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News and Press Releases from East Herts Council.

Hertford Theatre artist's impression

Transforming Hertford Theatre

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.

Hazel Park Rise sculpture 2

Sculpture commission for Stortford park

Artists are invited to submit designs for a public art sculpture incorporating vine leaves to be installed in the centre of a newly created park at Countryside's St Michael's Hurst development.

BS consultation map

Stortford & Thorley boundary review consultation extended

East Herts Council has extended the consultation on proposed boundary changes between Bishop's Stortford and Thorley by two weeks until August 10.

Network newsletter

Keep up-to-date - join the Network

For updates and news from East Herts Council delivered direct to your inbox, you can sign up to our weekly enewsletter - Network.

Love Parks Week events

Free summer events in East Herts parks

Celebrate Love Parks Week this summer with two fun-packed afternoons of free activities in Bishop's Stortford and Sawbridgeworth.

Get back into

Get back into... a sport or activity

Encouraging people to Get Back Into... a sport or activity they used to play is the Hertfordshire Year of Physical Activity's theme for September.

CSP summer activities

Have a lark in the park

Free summer activities for young people

District Plan

East Herts District Plan- final inspector's report

The East Herts District Plan was subject to an Examination in Public, with hearing sessions held between October 2017 and January 2018, followed by a public consultation on the Main Modifications, agreed through the Examination, between February and March this year.

VisitHerts this summer

Would you like to know the top 10 free things to do in Hertfordshire?

Luton consultation

Luton Airport consults on expansion

London Luton Airport (a company owned by Luton Borough Council) has launched an informal consultation around potential expansion of the airport from its current capacity of 18 million passengers per annum (mppa), which it expects to be reached by 2021, to 36-38 mppa by 2050.

Men do cry

#ManUpMenDoCry - watch our short film about male mental health

Society has told men that is isn't cool to show your emotions, it's OK to show when you're happy but never when you're sad. It's believed men should always maintain a stiff upper lip.

ORL overview

Multi-million funding for key Stortford project

A 'once in a lifetime' opportunity to revitalise Bishop Stortford's town centre and deliver a new leisure quarter for the town has moved one step closer thanks to a £9.6m injection of funding from Hertfordshire Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP).

Harlow & Gilston consultation

Be part of the Harlow and Gilston Garden Town Vision

Harlow Council, Epping Forest District Council and East Herts Council will be hosting events throughout July to unveil the first look of the vision for the Harlow and Gilston Garden Town.

BS consultation map

Boundary change - Stortford & Thorley

Amended proposals to change the parish voting boundaries between Bishop's Stortford and Thorley are now open for everyone to comment.

Stanstead Abbotts NP

Stanstead Abbotts & St Margarets Neighbourhood Area

The first steps to creating a Neighbourhood Plan for Stanstead Abbotts and St Margarets have been taken jointly by Stanstead Abbotts Parish Council and Stanstead St. Margarets Parish Councils who have applied for the designation of a Neighbourhood Area.

Buntingford CGR

Boundary change - Buntingford & Cottered

Amended proposals to change the parish voting boundaries between Buntingford and Cottered are now open for everyone to comment.

Nordic walking group

Put your best foot gently forward

A gentle and patient introduction to walking with poles, Nordic walking is coming to Buntingford and Ware this month.

Scotts Grotto overview

Become a trustee of Scott's Grotto

Do you have a connection to Ware and its heritage and are you interested in its heritage?


Taxi driver who harassed 16-year-old loses licence

A taxi driver who asked a passenger for a kiss in exchange for her change has lost his appeal against East Herts Council's decision to revoke his licence.

WW1 party

Grants towards health and wellbeing

This year marks the 100th anniversary of Armistice Day - the end of World War One - and you can apply for an East Herts Council grant if you're planning a community event to commemorate this anniversary.

Clean air day cloud 2

Make a difference this Clean Air Day

Breathing clean air is something we all take for granted, but the issues surrounding air pollution have been hitting the headlines for some time.

Ware NP map

Ware Town Council applies for Neighbourhood Area

The first steps to creating a Neighbourhood Plan for Ware have been taken by Ware Town Council which has applied for Neighbourhood Area designation.

BSS masterplan

Masterplan for Bishop's Stortford South

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.

chairman handover

Next link in chairman's chain

Outgoing East Herts Council chairman Jeff Jones handed over his chain of office to Keith Warnell as last week's Annual Council.