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Honour for Tom Gardiner - two people holding certificate
This evening we're delighted to be joined by a resident of Bishop's Stortford, Tom Gardiner who received an OBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours this year and we're also pleased to welcome his wife Eleanor.
Published 20th December 2018
Yellow t-shirt on black background with text 'shape up
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.
Published 18th December 2018
PSPO dog fouling sign - person scooping dog mess
Have your say on the proposals to amend and extend the Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO) to deal with anti-social behaviour (ASB) and dog control issues.
Published 6th December 2018
giant grass covered light bulb. with green background and wood flooring
A free workshop for small businesses (less than 250 employees) will provide advice on the latest energy efficiency measures that could help you reduce energy costs within your business, saving your business money - and helping reduce carbon emissions.
Published 29th November 2018
car exhaust pipe blowing fumes
Tackling poor air quality is one of the drivers behind new draft guidelines on how taxis will be licensed by East Herts Council from next year.
Published 20th November 2018
Chairman pictured with lady wearing a head scarf
Tibetan Buddhist dancing and an Islamic prayer chant were enjoyed by visitors to a diversity festival organised by East Herts Council on Sunday.
Published 20th November 2018
little plastic monopoly type houses with stacks of pound coins
People on East Herts Council's housing register will now be able to bid weekly instead of fortnightly for the available properties to rent. Although the change won't increase the number of homes available it will reduce the wait and increase the turnover.
Published 13th November 2018
great wall of china image
Three reviews of voting boundaries for parish and town councils in Bishop's Stortford and Thorley, Buntingford and Cottered, and Eastwick & Gilston have been agreed by East Herts councillors.
Published 6th November 2018
knitted poppies covering the floor
People from across the generations will be remembering World War I at a community event in Hormead which has received a £350 grant from East Herts Council's community pot.
Published 5th November 2018
diversity festival text reads 'celebrate our diverse communities in East Herts' with a row of religious symbols
You can chat to people of different faiths and find out more about diversity in East Herts at a celebration later this month.
Published 1st November 2018
red theatre seating with red curtain on stage
Three knowledgeable and dedicated independent residents of Bishop's Stortford have joined the steering group which is leading the development of a new arts and entertainment centre for the town.
Published 30th October 2018
two men holding a certificate
Ian Payne, chairman of the UK's largest operator of bars, Stonegate Pub Company, was recognised in the Queen's Birthday Honours for his services to the hospitality and pub industry.
Published 28th October 2018
illustration of Gilston garden town plan
To help ensure that the new Gilston garden town is a high-quality place for people to live and work, East Herts Council is working to produce a charter and you're invited to take part.
Published 20th September 2018
Hertford Theatre artist's impression - River side
The curtain is set to rise on a fantastic arts centre in the heart of town after East Herts Council's agreed to invest in the future of Hertford Theatre, transforming it into a place that will enhance the lives of visitors and the town itself.
Published 31st July 2018
BSS masterplan - Sunny park pathway and trees
High quality building design and safe routes for pedestrians and cyclists are among the key principles set out in a masterplan framework for Bishop's Stortford South.
Published 18th July 2018
Nordic walking group in park holding up walking sticks
A gentle and patient introduction to walking with poles, Nordic walking is coming to Buntingford and Ware this month.
Published 6th June 2018