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News and Press Releases from East Herts Council.

  • Benington fly tip

    Serial fly tipper's 10-month sentence

    A 25 year old man from Stevenage was sentenced to 10 months in prison last week (September 28) after pleading guilty to five counts of fly-tipping household waste across Hertfordshire.

  • Return your household enquiry form

    Return your household enquiry form

    All households in East Herts should now have received a household enquiry form to check that the details on the council's electoral register are correct.

  • Charity golf day raises hundreds of pounds for local charity

    Chairman's golf day raises £100s for charity

    Eleven teams enjoyed a delicious breakfast followed by a fabulous day of golf and a gala dinner at Hanbury Manor last month, hosted by the chairman of East Herts Council in aid of Essex & Herts Air Ambulance.

  • A statement from Leader Linda Haysey and Chairman Jeff Jones

    We are deeply saddened to hear about the loss of Robert Gordon. He'll be missed by us all, both professionally and personally. Our thoughts are with his family and friends at this difficult time.

  • Business Grants

    Grants of up to £10K for local businesses

    Are you a business owner either thinking about moving or enlarging your premises in the district? If so, you may be eligible for a grant from East Herts Council in the form of a discount of up to £10,000 from your business rates.

  • Hertford town redesign enters next stage

    Making Hertford town centre into the best it can be is the aim of the Hertford Urban Design Strategy. The strategy sets out a vision for the town centre and looks at how people get into and around the town.

  • CMS EastHerts volunteer

    Volunteer opportunities on show at Ware

    Ware Priory was buzzing at last week's volunteering roadshow when local organisations gathered to tell attendees about some of the different opportunities on offer for volunteering in the district.

  • EiP document

    District Plan goes up for independent examination

    The next important stage towards the final adoption of East Herts Council's District Plan - an Examination in Public (EiP) - is due to start on Tuesday October 3.

  • Wellbeing extravaganza

    Great turn out for feel good fest

    Hundreds of people went along to enjoy this year's Wellbeing Extravaganza at Rhodes Art Complex in Bishop's Stortford.

  • Anstey yoga

    Four gentle activity classes in Stortford

    September 20 2017 - Four new gentle activity classes are starting in Bishop's Stortford next month for people aged 55 plus who want to try some gentle, friendly exercise.

  • table tennis foursome

    Gentle tai chi and table tennis in Hertford

    September 20 2017 - A new tai chi class is starting in Hertford on Tuesday October 10 from 11.45am-12.45pm.

  • Launchpad overview

    The Launchpad is open for business

    This month sees the arrival of a brand new business centre in the heart of Bishop's Stortford- Launchpad.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.