Click on About Parish Councils (above) to find lots of information on town and parish councils in Cumbria and how to become a councillor or clerk.
Click on Find Parish Councils in Cumbria to find your own town or parish council and their contact details.
If you are part of a council which is a member of CALC, Log in to the members' area for a wide range of advice and guidance, details of training and events and lots more. Contact us if you are a member council but don't have login details.
We are pleased to present the latest edition of our Continuing Professional Development programme for Town and Parish Councils:-
Developing your skills June 2014 to December 2014
We offer a range of information, networking and development opportunities to suit all your needs including bespoke one off training sessions.
Here is what others have said about the training we deliver: -
"Very informative and helpful"
"Very good, done at the right pace and content"
"Good to get all of the Councillors together"
"Excellent, great to receive info and share ideas"
To view the courses available and forthcoming schedule click on the link below
The Upper Eden Community Plan group of seventeen parishes in Cumbria became the first in the country to complete a neighbourhood plan and, after a referendum, have it adopted by the local planning authority, Eden District Council. This is a fantastic achievement and you can read more about Upper Eden's Plan here.
A Neighbourhood Plan reflects the particular needs and characteristics of a local area, so the content of Plans will vary from one area to another, although each Plan has to be in general conformity with the Local Plan of the local planning authority. We've produced a booklet explaining the steps involved in drawing up a Neighbourhood Plan in Cumbria. A £9.5 million Government fund is available to help communities produce Neighbourhood Plans. If you would like more information, please contact the CALC office.