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Hertfordshire Association of Parish and Town Councils

Hertfordshire Association of Parish and Town Councils

Carina Helmn

County Officer: Carina Helmn
Kimpton Memorial Hall, Hall
Lane, Kimpton, Hertfordshire

Tel: 07956 590094

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    Our highly experienced team are here to provide information and guidance.

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    We represent you at county, regional & national level, keep you informed on current issues and answer your enquiries

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    We have a large range of courses for councillors and clerks.

To lead, give value and help

HAPTC is a membership organisation financed by subscriptions from parish, community and town councils and parish meetings. We offer support, advice and training to our members to enable them to serve their communities to the best of their abilities. Our specialist field is in parish council law and procedure, but we can advise or signpost on a wide range of subjects including employment, financial controls, risk management, allotments, burial grounds, code of conduct, village greens and playgrounds.

We represent parish councils to district/borough, county, regional and national bodies and work to enhance communication with everyone within the Parish Council network.

As a membership association HAPTC is unable to deal with queries from members of the public, but is happy to make general information available through this website.

Membership is open to any parish, community or town council or parish meeting which pays an annual subscription to the Association.

County Officer: Carina Helmn
Council Development Officer: Sue Campbell

Latest News

Diversity Commission – Councillor Census Survey

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 11:57 by Sue Campbell

The Diversity Commission was launched by the National Association of Local Councils to support the growth of diversity in local councils by looking at ways you can encourage every member of your community to get involved with what happens locally. Please consider how you can: More »

  • Encourage more people from diverse backgrounds to stand for election
  • Be representative of the community you serve
  • Devote more time to encouraging those who feel isolated from the community

Visit https://www.nalc.gov.uk/our-work/diversity-commission » Less

Hertfordshire Building Futures Awards 2018 open for nominations on 14th May

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 11:47 by Sue Campbell

The Hertfordshire Building Futures Awards (@sus_dev) showcase and celebrate exemplar sustainable developments across Hertfordshire. They applaud the architects, developers, local authorities and homeowners involved in building projects that demonstrate innovation, creativity, design quality and make a real difference. More »

Nominations open on 14th May for an eight week period for projects completed between 17th September 2015 and 27th April 2018. Projects can be nominated under one or more of the four award categories: Design Excellence, Most Sustainable Construction, Retrofit for the Future and Project of the Year.

If you have been involved in a project, or know of a development which you think deserves to be a winner of the 2018 #BuildingFuturesAwards, please contact buildingfutures@hertfordshire.gov.uk or Rachael Donovan on 01992 556294.

For more information about the Awards, please visit http://www.hertfordshire.gov.uk/BFawards2018 » Less

National Salary Award 2018-2020

Sun, 22 Apr 2018 17:37 by Sue Campbell

The National Joint Council for Local Government Services agreement on pay for local government employees for 2018-2020 has now been confirmed