Buntingford Civic Society Buntingford Civic Voice
December 2014
November 2014
October 2014
September 2014
July 2014
June 2014
May 2014
Apr 2014
Mar 2014
Feb 2014
December 2013
November 2013
October 2013
September 2013
July 2013
June 2013
May 2013
Apr 2013
Mar 2013
Feb 2013
Dec 2012
Nov 2012
Sep 2012
May 2012
June 2011
April 2011
March 2011
February 2011
Art Competition 2011
November 2010
October 2010
July 2010
June 2010
April 2010
March 2010
February 2010
December 2009
November 2009
September 2009
August 2009
July 2009
Essay Competition
April 2009
March 2009
February 2009
March synopsis
November synopsis
September synopsis
August synopsis
July synopsis
Topics big & small
Journal assessment
High St. Planning
River Rib
Quality of Life
Web site
Civic trust
East of England Plan
Christmas lights


A number of topics to touch on in this piece. First to report on, is the highly successful Civic Society AGM, which was very well attended and had a stimulating keynote talk by Freman College Headteacher Helen Loughran. In addition to members we also welcomed Cllr.Jane Pitman, Cllr.Stan Bull, Cllr.John Warren and Cllr. Eunice Woods. From the floor the Civic Society received numerous appreciative comments on our contribution to Buntingford and surrounding villages.

At the AGM we were able to confirm our founder member status of the new national body' Civic Voice' and shortly we will communicate with members additional benefits of membership such as a complimentary National Trust ticket. The Buntingford Journal revenue relieved members of an increase in their current subscription but that is unlikely to continue beyond 2010/11. We also advised attendees at the AGM that as soon as possible webmaster, Andy Sinclair, will establish e-mail contact with our members in order that consultation can be undertaken on major topics.

Thanks to everybody who helped on the Rib clean-up. The excellent article by Aliya last month showed the scale of the operation and it is irksome that within a week we had to go back into the Rib to remove further cans and bottles. It is only a minority who behave so selfishly and one wonders why they are so uncaring.

The Traffic Advisory Group led by Cllr.Jon Ling had a long awaited meeting with Cllr.Mike Carver and Andrew Pulham who has responsibility for parking management.The discussions were wide ranging but with no obvious solutions to the overall problems. Chaos in Bowling Green Lane when students come out from Edwinstree and Freman was exposed and hopefully on grounds of safety some traffic management improvements can be made.

At the Spring meeting of ANTAS (Association of North Thames Amenity Societies) a range of important subjects were presented. The Chiltern Society spoke knowledgably of the consequences on an area of outstanding beauty if the high speed train HS2 goes ahead. Hertford confirmed planning approval for ASDA, Sainsbury and Tesco application in the face of large scale objections. Bishop Stortford reported on the unwelcome relocation of schools by EHC and the imminent expiry of Stansted Airport's application to expand.

Finally, the Civic Society wish to record the outstanding contribution of Bob Jackson as an executive committee member for ten years. He stood down at the AGM and the loss of Bob highlights the need for successors and increased membership so that the Civic Society can continue to do its best for the Town.

Learn PC

Linden Flooring

Mark Addison Ceramic Tiler

Marketing Zone

Meeting House Kennels

NCS Property Maintenance

Jack Poulton & Sons Ltd

Premier Payroll

Riverside Taxis

Shotokan Karate

SJ Tokely Ltd

SJS Plumbing & Heating

Touch Of Glamour

Traceys Travel


Buntingford Dancing School