Latest news & announcements

Pictured (left to right): Rebecca Butcher, Marketing & Digital Content Lead for Hertford Theatre; Eric Buckmaster, Executive Member for Wellbeing at East Herts Council and David Morford, Director at GPF Lewis outside Hertford Theatre
Hertford Theatre’s £24million Growth And Legacy Development, to transform the theatre into a thriving hub for arts and culture, reaches a significant milestone today as East Herts Council announces that the contract has been granted to award winning national contractor, and Hertfordshire based, GPF Lewis.    
Published 15th March 2022
collage of East Herts staff and leaders crossing their arms to promote the theme #BreaktheBias
- council staff and leaders cross arms in solidarity
- professional bid writing support for female sport grants
- free online events supporting women in business
Published 8th March 2022
Artists impression showing new crossing over the River Stort
Applications for enhancements to the Central Stort Crossing and a new Eastern Stort Crossing were approved by the Development Management Committees of East Herts and Harlow District Councils this week. 
Published 24th February 2022
Police officer talking to mum and small toddler
How concerned are you about crime in your local area? Do you feel safe where you live? East Herts Community Safety Partnership (CSP)* is inviting residents to share their views on how safe they feel in their local communities.
Published 15th February 2022
artist impression of new 3g pitch at grange paddocks
Planning permission for development of a 3G artificial football pitch at Grange Paddocks in Bishop’s Stortford has been given the green light; and is set to open by the end of August 2022 - in time for the start of next year’s football season.
Published 3rd February 2022
Cllr John Wyllie, Cllr Diane Hollebon and Cllr Graham McAndrew pictured planting Sakura trees in St Michaels Mead
Cllr Diane Hollebon, accompanied by Cllr Graham McAndrew and Cllr John Wyllie, attended a special ceremony in St Michaels Mead last week (28 January) to plant more cherry trees from the Sakura Project in Bishop’s Stortford; to celebrate relations between Japan and the UK.
Published 1st February 2022
Cllr David Snowdon; Julie Marson MP and Cllr Graham McAndrew pictured at Grange Paddocks planting the first Sakura cherry tree
A special ceremony was held at Grange Paddocks – East Herts' new leisure centre in Bishop’s Stortford – on Saturday, to commemorate the planting of five cherry trees donated by the Sakura project, which celebrates relations between Japan and the UK.
Published 26th January 2022
Growth Through Sustainability Conference
East Herts Council has teamed up with eight other local authorities to host a free event, ‘Growth Through Sustainability’, to help businesses across Hertfordshire understand how by lowering emissions, they can not only save on major costs but also reduce their carbon footprint.
Published 17th January 2022