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
SG4 8RD

Tel: 07956 590094

Documents

Displaying 1 to 30 of 549

Guidance on Good Employment

Guide to good employment practice in local councils.

Mon, 21 Nov 2005

National Agreement

National agreement on salaries and conditions of service of local council clerks in England and Wales.

Mon, 21 Nov 2005

Home Working Guide, HSE

This leaflet gives guidance to employers and homeworkers on the health and safety issues involved in homeworking. Homeworkers are those people employed to work at home for an employer.

Wed, 01 Feb 2006

Working Alone in Safety

Controlling the risks of solitary work.

Wed, 01 Feb 2006

FOI Record Management

Records Management FAQs.

Wed, 21 Jun 2006

FOI Time Compliance

Freedom of Information Act Awareness Guidance No 11

Wed, 21 Jun 2006

Revisions to Clerks Contract

Revisions to clerk's model contract of employment 2007.

Mon, 05 Mar 2007

E04-07 National Minimum Wage Increase

The government has announced increases in the rates of the national minimum wage to take effect from 1 October 2007.

Thu, 03 May 2007

E08-07 Increase in Statutory Holiday Entiltement

Increase in statutory holiday entitlement.

Wed, 26 Sep 2007

P0-07B Accounts and Audit Regulations

NALC financial update august 2007. Accounts and audit regulations - timing requirements.

Wed, 26 Sep 2007

LAIS1268 Publicity Code

Local councils will be aware that a series of measures are emerging in order to progress implementation of community empowerment policies and initiatives under recent White Papers. This consultation is on the Publicity Code which was published in 1988. The consultation explores the effectiveness of the Code as a resource to councils seeking to issue legitimate publicity whilst also helping to protect public money from use for political purposes. Concerns have been raised that the drive towards ensuring principal authorities (not local councils) promote democracy will be hindered by the guidance in the Code.

Sun, 13 Jan 2008

LAIS1254 Unlocking the Talent of Our Communities

If the planned Community Empowerment White Paper strengthens the accountability of local government and further empowers communities, there is potential for town and parish councils (local councils) to have a renewed and stronger position as a voice for communities. However, the detail in the White Paper will reveal the extent to which Government intends to strengthen alternative structures for community action.

Tue, 04 Mar 2008

LAIS1252 Local Charter

There are many references to town and parish councils (local councils) within this Guide. Charters are a concept that local councils will be familiar with. Government has identified them as a way to ensure communities can get involved in decision-making and have further local control over assets and functions. Although Charters are open to many community organisations, they could provide a way for local councils to acquire greater influence and become more empowered to assist their communities.

Wed, 19 Mar 2008

LAIS1253 Local Petitions and Calls for Action

Local councils will wish to note the recent consultation on local petitions and Councillor Calls for Action.

Wed, 19 Mar 2008

LAIS1255 Regional Spatial Strategy

Town and parish councils (local councils) will wish to note the proposed pitch allocations for gypsies and travellers being submitted to the Secretary of State.

Fri, 21 Mar 2008

LAIS1257 Sub National Review

The Review of Sub-National Economic Development and Regeneration (also known as the sub-national review or SNR) has an overarching aim of helping maximise prosperity in all parts of England by stimulating economic growth and improving housing supply. It will affect the infrastructure in local communities by tackling issues such as housing, growth, jobs and wealth within a low carbon economy but it will also implement new decision-making and funding routes at regional and sub regional level. Regional documents will be rationalised into one regional strategy and relations between local, regional and national Government arrangements will be strengthened and clarified with devolution, where appropriate.

Fri, 04 Apr 2008

LAIS1256 National Security Strategy

The publication of the first National Security Strategy has been announced in response to new threats to security. Enhanced community resilience is among the measures proposed within this strategy to address these threats ranging from floods to terrorism. Local councils have been involved in working with communities to ensure very local support networks exist for situations where community self-reliance is essential and will welcome efforts to improve local government community resilience networks. There is no new mandatory requirement to plan for emergencies at a local council level and it is likely that any new measures would continue to be worked through principal local authority tiers.

Mon, 07 Apr 2008

LAIS1254.1 Unlocking Talent

The Commission for Rural Communities (CRC) has commented on the Government's launch paper for an Empowerment White Paper expected this summer (see LAIS1254).

Sun, 04 May 2008

Major Incident Emergency Plan

Example of a major incident emergency plan.

Mon, 12 May 2008

LAIS1258 Planning Bill

The Review of Sub-National Economic Development and Regeneration (also known as the sub-national review or SNR) has an overarching aim of helping maximise prosperity in all parts of England by stimulating economic growth and improving housing supply. It will affect the infrastructure in local communities by tackling issues such as housing, growth, jobs and wealth within a low carbon economy but it will also implement new decision-making and funding routes at regional and sub regional level. Regional documents will be rationalised into one regional strategy and relations between local, regional and national Government arrangements will be strengthened and clarified with devolution, where appropriate.

Thu, 19 Jun 2008

LAIS1260 Statutory Guidance

Local councils (town and parish councils) and their county associations will wish to use this guidance to help them establish or strengthen their position or influence in relation to Local Strategic Partnerships (LSPs) and arrangements under the Local Area Agreement.

Fri, 04 Jul 2008

LAIS1254.2 Community Empowerment White Paper

If the planned Community Empowerment White Paper strengthens the accountability of local government and further empowers communities, there is potential for town and parish councils (local councils) to have a renewed and stronger position as a voice for communities. However, the detail in the White Paper will reveal the extent to which Government intends to strengthen alternative structures for community action.

Fri, 04 Jul 2008

LAIS1259 Planning Policy Statement 12

The Review of Sub-National Economic Development and Regeneration (also known as the sub-national review or SNR) has an overarching aim of helping maximise prosperity in all parts of England by stimulating economic growth and improving housing supply. It will affect the infrastructure in local communities by tackling issues such as housing, growth, jobs and wealth within a low carbon economy but it will also implement new decision-making and funding routes at regional and sub regional level. Regional documents will be rationalised into one regional strategy and relations between local, regional and national Government arrangements will be strengthened and clarified with devolution, where appropriate.

Fri, 04 Jul 2008

LAIS1261 Police Green Paper

On 17 July 2008, the Home Secretary published the Policing Green Paper From the Neighbourhood to the National: Policing Our Communities Together. It sets out the vision for the future of policing.

Mon, 08 Sep 2008

LAIS1262 Byelaws

Local councils will be aware that a series of measures are emerging in order to progress implementation of community empowerment initiatives and local government review under recent White Papers. The Local Government and Public Involvement in Health Act 2007 is an umbrella legislative vehicle for implementing the White Papers. The Act provides powers to make regulations in certain respects and the Government is now consulting on potential regulations for making and enforcing relevant byelaws.

Sun, 05 Oct 2008

LAIS1263 Freedom Of Information Act

The Freedom of Information Act 2000 made it the duty of every public authority to adopt and maintain a Publication Scheme. Although councils will have previously adopted a Scheme, the Information Commissioners Office (ICO) is changing the approval and operation of the Scheme and a new Publication Scheme must be adopted and operated by all local councils by 1 January 2009. A model Publication Scheme has been produced to help parish and town councils comply.

Sun, 05 Oct 2008

LAIS1264 Planning SI

New planning rules have been introduced from 1 October 2008.

Sun, 05 Oct 2008

Model Publication Scheme

This model publication scheme has been prepared and approved by the Information Commissioner. It may be adopted without modification by any public authority without further approval and will be valid until further notice.

Wed, 05 Nov 2008

Charging for Information in a Publication Scheme

This guidance advises organisations on charges which can be made for information covered by a publication scheme.

Wed, 05 Nov 2008

How To Complete Guide To Information

Completing the guide to information for parish councils, parish meetings and community councils.

Wed, 05 Nov 2008