To lead, give value & help

  • Contact us: 07956 590094
  • For a subscription quote for your council contact 07956 590094
  • See the member bulletin for forthcoming events, training sessions and details of "on demand" courses
  • 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


Displaying 181 to 210 of 277

NALC Allotment Tenancy Agreement

NALC's template tenancy agreement for an allotment garden.

Thu, 06 Feb 2020

Hertfordshire Councils Electorate and Precepts

Hertfordshire Councils Electorate and Precepts

Tue, 28 Jan 2020

Consent to receive summons electronically

A form to enable Councillors to give consent to the summons to attend meetings being transmitted in electronic form to the electronic address they supply

Wed, 22 Jan 2020

Buckingham Palace Garden Party 2020 Nomination Form

Please use this form to nominate your Current Chairman or Mayor to attend on 27th May 2020 and email (only) (do not post) to if you don't receive acknowledgement of receipt, please re-send.

This opportunity is available to HAPTC members during 2020-2021 only.

Before entering, please ensure that, in the event of being drawn, they would be available to attend.

The Lord Chamberlain has asked us to highlight the following:

  • The nominated guests should be accompanied and MUST be if needing assistance (which must be indicated; disabled parking is only available on request)
  • All nominees and accompanying guests must be 18 or over
  • Guests must take a form of identification with them (passport/driving license); all full names and addresses quoted must exactly reflect these, even if they differ from their day-to-day use
  • All nominated guests must be British or European Union citizens, with a valid current passport; although their companions may be of other nationalities. All guests, nominated or accompanying, must be resident in the United Kingdom.
  • Nominated or accompanying guests may not have previously attended a Garden Party.
  • Invitations are in recognition of past service and it is therefore appropriate that outgoing members, rather than those newly selected, should be invited to attend.
  • In the event that guests cannot attend (for whatever reason) they will not be invited again

Finally, it must be stressed that no alterations or substitutions can be made once the list has been submitted to the Lord Chamberlain's office.

Wed, 18 Dec 2019

Website Accessibility Regulations

Information for local councils to start preparing for the website accessibility regulations

(August 2019)

Thu, 17 Oct 2019

Tags: NALC

Neighbourhood Planning, Health and Well Being, Legal Update

This article explores health and well-being through neighbourhood planning, and provides live links and examples of how councils are combating measures through the planning system.

Thu, 17 Oct 2019

Countryside and Rights of Way Access Map

Hertfordshire County Council Countryside and Rights of Way Access Map September 2019

Fri, 06 Sep 2019

How to Support Mental Health at Work

Guidance from the Mental Health Foundation:

For many of us, work is a major part of our lives. It is where we spend much of our time, where we get our income and often where make our friends.
Having a fulfilling job can be good for your mental health and general wellbeing.
We all have times when life gets on top of us – sometimes that's work-related, like deadlines or travel. Sometimes it's something else – our health, our relationships, or our circumstances.

Tue, 06 Aug 2019

Model Financial Regulations

NALC model financial regulations updated July 2019.

Tue, 06 Aug 2019

Example Recording & Filming of Meetings Notification Notice

All public meetings are subject to video recording by the Council

Tue, 23 Jul 2019

Example Protocol for Filming & Recording of Meetings

The right to photograph, film, audio-record, and broadcast public meetings of the council, committees, sub committees, working parties and other public meetings is established following the Local Government Audit and Accountability Act 2014.

Tue, 23 Jul 2019

Working Relationship Protocols

There is a need in all Councils for clarity regarding the working relationships between the Clerk and Councillors.

Mon, 22 Jul 2019

Age UK Hertfordshire

Presentation to the HAPTC AGM 2019

Wed, 10 Jul 2019

Tags: Community


Presentation to the HAPTC AGM 2019

Wed, 10 Jul 2019

Tags: Community

Protocol on marking the death of a senior national figure

Protocol on marking the death of a senior national figure.

Tue, 09 Jul 2019

Tags: Community

HAPTC Chairman's Report 2018-2019

HAPTC Chairman's Report for the Annual Report 2018-2019

Mon, 01 Jul 2019


HAPTC Executive Board 2019-2020

HAPTC Executive Board Members 2019-202

Thu, 27 Jun 2019


The Good Councillor's Guide to Finance and Transparency

This guide is designed specifically to help parish and town councillors support their communities and council in understanding their obligations and commitments with public money – both generally and under Transparency Code requirements – as well as sharing good practice in thes

Mon, 10 Jun 2019

HAPTC Audited Accounts to 31 March 2019

Full HAPTC audited accounts 2018-2019.

Thu, 16 May 2019

HAPTC Executive Board 2018-2019

HAPTC Executive Board Members 2018-2019

Wed, 17 Apr 2019


HAPTC Association Structure 2018-2019

HAPTC President, Vice-Presidents, Chairman, Vice-chairman, County Officer, Council Development Officer, Auditors 2018-2019

Wed, 17 Apr 2019


Data Protection Fees

Data Protection fee changes following the new GDPRs May 2018.

Mon, 15 Apr 2019

Code of Recommended Practice on Local Authority Publicity

Code of recommended practice on Local Authority publicity

Fri, 12 Apr 2019

A Guide to the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) for Parish, Town and Community Councils

How the Community Infrastructure Levy or CIL, can help your Town, Community or Parish Council to deliver and support local infrastructure provision.

Fri, 12 Apr 2019

Tags: Community

Home Working Computer Equipment Use Guide

Advice on making the right adjustments to the work area and computer equipment in the "home office" and other temporary desk areas.

Wed, 06 Feb 2019

Documents Required for Internal Audit

Model list of Internal Audit documents

Tue, 15 Jan 2019

Example Performance Management Policy

We are grateful to Welwyn Parish Council for sharing this with other member Councils in Hertfordshire

Fri, 11 Jan 2019