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DALC Delayed Office Move

Due to the Coronavirus situation our office move has been delayed. We are not expecting to move into our new premises until at least 20th April, pending further government guidance. Please send all communications to our address shown on this website.

Posted: Wed, 01 Apr 2020 12:03 by Wendy Amis

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Coronavirus - national events and celebrations postponed

Many local councils were planning to get involved in national events and celebrations such as Great British Spring Clean and VE Day 75, these have been postponed. The national commemorations to mark VE Day 75 on 8 May are being scaled back and the government is working on new plans to ensure the nation can still thank the Second World War generation on VE Day in May and provide the fitting tribute... Read More »

Posted: Thu, 26 Mar 2020 16:13 by Wendy Amis

Tags: Events, Useful

2019/20 AGAR - PKF Littlejohn instructions delayed pending clarity over coronavirus implications

Please see below the message sent to smaller authorities by the external auditors:

Dear Clerk/RFO

We are appointed by Smaller Authorities' Audit Appointments Ltd (SAAA) as the external auditor of your smaller authority for the 5 financial years from 2017/18 to 2021/22. We would normally write to you as the 2019/20 financial year ends to provide instructions for the completion of the Annual Governance... Read More »

Posted: Wed, 25 Mar 2020 12:00 by Wendy Amis

Tags: Finance and Audit


The Government announcement on Monday 16th March in light of the coronavirus, significantly affects how the public should now act and behave into the foreseeable future. In response, it's vital that the managers of community buildings are taking the necessary precautionary steps and are keeping abreast of the latest information issued by the government.

The primary aim is to delay the spread of the... Read More »

Posted: Wed, 18 Mar 2020 16:29 by Wendy Amis

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UPDATE 10am 17th March - from NALC


  • Local Government Secretary Rt Hon Robert Jenrick MP has today addressed over 300 council leaders in England
  • Jenrick reaffirmed Government's commitment to giving councils the support they need to contribute to the national effort
  • He also confirmed a series of practical measures which will give... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 16 Mar 2020 17:10 by Wendy Amis

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Please could you use email to contact the office until further notice. The contacts are:

for Wendy:

for Glen:

for Andy:

Posted: Mon, 16 Mar 2020 17:05 by Wendy Amis

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Salary Negotiations for 2020-21

As you may know, the clerk salary scales reflect those of the public sector, negotiated nationally. As yet, there has been no agreement on the pay award for 2020-21.

On 5th February the Employers made a pay offer of 2% for the 2020 pay award, which has been rejected by the joint trade unions. Negotiations are continuing but it would be wise for local Councils to budget for an amount in excess of 2%... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 09 Mar 2020 11:10 by Wendy Amis

Tags: Finance and Audit, HR, Useful

DALC's Spring Seminar line-up announced

DALC's Spring Seminar line-up announced

AS usual, DALC's Spring Seminar schedule has something for everyone! Not only a new venue - the imposing Alfreton Hall, pictured - but also a wide variety of expert speakers and exhibitors.

Come and join us on March 12th to hear presentations on youth engagement in local politics, new initiatives on helping the elderly, a first-hand account of dealing with an emergency situation (Whaley Bridge's dam... Read More »

Posted: Wed, 29 Jan 2020 11:58 by Wendy Amis

Tags: Events, Spring Seminar

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