Introducing CALC

The Cumbria Association of Local Councils (CALC) is a membership organisation run by local councils for the benefit of local councils.  It aims to assist councils in their day-to-day work and to represent their interests.  It is open to all Town and Parish Councils and Parish Meetings in Cumbria.

CALC advises, guides and represents local councils - the tier of government closest to the electorate.

The objectives of the Association shall be:

  • to protect, represent and promote the interests of local councils in Cumbria 

  • to promote good local government and assist local councils in the performance of their duties

  • to promote the interest and participation of the general public in the work of local councils

  • to promote the economic, social and environmental well-being of all communities in Cumbria through the activities of local councils.

CALC has an Executive Committee and a Chief Officer, Samantha Bagshaw, supported by Parish Development Officer, Sonia Hutchinson and three Parish Liaison Officers.  All posts are part-time.  The main Association office is in Penrith.

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