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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?
All Councillors, both new into the role, or wishing to update and renew their knowledge.

Who is presenting?

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

Cllr Magdalene Benson—Parish Councillor, Welwyn Parish Council
Magdalene Benson has been a Parish Councillor with Welwyn Parish Council for 24 years. She has been involved in National Training as a Regional Tutor for the clerks professional qualifications and National and Local training of Town and Parish councillors and feels very strongly about the need to provide training and support to both councillors and clerks.

Is it for you?
Programme:

  • Legal framework and purpose of a Parish/Town Council
  • How do you get things done for your community?
  • Council profile and Council documents
  • Procedure for Council meetings, role of the Chairman and Councillors
  • Standards of behaviour
  • Understanding the role and responsibilities of the Clerk
  • The Council as an employer
  • Promoting the Council
  • Working in partnership
  • Financial management
  • Local Councils and Planning

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