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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 and Clerks of parish, community and town councils with elections in 2015.

The workshop aims to give practical help for you to understand the electoral process with regard to parish councils and how to encourage greater participation within 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.

Is it for you?
This workshop will cover the practicalities of the parish council holding elections and cover the following topics:

  • Timetable for 2015 elections
  • Publicity for the parish council election
  • Qualifications for being a parish councillor
  • Nominations papers
  • Contested elections, notice of poll, voting
  • Uncontested elections
  • Role of the parish clerk
  • Role of the district/borough council
  • Not enough nominations at election
  • Co-option process
  • New council induction