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.

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

Celebrating Alfred Russel Wallace - Update

Alfred Russel Wallace

Thanks to an initiative by Hertford Civic Society, East Herts Council and Hertford Town Council, Hertford will now be getting its own sculpture celebrating Alfred Russel Wallace.

A full open competition was held during the summer of 2013, with a prize or fee of up to ten thousand pounds.

The final winner was local sculptor, Rodney Munday, who is based in Much Hadham, and his sculpture will be installed on the wall at Hertford Theatre later this Autumn


In case anyone needs a reminder, Wallace, who grew up in Hertford, was, alongside Darwin, a key figure in articulating the concept of evolution.

See theSpring 2014 NEWSLETTER for more details.

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