Notice of conclusion of audit

The Annual Governance & Accountabilty Return (AGAR) for Cottered and Throcking Parish Council has been completed for the year ended 31st March 2020. The External Auditor Report and Certificate 2019-2020 can be found under Parish Council – Audit & Finance. The Notice of conclusion of audit is attached below.

Temporary closing of Warren Lane/Spring Lane, Cottered.

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 Warren Lane/Spring Lane, Cottered from a point in line with the western boundary of ‘Warren Farmhouse’ south eastwards and north eastwards for a distance of approximately 200 metres (“the length of Roads”), except for access.

The Order is needed because utility service works are proposed to be executed on or near the length of Roads.

If the Order is made, it shall come into force on 2 November 2020 for a period of up to 18 months. However, the restrictions specified shall only take effect at the times indicated by signs on or near the length of Roads.

Citizens Advice East Herts Scam Advice

Citizens Advice East Herts can help if you are worried about scams. Citizens Advice offers free, confidential, independent and impartial advice to anyone. We work in your local area and are mainly staffed by volunteers.
We give information and advice to people to help solve their problems. We also work to make life better by campaigning locally and nationally on the issues that keep causing problems.

Citizen’s Advice East Herts – Here to help

Since 23 March, we have helped 2,396 clients – 36% more than the same time period last year – with advice on a range of issues. Employment continues to be the top issue for clients, with advice needed on furlough and redundancy etc. We are also continuing to help with practical support such as Foodbank referrals and local community links and are working with East Herts Police and other local Citizens Advice to raise awareness of Covid-related scams.

Whilst some restrictions have lifted, we have decided to continue to give advice from home for the time being– many of our volunteers are vulnerable/have caring responsibilities and most of our offices do not easily allow for social distancing. We are exploring how we can add in some element of a physical advice service, with the necessary protections in place. In the meantime, we would take this opportunity to remind you of our access options, as set out in the attached flyer. Our website and social media are also useful reference points for latest information.

We are working closely with partners to look at how we can best meet client need post Covid. As government support starts to reduce, we are expecting an increased need for help with debt, money advice, employment and housing and trying raise funds to resource more specialist support in these areas (as well as cover the costs of home working). Further details are on our website at

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Speed Management Strategy 2020

The Local Transport Plan sets out how the County Council intends to provide for safe and efficient travel, catering for all forms of transport. The Speed Management Strategy is a supporting document to this and sets out a consistent approach to setting speed limits along with guidance for implementing traffic calming measures and speed cameras.

The strategy includes further guidance on the implementation of 20mph speed limits. This is a key measure to encourage walking and cycling and improve local environments.

Other changes include information on how measured speeds are used to guide speed limits, information on design and other measures to change driver behaviour and the process for changing speed limits.

Have your say on the Speed Management Strategy consultation. The public engagement is open from 1 July 2020 – 16 September 2020

Pedestrian Crossing Feasibility Study Report

A copy of the report investigating the feasibility of placing a pedestrian crossing on the A507 in Cottered is attached.

Guide To Safer And Successful Events – New Way To Notify

East Herts Safety Advisory Group (SAG) would like to know if you are organising an event as they can provide a one stop shop providing advice on running a safe and successful event. Click on the link for further information.

New Homes Bonus

An update on the New Homes Bonus is available via this link.

Buntingford Community Bus Service (BCAT)

Coming to Cottered and Throcking EVERY MONDAY Starting on 1st October 2018.
Please click on the links for a guide to times and pick up points.

Details of the full service can be found on the Buntingford Town Council website 

Car Boot Sales

If you are planning a Car Boot Sale as part of any event you are organising you will need to obtain a licence. An explanatory letter and application form are available by clicking on these links. (Updated March 2016)