Cumbria Association of Local Councils


We are the Association of Town and Parish Councils and Parish Meetings in Cumbria


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.

Cumbria Floods Update

Please visit this link for the Cumbria Floods Update and Welfare Support available.

Local Council External Audit

Please visit the Members downloads page for more information.

NALC Star Council Awards 2015

We're delighted that the National Association of Local Councils (NALC) has launched this year the "Star Council Awards" as a way of recognising and celebrating the achievements of parish councils across the country. The awards will highlight the role that parish councils play in local communities. 

Awards will be made in nine categories:

Individual achievement
1. Young Councillor of the Year (Aged 18-30)
2. Clerk of the Year
3. Councillor of the Year
4. Chair of the Year                                         
5. Council Worker of the Year
Specific Achievement
6. Digital Communications of the Year
7. CALC outstanding project of the Year
8. Local Council outstanding project of the Year
9. Council of the Year

Cumbria's parish councils work hard for local communities and have a lot to be proud of. If you would like to make a nomination in any of the award categories please make a submission to NALC (by email to by the end of June.  Download the nomination guide here

Developing your skills

We are pleased to present the latest edition of our Continuing Professional Development programme for Town and Parish Councils:-

Developing your skills December 2014 - June 2015

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

PDF Developing your Skills January 2016 - June 2016 - 245KB
You can book any course by telephone, email or in writing as shown on the programme.  Alternatively you can book your place online by simply filling in a booking form which is available by logging onto the CALC Members training page

Work for a Parish or Town Council

The latest information on jobs in Cumbrian parish and town councils.

Newsletters and reports

A collection useful newsletters and reports from other organisations.   

Parish Council Agenda, Minutes and Reports

Most parish councils will have a website of their own. The site will usually tell you the names of your parish councillors, the dates of meetings and provide access to minutes, reports and financial information.  If your council has a website you'll find the address in the entry for the parish under the "Find Parish Councils in Cumbria" tab.  

Some, mainly smaller councils, may not have a website. In such cases relevant information can be found on our website here

Lake District National Park Partnership

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". 
Follow the link below to find out more about the work of the Partnership

W3C AA Compliant