Buntingford Civic Society Buntingford Civic Voice
December 2017
November 2017
October 2017
September 2017
July/August 2017
June 2017
May 2017
April 2017
March 2017
February 2017
December 2016
November 2016
October 2016
September 2016
July/August 2016
June 2016
May 2016
April 2016
March 2016
December 2015
November 2015
October 2015
September 2015
June 2015
May 2015
April 2015
March 2015
February 2015
December 2014
November 2014
October 2014
September 2014
July 2014
June 2014
May 2014
April 2014
March 2014
February 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

A Full Agenda - Have a Voice

The Civic Trust AGM was an impressive occasion mainly because of the keynote presentation by the Chairman Philip Kolvin. He outlined the successes of the Trust and did not pull any punches on the challenges the movement faces in difficult economic times.

The successes include the new Trust website (access through www.buntingfordcivic.org.uk or civictrust.org ), increased the diversity and geographical spread of Heritage Open Days, developed the new Purple Flag scheme ( a new international standard for the management of town and city centres at night ), met the Government targets for Green Flag awards and responded on a range of subjects such as the Planning White Paper, Housing Green Paper and Tree Preservation Order procedures.

The challenges are related to the contraction of sponsorship from the private sector and the urgent need to restructure the Trust to capitalise on its 700 plus societies and c.250,000 membership to have real influence at national level. The President Griff Rhys Jones has launched an appeal for funds and members would have received information on this with last month's Journal.

In support of the appeal Buntingford Civic Society donated �300 on behalf of members and Journal readers.

To return to local matters - please make a note in your diary that our AGM will be held on Wednesday, 22 April at Benson Hall. This is the opportunity for you to come forward and offer your services to the Society and the Town. The Spring will also be time to renew membership and we will be seeking permission under the terms of the Data Protection Act to hold your e-mail address in order that from time to time the Society can consult you regarding key issues impacting on Buntingford and surrounding villages. You only need to look at the East of England plan on the Go-East website to know that there are many topics on which you may wish to express an opinion.

As we go to press the severe Winter weather appears to be easing but it has certainly left its mark in damage to roads and pavements. If there is a particularly bad pothole that you know about please report it to Hertfordshire Highways at 01438 737320 / 01923 471320 also hertsdirect.org/highwayfaults and copy our Town Council.

Finally we will see Budgens in our High Street this month - we wish them every success and look forward to a positive contribution to the Town. High Street trading is so important in terms of employment and competition and sustainability of the community.

Derek K Cooper, Chairman.
Touch Of Glamour

Traceys Travel

A Cut Above


B&M Installations

Brooklands Design

Buntingford Karate Club

Buntingford Mowers

Cameo Kitchens

J Oliver Radley

John D Kilby

Jo Jangles


KB Tyres Ltd.

Layston Nursery

Learn PC