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Latest News

2021 Election Campaign

NALC has been collecting evidence for the elections in May 2021.

They are now preparing the campaign materials and resources for one part of the campaign, which will revolve around councillors that are specifically interested in:

  • Housing
  • Climate change
  • Health and wellbeing
  • Local transport
  • Youth

These councillors will be 'community champions'.

They would like to hear from any member councillors who have undertaken... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 13 Oct 2020 11:53 by Sue Campbell

Tags: Community, Councils

Member Bulletin 12 10 20

Latest issue of the regular newsletter for Councillors and Clerks of Parish, Town and Community Councils in membership of HAPTC to keep you right up-to-date with items of interest and statutory requirements.

Posted: Mon, 12 Oct 2020 09:30 by Sue Campbell

Tags: Community, Councils

Black History Month

The pupils at Northaw C of E Primary School are engaging in a project during Black

History Month to chart history as it relates to the locality.

In particular they would like to create a display as part of the Hertfordshire Year of Culture

board and would really like some good quality prints of the local District and Parish

Councils logos and their councillors.

Please send any material direct to the Head,... Read More »

Posted: Wed, 07 Oct 2020 11:09 by Sue Campbell

Tags: Community, Councils

Funding & Grants Bulletin September 2020

Funding and grants available of interest to Parish and Town Councils

Posted: Wed, 30 Sep 2020 11:04 by Sue Campbell

Tags: Community, Councils

Hertfordshire Building Futures Conference and Awards 2021

Hertfordshire Building Futures Awards are back for 2021, with the addition of a full day conference.
Celebrating the very best of Hertfordshire's sustainable, innovative and superbly designed developments, entrants are now able to register early interest at

Posted: Tue, 22 Sep 2020 12:03 by Sue Campbell

Tags: Community, Councils


The Salary Scales for 2020-2021 (back-payable to 1st April) have just been announced.

Posted: Fri, 28 Aug 2020 09:38 by Sue Campbell

Tags: Councils

Website Content Accessibility Guidelines Compliancy Deadline 23rd September

Reminder: The deadline for ensuring that your Council's websites are compliant with the requirements of the new Web Content Accessibility Guidelines is 23rd September, just 4 weeks away.

This presentation sets out the requirements and provides practical help and information.

Posted: Thu, 27 Aug 2020 10:23 by Sue Campbell

Tags: Community, Councils

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... Read More »

Posted: Thu, 23 Jul 2020 10:14 by Sue Campbell

Tags: Community, Councils

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.

Posted: Fri, 17 Jul 2020 09:10 by Sue Campbell

Tags: Councils

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