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Tuesday, 19 March 2019

April Litter Pick - part of The Great British Spring Clean

Our next monthly litter pick will take place on SUNDAY 14th APRIL, starting at 10.00am.

There are some important changes for this litter pick because we have registered it as part of The Great British Spring Clean, a nationwide campaign to attempt to clean up all the litter that blights our beautiful country.

We are hoping for a large turn-out for this event, but we only have limited equipment. Therefore, in order for us to be able to ask CW&C for the loan of additional equipment, should the need arise, can you please let me know, ASAP, if you are planning to join our litter pick. I need to know numbers.

Please let me know at, before the end of March.

For this litter pick only, we will meet in the car park opposite Hartford's shops at 10.00am.

There may be some groups who have already registered for The Great British Spring Clean separately. If you have, could you please let me know where you are planning to litter pick so that we do not duplicate our efforts or get in each others' way.

Finally, if you are aware of any particular "grot spots" in the village that we need to concentrate on, again please let me know.

Many thanks and I hope to see lots of you on 14th April.

Chatsworth House Coach Trip - latest details

Coach Trip to Chatsworth House on Wednesday 15th May ’19.

£31 a head covers the cost of entrance to the House and Gardens, the coach and its driver’s tip. ( Our coach trips are not intended  to make a profit but need to cover all the expenses involved.)

The coach will leave the bus stop by St.John’s Church on Chester Road at 9.15am and will begin the return journey at 4.00pm.

 Non- members are most welcome to join the group.

On arrival you will be free to explore the house and gardens at will. (Group tours are not available due to a shortage of volunteers.)

Cheques should be made out to Hartford Civic Society and delivered to 378, Chester Road, Hartford. CW8 2AQ

If you prefer to transfer funds electronically the sort code is 20-24-09, the account number is 30896608 and its account name is Hartford Civic Society -  but please let Pat know !

Full details can be found on our website –www/

To book or find out more,  phone Pat on 882197. 

Sunday, 30 December 2018

Introducing our 2019 Photo Competition

2019 Photo Competition Rules

  • Entrants must live in Hartford (or have a Hartford relative)
  • This competition is open to all ages (but see below if under 16)
  • A prize for the overall winner and a calendar if your photo is chosen
  • Photos should:

-             Be of any subject or view that is special to Hartford

-          Be in colour and landscape format

-          Be taken by the entrant in Hartford

-          Have calendar appeal, so taken in any month

-          Be of sufficient quality to print A4 size

-          Might be a good photo you have already taken (any year)

  • Enter up to 5 photographs to maximise your chance of winning

How to enter (closing date 25th August 2019):

·         email your images as files to, or

·         drop them off (saved to disc or as a print), or post them to
           HCS Photo Competition, 8 Lodge Lane, Hartford, CW8 1PS
(we will do our best to return prints, if your name is on the reverse.)

·         images can be sent now, as you take them, or sent all together

·         each image must include where and when it was taken

·         must include your full name, address, and contact phone number or email

·         must be your original work, (you must not be a professional photographer)

·         if you are aged under 16, we need your parent or guardian’s consent for you to enter and agree to these competition rules on your behalf


·         will be by three Trustees of Hartford Civic Society

·         they will not know who took the photos, but will know your age if under 16 and want it to be taken into account

·         their choice of the overall winner and the winning photo for each month will be final

·         winners will be notified by 9th September 2019

You need to know:

·         By entering this competition you agree that your image may be used on the calendar and for any other publicity by Hartford Civic Society (e.g. on our website, Facebook page, or in the local paper and Hartford News)

·         Unless you request otherwise, your name may be printed with the image on the calendar or in publicity, should you be a winner

·         We won’t use or share your personal details for any other purpose

·         We want images true to life, so:

o   No images modified by filters, no stitching of 2 or more images together, or superimposing elements photographed separately.

o   You may, however, digitally improve your images in order to remove spots, blemishes or scratches, adjust the colour balance, or crop it to the format required.

Saturday, 13 January 2018


Hartford Civic Society is proud to announce its new library of more than one hundred hardbacks, paperbacks, booklets, brochures and CD-ROMs. 

The library items are owned by various Civic Society Trustees. The books cover a wide range of topics, from the history of Cheshire as a whole; the history of Northwich and its surrounding areas - including Hartford; the history of Brunner Mond and ICI and its links to this area; the salt industry in the area and more recent topics of interest.

For now, we are only allowing our books to be borrowed by Civic Society members, so if you are interested in what we have and are not a member, maybe you would like to join us.

To browse the library and borrow books, there is a link entitled "HCS LIBRARY" in the Local History section of the left hand menu on this web page. That link takes you to a page that contains the "Library Catalogue" link. This link takes you to a spreadsheet that lists all the books in the library.

There are four tabs at the foot of the spreadsheet:

INSTRUCTIONS tells you how to use the spreadsheet and how to borrow books.
LIBRARY lists all the books in the main section of the library. They are in date of publication sequence.
SALT lists a number of leaflets on the salt industry, which are also available for borrowing.
OTHERS lists a few special books which the owners would rather not lend out, but which can be viewed with the owner's permission.

The library will continue to grow as we obtain more books in the future. If you have any books you would be willing to donate or lend to the library, please contact our librarian, Geoff Wilde, at or 01606 74587.

We would also like to hear from members with their views on the library and of any ways we can improve the service. Again, contact Geoff.

Happy browsing!

Wednesday, 3 May 2017

Cheshire Police Alerts

Cheshire Constabulary have introduced a new service, which will, among other things, alert residents to any suspicious activities in their area.

To quote from their web site:
"Cheshire Police Alert is the community messaging system brought to you by Cheshire Constabulary and servicing the whole of Cheshire.
By registering with Cheshire Police Alert, you receive news and appeals, local crime information and crime prevention advice - direct to you as an e-mail, mobile text or voice message.
Registering with this site is completely free, and not only allows you to receive messages about your local area, but also allows you to feed back information to your local policing teams to help them better police your neighbourhood."

To sign up for this service, use the following link to go to their web site: