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.
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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
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.