Buntingford Town Council

Serving the people of Buntingford

Manor House

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

Tel: 01763 272222

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.


NOTICE OF VACANCY IN THE OFFICE OF TOWN COUNCILLOR

BUNTINGFORD TOWN COUNCIL

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN

that due to the non attendance of a Councillor, a vacancy has arisen in the office of Town Councillor for Buntingford.

If by 31 January 2020 (14 days exuding Dies Non, after the date of this notice) 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 Buntingford Town Council, an election will be held to fill the said 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 31 January 2020.

Richard Cassidy
Returning Officer
East Hertfordshire District Council
Wallfields
Pegs Lane
Hertford
Hertfordshire
SG13 8EQ


Waste and Recycling Collection Dates Feb 2020 - Jan 2021

Make sure you know your bin collection dates for 2020!

Please note January 24th 2020 - Recycling
Please note January 31st 2020 - General Waste

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.

For any further information or queries regarding waste and recycling collection please contact East Herts District Council on 01279 655 261.


CCTV Update

It has been a long process, but the Town Council are happy to finally announce that planning and listed building consent has been granted for the CCTV system in the High Street. We have a provisional start date of 3rd February 2020 to begin installation.

If you have any questions please contact us on 01276 272 222.


Seth Ward Community Centre Play Area - Now Open

The new play area at the Seth Ward Community Centre is now open!

We would like to ask everyone not to use the grass mound and slide until the fencing is removed. This is to give the new grass time to establish.

The design features a road layout through the middle of the park with a roundabout in the centre, as well as lots of other play equipment including a trampoline and a basket swing.

If you have any further questions please contact the Town Council on 01763 272 222.


Chatter Tables

If you would like some company when you go for a tea or coffee, come along to the Manor House every 1st and 3rd Monday of the month between 10:00 - 11:30. Spend some time with others whilst enjoying a hot drink and a cake.

The first few sessions have seen a good number of people turn up, but we would like to see even more of you come along.

Free tea and coffee provided for Chatter Table participants.

For more information contact 01992 531 613.


Finn's Freedom of the Town

On Friday 28th June 2019, at the Buntingford Civic Reception, the Town Council was honoured to present the freedom of the town to retired police dog, and local celebrity Finn. The award was presented by the Town Mayor, Graham Waite.

You may have seen Finn and Dave on Britain's Got Talent, but for those of you who are unaware of his story, Finn was seriously injured whilst pursuing a suspect with his handler PC Dave Wardell in 2016. He suffered stab wounds to the chest and head. Under the current law, the attacker was only charged with criminal damage. This lead to a long campaign spearheaded by PC Dave Wardell, and because of all his hard work a new law recently passed, "Finn's Law" which gives service animals more protection. For more information please visit. https://www.gov.uk/government/news/finns-law-delivered-to-protect-brave-service-animals


Buntingford Town Council AM 2019

At the Annual Meeting on the 16th May 2019 the Town Mayor & Deputy Town Mayor were elected for the forthcoming Civic Year. We also welcomed three new Town Councillors.

After serving the last year as Town Mayor, Councillor Graham Waite was re-elected by the Councillors to the Office of Buntingford Town Mayor for 2019/20. Councillor Steve Bowman was elected to the Office of Deputy Town Mayor for 2019/20.

As a result of only 9 candidates standing for election, three new Councillors were welcomed onto the Council, Councillor Ross Craddock, Councillor Pat Furness and Councillor Brian Lemay have all been co-opted to the Council. We wish them all the best during their time in office.


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.


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.


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