HCC Budget Review Survey

Hertfordshire County


January 2022

Hertfordshire County Council Budget Review Residents Survey.

Survey closes Feb 1st 2022.

Hertfordshire residents are being invited to have their say and contribute to the budget setting process by letting the council know how they feel about spending.

An online survey asking residents to what extent they agree with the proposed spending allocations for 2022-23 is available until 1st February 2022 at http://www.hertfordshire.gov.uk/budgetsurvey. The budget will return to Cabinet and County Council meetings in February for further consideration.

As it is the last week that the survey is open, we are looking to encourage people to take the opportunity to participate and give their views. We would appreciate your assistance in promoting this locally within your networks.

Playing Field path detour


August 2021

Please note: There is a small detour through the Playing Field for the path between the Playing Field and Cricket Ground from Abbotts Lane and Bell Lane until Friday 3rd September 2021 for public safety reasons. Thank you for your attention in this matter.

Widford Book Exchange



September 2020

The Book Exchange has attracted lots of interest and we have a great selection of books. Could we please, however, ask people not to put any more books into the kiosk as we are trying to limit numbers so that people can see the collection clearly.

If you would like to donate books could you please hang onto them for a while or get in touch with Jo Birkett on 01920 460147 or 07790 574216 and she will either exchange them or see they go to a holding place until they are needed.

While Covid restrictions are in place we would like all books to be put to one side for a while to reduce the risk of contamination instead of going unchecked into the Exchange.

Future Road Closure as from 1st September

Abbots Lane


September 2020

Highways have given notice that Abbots Lane will be closed for roadworks at some time during the 18 month period starting 1st September 2020.

Sale of the Green Man

The Green Man, High Street, Widford


July 2020

The attached letter from Whiskers LLP confirms the present owner's intention to dispose of the property which is registered as an Asset of Community Value. Under this arrangement no sale can be completed for a period of 6 weeks to allow any other interested parties to express their interest. 

This will be discussed at the Zoom Parish Council meeting on 7th July. 

Hunsdon Scout Group Membership Drive

Hunsdon Village, Hertfordshire

Calling all families with young people aged 6 to 14 It’s time to join our group so you don’t miss out on the fun planned for this year!

  • Drop us an email
  • We send you a simple form
  • You provide a few contact and health details so we can keep your child safe and happy
  • Come for a free trial session
  • We invoice you later (current rates £3.20 per session paid termly half way through the term)
  • Book on to events on a pay as you go basis

Who we are

As Scouts we prepare young people with skills for life. We encourage young people to do and learn more. Each week we help over 460,000 young people aged 6-18 enjoy fun and adventure while developing the skills they need to succeed, now and in the future. We’re talking about teamwork, leadership and resilience – skills that have helped Scouts become everything from teachers and social workers, to astronauts and Olympians. We help young people develop and improve key life skills. We believe in bringing people together.

What we do

Hunsdon Scout Group has 3 sections offering scouting for girls and boys from age 6 to 14. The group is run by a leader team of 12 adult volunteers, 3 young leaders, and several more volunteers who form our Group Executive Committee. We have youth members from Hunsdon, Widford, Wareside, Harlow, Roydon.

Here’s just some of what we do:

  • Camping: in tents or bunk-bedded rooms in lodges, with a group of friends, cosy, exciting and lots of fun

  • Activity days: adventurous things like climbing, kayaking, abseiling, 3D maze, giant zip wires, rope courses, and raft building, as well as plain outdoor fun building shelters, lighting fires, pond dipping, trails, and hiking
  • Cooking: bake cookies, roast chicken on fires, make camp dampers and smores, make your own garlic bread and chocolate waffles and sit round the campfire to enjoy them at the end of a busy day

  • Badges galore: first aid, sailing, home help, disability awareness, entertainer, DIY, music, animal friend, local knowledge, athletics, artist, astronomer, team leader, science, naturalist and more – there really is a badge to suit you all

  • Parades: Remembrance Day and St Georges Day – wonderful occasions out in the community

  • Outings: Golf evenings, water sports, Bayfordbury Observatory, miniature railways, Paradise Park

  • Visitors: First aid training, pottery painting, Karate demo, meet a Guide Dog or Hearing Dog, learn about the Air Ambulance service, and many more

  • Sleepovers: festive sleepovers in the Village Hall or local schools and community centres with activities, themed events like our ‘Homeless Sleepover’ and ‘Drive-in Movie Sleepover’ and even trips to HMS Belfast or the Golden Hind for once in a lifetime sleepovers

  • District fun events: a fun-packed day to celebrate Founders Day for just £3, the unique go karting event for Cubs (you won’t get to do this anywhere else!), Beavers’ Easter Egg hunt, Cubs Fun Run and a night hike with films and hotdogs included!

  • District and County level competitions: hikes, lightweight camping and Oxley Shield camping competitions, green beret, cyclocross, swimming galas, bushcraft, water activities.

If you want to make contact and need the link information please send an email to scoutgroup@hunsdon.org.uk