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News and Press Releases from East Herts Council.

  • Business Grants

    Grants of up to £10K on offer for East Herts businesses

    Are you a business owner either thinking about moving or enlarging your premises in the district? If so, you may be eligible for a grant from East Herts Council in the form of a discount of up to £10,000 from your business rates.

  • Wellbeing extravaganza

    Great turn out for feel good fest

    Hundreds of people went along to enjoy this year's Wellbeing Extravaganza at Rhodes Art Complex in Bishop's Stortford. With around 25 stands providing information about the local health services on offer, as well as taster sessions in tai chi and yoga and some delicious food, it was a feel-good fest with something for everyone.

  • Anstey yoga

    Four gentle activity classes starting in Bishop's Stortford

    September 20 2017 - Four new gentle activity classes are starting in Bishop's Stortford next month for people aged 55 plus who want to try some gentle, friendly exercise.

  • table tennis foursome

    Gentle tai chi and table tennis

    September 20 2017 - A new tai chi class is starting in Hertford on Tuesday October 10 from 11.45am-12.45pm.

  • tai chi group

    Take the first step to better health with free gentle taster classes

    Would you like to try some physical activity but you're nervous of taking the first step? Maybe you've got a health or medical concern that's putting you off.

  • Launchpad overview

    The Launchpad is open for business

    This month sees the arrival of a brand new business centre in the heart of Bishop's Stortford- Launchpad.

  • Mental health pledge

    Health takes centre stage at wellbeing day

    Talks, taster treatments and practical tools will all be on offer at a wellbeing extravaganza taking place on Sunday September 17 from 10am- 4pm at the Rhodes Centre in Bishop's Stortford

  • Castle Park health walk

    Get a taste for walking the easy way

    Hertfordshire Health Walks are coming to Castle Park in Bishop's Stortford. As part of a National Lottery funded project to redevelop the park, there will be four FREE taster walks during August and September to help people explore their local area and get active at the same time.

  • Mental health pledge

    Wellbeing day at Rhodes Arts Complex this Sunday

    How about taking it easy this weekend with a relaxing head massage, a mindfulness session or a yoga or tai-chi class? All these and lots more, including sessions by speakers from Mind, Carers in Herts, Isabel Hospice and others will be taking place from 10am-4pm at the Rhodes Arts Complex in Bishop's Stortford this Sunday September 17.

  • District Plan front cover

    District Plan reaches crucial stage - Examination in Public

    An independent government inspector is set to conduct an Examination in Public (EiP) of East Herts Council's District Plan - the next important stage towards the Plan's final adoption.

  • Friends of SCP sheep shelter

    Southern Country Park's Green Flag decade

    Lots of places to play, walk, and fish, and plenty of homes for wildlife have helped Southern Country Park celebrate a decade of flying the Green Flag.

  • Have your say on the future of leisure in East Herts

    East Herts Council is investing 30 million pounds into its leisure facilities to ensure these continue to provide an attractive and sustainable offer across the district for years to come.

  • Street food pair

    Treat your tastebuds with August streetfood markets

    August 16 2017 - Tasty and fresh cooked food will be selling like hotcakes when East Herts Council's streetfood markets come to Hertford this month.

  • Consultation

    Help shape the future of waste and recycling

    Residents in North and East Hertfordshire are being invited to take part in a survey to help shape the future of their waste and recycling services.

  • ParkHerts website

    Easy way to enjoy all Hertfordshire's parks

    A new and easy-to-use website called ParksHerts is set to help you make the most of the county's award-winning parks and undiscovered open spaces.

  • dilapidated window

    Compulsory purchase order for empty Stortford home

    A neglected house in a residential area of Bishop's Stortford has been recommended for a compulsory purchase order (CPO) by East Herts Council.

  • Lawnmower grant

    It's time to apply for community grants

    Bids to East Herts Council can now be made for grants of up to £8,000 each to help deliver projects or activities that will improve residents' health and wellbeing.

  • Golf day

    Council chairman's charity golf day

    The chairman of East Herts Council visited Hanbury Manor Golf Club in Ware to launch his Charity Golf Day in aid of Essex & Herts Air Ambulance.

  • Come and Try football

    Making the right moves at Come and Try afternoon

    "No running" was the repeated message from coaches as people had a go at walking football and walking netball classes at East Herts Council's latest Come and Try event on Saturday.

  • Planning

    Aldi planning application submitted

    A planning application for the building of an Aldi food store in Hertford has been submitted to East Herts Council.

  • Leisure Statement - July 2017

    In our corporate strategic plan we committed ourselves to producing a leisure strategy that would determine the future of our two leisure centres and the three joint use pools owned by two local schools and Herts County Council. This work was undertaken as part of the Council's preparation to re-tender the leisure contract, which is due to end in December 2018.

  • Child Sexual Exploitation film launch

    Pilot scheme to tackle child sexual exploitation launches in East Herts

    A pilot training scheme for taxi drivers, hoteliers, pub, club and bar employees aiming to further raise awareness of the signs of child sexual exploitation (CSE) has launched in East Herts.

  • Community Sports Awards 2017

    Community Sports Awards 2017

    Thursday July 13 saw East Herts Council's Community Sports Awards 2017 taking place at Hertford Theatre. This annual event, funded by East Herts Council celebrates the value of sport as well as achievements and contributions to sport by local children, young people and adults. It also inspires those with a talent for sports in East Herts to go on and reach their full potential

  • Revs and bens self service

    Have you signed up yet?

    More time-saving improvements to the online revenues and benefits self-service are available now. As well as viewing your bills and correspondence if you register, you can now notify us of changes of address and set up a direct debit online as well.