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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.
Posted: Fri, 06 Nov 2020 12:18 by Wendy Amis
Now in their third year, DALC's Excellence Awards also moved 'online' at the AGM, and winners were as follows:
BHIB Council of the Year – Ripley Town Council; Highly Commended – Hartshorne PC.
Blachere Illumination Clerk of the Year – Jayne Simpson, Blackwell PC; Highly Commended – Emma Smith (Barlow PC), Charlotte Taylor (Wingerworth PC)
Councillor of the Year – Cllr Dexter Bullock, Blackwell PC; Highly Commended – Cllr Charles Cutting (Ripley TC), Cllr Ross Shipman (Tupton PC) More »
To give our winners their moment in the Zoom spotlight (!), we pre-arranged photos in the week before the AGM. Thanks to all of them for keeping it a secret until announcement day, and thanks, too, to our ongoing sponsors Blachere Illumination (Clerk category), and BHIB Councils Insurance (Council category).
Winner of Clerk of the Year, Blackwell's Jayne Simpson, said: "Cllr Bullock and myself were surprised and delighted in equal measure to receive our awards. Having worked so closely with Clerks and Chairmen from Derbyshire Councils via Zoom during the Covid crisis and seeing what fabulous people we have in our County, it is very humbling to be chosen as winners."
Linda McCormick, clerk of Ripley Town Council, added: "This is a great honour and really raises our profile. It makes the whole of Ripley really proud, and helps make the electorate aware of the work done by our very proactive Council." » Less
Posted: Fri, 06 Nov 2020 12:16 by Wendy Amis
NALC is urging government to ensure that any changes to the planning regime enshrine a strong role for the local council sector, including the need to strengthen neighbourhood planning and to put emphasis on building design.
Posted: Wed, 23 Sep 2020 12:21 by Wendy Amis
Following the announcements yesterday, from 24 September, if you are running a village hall or community centre, this must close by 10pm, groups of no more than 6 are allowed, and those groups can't then mingle. Staff must also wear masks, as must customers, unless seated to eat or drink.
It was also announced that indoor organised sport for over 18s will no longer be exempt from the rule of 6 (other than for indoor organised team sports for disabled people). More »
Working from home, if possible, is also to be encouraged. » Less