• 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

Every vote counts! Hatton PC shortlisted for NALC national award!

Posted: Tue, 09 Aug 2022 12:37 by Wendy Amis

Our very own Hatton Parish Council is flying the flag for Derbyshire in the NALC Star Council Awards - and every vote counts!

Not only is Hatton one of just five council finalists shortlisted for the award, it's also the only parish council.

To read Hatton's nomination, click here - you'll also find the voting link at the top of the nomination page. The award is decided by public vote, so please help put Hatton on the national map!

Speakers & Awards at DALC AGM, October 20th

Posted: Tue, 09 Aug 2022 12:21 by Wendy Amis

We're returning to the excellent Pride Park Stadium in Derby for this year's DALC AGM on Thursday 20th October.

In addition to the announcement and presentation of our 5th annual Excellence Awards, we'll be welcoming two guest speakers; Jonathan Owens, the chief executive of NALC, and Ann Webster, Equality and Diversity Lead at Derby City Council.

Please contact the DALC office to reserve a delegate place. A full agenda will be released closer to the date, but provisional timings are 11am-3pm.

Local government pay negotiations

Posted: Fri, 29 Jul 2022 16:42 by Wendy Amis

The national employers have responded to the trade union's pay claim with a final, one-year offer of a £1,925 pay rise from April 2022 on all National Joint Council pay points 1 and above. This is being considered by the unions, and further details can be found in this employment circular. We will keep you informed of further developments.

However, please note that the Unite Union have now rejected this offer.