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Sunday, 9 January 2022

Our first litter pick of 2022

I was amazed by the number of volunteers who turned up this morning for our litter pick. Lots of new faces and I lost count of the actual numbers.

We even ran out of pickers, so I had to turn a latecomer away!

20 sacks are waiting at the village hall for collection by CWaC. That is a record.

Thank you so much to everyone who turned out. Fortunately it was a pleasant morning.

I hope to see you all again in February.

Again, many many thanks to you all.


Monday, 3 January 2022

January Litter Pick - This Sunday, 9th January 2022

Happy New Year to all our members and volunteers. Hope you had a good Christmas.

Our first litter pick of 2022 is on this coming Sunday, 9th January 2022, at 10.00am, meeting at the bus stop at the end of Walnut Lane as usual.

Hope to see you all then. All kit is provided. Just bring yourselves.

Wednesday, 10 November 2021

Our 2022 calendar is available

The Civic Society's 2022 calendar is now available.

Once again, we have produced ‘slimline’ and A5 versions of our calendar.  Both priced at £5.  If you liked our 2021 calendar - ‘Two thousand years in twelve months’, you will like our 2022 calendar - ‘Hartford’s Past Today’. The calendars also contain four pages of accompanying notes that contain snippets of Hartford’s past linked to the calendar images.  

Local stockists are Littlers butchers shop and Elson News (sadly we no longer have a village Post Office on the list).  Our stockists do this to support us; they take no commission, so please thank them. 

We are also prepared to deliver locally within Hartford (c.o.d. or prior electronic payment to Hartford Civic Society, sort code 20-24-09, account number 30896608).  Reply to the following email to order one:  

We will have a stall at the Hartford Christmas Extravaganza on Saturday 4th December, (10.00 a.m. till 4.00 p.m.) in order to promote Membership to new residents and chat to our existing Members.  Our calendars will also be on sale (unless already sold out).  Last year sales in November gave us the confidence to order a re-print top up, so it really does help us if you buy early.

Next year we would like residents to provide images for our 2023 calendar.  The theme will be ‘Art of Hartford’, which can be widely interpreted – by you.  Get creative.  See the competition rules link in this website for details.

Saturday, 6 November 2021

2022 Competition

Our 2022 competition is entitled "Art of Hartford".

We invite you to submit your artistic interpretations of  scenes in our village of Hartford.

Winners will receive cash prizes and see their efforts used for our 2023 Civic Society calendar.

The rules can be found by clicking on this link:

2022 Competition Rules

The link can also be found in the left hand margin of this website, in the Competitions section.

Good luck.

Monday, 2 August 2021

Legacy Ideas Wanted

 Hartford Villager’s Legacy

George Cain, one of Hartford Civic Society’s founding members 17 years ago, sadly passed away in December 2019.  Unbeknown to us, George left a significant sum of money to the Society in his will.  We are now planning how to spend this to benefit the residents of Hartford.  Our remit is wide, but summed up with 'Cherish the past - Protect the future'.

 The Trustees of the Society have decided to ask you, the residents of Hartford, to put ideas forward for a lasting project or projects, which will benefit the village community and utilise the legacy.

 So, get those thinking caps on and let us know your thoughts and ideas for projects which George’s legacy might deliver.  We would like to think that he would have approved.  Tell us if you knew him.  Please put a short idea on Hartford Life or e-mail:  Have a look at our website to see some of our previous achievements.

At a recent Trustees meeting we agreed that there is no time limit as to when the legacy money is to be spent, so please continue to let us have your ideas. They will all be considered and the appropriate, practical, ones will be taken further.

 Thank you - The Trustees.

Monday, 19 October 2020

Newsletter Articles

We have added a "Newsletter Articles" link in the left hand margin of the web page.

By clicking on this link you will be presented with a further link to a OneDrive document containing all the articles from our previous newsletters.

We hope you will find some of these articles of interest.

Monday, 16 March 2020

Lichfield trip postponed

Because of the restrictions in place regarding the Corona virus pandemic, we have had to postpone our trip to Lichfield which should have taken place in May. Many of the people who go on our trips fall into the 0ver-70s age group and it is not worth taking risks with their health.

We are hoping that the trip can go ahead at a future date but at this moment we cannot be certain when that future date will be. As soon as we know we will announce it.

We are sorry to disappoint everyone, but we really had no choice.

Watch this space.