Norfolk Association of Local Councils (Norfolk ALC) is a not for profit membership Association of parish and town councils. It is a member of the National Association of Local Councils (NALC). Please contact us if you wish to know more about membership of Norfolk ALC.

Norfolk ALC provides specialist information, advice and training to parish and town councils. It speaks with a strong collective voice, representing members' corporate interests through the National body to government and works in partnership with a county network of District, Borough, County Councils and other public service providers.

Norfolk ALC is managed by an Executive Committee made up of elected representatives from parish and town councils from all the districts in Norfolk, excluding Norwich City Council, currently not parished.

The County Officer, Russell Reeve, manages the Norfolk ALC office in County Hall with support staff and a complementary team of specialist officers and partners who ensure the programme is responsive to the broad range of services in demand by parish and town councils.

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Hazardous waste events across Norfolk in September and October

Hazardous waste events across Norfolk in September and October

For the sixteenth year running, Norfolk's residents can get rid of unwanted household chemicals, safely and securely, at a series of household hazardous waste events at seven of Norfolk County Council's recycling centres this September and October.

Waste is hazardous if it can cause harm to humans or the environment. This type of waste is not normally accepted at recycling centres as it needs to be dealt with by specialist waste disposal contractors. The annual events give people an opportunity to safely dispose of their hazardous waste such as wood preservatives, insecticides, weed killers, paint, thinners, varnishes and special cleaning products. More »

Cllr Andy Grant, Norfolk County Council Cabinet Member for Environment & Waste, said: "We all need to dispose of hazardous waste very carefully so this is why we offer these free events across the county each year to help people get rid of a range of hazardous items safely and responsibly."

"Leftover paint is the number one item brought to our annual events. But I'd always urge people to save a car journey by following one of our top tips – firstly to plan any DIY job very carefully to cut the amount of paint left over. And if you can't use up that little bit of leftover paint, or give it away, remember to dry it out and you can then put the tin in your kerbside rubbish bin."

Janice Coglin-Hibbert, Waste Reduction Officer at Norfolk County Council, said: "These are very popular events so you are likely to find queues to enter the recycling centre, especially up until lunchtime. The sites are open until 5pm in September and 4pm in October so please come later in the day if possible."

To help with this identification and sorting people are urged to:

  • Keep containers clearly labelled where possible
  • Keep all products in their original containers and not mix them together
  • Make sure that the products are properly sealed to avoid leakage

To find out more about the events including what can and can't be taken along, visit: » Less

Posted: Wed, 14 Aug 2019 10:00 by Helen Carrier

Local Council Award Scheme Gold awarded to Thetford Town Council

Local Council Award Scheme Gold awarded to Thetford Town Council

Well done to all at Thetford Town Council for this achievement. We are really impressed by all the work that has been done to reach the 'Gold' standard for town and parish councils. Thetford provides an excellent example of how a Town Council can contribute positively to the well-being of their local and the wider community. It also reflects well on the work of local councils across Norfolk when this sort of national recognition occurs.
Russell Reeve, County Officer

Posted: Wed, 14 Aug 2019 09:30 by Helen Carrier

TRAINING: Chairman Refresher Course

A refresher day covering the key elements of being a local Council Chairman; leadership, legal powers and duties, public relations, managing council meetings, facilitation, ethical standards and being a good employer.

Monday 14 October - Carrowbreck House
Wednesday 6 November - Wereham Village Hall

For more information and booking click here

Posted: Tue, 13 Aug 2019 15:53 by Helen Carrier