At the Annual Parish Meeting in 2017, Bob Akers was the fourth person to be awarded the Honorary Freedom of the Parish of Hertford Heath. Bob has been recognised for his outstanding contribution to many groups and committees which have served the community for 7 decades, including the Horticultural Society, Senior Citizens Group, Cricket, Football and Bowls Club, and the Parish Council.
January 2000 Gerald Nix was the third person to be honoured in such a way, the first two were Fred Harrington and Lillian Bean.
The late Fred Harrington who served on the Parish Council from 1947 to 1991 and was the first Chairman of the new parish of Hertford Heath formed when the southern part of the village was moved from Great Amwell parish and joined with Little Amwell.
Lilly Bean who, as well as serving for many years on the Parish Council was also a magistrate and Justice of the Peace, worked for the Over Sixties and the Horticultural Society, and was a School Governor at Hertford Heath School. Sadly Lily died on 25th April 2001.
Each freeman receives a scroll originally created by Mary Bourne and most recently by Khristine Thurley.