Entries now open! DALC's 5th annual Excellence Awards...

Now in their fifth year, the 2022 DALC Excellence Awards are now open to entries! Featuring the categories of Council, Councillor and Clerk of the Year – sponsored once again by BHIB Insurance, CCLA and Blachere Illuminations UK respectively – the awards have continued to grow each year, with nominations from around the county. So – if you have an amazing clerk, a brilliant councillor(s!),... Read More »

Posted: Sat, 07 May 2022 12:40 by Wendy Amis

Tags: Awards, Excellence

Our DALC survey needs you!

We're always trying to refine and improve the service we offer to Derbyshire's 200+ parish and town councils, so we'd really appreciate it if you could spare a few minutes to complete our DALC survey.

Posted: Sat, 07 May 2022 12:35 by Wendy Amis

Tags: Survey

External Audit

The forms for external audit are now on the PKF Littlejohn website for you to refer to. You should also all receive an email notification from PKF Littlejohn over the next few days with instructions for completion. Forms will need to be returned by 30th June at the latest.

2021/22 AGAR forms - PKF Littlejohn (

Posted: Wed, 23 Mar 2022 10:41 by Wendy Amis

Tags: Finance & Audit

Ukraine briefing from NALC

Extract from NALC's briefing:

It is pleasing to note that our sector has stepped up to the plate and is showing solidarity and support through flying the Ukrainian flag and lighting up buildings with its colours, holdings vigils or moments of silence including at council meetings, passing motions and statements of support and solidarity, making council and community buildings available for donations... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 14 Mar 2022 17:07 by Wendy Amis

Tags: Cyber security, NALC

Clerk Pay Award 2021-22

At long last the pay settlement has been announced for the year 2021-22 and details can be found on our website.

Posted: Fri, 04 Mar 2022 15:25 by Wendy Amis

Tags: Employment, HR

Latest guidance on Council meetings

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... Read More »

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

Tags: Coronavirus, NALC

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

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!

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

Tags: Events, Spring Seminar

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

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!

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

Tags: Events

Clerk and Chair Forums this Wednesday 11th August

Our clerks and chairs forums are taking place this Wednesday. The joining links have been sent out in the newsletter. If you haven't received your copy, please contact the office on and we will send you a copy.

Posted: Mon, 09 Aug 2021 10:38 by Wendy Amis

Tags: Useful

Be prepared... for home-working requests

As more council staff return to the workplace, our HR expert Chris Moses has advised council management teams to be prepared to deal with requests for 'home-working'.

'More and more Council offices and facilities are continuing to reopen, and more workers are returning to them,' says Chris.

'However, it's not business as usual. Many Councils are looking to hybrid, flexible approaches and offering a mix... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 22 Jun 2021 14:28 by Wendy Amis

Tags: Coronavirus, Employment, HR

Subscribe to RSS Feed Help for RSS Feeds