The Association of Town and Parish Councils and Parish Meetings in Cumbria

Cumbria Association of Local Councils (CALC) is a not for profit membership organisation, representing, training and advising the parish (including town) councils of Cumbria, who form the grass roots tier of local government in England.

We offer members a resource of important, operational information and facilitate communication at all levels of the parish network - district, county, regional and national.

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.


Meeting dates for forthcoming CALC District Association meetings are as follows:

Carlisle - Monday 24 October, Carlisle City Civic Centre at 7pm.  Three-tier meeting.
Allerdale - 8 December, venue to be confirmed.
Copeland Tripartite and AGM - Thursday 20th October, Seascale Methodist Hall, 6pm.
Eden - EALC Tripartite meeting and AGM, 10th October at 7pm at Penrith Town Hall.
South Lakeland - Thursday 24th November.  Hosted by CCC at Gilpin Bridge Inn near Levens, from 7pm


The CALC AGM will be held at the Castle Green Hotel in Kendal at 10.30am on Saturday 12th November, followed by lunch.

New Transparency Funding Announced for 2016/17

26 April 2016 - It has just been announced that DCLG have made funding available for 2016/17 to enable parish councils with a turnover less than 25,000 a year to comply with the Transparency Code.  Visit this page for more information.


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Lake District National Park

CALC is a member of the Lake District National Park Partnership whose vision for the National Park is that it will be "An inspirational example of sustainable development in action". Visit this linkthis external link will open in a new window to find out more.

Lake District World Heritage Bid - Support the National Park bid to become a UNESCO World Heritagethis external link will open in a new window site here.