• 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 2nd annual Excellence Awards presented

DALC's 2nd annual Excellence Awards presented

Posted: Wed, 23 Oct 2019 14:42 by Wendy Amis

'CONGRATULATIONS!' to the winners of our 2nd annual Excellence Awards, presented at yesterday's AGM in Chesterfield.

Overall winner of the BHIB Council of the Year award is Charlesworth Parish Council (pictured), with the Councillor of the Year going to Olwen Wilson of Middleton-by-Wirksworth.

Winner of the Blachere Illumination Clerk of the Year is Phillip Woodward of Pilsley Parish Council.

Changes to PWLB lending rates

Posted: Tue, 15 Oct 2019 09:48 by Wendy Amis

Last week a whole percentage point increase in the rate of borrowing from the Public Works Loan Board (PWLB) with immediate effect was announced.

The move has increased the rate for a PWLB 50-year new maturity loan from 1.81% to 2.82% overnight.

This restores interest rates to levels available in 2018, by increasing the margin that applies to new loans from the PWLB by 100bps (one percentage point) on top of usual lending terms. More »

The statement said the government will monitor the impact of the change and keep its rates policy under review.

Councils currently looking to take out a PWLB loan are advised to check the PWLB website for an updated estimate of repayments.

https://www.dmo.gov.uk/responsibilities/local-authority-lending-pwlb/what-s-new/ » Less

No Cap on Precept requests from Parish and Town Councils

Posted: Tue, 15 Oct 2019 09:41 by Wendy Amis

The Government has confirmed that the 3 year moratorium on the application of the referendum principles (sometimes known as "capping") to local parish and town councils is to continue for 2020-21.

However the Government 'remains concerned about the pressure placed on taxpayers from thousands of town and parish councils across England' and expects them to exercise 'even greater restraint' for 2020/21. More »

As in previous years the Government will keep the matter under 'active review' for future years.

The full document can be found here. » Less