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Wednesday, 7 September 2016

Next Litter Pick - This Sunday 11th September - 10.00am

It only seems like five minutes since our last litter pick, but here we are again.

Meet at the bus stop at the end of Walnut Lane at 10.00am on Sunday.

Everything provided. No need to let us know in advance. Just turn up. We will be pleased to see you.

And as these messages keep pushing older messages down the page, please scroll down to see the messages regarding our new constitution and the photo competition results - if you haven't already seen them.

Tuesday, 6 September 2016

Proposed New HCS CIO Constitution

A proposed new constitution, converting the Hartford Civic Society to a Charitable Incorporated Organisation, to be voted on at the 2016 Annual General Meeting, of which members will already have received a formal notice, can be found via the "Proposed New CIO Constitution" link under "About Us" in the left hand menu. Please have a look. 

It should be noted that the 'Objects' and 'Powers' contained within the original, and still current, constitution of the Society have been transferred intact to the new proposed constitution and are shown in black under Clauses 3 and 4.  

The purpose of the new constitution is to establish the Society as a legal entity, with limited liability, in strict conformation to the Charity Commission guidelines and template.  

Photo Competition Results........

Our photo competition has been judged and an overall winner has been found.

See below for all the winning entries, which will appear on the 2017 Hartford Calendar.

And Well Done! to Daniel Groves, who took the overall winning photo. A worthy winner.

Friday, 26 August 2016


Come and join us for a leisurely 7 mile circular walk, graded easy to medium, organised by the Hartford Civic Society following paths and tracks deep in the Cheshire countryside. 
Meet at ‘Hartford Hall’, School Lane, car park, at 09.30am on Friday 30 September. 
Returning 12.30pm. 
Dogs welcomed, but on a lead. 
Ring/ text/email John Swaffield 07764 212000  if you intend coming. Numbers restricted to 12 persons. Hope to see you!   

Thursday, 11 August 2016

Bramhall Hall trip - Wednesday 12th October 2016

Following our successful trips to Adlington Hall and Combermere Abbey, our next trip will be an afternoon visit to Bramall Hall,  ( ), on Wednesday 12th October. 

The coach leaves at 1.00 p.m. from the usual pick-up point outside the church on Chester Road. 

Numbers for this visit are not restricted, so non-members are most welcome to join us. Members will pay £12 and non-members £14, which covers the cost of the coach, a guided tour of the Hall and the driver's tip. 

Bramall Hall has only recently re-opened after extensive restoration. It is a black and white timbered Tudor Manor House  set in 66 acres of parkland with lakes, woods and flower banks. Our group will be divided into two smaller groups for the guided tour which includes The Great Hall, Banqueting Room, Chapel, Servants' Quarters and Victorian Kitchen and takes about an hour. We'll hear about the families who made the Hall what it is today and about the architecture and design of the building.

There is a walled garden mainly laid to grass, a courtyard with tables and chairs, a shop and a cafe which is run by a separate management. This will allow everyone to decide on their own refreshment needs and is therefore not included in the cost of the visit. 

Booking opens on 1st September and payment should be by cheque, please, made out to Hartford Civic Society, and should be delivered to 378 Chester Road. It will not be possible to offer refunds unless a replacement can be found.  

If you have further questions that have not been answered above, please phone Pat on 01606 882197.  

Tuesday, 5 January 2016

Remaining Litter Picks of 2016

Remaining litter picking dates in 2016 for your diaries:

Sunday 11th September
Sunday 9th October
Sunday 13th November
Sunday 11th December