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News and Press Releases from East Herts Council.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Summer activities 2017

    Get ready for summer activities

    There's something for everyone this summer, with a full range of children's activities funded by East Herts Council taking place for young people throughout the district. Why not beat the boredom and get a few exciting activities for them to look forward to in the diary now?

  • leisure centre

    Council plans for long term future of leisure centres

    TWENTY-TWO MILLION pounds should be spent on a new leisure centre at Bishop's Stortford, East Herts Council's Executive recommended last night.

  • Table tennis

    Make sure you're on the ball in Stortford

    Did you last play table tennis at youth club? Or have you never played?

  • Datchworth All Saints - Clean Air Day

    Will drivers stop idling?

    The council is asking for your feedback on its anti-idling campaign and would like as many people as possible to complete a short online survey to find out whether the campaign has helped raise awareness of the issues.

  • Cllrs Suzanne Rutland Barsby, Peter Ruffles, Tim page at Hertingfordbury historic building

    Celebrating 50 years of conservation areas

    Celebrating 50 years of conservation areas

  • Air Quality Action Plan

    East Herts launches Air Quality Action Plan

    East Herts Council launched its Air Quality Action Plan on National Clean Air Day (June 15th)

  • gabled row of houses, artist's impression

    Planning limits to help preserve conservation area

    Protecting the attractive features that contribute to the Bishop's Stortford Conservation Area is the reason behind a six-month trial to limit the works that people can carry out without planning permission.