Buntingford Town Council

Serving the people of Buntingford

Manor House

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

Tel: 01763 272222

  • Town Council Offices

    Town Council Offices

    We are open 9am - 5pm Monday to Thursday.



    The BCAT has been suspended until further notice.

  • Mayor & Deputy Mayor 2021/22

    Mayor & Deputy Mayor 2021/22

    Town Mayor 2021/22 is Cllr Graham Waite and Deputy Town Mayor 2021/22 is Cllr Steve Bowman.

  • Civil Ceremonies at the Manor House

    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.

Pump Track Update

Buntingford Town Council is aware that following its planning application for the installation of a pump track at the Norfolk Road Playing Field, some members of the local community have, and continue, to experience anxiety and concern on what they believe will be the negative impact the facility will have on their quality of life. The Council has responded, and representatives have met with some local residents. Moving forward, the Council will seek to work with the community to mitigate any adverse impacts should the planning process be successful.
To view the plans please visit www.eastherts.gov.uk and key in reference 3/21/2773/FUL.

Interactive Football Wall

Buntingford Goes Interactive.
February will see the work begin on the installation of an interactive football wall at its Norfolk Road Playing Field. This will be erected in the north eastern corner and replaces the original wall which was demolished a few years ago due to its unstable condition. Should weather conditions remain favourable it is anticipated the works will take up to three weeks to complete.

BCAT Bus Drivers Wanted

Buntingford's Community Transport Service, BCAT, are currently looking for drivers to restart the service. This is a paid position on a self employed basis. A full driving license is required to drive our 17 seat minibus. Days of work to suit your availability.
Please contact the Town Council on 01763 272222 for further details.

Unwanted Brown Bin Collections

East Herts District Council are now arranging to collect unwanted brown bins from Buntingford. To register your brown bin for removal and for further information please visit www.eastherts.gov.uk/gardenwaste and enter your details under the "return a bin" section
Please note that bins should be empty for removal. You are able to keep your brown bin should you wish, to reuse it for something else.
Remember: if you decide to sign up to the garden waste service at a later date, you will have to pay for a new bin to be delivered.

Skate Ramps Update

As many of you are aware the Council recently made the difficult decision to close the skate ramps due to their deteriorating condition.
This week sees the commencement of construction work to replace and upgrade our skate ramp facility at Norfolk Road playing fields. Work will see the removal of the outdated metal construction and replaced with a concrete 'bowl' type design. Time scale for the works is 5-6 weeks if weather remains favourable.

If you have any questions please contact us on 01763 272222 or contact us via email here.

Chatter Table

If you'd like some company when you go for a coffee, drop into The Manor House on the dates listed below between 10:00 - 11:45 and join the Chatter Table. Spend some time with others whilst enjoying a drink and a cake.

1st and 3rd Mondays of the month.

Relaunch is on Monday 18th October.

The Manor House, Buntingford, SG9 9AB.

* Free tea & coffee is provided on the dates for Chatter Table participants.

Official Buntingford 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.

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.

What to do during a power cut

As part of their preparation plans, UK Power Networks has organised for additional staff in their contact centre to help customers whose electricity supply might be affected by the predicted weather, and they have called up additional engineers to carry out repairs to overhead lines and poles as soon as the wind reduces to a speed at which it is safe to work.

Anyone experiencing a power cut should:

  • Call 105 to report power cuts and damage to the electricity network, or 0800 3163 105 (from a corded phone or mobile phone if you have no power)
  • Visit www.ukpowernetworks.co.uk for the latest updates
  • Visit www.ukpowernetworks.co.uk/powercut and type in their postcode to view our live power cut map
  • Tweet @ukpowernetworks to report a power cuts or to receive updates

They advise people to stay clear of power lines and report damaged power lines immediately by calling 105 free from either a landline or a mobile phone. If you see electricity lines that are down or causing significant risk to the public you should call 999.

They provide extra help to customers on their Priority Service Register during a power cut. Households with older or disabled people, those with children under five, or where someone uses medical or mobility equipment that requires electricity as well as other reasons can join the register. You can find out more information about their Priority Service by following this link: ukpowernetworks.co.uk/priority.

Latest News

East Herts District Council Election Results

Posted: Fri, 03 May 2019 10:57 by Clerk's Office

Jeff Jones (872 votes) and Stan Bull (782 votes) have been re-elected as District Councillors for Buntingford.

Turnout - 28.87%

New Member Of Staff

Posted: Mon, 02 Jul 2018 09:30 by Clerk's Office

Following the search for a new member of staff, we are delighted to announce that Alexander Georgiou has joined Buntingford Town Council on a full time basis.

We hope that Alex enjoys his time working for the Council and wish him all the best during his time here.

Changes to Local Bus Service 331

Posted: Thu, 17 May 2018 14:00 by Clerk's Office

New residential development taking place in Buntingford will release funding for improvements to service 331 which are planned to come into operation on 2nd July 2018.

Between Buntingford and Hertford buses will run every hour for most of the day. As this frequency is operationally incompatible with the present generally two-hourly service between Buntingford and Royston, the section north of Buntingford will become a separate service numbered 18. Buses will be timed to connect at Buntingford and through fares will be available. More »

The current operator, Arriva, will be providing about 60% of the Monday-Friday 331 journeys on a commercial basis and there will be some reductions to peak period services to ensure affordability of the supported portion of the service.

In more detail the changes are as follows:

Service 331 will feature:

  • Frequency between peak periods on Mondays to Fridays and on Saturdays increased to hourly
  • Journeys timed to provide connections with trains to and from London at Ware
  • Monday-Friday morning peak journeys towards Hertford are reduced by one and from Hertford will run hourly departing at 55 minute past each hour until 1855

Generally the additional 331 journeys are planned to run via the A10 between Buntingford and Puckeridge on order to serve developments off London Road. Routeings within Buntingford will be subject to change as opportunities to serve the new estates arise.

Service 18 will be provided under contract to the county council by Centrebus and will offer:

  • Journeys generally every 2- 3 hours between Royston and Buntingford
  • A service to new development in Royston at Sassoon Drive reached via Burns Road

Small buses will be used on the 18 allowing operation via Kneesworth Street instead of Green Drift and Tannery Drift.

Usage of service 331 will be monitored and the timetable kept under review in the light of the demand which develops.

You can collect the new timetables at The Manor House or download them here. » Less