Election of Parish Councillors for Pirton 2 May 2019

posted 15 Apr 2019, 03:59 by Pirton Parish Clerk

Uncontested Election
The following are duly elected Parish Councillors for Pirton:
Burleigh Di
Gammell Tom
McConnelogue Carol-Anne
Parkin Marilyn
Rogers Jill
Rowe Nicholas
Smith Stephen

Monday's Road Closure Postponed

posted 22 Mar 2019, 06:06 by Pirton Parish Clerk

Cala Road Closure Postponed.

The Cala site manager has just confirmed that the road closure due to start on Monday is postponed due to issues concerning Highways. He will update the Parish Council as soon as there is more information.

Elections 02 May 2019 - Do You want to be a Parish Councillor?

posted 12 Mar 2019, 03:52 by Pirton Parish Clerk

Parish and Town Council elections will take place on 02 May 2019.
All details can be found on the Electoral Commission website, including nomination packs for those who wish to stand.
The pack is self-explanatory and has a handy check list so that you can’t forget anything.

The notice of election will be published no later than Tue 26 March 2019 and completed nomination papers have to be hand delivered to the NHDC Council Offices, Gernon Road, Letchworth by 4pm on Wed 3 April 2019.
NHDCs preferred option for nomination papers is that the candidate ( or their representative) phones and  makes an  appointment to see Julie Williams in NHDC electoral services on 01462 474305, when their papers can be checked onto the system and immediately corrected if
there are any mistakes.
The candidate or their representative can hand their nomination papers in to reception or put them in the NHDC Post box on the side of the Council Offices. This must be done in plenty of time so they can be returned for correction if there are  mistakes - otherwise the papers are invalid.

There are certain eligibility criteria regarding ‘local connections’ which are listed in the nomination pack.. 
These include:
You are least 18 years old
You are a British Citizen, an eligible Commonwealth citizen or a
citizen of any member state of the European Union
Meet at least one of the following four qualifications:
a. You are, and will continue to be, registered as a local government elector for the parish/community in which you wish to stand from the day of your nomination onwards.
b. You have occupied as owner or tenant any land or other premises in the parish/community area during the whole of the 12 months before the day of your nomination and the day of election.
c. Your main or only place of work during the 12 months prior to the day of your nomination and the day of election has been in the parish/community area.
d. You have lived in the parish/community area or within three miles of it during the whole of the 12 months before the day of your nomination and the day of election.

The nomination pack also contains information on what disqualifies you from standing as a candidate.
This includes:
You are employed by the local authority you want to be elected to, or you hold a paid office under the authority (including any joint boards or committees); or
You are the subject of a bankruptcy restrictions order or interim order
 You have been sentenced to a prison term of three months or more, without the option of a fine, at any time during the five years before polling day.

If you need more information please contact Julie Williams in NHDC electoral services on 01462 474305.
All enquiries re the election process should be directed to NHDC (this notice is for information only) but please do ask any of the current Parish Councillors if you want to know more about what being a Parish Councillor in Pirton entails.

Road Closure and Bus Service Update - IMPORTANT PLEASE READ

posted 1 Mar 2019, 04:39 by Pirton Parish Clerk

The road closure has now been delayed and will probably commence not before 25 March 2019.
This date is still to be confirmed.

The bus service will revert to the normal timetable with effect from Monday 4 March 2019

Road Closure and Revised Bus Service

posted 22 Feb 2019, 03:29 by Pirton Parish Clerk   [ updated 22 Feb 2019, 03:30 ]

Please see pdf document for details of revised bus service from 25 Feb 2019.

Road Closures

posted 24 Dec 2018, 01:33 by Pirton Parish Clerk

Road closure between Holwell and Pirton including bus service.

Summary of information from the Parish Council FB site.

Road closure 

Gas works

There are currently signs on Waterloo Lane saying that part of the road will be closed from January 7th for 12 days. This is for gas installation.


 The Parish Council have been in touch with Cala over their road closure  and have a meeting scheduled with them for January 15th.

Basic information so far:

Cala are aiming for Mid January for their closure. 

They are meeting Highways on January 7th and the date will be finalised following this meeting. 

They will let the Parish Council know as soon as they have a definite date. Cala Head Office will also be sending a newsletter out re the closure to Pirton and Holwell residents.

As far as we know the road will be closed from the triangle at the end of Royal Oak Lane to Waterloo Lane in Holwell.

Construction traffic will continue to come through Holwell into the site.

The road is scheduled to be closed for 16 weeks but this period also includes a buffer in case the works overrun. If the work finishes quicker than the 16 weeks, they  will reopen.

Cala are now on their Christmas break, returning to work on January 3rd They are still working on clarifying access and parking for residents on Holwell Road and will have more information in the New Year.

If anyone  urgently needs more information please contact the site managers when they are back from the Christmas break on January 3rd.

Paul Archer.  Project Manager.

Robert Douglas . Assistant Project Manager.

Pirton Public and School Bus Service.

Tom Gammell has  made enquiries regarding the impact on the public and school bus services, during the road closure period and has posted the following information..

‘The first thing to understand, is that currently, no final decision has been taken on what will happen, so please bear in mind that the information I have been given, may change.

During the period of the CALA closure, the buses from Pirton will go directly to Hitchin along Hitchin Road, and vice versa on the return journey. The pick-up points for this temporary service will be next to The Fox and next to The Motte & Bailey.

Just as a for instance, at the moment, the times of morning departure is some 15 minutes earlier, at approx. 07:53.

Do please bear in mind that this is what is proposed rather than finalised. However, there will not be a bus of any description travelling between Pirton and Holwell during the road closure period. The PC will update this as soon as we hear further from the North Herts Bus Users Group, who have been very helpful ‘

Chairman Resignation

posted 14 Nov 2018, 05:17 by Pirton Parish Clerk   [ updated 14 Nov 2018, 12:04 ]

Alison Smither has announced her immediate resignation as Chair of Pirton Parish Council and as a Parish Councillor.

Parish Clerk Resignation

posted 11 Oct 2018, 06:28 by Pirton Parish Clerk

Stephen Smith has announced his resignation from the Parish Council with effect from 31st December 2018.

Anyone interested in applying for the vacant post, which includes the role of Responsible Financial Officer, should click on the 'Clerk Recruitment' tab for more information.

Gladmans Appeal Details

posted 24 Aug 2018, 08:33 by Pirton Parish Clerk

See details of the Appeal Hearing:

Town and Country Planning Act 1990 Appeal by: Gladman Developments Limited Appeal ref: APP/X1925/W/17/3184846 Site address: Land Off Holwell Road, Pirton Appeal Start Date: 24 April 2018
Date:     4  and  5  September  2018 Time:    10.00am Venue: The Council Chamber, North Hertfordshire District Council Offices, Gernon Road, Letchworth, SG6 3JF. Inspector for the Appeal: Brendon Lyons

If you wish to attend the hearing, a public car park is available adjacent to the Council offices at the Garden Square Shopping Centre and is accessed via Roland Way,  Please be aware that the car parks are pay and display car parks, and that long stay car parking bays are located on floors 4 to 9 at the Garden Square Shopping Centre, disabled parking is also available at the car park.
Details of car parks including charges can be found on the Council website at:
Once you arrive at the Council Offices, please inform reception that you are there to attend the Planning Appeal Hearing in the Council Chamber and they will advise you where to go.
The appeal documents  can be viewed an be viewed at NHDC Offices, Town Lodge, Gernon Road, Letchworth during normal office hours, and the Appeal Questionnaire and the Appellant's and the Council's Statement of Case are also available to view on the Council's website at, using the reference number 17/01543/1.

Parish Council Meeting with CALA Homes

posted 8 Aug 2018, 00:22 by Pirton Parish Clerk

Representatives of the Parish Council met with CALA Homes at the Holwell Turn site on 2nd August 2018.

Notes from the Meeting are shown below.

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