Hartford, Huntingdonshire UK
Listed in the Domesday Book 1086
as one Manor and 34 households, estimated to be about 140 people.
Registered Charity Number
Following their recent AGM, there have been major changes within the committee of the Hartford Conservation Group with key and founder members standing down.
“The very fact that we live in a ‘green and pleasant’ village is, in considerable part, testimony to the activities of the Hartford Conservation Group over the past 30 years” said Chairman Mike Humphrey in his annual report.
“Led by officers such stalwarts as Dr Angela Owen-Smith and the late Gerald Gibbs and supported by a dedicated core of committee members and supporters, we have managed largely to control developments and protect environments to our joint benefit”.
He thanked the key committee members who are standing down: Angela, Mary Clubb, James Fell and Bernie Froggatt and presented flowers and wine to those present .
New committee members are Ste’ Greenall, Mark Rosen, Juliet Coles and David Osborn who join Mike, Betty Trevett and Peter Gibbens who together will chart a new path for the way forward.
Finally it was announced that a legacy from the late Gerald Gibbs will fund a defibrillator for the Village Hall.
: L to R: James Fell, Nigel Froggatt, Dr Angela Owen-Smith and Mike Humphrey
Tuesday 17th March (speaker)
Tuesday 19th May
Tuesday 21st July
Tuesday 15th September (speaker)
Tuesday 17th November (AGM)
Saturday 4th April (changed date)
Saturday 31st October
Teenage brothers’ Hartford litter campaign
Brothers Ollie and Max Bourne are completing a three month litter picking campaign in Hartford as part of their Duke of Edinburgh’s Award scheme.
They approached the Hartford Conservation Group in late 2019 who were delighted to encourage their plans with printed safety gillets, bags and litterpickers.
The boys are having a visible impact on the litter situation across the village, including discovery of a second ‘Hartford Horde’: a cache of 20 Vodka bottles along the Bus Way! With high flood levels and undergrowth at its annual lowest, litter is easy to spot. Particular hotspots tend to be around parking sites where not everyone is willing to make the short walk to bins provided by the HDC.
Max and Ollie are encouraged by their natural sibling rivalry to get the most litter collected.
“The Conservation Group have done organised litter picks for around five years” says Mike Humphrey, Chairman of the HCG. “We were delighted when the boys made contact and feel it is timely to engage in young peoples’ growing commitment to the environment. Hopefully teenagers in other parts of Huntingdon will follow their example. Our next scheduled group litter pick will be on Saturday 4th April, meeting at the Village Hall at 10am.”
Ollie (16) and Max (14) who live in Main Street attend Kimbolton School. Max is doing his Silver DoE Award and Ollie is doing Gold