Bayford Parish Council - Current Issues

Village Sign   The sign is complete. We need to erect it and arrange for an unveiling ceremony
Gravel Plan Review     2005 06 24: The Inspector's Report. is on the HCC web site. They appear to have rejected SQ's Appeal

The Gravel plan Review took place at County Hall on the 10 December 2004. SQ Enviromental were appealing against HCC decision to exclude the sites at Broad Green, Bunkers South and Howe Green from the Plan. Here is an account of the proceedings.

      Letter to the Inspector
Rumball's Hump    Developments at Rumball's Hump
The Playground   Sunday 20 March, 10am Annual Playground tidy. We need to add more bark around the climbing frame, cut back some of the bushes and carry out any other job before the weather improves. All welcome.
    The Parish Council's plan to relocate the Playground from its present position next to the vicarage to Bayford Green, the open area just beyond Bayford Manor, has been abandoned following advise from the solicitors who drew up the original transfer (Moon Beaver), that in view of there being a stroong disagreement from an owner of property adjoining the Green, and that a playground could constitute 'an edifice', it would be unwise to proceed.
East of England Plan   I have some leaflets describing this plan to build 20,800 homes in East Herts. You must write before 16 March for your view to count. Go to Speak Up or Hertfordshire. The East of England Regional Assembly is unelected, financed by you and has 30% 'stake holders'. The Parish Council has made a submission.
Hertford Southern Bypass   The old chestnet has again been raised by HCC(?) and strongly denied in the Mercury. So when can we expect an announcement? This no doubt fueled by the building plans in the East of England plan.
Clean Neighbourhoods and Environment Bill   New powers for Parish Councils..
Ashendene Farm    The current dispute between Ashendene Farm and its neighbours over the level of noise etc, seems to have ground to a halt. Neither the Planning Authourity nor Environmental Health consider any further significant action is required.
Nine Acre field opposite Mrs Cook's House.    As of June 2005, the negotiations between the Mr. Spencer, the gypsy agent and the owner of the adjacent 39 acre field Mr Menealou, together with a number of local residents is continuing. The idea is to purchase the field to prevent it being used as a residential gypsy site. East Herts. have decided not to apply for an injunction on the land which makes it more available for Gypsy use.