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 2022/23

    Mayor & Deputy Mayor 2022/23

    Town Mayor 2022/23 is Cllr Duncan Wallace and Deputy Town Mayor 2022/23 is Cllr Pat Furness

  • 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.

New Trampoline

Buntingford Town Council is pleased to advise that a new trampoline has been installed at Norfolk Road Playing Fields. In the Young Adults Activity Area.
Like the new outdoor gyms this trampoline has also been funded from S106 Contributions.

The Queen's Platinum Jubilee

We had a fantastic weekend celebrating The Queen's Platinum Jubilee at the Seth Ward Community Centre.

Thank you to everyone who came along, it was great to see you all there!

We would also like to say a special thank you to all of the volunteers who made the event possible.

New Town Mayor and Deputy Mayor

Councillor Duncan Wallace (left) has been elected as the new Mayor of Buntingford.

Councillor Wallace was made Mayor at the Annual meeting on Thursday 26th May 2022.

Councillor Wallace succeeds Councillor Graham Waite who has served as Mayor since 2018. We would like to thank Councillor Waite for all his hard work over the last 4 years.

Councillor Mrs Pat Furness (right) has been elected as Deputy Mayor for the 2022/2023 municipal year.

We wish Councillor Wallace and Councillor Mrs Furness all the best for the upcoming year.

Upgrade to Cricket Facilities

Buntingford Town Council are pleased to announce that the cricket nets at Norfolk Road Playing Fields have recently been upgraded, the cricket surfacing has also been improved as part of this work. This project has been funded from S106 contributions towards improvements to outdoor sports facilities in the town.

This funding has also seen the improvements to the skate ramps and the installation of 2 new outdoor gyms at the Seth Ward Community Centre and Hare Street Road Playing Fields.

Reinstatement works at Norfolk Road Playing Fields are due to start towards the end of May.

Outdoor Gyms

Buntingford Town Council is pleased to advise that two new interactive outdoor gyms have been installed for general use. They are located at Seth Ward Community Centre, adjacent to the footpath that runs from Chapel End to Monks Walk, and the other at Hare Street Road Playing Fields adjacent to the Young Adults Activity Area.
These Outdoor Gyms have been funded from S106 Contributions made by various developers for improvements to "Outdoor Sports" and form a small part of an ongoing project to provide new or improved Outdoor Sports facilities within the Town.
This new equipment has QR codes which can be downloaded to your smart phone and advises users what exercises are recommended. There is also an "Exercise Bike" at each site which can be connected to your Smart Phone via Bluetooth. This will provide instant feedback on speed, distance, cadence, watts, calories burned and time. You can also use your smart devices to manually adjust resistance (10 levels), have access to instructional and motivational videos, store and share activity data online!

Ukraine Support

For more information on Ukraine Support in Hertfordshire please visit


The BCAT crew have reached Poland.
Thank you to everyone that generously donated supplies to help those in need.
Please watch the videos below for an update.

The BCAT bus is being used to transport aid donations to the Polish /Ukraine border and return with refugee families to Buntingford.
Many thanks to all that have donated vital supplies. If you would like to make a financial donation towards the cost of these trips please use the donate button which will connect to the Wonderful.org website where 100% of your donation will go towards the Ukrainian aid project.


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.

Pump Track - Response to questions and comments.

  • Response to Pump Track Questions and Comments (PDF, 201 Kb)

    Members of the public were concerned with the planning application submitted by Buntingford Town Council to site a pump track at Norfolk Road Playing Field. The following questions and comments were made.

Feelings of Safety Survey - Buntingford

This week East Herts Community Safety Partnership (CSP) have launched a district wide 'Feelings of Safety' survey using the online platform 'ECHO'. This is a real time engagement tool where we can capture the views of residents. The survey is part of the wide CSP response to VAWG (Violence Against Women and Girls) although the survey is open to all.

The survey can be found following this link:


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%

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

Official Statement Regarding CCTV in Buntingford

Posted: Wed, 14 Feb 2018 10:20 by Clerk's Office

The Town Council has noticed the number of recent posts on Facebook regarding the call for the installation of CCTV in Buntingford.

In November 2017 the Town Council, in association with the East Herts Rural Police, re-visited the possibility of installing CCTV and to that end requested expert guidance to answer the following: More »

Do we need CCTV?
If we need CCTV, how many cameras do we need?
Where should they be located?
How should they be monitored?

We are someway down the road to making a decision but we have to weigh the advantages of CCTV against the cost of Installation, on-going Maintenance, Monitoring etc. We are conscious that if we spend a substantial sum of Tax Payers money we must ensure that we have a robust system that not only detects crime but more importantly deters it.

Once the Council has more detailed information regarding potential CCTV systems and costs The Council would be happy to engage with a selected group of residents to discuss the pros and cons of installing further CCTV in Buntingford. » Less