Notice of Public Rights & Publication of Unaudited Annual Return

posted 13 Jun 2019, 02:02 by Pirton Parish Clerk   [ updated 13 Jun 2019, 02:17 ]

The following documents are published (and displayed on the Parish Council Noticeboard)
in accordance with the Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014 and the Accounts and Audit Regulations 2015.

Annual Governance and Accountability Return
Notice of Public Rights and publication of unaudited annual governance and accountability return
Local Authority Accounts: A summary of your rights

They can be found in Documents\Finance\Annual Returns as 2018_19 Public Rights Unaudited AGAR
and will be updated on completion of the audit.

Road Closure and Bus Service wef 20 May 2019

posted 17 May 2019, 04:28 by Pirton Parish Clerk   [ updated 17 May 2019, 04:34 ]

A reminder to all that the road to and from Holwell will be closed from Monday 20 May 2019 for 12 weeks.
A modified bus timetable will run during this period, as advised previously in February..

Parish Council Vacancies

posted 14 May 2019, 01:07 by Pirton Parish Clerk

Two vacancies still exist for Councillors for Pirton Parish Council.

Please think about joining the Parish Council now – you can help to shape the future of Pirton, as well as becoming involved in ongoing and planned projects to improve village life for residents.

If you would like to be considered for co-option, please write to or email the clerk with an outline of your reasons for wishing to join the Parish Council and a little information about yourself.

Please note: The applicant’s name must appear on the current register of the Voters List or the applicant should during the whole of the twelve months preceding the relevant date have resided in or within three miles of the parish or the applicant’s only place of work during the whole of the twelve months preceding the relevant date is in the parish. The applicant must not be debarred from standing as a Councillor.

For more information, please contact the Parish Clerk or any Councillor.

Road Closure and Revised Bus Service

posted 22 Feb 2019, 03:29 by Pirton Parish Clerk   [ updated 17 May 2019, 04:33 ]

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 ‘

Outline Planning Permission Granted for Priors Hill Site

posted 1 Aug 2018, 11:42 by Pirton Parish Clerk

NHDC have granted JPP Land Outline Planning Permission for the site on Priors Hill.

See the Decision Notice here

Elm Tree Farm Construction Management Plan - CALA Homes' Appeal

posted 16 Jun 2018, 00:15 by Pirton Parish Clerk

CALA Homes have won their appeals regarding the Construction Management Plan & Traffic Management Plans (CMP)for the Holwell Turn site (ETF1). The appeals were for both the Holwell only route i.e. - arrival and departure via Holwell.

These were the two early applications, i.e. arguably the most detailed of the plans with a fair amount of supervision and control and the basic one with very little control and supervision.  

This means that Cala can not only construct the 78 houses but choose which of the plans they wish.  


Details of the decision and costs can be seen at

Neighbourhood Development Plan Update

posted 2 May 2018, 07:09 by Pirton Parish Clerk   [ updated 11 Jun 2018, 10:45 ]

Pirton Neighbourhood Development Plan is now officially ‘ made’ and is now fully part of the statutory development plan for North Herts.

See the Decision Statement below.

Neighbourhood Development Plan Referendum Result

posted 8 Mar 2018, 23:56 by Pirton Parish Clerk

At the vote on 8th March 2018 residents resoundingly voted to approve the NDP.

Voting was:

FOR:   520           AGAINST:    18       (1 SPOILT VOTE)

Turnout was 56.7%

Objection to ETF2

posted 26 Aug 2017, 02:05 by Pirton Parish Clerk

The Parish Council has submitted its objection to the proposed building of up to 99 houses at Holwell Turn ("ETF2").

The document is shown below.

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