Winter 2022

Conversion of offices and retail

Damage to the character of the Conservation Area

Former Christ’s Hospital sports ground to the west of Mangrove Road

Former Gates site on Gascoyne Way 

Town Centre Housing

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Full list of HCS planning responses



Council unable to attract competitive tenders to make an award 
In May 2021 Civic Society members received presentations from the East Herts Council about the Hertford Theatre Redevelopment.
A video recording of those presentations can be accessed from HERE …
Cllr Eric Buckmaster, Executive Member for Wellbeing at East Herts Council is reported (December 2021) to have said: "Hertford Theatre has been closed and work undertaken by specialist contractors to remove asbestos and prepare the site for construction works in recent months….. the current financial climate, and supply chain issues being experienced in the construction sector, have meant the process of sourcing a contractor is taking longer than expected …Works are now scheduled to start in Spring 2022 and we are working toward an opening in late 2023.


Friends Meeting House

Presentation 1st Dec

Quaker Meeting House

 Talk by Chris Skidmore 

available here

HCS YouTube Channel


Hartham Common Play Area 

Presentation 10th Nov

Hertford Climate Change 
Hertford Town Centre
25th September 2021

available here

HCS  YouTube Channel

Smallpox and Hertford
Clare Gittings Curbing Smallpox in Britain 1721-1853

available here

HCS  YouTube Channel

image of Hertford Leisure Centre Proposal
Martin Lindus Director of Saunders Boston Architects 
HCS  YouTube Channel


 Hertford Civic Society is a charity which has since 1969 acted as a focus for residents interested in shaping the future of the town.

Click here to find out more about us.


Cross-county tramway meets objectives of Hertfordshire's A414 Corridor Strategy

Sustainable travel at the heart of Hertfordshire

click here to view Tramways video

 Herts Orbital Transit proposal by HCS can cut County's carbon footprint
to view click here 

Trams are highly efficient public transport.  Trams are electric, so emit no fumes. On May 1st 2019 MP's declared a climate change emergency.  HCC has also done so.  How will the county change its strategy?


Trams are fast reliable comfortable

Easy and attractive travel. 

Trams avoid road congestion with their own routes and priority at road junctions. .


Trams make places attractive for people

Routes through town centres.  Integrated with local buses.  Links to where most people want to go.


Trams reduce car journeys and road traffic

Trams change travel habits.  Because trams are attractive and reliable, car use drops dramatically and so does road traffic.  Air quality improves.

Leave a message for Reg Harman, our tram expert in the video above, to learn more about trams or Herts Orbital Transit at email:


Press Release here

Unveiling of Plaques for Building Excellence

Carlton court

Carlton Court

Social housing in Sele Farm was variously described as “visionary” and “transformational” at the unveiling of plaques to mark Hertford Civic Society’s occasional awards for the town’s best new buildings.

19th Oct 2021

Henrietta Court



Press Release here

Previous Zoom lecture videos
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The Government's Planning White Paper - What is at Stake?

20th January 2021

New River Lecture

16th December 2020

Hertfordshire Pevsner Update  
19th Nov 2020

Bircherley Green Go Ahead
Chase New Homes Ltd  Marketing

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