• 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 Excellence Awards presented

DALC's Excellence Awards presented

Posted: Tue, 09 Oct 2018 17:38 by Wendy Amis

THE County's leading clerk, councillor and council received DALC Excellence Awards at a ceremony in Derby today.

Sponsored by BHIB Councils Insurance, the Council of the Year prize went to Ripley Town Council - town clerk Linda McCormick is pictured receiving the award from BHIB's Lee Cleaver.

DALC's Clerk of the Year is Liz Page of Belper Town Council, and Councillor of the Year is Paul Yorke of Crich Parish Council. More »

The prizes were awarded at DALC's AGM at Pride Park Stadium, home of Derby County FC. » Less

Data Protection Fees - Legal Briefing L05-18

Posted: Mon, 30 Apr 2018 10:41 by Wendy Amis

Information on the fees payable to the Information Commissioner's Office by local councils under GDPR

Parish and Town Councils may not need to appoint a DPO

Posted: Thu, 26 Apr 2018 12:29 by Wendy Amis

The Government has tabled an amendment to its own Data Protection Bill to exempt all parish and town councils and parish meetings in England and community and town councils in Wales from the requirement to appoint a Data Protection Officer (DPO) under the General Data Protection Regulation.

Officials from the Department for Culture, Media and Sport have confirmed with us that all other measures will still apply, but that appointing a Data Protection Officer to support a council's approach to data protection will be discretionary and may be regarded as good practice. You can read the amendment here which is at the bottom of page 15 and top of page 16.