Covid-19 - Advice for Allotment Holders

posted 30 Mar 2020, 02:36 by Pirton Parish Clerk

Covid 19 Emergency Measures

March 26th, 2020

UPDATED 26/03/20

Following the instructions around movement and gatherings from the Prime Minister on 23 March 2020, we are consulting with central government but as we understand the situation at the moment it is still permitted to visit your plot, to take daily exercise on their own or with members of your household. It is vitally important that you follow all the advice about social distancing and hygiene in the points below and not gather together on site.

Any plot-holder who is self isolating because a household member is ill with corona-virus should not be visiting the site.

The National Allotment Society has issued useful guidance on how to manage allotments in accordance with government regulations.

NHDC - Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update: suspension of garden and food waste collections

posted 27 Mar 2020, 03:31 by Pirton Parish Clerk

From Monday 30 March unfortunately we will not be collecting any food waste caddies until further notice. All food waste should therefore be placed into your purple refuse bin.

We have also had to take the difficult decision to suspend our paid garden waste collection service from 30 March.

We do appreciate that this is a paid for service and once we know the full extent of the disruption, a further communication will be sent to garden waste subscribers.

For tips on home composting, go to our website.

We sincerely apologise for these changes and would have liked to give you more notice, but we have been forced to move very quickly so that we can prioritise collection of refuse and recycling. We know these unprecedented actions will be disappointing, but ask you to please work with us in these difficult times.

Covid-19 Cancellation of Parish Council Meetings

posted 24 Mar 2020, 06:04 by Pirton Parish Clerk   [ updated 25 Mar 2020, 04:49 ]

Until further notice, during the current Covid-19 epidemic and in accordance with government guidelines, no Parish Council meetings will take place.
This includes the Annual Parish Meeting scheduled for 21 May.

The Council is making alternative arrangements to conduct essential business and ensure that invoices are paid in a timely manner.

If you have any questions, please contact the Clerk ( in the first instance.

S106 Monies

posted 16 Mar 2020, 03:31 by Pirton Parish Clerk

A new link under Documents/Finance has been added explaining the S106 monies currently available to Pirton.

Annual Parish Meeting - POSTPONED until further notice

posted 13 Mar 2020, 06:12 by Pirton Parish Clerk   [ updated 25 Mar 2020, 04:47 ]

The Annual Parish Meeting will take place in the village hall on Thursday 21 May 2020, starting at 7.30pm. All residents of Pirton are cordially invited to attend.
This is an opportunity to hear what the Parish Council has been doing and to ask questions.

Road Closure - High Street - Date to be advised

posted 25 Feb 2020, 01:01 by Pirton Parish Clerk

TRO14326 The Hertfordshire (Temporary Closing and Temporary Waiting Restrictions in Various Roads

8. that length of High Street, Pirton from its junction with Royal Oak Lane north westwards to
its junctions with West Lane, a distance of approximately 533 metres.
An alternative route will be via Royal Oak Lane and West Lane.

This will come into operation from 1 April 2020 and is valid for 18 months.


The Public Notice will appear in the Comet Series on 12 and 26 March 2020


Directory of Pirton Organisations Update

posted 19 Feb 2020, 04:28 by Pirton Parish Clerk   [ updated 19 Feb 2020, 04:30 ]

The Directory of Pirton Organisations is currently being updated. Please email any updates to the Parish Clerk and they will be incorporated into the updated document.

Affinity Water Priority Services Register

posted 22 Jan 2020, 03:37 by Pirton Parish Clerk

Need extra help? We have some additional services that may help you.

Visually impaired?
Hearing difficulties?
Medical conditions?
Password scheme?

Registering is easy and straightforward. Visit the website or call us. or 0345 357 2406

Parish Council Vacancy

posted 20 Jan 2020, 01:23 by Pirton Parish Clerk

Notice is hereby given that due to the resignation of Stephen Smith, a vacancy has arisen in the Office of Councillor for the Parish Council.

If by 6 February 2020 (14 days after the date of this notice) a request for an election to fill said vacancy is made in writing to the Returning Officer
at the address below by TEN electors for the said Parish, an election will be held to fill the said vacancy, otherwise the vacancy will be filled by

If an election is called, it will take place not later than 6 April 2020.

Dated 20 January 2020.

David Scholes
Returning Officer
Council Offices
Gernon Road
Letchworth Garden City

Councils Launch FREE Central Heating Scheme

posted 16 Jan 2020, 01:31 by Pirton Parish Clerk

10/01/2020 - 3:15pm
North Hertfordshire District Council (NHDC), working with Hertsmere and East Herts Councils, have secured funding to help people living in the three areas to transform their home heating facilities and reduce their energy bills.
Homeowners and private renting tenants that don’t have radiators in their home and rely on inefficient room heaters or fires could get an A-rated gas-powered central heating system installed at no cost.

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