Please see the Consultation Leaflet for a new Doctor’s Surgery on land north of Hare Street Road in Buntingford, along with approximately 200 homes.
Buntingford Town Council and East Herts District Councillors are working together to apply for funding to improve Buntingford High Street.
We would also like to have the views of as many residents as possible.
Please use the link to access a simple questionnaire https://forms.gle/c7H3d4GeZJzpEbHc6
We are very keen to have the views of as many people as possible.
East Herts District Councillor
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The Hertfordshire (A507 Clothall Road, Baldock, Clothall and Rushden, A507 Baldock Road, Rushden, Cottered and Buntingford) (7.5 Tonnes Weight Limit) Order 2023
I write to inform you that in order to improve road safety, it is proposed to introduce the enclosed measures and/or restrictions.
A public Notice detailing the proposals will appear in the Comet Series / Herts Mercury on 20 July 2023. Copies of the Notice will be erected on site by the proposing officer Miltiadis Nikolaidis (01992 658157).
I enclose for your information a copy each of the Public Notice(s), plan(s) and Statement(s) of Reasons relating to the proposals.
Luke Dunne He/Him
TRO Officer | TRO Team (Highways) | Environment & Transport
Hertfordshire County Council
Thanks go to Cllr Tom Poulton, assisted by Cllr Stuart Chambers, for organising a working party of some six residents armed with strimmers to ‘spruce up’ the Village Green verges, the Children’s Playground and around the bridge and Pavilion area. Cllr Poulton hopes the same working party will be willing to repeat the work as part of an Autumn Clean Up later in the year.
Thanks also go to Cllr Chambers for replenishing the gateway planters with summer blooms making the entrance to Aspenden Village look cheerful and well cared for.
I am writing with an update on construction of the new shared use cycling and pedestrian path along the eastern side of London Road/Station Road. Phase H works, between Downhall Ley and Rib Way, are due to start shortly. Phase H is scheduled to take two weeks to complete, after which Phase I, between Rib Way and Hare Street Road, will start. We expect these works to begin on 22 June, subject to weather and construction conditions.
During Phase H, the road closure will extend to the southern half of the Hare Street Road roundabout. Access between High Street and Hare Street Road will be maintained via traffic signals.
Phase J, the last phase of this section of the project, is set to start in early July. The road closure during this phase will cover the northern half of the Hare Street Road roundabout, altering access through Buntingford. Traffic from Hare Street Road will be able to travel southwards along Station Road and London Road to the A10 roundabout for the first time since construction of the shared path began. To access High Street from Hare Street Road during Phase J’s 2.5-week construction period, a diversion will be in place along London Road, the A10 Buntingford Bypass and Baldock Road.
Phase J will bring Stage 1 of the scheme to completion in late July. All road closures linked to the scheme are set to be lifted by end of July. Stage 2 designs for High Street (Hare Street Road – Vicarage Road) are currently underway, with the aim of completing the detailed design by the end of this year and, subject to localised engagement and statutory processes, starting construction in early 2024. We will provide further updates in due course.
Carriageway resurfacing on the approaches to the new raised zebra crossings will be carried out at a later date. This work will be undertaken at night and will be the subject of a separate communication.
We thank you again for all your patience during these works. Please continue to allow more time for your journey through the area and plan ahead to avoid disruption.
Please visit www.hertfordshire.gov.uk/activetravelfund for the latest information on the phased road closure dates.
During Phase H – Downhall Ley to Rib Way (8 June to late June):
- Phase G will reopen and the section of road between Downhall Ley and Rib Way will close in both directions.
- Access to/from Downhall Ley will maintained via the southern end of Station Road/London Road.
- Access to properties along Station Road, between Downhall Ley and Rib Way, will be granted by on-site workers.
- Access to/from Rib Way and Co-op supermarket will be possible from the northern end of Station Road/High Street and will be under two-way traffic signals.
- Access for Buntingford Fire Station and other emergency services will be maintained at all times.
During Phase I – Rib Way to Hare Street Road (late June to early July):
- Phase H will reopen and the section of road between Rib Way and Hare Street Road will close in both directions.
- Access to/from Rib Way and Co-op supermarket will be possible from the southern end of Station Road under two-way traffic signals.
- Access to Austin’s Funeral Directors and the Church of Saint Richard of Chichester will initially be maintained via High Street, and after a couple days the road closure will progress northwards within the phase, so access will transfer via the southern end of Station Road.
- Access to/from Hare Street Road will be maintained from the northern end of High Street.
- Temporary traffic lights will be in place to manage access between High Street and Hare Street Road.
During Phase J – Hare Street Road to High Street (south of Chapel End) (early July to late July):
- Phase I will reopen and the section of road between Hare Street Road and High Street will close in both directions.
- Access to/from Hare Street Road will be maintained via the southern end of Station Road/London Road.
- Access up to/from the Chapel End/High Street junction will only be possible from Baldock Road. Travel southwards from High Street through to Station Road and/or Hare Street Road will not be feasible.
- Temporary traffic lights will be in place to manage access between Hare Street Road and Station Road.
The remaining phases consist of:
|Phase||Road Closure Points||Dates*|
|Phase H||Downhall Ley – Rib Way||8 June to late June|
|Phase I||Rib Way – Hare Street Road||Late June to early July|
|Phases J||Hare Street Road – High Street||Early July to late July|
*dates are subject to weather and construction conditions and may change
Upcoming raised table works
Raised table works are scheduled to take place overnight on the following dates:
|19 July, 8pm to 5am||Hare Street Road||The road closure will stretch from western arm of the Hare Street roundabout to the rear access of the Co-op supermarket. No access will be possible between Hare Street Road and Station Road, including to Union Terrace, The Tannery or Co-op entrance due to the nature of the works between 8pm and 5am.
Please note that to travel between Hare Street Road and London Road/Station Road/High Street, vehicles will have to use the diversion route along B1368 through Hare Street, Dassels and Hay Street, and back northwards along the A10, between 8pm and 5am.
|21 July, 8pm to 5am||Snells Mead||No access will be possible between Snells Mead and Station Road due to the nature of the works between 8pm and 5am.|
We ask that if you normally park in the areas listed above and require access at the above times that you move your vehicle in advance. We apologise in advance for any disruption caused.
Information on diverted bus routes is available on the Intalink website: https://www.intalink.org.uk/road-closure-london-road-buntingford. Details can also be found at all relevant stops. The HertsLynx demand responsive remains in service.
Please note that bus diversions will alter in Phases I and J as follows:
Richmonds service 18 will not serve stops from London Road Kingfisher Park to Station Road Aspenden Road. The nearest alternative bus stops are High Street The Crown Inn.
Arriva service 331 will run all journeys from Hare Street and will not serve bus stops from Ermine Street Westmill Turn to Station Road Aspenden Road. The nearest alternative bus stops are Bridgefoot, The Crown Inn or Greenways.
Central Connect service 386, journeys which travel directly up London Road will not serve bus stops from Kingfisher Park to The Crown Inn. The nearest alternative bus stops are Baldock Road Greenways. Journeys which travel from Hare Street will serve all usual bus stops.
Richmonds service 18 will not serve stops from London Road Kingfisher Park to High Street The Crown Inn. The nearest alternative bus stops are Baldock Road Greenways.
Arriva service 331 will run all journeys from Hare Street and will not serve High Street The Crown Inn bus stops. The nearest alternative bus stops are Hare Street Road Bridgefoot.
Central Connect service 386, journeys which travel directly up London Road will not serve bus stops from Kingfisher Park to The Crown Inn. The nearest alternative bus stops are Baldock Road Greenways.
Journeys which travel from Hare Street will not serve High Street The Crown Inn bus stops. The nearest alternative bus stops are Hare Street Road Bridgefoot.
The statement of accounts will not be audited on account of that authority’s self-certified status as exempt, unless either a request for an opportunity to question the auditor about the authority’s accounting records under section 26(2) or an objection under section 27(1) of the Act, results in the involvement of the local auditor.
Clerk and RFO Aspenden Parish Council