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Cornwall Association of Local Councils

Supporting Local Councils in Cornwall

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County Executive Officer: Sarah Mason
Unit 1, 1 Riverside House
Heron Way Newham, Truro

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    Promoting and developing the work of local councils at district, regional and national levels.

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    Advice and Information

    Keeping you up-to-date with legislation and best practise.

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    Training & Equipping

    Providing a comprehensive schedule to equip individuals and councils.

Welcome to Cornwall Association of Local Councils

The Cornwall Association of Local Councils is the membership association for parish and town councils in the Duchy. The Association offers support in all aspects of the work of local councils in Cornwall.

Kowethas Kernow Konsels Leek yw an Gowethas Eseleth rag Konsels y'n Dugeth. An Gowethas a wra profya skoodhyans yn pub enepik oll ober Konsels leek yn Kernow.

Formed by Parish Councils - Run for Parish Councils - Delivering to Parish Councils

The Cornwall Association of Local Councils is the County Association affiliated to the National Association of Local Councils (NALC), the only body in the country specialising in the work of Parish and Town Councils and Parish Meetings.

The Association is the first point of contact for member local councils in need of advice on a range of topics, ranging from legal, financial and technical to more general advice.

Member Services

The Association is the first point of contact for member councils in need of legal advice and support. We are able to offer guidance on all aspect of local government.

Procedural Advice: on procedural matters for member councils is normally answered by our staff in Truro although more complex or unusual queries may be referred to NALC

Financial Advice: through its links with other county associations and outside partners the Association is able to offer financial advice to parish and town councils

Training for Councillors and Clerks: as the lead body in the Cornwall County Training Partnership the Association provides training on all aspects of roles, procedures, current legislation and community planning.

Leaflets and Information: The Association and its partners publish leaflets circulars handbooks forms and notices to facilitate the day-to-day administration of local councils.

Latest News

Purdah - Legal Briefing Note

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 10:26 by Chris

NALC has issued an updated version of its Legal Briefing Note: The Code of Recommended Practice on Local Authority Publicity (England), which is relevant to restrictions during political purdah leading up to the forthcoming elections. It can be found in our Documents section here: Legal Briefing More »

The Local Government Association has also published a very useful short guide on the publicity restrictions that should be observed by local authorities during the pre-election period which is accessible by following this link:

Purdah - short guide » Less

Safeguarding Training Day - 20/04/2017

Thu, 16 Mar 2017 11:10 by Chris

A booking form for this event, due to be held on Thursday 20th April 2017 at St Erme Community Centre, can be found here.

See CALC News Weekly Roundup 33 for further details.

Please note that the cost of the course is £65 per person

Legal Topic Notes - updates

Fri, 03 Mar 2017 11:23 by Chris

NALC has recently issued updated versions of 7 Legal Topic Notes:

LTN 31 – Section 137 expenditure

LTN 5 - Parish and Community Council meetings

LTN 80 - Members' Conduct and the Registration and Disclosure of their interests More »

LTN 35 - Contracts

LTN 36 - Unfair Contract Terms

LTN 42 - Occupiers' Liability

LTN 68 - Negligence

Please see our Documents section (filter under 'LTN') for full details. » Less