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.

  • Mayor & Deputy Mayor 2018/19

    Mayor & Deputy Mayor 2018/19

    Town Mayor 2018/19 is Cllr Graham Waite and Deputy Town Mayor 2018/19 is Cllr Peter Hay.

  • BCAT Bus Now In Service

    BCAT Bus Now In Service

    The BCAT bus is now in service. There is no service on a Wednesday.

  • 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.


Waste and Recycling Collection Dates November 2018 - October 2019

Make sure you know your bin collection dates for 2019!

East Herts Council has an alternate refuse and recycling collection service. This means your black wheeled bin is collected fortnightly on your waste week with your blue and brown bin being emptied on the alternate week. Visit East Herts for more information.

Click here to see a guide of what you can and can't put in each different bin.


The Maintenance of Layston Churchyard

Representatives of the Parochial Church Council (PCC) and the Town Council have agreed that Buntingford Town Council will take over the immediate clearance and on-going maintenance of the open Churchyard.

Following recent contractor work, the open churchyard has been completely cleared of the long grass. The rest of the churchyard will be kept short and as soon as the bird nesting season is finished, normally the 31st August, the hedges around the churchyard will be pruned and shaped and the mature trees will be "lifted" to give a more open appearance to the churchyard.

The Town Council are in the process of clearing the "old" (wooded) churchyard but work has been held up due to the number of birds still nesting in the surrounding hedgerows and trees.

As the land is still owned by the St Albans Diocese, only those operatives / companies recognised by the Diocese, the PCC or Buntingford Town Council are permitted to carry out any works on the site except for the individual tending of graves.

If anyone would like more information about the future of these churchyards and the proposed new cemetery then please pop into the Manor House and we will be only to pleased to help.


East Herts Council's Community Grant Programme Applications

The second funding round of East Herts Council's Community Grants Programme for voluntary and community groups proposing projects in the East Herts district area, will open for applications on 20th August 2018. East Herts Council are looking for projects that promote the health and wellbeing of residents, especially those that are vulnerable or disadvantaged in some way. East Herts Council are also keen to fund community events that commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the end of WW1. Go to www.eastherts.gov.uk/communitygrants to view the list of our priorities and an online application.

Contact Claire Pullen at claire.pullen@eastherts.gov.uk or call 01992 531459 if you have an idea you'd like to discuss.

Deadline for applications is the 15 October 2018.

A total of £69,000 is available for allocation.


Buntingford Town Council AM 2018

At the Annual Meeting on the 31st May the Town Mayor & Deputy Town Mayor were elected for the forthcoming Civic Year. We also welcomed a new Town Councillor.

After serving 3 years as Deputy Town Mayor, Councillor Graham Waite was elected by the Councillors to the Office of Buntingford Town Mayor for 2018/19. Councillor Peter Hay was elected to the Office of Deputy Town Mayor for 2018/19.

Also, following the disqualification of a previous Councillor in March 2018, Councillor Andrew Huggins has been co-opted to the Council and we wish him all the best during his time in office.

Finally, our thanks must go to Councillor John Noades for his hard work over the past 3 years as Town Mayor.


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.


New PCSO for Buntingford

The Town Mayor and Deputy Mayor recently welcomed our new funded PCSO to Buntingford.

PCSO Waddington has recently joined the East Herts Rural Team. As our funded PCSO, she will be spending most of her time looking after us all in Buntingford.

Everyone here at the Town Council would like to wish her a warm welcome and a successful time here.


Power Cut During Stormy Weather?

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.


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.

A massive thank you to the NP Forum for their years of hard work, and thanks to all those who voted on referendum day. To view the plan and a brief history on the process of creating it, click here.


Latest News

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.

Buntingford Town Council AM 2018

Buntingford Town Council AM 2018

Posted: Mon, 04 Jun 2018 10:30 by Clerk's Office

Our Annual Meeting for 2018 was held on 31st May to welcome our new Town & Deputy Town Mayor for the upcoming Civic Year. We also welcomed a new face on to the Council.

After serving 3 years as Deputy Town Mayor, Councillor Graham Waite was elected by his peers to stand as Buntingford Town Mayor for 2018/19. Councillor Peter Hay was elected to stand as Deputy Town Mayor for 2018/19. More »

Also, following the resignation of a previous Councillor in March 2018, we have finally filled the vacancy by co-option. We'd like to congratulate Councillor Andrew Huggins for becoming a Councillor and wish him all the best during his time in office.

Finally, our thanks must go to Councillor John Noades for an excellent 3 year term as Town Mayor. » Less

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.