• 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

Easy guide to registering your footpaths and rights-of-way

Posted: Wed, 20 May 2020 13:17 by Wendy Amis

Thanks to Charlesworth parish councillor Peter Cooper for putting together an easy, step-by-step guide to registering your footpaths and rights-of-way via the county council's mapping portal. The easy-to-follow guide is attached here.

3rd DALC Excellence Awards - entries now open!

Posted: Wed, 13 May 2020 16:52 by Wendy Amis

NOW in their 3rd year, DALC's Excellence Awards are now open for entries.

Celebrating the outstanding work done across Derbyshire by our parish and town councils, there are three categories: Council of the Year, Clerk of the Year and Councillor of the Year.

Entries are invited from anyone within Derbyshire - whether they're involved with a council or a member of the public. An entry form can be found below. More »

Awards will be presented on October 22nd at the Pro-Act Stadium in Chesterfield, as part of DALC's AGM. Closing date for entries is September 11th. » Less