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News and Press Releases from East Herts Council.

Green suburb

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.

shape up

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.

Lottery prizes

Win an Amazon Echo Dot at community lottery launch

You could win one of three Amazon Echo Dots when you drop in to find out more about the East Herts community lottery.

Boxing fit

Community groups receive £1,000s in grants

A ground-breaking music project to help people in Bishop's Stortford with dementia has received a £3,210 grant - one of a wide range of charities and community organisations across the district to receive valuable funding from East Herts Council.


Refugees reflect on their experience

A Syrian man who lives in East Herts and the Lord Lieutenant of Hertfordshire Robert Voss will be telling the stories of their refugee experiences at East Herts Council's Holocaust Memorial Day event next month.


Homelessness - have your say on our prevention plans

Effective action and early intervention are among the key objectives in East Herts Council's plans to prevent homelessness in the district.

Judge court case

£5,000 bill after three-year council tax fraud

Michaela Stacey, 51, of Palmer Road, Hertford pleaded guilty to one charge of fraud at Stevenage Magistrates Court on December 7.

Liz Watts

Chief executive to leave next year

East Herts Council's chief executive Liz Watts, whose family lives in Suffolk, has announced that she will be leaving the council in order to achieve a better work-life balance.

HUDS roundel

Works in Hertford stop for Christmas

Improvement works in the centre of Hertford will take a Christmas break to allow our residents and businesses to enjoy the festive season without disruption.

taxi exhaust

Clean-air requirements for licensed taxis

Tackling poor air quality is one of the drivers behind new draft guidelines on how taxis will be licensed by East Herts Council from next year.

PSPO dog fouling

Dog control and ASB consultation

Have your say on the proposals to amend and extend the Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO) to deal with anti-social behaviour (ASB) and dog control issues.

green bulb

Free energy-efficiency workshops for small businesses

A free workshop for small businesses (less than 250 employees) will provide advice on the latest energy efficiency measures that could help you reduce energy costs within your business, saving your business money - and helping reduce carbon emissions.

Chairman diversity

Diverse mix at faith festival

Tibetan Buddhist dancing and an Islamic prayer chant were enjoyed by visitors to a diversity festival organised by East Herts Council on Sunday.

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People on Housing Register can bid more often

People on East Herts Council's housing register will now be able to bid weekly instead of fortnightly for the available properties to rent. Although the change won't increase the number of homes available it will reduce the wait and increase the turnover.


Taxi driver who wanted to kiss a passenger loses final appeal

A taxi driver who asked a passenger for a kiss in exchange for her change has lost his final appeal against East Herts Council's decision to revoke his licence.

Community lottery

Community lottery - drop in to find out more

A new way to help your favourite community group is coming to East Herts with the start of the community lottery next month.

CGR borders

Reviews of voting boundaries agreed

Three reviews of voting boundaries for parish and town councils in Bishop's Stortford and Thorley, Buntingford and Cottered, and Eastwick & Gilston have been agreed by East Herts councillors.

Urbaser clock

Changing collection times for waste & recycling

Collection times for waste and recycling provided by East Herts Council are changing from November 12.

arts mixed

Steering the arts in Bishop's Stortford

Three knowledgeable and dedicated independent residents of Bishop's Stortford have joined the steering group which is leading the development of a new arts and entertainment centre for the town.

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Return your form - don't lose your vote

Canvassers are now out and about visiting homes which haven't yet returned their electoral canvass form to East Herts Council.


WWI grants unite generations

People from across the generations will be remembering World War I at a community event in Hormead which has received a £350 grant from East Herts Council's community pot.

diversity festival

Drop in to diversity celebration

You can chat to people of different faiths and find out more about diversity in East Herts at a celebration later this month.