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.
Posted: Wed, 20 May 2020 13:17 by Wendy Amis
Thanks to Charlesworth parish councillor Peter Cooper for putting together an easy, step-by-step guide to registering your footpaths and rights-of-way via the county council's mapping portal. The easy-to-follow guide is attached here.
Posted: Wed, 13 May 2020 16:52 by Wendy Amis
NOW in their 3rd year, DALC's Excellence Awards are now open for entries.
Celebrating the outstanding work done across Derbyshire by our parish and town councils, there are three categories: Council of the Year, Clerk of the Year and Councillor of the Year.
Entries are invited from anyone within Derbyshire - whether they're involved with a council or a member of the public. An entry form can be found below. More »
Awards will be presented on October 22nd at the Pro-Act Stadium in Chesterfield, as part of DALC's AGM. Closing date for entries is September 11th. » Less
Posted: Mon, 11 May 2020 15:32 by Wendy Amis
The Government has released updated guidelines related to the Coronavirus. As ever, it is important to use official Government advice to inform any actions or decisions, given the prevalence of unreliable news sources. On Monday afternoon the government released 'Our plan to rebuild: the UK Government's COVID-19 recovery strategy'. This gives more detail of new government guidelines that come into effect from Wednesday 13th May (p25 onwards). More »
NALC advice to local councils remains unaltered at this time. In particular its worth highlighting that councils should not be holding meetings in person and wherever possible staff should work from home. Where there are roles that cannot be performed from home it is important to follow government advice for employers. The full range of our advice and information for local councils can be found on our Coronavirus webpage
NALC will be analysing the detail further of the new government documents and raising issues with government based on feedback from councils. » Less