Welcome to The Kent Association of Local Councils



The Kent Association is a not for profit membership organisation serving member Parish and Town Councils and Parish Meetings (Local Councils) in Kent and Medway.  Our membership is currently 303 out of a total of 316.   Membership is open to all Local Councils in Kent and Medway for a subscription agreed at the Annual Meeting.  As the first tier of local government closed to their communities, Local Councils have a key role to play in shaping their localities with the Government's drive to devolve power and decision making to local people through the Localism Act 2011, the Cities and Local Government Devolution Act 2016 and changes in the Audit Framework, it is becoming increasingly important that Councillors and Clerks are better informed and are provided with the tools and knowledge to help them undertake their roles as efficiently and effectively as they can.  The Association and it's National Body (NALC) offers a range of services for our members including:


  • A comprehensive Learning and Development Programme for Councillors and Clerks
  • Advice on a wide range of issues, such as Legal (including Employment), Procedural, Financial, Capital Project and Technical.
  • Current Awareness through publications such as Parish News.
  • Good Councillor's Guides.
  • Representation and influence to Government, Local MPs, County and District/Borough Councils, Police and Community Consultative Groups and other organisations.
  • Identifying and sharing good practice.




IMPORTANT:  Please note that the General Data Protection Regulations come into effect on 25th May 2018.  Further information for member Councils can be found in the "Members Area". 

Upcoming Events:

28 February 2018 6:00 PM • Hever Parish Council
10 March 2018 9:00 AM • Chilham Parish Council
16 March 2018 9:00 AM • Lenham Community Centre
10 April 2018 2:00 PM • Faversham Community Centre
13 April 2018 10:00 AM • Lenham Community Centre Groom Way Lenham ME17 2QT
18 April 2018 6:00 PM • Langton Green Village Hall,Langton Green Tunbridge Wells Kent TN3 0JJ
27 April 2018 10:00 AM • Lenham Community Centre Groom Way Lenham ME17 2QT
11 May 2018 10:00 AM • Lenham Community Centre Groom Way Lenham ME17 2QT

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