CAPALC - What We Do

CAPALC and NALC (National Association of Local Councils), our national affiliated body, provide affordable expert advice, support, training and mentoring to Cambridgeshire and Peterborough parish, town and community councils.

Membership of CAPALC includes membership of NALC.

The list of support topics is driven by you and reflects your needs as enablers for your community.


Data Protection Agricultural Holdings Agricultural Tenancies
Alternative names for councils Basic Charity Law Business Tenancies
Byelaws Celebrations Claiming Ownerless Land
Committee Meeting Procedures Community Governance Reviews Control of Dogs
Control of Litter Copyright Council Business and Law
Council Meeting Procedures Councils as Landowners Declarations of Interest
Documents and Records Disclosure of Interests Disposal of Land
Ditches and Watercourses Easements over Land Elections
Freedom of Information General Power of Competence Information Law
Land and Property Lases and Licenses Lease Negotiations
Leases and Licences Legal Proceedings Legal Proceedings
Lobbying Government Non Councillors Occupiers Liability
Parish Meetings Policing your area Private Access to Council Land
Protection of Common Land Ownerless Common Land Public Enquiries
Public Rights of Way Registered Land Right to Bid/Challenge services
Royal Visits Service Contracts Statutory Powers and Duties
Temporary Use of Allotment Land Titles of Dignity Transparency Code
Trespass to Land Village Greens


Finance Introduction Bank Reconciliation Budgets
Cheque Payments Councillors' Allowances Electronic Payments
External Audit Finance ad the role of the RFO Finance for Councillors
Financial Regulations Finding Funding and Grants Internal Audit
Investment Planning Local Councils and VAT New Councils Fund
Public Works Loan Board Section 137 Payments Transparency Fund
Writing Funding Applications Year End

Human Resources

Appraisals for Council Staff Anti Social Behaviour Code of Conduct
Contracts of Employment Defamation Disability Discrimination
Disciplinary Procedures Discrimination Early Retirement
Employment Matters Equality First Line Conflict Resolution
Harassment Health and Safety Hiring Staff
Human Rights Illness Interviewing
Job Descriptions Negligence New Clerk Induction
New Councillor Induction Nuisance (Private) Nuisance (Public and Statutory)
Pensions Policies Professional fees
Race Discrimination Retirement Payments Salary Reviews
Sex Discrimination Termination of Employment Tribunals


Allotments Asset Transfer Assets of Community Value
CCTV Clean Neighbourhoods Community Buildings
Community Transport Schemes Crime and Disorder Energy performance
Football and Cricket Fields Highways Markets
Multi Use Games Areas Neighbourhood Watch Open Spaces
Pavilions Play and Playgrounds Play and Sports Equipment
Provision of Parking Spaces Skate and BMX Parks Straying Animals
Street Naming and Numbering Sports and Recreations Tools Training for Ground Staff
Tree Management Village Greens Village Halls
Warden Schemes Wheel Clamping


Neighbourhood Plans Agricultural Land and Buildings Building Control Enforcement
Community Infrastructure Levy Community Land Trusts Responding to Planning
Right to Build Section 106 Agreements The role of Local Councils


Church Buildings Burials and Burial Grounds Cemeteries
Church Clocks Closed Churchyards Disused Burial Grounds
Gardens of Remembrance Graves Grave Stones
Monuments Tombstones and Memorials War Memorials

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Association of Local Councils (CAPALC) , PO Box 181, St Ives, PE27 9DR

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