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Examination in Public of the East Herts District Plan

It should not have escaped your attention that East Herts Council has, over the past seven years, been developing its District Plan which sets the policies for housing development - including the location of new housing - through to 2031, and that the latest version of that Plan allocates 3000 houses as part of a longer term allocation of 10,000 to the Gilston Area. Much of that housing is on the Green Belt north of the A414 which extends from Giston, through Eastwick and into Hunsdon. These proposals remain in East Herts Council's District Plan, despite an overwhelming reaction against them at every earlier stage of public consultation. The Plan now faces its final hurdle - an Examination in Public (EiP) by a government-appointed Examiner, which is due to run between 3rd October and 10th November.

Hunsdon Parish Council opposes this proposal in the strongest possible terms because it believes such development would have a hugely negative impact on the quality of life of residents due to the loss of Green Belt, further stretching of already strained utilities and transport gridlock. The Parish Council is, then, active through two avenues; it has joined with Eastwick & Gilston Parish Council to form a joint Neighbourhood Plan team - the Hunsdon, Eastwick & Gilston Neighbourhood Plan (HEGNP) group (see which is developing a Neighbourhood Plan in accordance with current planning legislation but it also supports and encourages STOP Harlow North (see as an action group.

Hunsdon Parish Council believes the District Plan in its current form would impact on the village for decades to come and would encourage residents to engage with one or both of these organisations to safeguard the quality of life which we all hold as so precious.

Collecting Used Postage Stamps in support of Hearing Dogs for Deaf People

The Scout Group would like your help. We are collecting stamps to donate to Hearing Dogs for Deaf People . We have collected 2 big buckets in 2 years, but as you can imagine it takes an age to collect stamps these days so we're casting our net wider! Can you please help spread the word in your groups and workplaces? Read more here.

STOP Harlow North

STOP Harlow North has issued its latest newsletter which gives a quick update on the current status of the District Plan submission, the Garden Town initiative and the recent Government White Paper on Housing.

Hunsdon Parish Council News

In early May we say farewell to Joy Robinette, our Parish Clerk for the past 12 years, and David, who initiated and saw through the acquisition of Hunsdon's defibrillator. The two of them have contributed hugely to so many aspects of village life over the time they have been here. We wish them all the best in their new life in Suffolk. However we have an immediate and perfectly-suited replacement for Joy in the shape of Carole Page, who has been a parish councillor herself for the past few years, and we wish Carole well in that new role. That means, however, that Carole's position on Hunsdon Parish Council becomes vacant alongside an existing vacancy. Have you considered becoming a Parish Councillor? Please read more here if you might be interested, or speak with any of the current councillors.

Bus Services

As from May 2017 the 410A bus service to / from Harlow is scheduled to finish. If you wish make representation on this then see the advice from Hunsdon Parich Council here

New Year's Honours

Congratulations to Mrs Diana Gee on receiving the British Empire Medal in the New Year’s Honours list, for her devoted services to her community and, in particular, Hunsdon's Over Three Score Club.

New to Hunsdon?

If you would like hard copy of an information-packed Welcome Pack then please call Mrs Jill Whitley on 01279 842712 or email to arrange delivery.

2017 dates for Hunsdon Parish Council meetings:

Monday 16th JanuaryMonday 20th FebruaryMonday 20th March
Monday 24th AprilMonday 22nd May AGMMonday 19th June
Monday 17th JulyMonday 18th SeptMonday 23rd October
Monday 20th November

CVSBEH Community Car Scheme and Furniture Recycling Scheme

The Community and Voluntary Service in Broxbourne and East Herts has recently started two new community services that cover our parish - a Community Car Scheme to arrange volunteer drivers for people in need of transport, and a Furniture Recycling Scheme. If you are at all interested in becoming a volunteer driver in the Community Car Scheme, then please read more here. If you would like to know more about using the scheme then please read more here.

The Royal Airforce at Hunsdon 1941-45

The Hunsdon Local History and Preservation Society has republished Fred and Vera Hitching's highly-regarded book "The Royal Airforce at Hunsdon 1941-1945". See here for details

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