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News and Press Releases from East Herts Council.

weekly bidding

People on Housing Register can bid more often

People on East Herts Council's housing register will now be able to bid weekly instead of fortnightly for the available properties to rent. Although the change won't increase the number of homes available it will reduce the wait and increase the turnover.


Taxi driver who wanted to kiss a passenger loses final appeal

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

Community lottery

Community lottery - drop in to find out more

A new way to help your favourite community group is coming to East Herts with the start of the community lottery next month.

CGR borders

Reviews of voting boundaries agreed

Three reviews of voting boundaries for parish and town councils in Bishop's Stortford and Thorley, Buntingford and Cottered, and Eastwick & Gilston have been agreed by East Herts councillors.

Urbaser clock

Changing collection times for waste & recycling

Collection times for waste and recycling provided by East Herts Council are changing from November 12.

arts mixed

Steering the arts in Bishop's Stortford

Three knowledgeable and dedicated independent residents of Bishop's Stortford have joined the steering group which is leading the development of a new arts and entertainment centre for the town.

voting box

Return your form - don't lose your vote

Canvassers are now out and about visiting homes which haven't yet returned their electoral canvass form to East Herts Council.


WWI grants unite generations

People from across the generations will be remembering World War I at a community event in Hormead which has received a £350 grant from East Herts Council's community pot.

diversity festival

Drop in to diversity celebration

You can chat to people of different faiths and find out more about diversity in East Herts at a celebration later this month.

dance festival

Friendly dance festival for over 50s on Monday

Short and friendly taster classes in ballroom, line dancing, Zumba and tango will be on offer at a free dance festival for anyone aged 50-plus and you don't need to own a pair of dancing shoes.

District plan - oct 18

East Herts District Plan is officially adopted

After several years of hard work from officers and members at East Herts Council, councillors have voted to officially adopt the East Herts District Plan.

Autumn Link 2018

Link Magazine

Link is East Herts Council's free magazine for all residents.

Ian Payne MBE

Stonegate pub founder is honoured by council

Ian Payne, chairman of the UK's largest operator of bars, Stonegate Pub Company, was recognised in the Queen's Birthday Honours for his services to the hospitality and pub industry.

gold footprint

Council wins gold with RSPCA

East Herts Council has once again retained its gold Footprint award from the RSPCA.

District Plan

Holding Direction lifted on East Herts District Plan

We are pleased to announce that the holding direction on the East Herts District Plan has today been lifted by Rt. Hon James Brokenshire, Secretary of State for Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG).

Havers Come and Try

Come and Try at Havers

Bollywood dancing and seated exercise are among a choice of free gentle activity classes coming to Havers Community Centre later this month.

Pinehurst community centre

Brighter future for outdated community centre

A tired community centre in Hertford is set for a new lease of life after East Herts Council agreed in principle to its redevelopment.

Status of the District Plan

On September 11 the council was issued with a holding direction on the District Plan, which was due to adopted by the council later that day.

HUDS group

Transforming the heart of Hertford

Work to improve the centre of Hertford started this week.

Gilston garden town plan

Be part of shaping Gilston area

To help ensure that the new Gilston garden town is a high-quality place for people to live and work, East Herts Council is working to produce a charter and you're invited to take part.

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.


On the ball in Bishop's Stortford

Table tennis and pickleball classes in Bishop's Stortford are a great way to make sure you're on the ball when it comes to gentle activity and feeling healthier.

Green flag awards

East Herts Council keeps two Green Flags

Two parks in East Herts are flying the Green Flag for another year.

Shape up

Shape Up

East Herts Council Healthy Lifestyle Programmes in partnership with Herts County Council Public Health have commissioned Watford Education and Sports Community Trust to run the successful "Shape Up" Men's weight loss programme.