Latest news & announcements

Artists impression of new community building
The Castle Park project has been given the go-ahead to tackle the challenges recently encountered with the skate park and the conversion of the decommissioned toilet block, which is due to be refurbished into a new studio.
Published 5th December 2022
Cllr Eric Buckmaster holding a brick outside the site of Hertford Theatre
The growth and legacy development of Hertford Theatre entered its main phase of construction earlier this month and work has been on-going behind the scenes to ensure the new facades are in keeping and sympathetic to the local area.
Published 2nd December 2022
East Herts Council Logo green
East Herts Council is delivering a new activity space at Thorley Wedge. Ready for the New Year fitness resolutions, a range of equipment will be ready early in the new year aimed at young teenagers and adults wanting to exercise, keep fit or socialise.
Published 2nd December 2022
Volunteer to be a friend of Castle Park
The Friends of Castle Park are a group of volunteers who dedicate their free time to enhancing Castle Park, which is situated in the heart of Bishops Stortford.
Published 23rd November 2022
Swimming club holding sign by swimming pool
Bishop’s Stortford Swimming Club – a not for profit organisation run by coaches, teachers and volunteers - signed up to the East Herts Lottery in 2020 to help raise vital funds needed following the impacts of Covid-19 and temporary closure of their coaching programmes and learn to swim school.
Published 22nd November 2022
Group shot outside new affordable home
The first of 24 new affordable homes at the Manor Links development in Bishop’s Stortford, a partnership between Stonebond, Sage Homes and East Herts Council, have been handed over to local people.
Published 18th November 2022
Photo of the U12 Bengeo Tigers holding the East Herts Lottery board
Local sports organisation, Bengeo Tigers Football Club – who signed up to the East Herts Lottery in 2019 – have so far raised £3.033.50* and used the funds to help increase the number of girls joining their development group (age 4-6 years), make improvements to the clubhouse and keep membership fees down.
Published 18th November 2022
left to right: David Bogle (Hightown Chief Executive), Cllr Peter Boylan (Executive Member for Neighbourhoods at East Herts Council), Andrew Dutton (Managing Director at Wheatley), Jonathan Geall (Head of Housing at East Herts Council) and Cllr Jeff Jones (East Herts Council).
Hightown Housing Association and East Herts District Council have celebrated the first phase opening of a new housing development in Buntingford that will deliver 34 brand-new affordable homes – eight for shared ownership and 26 for social rent, including four wheelchair accessible bungalows prioritised for people with assessed mobility needs.
Published 11th November 2022
photo of Cllr Graham McAndrew using the new recycling bin in Bishop's Stortford
You may spot some new additions to town centres in East Herts as new recycling bins are installed across the district - part of ongoing efforts to promote recycling, reduce litter and re-direct waste from landfill.
Published 4th November 2022
group photo of all partner agencies involved on the day
East Herts Council licensing and enforcement officers jointly co-ordinated an operation with Sergeant Terry Alcock from Hertfordshire Police’s East Herts Rural Safer Neighbourhood Team last week (Wednesday, 26 October) specifically targeted at companies without the necessary licences to dispose of waste safely and individuals using dangerous, unroadworthy vehicles in the district.
Published 1st November 2022
Eric Buckmaster pictured on a recent visit to Vantorts Close in Sawbridgeworth
Opportunities to create new wildflower meadows have been identified across the district to help boost habitats for a variety of wildlife - including pollinating insects such as bees, butterflies, flies, moths and beetles that are in decline.
Published 7th October 2022
Eric Buckmaster pictured with the new 3G football pitch in the background
Grange Paddocks in Bishop’s Stortford is getting ready welcome the opening of its new 3G artificial football pitch on 17 October 2022 and preparing for an open day on 22 October to celebrate the Leisure Centre’s first anniversary since opening.
Published 3rd October 2022