• 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

'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

DALC awards publicised

DALC awards publicised

Posted: Thu, 14 Jan 2021 16:48 by Wendy Amis

A Derbyshire awards 'first' was publicised in Clerks & Councils Direct magazine this month.

Clerk Jayne Simpson and Cllr Dexter Bullock, both of Blackwell Parish Council, were pictured with their DALC Excellence Awards - marking the first time a council has won two awards in the same year.

Jayne, who won the Blachere Illumination-sponsored clerk category, said: 'Things are particularly challenging for everyone at the moment, and it's so nice to receive this recognition of our efforts.' More »

In the BHIB Council of the Year category, Ripley Town Council narrowly beat Hartshorne Parish Council, with judges calling both their entry submissions "highly creditable." » Less

New Year letter to all councillors from NALC

Posted: Mon, 11 Jan 2021 15:28 by Wendy Amis

Cllr Sue Baxter, the Chair of NALC has sent a letter to all Councillors, commending them on their efforts over 2020 and looking ahead to 2021.