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Appointment of a Parish Clerk & Responsible Financial Officer


Are you a strong leader; do you think strategically; have you built successful organisations; can you communicate well, delegate effectively, and make the difficult decisions? Then why not join us? London Colney Parish Council are now seeking a dynamic and proactive Parish Clerk who can lead and support Councillors and staff.

As Parish Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer, you will be expected to maintain statutory duties and a high level of corporate governance.

The successful candidate will lead staff and work closely with 9 Councillors to deliver local services, whilst building relationships across all levels of local government, ensuring London Colney has a voice across the area.

Salary Scale SCP:  38 – 42 (£44,539 – £48,587 per annum)

Plus Generous Local Government Average Salary Pension Scheme

Would you like to know more? To obtain an information pack with full details of the role and application form, please email:

Applications must be received by 9am on Monday, 18 September 2023

Please note CVs will not be considered.

Interviews will be held on 27 September 2023 and, for those called for a second interview, these will be held on the 28 September 2023.

If you would like to discuss this position, please contact the Council’s HR advisor, ‘James Corrigan,’ at Council HR & Governance Support on 07805 472859.


Let’s Have A Party!

Why don’t you consider holding your own street party to celebrate the Coronation of Kings Charles III on Saturday 6 May.  It doesn’t have to be on the Saturday, you can party on Sunday and even Bank Holiday Monday.

Road closures can  be applied for from Herts County Council, following the link below.

The Parish Council will be supplying a lovely box of goodies to support your street party.  More information to follow.

Let’s party!


Strategic Rail Freight Interchange – HCC Sale of Land

London Colney Parish Council have issued a statement in relation to the sale of the land by Herts County Council to Segro to develop the Strategic Rail Freight Interchange.

This statement will be read out at the meeting of the County Council’s Resources and Performance Panel being held on 1 December 2022. The meeting can be viewed here

Our statement can be read below:

HCC Sale of Land SRFI November 2022

Volunteers Wanted!

Would you like to help at events in London Colney?

If you would like more information on volunteering for our events, please contact Antonia – or call 01727 821314

Picnic in the Park Wristbands Now On Sale!!

Picnic in the Park is back for 2022!

Sunday 14th August

Morris Way Playing Fields

11am – 4pm.

To access the inflatables you will need a wristband – giving you unlimited use of all the equipment!

£16 for family 4 (2 adults, 2 children)

£5 per single wristband

Equipment for all ages 1+ up to adult.

(Event is free for residents to attend for just a picnic and enjoy the music, not including use of inflatables)

Get your wristbands here: London Colney Parish Council event tickets from TicketSource.



Cancellation of 84 Bus To Leave Many London Colney Residents Stranded.

London Colney Parish Council were disappointed to find out via an article in the Herts Advertiser that the 84 bus route is to be cancelled from 1st April, and that no official communications had been shared with local authorities, including the Parish Council.

The cancellation of the route that has serviced London Colney since 1912, will leave many residents of London Colney unable to get to work, school and to their hospital appointments.  We strongly oppose the cancellation of this service, and believe that a subsidised service should continue, based on the enormous community benefits it brings the area, particularly to the village of London Colney.

We urge Herts County Council and the relevant bus contractor to come to an agreement that will ensure retention of the existing route. We, the citizens of the Parish of London Colney and St. Albans District Councils believe that further discussions about the future of the 84 bus route should include representatives from both Councils, and no further “secretive talks” should occur by Hertfordshire County Council.

There is a “Change.Org” petition with nearly 5000 signatures already on, Please sign to register your opposition to the route being cancelled:

(If you do not have access to the online petition, please sign the petition at the London Colney Parish Council Office – Caledon Community Centre, Caledon Road, London Colney, AL2 1PU.)

Chair of the Council Malcolm MacMillan, commented. “Community vandalism occurs when there is severe damage to a service that is providing big benefits to the community: that is a description of the county council’s behaviour. But it’s even worse when they engage in such secretive activity without consultation”