


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

  • Advice and Information

    Advice and Information

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

  • Training & Equipping

    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 first 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

Pre election period (previously known as Purdah) advice

Posted: Tue, 07 Feb 2023 15:51 by Wendy Amis

NALC have updated their advice and provided a link to the Local Government Association advice, as well

Energy bill help - keeping up-to-date with what's on offer

Posted: Tue, 24 Jan 2023 16:06 by Wendy Amis

A FREE workshop on the very latest energy-bill support is being offered by Marches Energy Agency on Thursday 2nd February at 2pm.

'We want to share the most up-to-date information on what support is available for people during the energy crisis, plus share some top tips to keep homes warmer and costs down,' says Becky Hughes of MEA.

To join the one-hour session, which is open to councillors and front-line workers, reserve your place via the link below. More »

Coronation Weekend Plans

Posted: Mon, 23 Jan 2023 15:15 by Wendy Amis

Buckingham Palace have released details of the Coronation Weekend - 6-8 May. All the information is within these two links



First analysis suggests that on Saturday we will all be watching television or being there, to see it live on the streets of London. Sunday is the day for local celebrations, with Big Lunch and street parties, before the concert from Windsor that evening. Monday is called 'The Big Help Out' and focuses attention on volunteering.