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Strategies & Policies

This list sets out the main strategies and policies covering the work of East Herts Council.


The Council is committed to ensuring that equality of treatment and opportunity are reflected in our policies, services and employment.

Disability Equality Strategy

Local Authorities have a statutory duty to produce a Disability Equality Scheme, which can be part of a wider equalities scheme.

Human Rights Policy

The Human Rights Act 1998 was a clear statement of rights that need to be taken into account in the delivery of public services.

Health & Wellbeing Strategy 2019-23

East Herts Council is committed to the health and well being of its community and would like to empower, educate and enable its residents to take an active role in their health as well as create a supportive environment in which individuals and communities can achieve better health outcomes. This strategy follows on from our 2013-18 strategy.

Housing policies and strategies

Under the Homelessness Act 2002 all local authorities are required to carry out a homeless review and to develop and publish a strategy based on the review every five years.

Sustainable Community Strategy 2009-2024

Our Sustainable Community Strategy is the over-arching framework for all key services in the district covering the period 2009 to 2024.

Pay Policy Statement

A pay policy statement is required to be produced annually under section 38 of the Localism Act. Regard is to be had to any guidance from the Secretary of State in producing this statement.

Fraud & Whistleblowing

East Herts Council is working with five other Hertfordshire councils to investigate, detect and prevent fraud across council services.

Vision & Corporate Priorities

Our Corporate Strategic Plan sets out our vision and corporate priorities. Our vision is to preserve the unique character of East Herts and ensure it remains one of the best places to live and work.

Gender Pay Gap Report

In 2017 the government introduced legislation that made it statutory for organisations with 250 or more employees to publish their gender pay gap information, covering pay and bonuses.

Trade Union Facility Time 2018/19

The Trade Union (Facility Time Publication Requirements) Regulations 2017 came into force on the 1 April 2017. These regulations place a legislative requirement on relevant public sector employers to collate and publish, on an annual basis, a range of data on the amount and cost of facility time within their organisation.

Community Transport Strategy

It is the aim of East Herts to directly and in partnership with others enable members of our communities to live independently and lead fulfilled lives with the help of a community Transport Strategy. This document sets out our strategy for the next three years