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News and Press Releases from East Herts Council.

  • suffrage volunteers

    Local suffrage pioneers sought

    This year marks the centenary of the 1918 Representation of the People Act, giving women over 30 the right to vote.

  • HMD logo

    First Holocaust Memorial Day event

    Speakers from different faiths and school pupils will be taking part in East Herts Council's first Holocaust Memorial Day event at the end of January.

  • KeepItClean campaign January

    Air quality messages for motorists

    Motorists will notice some important air quality messages being displayed on electronic road signs throughout Hertfordshire, as well as on social media over the next few months.

  • Old river lane map

    Arts Centre takes centre stage in proposals for Old River Lane

    East Herts Council has unveiled a first look of the proposed use of land around Old River Lane in Bishop's Stortford.

  • Charringtons car park

    New car park opens in Bishop's Stortford

    This week sees the opening of a brand new car park in Bishop's Stortford, just in time for that busy Christmas shopping period.

  • FAEH award group

    Forever Active programme is a winner

    Getting active is great for your health so the project team for East Herts Council's Forever Active East Herts (FAEH) programme were only too happy to get out of their chairs and go up on stage at a sports awards evening in Hertfordshire last month.

  • Hertford community day

    Plenty of support at Hertford open day

    Community support was on offer from all sorts of local groups at a valuable support day in Hertford on Saturday.

  • Chairman panto reception

    Hospice staff thanked for a great performance

    Nurses and volunteers at the Isabel Hospice were thanked for the tremendous work they do throughout the year by East Herts Council chairman Jeff Jones at the opening night of Hertford Theatre's pantomime.

  • Young dancer sought for theatre show

    The search is on to find a local young dancer to join cast of hit show David Walliams' Gangsta Granny on stage at Hertford Theatre.

  • Purse-dipping

    Police advice after purse dippings

    Police are warning shoppers in Hertford, Ware and Bishop's Stortford to be on their guard following a series of thefts in the towns recently.

  • Graffiti

    Help stop graffiti in Hertford town

    Hertford town centre has suffered a spate of graffiti on street furniture, walls, utility boxes and in subways over the last few weeks at various locations.

  • Hertford Community Support Day

    Festive Community Support Day in Hertford

    Residents of Hertford and the surrounding areas are welcomed along to the Market Square in Hertford's town centre on December 2 between 10am-2pm for an event supported with a grant from East Herts Council.

  • table tennis

    New table tennis class in Furneux Pelham

    If you'd like to give your health and wellbeing a boost, you can start the ball rolling with a new table tennis class at Furneux Pelham village hall.

  • pickleball

    Pickleball class starting in Stortford

    A new pickleball class is starting on Sunday November 26, from 10am-11.30am in the sports hall at Birchwood High School, Parsonage Lane, CM23 5BD.

  • Come and Try yoga

    On the move at lively session of free activities

    An afternoon of free taster activities for the over 50s attracted people of all different fitness levels to Wodson Park last week.

  • Ubaser vehicle

    Urbaser wins waste contract

    East and North Herts district councils have awarded their new joint waste and street cleansing services contract to Urbaser Ltd.

  • Town and parish conference

    Getting together for Community Conference

    Sports, grants, social prescribing and community led housing were among the items on a packed agenda at this year's East Herts town and parish conference held at Wodson Park in Ware earlier this month.

  • Stray dog rescued

    Council saves abused dog & wins RSPCA gold

    The rescue and continuing care of a stray dog with an infection that's usually fatal is an example of work carried out by East Herts Council that led to its retention of the RSPCA gold footprint.

  • Sir John Low presentation

    Presentation to East Herts knight

    Hertford resident Sir John Menzies Low was presented with a certificate in recognition of his achievements by East Herts Council chairman Jeff Jones at full council this month.

  • Castle Park consultation

    Stortford's newest park - what do you think?

    A beautiful new park is taking shape in the heart of Bishop's Stortford. The initial plans were introduced to residents last summer and now it's time for you to see the detailed proposals and make your comments.

  • Motorway traffic

    £9m for key traffic routes

    More than £9 million has been secured by Essex County Council to tackle congestion and improve routes just over the border in Essex, but which are key for local residents in Bishop's Stortford.

  • Shaking hands

    East Herts & North Herts joint waste contract

    A joint contract for waste, recycling and street cleansing has been awarded at a meeting of North Hertfordshire District Council's (NHDC) and East Herts Council's (EHDC) respective Cabinet and Executive Committees.

  • Nightlife

    Tell us your thoughts on ID scanners

    East Herts Community Safety Partnership would like to know what you think about it buying some Scannet machines for some late-night bars and clubs in Bishop's Stortford and Hertford.

  • Bircherley Green plans to transform key site

    The transformation of a key site in central Hertford can now get under way after a planning application for Bircherley Green was given the go ahead by East Herts Council last night (October 11).