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News and Press Releases from East Herts Council.

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.

social prescribing

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.

Gilston artists impression

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.

community lottery launch

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.

car park

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.

housing fair

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.

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.