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Tuesday, 4 October 2016



There is yet another litter pick this Sunday, 9th October 2016. Meet at same place, the bus stop at the end of Walnut Lane, at 10.00am. Everything provided. No need to let us know. Just turn up and spend an hour or so helping to keep Hartford tidy and litter-free.


Some numbers have come available in our Society Lottery. Each month a winner is announced, with the opportunity to win £30 for an ordinary number or £60 for a golden number. We have 4 ordinary numbers available at annual cost of £12 or 1 golden number which costs £24. If you want to sign up for one of these then please contact John Szostek as soon as possible as they will go quickly.

01606 75441


Some places have come available on the coach trip next Wednesday, 12th October. Members pay £12 and non-members £14, which covers the cost of the coach, a guided tour of the Hall and the driver's tip. Coach leaves at 1.00pm from the bus stop on Chester Road by the Church.

Contact Pat for more details and to book a place

01606 882197 


As some of you may have seen, Hartford Co-op have a new fund-raising initiative to help local charities. Hartford Civic Society are one of the chosen charities for the next 6 months. If you are a Co-op member, or want to register to be, you can log onto their website and nominate which of their 3 current charities you want to support.

If you want more info on this please contact Tracey on 01606 75270 

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.

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 9th October
Sunday 13th November
Sunday 11th December