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News and Press Releases from East Herts Council.


New community grants pot opens

Are you trying to raise money for services that benefit residents in your area?

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East Herts Council welcomes new Chief Executive

At last night's Full Council, councillors supported the appointment of Richard Cassidy who will take the helm as the new Chief Executive later this year (exact date TBC), following the departure of Liz Watts.

Link Spring

Link Magazine

Link is East Herts Council's free magazine for all residents.

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Polling stations - what do you think?

What do you think about your local polling station? Is it easy to find? Is the signposting clear? Is it accessible for people with a disability?

ORL overview

Old River Lane transformation reaches next crucial stage

At last night's East Herts Full Council meeting (5 March), councillors voted to approve the budget to appoint a developer for the transformation of the Old River Lane site in Bishop's Stortford.

Housing fair stall

Housing fair opens the door to affordability

Young people accompanied by their parents, families and many others picked up lots of valuable information about shared ownership - a more affordable way of getting on the housing ladder - at East Herts Council's first housing fair.

EV cars

Air pollution on downward trend in East Herts

Air pollution in three key areas of East Herts has dropped in the past five years.

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Social prescribing to tackle loneliness

East Herts Social Prescribing Service (EHSPS) launched this support service in January 2018 for residents who are feeling lonely, isolated or living with anxiety and mild depression.

Hydro sluice

Water-power scheme flows in right direction

A scheme to create power using the fast-flowing water by Hertford Theatre will be submitted to the Environment Agency (EA) to review.

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Time to go up market

East Herts Council has been reviewing the way it delivers the markets service. From 1 February the allocation of market stalls at Hertford and Ware markets will be administered under 'street trading' legislation.

Air alert

Free pollution alerts direct to your mobile

If you're concerned about air quality in Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire, a new notification service called 'Herts & Beds Air Pollution Alert System' could be invaluable.

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Capacity funding for Harlow & Gilston

Harlow & Gilston Garden Town has secured an additional £715,000 of capacity funding from Homes England.

Candidate briefings

Briefing sessions for election candidates

If you are standing for election to East Herts Council on May 2nd you're encouraged to attend one of three briefing sessions.

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Community lottery launches in East Herts

On Monday evening (28 January) East Herts saw a great turnout of people wanting a new way to help their favourite local charity by participating in a new community lottery.

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PayByPhone replaces RingGo in East Herts

Council chooses PayByPhone to provide cashless parking across the borough

EV charging

Faster charging for electric vehicles in Hertford multi-storey

Drivers of electric vehicles will be able to get on their way faster with the installation of two new speedier chargers by East Herts Council on the ground floor of Gascoyne Way Multi Storey car park.

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Shared ownership housing fair

Drop in and have a chat to housing associations about homes available for shared ownership across East Herts at East Herts Council's housing fair on Saturday March 2 at Wodson Park Sports & Leisure Centre, Ware.

Friends against scams

Taking the lead role in protecting people against scams

Scams affect the lives of millions of people across the UK. People who are scammed often experience shame and social isolation but residents of East Herts have a big advantage - East Herts Council is the first district council in the country to train up its officers to spot the sign of scamming under the national Friends Against Scams initiative.

Grants workshop

Free help to apply for a community grant

Are you trying to raise money for services that benefit residents in your area? If so, East Herts Council can help with its grants pot to support not-for-profit organisations, sports clubs, charities and voluntary/community organisations.

Castle Park development

New life for Castle Park

Plans to combine two green spaces in Bishop's Stortford into one beautiful park have taken another huge step forward thanks to National Lottery funding.

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Hertfordshire leading drive to fund infrastructure

The Hertfordshire councils are planning for the delivery of up to 100,000 new homes by 2031. These homes, and the associated infrastructure, are needed to support our growing population.

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Free weight loss course for men

If the mince pies and beers made their mark over the festive season, a free weight-loss course for men could help the scales look a bit less scary.


More than 4m visits brings in £275m

The East Hertfordshire visitor economy is worth £275m, after welcoming more than 4.2m visits into the district in 2017.


Undeclared payrise ends up in court

A Hertford man whose earnings had gone up significantly, ended up in court after he carried on claiming a range of benefits that he was no longer entitled to.