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‘Connect with Nature’ this Mental Health Awareness Week in Kent

Published: 10 May 21

The theme of this year’s Mental Health Awareness Week (10-16 May) - ‘Connect with Nature’ - is being supported by services across the county including Live Well Kent, One You Kent and Explore Kent. Read More...

Second Planning Conference -12 May 2021 ALL DAY EVENT

Second Planning Conference -12 May 2021 ALL DAY EVENT

Published: 6 Apr 21

Our second Planning Conference is now live for booking. Please note this event is for parish and town Councillors and Officers only Read More...

Practitioners Guide 2021

Published: 1 Apr 21

This 2021 edition of the guide applies to Annual Governance and Accountability Returns in respect of financial years commencing on or after 1 April 2021. As there are no changes to the guidance, simply clarification of proper practices, it can be applied to Annual Governance and Accountability Returns covering the period 1 April 2020 to 31 March 2021. Read More...

Star Council Awards 2021

Star Council Awards 2021

Published: 26 Mar 21

The National Association of Local Councils (NALC) is once again running its awards programme this year as part of its work to recognise the local (parish and town) council sector’s achievements. The Star Council Awards are the only awards in England to celebrate the local council sector’s brilliant contribution to its communities. Therefore, the awards are an excellent opportunity for councils, councillors, clerks, and county associations to showcase how they have made a real difference locally. This year, the theme of the awards will focus on projects that have positively impacted communities in the context of COVID-19. Details: Read More...

The Good Councillors Guide to Cyber Security

Published: 9 Mar 21

NALC have launched their new guide on Cyber Security entitled The Good Councillors Guide to Cyber Security. Read More...

Free Brexit Advice for Businesses

Published: 8 Mar 21

Kent County Council’s Trading Standards Officers are offering free specialist advice to local firms needing help to do business with the EU. Read More...

Procurement and Subsidy Control Guidance

Published: 4 Feb 21

The Government has updated guidance for public bodies following the UK’s exit from the European Union. This is required as EU law no longer has any force in the UK except in those areas provided for by the Withdrawal Agreement Read More...

Section 137 Limit for 2021/2022

Published: 29 Jan 21

NALC has received notification from the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) that the appropriate sum for the purpose of section 137(4)(a) of the Local Government Act 1972 (the 1972 Act) for parish and town councils in England for 2021-22 is £8.41 per elector. This is as a result of increasing the amount of £8.32 for 2020-2021 by the percentage increase in the retail index between September 2019 and September 2020, in accordance with Schedule 12B to the 1972 Act. Read More...

Arnold Baker Local Council Administration 12th Edition

Published: 22 Jan 21

The 12th Edition of the Arnold Baker Local Council Administration is now out. KALC/NALC Members can get a discount of 20%. Read More...

NALC - Make a Change to Local Communities

NALC - Make a Change to Local Communities

Published: 13 Jan 21

NALC Chairman's Open Letter to all Councillors

Coronavirus Restrictions

Published: 5 Jan 21

Coronavirus restrictions remain in place. Find out what you can and cannot do. Read More...

Knock and Check

Knock and Check

Published: 12 Nov 20

Kent Community Foundation is asking the people of Kent and Medway to help them save lives this winter. Knock & Check is simple - take a look at the small actions which will make a difference within your community , as well as the details of services which can offer a lifeline to the more elderly and isolated. Read More...

Kent and Medway Covid Champions

Kent and Medway Covid Champions

Published: 12 Oct 20

Play your part to protect your Community. Become a COVID-19 Community Champion for Kent and Medway. You can make a difference. Read More...

Training and Event Pages

Training and Event Pages

Published: 29 Sep 20

More events added for March and April. Take a look at our Event page! Bitesize events are also available on a rolling basis. Just enough to learn in an hour... Read More...


Published: 17 Mar 20

KALC Staff Contact Details