The National Association of Local Councils (NALC) is an association of approximately 80% of the 9,800 independently elected community, parish and town councils in England. The Head Office of the organisation is at 109 Great Russell Street in Bloomsbury, central London.
The duties of the NALC include lobbying national government on behalf of its members and their electorates. The association provides support, advice and training for member councils, as well as holding an annual conference. It also offers advice and technical guidance to individuals or groups who plan to create new councils for unrepresented communities or areas.
All member councils are represented on one of 38 independent County Associations, which provide most of the support the NALC gives to its members. Every County Association elects one representative from among its members to sit on the National Council. It is the National Council that is largely responsible for representing members to national government.
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