Parish or town councils are the most local level of government in England.
They are independent of district and county councils but maintain a close working relationship with both. The powers of parishes vary depending on how large and how active they are. Some meet infrequently (but at least four times a year, including one public meeting) and are responsible for very few matters. Other larger parishes undertake many duties such as managing cemeteries, allotments, commons, village halls, war memorials and markets etc.
In Hertsmere parish and town council services generally include local events and some activities for young/older people, Christmas lights, some allotments, cemeteries and parks, public clocks and war memorials. Contact the relevant council below to find out more.
Hertsmere has five parish / town councils.
- Aldenham Parish Council
- Elstree and Borehamwood Town Council
- Ridge Parish Council
- Shenley Parish Council
- South Mimms
You can vote in your local parish / town council elections if you live in the area it covers and you will receive a polling card automatically if you are on the electoral register.
Aldenham Parish Council
Aldenham Parish Council covers Radlett, Aldenham and Letchmore Heath, and the community of Round Bush. It has 12 councillors, elected for four years.
Contact: Clerk to the Parish Council, Radlett Centre, 1 Aldenham Avenue, Radlett, Hertfordshire, WD7 8HL
Tel: 01923 856433
Aldenham Parish Councillors Register of Members' Interests
Elstree and Borehamwood Town Council
Elstree and Borehamwood Town Council has 13 councillors, elected for four years.
Contact: Clerk to the Town Council, Fairway Hall, Brook Close, Borehamwood, Hertfordshire, WD6 5BT
Tel: 020 8207 1382
Elstree and Borehamwood Town Council Register of Members' Interests
Ridge Parish Council
Contact: Clerk to the Parish Council
Shenley Parish Council
Shenley Parish Council has nine councillors, elected every four years
Contact: Clerk to the Parish Council, 'The Hub', London Road, Shenley, Hertfordshire, WD7 9BS
South Mimms Parish Council
South Mimms Parish Council has five councillors, elected for four years.
The following areas of Hertsmere have no parish or town council:
- Bushey Heath
- Potters Bar