Welcome to Much Hadham Parish Council
Your Local Community Website
Much Hadham Parish Council represents the areas of:
- Much Hadham
- Perry Green
- Green Tye
Much Hadham is situated in East Hertfordshire between Ware and Bishop’s Stortford.
The historic village is set along a mile long road making it one of the longest villages in England, with numerous amenities such as a very good pub, a village shop, a museum and a garage.
The attractiveness and tidyness of the village has been rewarded with the prestigious title of Hertfordshire’s best kept village. Read More.
The Much Hadham Parish Lighting Project
An update on the project was reported to the Parish Council at its 7th July 2020 meeting – see HERE for more information
The Parish Council is meeting virtually on 21st July 2020 at 7.30 pm to consider giving approval for the Parish Council to seek a loan to progress the street lighting project now. The draft Business Case underpinning this decision is available HERE UPDATE – approval given to seeking a loan.
Our older streetlighting is increasingly unreliable and has a high carbon footprint. It needs to be replaced and now is a good time to do the work.
Not all the lights in Much Hadham belong to the Parish Council so the affected lights have been marked with twine:
Yellow twine – lights which will be renovated with standard columns and Heritage lanterns.
Pink twine – lights which will be decommissioned and removed because they are no longer needed.
The new LED lights will use much less power and produce a more efficient light. An example can be seen opposite Nimney House on Tower Hill.
The project will cost about £46,000 if done now and save the annual cost (about £2,000) of power and maintenance because the upgraded lights will be adopted by HCC, who already look after about 120,000 lights.
A fixed rate loan will be taken out to fund the project so that it can be completed all at once. This is a good time to borrow because interest rates are very low – about 2% for a loan over 10 years, for example. There would be no increase in the precept.
The alternative is to replace just one or two lights each year, paid for from our annual income. That would be risky as prices would increase, older lights need more maintenance and we would take many years to achieve the benefits.
The decommissioned lighting columns will be available to anyone who would like to buy them e.g. for a garden feature.
Virtually all the streetlights in Hertfordshire have been converted to LED and it is time that Much Hadham caught up and reduced its carbon footprint.
We would be grateful if you would respond to the following questions with a simple yes or no:
- Are you in favour of Much Hadham Parish Council proceeding with its project to upgrade the parish lighting?
- Are you in favour of Much Hadham Parish Council taking out a loan for this project so that it can be done now?
Please respond by either completing the ONLINE SURVEY, sending your responses using this SURVEY FORM via email to firstname.lastname@example.org or post your responses to the Clerk by July 15th 2020.
The Parish Council
To contact the Parish Council Clerk please click here.
The Neighbourhood Plan
The Neighbourhood Plan now has its own website: www.muchhadhamnp.com
To contact the Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group via e.mail, please click here
You are still able to find Agendas and Minutes for the NP Steering Group on our own page here