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.
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. You can find out more about the May 2023 elections on the dedicated page.
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
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
Shenley Parish Council Register of Members' Interests
South Mimms and Ridge Parish Council
South Mimms and Ridge Parish Council has five councillors, elected for four years. Following Hertmere's Community Governance Review in 2022, from the 1 April 2023, it covers the former areas of South Mimms Parish Council and Ridge Parish Council.
South Mimms and Ridge Parish Council Register of Members' Interests
The following areas of Hertsmere have no parish or town council:
- Bushey Heath
- Hertsmere Meriden (from 1st April 2023)
- Potters Bar
South Mimms Parish Council and Ridge Parish Council
Following Hertmere's Community Governance Review in 2022, South Mimms Parish Council and Ridge Parish Council are no longer operational. They now form part of the new South Mimms and Ridge Parish which took effect from the 1 April 2023.