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News and Press Releases from East Herts Council.

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Hartham play area needs your imagination

East Herts Council (EHC) would like to hear your thoughts on the redevelopment of Hartham play area.

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Free summer events in East Herts parks

Celebrate Love Parks Week this summer with two free afternoons in Bishop's Stortford and Sawbridgeworth.


Recycling End Destinations FAQ

Where does your recycling goes once we collect it from your bin? How it gets there?

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First applications for Harlow and Gilston Garden Town

East Herts Council has received an outline planning application from Places for People for a residential-led mixed use development of up to 8,500 homes on the Gilston Park Estate.

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Launchpad expands its enterprise

After the success of East Herts' Launchpad business centre in Bishop's Stortford, this July sees the opening of our second facility in the heart of Ware.

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Stage is set for architects with designs on Hertford Theatre

Architects have been appointed by East Herts Council as the scene is set for one of the most exciting performances to be hosted by Hertford Theatre - its £13.5m expansion over the next three years.

Bircherley Green FAQs

Bircherley Green is owned by the Diageo Pension Fund.


Unauthorised work taking place near Little Hadham

We were made aware of unauthorised work taking place near Little Hadham on Friday 19 April.

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E-Car Club drives into East Herts

An electric car club has been launched by East Herts Council offering a convenient alternative to running a car while helping to reduce carbon emissions and improve air quality for everyone in the district.

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Service helping people out of loneliness is a winner

Forever Active East Herts also wins public health award

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East Herts prepares Groundwork for new play area

East Herts Council (EHDC) has awarded the contract for the redevelopment of Hartham play area to community charity Groundwork East.

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Armed Forces Day

East Herts Council has signed the Hertfordshire Armed Forces Covenant and we're committed to supporting serving and ex-forces.

Bircherley Green

East Herts Council leader's comment

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Enjoy a coffee at our first Chatter Table

If you'd like some company next time you go for a coffee, drop into Café Nero in Hertford and join our first Chatter Table.

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Lottery winner breathes easier

Kathleen won £250 on the East Herts Community Lottery and selected the Bishop's Stortford Breathe Easy group as her chosen charity.

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East Herts is fighting fit with major investment in leisure

East Herts Council is investing £29m to improve its leisure centres in Hertford and Bishop's Stortford.

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What would keep you moving at Havers?

Tell us what activities would help you move more and stay independent.


Recharge electric vehicles for free with faster chargers

Four new charging points for electric vehicles have been installed in East Herts Council's car park on The Causeway, Bishop's Stortford. The bays are fully marked up and ready for all to use.

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Council puts its faith into new chairman

A councillor who chairs a group reaching out to faith and cultural minorities in East Herts has become its new chairman.

Community lottery

Community lottery is just the ticket

More than 60 groups ranging from sports to social clubs have been discovering that the East Herts Community Lottery is a winner for them.

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East Herts is officially "dementia friendly"

People with dementia and their carers will be reassured to know that East Herts Council has been recognised by the Alzheimer's Society as a dementia friendly community.


Help for EU citizens in East Herts

East Herts Council is working with Citizens Advice East Herts to help EU citizens living in the district after Brexit.


New community grants pot opens

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

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