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News and Press Releases from East Herts Council.

  • Launchpad overview

    Help your business take off at Launchpad

    Following the successful opening of the new hot desking space in Bishop's Stortford, Launchpad, the business centre is offering additional support and services for small and medium businesses in and around East Herts.

  • EiP view

    Final consultation on the District Plan

    A six-week consultation on the main modifications to East Herts Council's District Plan is running until March 29.

  • Reviewing the boundaries

    Bishop's Stortford and Buntingford Town Councils have each asked East Herts Council to carry out a Community Governance Review of their town boundaries.

  • Scott's Grotto

    Scott's Grotto to gain charitable status

    Following months of discussions with the Ware Society, East Herts Council has decided to secure the future of Scott's Grotto in Ware, by setting up an independent charitable organisation to own and manage it.

  • flash of light

    Arts organisations to discuss new centre

    Three key organisations in Bishop's Stortford - East Herts Council, Bishop's Stortford Town Council and Rhodes Birthplace Trust - have signed a document agreeing to progress on plans for a new arts centre for the town.

  • #KeepItClean campaign February

    Air quality messages for motorists

    Motorists will notice some important air quality messages being displayed on electronic road signs throughout Hertfordshire, as well as on social media over the next few months.

  • Volunteering event

    Thinking about volunteering in 2018?

    The New Year is a great time to think about getting involved in something different and East Herts Council is encouraging all residents to consider doing some volunteering this year.

  • HMD candle lighting

    The power of words

    A young woman from Ware who has converted to Islam spoke movingly of her experiences during East Herts Council's first Holocaust Memorial Day event last Thursday.

  • Fraud cash

    Buntingford fraudster has to pay back £16,000

    A Buntingford resident, who dishonestly claimed council tax support and housing benefit from East Herts Council and welfare benefits from the Department for Work has been convicted of fraud.

  • EiP logo

    Birchall plan to be examined

    A one-day public session about the proposed development of Birchall Garden Suburb will be held in Welwyn Garden City as the East Herts District Plan Examination in Public (EiP) reaches its final stage.

  • suffrage volunteers

    Local suffrage pioneers sought

    This year marks the centenary of the 1918 Representation of the People Act, giving women over 30 the right to vote.

  • Old river lane map

    Arts Centre takes centre stage in proposals for Old River Lane

    East Herts Council has unveiled a first look of the proposed use of land around Old River Lane in Bishop's Stortford.

  • Charringtons car park

    New car park opens in Bishop's Stortford

    This week sees the opening of a brand new car park in Bishop's Stortford, just in time for that busy Christmas shopping period.

  • FAEH award group

    Forever Active programme is a winner

    Getting active is great for your health so the project team for East Herts Council's Forever Active East Herts (FAEH) programme were only too happy to get out of their chairs and go up on stage at a sports awards evening in Hertfordshire last month.

  • EiP view

    Final consultation on District Plan

    A six-week consultation on the main modifications to East Herts Council's District Plan has now been agreed and will run from February 15- March 29.

  • Hertford community day

    Plenty of support at Hertford open day

    Community support was on offer from all sorts of local groups at a valuable support day in Hertford on Saturday.

  • Chairman panto reception

    Hospice staff thanked for a great performance

    Nurses and volunteers at the Isabel Hospice were thanked for the tremendous work they do throughout the year by East Herts Council chairman Jeff Jones at the opening night of Hertford Theatre's pantomime.

  • Young dancer sought for theatre show

    The search is on to find a local young dancer to join cast of hit show David Walliams' Gangsta Granny on stage at Hertford Theatre.

  • Purse-dipping

    Police advice after purse dippings

    Police are warning shoppers in Hertford, Ware and Bishop's Stortford to be on their guard following a series of thefts in the towns recently.

  • Graffiti

    Help stop graffiti in Hertford town

    Hertford town centre has suffered a spate of graffiti on street furniture, walls, utility boxes and in subways over the last few weeks at various locations.

  • Hertford Community Support Day

    Festive Community Support Day in Hertford

    Residents of Hertford and the surrounding areas are welcomed along to the Market Square in Hertford's town centre on December 2 between 10am-2pm for an event supported with a grant from East Herts Council.

  • table tennis

    New table tennis class in Furneux Pelham

    If you'd like to give your health and wellbeing a boost, you can start the ball rolling with a new table tennis class at Furneux Pelham village hall.

  • pickleball

    Pickleball class starting in Stortford

    A new pickleball class is starting on Sunday November 26, from 10am-11.30am in the sports hall at Birchwood High School, Parsonage Lane, CM23 5BD.

  • Come and Try yoga

    On the move at lively session of free activities

    An afternoon of free taster activities for the over 50s attracted people of all different fitness levels to Wodson Park last week.