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Documents

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HAPTC Members' Bulletin 21 01 07

HAPTC regular email bulletin to all member councils

Thu, 07 Jan 2021

NALC Legal Update December 2020

  • Brexit - sector implications post 31 December
    • Data protection/EU GDPR.
  • Covid relief voucher scheme – powers
  • Parish Polls

Thu, 24 Dec 2020

Local Council Award Scheme Criteria/Guidance update

Updates for the Local Council Award Scheme (December 2020).

LCAS national panel:
Hertfordshire uses the LCAS National Panel; applications for accreditation to nalc@nalc.gov.uk. Dates for submission in 2021 here.

Mon, 21 Dec 2020

Funding & Grants Bulletin December 2020

Funding & grants available for local communities and councils

Thu, 17 Dec 2020

Tags: Community

HAPTC Members' Bulletin 20 12 16

HAPTC regular email bulletin to all member councils

Wed, 16 Dec 2020

HAPTC Members' Bulletin 20 12 09

HAPTC regular email bulletin to all member councils

Wed, 09 Dec 2020

Census 2021 Engagement Leaflet

A leaflet seeking support from local organisations/groups.

Helping everyone take part in Census 2021. The census is happening in March 2021. By taking part and encouraging others to do the same, you'll help make sure you and your community get the services you need.

Mon, 07 Dec 2020

Tags: Community

Census 2021 Leaflet

Including everyone in Census 2021; a small leaflet aimed at the general public to launch awareness of the census.

Mon, 07 Dec 2020

Tags: Community

Census 2021 Poster

Be a part; Census day is 21 March 2021. By taking part and encouraging others to do the same, you'll help make sure your community gets the services it needs.

A4 sized poster that can be posted on village/community notice boards to promote general awareness of the census.

Mon, 07 Dec 2020

Tags: Community

Audit of Councillors Skills and Knowledge

Identifying your Councillors' development needs

Wed, 02 Dec 2020

HAPTC Members' Bulletin 20 11 25

HAPTC regular email bulletin to all member councils

Wed, 25 Nov 2020

HAPTC Members' Bulletin 20 11 13

HAPTC regular email bulletin to all member councils

Fri, 13 Nov 2020

HAPTC Members' Bulletin 20 10 29

HAPTC regular email bulletin to all member councils

Thu, 29 Oct 2020

Funding and Grants Bulletin October 2020

Funding and grants available to communities and local councils

Wed, 28 Oct 2020

Tags: Community

HAPTC Executive Committee Meeting Minutes 2020 07

Minutes of the HAPTC Executive Meeting 10th July 2020

Fri, 09 Oct 2020

Tags: HAPTC

HAPTC Executive Committee Meeting Minutes 2020 03

Minutes of the HAPTC Executive Meeting 10th March 2020

Fri, 09 Oct 2020

Tags: HAPTC

HAPTC Executive Meeting Agenda 2020 10 09

Agenda for the HAPTC Full Executive Board Meeting

Fri, 02 Oct 2020

Tags: Agenda, HAPTC

Funding and Grants Bulletin September 2020

Funding & grants available for local communities and councils

Wed, 30 Sep 2020

Tags: Community

Salary Scales 2020-2021

These are the scales for 2020-2021. Salaries and Spinal Column Points (SCP); National Agreement.

For those where London Allowance is applicable:
From 1 April 2020: Inner Fringe Area=£898 Outer Fringe Area=£626
(as issued by the National Joint Council for Local Government Services)

Fri, 28 Aug 2020

Statement on Local Government Reform from David Williams, Leader of Hertfordshire County Council

Representation to Ministry, Housing, Communities and Local Government by NALC
NALC is in dialogue with the ministry regarding the role of parish, community and town councils that will be set out in the forthcoming White Paper, as mentioned below. With the announcement of a proposal for a unitary authority in Hertfordshire it is vital that we make our views known so that representations can be made during the drafting stage. Please let us have your thoughts and comments.

Leader of Hertfordshire County Council, Councillor David Williams, statement to Hertfordshire Forward on which HAPTC represents you as a member parish, town or community council:
On Tuesday 21 July 2020, I made a statement at the County Council meeting on potential local government reforms – a copy of which is attached for your information.

The Government has made clear that the forthcoming Devolution White Paper, which we expect to be published in the Autumn, will set out the Government's intention to strengthen local institutions, including establishing more unitary councils.

It is clear to me that structural reform could result in substantial benefits for Hertfordshire that would deliver the government's stated ambitions to reduce the cost and complexity of local governance, provide more modern and responsive services for the taxpayer and reinvigorate local communities.

Without considering the opportunities for greater local devolution and associated local government reforms, there are clear risks affecting our ability to respond at pace to the ongoing challenges of the pandemic, the developing recession and its impact on jobs and livelihoods as well as the need for sustainable growth, housing and opportunities for our residents.

We remain committed to exploring the best way to organise ourselves to continue to meet the needs of our residents and provide the most effective support for the county's economic recovery.

We all need to provide clear, collective leadership to Hertfordshire as a place and engage closely with a broad range of partners. We are just at the start of those considerations and look forward to working with you, with other partners and with all councils in Hertfordshire to determine our best way forward.

I have made available on our website the initial work that we have conducted to assess the potential benefits and other considerations relevant to an assessment of any potential reform. This work shows there are compelling financial and other benefits that may be achievable. It can be accessed at https://www.hertfordshire.gov.uk/about-the-council/news/news-archive/structural-reform-could-result-in-substantial-benefits-for-hertfordshire

I will be in touch shortly as we continue to discuss these opportunities and seek to form a consensus as to the best way forward.

Yours sincerely

David

David Williams
Leader of the Council

Hertfordshire County Council
County Hall, Pegs Lane, Hertford, SG13 8DE, Postal Point: CHO238
T: 07733225464
E: David.Williams@hertfordshire.gov.uk

Thu, 23 Jul 2020

Checklist of considerations for holding meetings in person following the easing of Coronavirus restrictions

Face-to-face meetings

Both NALC and SLCC still strongly advise local councils to continue to meet remotely, without the need for face-to-face contact. If your council wishes to consider returning to face-to-face meetings this checklist is designed to help ensure this decision is made in accordance with relevant regulations and requirements.

Fri, 17 Jul 2020

Risk Assessment for COVID 19 play areas and outside gyms - amendable

BHIB Councils Insurance amendable generic risk assessment for COVID-19.

Tue, 14 Jul 2020

National Precept Statistics 2020-2021

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

Tue, 07 Jul 2020

Risk Assessment COVID 19 general workplace

Generic Risk Assessment for dealing with COVID-19 in the workplace.

Wed, 01 Jul 2020

Risk Assessment COVID 19 Council reopening checklist/risk assessment

Following a council office closure or change in operating model due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis, the immediate reaction of many councils is to reopen their offices as soon as possible. However, it is highly likely that the working environment for the next period will be anything but "business as usual" – not just for your council but also your clerks, councillors, volunteers and the community. It is likely that many of the COVID-19 controls put in place during the crisis will remain in place for some time, or only be partially lifted i.e. social distancing requirements etc

Wed, 01 Jul 2020

HR Bulletin Summer 2020

LEGAL CHANGES/UPDATES

  1. Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme
  2. Coronavirus Statutory Sick Pay Rebate Scheme
  3. Reducing the risk of unfair dismissals when making redundancies
  4. Holiday whilst on furlough
  5. Easing of the lockdown and return to work
  6. Will the coronavirus outbreak may change the face of work?
  7. Proposed important employment law changes in 2020

Wed, 24 Jun 2020