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Butts Close

Butts Close is the oldest open space in Hitchin with a long history of use stretching back to late medieval times, when it was a sporting ground for archery.

It is owned partly by the Council and partly by the Hitchin Cow Commoners Trust. It is managed by NHDC in partnership with the Countryside and Rights of Way Service at Hertfordshire County Council.

Greenspace Action Plan

The aim of the Greenspace Action Plan is to maintain and enhance Butts Close as a popular and well-used green space in Hitchin. It is available to download below.

The Countryside Management Service is currently developing a new five year Greenspace Action Plan for Butts Close Hitchin, on behalf of North Herts Council. Below is a briefing document that is being sent to relevant local stakeholders, and there will be further engagement on a draft plan during early 2022. We welcome any comments you have on the objectives proposed or thoughts on the future management of Butts Close.

Please return your comments using the contact details below by Sunday 14 November at the latest.

FAO Kallum Wright, Countryside Management Service, Environment and Infrastructure Department, County Hall, Pegs Lane, Hertford, SG13 8DN, Postal Point: CHN101.


Phone 01992 588890



Butts Close Playing Field
Butts Close,
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