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News and Press Releases from East Herts Council.

chairman handover

Next link in chairman's chain

Outgoing East Herts Council chairman Jeff Jones handed over his chain of office to Keith Warnell as last week's Annual Council.

Public exhibition

Exhibition on new sites in Sawbridgeworth

East Herts Council and Sawbridgeworth Town Council will be hosting a public exhibition on June 4 to unveil the housing masterplans for the District Plan sites in Sawbridgeworth.

Bircherley-Green

Bircherley Green Update

Phase one of the project to rejuvenate Bircherley Green will begin in late June. This part of the project will be the construction of the Premier Inn hotel, which is planned to open in September 2019.

danish pastry

Link winners head to The Shed

Caroline won a £20 voucher to an eaterie of her choice when she sent in her views on Link magazine and won our competition.

WW1 party

Grants towards health and wellbeing

This year marks the 100th anniversary of Armistice Day - the end of World War One - and you can apply for an East Herts Council grant if you're planning a community event to commemorate this anniversary.

Mobility bike

Wheel down to cycle festival for all abilities

Three Olympic 2020 freestyle riders will be performing in an exciting BMX show at a Hertford Cycling Festival next month with something for all abilities

New Waste Providers

Look out for your new Urbaser waste and recycling crews in East Herts and North Herts

From this week, waste contractor Urbaser will roll out the new waste collection and street cleansing contract for 280,000 residents across East and North Hertfordshire.

Herts Boat Rescue grant

Grants pot is open

East Herts Council is pleased to announce that the first funding round of its Community Grants Programme is now open.

bowls couple

Give the game of bowls a roll

You're invited to try a game of bowls at Havers Park Bowls Club, South Street, Bishop's Stortford CM23 3JB

High Wych table tennis

Players had a ball at table tennis competition

A team from Watton at Stone raised the first Forever Active East Herts (FAEH) table tennis trophy when they took first place in an exciting competition at High Wych Memorial Hall.

Keeping East Herts Taxis safe

Keeping East Herts licensed taxis safe

The taxi-licensing team at East Herts Council is working hard to ensure that East Herts taxi drivers are fit and proper to operate in the district.

YOPA

Help Herts become the most active county

Can you help to ensure the future of community sport and physical activity? Do you have what it takes to be a YOPA Champion?

Volunteering opportunities

Opportunities to volunteer

East Herts Council is keen to promote volunteering in our communities and there are several opportunities coming up that residents might be interested in supporting.

Creative Minds Come Together (new)

Creative Minds Come Together

The key players in Bishop's Stortford's buzzing art scene came together at the Launchpad last month to share their experience and ideas for the proposed new Arts Centre at Old River Lane.

Walk to Work Day

One step at a time

April 6 marks National Walk to Work Day and East Herts Council is encouraging its staff and residents to walk into the workplace in the morning.

SCRAP campaign

SCRAP fly tipping in East Herts

A mattress, bags of rubbish and old furniture were part of a fly tip that came to Bishop's Stortford town centre to highlight the menace of fly tipping in East Herts and across Hertfordshire.

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Hatch a plan!

Explore East Herts and its surrounding areas this Easter with all new egg-citing events this year!

Easter baking

Easter bakes

Entertaining the children this Easter is even more plain sailing than you may think! We have nests full of suggestions of unique and inventive recipes that will keep the kids involved every step of the way.

Easter activities

Get the kids eggs-ploring this Easter

Struggling for ideas this Easter? Then here are some suggestions to get all the family in the holiday spirit.

EiP view

Final District Plan consultation half way

The six-week consultation on the main modifications to East Herts Council's District Plan has a further three weeks to go until it closes on March 29.

Town map

Another parish councillor for Gilston

Eastwick and Gilston Parish Council has asked East Herts Council to carry out a Community Governance Review of the number of parish councillors.

public meeting

Committee to discuss Goods Yard

The planning application for the Goods Yard site will be discussed by East Herts Council's Development Management Committee meeting at Birchwood High School.

FAEH bowls

Try your hand at bowls in Bishop's Stortford

If you've always fancied joining the people on the bowls green, a taster programme could be just what you're looking for.

Bee at Castle Park

From bug hunting to bushcraft at free Castle Park wildlife day

You can discover what animals live at Castle Park and find out about badgers, bats and bees at a free Wildlife Day in Castle Park at the end of April.