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.


From 25 March the CALC office will be closed as staff will be working from home.
The CALC telephone number is still in operation - to speak to a CALC Officer please call 01768 812 663.
If you have a query, please email CALC on but please be patient as it may take longer than usual to respond due to the high volume of queries.

We are sorry to confirm that all training is cancelled for the foreseeable future, but we will be in touch with information as soon as possible.

Please follow the link below to read the Coronavirus guidance for parish and town councils issued by NALC and local guidance to communities from Cumbria County Council

Coronavirus - Updates for Town and Parish Councils

Please follow this link for updates.

Section 137 sum for 2020 - 2021 - The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) has notified the National Association of Local Councils (NALC) that the appropriate sum for the purpose of section 137(4)(a) of the Local Government Act 1972 for parish and town councils in England for 2020-21 is £8.32 per elector. This is the amount as a result of increasing the amount of £8.12 for 2019-2020 by the percentage increase in the retail index between September 2018 and September 2019, in accordance with Schedule 12B to the 1072 Act.

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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.