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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

Who should attend?

All Councillors, both new into the role, or established, wishing to update, review and reflect on the way your Council achieves its aspirations for your Community

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.

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?

Are you wanting to know how to get things done

What you can achieve for your Community? How you can use your voice to influence how your Council works? Who you need to work with?

We will be looking at constructive partnership working to get the best outcomes for projects, services and for community representation. Should we do more – improve public health access, assist the ageing population, deliver better roads, provide housing?

This session builds on your knowledge of your Council's governance structure and legal framework for your Council. The Good Councillor Guide is recommended as prior reading to familiarise yourself with the basics of the work of local councils and the part you play as a Councillor.