Buntingford Town Council

Serving the people of Buntingford

Manor House

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

Tel: 01763 272222

Latest News

Questionnaires are on their way

Residents across the parishes of Aspenden, Buckland & Chipping, Buntingford, Cottered, Hormead and Wyddial, will soon receive through their letter boxes the Neighbourhood Plan Questionnaire.
Complete this and you could win £250. The form will be collected within 14 days but you could return it to one of the collection points listed.
You can also complete on-line, see the link on the form.
Also... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 05 May 2014 09:00 by Clerk's Office

Tags: News, Neighbourhood Plan

New Councillor co-opted

New Councillor co-opted

The vacancy left by the resignation of Rod Coleman was filled last Thursday evening at the special Full Council meeting. The decision was that Toby Archer be co-opted.
Toby operates the Cheese Plate in Buntingford High Street and is Chairman of the Chamber of Commerce. He is also involved in the Neighbourhood Planning Forum and the Town Council's Traffic Advisory Group.

Posted: Mon, 14 Apr 2014 09:00 by Clerk's Office

Tags: Councillor

Yet more Planning Applications

Having being granted permission by the Planning Inspectorate for 100 house at the east of Snells Mead, Wheatley Homes have now put in two more applications for adjacent land. 80 dwellings for the land north of the Millennium Wildlife Area and 100 east of Layston Meadow. Neither of these two parcels of land are included in the current draft District Plan.

Posted: Mon, 31 Mar 2014 10:00 by Clerk's Office

Tags: News, Planning

Town Councillors' Surgery

Buntingford Town Councillors are to hold monthly surgeries commencing on Wednesday 19th March. Come along to the Council Chamber between 7pm and 8.30pm and speak to one of the Councillors.

The next surgery will be held on the Wednesday 16th April.

Posted: Mon, 17 Mar 2014 08:00 by Clerk's Office

Tags: Surgery

Town Councillor Vacancy

Rod Coleman has now moved to the north-east and has resigned as a Buntingford Town Councillor. This means another vacancy is available which the Council hope to fill by co-option providing no election is called for. Those that have already applied for co-option for the previous vacancy, need not reapply as they will automatically be considered.

Posted: Mon, 10 Mar 2014 10:00 by Clerk's Office

Tags: News, Councillor

New Councillor co-opted

New Councillor co-opted

Buntingford Town Council has co-opted Peter Hay to fill the vacancy left by the resignation of Richard Bennett. Peter is a familiar face in Buntingford having worked at Country Properties in the High Street for many years.

Posted: Mon, 03 Mar 2014 09:00 by Clerk's Office

Tags: Councillor

The Search is on - You're Hired!!

The Clerk' Office is looking for an Apprentice to train towards the qualifications of a Town Clerk. Applicants must go through the Apprenticeship website.
The initial contract is for 1 year with release for a Business Administration course. Hopefully the successful candidate will continue and attend further training including Computer courses including database and other office tools. Training will... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 24 Feb 2014 12:00 by Clerk's Office

Tags: News

Yet more development for the Town

Last week EHDC approved the application by Pigeon Developments to develop north of Park Farm. Technically the majority of this land lies in Cottered Parish with only the Care Home and link road within Buntingford. As it stands, the S106 development money and the New Homes Bonus could all go to Cottered with no benefit to Buntingford.
Despite the concerns of the Town Council and others, EHDC have stated... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 10 Feb 2014 08:43 by Clerk's Office

Tags: News, Planning

Neighbourhood Plan Area designation

The joint parishes of Buntingford, Aspenden. Buckland & Chipping, Cottered, Hormead and Wyddial have applied for the designation of the area for the Neighbourhood Community Plan.

This has been an involved process requiring agreement from the Parishes, involvement of nominated Councillors and a considerable amount of work.

It is anticipated this Plan will be ready for March 2015.

More details can be... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 04 Feb 2014 08:41 by Clerk's Office

Tags: Planning, Neighbourhood Plan

Planning Appeal Upheld

The Inspector has just issued his report which gives the go ahead for two major developments in Buntingford.

These are known as the Taylor Wimpey and Wheatley Homes proposals. They lie to the east of the town on either side of Hare Street Road.

Buntingford Town Council fought hard at the Inquiry to oppose these developments but with no support from EHDC, lack of District Plan and no demonstratable 5... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 27 Jan 2014 10:00 by Clerk's Office

Tags: News, Planning

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