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Town councillors vote 3-0 to throw out Bircherley Green plans – No!!

It was with a wry smile that I read in the Hertfordshire Mercury that Hertford Town Council had voted unanimously to reject the planning application to redevelop Bircherley Green. This would be fine if it wasn’t so wrong or, far from the truth. It was the Planning sub-committee that voted to reject the plans. There …

Bircherley Green planning application

Finally after many months of bated breath a planning application has been made for the redevelopment of Bircherley Green Shopping Centre. Both are long overdue. If you cannot wait any longer this is the link to the the appropriate page: https://www.publicaccess.eastherts.gov.uk and enter 3/17/0392/FUL into the search box. There are pages and pages supporting the …

Hidden Hertford

Hidden Hertford logo

There are links below from which you can buy the official Hidden Hertford audio/visual tour. There is also a basic MP3 audio guide. The mp4 video file was originally intended for us on iPods and can be viewed now on a variety of devices including a PC running Windows 10. This is quite an unique …

The Old Barge Public House

This being World Cup time we recorded an episode of Morse. A little way through ‘The Infernal Serpent’ from 1990 Mrs B and me both said: ‘I recognise that pub’. It was of course the interior of the Old Barge public house on Folly Island where we live. We often have this kind of moment, …

Hertford – a short guide

Hertford is the county town of Hertfordshire; about twenty miles north of London up the A10 from Tottenham, or take the A1/M1 turn off at Hatfield for the A414. It has two railway stations, Hertford North and Hertford East with regular services into London Kings Cross and London Liverpool Street respectively. At the centre of …

Folly Island, Hertford

Folly Island is at the centre of Hertford where the River Lee (or Lea) splits into two. Hertford is the county town of Hertfordshire. It has a bus station, two train stations and easy access to most major road networks to London and airports. There are 122 houses on Folly Island. They are two or …

John Barber, Author

A little bit about John Barber. This feature published by the Hertfordshire Mercury on December 7 2007 gives you a brief flavour of the man behind the site but for a more detailed background, read my biography. Getting to know you Name John Barber Age Just collected my bus pass Where are you from Folly …