Codicote Parish Council News Update

Twenty’s Plenty Update

At the Parish Council meeting on Tuesday 31st October, County Councillor Richard Thake, addressed Council to provide an update on the latest news regarding the Twenty’s Plenty project. The Position Statement for the project, which formed the basis for the presentation, can be found on the news feed on the Parish Council website News – Codicote Parish Council (

Richard confirmed that the final consultation process will begin for residents in Codicote on the week commencing 4th November. The proposed scheme is the final version, and no amendments can be made. The Parish Council strongly encourages residents to respond to the consultation.

Facts about 20mph

  • Data shows that a person hit at 20mph is five times more likely to survive than if hit at 30mph (DFT)
  • Traffic noise at 20mph is half as noisy as traffic travelling at 30mph
  • Living Streets’ walk to school challenge reported that schools in 20mph areas have seen a greater increase in active travel journeys (49% to 74%), compared to schools predominantly in 30mph areas (49% to 67%)

S106 Monies from the four housing developments in Codicote

With the two of the four housing developments under way in Codicote, the Parish Council thought it would be useful to clarify the reality around the terms of the availability of the s106 monies that these developments are currently scheduled to generate.

The Parish Council have three projects tied to the s106 monies, a rebuilt youth facility on the current Scout hut site, a rebuild of the pavilion at the sports field and a redevelopment of the play area at the sports field. In line with the information below, all three of these projects could be a number of years away from being started.

Firstly, it is important to point out that the funds only become available to any designated project when the agreed trigger points for payment to North Herts Council are met for each of the four developments. In reality, this is likely to be a number of years away. The Cowards Lane housing development hasn’t yet put in a planning application and The Close housing development is in the process of drawing up plans: again no planning application has yet been submitted to the District Council. The money for the play area at the sports field will be paid to North Herts Council when 50% of the housing stock on the former Wyevale site has been sold.

It should also be noted that there are no guarantees that the full sums of money earmarked for the projects will be received; developers only release new builds for market when the financial conditions are favourable and the fact that two of the four developments have yet to receive planning permission adds to the uncertainly.

Taylor Wimpey Section 106 Planning Obligations

Taylor Wimpey have recently issued leaflets and erected information boards outside their development sites confirming that £423,000 from the Heath Lane and Wyevale developments has been set aside, to be paid to the Parish Council, for the Scout hut and pavilion projects, as well as extra funding for Open Spaces and the Play Space.

The Heath Lane development has triggered the first tranche of money to be paid to North Herts Council, which amounts to £125,876.70 for the Scout hut and £28,281.25 for the pavilion. This money has not yet been paid to Codicote Parish Council. It will be the Parish Council’s responsibility to plan projects on which the funds can be spent, and an application to North Herts Council, meeting strict criteria, will need to be made once the project has been completed in order to receive the funds.

The remainder of the money will be subject to the conditions described above and will be released under the same strict criteria to the Parish Council over time from each development, this is likely to take several years as highlighted above. The mechanism for this is currently being investigated by the Parish Council.

It can be seen that the process is lengthy and given that North Herts Council is the guardian of S106 funding, the Parish Council is not at liberty to release any funds to local organisations, whether or not they are named by Taylor Wimpey.

Firework Display

The Parish Council would like to thank all who attended for adhering to the car parking guidance; this helped enormously in the smooth running of the event. We hope that those that attended the firework display at the John Clements enjoyed the show – the feedback has been very positive.

Christmas Lights Switch on Event

The Parish Council are very pleased to confirm that the Christmas lights switch on event is scheduled for 4pm on Sunday 3rd December 2023. The Christingle service at St Giles church has been pushed back to 4.30pm to allow residents to attend both events, should they wish to do so.


On behalf of Codicote Parish Council we sincerely hope that you have a great festive break and a very happy New Year.

Codicote Parish Council – Firework Display


The Pavilion, Bury Lane, Codicote, Herts SG4 8XY

Tele No: 07754 745830






Tenders are invited for the maintenance and upkeep of the planters in Codicote for the 2024 season; the locations, dates and key items of work are shown on the attached schedule.


Applicants must provide their own equipment, fuel and consumables and must have their own public liability insurance.


Tenders should be enclosed in sealed envelopes addressed to the Clerk and marked ‘planter tender’. The closing date is noon on the 30th October 2023 and all tenders received before this deadline will be opened at the Environment and Recreation Committee’s meeting on 20th November 2023.


The quality of service which can be offered will be taken into account and any supporting information, for example evidence of contracts with local authorities or any appropriate references, will be treated in strict confidence.


For more information and to arrange a site visit, please contact me on 07754 745830.








Simon Crosier

Clerk to the Council


Safer Neighbourhood Team Police Surgery

Safer Neighbourhood Team Police Surgery – Will be held by local officers outside the Codicote Peace Memorial Hall on Saturday 14th October between 10:00hrs – 11:00hrs, please come down and speak to us if you have any concerns or issues. See attachment for further details.

Hertfordshire County Council’s 2023 Residents Survey is now open

Dear Town and Parish Councils,
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

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

Lucy Brinkley
Policy officer | Corporate Policy Team | Resources
Hertfordshire County Council
Address: County Hall, Pegs Lane, Hertford, SG12 8DE. Postal Point: CHO 144
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Land North of The Close – Comments on the Proposed Development

Land North of The Close – Comments on the proposed development

Codicote Parish Council would like to highlight to the parishioners of Codicote that you have an opportunity to comment on the proposed housing development on land north of The Close (CD3) for 43 homes. The following link provides details of the proposals and instructions on how to comment on those proposals . The closing date for comment is Thursday 20th July 2023.

Codicote Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group Meeting

The Codicote Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group is meeting on Tuesday 13th June at the John Clements Sports & Social Club for a 7.00pm start to discuss progress to date, the results of the recently conducted informal consultation and the next steps in progressing the plan. Attached is the agenda – all members of the public are welcome to attend.

Informal Consultation Event about the updated Codicote Neighbourhood Plan

Codicote Parish Council and Codicote Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group
Invite you to ‘’Come and have your Say ‘’
It’s Important! Have a Voice! Record your Views!
Peace Memorial Hall, High Street, Codicote,
Saturday 29th April 10.30 am – 12.30 pm

For further information please follow the link: – Neighbourhood Plan – Codicote Parish Council (

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The Electoral Commission – Voter ID: A Summary

With the upcoming local elections on Thursday 4th May 2023 taking place in North Hertfordshire, please find attached a summary of the voter ID required to take part. If you don’t have the appropriate ID the summary provides details of how to apply for a free voter ID document known as a Voter Authority Certificate.

Codicote Parish Council Tender – Parish Council Assets

The Pavilion, Bury Lane, Codicote, Herts SG4 8XY

Tele No: 07754 745830


2nd March 2023

Tender – Parish Council Assets

Codicote Parish Council would like to invite interested parties to tender for the repair/refurbishment of Parish Council assets. The full details of the requirements can be obtained via the clerk on the contacts details provided above.

The closing date for tender quotation is Friday 31st March 2023. The quotation should include all costs for materials, labour and any travel and be submitted in writing to the clerk and forwarded to the address at the top of the page or via the email documented.

Thank you for your interest.

Simon Crosier

Clerk to Codicote Parish Council