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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
SG4 8RD

Tel: 07956 590094

Who should attend?

Councillors, Clerks and other staff wishing to be clear about council and committee meeting procedure, agenda setting and minute taking. Discussion on the best council structure to suit your level of activities and how to get the most from councillors and staff.

Who is presenting?

HAPTC, winner of the NALC "Outstanding Project of The Year" Award 2015 for the Clerk's Leadership Programme.

This course is written and delivered by Carina Helmn – County Officer and Lead Trainer, HAPTC, Parish Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer to Kimpton Parish Council.

Carina has worked within the sector since 1993 and as Clerk to Kimpton Parish Council was awarded AON/NALC Clerk of the Year in 2004 in recognition of her commitment to the community. As County Officer she oversees the provision of legal and procedural advice to member councils and represents the parish and town councils on strategic partnerships. She is the Lead Officer for the County Training Partnership and was awarded the Certificate in Local Council Administration (CiLCA) with Distinction.

Is it for you?

This course has been designed to provide knowledge and give confidence to all Clerks, staff and Councillors in the administration and participation of effective and efficient council meetings.

Programme

The session will cover

¨ Laws relating to convening council meetings

¨ How to prepare an agenda for the business to be transacted

¨ Drafting minutes

¨ Councillors interests and duty to uphold high standards in public life

¨ Public participation in council meetings

¨ Recording meetings

¨ Handling confidential or sensitive business

¨ Purpose and use of Standing Orders

¨ Different committee structures and use of working parties

¨ Delegated decision making

¨ Council management of services, facilities or assets

This course is Session 3 for those students undertaking CiLCA

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