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Shared Statement of Partnership Principles - Guide to working with Herts County Council

The aim of this document is to set out how the 124 Parish, Town and Community Councils of Hertfordshire and Hertfordshire County Council can work together for the benefit of the communities that they jointly serve.

The vision for this statement is that it will enable us to work together to meet the needs and aspirations of communities through making the best use of Hertfordshire's resources

Thu, 17 Sep 2015

Specimen Grounds Maintenance Work Programme

Model Grounds Maintenance Work Programme which can be adapted to meet the needs of your Council.

Mon, 09 Feb 2015

Job Description Generic Groundsperson

A model job description for Groundspeople which can be adapted to meet the needs of your Council.

Mon, 09 Feb 2015

Job Description Generic Cleaner

A model job description for Cleaners which can be adapted to meet the needs of your Council.

Mon, 09 Feb 2015

Job Description Generic Caretaker

A model job description for Caretakers which can be adapted to meet the needs of your Council.

Mon, 09 Feb 2015

Hertfordshire Higways Together Risk Assessment Presentation

Why and How to carry out Risk Assessment for Highways Projects

Wed, 04 Feb 2015

Hertfordshire Highways Together Risk Assessment

All Parish or Town Councils must conduct a risk assessment for the tasks undertaken under the project. Significant findings of the risk assessment should be recorded below and communicated to the volunteer workers.

Some general guidance to aid the risk assessment process by detailing a list of the common hazard and control considerations that are generally associated with the scope of activities included in the project can be found in the Hazard Information Sheet, the list is not exhaustive and should be reviewed against the site and then relevant information entered on to the form below.

Wed, 04 Feb 2015

Hertfordshire Highways Together Hazard Information

All Parish and Town Councils are responsible for ensuring a risk assessment is completed for the tasks undertaken under the project. Significant findings from the risk assessment should be recorded and communicated to the volunteer workers.

This table outlines common hazards associated with the activity undertaken within the Highways together project and outlines some general control measures that are to be considered. The list is not exhaustive and should be reviewed against the site and specific project in order to identify all significant hazards associated with the individual project and to determine the most suitable level of control.

Wed, 04 Feb 2015

Settlement Agreements

Cabinet Office guidance on settlement agreements, special severance payments and confidentiality clauses on termination of employment.

Mon, 19 Jan 2015

Transparency Code (Smaller Councils)

Transparency code for Parish Councils with an annual turnover not exceeding £25,000

Fri, 02 Jan 2015

Protocol on the recording and filming of Council and Committee Meetings

The right to record, film and to broadcast meetings of the Council, committees and sub committees is established following the Local Government Audit and Accountability Act 2014.

Fri, 22 Aug 2014

HAPTC Standing Orders

HAPTC Ltd Standing Orders. Last updated April 2014.

Tue, 29 Apr 2014


HAPTC Ltd Articles of Association

HAPTC Ltd Articles of Association following incorporation on 24th April 2014

Tue, 29 Apr 2014


Zero hours briefing note

Zero hours contracts have risen in popularity over recent years. According to the Office of National Statistics the number of such contracts in use has doubled in under ten years. This is hardly surprising given the fragility of the economy over recent years. Zero hours contracts are especially prevalent in the service and retail sectors where some flexibility may be important and casual work a normal factor.

Thu, 12 Dec 2013

Home Working Guide, HAPTC

HAPTC Guide to home working.

Thu, 24 Jan 2013

Paternity Leave

Employees whohave responsibility for a child's upbringing and are the biological father or step-father are entitled to paternity leave. A father to be or someone who will share the responsibility with a partner for bringing up a child, may also have the right to Statutory Paternity Leave and Pay.

Mon, 07 Jan 2013

Parental Leave

Eligible employees can take unpaid parental leave to look after their child's welfare.

Mon, 07 Jan 2013

L10-12 The Relevant Authorities Disclosable Pecuniary Interests Regulations

The Relevant Authorities (Disclosable Pecuniary Interests) Regulations 2012.

Wed, 15 Aug 2012

E02-12 PAYE Arrangements for Clerks and RFOs

In February 2011, HMRC's guidance 'Parish and Community Council Clerks PAYE implementation' confirmed that a Clerk's and a Responsible Finance Officer's tax and NIC contributions must be paid by the council employer under PAYE.

Fri, 20 Jan 2012

NALC and SLCC Briefing - 2011 Model Contract of Employment

Briefing about the 2011 model contract of employment.

Thu, 08 Dec 2011

Parish Councils PAYE

Parish council and community council clerks PAYE implementation.

Thu, 03 Mar 2011

LTN-40 Retention of Local Councils Documents and Records

Information about local council documentation is contained in Chapter 11 of 'Local Council Administration' by Charles Arnold Baker (10th Edition). This Note is intended to update and supplement that information, with particular reference to the length of time documents should be retained by local councils.

Thu, 24 Jun 2010

E04-10 Employment Status Employees Other Workers and Self Employed

NALC receives many requests for advice from councils who want to know if they can take on somebody (such as the clerk) "on a self­employed basis". The reason is often administrative: if a council takes on an employee, it will be responsible for deducting tax and National Insurance Contributions (NICs) whereas a self­employed person is generally responsible for paying his or her own tax and NICs.

Fri, 18 Jun 2010

Websites for Employment

A list of websites for employment, legislation and health & safety information.

Mon, 15 Mar 2010

Equal Opportunities Policy

Model equal opportunities policy.

Wed, 18 Nov 2009

Freedom of Information Statement

Freedom of Information Act 2000.

Mon, 17 Nov 2008

BTC Publication Scheme

Buntingford Town Council Information available under the Publication Scheme.

Mon, 17 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

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

E08-07 Increase in Statutory Holiday Entiltement

Increase in statutory holiday entitlement.

Wed, 26 Sep 2007