• 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 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.

Latest News

DALC's 3rd Annual Excellence Awards: Winners Announced

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 YearRipley 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

NALC's response to the Planning White Paper Nov 2020

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.