Audit – Period of Public Rights 14th June 2021 to Friday 23rd July 2021

The unaudited Annual Governance and Accountability Return (AGAR) 2020 – 2021 has been published with this notice (attached).
As it has yet to be reviewed by the appointed auditor, it is subject to change as a result of that review.
Denise Anderson
Clerk Aspenden Parish Council

New noticeboard on Village Green

New Parish Council Noticeboard

Aspenden Parish Council are pleased to announce that they have finally been able to erect the new noticeboard on Aspenden Village Green. The noticeboard was purchased last year but due to ongoing Covid-19 restrictions installation hadn’t been possible up until now.
The noticeboard will primarily display Parish Council notices but anybody can request to place information on the noticeboard for the benefit of Aspenden residents by contacting the Parish Council Clerk via

His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh

It is with great sadness that Aspenden Parish Council has learned of the death of His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh.
The Council and residents of Aspenden extend condolences to Her Majesty The Queen and members of the Royal Family.
Hertfordshire’s online Book of Remembrance for HRH Duke of Edinburgh is available via

Electoral Review of East Hertfordshire District Council

The Local Government Boundary Commission for England (LGBCE) will be conducting an electoral review of East Hertfordshire District Council.
The review will decide on:

the number of elected district councillors
the number of wards
the name of wards
where the boundaries between wards should lie
the number of councillors for each ward

The LGBCE are keen that this information is disseminated to as many people as possible and to provide them with the opportunity to express their views.

Aspenden Village Green Children’s Playground

Aspenden Parish Council are currently in the process of obtaining quotes for refurbishment and improvements to the Children’s Playground.
The playground will have new safety surfaces, all play equipment will be refurbished and repainted and there will be some new items for younger children play.
It is hoped that work can start early summer and we will keep you posted with regular updates on the website.

Aspenden Road closure

NOTICE is given that 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 Aspenden Road, Buntingford from a point 23m north east of its junction with The Street north eastwards for a distance of approximately 110 metres (“the Road”),

REMINDER Census 2021

We need your help with the census, which gathers vital information to help plan services such as transport, education and healthcare. All households should complete the census on Sunday 21 March 2021 or as soon as possible after.
You must complete the census by law or you could be fined up to £1,000.
If you need help,

Citizens Advice East Herts update

Who and how are we helping?
We continue to operate a remote advice service which has enabled us to help over 7,269 people (as of end January) since the first lockdown in March, up 31% on 2019. We are seeing an increase in demand for our support with issues becoming more complex. Benefits and Housing are the biggest areas of need and we are fundraising to be able to offer more specialist casework support in these areas.

Changes to the Brown Bin Service

From 1 April 2021 East & North Hertfordshire District Councils Shared Waste Services will be changing the Brown Bin Service to a chargeable garden waste only collection service. Residents will receive an information leaflet though their door over the next few weeks. A leaflet is attached below for your information.
Residents are sign-post to the East Herts website- where there is a full list of FAQs and details of how to sign up,