Hertford’s oldest building – St Leonards Church in Bengeo – is currently hosting a local history exhibition entitled “Bengeo: A century of change 1840 to 1940”.
A similar exhibition four years ago proved highly popular and many people asked for it to be put on again, so the parish has taken the opportunity to use the church before it opens for its summer season. It will be open on 5th, 6th an 7th May, 12th, 13th,19th and 20th May from 10am to 4pm, with free entry.
Whilst the main focus will be on the years of huge growth and change 1840 to 1940 there will be some information going back further.
There will be a large selection of then and now photographs comparing postcards and images from the past to what is there now.
There will also be information on the history of individual roads and some more prominent houses for those who live within the parish of Bengeo but its hope will also be of interest for visitors from the surrounding area as well.
Bengeo Neighbourghood Area Plan together with Hertford Town Council are inviting all residents of Bengeo ward to complete a survey to give your views about how you want the area you live in to evolve over the next 15 years. This is a chance to shape policies which will emerge over the coming months from an analysis of community feedback (such as this survey) and feasibility assessment.
Please visit www.lovebengeo.org.uk for more information (including a Bengeo ward map). The survey is open to Bengeo ward residents aged 10 or over. It is important that each household completes the survey, and individual members of your family may complete their own responses if they wish. The deadline for completing the survey is 18 March.
» Click here to take part in the survey
Tarmac ecological houses proposal on the land off the Sacombe Road (past Vicarage Lane) is now officially called The Waterford Wick. If you are interested to find out more about the most recent developments with the proposal – there is a stakeholder meeting in Bengeo Parish Church Hall for Wednesday 17th January – for a meeting from about 18:30 – 20:00 hrs.
More information is available on the Molewood Resident Association website at:
A County Council team has been appointed to improve pedestrian and cycling facilities on North Road, Beane Road, Hertford North Station surrounds, Port Hill and Hartham Common. The scheme proposes localised footway widening and improvements to existing facilities, vegetation clearance, kerb realignment to reduce pinch points, and new pedestrian refuge and right turn pocket for cyclists on Beane Road.
As part of this initiative, the council are asking residents to fill out a questionnaire. The consultation runs until Monday 20th November 2017.
» Read the council’s letter to residents