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

  • Supporting


    We represent you at county, regional & national level, keep you informed on current issues and answer your enquiries

  • Training


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

  • Informing


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

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

NALC Spring Conference 2019, London, 11 February

Posted: Wed, 14 Nov 2018 12:25 by Sue Campbell

NALC Spring Conference 2019

"NALC's new look Spring Conference has had a reboot, bringing together our popular larger councils and good councillors spring conferences into one event and is aimed at turning our new vision for the sector and future role of local councils into a reality. More »

An essential event in the local council sector's calendar, our Spring Conference will appeal to councillors and clerks alike – from larger councils and beyond – who want to come together to grow their knowledge and skills and discuss the big issues facing our communities and how local councils can help communities help themselves.

We are delighted to confirm Cllr Izzie Secombe OBE, leader of Warwickshire County Council, will be joining Jessica Studdert, deputy director at New Local Government Network, for our plenary debate on local government working together to support communities. More speakers will be announced soon.

Workshop sessions will focus on sharing good practice on some of the challenges local councils are tackling including delivering youth services and engaging with young people; effective communications with residents, business and the media; housing and working with developers; local audit; spotlight sessions featuring NALC's Star Council Awards 2018 winners; and a dedicated session for NALC's Super Councils Network.

Make the most of our early bird rates, saving you 20% Early bird rates end on 30 November 2018.

Book your place now.

For more information about the event contact NALC at policycomms@nalc.gov.uk or call on 020 7637 1865." » Less

HAPTC Members' Bulletin 18 11 09

Posted: Fri, 09 Nov 2018 14:15 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" More »

Hertford Castle - knitted poppy waterfall

Hertford Castle - knitted poppy waterfall

Posted: Mon, 05 Nov 2018 12:17 by Sue Campbell

The Secret Society of Hertford Crafters unveils a waterfall made of 15,000 homemade knitted poppies - You can visit the display at Hertford Castle until Remembrance Sunday.