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.

  • Supporting


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

  • 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

Consultation: Govia Thameslink Railway's Passenger Benefit Fund

Posted: Fri, 24 May 2019 09:42 by Sue Campbell

Message from Govia Thameslink Railway:

"We are delighted to announce the launch of the engagement process of GTR's £15 million Passenger Benefit Fund which aims to provide tangible improvements for passengers on the network. The fund was established following the disruption experienced by passengers during the implementation of the May 2018 timetable. More »

The Secretary of State nominated Bim Afolami, Henry Smith and Heidi Allen, as MPs representing different parts of the network, to work with GTR and develop a plan for how the fund is allocated and consulted on. The MPs asked for decisions on how the Fund was spent to be made at as local level as possible. The fund, therefore has been allocated to passengers based on the tiers of the additional industry compensation scheme which were agreed following the disruption caused by the May 2018 timetable issues.

We will be engaging with MPs, passenger groups and councils to understand how they would like the money to be spent. Stakeholders will be asked to prioritise ideas ready for a selection and approval process starting in August. Further details about the fund and how groups can select their preferred schemes can be found at the fund website. https://www.passengerbenefitfund.co.uk/"

See: Govia Thameslink Railway Network Route Map. "We want to ensure all town and parish councils that have any of these stations in their area are aware that the consultation is open and will close on 31 July 2019.

If you would like more information or to arrange a meeting, contact the team at passengerbenefit@gtrailway.com » Less

Member Bulletin 18 05 19

Posted: Sat, 18 May 2019 11:29 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"

Funding and Grants Bulletin May 2019

Posted: Sat, 18 May 2019 10:20 by Sue Campbell

Funding and grants available to local communities and Parish, Town and Community Councils