Welcome to The Kent Association of Local Councils



The Kent Association is a not for profit membership organisation serving member Parish and Town Councils and Parish Meetings in Kent.  Our membership is currently 305 out of a total of 316.   Membership is open to all Parish and Town Councils and Parish Meetings in Kent for a subscription agreed at the Annual Meeting.

With additional powers and responsibilities being given to Parish and Town Councils following Royal Assent of the Localism Act on 15 November 2011, it is becoming increasingly important that Councillors and Clerks are better informed and are provided with the tools and knowledge to help them undertake their roles as efficiently and effectively as they can.  The Association offers a range of services for our members:

  • A comprehensive Learning and Development Programme for Councillors and Clerks
  • Advice on a wide range of issues, such as Legal (including Employment), Procedural, Financial, Capital Project and Technical.
  • Current Awareness through publications such as Parish News
  • Representation and influence to Government, County and District/Borough Councils, Police and Community Consultative Groups and other organisations.
  • Specialist services through our National Association of Local Councils including Arbitration Service; an Investment Scheme; a Free Banking Scheme; Insurance Packages; Publications; and specialist Computer Software.

Upcoming Events:

09 June 2016 9:30 AM (UTC+01:00) • Sevenoaks Town Council, Bradbourne Vale Road, Sevenoaks TN13 3QG
14 June 2016 9:00 AM (UTC+01:00) • Sutton Valence Village Hall, North Street, Sutton Valence, Maidstone ME17 3HT
16 June 2016 9:30 AM (UTC+01:00) • Lenham Community Centre Groom Way Lenham Kent ME17 2QT
30 June 2016 9:30 AM (UTC+01:00) • Goudhurst Village Hall
07 July 2016 9:00 AM (UTC+01:00) • The Orchards, East Malling Research Centre New Road East Malling ME19 6BJ
13 July 2016 9:30 AM (UTC+01:00) • Parish Office, Hadlow Parish Council, Old School Hall Hadlow Kent TN11 0EH

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