About us


The Hoddesdon Society's aims are:


  • To encourage high standards of architecture and town planning in Hoddesdon and Broxbourne
  • To stimulate public interest in and care for the beauty, history and character of the area of the town and its surroundings.
  • To encourage the preservation, development and improvement of features of general public amenity or historic interest.

Find out more about what we do.




Broxbourne Borough Council has agreed to reconsider the decision to close Lowewood Museum.   The Council has appointed an independent museums consultant and is looking to establish a trust.   However, Lowewood's future is not secure until the Council has agreed to provide it with adequate funding to enable it to cover its fixed costs and employ a professional curator.  Your help will be needed over the coming months to save this unique community resource.  Find out more here.


Planning and development


Click here to see the latest highlighted planning applications or development plans.


Join us!


The more members we have, the louder our voice and the more we can do together to help preserve our heritage and keep our community a good place to live.  Join us today!

Latest News


Concerns for the future of the Spotlight after delayed opening in autumn 2021 announced


Application made to change frontage of former Post Office 


Plans for 104 unit Rye House development released


Council reopens decision to close Lowewood, trust to be set up - but key questions remain unanswered


S106 funding for town centre - CCTV system, brown signs and clocktower lighting improvement project.




Virtual Council Meeting on 23 June 2020. Click here for link to meeting and papers.