• 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

New - policy templates now live!

Posted: Thu, 18 Feb 2021 17:24 by Wendy Amis

A range of new policy templates - ranging from Risk Assessment to Social Media, Whistleblowing to Training & Development - is now live on the DALC website. More to follow.

Spotlight on council meetings

Posted: Wed, 10 Feb 2021 17:27 by Wendy Amis

AS the local council sector comes under the national spotlight this week, our HR expert Chris Moses will be hosting a new training course aimed at tackling bad behaviour in meetings. More details on the new course can be found here.

'Have Your Say'... on traffic

Posted: Tue, 19 Jan 2021 15:37 by Wendy Amis

A deadline is looming for Derbyshire's local councillors to complete the county's latest road safety survey.

As part of their review of the county's road safety structure, strategy and delivery, specialist agencies Agilysis and Traject are asking for the community perspective on this controversial topic, and their online survey can be accessed here.

Ian Temperton, of Traject, said: "This is a rare opportunity to find out what the people of Derbyshire want in terms of road safety in their communities - the more we know, the better the outcomes. This is an important element and will be central to the end result of this process." More »

* PLEASE NOTE: survey deadline is January 31st! » Less