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

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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

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

3 New LAIS: 1403 Data Protection Bill; 1404 Right Homes Consultation; 1405 Councillor Disqualification

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 10:59 by Sue Campbell

3 new LAIS are now available to view on the HAPTC website:

1403 Data Protection Bill

1404 Right Homes Consultation

1405 Councillor Disqualification

HAPTC Members' Bulletin 9th October 2017

Mon, 09 Oct 2017 09:16 by Sue Campbell

The latest edition of HAPTC's regular email bulletin to all member councils is now available to view on the HAPTC website.

The previous 5 versions can also been seen in the documents section using the filter "Newsletter" More »

New LAIS1402 Precept Consultation

Fri, 29 Sep 2017 10:30 by Sue Campbell

Local councils will be aware that under the Localism Act 2011, Government has powers to make an annual decision on whether to introduce automatic precept referendums where they deem increases in local council precepts to be 'excessive'. The decision includes what threshold would apply for triggering referendums and to which councils this trigger would be applied. Although these referendums have been applied to other types of local authorities, Government has threatened to apply them to local councils but, to date, has not done so. More »

This could be all about to change with the publication of The 2018/19 Local Government Finance Settlement: Technical Consultation Paper which was published this month...