• 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

Latest guidance on Council meetings

Posted: Mon, 13 Dec 2021 12:32 by Wendy Amis

NALC have issued the following guidance to local councils:

  • From 10 December, face coverings are required by law in most indoor public places and the government has issued further guidance. NALC's view of the guidance is that face coverings are required to be worn at council meetings held in indoor public places, subject to exemptions or reasonable excuses as set out in the guidance. Councils are also advised to consider not meeting in December.
  • From 13 December 2021, those who can are advised to work from home. We are recommending that clerks and council staff attend council meetings remotely. Unfortunately, the Plan B guidance does not bring back the ability to hold remote meetings and we have lobbied ministers directly on this issue on several occasions this week. We are also suggesting that councils consider not meeting in December.

SAVE the date! The DALC Spring Seminar is back... April 5th 2022!

Posted: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 16:33 by Wendy Amis

Put it in the diary - Tuesday 5th April 2022 - DALC's Spring Seminar is back. Expert speakers, presentations and sector traders, plus the DALC quiz - and, of course, a hearty lunch. We'll keep you posted about further details - just save the date!

Forums: Clerks forum and Police Liaison - Wednesday 8th December

Posted: Mon, 22 Nov 2021 15:34 by Wendy Amis

Our next forums will be held on 8th December.

At 1pm we will have the clerks' forum (with a Christmas theme - seasonal hats, jumpers etc and mince pies are actively encouraged!).

At 2.30pm we will have our re-scheduled Police liaison forum with Superintendent Jed Keen, open to chairs, clerks and other councillors. Christmas theme also encouraged!

I look forward to seeing you there!