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  • The HAPTC Chairman is Cllr Rob McCarthy from Aldbury Parish Council
  • 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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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

The Role of the Chairman

Outline of the role of the Chairman

Fri, 14 May 2021

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Presentation outlining the roles of the Chairman

Fri, 14 May 2021

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VAT on digital services from other countries

Guidance note about VAT on digital services from outside the UK, including Zoom.

Wed, 28 Apr 2021

Allotments, A Plotholder's Guide

Allotments provide an excellent opportunity to grow your own fruit and vegetables, meet new people and get plenty of fresh air and exercise. 'Allotments: a plotholder's guide' is for anyone who rents or is thinking of renting an allotment plot. It outlines the basics you need to know in order to enjoy all the opportunities and benefits that allotment gardening offers.

Fri, 09 Apr 2021

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Survey Climate Change & Sustainable Hertfordshire Strategy (for completion by COUNCIL)

This is for completion by Parish, Town and Community Councils, rather than sharing it with residents.

Wed, 07 Apr 2021

Example Grant Application Form 1

An alternative example of a grant application form.

Wed, 31 Mar 2021

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Sustainability and Climate Change HCC Presentation

Hertfordshire County Council presentation 26th March 2021

Wed, 31 Mar 2021

Example Grant Application Form

An alternative example of a grant application form.

Wed, 31 Mar 2021

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Why should I become a councillor

This document explains why you should become a councillor and what's in it for your community.

Sun, 28 Mar 2021

Terms of Reference - Planning

The purpose of this committee is to take overall responsibility for designated areas of council business. These areas may be modified from time to time by a meeting of the Full Council.

Thu, 25 Mar 2021

The Duty on Parish and Town Councils to Consider the Provision of Allotments

If the council of any borough, urban district or parish are of opinion that there is a demand for allotments in the borough, urban district or parish, the council shall provide a sufficient number of allotments, and shall let such allotments to persons resident in the borough, district or parish and desiring to take the same.

Thu, 25 Mar 2021

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A Place to Grow

The preface to the second edition of the good practice guide for the management of allotments, Growing in the community (to be referred to hereafter as the guide), highlights the recent revival of interest in 'growing your own'. The consequent increase in the demand for allotments is reflected in lower vacancy rates and lengthening waiting lists across the UK. Over the two years since the publication of the guide, this trend has intensified. Estimates of waiting lists exceeding 100,000 are widely reported, and few areas have vacant plots. Local authorities have come under increasing pressure to provide new sites, and to accommodate alternative food growing projects where allotments are scarce.

Thu, 25 Mar 2021

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Neighbourhood Planning Basics

Important points about Neighbourhood Planning

Sun, 21 Mar 2021

The HAPTC Year 2020-2021

Overview of HAPTC's activities and how we supported member councils

Fri, 19 Mar 2021


Notice for meetings

How much notice is needed for holding meetings of the Council and of committees?

Mon, 15 Mar 2021

Role of the Personnel Committee

Role of the personnel committee.

Mon, 15 Mar 2021

NALC Cheques LRO Implementation Briefing

Legislation removing the need for Local Councils to use cheques with 2 signatories for all payments.

Fri, 12 Mar 2021

Local Council Award Scheme Continuous Professional Development

Continuous Professional Development (CPD) activities are undertaken by council employees to help maintain and improve standards of performance in their work. When council employees engage in CPD, they strengthen their knowledge and skills for the significant benefit of their councils and their communities.

Thu, 11 Mar 2021

Local Council Award Scheme Criteria

A tick-list of the criteria for being awarded Foundation/Quality/Quality Gold

Thu, 11 Mar 2021

What does HAPTC do for its member councils?

A presentation outlining the benefits of membership of HAPTC Ltd:

Legal, procedural and employment advice (qualified and indemnified to do so) on all Parish Council mattersSupport for member councils in all that they do. A broad range of quality training for Councillors, Clerks and officers. A collective voice and representation both locally and nationally. The latest information, news and guidance for the sector.

Thu, 11 Mar 2021


Neighbourhood Plan, Example with timeline

Example Neighbourhood Plan timeline

Thu, 11 Mar 2021

Neighbourhood Plan Example

An example of a Neighbourhood Plan

Thu, 11 Mar 2021

Neighbourhood Plan, Project Plan template

Steps to take when preparing and developing your Neighbourhood Plan and post-plan submission.

Thu, 11 Mar 2021

Neighbourhood Plan Presentation (North Herts)

Neighbourhood Plan:

• What is it?• Why would you need one ?• What does it cover ?• Who is involved?Presentation by Lorraine Hart from Community Land Use

Thu, 11 Mar 2021

Declaration of Acceptance of Office

Declaration of Acceptance of Office model document.

Thu, 11 Mar 2021

Community Public Access Defibrillators (cPads)

Survival rates for cardiac arrests improve significantly when defibrillation can be administered within 5 minutes.

Abbots Langley Parish Council, having researched and purchased 3 cPads, have kindly shared their findings in this paper to help inform other Councils in Hertfordshire considering installing them.

Tue, 09 Mar 2021

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