Coronavirus - message from the chair

 

Sadly the AGM, talks, & Flag Fen outing are cancelled but may be rescheduled.  

Chairman's message in full here

 

Click here for details of recent meetings and of those that were planned for 2020

 

 

GREEN CORRIDOR ACROSS HERTS

 

The meeting scheduled for 18 March was cancelled, but the speaker's slides may be viewed in PDF format here

 

 

BIRCHERLEY GREEN PLANS

 

Chase Homes Latest News

 

Terry Betts 19th March summary here

 

 

Physical Impact on Folly Island

Analysis

See Terry Betts report here

 

BIRCHERLEY GREEN COMMENTS

Letter submitted to EHC by the Society, see here 

 

OCTOBER 2019 PUBLIC MEETING

 

What is wanted for Bircherley Green?

WeAreHertforvideolink

 

Click here to play Event Video

Read the ideas for the town here, and for Bircherley Green here which are also summarised here

 

OTHER PLANNING CONCERNS

 

HCS views on latest planning applications See report here

  • The Gasworks site 
  • Sites for District Plan Housing
  • The Corn Exchange
  • Turbine Generator Hertford Theatre
  • The Duncombe Arms
  • 41 Fanshawe Street (Refused)
  • 17 Highfield Road
  • Bramfield Road Rare Breeds

LECTURE  VIDEO

 

STEPHEN JOSEPH

DEVELOPING HERTFORD AS A

“SUSTAINABLE TRAVEL TOWN”

See slides. Hear the speaker clearly

DO YOU TWITTER?

 

Councils and councillors twitter all the time now. Would you use our Tweets?

Go to CONTACT US and tell us.

 

 

LATEST NEWSLETTER

 

 Winter 2019-20 Newsletter is now available as a pdf file here

 

 

DO YOU CARE ABOUT HERTFORD?

 

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.

 

A414 CORRIDOR STRATEGY A NEW

  BYPASS FOR HERTFORD?

 

Hertfordshire County Council consulted the public on its ideas for the A414 corridor, see here. Amongst these is a possible by-pass for Hertford, estimated cost "up to £500 million".  

 

On January 16 Councillor Derek Ashley addressed over 200 people in the RC church - see report. Everyone was encouraged to give their feedback on a simple slip. The Civic Society committee noted these, and views posted on our blog, when making the Society's formal response, see here.

 

Give your views on the by-pass by posting a comment on the Society's blog here

 

Find & contact your own HCC councillor here 

 

See this video of two members' views

 

 

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 click here