Hunsdon Village Web

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your online reference for the village and its community

This website is developed and maintained by Hunsdon Parish Council. Please refer any comments, contributions or site errors to hunsdonvillageweb@btinternet.com

Hunsdon Parish Neighbourhood Plan

Hunsdon Parish Council has recently been given approval to develop a Neighbourhood Plan for that part of the parish which is outside 'the Gilston Area' (as defined in the East Herts District Plan and which is being addressed through the joint Hunsdon, Eastwick & Gilston Neighbourhood Plan). Read about the formation of a local Steering Group and its preliminary plan of action here
This Hunsdon Parish Neighbourhood Plan Group is keen on attracting new members to join the group or who may have particular skills they could contributed. We would welcome any interest and invite you to a Group meeting with our consultants, who have been appointed to assist the village in drawing up a plan over the next 18 months. Your help in devising planning objectives for land use and preservation in the village is needed. We will be planning a big consultation event in the autumn when we have done further work and there will be other opportunities to participate. The contact for the group is Carole Page, clerk to the Parish Council clerk@hunsdonparishcouncil.org


Briggens Estate identified as a 'preferred area' for quarrying sand and gravel

The Briggens Estste is the remaining Green Belt land between The Gilston Area (Harlow North) and Stanstead Abbotts to the south west of Hunsdon Parish, although a small section falls within the parish. It has been identified in the draft Hertfordshire County Minerals Local Plan 2016 - 2031 as a 'preferred area' for a large sand and gravel quarry. Should the site be allocated, Tarmac intends to submit a planning application at the earliest opportunity and consides that extraction could begin in 2022.

Herts County Council is currently undertaking a public consultation on the draft Plan, and Hunsdon Parish Council is joining with Stanstead Abbotts Parish Council in making a formal and comprehensive response to the consultation but also in encouraging all residents to respond. To this effect it supports the 'Say NO to the Quarry' campaign and would encourage residents to read and respond to the information being promoted by that group and in particular to use the proforma response to the public consultation. You can either complete and send in the paper response, or complete an online response through the group's website here.


Congratulation to Hunsdon JMI - Top of the league again

For the second year running, Hunsdon JMI School has the highest overall performance at the end of Key Stage 2 among primary schools in Hertfordshire - see the DFE 'league tables' here. Huge congratulations to the current pupils but more so all of the staff on this outstanding achievement.



New to Hunsdon?

If you would like hard copy of an information-packed Welcome Pack then please call Mrs Jill Whitley on 01279 842712 or email hunsdonwelcomepack@hwwchurch.org.uk to arrange delivery.


2018 dates for Hunsdon Parish Council meetings:

Monday 15th JanuaryMonday 19th FebruaryMonday 19th March
Monday 16th AprilMonday 21st May AGMMonday 18th June
Monday 16th JulyMonday 17th SeptMonday 15th October
Monday 19th November

CVSBEH Community Car Scheme and Furniture Recycling Scheme

The Community and Voluntary Service in Broxbourne and East Herts has recently started two new community services that cover our parish - a Community Car Scheme to arrange volunteer drivers for people in need of transport, and a Furniture Recycling Scheme. If you are at all interested in becoming a volunteer driver in the Community Car Scheme, then please read more here. If you would like to know more about using the scheme then please read more here.


The Royal Airforce at Hunsdon 1941-45

The Hunsdon Local History and Preservation Society has republished Fred and Vera Hitching's highly-regarded book "The Royal Airforce at Hunsdon 1941-1945". See here for details


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