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Previous Achievements

The following is a list of what the Civic Society has achieved during our first eleven years. Some have had assistance from other sources.

Full details can be found on the Achievements Report page.

  • Three planters on Chester Road, in front of the shops.
  • Three planters on the triangle of land by The Green and School Lane.
  • Two hanging baskets above the planters on The Green & School Lane.
  • The black and white finger post at the Chester Road & Bradburns Lane crossroads.
  • Two cycle racks by the Co-op.
  • Two cycle racks by the Post Office.
  • A bench on Chester Road by the Booth Road junction.
  • A plaque commemorating the Queen's Diamond Jubilee, in St Johns Church.
  • The fire bell outside Chime has been refurbished - Chime paid for this and HCS contributed.
  • A number of blue plaques have been installed at sites of historical interest.
  • planted at the entrances to the village
  • The six planters and two hanging baskets are planted, maintained and watered regularly by HCS committee members.
  • Biannual newsletters hand delivered to all members.
  • Speakers who attend our AGM each October.
  • Laminated sheets of five local walks are available from the Post Office
  • This website set up for access by anyone who cares to look.
  • A 185 watt hanging projector for the Village Hall.
  • A digital amplifier and wall-mounted speakers for the Village Hall.
  • A display stand and A-frame display board for use at events.
  • "Community Awards" project involving schools and pupils.
  • Christmas lights for the village - taken up & paid for by the Parish Council (PC).
  • The mosaic at the corner of Chester Road and School Lane - taken up & paid for by the PC.
  • Refurbishment of the stone drinking fountain at Bradburns Lane - paid for by CWAC.
  • Membership of Civic Voice.
  • Membership of the National Council for Voluntary Organisations.
  • Worked with the PC on the Joint Action Group to fight the Grange Farm & Hollies Farm developments. We won the first round but lost the appeal.
  • Worked with the PC on the Hartford Neighbourhood Plan which is now approved and in force.
  • Membership Secretary compiled a list of all the postal addresses in Hartford. Useful for recruitment campaigns and for canvassing the electorate.
  • Village Lottery launched in 2005 and now has 98 players
  • We held a “Clean for the Queen” litter pick event in March 2016, in addition to our regular monthly litter picks.
  • Introduced and produced a 2016 Hartford calendar, featuring photos of the village, which spawned a successful photo competition to provide photos for the 2017 calendar. 
  • Arranged coach trips to Adlington Hall, Combermere Abbey and Bramhall Hall. More trips are planned.
  • Guided walks have been introduced and are proving popular.

  • With support from our Cheshire West and Chester Councillors, we produced a display lectern displaying the location and some details of our Grade II listed buildings. This is now in place opposite the shops on Chester Road.
  • We produced a 2017 calendar, featuring the winning photos from our recent photographic competition. 
  • We also produced a 2018 calendar, featuring drawings of Hartford from children under 18, following a successful competition.
  • We had two more successful coach trips, to Mostyn Hall and the Eyam plague village.
  • We repainted the milepost on Northwich Road.
  • We had stands at the Party in the Park and at the Victorian Christmas Fayre.
  • We planted crocuses around the triangle at the Bradburns Lane junction with Chester Road, along with members of the Vale Royal Rotary Club.
  • We held a well-attended open day in October to show residents what the Civic Society does.