The Council

Harpenden is the largest parish in the St Albans District with a population of approximately 30,000. There are three tiers of local government locally, each with different responsibilities. Harpenden Town Council is the first and most local tier, with an important role to play in promoting the Town, representing its interests and supporting the work of different groups in the community.

Harpenden Town Council has sixteen Town Councillors, representing four Wards – North, South, East and West, who are elected to serve a four-year term. 

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