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LATEST EVENTS MEMBERS ARCHIVE JOURNALS SERVICES ABOUT

'HAVE A VOICE'

The Civic Society alongside other voluntary groups is participating in a Highway Survey to assess residents agreement or disagreement with the following statements.

  • That significant improvements and enhancements are needed to roads, pavements and signage in Buntingford.
  • That our historic High Street should receive regular maintenance.
  • That Buntingford Town Council's reporting to HCC and EHDC should be respected and used as a basis for action.

The survey to be presented to EHDC and HCC is the result of the high degree of frustration over the apparent disregard of our town's urgent need for highway repairs and High Street refurbishment. In other areas knowledgeable local views are ignored. A current example is the approval of a planning application by EHDC for workshops on the Watermill Estate against representations by our Council, Aspenden Parish, Civic Society and others. We all welcome growth in job opportunities in Buntingford but the issue is the narrowness of Aspenden Road to take further industrial traffic and not the width of the entrance to the estate. We are pleased to see that the Rib has new railings from Pig Nose to The Tannery. Well done Environmental Agency. Let's hope the section towards River Green is also replaced in the near future. A well attended occasion which expressed some of the best aspects of our community was the service and unveiling of a birdbath in the grounds of Buntingford Almhouse in memory of Chris Woods who served as Chairman of the Trustees for all of twenty-one years. An outstanding example of voluntary service to the Town and its people.

The unvailing of the memorial was done by our new mayor Cllr. Surjit Singh Basra whom we welcome and wish a successful term in office.

This edition of the Journal brings to a close the long and highly effective editorship of Val Hume. Val's stepping aside after fourteen years highlights the harsh reality that to continue the many voluntary activities which enrich our town we must have more and younger people coming forward to take over leadership of our wide range of clubs and societies.

Derek K Cooper, Chairman.


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