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

  • Informing


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

  • Training


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

  • 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

Member Bulletin 18 07 19

Posted: Thu, 18 Jul 2019 11:50 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".

Oak Processionary Moth removal

Posted: Thu, 18 Jul 2019 10:15 by Sue Campbell

This case study relates to the response to a recent outbreak of Oak Processionary Moth (OPM) which was detected on land belonging to North Mymms Parish Council and outlines the actions required to ensure the successful management of OPM. More »

Since that outbreak there have been further nests identified in London and Home Counties area including at least one in Hertfordshire. There is a growing national concern about more widescale spread.

Herts County Council Countryside and Rights of Way shall continue to monitor and learn from these early cases in an effort to put in place structures that can help local authorities of all types deal with infestations as seamlessly as possible. » Less

NALC Legal Update June 2019

Posted: Tue, 16 Jul 2019 09:41 by Sue Campbell

Use of secret ballots

The Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018 – update

Public participation – naming individuals?