Parish Information

for year ending 31 March 2019

The Parish Council's Annual Audit for 2017/18 was approved by the internal auditor on 24th April and will be sent to the external auditor, PKF Littlejohn the week ending 28th June.

The period for the Exercise of Public Rights will be from Monday 1st July to 9th August.  The Notice for these Rights may be read here

The unsigned and unaudited AGAR may be read here

Please apply to the Clerk for information.


Great Hormead Conservation Area Appraisal
Public Meeting, Thursday 8th March

The appraisal public meeting was held on 8th March 2018 in the Meads Pavilion and there was an excellent turnout.  John Bosworth, an East Herts Conservation Officer, gave a comprehensive presentation and fielded a number of very good questions.  Consequently, the Parish Council included within its comments a request that parts of Hare Street and Little Hormead be granted Conservation status, and that some areas that are being targetted for removal from the present CA be reinstated.
The CA consultation period ran until 19th April.
The Parish Council has also applied for the allotments to be granted the status of an Asset of Community Value (ACV).

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





Village Hall
The 2019 Annual General Meeting of Hormead Village Hall Management Committee will be held at Hormead Village Hall on Monday 12th August 2019.  Notice and agenda here


Footpaths and Public Rights of Way (PRoW)

FP35 from the B1368 south of Worsted Lane and running south west to meet with Buntingford Bridleway 23:  Hormead 35 Modification Order 2017, Definitive Map and statement that the modification was made on 26th January 2018 may be seen here
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
County Councillor Jeff Jones has agreed to fund from his Highways Locality Budget two Speed Indicator Signs (SIDs) on the B1368 at either end of Hare Street. These will be installed sometime in the 2019/20 financial year. 

Some Speed Aware wheelie bin stickers are available - free of charge. See examples HERE and HERE.  If you are interested, contact the Clerk at

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


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,
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
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 or phone Tania Eagle on 01992 555624, or email If you would like a printed copy of the Plan, we have some available; please apply to the Clerk.


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


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 or phone 01707 695504, or email