What we do

DerbyshireALC represents the county's Parish Councils, Town Councils and Parish Meetings. 

Our aim is to professionally support members through specialist training, expert advice, sharing good practice and by providing a voice for the sector within Derbyshire and beyond.

We also strive to protect and promote the interests, rights, functions and privileges of our members in the performance of their duties, and promote a widespread and well-informed interest in local government.  In addition, our annual Excellence Awards seek to highlight the exceptional work done by the councils, councillors and clerks throughout the county on behalf of the communities they represent.

Membership is open to any Derbyshire parish or town council or parish meeting on payment of an annual subscription.

DALC is a not-for-profit membership organisation and, as such, is unable to deal with queries from members of the public, but is happy to make general information available through this website.




Advice and information

Expert advice is available on a range of subjects including; Legal, Employment, Administration, Policy, VAT, Insurance, and all other aspects of local council roles and responsibilities.


DALC's extensive year-round programme of training courses equips councillors and clerks with the relevant skills to carry out their roles in the local council sector.

National affiliation

Membership of DALC provides affiliation to the National Association of Local Councils (NALC), which represents local councils at national level as well as providing advice on legal and procedural matters.


DALC help and advice is available via our members portal, and by e-mail or phone.

DALC Excellence Awards

Our well established annual DALC Excellence Awards highlight the exceptional work done by the Derbyshire's councillors, clerks and councils.