BALC is one of 38 county associations in England affiliated to the National Association of Local Councils (NALC). We support and advise town and parish councils in Berkshire.
NALC cover about 8,500 local councils in England from an HQ in London. They lobby central government on behalf of their members and set national strategic policy, supported by a legal team. NALC also produces the LCR (Local Council Review) and the bi-weekly DIS (Direct Information Service), which are a prime source of information relating to the local council sector.