Pop-up Police Surgeries in Pirton


August 2022

Police surgeries will take place in Pirton on the following dates:

23rd September 14:00-15:00 Chapel Tea Rooms

25th November 14:00-15:00 Chapel Tea Rooms

For further information contact PCSO Heather Burrows.




01438 757604


Conservation Area - Drop in session 13 July 2022

Pirton Village Hall


July 2022

North Herts District Council commissioned work to review the Conservation Area boundaries and prepare a Conservation Area Appraisal and Management Plan in Ashwell and Pirton.

There will be a drop in session for residents to view the proposals, these will take place on:

Pirton –Wednesday 13th July 2022 – 3pm – 7pm – Pirton Village Hall, High Street, Pirton SG5 3PS

Ashwell – Wednesday 20th July 2022 - 3.30pm – 7.30pm – Ashwell Village Hall, West End, Ashwell SG7 5PJ

Cost of living help

Herts County Council


May 2022

We all need a little support from time to time.

The Hertfordshire County Council’s cost of living resource page offers advice and practical help to manage finances and make savings while also helping the environment.

If you are struggling, please get in touch with HertsHelp - trained friendly advisors are on hand to offer confidential assistance and can put you in touch with helpful services and support locally - call 0300 123 4044, email info@hertshelp.net or visit www.hertshelp.net

3D Walkthrough of new pavilion design


May 2022

For everyone who was not able to attend the New Pavilion designs event on 8th May, here is a 3D walkthrough to show you approximately what it will look like. Comments were taken from those who did attend and will be looked at to see how they could be incorporated into the current design.

Once you have had a look at the 3D walkthrough, please send any comments by end of Friday 13th May to parishclerk@pirtonparishcouncil.org.uk or fill in the contact us form on this website

To view the 3D walkthrough, please click on the link below:


Below in Additional Documents are the design boards shown at the 8th May consultation, which show the inspiration, more details on design and orientation and layout

Chance to see new Pavilion design

Recreation Ground clubhouse: Sunday 8th May, 2-4pm


May 2022

Chance to see the latest drawings for the new Pavilion - Sunday 8th May, 2-4 pm

The existing pavilion is a 50 year old ex-construction site hut which has served us very well, but is in urgent need of upgrading.

This event, on Sunday May 8th between 2pm - 4pm,  is to show the latest designs for the new pavilion, and to seek feedback from villagers. A number of people will be there to answer any questions, including the architect and Parish Councillors.

Subject to feedback, and Parish Council approval, it is intended that a Planning Permission application will be submitted around the end of May.  All are welcome - if you have any queries about this event, please send contact the Parish Clerk via the Contact us form or email parishclerk@pirtonparishcouncil.org.uk

3rd April 2022: Community Action Day

Main centre will be at the Recreation Ground


February 2022

Commuity Action Day - 3rd April 2022

The Parish Council will be organising a Community Tidy-up and Maintenance Day to be held on Sunday 3 April 2022.

There will be several small groups of volunteers required to carry out tasks

Refreshments will be available at the Recreation Ground

More details will be published nearer the time and you can see these via .

Link to Community day event details

Luton Airport Noise Reporting


November 2021

To complain about noise:

1.  Download the App Flightradar24 to your phone or tablet to locate the flight details

2. Email the details of the flight date and time, the reason for complaint with your name, postcode and phone number to noise@ltn.aero or

a. on their own tracking system "Travis" https//travisltn.topsonic.aero/

b. or Google "Luton Travis" and follow instructions.

Wrights Farm Planning Appeal


October 2021

Wrights Farm planning appeal document from Pirton Parish Council

Carters Lane Closure 1 - 3 November 2021


October 2021

Carters Lane will be closed for top dressing works from 1 - 3 November 2021

Closures each day will be from 7.30am to 6pm

Shillington Road Closure 1 November 2021


October 2021

Work on Water Service Pipe

Affinity Water will be undertaking essential work on 1 November 2021.

The road will be closed from Lakedale, Shillington Road with a diversion route signposted where it is safe to do so.

The works will be completed within one day, assuming no complications.

For further information contact Affinity Water on 0345 3572407

Reporting Dog Attacks


October 2021

The Dangerous Dogs Act applies to all dog owners no matter what size or breed, whether your pet is a Chihuahua, a Cockapoo or a Collie cross. It is a criminal offence for the person in charge of a dog to allow it to be ‘dangerously out of control’ in a public place.

What is classed as a dog attack?

It is an attack if a dog:

  • rushes at
  • attacks
  • bites
  • harasses or chases any person or animal (other than vermin), whether or not any injury is caused to the person or animal

Dog attack on a person

If a dog has attacked or bitten a person, this should be reported to the police by calling 101 (999 if someone is in immediate danger).

    Dog on dog attacks

    If a dog attacks an assistance dog this is classed as an offence, and should be reported to the police by calling 101 (999 if someone is in immediate danger).

    You may also want to report the matter to the police directly if you class the incident to be serious, for example resulting in a dog needing veterinary treatment or losing its life. Call 101 (999 if someone is in immediate danger).

    To help an investigation into an incident the following information is needed:

    • date and time of incident
    • place of incident
    • full description of dog(s) involved, such as breed, colour with identifying marks, sex
    • description of owner or person in charge of dog(s)
    • address of owner if known
    • contact details of any witnesses if you have these

    Following submission of your report, you may be required to supply a statement.

    Property Flood Resilience Survey


    October 2021

    Risk and Policy Analysts are carrying out a study for the Environment Agency on resilience to flooding. They are collecting views and opinions and are interested in questions such as;

    Are property owners aware of Property Flood Resilience measures?

    Do property owners have any measures installed eg flood doors?

    Are there any issues that are hindering owners and occupiers from taking up Property Flood Resilience?

    An internet-based survey is being used that can be found at:


    Property Flood Resilience Survey


    October 2021

    Temporary Closure of Shillington Road


    October 2021


    NOTICE is given that the Hertfordshire County Council intends to make an Order under

    Section 14(1) of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984, to prohibit all vehicular traffic from

    using that length of Shillington Road, Pirton from its junction with West Lane south

    westwards for a distance of approximately 110m (“the Road”), except for access.

    An alternative route will be via West Lane, Royal Oak Lane, Walnut Tree Road, Hitchin

    Road, Priors Hill and Shillington Road.

    The Order is needed because utility repair works are proposed to be executed on or near

    the Road.

    If the Order is made, it shall come into force on 1 November 2021 for a period of up to 18

    months. However, the restrictions specified shall only take effect at the times indicated by

    signs on or near the Road.

    A copy of the proposed Order may be inspected free of charge at County Hall, Hertford

    between the hours of 9.00am and 5.00pm (excluding weekends, bank and public holidays).

    If you have any queries about the proposed Order, please contact Anthony Beard tel. 0191

    691 5162 at Hatton Traffic Management Ltd or Shannen Powers tel. 0300 123 4047 at

    Hertfordshire County Council.

    County Hall          14 October 2021

    Hertford                Mark Kemp

    Herts                     Director of Environment

    SG13 8DN             & Infrastructure

    St Mary's Church - New Heaters


    September 2021

    St Mary's church is applying to the Consistory Court for permission to replace

    the existing gas overhead heating system with a new infrared system.

    If you wish to object, send a letter or email to The Diocesan Registrar, at 

    Winckworth Sherwood LLP, Minerva House, 5 Montague Close, London, SE1 9BB

    or by email to stalbansregistry@wslaw,co,uk

    For further details please see attached document.

    Camera Vans - Community Concern Form


    September 2021

    The Police have now purchased two new mobile camera vans, which can be deployed locally, at the request of the Parish Council. Forms are available ( Community Concern Form )


    Rands Educational Foundation Grants Available Now


    August 2021

    To all students aged 16-24

    Congratulations to all students from Ickleford, Holwell, Pirton and Lower Stondon who have secured a place at College or University for September 2021.

    Did you know you are now eligible to apply for a grant from the Rand’s Education Foundation?

    Application forms are available on www.rands.org.uk so please complete them as soon as possible.

    No Vehicle Access to Hambridge Way from Comice Meadows


    July 2021

    Please note that the entrance/exit from Comice Meadows (Drovers Way) onto Hambridge Way is for

    pedestrians and emergency vehicles only. Cala should be installing bollards to stop vehicular traffic 

    from using this gateway. The only vehicle access in and out of Comice Meadows is from Holwell Road. 



    July 2021


    NOTICE is given that the Hertfordshire County Council in order to improve / maintain road safety and resolve administrative errors on an existing Order, proposes under the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 to introduce a new 30 mph speed limit Order, which will introduce an extension to the current 30mph speed limit in part of Holwell Road, Pirton and replace the current 30mph speed limit Order affecting various other roads in Pirton, thereby imposing a revised 30mph speed limit as specified in the Schedule to this Notice.

    Documents giving more detailed particulars of the proposals may be inspected from 8 July 2021 during normal office hours at Main Reception, Hertfordshire County Council, County Hall, Pegs Lane, Hertford, or may be viewed on line at

    www.hertfordshire.gov.uk/trafficorders by selecting North Herts and looking at Ref: NH01120.

    General enquiries relating to the proposals should be referred to the TRO Officer concerned Nichola Shaw tel: 01992 658364 or


    Objections to the proposals should be made in writing to Terry Curtis, Postal Point (CHO242), First Floor, East Link Corridor, County Hall, Pegs Lane, Hertford, Herts, SG13 8DN or tro.team@hertfordshire.gov.uk by 29 July 2021 stating the grounds on which they are made.

    SCHEDULE: 30 mph speed limit – effecting those sections of road herein listed and as set out in the Order and accompanying plans – Parts of – Hambridge Way, Hitchin Road, Holwell Road and Shillington Road.

    Entire lengths of – Bunyan Close, Burge End Lane, Bury End, Colemans Close, Crabtree Lane, Cromwell Way, Danefield Road,

    Davis Crescent, Docklands, Franklin Close, Great Green, High Street, Little Lane, Pollards Way, Priors Hill, Royal Oak Lane, St Mary’s

    Close, Walnut Tree Road and West Lane.

    NHDC Adopt an Area Litter Campaign


    June 2021

    North Herts District Council (NHDC) alongside East Herts Council have launched the campaign to support both existing volunteers who have already been litter picking in the district, as well as to appeal for new volunteers to adopt an area and make a real community effort to reduce litter.

    Volunteers will be asked to let us know the area they wish to adopt and will be provided with safety information and special bags. Anyone who adopts an area will be able to have their litter picked waste collected alongside their normal scheduled waste and recycling collections.

    For the first 100 residents signing up we will provide a ‘litter picker pack’ which is all that is needed to make regular litter-cleaning efforts in their streets. These packs have been kindly sponsored by Urbaser.

    This new Adopt an Area scheme will complement existing street cleaning across the towns and villages in North Herts.

    The scheme is open to individuals, schools, and community groups. Any litter picked will be collected by NHDC’s waste contractor.

    To sign up to Adopt an Area, visit our Adopt an Area webpage.

    Notice of Temporary Road Closure


    May 2021


    PIRTON) ORDER 2021

    NOTICE is given that the Hertfordshire County Council intends to make an Order under

    Section 14(1) of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984, to prohibit all vehicular traffic from

    using that length of West Road/Holwell Road, Pirton from its junction with Royal Oak Lane

    eastwards and north eastwards for a distance of approximately 222 metres (“the length of

    Roads”), except for access.

    An alternative route will be via West Road, Shillington Road, Priors Hill, Hitchin Road, B655

    Pirton Road, A505 (Upper Tilehouse Street/Old Park Road/Bedford Road), A600 Bedford

    Road, Holwell Road, Pirton Road, Waterloo Lane and Holwell Road

    or via Holwell Road, Waterloo Lane, Pirton Road, Holwell Road, A600 Bedford Road, A505

    (Bedford Road/Paynes Park/Upper Tilehouse Street), B655 Pirton Road, Hitchin Road,

    Priors Hill, Shillington Road and West Road.

    The Order is needed because remedial works are proposed to be executed on or near the

    length of Roads.

    If the Order is made, it shall come into force on 21 June 2021 for a period of up to 18

    months. However, the restrictions specified shall only take effect at the times indicated by

    signs on or near the length of Roads.

    Annual Report 2020-21


    May 2021

    The Parish Council's Annual Report for 2020-21 is now available under the Parish Council tab,

    Annual Reports and Audits. This contains a round up of what the Council have been doing

    over the last year, as well as reports from our County Councillor, MP and an update from the Police.

    Annual Parish Meeting


    May 2021

    The Annual Parish Meeting

    Is to be held at 7.30 pm on

    Thursday 20 May 2021at Pirton Village Hall

    Covid regulations will be in force, with face coverings

     required and social distancing observed.

    Numbers attending will be limited.

    Please contact the Clerk to confirm attendance.


    Members of the public are invited to

    attend this meeting to receive a

    report of the activities of Pirton

    Parish Council in 2020-2021 and to

    ask questions of the councillors.

    Universal Credit Guide


    May 2021

    Please use this link to access the Universal Credit Guide

    Here’s the Universal Credit guide https://www.jobcentrenearme.com/universal-credit/

    The Village Pond and its Wildlife


    April 2021

    The Village Pond is owned and managed on behalf of the whole community by Pirton Parish Council. Over many years it has been managed and maintained as a natural pond, with the Parish Council taking advice from the Countryside Management Service, the Herts and Middx Wildlife Trust, and recently from independent experts who helped us improve the the natural balance of the pond water. (Particular thanks for that project go to Tom Gammell). This means that, unless there is some overriding legal reason to interfere with the wildlife that we are trying to attract for the benefit of us all, no one should be taking anything from, or putting anything in, on or around the pond, without the Parish Council's consent. Concerns that a duck is not a good enough mother, or that the weather is cold for the ducklings, are not legal reasons for interference, however well meant they are. Neither the ducks, nor the family of Moorhens who also live on and around the pond, are domesticated in any way. They are wild birds. Please do not feed the ducks. As the notice by the pond says (yes, I know it needs replacing !) putting food out for the ducks makes life too easy and they stop foraging and lose their skills. It also means that they, and the ducklings, stray into the road and into the path of traffic. The family of Moorhens should not be fed either. Diane Burleigh OBE Pirton Parish Councillor

    Death of HRH The Prince Phillip


    April 2021

    An on-line book of remembrance has been opened on the Hertfordshire Lord Lieutenant's website. Please see the link below to submit an entry or view other entries


    Notice of Vacancy in Office of Councillor


    March 2021





    that due to the resignation of Tom Gammell, a vacancy has arisen in the Office of Councillor for the Parish Council.

    If by 7th April 2021 (14 days after the date of this notice) a request for an election to fill said vacancy is made in writing to the Proper 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 co-option.

    If an election is called it will take place on or after 6th May 2021, and no later than 11 June 2021.

    Dated: 16th March 2021

    Melanie Stimpson

    Proper Officer

    Council Offices

    Gernon Road

    Letchworth Garden City


    SG6 3JF

    Traffic Management Blakeney Homes Walnut Tree Road


    March 2021

    Blakeney Homes have off-site and on-site service works from Monday 15th to Tuesday 22nd.  There will be some traffic management outside the front of the site whilst the service providers carry out their works to bring gas, electricity and water on to site. All required permits are in place and North Herts District Council are aware.

    Launch of Community Safety Survey


    February 2021
    Launch of Community Safety Survey

    Residents in North Herts are being asked for their views on crime, disorder and nuisance issues. The North Herts Community Safety Partnership (NH CSP) has launched the consultation to find out what local people think about community safety issues in their area. Answers given will assist the partnership in prioritising resources and will also be used to inform and help create a new Community Safety Action Plan for the district. The survey is completely anonymous and only takes a few minutes to complete.

    NH CSP is made up of several different organisations including North Hertfordshire District Council, Hertfordshire County Council, Hertfordshire Police, Hertfordshire Fire and Rescue Service, Probation Services, NHS and other public, private and voluntary organisations who all work together to make the district a safer place for all.

    A press release will be circulated to the local media early next week and partners are being encouraged to assist with wider promotion of the survey through their networks. The Council will also promote the survey through social media. The consultation runs from Monday 22 February until Friday 19 March 2021.

    To access the online survey visit: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/NHcommunitysafety
    For more information please contact: Becky Coates Community Protection Manager Tel: 01462 474 504 Email: Rebecca.coates@north-herts.gov.uk



    February 2021

    The new edition of the latest Parish Council newsletter has now been distributed. In the unlikely event that you have not received a copy,please contact the Parish Clerk.