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  • The HAPTC office is open 08.30am - 12.30pm weekdays
  • The office staff are Carina Helmn, County Officer and Sue Campbell, Council Development Officer
  • To lead, give value and help


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HAPTC Members' Bulletin 22 01 21

HAPTC regular email bulletin to all member councils

Fri, 21 Jan 2022

Hertfordshire Internal Audit Service - what does it offer?

Audits cover the requirements of the Annual Internal Audit Report, the Practitioners Guide, and the Accounts and Audit Regulations.

Fri, 07 Jan 2022

HAPTC Members' Bulletin 22 01 07

HAPTC regular email bulletin to all member councils

Fri, 07 Jan 2022

NALC Legal Update December 2021

NALC Legal Update – December 2021

Covid guidance

Fit notes

Councillors attending meetings as members of the public?

Thu, 06 Jan 2022

Calendar of the Clerk

Brief guide to the work of the Clerk during the year.

Wed, 05 Jan 2022

HAPTC Members' Bulletin 21 12 10

HAPTC regular email bulletin to all member councils

Fri, 10 Dec 2021

Civility and Respect Newsletter

Newsletter for all councils, councillors, and staff

Throughout our sector, there are growing concerns about the impact bullying, harassment and intimidation is having on our councils, councillors and staff and the resulting effectiveness of local councils. In response, this Civility and Respect Project has been founded by the Civility and Respect Working Group and is supported by representatives from across our sector including Councils, County Associations, NALC, SLCC and One Voice Wales.

The primary aim of the project is to coordinate a programme of work designed to promote civility and respect in public life, including good governance, positive debate and to support the well-being of councillors, professional officers and staff.

The project team will keep you up to date with developments as the project progresses; this is the first project newsletter.

Key points covered in the newsletter include:

• Civility and Respect Project Mission

• Overview of the project

• Anti-bullying petition

• Local Government call for evidence regarding the abuse and intimidation of Councillors

• Bullying and harassment statement

Regular project updates will be available on HAPTC's website, tweets and bulletin.

Fri, 19 Nov 2021

Funding & Grants Bulletin November 2021

Funding & grants available for local communities and councils

Wed, 17 Nov 2021

Tags: Community

What can local councils do on climate change?

This report aims to paint an accurate picture of how climate change is being tackled by local (parish, town and community) councils and identify the challenges they face. In doing so, NALC can better understand how to support local councils in creating more sustainable communities.

Thu, 28 Oct 2021

Tags: Community

HAPTC Executive Committee Meeting Minutes 2021 07

Minutes of the HAPTC Executive Meeting 6th July 2021

Tue, 26 Oct 2021


HAPTC Executive Committee Meeting Minutes 2021 03

Minutes of the HAPTC Executive Meeting 19th March 2021

Tue, 26 Oct 2021


Website Accessibility and Publishing Guidelines

The guide aims to help local (parish, town and community) councils ensure their websites meet the needs of all users — especially those with disabilities or impairments that use assistive technology.

Tue, 19 Oct 2021

Courses from Breakthrough Communications

Details of the current courses being offered by Breakthrough Communications available to member councils; to book please email

Thu, 14 Oct 2021

Tags: Event

HAPTC Subscription Formula Explained

How the HAPTC membership subscription formula works.

Fri, 08 Oct 2021


HR Bulletin Autumn 2021

  1. What progress has been made on the Employment Bill?
  2. Is Covid 19 still a serious danger in respect of employment rights?
  3. Checks on workers from European Economic Area
  4. Need to audit restrictive covenant clauses in employment contracts
  5. Flexible Working Bill
  6. How to manage the end of working from home
  7. Employers named and shamed for breaching minimum wage regulations
  8. Proposed legislation to prevent sexual harassment in the workplace
  9. Common health and safety errors by employers
  10. Further help and/or advice

Fri, 08 Oct 2021

Points of Light 2021

The 2021 edition of Points of Light, highlights the excellent work local (parish, community and town) councils have done to support their communities.

Points of Light aims to promote good practice and raise awareness of the various services local councils facilitate. Managing the local water supply, providing free breakfast packs for families on low incomes, employing a family support worker, operating a discounted housing scheme and setting up a food bank are just some of the examples contained in this year's edition.

Points of Light is a collection of case studies that include summaries and information on the electorate, precept and expenditure that highlight the work of England's 10,000 local councils.

Thu, 30 Sep 2021

What does each tier of Local Government have responsibility for?

If your Parish, Town or Community Council covers any other areas of activity, please let us know so we can add to the list!

Thu, 12 Aug 2021

Playground Inspection Sheet

Example template checklist for playground inspections

Wed, 11 Aug 2021

Tags: Example

HAPTC Signed Accounts to 31st March 2021

Full HAPTC examined accounts 2020-2021

Tue, 06 Jul 2021

HAPTC AGM Minutes 2019


Tue, 06 Jul 2021


Family Food Boxes - Rapid Relief Team

The RRT Family Food Box help relieve immediate pressure for an individual or family in crisis, allowing them to focus and pull through the crisis.

Fri, 25 Jun 2021

Tags: Community

The Queen's Platinum Jubilee Beacons Guide

The Queen's Platinum Jubilee Beacons are part of the celebratory weekend 2nd - 5th June 2022.

Fri, 25 Jun 2021

Queen's Platinum Jubilee Letter to Councils

The Queen's Platinum Jubilee Beacons are part of the celebratory weekend 2nd - 5th June 2022.

Fri, 25 Jun 2021

Example Clerk Recruitment Internal Action List

Example summay process/checklist for Councils for the recruitment process.

Mon, 07 Jun 2021

National Precept Statistics 2021-2022

Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government analysis of council tax levels of local precepting authorities.

Sat, 29 May 2021

HAPTC AGM Agenda 2021

Agenda for the HAPTC AGM

Wed, 26 May 2021


HAPTC Membership List

A list of the Hertfordshire Parish, Town and Community Councils currently in membership of HAPTC

Mon, 24 May 2021


Amendable Model Standing Orders

Electronic version of amendable Model Standing Orders for Local Councils

Tue, 18 May 2021

The Role of the Chairman

Outline of the role of the Chairman

Fri, 14 May 2021

Tags: Chairman