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April 25, 2017 13:37
Council News and Press
Keeping East Herts tidy
Drop a piece of litter and face an increased chance of an £80 on-the-spot fine from today.
No need to be scared as pupils win Dragons Apprentice Challenge
Blood and gore helped a creative team of Year 12 pupils from The Sele School in Hertford take top slot at this year's Dragons Apprentice Challenge - but no one was hurt in the process.
Watch what can happen to your waste
Out of sight, out of mind - that's what too many people think when they hand their rubbish over to someone without checking their credentials.
- Demolition of The Causeway building is under way
The demolition of 1 The Causeway is due to start next week, and will be replaced by a temporary surface car park with landscaping.
Walking football teams ready for first ever match
Forget the FA Cup - the real excitement kicks off in East Herts in a few weeks when two walking football teams from Hertford and Buntingford go head to head.
Council asks for first responses to Hertford improvement ideas
Hertford residents and businesses are being contacted to seek their first thoughts about plans for three key streets in the town centre
Hefty fine for fly tipper
A contractor has received a hefty fine amounting to almost £5,000 including compensation and costs after being successfully prosecuted for a fly tip of household waste, including bikes and beds on farmland in Watton-At-Stone.
Government money to help tackle air pollution in East Herts
Electric vehicle charging points and other cleaner and healthier infrastructure improvements are coming to East Herts later this year, following its successful bid for £163,100 from a central government Air Quality Fund.
- Great opportunities for apprentices at East Herts Council
"My colleagues are really friendly and helpful and I enjoy coming to work every day," said Lianni Critchley who joined East Herts Council last year.
- Time to start some gentle moves in Sawbridgeworth
Getting a little more active in Sawbridgeworth has just got easier with the start of two new friendly classes for beginners.
- Exhibition of ideas for Hertford town improvements
Residents and businesses are urged to come along and take a look at the ideas proposed for improving Hertford's town centre this week and leave their comments.
- Do you have any spare time to volunteer?
A workshop telling East Herts residents how they can volunteer on a one-off basis took place in Hertford in October. Attendees found out about the benefits and types of volunteering opportunities, as well as how to get started, including a demo of #TeamHerts volunteering website at http://www.teamherts.org.
National Lottery Grant for Bishop's Stortford Park approved
Plans to combine two adjacent green spaces in Bishop's Stortford into one beautiful park have taken a huge step forward, now that a bid to the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) and BIG Lottery Fund's Parks for People programme has been successful.
Sign up for new online service
East Herts is asking residents to sign up for its free online service for council tax, business rates and housing benefit. The service is secure, quick and easy to use and allows you to view your payments, outstanding balance and all correspondence online without the need to call.
- Link Magazine
Link is East Herts Council's free magazine for all residents.
- @Eastherts - East Herts Council on Twitter
East Herts Council post important information updates and news items on Twitter. These include details of any changes to services (for example, when the severe weather caused problems with bin collections, we sent out Tweets to help keep residents updated) and important news (for example, during the recent elections, we posted ward by ward results on Twitter, as well as on the website, as they were announced).
- Council Tax bills set for 2017/18
After managing to reduce or freeze its council tax charge for the past six years, East Herts Council is raising council tax by 2% this year, due to continued reductions in central government funding. However this is less than the maximum the council could have applied, which is 3.2%, based on limits set by government. The 2% increase represents 6p a week for Band D properties - that works out at £3.12 annually.
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Press Releases that have previously been issued by East Herts Council.
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