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.


New Training Sessions

In response to requests from councillors and clerks, we have arranged for two additional development sessions:

Code of Conduct Training, 6 - 8pm, Penrith Fire and Rescue HQ, Monday 20th June

Course leader, Andrew Sharpe, former monitoring officer Derbyshire Association of Local Councils trainer

Asset Management Training, 12.30 - 4.30pm, Penrith Fire and Rescue HQ, Tuesday 5th July

 Senior solicitor, Roger Taylor, SLCC Course leader on asset management and business planning, will be focusing on all aspects of taking on and managing assets.

Both courses are 29.50 and can be booked via the CALC office (01768 812663) or emailing


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

Carlisle CPCA - Tuesday 28 June, Carlisle City Civic Centre
EALC - 22 June, Town Hall, Penrith 
Allerdale - 30 June , Bothel Village Hall
Copeland - 18 July, Distington
South Lakeland - 9 June, Gilpin Bridge

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.

Star Council Awards Scheme 2016

The National Association of Local Councils (NALC) will again be running its Star Councils award scheme.  Please make sure that the work of your council and its staff is recognised, by sending your nominations to: by 31 July 2016.

More information on NALC Star Councils 2016 and nomination guide can be
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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.