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News and Press Releases from East Herts Council.


Bircherley Green Update

Phase one of the project to rejuvenate Bircherley Green will begin in late June. This part of the project will be the construction of the Premier Inn hotel, which is planned to open in September 2019.

New Waste Providers

Look out for your new Urbaser waste and recycling crews in East Herts and North Herts

From this week, waste contractor Urbaser will roll out the new waste collection and street cleansing contract for 280,000 residents across East and North Hertfordshire.

Herts Boat Rescue grant

Grants pot is open

East Herts Council is pleased to announce that the first funding round of its Community Grants Programme is now open.

bowls couple

Give the game of bowls a roll

You're invited to try a game of bowls at Havers Park Bowls Club, South Street, Bishop's Stortford CM23 3JB

High Wych table tennis

Players had a ball at table tennis competition

A team from Watton at Stone raised the first Forever Active East Herts (FAEH) table tennis trophy when they took first place in an exciting competition at High Wych Memorial Hall.

Keeping East Herts Taxis safe

Keeping East Herts licensed taxis safe

The taxi-licensing team at East Herts Council is working hard to ensure that East Herts taxi drivers are fit and proper to operate in the district.


Help Herts become the most active county

Can you help to ensure the future of community sport and physical activity? Do you have what it takes to be a YOPA Champion?

Volunteering opportunities

Opportunities to volunteer

East Herts Council is keen to promote volunteering in our communities and there are several opportunities coming up that residents might be interested in supporting.

Creative Minds Come Together (new)

Creative Minds Come Together

The key players in Bishop's Stortford's buzzing art scene came together at the Launchpad last month to share their experience and ideas for the proposed new Arts Centre at Old River Lane.

Walk to Work Day

One step at a time

April 6 marks National Walk to Work Day and East Herts Council is encouraging its staff and residents to walk into the workplace in the morning.

SCRAP campaign

SCRAP fly tipping in East Herts

A mattress, bags of rubbish and old furniture were part of a fly tip that came to Bishop's Stortford town centre to highlight the menace of fly tipping in East Herts and across Hertfordshire.

Easter 1

Hatch a plan!

Explore East Herts and its surrounding areas this Easter with all new egg-citing events this year!

Easter baking

Easter bakes

Entertaining the children this Easter is even more plain sailing than you may think! We have nests full of suggestions of unique and inventive recipes that will keep the kids involved every step of the way.

Easter activities

Get the kids eggs-ploring this Easter

Struggling for ideas this Easter? Then here are some suggestions to get all the family in the holiday spirit.

EiP view

Final District Plan consultation half way

The six-week consultation on the main modifications to East Herts Council's District Plan has a further three weeks to go until it closes on March 29.

Town map

Another parish councillor for Gilston

Eastwick and Gilston Parish Council has asked East Herts Council to carry out a Community Governance Review of the number of parish councillors.

public meeting

Committee to discuss Goods Yard

The planning application for the Goods Yard site will be discussed by East Herts Council's Development Management Committee meeting at Birchwood High School.

FAEH bowls

Try your hand at bowls in Bishop's Stortford

If you've always fancied joining the people on the bowls green, a taster programme could be just what you're looking for.

Bee at Castle Park

From bug hunting to bushcraft at free Castle Park wildlife day

You can discover what animals live at Castle Park and find out about badgers, bats and bees at a free Wildlife Day in Castle Park at the end of April.

Feet walking

Join the mass health walk

We're taking an active lunch break with a 20-30 minute walk to celebrate National Walking Month.

pest control fly

Vulnerable to be protected from pest control change

Vulnerable residents will be protected when East Herts Council reduces its pest control service on July 1.


Make your move with gentle Zumba

A new zumba class is starting in St Michael's Mead, Bishop's Stortford on Mondays from April 9 at 1pm-1.45pm.

Launchpad overview

Help your business take off at Launchpad

Following the successful opening of the new hot desking space in Bishop's Stortford, Launchpad, the business centre is offering additional support and services for small and medium businesses in and around East Herts.

Council tax piggy

Council tax rise to combat budget pressures

East Herts Council is putting up its share of the council tax as a result of significant budget pressures.