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

  • Training


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

  • Informing


    Our highly experienced team are here to provide information and guidance.

  • Supporting


    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
Please contact Sue in the first instance for enquiries, bookings and other information.

Latest News

New Countryside and Rights of Way Access Map

Posted: Fri, 06 Sep 2019 11:53 by Sue Campbell

Message from Hertfordshire County Council Countryside and Rights of Way:

"Following the formation of the "new" Countryside and Rights of Way Service we have taken the opportunity to re-think the way we deliver our Rights of Way work. As a result we have consolidated our experienced geographically organised staff areas to reduce travel miles and simplify matters for all. In addition, to continue to improve the network for active travel, we have appointed a new Capital Works Officer who will be taking on some of the more complex contract delivery. Staff changes within the Definitive Map & Enforcement team are also shown on the attached map. Thanks go to all of our regular contacts for their patience during the transition".

NALC Legal Update August 2019

Posted: Thu, 05 Sep 2019 10:54 by Sue Campbell

Non-councillors – under 18s?


Carers' allowances

Use of stock images

Vehicular activated speed signs

LTN 22 (Disciplinary and Grievance Arrangements)

LTN 33 (Councillors' allowances)

Member Bulletin 27 08 19

Posted: Tue, 27 Aug 2019 10:40 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".