Latest news & announcements

ballot boxes lined up in count hall
East Herts Council has declared the results of the local elections that took place across the district on Thursday, 4 May. 
Published 5th May 2023
Map showing Harlow and Gilston Garden Town proposed development
The council’s Development Management Committee will meet on Thursday, 23 March, to consider Taylor Wimpey’s application for up to 1,500 new homes on the Gilston Villages development in East Herts, which forms part of Harlow and Gilston Garden Town (HGGT)*.
Published 16th March 2023
row of lime trees lining pathway
East Herts District Council has successfully prosecuted a local resident and his development company for unauthorised works on 40 lime trees at Church End Farm in Little Hadham.
Published 8th March 2023
Councillor Graham McAndrew by air quality monitoring station
East Herts Council has been awarded a grant worth over £126,000 by the Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA). This will be used to fund a major new initiative to improve knowledge and information about air quality, raise awareness of air pollution as a health issue, and promote alternatives to car travel.
Published 2nd March 2023
Ten pound notes laid out underneath pound coins
East Herts Council approved spending plans last night (Wednesday, 1 March) to balance its budget for the financial year ahead.
Published 2nd March 2023
Members of the project team standing in front of the new extension at Hartham Leisure Centre where the roof is now complete
Investment by East Herts Council in the refurbishment and expansion of Hartham Leisure Centre in Hertford has achieved its next milestone, with the new roof completed this month.
Published 9th February 2023
Post-It note saying "You now need photo ID to vote at a polling station"
Applications are now open for a new form of free ID that can be used at elections. Ahead of a new voter ID requirement, the UK Government has opened the online portal for the ID, known as the Voter Authority Certificate, for voters that do not already have an accepted form of photo ID.
Published 2nd February 2023
Site masterplan
East Herts Council is hosting drop-in events to share information and answer questions about the planning application for up to 1,800 new homes north and east of Ware.
Published 26th January 2023