Parish Information

The Buntingford Community Area Neighbourhood Plan was approved at the referendum held on 23rd March 2017. 
See the NeighbourhoodPlan page for details

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HERTS HIGHWAYS HAVE DECIDED TO IMPLEMENT NO WAITING MEASURES (DOUBLE YELLOW LINES) ON THE B1038 BY THE VILLAGE HALL.  IT IS NOT YET KNOWN WHEN THESE WILL BE PUT DOWN.

SEE NOTICE AND PLAN HERE

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Village Hall
The 2016 Annual General Meeting of Hormead Village Hall Management Committee was held at Hormead Village Hall on Thursday 24th November 2016.  Notice and agenda here

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ANNUAL AUDIT OF PARISH COUNCIL ACCOUNTS
for year ending 31 March 2017

The Parish Council's Annual Audit for 2016/17 is underway and has been signed off by the Internal Auditor and approved by the Parish Council at its May Meeting.  It will now be submitted to the External Auditor, BDO, at the end of June.  The period for the Exercise of Public Rights will run from 23rd June to 3rd August.  The appropriate notices will be posted nearer the time.
From 2017/18, the external audit requirements will change for Councils with a turnover of less than £25,000 (such as Hormead).  An external audit will not be mandatory, but a rigourous internal audit and the publishing of the Council's finances will still be required to comply with the 2015 Local Government Transparency Code.  Information will be updated here.
Colin Marks, Clerk to the Parish Council, 30th May 2017

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Footpaths and Rights of Way
Application for Modification Order to amend Definitive Map for footpath from the B1368 south of Hare Street to Buntingford Bridleway 23. Ref EH/315/MOD
The Rights of Way Service request that any evidence regarding the proposed route be sent to  the Definitive Map Officer at Herts County Council by the deadline of Monday 10th July 2017 - see below for details:
Application explanation letter
Investigation Report


Buntingford Restricted Byway 9 (RB9) to Hare Street Road
October 2015: The Parish Council has received notification from HCC of an application for a Modification Order to amend the Definitive Map of Public Rights of Way of the Buntingford Restricted Byway 9 (RB9) to Hare Street Road.  The application, maps, detailed Investigation Report and the decision process can be accessed via the links below:
Application for Modification letter
RB9 maps
Investigation Report
Decision process explanation

Highways matters
The Parish Council is presently pursuing a number of highways and traffic matters with East Herts, with County, and with the police.   We are presently endeavoring to organise a DriveSafe scheme for Hare Street village but we need of volunteers.  Please contact the Clerk to see how you can be involved to help create a safer and more pleasant environment for the whole community, and certainly for those who live on, and regularly use, the B1368 through the village.

If you have any queries about highway maintenance works or temporary road closures, please contact  Hertfordshire Highways on 0300 123 4047.

Should you wish to report a highways fault, report online at www.hertsdirect.org/highwayfaults.

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Police matters:  Call 101 to report non-emergency police matters - or 999 in an emergency.

If you suspect any drugs problems in the parish, you can report anonymously to Crime Stoppers on their website, www.crimestoppers-uk.org.
Alternatively, Cllr Jayne Denham can provide further information; her contact details are on the Meet the Parish Council page of this website.

Hertfordshire Constabulary: 
Safer Neighbourhoods Crime Report October 2015
Safer Neighbourhoods Crime Report September 2015 with Operation Stomp Hormead report and Police & Crime Commissioner's Report
SEE THE PARISH NEWS PAGE FOR PHOTOGRAPHS AND REPORT OF OPERATION STOMP
East Herts Rural Team Newsletter, January 2015
Sgt Duncan Wallace and his Safer Neighbourhood Team have produced a comprehensive overview of the past year's activities and a wealth of useful information in their latest Newsletter here

Useful contact numbers provided by the local police:
Anti Social Behaviour and Projects officer
EHDC – Julie Pomfrett – 01992 531423 (Mon-Fri 9am-5pm)
Environmental Crime Team – 01992 655261
Dog Control Officer EHDC – Linda Last – 01992 655261
Parking Services – 01992 655261
Abandoned Vehicles – 01992 655261
Youth Connexions – Russell Cairns – 07889288944 (Mon-Fri 12 noon-7pm)
Trading Standards – Susan Shanahan – 01707 292429
Hertfordshire Highways fault line – 01438 737 320
NFU Helpline – 0870 845 8458
RSPCA: Animal neglect advice line – 0300 1234 999
RSPCA: Farm animal welfare line – 0870 753 8333
South Anglia Housing association – 0845 600 1543
TER: plant / machinery register – 01225 464 599
Victim Support – 0845 30 30 900

Hertfordshire Police Authority:
The HPA have published their Strategic Policing Plan for 2012-2015. For more information go to www.hertspa.org or phone Tania Eagle on 01992 555624, or email Tania.eagle.hpa@herts.pnn.police.uk. If you would like a printed copy of the Plan, we have some available; please apply to the Clerk.

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NHS non-emergency  helpline:  Call 111 to be connected to the appropriate service for your need.

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Community Oil Buying Scheme:
The Community Development Agency (CDA for Herts) is promoting a scheme by Enterprise Herts to help communities save on the cost of their heating oil through a countywide syndicate. More information can be found at www.cdaforherts.org.uk or phone 01707 695504, or email office@cdaforherts.org.uk