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National Association Of Local Councils

The National Association of Local Councils (NALC) is a body that speaks for over 10,000 Parish and Town Councils in England. NALC is committed to making this primary level of local government more effective, more democratic and better able to take a leadership role in local communities.

Parish and Town Councils that become members of YLCA are automatically affiliated to NALC so that this body can speak at central government level on their behalf and provide a legal advisory service to them via YLCA.

As you will be aware, your council's membership subscription to the YLCA means that YLCA can access services on your behalf from the National Association of Local Councils. NALC not only provides legal and technical services to the county associations but also undertakes a good deal of liaison work with Ministers, MP's and civil servants for the benefit of the parish movement.

Yorkshire Local Councils Associations is represented on the National Council of the National Association :
North Yorkshire : Councillor Avis Thomas
West Yorkshire : Councillor Peter Allison
South Yorkshire : Councillor Derek Liddell (Cllr Liddell is one of the Vice-Chairmen of NALC)

Please remember that any YLCA Member Council can access the National Association of Local Councils' members site. This contains legal information and updates for first-tier councils, and the latest policy and parliamentary news and briefings.

Members' access is via a username and password. Please contact us if you don't already have these details on admin@yorkshirelca.gov.uk.