• 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

Entries now open! DALC's 5th annual Excellence Awards...

Posted: Sat, 07 May 2022 12:40 by Wendy Amis

Now in their fifth year, the 2022 DALC Excellence Awards are now open to entries! Featuring the categories of Council, Councillor and Clerk of the Year – sponsored once again by BHIB Insurance, CCLA and Blachere Illuminations UK respectively – the awards have continued to grow each year, with nominations from around the county. So – if you have an amazing clerk, a brilliant councillor(s!), or think you deserve a collective nomination as a super council, send in an entry… the entry form can be found here.

Our DALC survey needs you!

Posted: Sat, 07 May 2022 12:35 by Wendy Amis

We're always trying to refine and improve the service we offer to Derbyshire's 200+ parish and town councils, so we'd really appreciate it if you could spare a few minutes to complete our DALC survey.

External Audit

Posted: Wed, 23 Mar 2022 10:41 by Wendy Amis

The forms for external audit are now on the PKF Littlejohn website for you to refer to. You should also all receive an email notification from PKF Littlejohn over the next few days with instructions for completion. Forms will need to be returned by 30th June at the latest.

2021/22 AGAR forms - PKF Littlejohn (pkf-l.com)