But the summer has been an exciting one, with a visit from the Queen, a near-miss from the torch, which skirted the edges of Hitchin and a hugely successful and creative festival.
As autumn approaches - and we all hope for an Indian Summer in the coming days - there is still lots to get involved with.
Hitchin Town Football Club is embroiled in a complicated saga to do with the ownership and use of Top Field. There's an excellent piece in this week's Comet, setting out a lot of the detail. Read more here: http://www.thecomet.net/news/fears_over_retail_store_for_hitchin_top_field_confirmed_1_1498341
I haven't spoken to anyone who thinks that a superstore - Tesco or anything else - would be a good thing on the corner opposite Butts Close, but someone somewhere does. There's an opportunity here to support our local football club, which in itself is a good thing.
But first, there's a great Food and Drink Festival planned for next weekend. Don't miss it! All you need to know is here: http://www.thebestof.co.uk/local/hitchin/events/373831/hitchin-food--drink-festival-2012
We do so many things well here in Hitchin and now's your chance to celebrate food and football with the rest of our community.]]>
Member since: 31st May 2012
Writer and sax player. Brought up in Hitchin and - apart from uni and some ensuing madness of life in London - I've always lived here.