Like the rest of the town centre this site is under serious construction. I have cancelled the majority of posts from about 2016 onwards. This has left a slimmed down blog consisting of three main categories: Bircherley Green, Hertford town centre and Other items of interest. Bircherley Green 13 September 2021Chase Homes Appeal planning permission… Continue reading My Hertford Posts
This is a sight you vey rarely see on Folly Island. No cars! I don’t think anyone has ever seen Old Hall Street completely free of traffic. It is not a mirage or a clever bit of Photoshopping. Residents of Folly Island were asked to park elsewhere on Tuesday February 16 (photo taken at 9.56am)… Continue reading Sightseeing in Hertford
Regular readers of this blog will recall that Chase Homes appealed the planning decision from East Herts Council regarding delivery times in and out of Bircherley Green. This was referred to the Planning Inspectorate who have found in favour of Chase Homes. Therefore the access areas for delivery vehicles and refuse lorries will remain the… Continue reading You say Hello .. and I say Goodbye
The Dispute goes on …. and on Chase New Homes have lodged an objection to the Planning Inspectorate regarding Condition 15 of EHDC Planning decision for the development of Bircherley Green. Email from East Herts: Quote begins: Planning Appeal: Bircherley Green Shopping Centre Hertford Hertfordshire SG14 1BN LPA Appeal Ref: 21/00032/COND The applicant has appealed… Continue reading Chase New Homes appeal Planning decision
It should come as no surprise following Whitbread’s announcement of job losses earlier this week that they have now pulled out of building a Premier Inn Hotel in Bircherley Green (see full story in Hertfordshire Mercury). It is fair to say that few people in Hertford saw the need for a hotel. Except for Whitbread… Continue reading Premier Inn Checks Out
As anyone who has read these blogs and other pages on this site will know, I have a love affair with pubs. The guidance laid down by Government to pub landlords has made visits to my local hostelry a total anathema. My first memory of pubs was when I was not even five years old. My… Continue reading Pub – not as we know it
THE VILLAGE INN by John Betjeman “The village inn, the dear old inn, So ancient, clean and free from sin, True centre of our rural life Where Hodge sits down beside his wife And talks of Marx and nuclear fission With all a rustic’s intuition. Ah, more than church or school or hall, The village… Continue reading The Village Inn
So, after 6 years a development on the Bircherley Green Shopping Centre site was given the green light on 25th June 2020. I sat through 2 hours of the Development Management Committee and frankly learned nothing that I didn’t know already. It confirmed two things. One it was not viable to offer affordable housing and… Continue reading Hertford Saved! – Doomed!
I spent more years than I can remember at the Hertford Transport Forum discussing the vexed question of Fore Street. Or more precisely the western end of Fore Street which connects it to Parliament Square. There was no argument that this small section of road created more questions than answers. It also created a rat… Continue reading Fore Street – Solved!!
The Seed Warehouse houses the Mill Bridge Rooms which are owned by Hertford Town Council and can be hired by small groups for meetings. The truth is that the Seed Warehouse is a Tardis. You could almost walk past it, unaware of its existence down a narrow alleyway, squeezed between a newsagents and a fast… Continue reading Seed Warehouse