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News and Press Releases from East Herts Council.

HUDS group

Transforming the heart of Hertford

Work to improve the centre of Hertford started this week.

Sele Come and Try

Free gentle activity at Sele

If you live in the Sele Farm area and you'd like to try some gentle physical activity, you'll find just what you're looking for at a free Come and Try event later this month.

Status of the District Plan

On September 11 the council was issued with a holding direction on the District Plan, which was due to adopted by the council later that day.

Grove Cottage

Free workshop on community grants

Grants are now available for projects focused on tackling East Herts Council's health and wellbeing priorities for this year.

Green flag awards

East Herts Council keeps two Green Flags

Two parks in East Herts are flying the Green Flag for another year.

Shape up

Shape Up

East Herts Council Healthy Lifestyle Programmes in partnership with Herts County Council Public Health have commissioned Watford Education and Sports Community Trust to run the successful "Shape Up" Men's weight loss programme.


Parking contract awarded to APCOA

East Herts Council has awarded its new parking management services contract to APCOA.


Parking changes for RingGo customers

From 1 September 2018 there will be a 15p charge for all customers using the RingGo pay by phone option in all chargeable car parks run by East Herts Council. This charge is the cost RingGo applies to process each parking request.

Statement on The Wheatsheaf, Bishop's Stortford

East Herts Council has been working closely with The Wheatsheaf public house for the last two years, providing advice on how best to offer music without creating noise problems that have resulted in numerous complaints over this period.

Hazel Park Rise sculpture 2

Sculpture commission for Stortford park

Artists are invited to submit designs for a public art sculpture incorporating vine leaves to be installed in the centre of a newly created park at Countryside's St Michael's Hurst development.

Hertford Theatre artist's impression

Transforming Hertford Theatre

The curtain is set to rise on a fantastic arts centre in the heart of town after East Herts Council's agreed to invest in the future of Hertford Theatre, transforming it into a place that will enhance the lives of visitors and the town itself.

Get back into

Get back into... a sport or activity

Encouraging people to Get Back Into... a sport or activity they used to play is the Hertfordshire Year of Physical Activity's theme for September.

Network newsletter

Keep up-to-date - join the Network

For updates and news from East Herts Council delivered direct to your inbox, you can sign up to our weekly enewsletter - Network.

Love Parks Week events

Free summer events in East Herts parks

Celebrate Love Parks Week this summer with two fun-packed afternoons of free activities in Bishop's Stortford and Sawbridgeworth.

CSP summer activities

Have a lark in the park

Free summer activities for young people

District Plan

East Herts District Plan- final inspector's report

The East Herts District Plan was subject to an Examination in Public, with hearing sessions held between October 2017 and January 2018, followed by a public consultation on the Main Modifications, agreed through the Examination, between February and March this year.

BS consultation map

Stortford & Thorley boundary review consultation extended

East Herts Council has extended the consultation on proposed boundary changes between Bishop's Stortford and Thorley by two weeks until August 10.

VisitHerts this summer

Would you like to know the top 10 free things to do in Hertfordshire?

Luton consultation

Luton Airport consults on expansion

London Luton Airport (a company owned by Luton Borough Council) has launched an informal consultation around potential expansion of the airport from its current capacity of 18 million passengers per annum (mppa), which it expects to be reached by 2021, to 36-38 mppa by 2050.

Men do cry

#ManUpMenDoCry - watch our short film about male mental health

Society has told men that is isn't cool to show your emotions, it's OK to show when you're happy but never when you're sad. It's believed men should always maintain a stiff upper lip.

ORL overview

Multi-million funding for key Stortford project

A 'once in a lifetime' opportunity to revitalise Bishop Stortford's town centre and deliver a new leisure quarter for the town has moved one step closer thanks to a £9.6m injection of funding from Hertfordshire Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP).

Harlow & Gilston consultation

Be part of the Harlow and Gilston Garden Town Vision

Harlow Council, Epping Forest District Council and East Herts Council will be hosting events throughout July to unveil the first look of the vision for the Harlow and Gilston Garden Town.

BS consultation map

Boundary change - Stortford & Thorley

Amended proposals to change the parish voting boundaries between Bishop's Stortford and Thorley are now open for everyone to comment.

Stanstead Abbotts NP

Stanstead Abbotts & St Margarets Neighbourhood Area

The first steps to creating a Neighbourhood Plan for Stanstead Abbotts and St Margarets have been taken jointly by Stanstead Abbotts Parish Council and Stanstead St. Margarets Parish Councils who have applied for the designation of a Neighbourhood Area.