Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Association of Local Councils (CAPALC)

COVID-19 UPDATE Step 4 effective 19th July 2021

When England moves to step 4 of the roadmap, the Government will continue to manage the risk of serious illness from the spread of the virus. This will mark a new phase in the Government’s response to the pandemic, moving away from stringent restrictions on everyone’s day-to-day lives, towards advising people on how to protect themselves and others, alongside targeted interventions to reduce risk. To do this, the Government will:

  1. Reinforce the country’s vaccine wall of defence through booster jabs and driving take up.
  2. Enable the public to make informed decisions through guidance, rather than laws.
  3. Retain proportionate test, trace and isolate plans in line with international comparators.
  4. Manage risks at the border and support a global response to reduce the risk of variants emerging globally and entering the UK.
  5. Retain contingency measures to respond to unexpected events, while accepting that further cases, hospitalisations and deaths will occur as the country learns to live with COVID-19.

More detail can be found at:



Coronavirus - NALC has created a webpage dedicated to the coronavirus COVID_19 for local (Parish and Town) Councils


Are you organising volunteer groups to help with those in self isolation? Please look at the national platform set up by Timebanking UK and Madeopen for help during the COVID-19 situation


CAPALC Coronavirus COVID-19 Special Bulletin

We have created a bulletin full of useful articles from our professional advisor's and local parish/town council case studies which will be regulary updated

 CAPALC Coronavirus Publication



Welcome to the website of the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Association of Local Councils (CAPALC) a not for profit organisation, representing, training and advising the 240 Local Councils (Town, Parish and Community) and Parish Meetings, in the 4 Districts within Cambridgeshire and the Unitary Authority area of Peterborough. The Association is the first point of contact for the more than 2000 elected Town, Parish and Community Councillors in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough who are working to improve their communities. 

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About Us

CAPALC is a membership organisation affiliated to NALC (the National Association of Local Councils), our national body who support and represent approximately 10,000 local councils and 80,000 councillors across England. NALC lobby central government on behalf of their members, and set national strategic policy, supported by a legal team. They also produce the LCR (Local Council Review) and the bi-weekly DIS (Direct Information Service), which are prime sources of information relating to the local council sector.

CAPALC is currently exclusively funded by its membership and training fees.

How is CAPALC run?

The Board consists of 10 elected councillors, 1 appointed Treasurer and the employed County Executive Officer who are jointly responsible for the strategic and financial management of the Association.

The County Executive Officer is responsible for the day to day management and responding to Member queries. 

CAPALC staff also includes an admin assistant and part time trainers. 

 As a membership association CAPALC staff are unable to answer queries from the general public.