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Parish Council Elections May 2nd 2019

Parish Council Elections May 2nd 2019

Those with long memories may recall that I wrote about the last local council elections on April 16th 2015. I commented along the lines that this was like a blanket of apathy descending on Hertford. I have been involved in Hertford since 2000 and if you read my previous posts (see right) you will know …

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Trees on Folly Island

Trees on Folly Island

In some of my more mischievous moments at the Hertford Transport Forum I would manipulate the conversation to be able to include Hertfordshire Highways, Folly Island and trees in the same sentence. I knew it would wind up some of the more streetwise Officers. For those who did not know the Folly Island Residents Association …

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Slow boat to Sainsbury’s

Slow boat to Sainsbury’s

I have been giving some thought in the last few weeks to the idea of river shopping. To be more precise, a regular ferry connecting Hertford East Rail Station, Bircherley Green Bus Station and Sainsbury’s. The infrastructure is already in place. Why this sudden flash of inspiration? Since the service road was blocked by concrete …

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Folly Island in photos – 1976 and now

Folly Island in photos – 1976 and now

Here is a time shift view of certain parts of Folly Island in about 1976 and now (July 2018). The original photos were given to…

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

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 …

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Bircherley Green planning application

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 …

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The Old Barge Public House on Folly Island Hertford

The Old Barge Public House on Folly Island Hertford

These are photos of the Barge from the 1990 episode of Morse to the present day and the distant past. Just click on one photo…

Hertford – a short guide to the county town

Hertford – a short guide to the county town

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…

Folly Island, Hertford

Folly Island, Hertford

Modern day Folly Island Folly Island is situated in the centre of Hertford where the River Lee (or Lea) splits into two. Hertford is the…