The Proposal

Why Stop?

How You Can Help

About Us

poster_200x283We are a group of concerned residents who oppose plans for gravel extraction in Bengeo.

The County Council have received a proposal to open a quarry in the beautiful fields between Sacombe Road, Wadesmill Road (B158), and Chapmore End forest. The site is an extension of the now defunct Rickney’s Quarry, which was abandoned in the 1990s.

Only adjacent houses received the letters and we are trying to reach as many as possible.

We are also trying to extend the deadline for objections. PLEASE SHARE, OBJECT, SPREAD THE WORD.

For more information please visit our Facebook page at

Download our new campaign leaflet below.

Sign our petition

Why not sign our petition againts the quarry on the County Council’s website – click the link below

» Petition: Hertford is worth more than gravel – save our countryside, our water, our air

This website is constantly being updated.
We hope to use this site to provide information about the proposed quarry and why we are campaigning against it. Please do get in contact with us with relevant information, news, photos, video links, and blogs. 


  • Widespread exposure to harmful mineral dust for residents and children attending Bengeo Primary School
  • a huge increase in traffic with 100 or so HGV lorries visiting the site each day
  • lorries turning onto the narrow B158 Wadesmill Road which will increase the potential for accidents on this already dangerous road
  • 15 years of increased air and noise pollution caused by lorries and machinery at the site
  • erosion and damage to local roads and potential for burst water mains
  • destruction of Bengeo’s beautiful unspoilt countryside which will essentially become an industrialised area.

What Can I Do?

  • Write to The County Council with your views
  • Speak to your local councillors
  • Put up a poster
  • Spread the word

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Public Events

Our next public event in support of the campaign

  • 18th September – Bengeo Tree Walk

Click here to find out more