Buntingford Town Council

Serving the people of Buntingford

Manor House

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

Tel: 01763 272222

  • Newsletter July 2022

    Newsletter July 2022

    Buntingford Town Council Newsletter July 2022

  • Town Council Offices

    Town Council Offices

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

  • 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.

  • The BCAT Bus - SUSPENDED

    The BCAT Bus - SUSPENDED

    The BCAT has been suspended until further notice.

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.


Hare Street Road Play Area

We are pleased to announce that the work to upgrade the Hare Street Road play area is due to start on Tuesday 15th November 2022. We expect the installation to be completed in early December. The new play area will consist of a zip wire, trampoline and climbing stack. Please contact the office on 01763 272222 if you have any questions.


London Road Roadworks

From 31 October, Hertfordshire County Council will be starting works to install a new
3.5m-wide shared use cycling and pedestrian path along the eastern side of London
Road/Station Road. The project also includes new pedestrian and cyclist crossing
points, new and improved bus stops, and lower speed limits in the area, to make
travelling around Buntingford safer and easier.

Plans for the new scheme can be seen here:

https://storymaps.arcgis.com/collections/d398ab88e56b4461a033343e36148574

Please see the document below for more information.


Gigaclear - Bringing Fibre Optic to Buntingford

If you want to know more about Gigaclear and their fibre optic rollout in Buntingford, make sure to join their online event on Wednesday 20th July from 18:30 - 19:30

Register on the link below to get regular updates and attend the online event.

www.gigaclear.com/events

If you wish to contact Gigaclear, please get in touch with their dedicated customer operations team on:
Email: networkbuildqueries@gigaclear.com or Tel: 0370 7740537

Address 1

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Application Status

Works Status

Address 2

Traffic Management

UNION TERRACE

10/10/2022

23/10/2022

Granted

PROPOSED WORKS

BUNTINGFORD

GIVE & TAKE

THE TANNERY

12/10/2022

25/10/2022

Granted

PROPOSED WORKS

BUNTINGFORD

GIVE & TAKE

BRIDEWELL CLOSE

14/10/2022

26/10/2022

Granted

PROPOSED WORKS

BUNTINGFORD

GIVE & TAKE

FAIRFIELD

26/09/2022

30/10/2022

Granted

IN PROGRESS

BUNTINGFORD

GIVE & TAKE

MONKS WALK

08/08/2022

31/10/2022

Granted

IN PROGRESS

BUNTINGFORD

GIVE & TAKE


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

London Road Active Travel Fund Scheme - update.

Posted: Thu, 01 Dec 2022 09:49 by Clerk's Office

The current phase of works is scheduled to be paused on 3rd December 2022.

London Road/Station Road will then re-open to through-traffic in both directions between 4th December 2022 and 2nd January 2023. More »

Phase A of construction will resume on 3rd January 2023. While good progress has been made, including most of the shared path having been constructed and the installation of the kerbs for the new bus stops, operational challenges on-site mean that HCC need to complete the phase in the New Year. The road closure will be reinstated from 3rd January so through traffic will need to follow the signed diversion route. More details on upcoming works phases can be found below.

The project, which will make travelling around Buntingford safer and easier, will provide a shared path, new pedestrian and cyclist crossing points, and lower speed limits in the area. New bus stops will be introduced to help serve the upcoming new First School on the southern end of Buntingford. The improvements are funded by the Department for Transport's Active Travel Fund.

Please continue to allow more time for your journey through the area and plan ahead to avoid disruption.

Traffic management

Works are being completed in phases to help keep disruption to a minimum and will continue to involve a 24/7 road closure in sections along London Road/Station Road, with no through route available for the entire construction period (scheduled until summer 2023).

The remaining phases consist of:

Phase A

A10 roundabout – Stearn Way

Ongoing to 3 December 2022, then resuming

3 January to late January 2023

Phase B

Stearn Way - Windmill Hill

Late January to mid-February 2023

Phase C

Windmill Hill - Owles Lane

Mid-February to March 2023

Phase D

Owles Lane - Plashes Drive

March to April 2023

Phases E-J

Plashes Drive – High Street

April to late summer 2023

*dates are subject to weather and construction conditions

Further details on these phases will be available nearer to the time of construction at www.hertfordshire.gov.uk/activetravelfund

Further details on these phases will be available nearer to the time of construction at www.hertfordshire.gov.uk/activetravelfund

*dates are subject to weather and construction conditions

Diversion routes

There will be a signed diversion route in place on the A10 Buntingford Bypass and Baldock Road during construction.

During Phase A (Ongoing to 3 December 2022, resuming 3 January to late January 2023):

· There will be no access for vehicles between the A10 roundabout and London Road/Station Road in either direction.

· The BP garage will remain open and accessible from the A10 roundabout.

· Access to Stearn Way will be maintained via London Road/Station Road through Buntingford and the signed diversion route. Temporary traffic lights will be in place to manage access.

During Phase B (Late January to mid-February 2023):

· The section of road between the Stearn Way and Windmill Hill junctions will be closed in both directions.

· Access to Stearn Way will be possible from the southern end of London Road via the A10 roundabout.

· Access to Windmill Hill and Olvega Drive will be maintained via London Road/Station Road through Buntingford and the signed diversion route. Temporary traffic lights will be in place to manage access.

During Phase C (Mid-February to March 2023):

· Phase B will re-open and the section of road between the Windmill Hill and Owles Lane junctions will be closed in both directions.

· Access to Stearn Way, Olvega Drive, and Windmill Hil will be possible from the southern end of London Road via the A10 roundabout.

· Construction workers will facilitate access to St Francis Close through the works area

· Access to Owles Lane and Crouch Gardens will be maintained via London Road/Station Road through Buntingford and the signed diversion route. Temporary traffic lights will be in place to manage access.

During Phase D (March to April 2023):

· Phase C will re-open and the section of road between the Owles Lane and Plashes Drive junctions will be closed in both directions.

· Access to Stearn Way, Olvega Drive, Windmill Hill, St Francis Close, Crouch Gardens and Owles Lane will be possible from the southern end of London Road via the A10 roundabout.

· Resident access to Plashes Drive will be maintained via London Road/Station Road through Buntingford and the signed diversion route. Temporary traffic lights will be in place to manage access.

We will be in touch with more information on later phases nearer the time. Information on construction and diversion maps, is available online at www.hertfordshire.gov.uk/activetravelfund

Bus services

Bus services will resume normal routes during the Christmas period, between 4 December 2022 and 2 January 2023. From 3 January, the current diversion routes will be reinstated and the HertsLynx demand responsive service will continue to serve London Road/Station Road.

Further information is available on the Intalink website: https://www.intalink.org.uk. Details will also be displayed on notices at all relevant bus stops.

Pedestrian and cycle access

Access will be maintained for pedestrians on the western footpath throughout the works.

Within the works area, pedestrians may have to wait to be escorted to/from properties by site workers. Cyclists will need to dismount and share the footway with care.

Working hours

To complete the improvements as quickly as possible, phase B works will continue seven days a week between 8am to 11pm. Noisier works will be completed before 8pm, where possible. From Phase C onwards, works will take place between 8am – 8pm.

Temporary parking suspensions and waiting restrictions

To help keep traffic moving along the diversion route, the parking suspension along Baldock Road between Buntingford Post Office and Linden Court will remain in place. In addition, vehicles are prohibited from waiting at any time on both sides of Baldock Road (High Street to A10 roundabout) whilst works continue.

Alternative parking is available at Bowling Green Lane Car Park, where residents can park free of charge between the hours of 3pm and 9am. Residents will also be able to park in Bowling Green Lane Car Park for free for 1 ½ hours at other times.

Construction updated

To stay up to date on subsequent phases of work, please visit www.hertfordshire.gov.uk/activetravelfund . You can also sign up for email updates via www.hertfordshire.gov.uk/updateme

We appreciate your patience while HCC complete these works.

Enquiries about the works on site can be directed to Hertfordshire County Council's Contact Centre on 0300 123 4040 or emailed to our dedicated email address ATFConsultation@hertfordshire.gov.uk » Less

The River Rib - Work Started

Posted: Tue, 22 Nov 2022 10:24 by Clerk's Office

We are pleased to announce that work has now started on the River Rib restoration project.

Visit our webpage for more information.

Notice of Vacancy

Posted: Tue, 15 Nov 2022 14:23 by Clerk's Office

BUNTINGFORD TOWN COUNCIL
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
that due to the resignation of Councillor Teresa Bonner, a vacancy has arisen in the office of Town
Councillor for Buntingford.
If by 6 December, 2022 a request for an election to fill said vacancy is made in writing to the
Returning Officer at the address below by TEN local government electors for area of Buntingford
Town Council, an election will be held to fill the vacancy.
If an election is not requested by ten local government electors, the vacancy will be filled by co-option as soon as practicable after 6 December, 2022.