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Little Hadham Parish Council

Little Hadham Parish Council was created in 1896.  The parish is to the west of the market town of Bishop’s Stortford and is made up of a number of hamlets − The Ashe, The Ford, Bury Green, Westland Green, Hadham Hall, Cradle End, Green Street and Church End.

Coming soon

Date of next Parish Council meeting
Tuesday 3rd October 2023 at 7:30 p.m. In the Village Hall.


HCC Plans for the old A120 after the bypass opens

Acremoor Street South Cottages St Cecilia Church Nag's Head Pub

Little Hadham A120 bypass

Final newsletter

Latest review of bypass works including flooding risks in the parish

See here

Parish News

The Parish News is published by the Little Hadham PCC and is supported by the Parish Council.

As well as information about St Celilia’s Church, the Parish News has reports from the Council, reports on parish activities and articles by parish residents. September issue

Earlier editions

Village Hall

The Village Hall is run by a charitable trust. Find out more.

Road closures

Hertfordshire County Council has given notice of several road closures in Little Hadham and surrounding areas.

A120 closures

Closure Ford Hill

Closure Cradle End

Closure Ash, Ford and Chapel Lane

Numerous closures inc A120

Closure New Road

Closure Bromley Lane

More information on closures for crossing

Closures for creating pedestrian crossings

Little Hadham to Much Hadham road closure N0.2

Little Hadham to Much Hadham road closure

Various local closures

The Ford closure

Albury Road temporary traffic lights

Green Street closure

Church End closure

Chapel Lane closure

Bury Green closure

Closure The Ford & Chapel Lane

The Ford closure

Wellpond Green closure

Metcalf Hill, B1004 closure

Numerous E.Herts closures

Standon Road speed limit changes

Walks in Little Hadham

The Council has produced a leaflet describing some walks around the parish.

You can see the leaflet here.

More walks in Hertfordshire

Warning to off-road bikers in Little Hadham

 Police in East Herts are issuing a warning to off-road bikers following numerous reports of dangerous and anti-social riding in Little Hadham.

See details

Parish Defibrillator

The Little Hadham Defibrillator is located in a yellow box outside the front entrance of the Village Hall.

Access is gained by ringing Ambulance on 999 who will give you the access code and send an ambulance.  Once you push the on button on the defibrillator it gives you verbal easy to follow step by step instructions on what to do.

You can make a 999 call even if your phone network has no signal.

Little Hadham Parish Council draft
Annual Report

The Little Hadham Parish Council’s Annual Report includes reports from:

Little Hadham Parish Council Chair     

Little Hadham Village Hall                 

Little Hadham Parish Council Planning

District Councillors

Little Hadham Charity Annual            

Environmental Report

Parish Clerk's Report                    

Footpaths Report                    

Little Hadham Primary School

See the Report

HCC Residents’ Survey

We are calling all Hertfordshire Residents to have their say in Hertfordshire County Council’s Residents’ Survey

Our survey is key in building a dialogue with Hertfordshire residents about their lives in the county. To make the right decisions in how we allocate our resources, we are undertaking a survey of residents’ views to establish perceptions of the council and residents’ opinions on their communities, priorities, concerns and wellbeing. Parish, district and county councillors are also being invited to share their views. You can complete the survey here www.hertfordshire.gov.uk/residentsurvey

Please spread the word and encourage residents in your council to take part. We want to hear from people from all walks of life and every response counts!

The findings of the survey will be used to help the council shape its priorities and will inform planning of the services to help to meet residents’ needs and expectations. It will also enable the council to measure progress against key priorities set in the Corporate Plan 2022-2025.

Our survey is available until the 15th of September 2023.

Kind regards,

The Corporate Policy Team

Q&A with Herts Highways following May 2023 Parish Council meeting

Response from Highways on questions asked at the May Parish Council meeting

Q. Highways representative confirmed he would speak to Network management who are responsible for the diversion signage and Ringway.  To find out what is going to be done going forward in regard to clarity of the diversion sign routes and their removal.  

A. Having spoken to Network Management, it is confirmed signage is the responsibility of the works promoter and contractor of which signage should be compliant with the Safety at Street works and Road works code of practise and TSRGD. In this instance of the A120 LH bypass closure, this was a HCC scheme being delivered by the contractor GRAHAMS.  Feedback was received relating to the signage which has been have referred to the contractor to inform future works.  Where planned roadworks are concerned for the future, it is intended that advanced warning signs and residents letters will be issued 2 weeks prior to works commencing. There is also a wider piece of work being looked at around trying to improve communication where roadworks are concerned so your feedback from the Parish Council was appreciated and has been fed back into the wider project team.   On the subject of keeping informed of roadworks in the area, a website which can prove to be useful for identifying all planned roadworks and closures, is the one.network webpage. Please see this link for further details:  https://one.network/

Q. To speak to Network management team and get them to come along to a meeting for further discussions.

A. Unfortunately, and as expected, this is something that is unlikely. Network Management don’t have the capacity to attend meetings such as this. Also attending such meetings sets a precedence and expectancy to attend other meetings like this within the rest of the district. This wouldn’t be practical nor achievable.

Q. What is the timeframe for the A120 and slowing traffic down.  Can you take forward the SIDS to be moved. Gobi confirmed he would get back on the timeframe.  

 A.       We normally look at monitoring the impact of a scheme after a year or so. This allows us to see the changes in driver behaviour etc throughout the seasonal changes you get in traffic (summer holidays, Easter, Christmas, and other events that can affect traffic flows).  In order to further slow traffic down, I would in the first instance suggest a speed and volume survey be carried out in strategic locations before any suggestions of traffic calming measures. Instructing S&V surveys to be carried out can take a few months to be scheduled in and then the survey data needs reviewing. However, should the data reveal any issues, proposals could be drawn up. If approved, It may take up to year or longer for any construction/installation to take place, depending on the nature of the scheme. As always this is also dependent on funding and which funding stream is used.  I’ll need to investigate further about how SIDS can be re-sited. Although the proposed new locations of the SIDS will need to be checked to see if it’s practical.

Q. Highways quarterly meetings being reinstated

A. Next meeting is scheduled for 29th September.

Q. Traffic survey of speed and volume data – Gobi assured he will look to see if the survey has been carried out, and if not, when.

 A.       I have made enquiries regarding whether or not any Speed and Volume Data Surveys were carried out, and it would seem that were no requests or requirements for this to be carried out following the completion of the by-pass works. There were some junction counts carried out around April but nothing more.  I’ll need make some further enquiries with my colleague Andrew Freeman as to what the next steps are about this.  I do know that some ad-hoc speed and volume surveys can possibly be funded through the Highways Locality Budget which the Council Member for the area will have (subject to available funds left). So this may be something that could be pursued if nothing is planned as part of the post-bypass works.  The timeframe for this is as explained in action point 3.

Q. Possible raised pedestrian crossing at the Smithy across the road.

A. The Highways team are looking into this as part of future proposals for any Phase 2 works. This is one feature I feel is achievable for improving the accessibility and connectivity to one of the main footpaths through the village.

Q. Narrow road past the war memorial, causing a hazard to allowing vision around the bend.

A. This is something we’ll take into consideration when coming up with the full design proposals as part of any Phase 2 works. If, however, we have no plans to make any changes to this section under the post-bypass works, it might be worth exploring potential measures through the Highways Locality Budget.