We support members who have concerns in their neighbourhood – one such enterprise is the Friends of Butts Close. Butts Close is due for a change. There is now a Greenspace Action Plan, produced by NHDC & the Countryside Management Service. The plan is available here. A new information board has been installed. The Friends have also published their objections to a proposed car park extension – read here . There is more about the Friends in the November 2015 newsletter , including some history and local activities, and the latest newsletter is here – FoBC Newsletter Jan 2018. See their history of the visiting circus in their Newsletter (March 2016) and the story of Buffalo Bill’s visit to Hitchin in 1904.