Hertford Civic Society
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Hertford & The Hertford Civic Society

Hertford is the county town of Hertfordshire, located some twenty miles North of London.

It has a population today of around 24,000 people, with many residents commuting into London via the rail links into London King's Cross and Moorgate from Hertford North station and into London Liverpool Street and Stratford from Hertford East. The town still retains the feel of a country-town despite its proximity to both London and the New Towns of Stevenage and Harlow where modern developments have been focussed - although traffic congestion is a continuing concern.

Hertford Civic Society was formed over 40 years ago to protect the architectural heritage of the county town and to encourage the best in contemporary design.

Do please take a look around our website and feel free to CONTACT us should you require any further information.

Bircherley Green Re-development ProposalsBircherley Green Re-development Proposals

At the end of August Wrenbridge held a public consultation on their proposals for a major re-development by erecting information boards in Bircherley Green and answering queries from passers by. Some of our members also made comments to our Chairman Terry Betts by email and these, anonymised, are available HERE with the information supplied by Wrenbridge.

You can also view the details provided by Wrenbridge HERE

Alfred Russel Wallace

Unveiling of Sculpture - Saturday 18 October at 3.30 pm

The public unveiling of the sculpture of Alfred Russel Wallace, on an exterior wall of Hertford Theatre, will take place at 3.30 pm on Saturday 18 October.

Dr George Beccaloni will make the main speech, while the sculptor Rodney Munday will also say a few words.

Wallace (1823-1913), who 'discovered' evolution alongside Charles Darwin, was brought up and educated in Hertford.

The East Herts Council Draft District Plan

In February East Herts Council published a Draft District Plan, which will play a crucial role in assessing future planning applications. The public had 12 weeks to submit objections and comments. The Civic Society Committee and other volunteer members spent considerable time and effort reviewing the Draft Plan which can be found HERE. There you can also find all the objections and comments submitted to the Council attached to the paragraphs and policies to which they refer.

A consolidated version of Society's submissions running to nearly 10,000 words can be found HERE

The Summer 2014 Newsletter summarises the Society's position in just over two pages and can be downloaded HERE

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