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Buntingford Town Council

Serving the people of Buntingford

Manor House

Clerk: Jill Jones
Manor House, High Street
Buntingford SG9 9AB

Tel: 01763 272222

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    Town Council Office

    We are open 9 - 5 Monday to Thursday.

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    Mayor & Deputy Mayor 2016/17

    Town Mayor 2016/17 is Cllr John Noades and Deputy Town Mayor 2016/17 is Cllr Graham Waite.

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    Civil Ceremonies at the Manor House

    The Manor House licensed for Civil Ceremonies

Buntingford Town Council provides your local services. We strive to make Buntingford a better place to live, work and visit. Our website includes a wealth of information about how we conduct business and what we do. Use the search or browse the site to find whatever you are looking for. If you can't find the information you require then please contact us.

Buntingford Community Area Neighbourhood Plan Referendum

The results of the Referendum held on the 23rd March 2017 are as follows:

The turnout was 22.30% of the Community Area Electorate.

There were 1351 Ballot Papers issued.

There were 1268 (94%) votes in favour of a Yes

There were 82 (6%) votes in favour of a No.

It was declared that more than half of those voting had voted in favour of the Neighbourhood Plan which now becomes an official planning document to be used by East Herts Council when deciding planning applications.

If you would like more information about the plan it can be viewed on the Buntingford Town Council website, https://goo.gl/Ji1q3A , at Buntingford Library or at various locations around the area. Please contact Buntingford Town Council on 01763 272222 or your local Parish Council if you require more details or have any questions.

Part Time Drivers Wanted For Community Bus Project

The Buntingford CAT Community "HOPPA" bus service is currently seeking applicants for the part time post of Community Driver. We are looking for applicants with a clean driving license with D1 use for this paid position. Full MIDAS training and uniform will be provided. CRB checks will be undertaken for successful applicants.

Please contact Buntingford Town Council for further details or to register an interest by phoning 01763 272222 or by emailing clerk@buntingford-tc.gov.uk.

Fancy Volunteering?

East Herts Council & Hertfordshire County Council are holding events across the district to try and get more volunteers being signed up to help local organisations.

Introduction to Volunteering Sessions allow you the opportunity to learn more about volunteering without the commitment.

There is a session taking place at the Town Council Offices, The Manor House, Buntingford on Thursday 16th March from 11am to 12:30pm. To book your place or learn more about the session, contact the Team Herts group on 01462 689409 or email enquiries@teamherts.org.

Six Parishes - One Community

The 6 week public consultation by East Herts District Council finished on 30th June 2016.

Following the consultation on the Buntingford Community Area Neighbourhood Plan from 19th May to 30th June 2016, East Herts District Council with agreement from Buntingford Town Council, appointed Mr Richard High as independent examiner of the plan. Having reviewed the content of the Neighbourhood Plan (see below) and the representations received as part of the consultation, Mr High has recommended a number of modifications be made to the plan and that the plan should be put to a community referendum. The full report can be viewed here:

View the plan

East Herts Council will review the examiner's recommendations and make any necessary modifications to the Neighbourhood Plan before publishing a decision report in due course.

The next stage in the Neighbourhood Plan Journey to being 'made' is the referendum on its acceptance by the Buntingford Community Area and we await a date to be confirmed by East Herts District Council. We anticipate this to be during early 2017. Polling cards will be delivered to those over 18 and registered to vote once a date has been confirmed.

If you would like to find out more information on the plan, visit the Neighbourhood Plan page or follow our Social Media accounts where updates will be posted regularly.

Funding Available for Community Groups and Charities

Local community groups and charities could get a funding boost from their local county councillor thanks to Hertfordshire County Council's locality budget scheme.

Each of Hertfordshire's 77 county councillors has been given a fund of £5,000 to spend on worthwhile projects in their area.

Since the locality budget scheme was launched in 2009, more than £5,000,000 pounds has been given to more than 7,500 community projects, with the average grant just over £600.

The organisations that have benefitted have included very local groups such as sports clubs, village halls and arts groups as well as larger charities such as domestic violence charities and organisations supporting the elderly.

For more information on how to apply for funding under the scheme visit www.hertfordshire.gov.uk/localitybudgets

Official Buntingford Town Guide

Buntingford has now got a newly updated Town Guide!

The Town Guide features information & history about the town, numbers for local clubs, societies & businesses, and useful contacts for those living in and around the area.

There will be a copy delivered to every household in the town within the next few weeks, however you can pick up spare copies at the Manor House.

You can also view the new Town Guide electronically by clicking here or by clicking the front cover.

Can You Help Protect Older People From Fire?

Hertfordshire County Council's Fire and Rescue Service is asking people to keep an eye out for older people by helping to spot fire risks in their home.

Although many over 65s are active and healthy, older people are at higher risk of death or injury in a fire, mostly due to age-related problems with mobility and absent mindedness.

It's important to us that we do everything we can to keep older people safe in their own homes, and the friends and families of older people have a key role to play in helping to keep them safe.

There are simple things to look out for:

  • Not having smoke alarms, or smoke alarms that don't beep when tested
  • Overflowing ashtrays, or burn marks on clothing, furniture or carpets
  • Smoking in bed
  • Hoarding and clutter
  • Unsafe use of fire sources open/portable fires
  • Frequently leaving cooking unattended
  • Unsafe use of candles and other flames
  • Overloaded plug sockets

If you see these signs, please let Herts Fire carry out free Home Fire Safety Visits where we check for potential fire risks, help residents develop an escape plan and can provide expert advice and discuss specialist equipment to help keep vulnerable older people safe, including You can request a visit for yourself or someone you know at www.hertsdirect.org/firesafety or by calling 0300 123 4046.

Latest News

Date Confirmed For BCANP Referendum

Thu, 02 Feb 2017 10:00 by Clerk's Office

A date for the referendum of the Buntingford Community Area Neighbourhood Plan (BCANP) has now been confirmed by East Herts Council.

After years of hard work by the Neighbourhood Planning Team, the referendum date has been scheduled for Thursday 23rd March 2017. Polling cards will be sent out to those who are eligible to vote prior to then with confirmation of the date, time and location of where to vote, which will be your regular polling station. More »

To view the document and the journey of the plan up to this stage, click here. » Less

New Councillor

Sun, 02 Oct 2016 09:30 by Clerk's Office

The resignation of Debbie Lemay in June created a vacancy on the Council. The public did not call for an election leaving the Council free to co-opt a new member.

A number of strong candidates applied to fill the vacancy and the Councillors had the difficult choice of whom to co-opt. After much deliberation it was decided to offer the position to Iain Duncan. Iain has lived in Buntingford for the past year and lives on the High Street. He is extremely keen to represent the interests of High Street Residents and Traders and we wish him a very warm welcome. More »

We hope Councillor Duncan enjoys his time serving as a Town Councillor and will help make the town a better place to live, work and visit. » Less

Land East of Aspenden Road Appeal Decision

Fri, 27 May 2016 16:54 by Clerk's Office

We regret to inform you that the development of the land to the East of Aspenden Road has been allowed at appeal. The development will bring up to 56 new dwellings.