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

  • Informing


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

  • Training


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

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 Study Tour and Larger Councils Committee; Recognition of the work of Hertfordshire Councils

Posted: Mon, 17 Jun 2019 11:32 by Sue Campbell

A delegation comprising NALC's Larger Councils Committee and several local (Parish, Town and Community) Councils from across England visited Bishop's Stortford Town Council for the annual NALC Study Tour on 10/11 June. The theme was community transport for adult social care. Two of the Town Council's community minibuses transported colleagues around the town to visit and gain an insight into the delivery of a number of services and assets including community centres, parks and open spaces including splash pad, cemetery, tourist/visitor information centre, new public conveniences, and their allotments (which are home to chickens and bees!). During the evening colleagues networked over dinner and heard an update on the work of the Hertfordshire Association of Parish and Town Councils. More »

The following day the Larger Councils Committee held its meeting in the council chamber at Bishop's Stortford Town Council offices. » Less

National Precept Statistics 2019-2020

Posted: Mon, 17 Jun 2019 11:01 by Sue Campbell

Analysis by NALC of the precept data for 2019-20.

Member Bulletin 03 06 19

Posted: Mon, 03 Jun 2019 11:49 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 "Newslette