Welcome to the website of Colney Heath Parish Council.

This council is made up of 9 councillors who between them represent the wards of Highfield, Hill End and Colney Heath.  Details of your councillors for 2019-2023 can be viewed here.

The parish of Colney Heath embraces a wide area of the district of St Albans and you can view a map of the parish boundary here.

Colney Heath lies within the “Colneys”, a name given to the two parishes of similar name located off the M25 near junction 22, which contain 67 acres of common and the Colne and Ellenbrook Rivers. To the north-east, the parish is dissected by the A414 main trunk dual carriageway route to Hatfield (known as the North Orbital).



There are three vacancies for councillors to serve the Colney Heath Ward.

The vacancies have been duly advertised and St Albans District Council confirmed that they may now be filled by Colney Heath Parish Council by co-option in accordance with the Local Elections (Parishes & Communities) Rules 2006.

The official notification of co-option for the vacancies can be found here:

Notification of CHPC vacancies for co-option

The councillor’s role and responsibilities include:

  • representing the ward for which they are elected
  • decision-making
  • developing and reviewing council policy
  • regulatory and statutory duties
  • community leadership and engagement

For more information please find a digital copy of the Good Councillors Guide by clicking here

To apply for one of the vacancies please see the CHPC Co-option Policy and Application Form and return by post or email to the following:

Lisa Chaplin
Clerk of the Council
Highfield Park Office
Hill End Lane
St Albans
Hertfordshire AL4 0RA
or by email to: clerk@colneyheathparishcouncil.gov.uk

The closing date for applications is 5pm on Monday 28th October 2019.



The external auditor PKF Littlejohn LLP confirms that the information in the annual return is in accordance with proper practices

Notice of Conclusion of Audit 2018/19

In accordance with the Accounts and Audit Regulations 2015  – Publication of statement of accounts and annual governance statement for Category 2 authorities can be found at the link below:

Annual Governance and Accountability Return for year ending March 2019




Part-time 12 – 15 hours per week by agreement including some evening work – inclusive salary pro rata £20,163 to £22,198

The Parish Council is seeking highly organised, committed, flexible and personable applicants to undertake successfully this new role to support the Clerk.

Applicants need to have relevant and sound administrative, organisational, planning, communication and IT skills along with some experience of formal Committee meeting management, minute taking and ideally health and safety regulations.

For further information on the Council visit www.colneyheathparishcouncil.gov.uk

For a recruitment pack and application form please e-mail Clive Payne, CP Associates at clivep@cpassociates.co.uk or text or call on 07970 381592

Closing date for applications is Monday 14th October 2019

Colney Heath Parish Council is an Equal Opportunity Employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.