Harpenden Town Council is the first and most local tier of government in the area and we play an important role in promoting the Town, representing its interests and supporting the work of different groups in the community.

Our vision for Harpenden is:
'A vibrant and successful Town where people want to live, to work, to invest in and to visit.'

At the heart of our Business Plan is a focus on working in collaboration with local people to make Harpenden an even better place to live, work or visit. To achieve this we work towards our Strategic Objectives which are to:

  • Conserve and improve our parks, green spaces and other assets so they offer a natural haven for residents’ use and enjoyment.
  • Lead the development of Harpenden as a sustainable Town where we promote sustainable transport and tread lightly on the environment with clean air, attractive public spaces and less waste.
  • Promote a wide range of public events and initiatives that help to create a vibrant Town where residents are involved in community life.
  • Run an effective, efficient, low-cost Council administration.

Each strategic objective includes a set of initiatives that will help us to deliver our plans.
We welcome questions and comments, and encourage residents of Harpenden to follow our social media channels for regular updates from Harpenden Town Council. If you would like to get in touch please call one of our Officers on 01582 768278 or email: harpenden.town.council@harpenden.gov.uk 

Other parts of Local Government

In total there are three tiers of local government locally, each with different responsibilities.

St Albans City & District Council is responsible for services including car parking, waste management, housing and street cleaning. To find out more and to contact St Albans City & District Council please visit: www.stalbans.gov.uk

Hertfordshire County Council’s responsibilities include highways (relating to both roads and pavements), education, health and social services, public rights of way and libraries. To find our more about Hertfordshire County Council please visit: www.hertfordshire.gov.uk