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    Promoting and developing the work of local councils at district, regional and national levels.

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    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

2022-23 National Salary Award Announced

Posted: Wed, 02 Nov 2022 16:51 by Wendy Amis

NALC have released the salary award for the current financial year following notification from the LGA. Employers are encouraged to implement this pay award as swiftly as possible and to ensure that it is backdated to 1st April 2022. If an ex employee requests payment for backpay it is recommended that employers make this payment to cover the time from1st April 2022 to their last day of employment. The revised scales can be viewed on the attachment.

Further acclaim for Hatton PC at DALC award ceremony...

Further acclaim for Hatton PC at DALC award ceremony...

Posted: Wed, 26 Oct 2022 16:51 by Wendy Amis

A year after being named Derbyshire Council of the Year, Hatton PC has continued its run of success by winning Clerk of the Year.

Jacqui Storer, who also helped her council achieve the shortlist of the national Star Council awards, was awarded the Blachere Illlumination Clerk of the Year prize at DALC's AGM at Pride Park, Derby.

Judges noted Jacqui's professionalism, in particular her care for the physical and mental needs of the community during the pandemic. As her nominee said: "Under Jacqui's stewardship we continue to surprise ourselves at what can be achieved by a small Derbyshire community." More »

In the same category, Longford PC's Mick Tunnicliffe and Whitwell PC's Norma Woolley were highly commended.

Our photo shows Jacqui (left) being presented with her award by Blachere Illumination's Katherine Brown. » Less

2022 Councillor of the Year announced!

2022 Councillor of the Year announced!

Posted: Wed, 26 Oct 2022 16:45 by Wendy Amis

Breaton Parish Council's Julie Rowlinson has been voted Derbyshire's 2022 Councillor of the Year.

Noting that she was "not just a great councillor but a great member of the community too", judges also praised her diligent research on various topics to ensure best value for the council.

Pictured is Cllr Rowlinson receiving her award from sponsor CCLA's Lee Jagger at the DALC AGM at Pride Park, Derby. More »

Highly commended it the same category were councillors Cathy Jeffery and Janet Woodhead, both of Old Bolsover PC. » Less