Hertford and Slavery

Clarkson Memorial

The Presentation

HCS Lecture

Historian Clare Gittings

Wednesday 4th February 2021

Some slave owners in the West Indies lived in Hertford. There were vocal protests at the time. A topic with present-day resonances. 

For previous Lecture Zoom videos please see the Events section

The Government's Planning White Paper - What is at Stake?

20th January 2021

New River Lecture

16th December

Hertfordshire Pevsner Update  
19th Nov 2020

HERTFORD MILL GO AHEAD
(Tamworth Road) and adjacent land

On 3rd February planning permission was granted, subject to completion of a legal agreement, for the demolition of all existing buildings and the construction of 49 dwellings (17 flats, 14 three bed and 18 four bed houses).

Further Details here

BIRCHERLEY GREEN GO-AHEAD

Following completion of a Legal Agreement planning permission was finally issued on 6th November 2020
Study Detailed Decision Notice HERE

 HARTHAM LEISURE CENTRE PROPOSALS 

image of Hertford Leisure Centre Proposal

The plans for the redevelopment of Hartham Leisure Centre were approved unanimously by East Herts Council Development Management Committee on 2nd December 2020.
                                           Peter Norman

AWARD WINNER ANNOUNCED

Press Release here

PLANNING CONCERNS

HCS views on latest planning applications See January update report here

  • Foxholes Farm
  • Tree Heritage Site

  • Gates of Hertford
  • Mangrove Road

  • 15 West Street

  • Hertford Bell (Duncombe Arms)
  • The Corn Exchange
  • Power Turbine Hertford Theatre

 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.

LECTURE  VIDEO 

STEPHEN JOSEPH

DEVELOPING HERTFORD AS A

“SUSTAINABLE TRAVEL TOWN”

See slides. Hear the speaker clearly

AGM PENDING

A meeting will be held for the AGM when the situation allows. In the meantime:

HCS Accounts here
Treasurer's Report here 

A414 CORRIDOR STRATEGY A NEW

  BYPASS FOR HERTFORD?

In the current Covid situation will the Bypass ever be needed?

UPdate us with your views in the Blog.

 The Society's formal response, see 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