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



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



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.