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Green energy in Green Belt: Solar farm plan for outskirts of Stortford

03 March 2021
Green energy in Green Belt: Solar farm plan for outskirts of Stortford

Green energy in Green Belt: Solar farm plan for outskirts of Stortford

03 March 2021

Bid for 14,000 PV panels on 284 acres of Wickham Hall farmland next to new A120 Little Hadham bypass straddling East Herts and Uttlesford border.


Stars back Stortford dad's campaign to improve children's literacy while they watch TV

01 March 2021
Stars back Stortford dad's campaign to improve children's literacy while they watch TV

Stars back Stortford dad's campaign to improve children's literacy while they watch TV

01 March 2021

Father-of-three Henry Warren co-founded Turn On The Subtitles and has support from Sir Lenny Henry, Sally Hawkins, Stephen Fry and Rachel Riley.


Health Secretary's video tribute to Stortford's Covid vaccine operation

01 March 2021
Health Secretary's video tribute to Stortford's Covid vaccine operation

Health Secretary's video tribute to Stortford's Covid vaccine operation

01 March 2021

Matt Hancock said he was “incredibly grateful” for the teamwork which supports medical staff at the town's two vaccination centres.


'Fostering has completely changed our lives... it's been the best thing we've ever done'

01 March 2021
'Fostering has completely changed our lives... it's been the best thing we've ever done'

'Fostering has completely changed our lives... it's been the best thing we've ever done'

01 March 2021

Members of the LGBT+ community in Herts are being encouraged to 'Build Your Family in 2021' – just like Jack and Andy have done.


Secondary school places: 78% of Herts applicants get their first choice

01 March 2021
Secondary school places: 78% of Herts applicants get their first choice

Secondary school places: 78% of Herts applicants get their first choice

01 March 2021

Of the 14,752 primary pupils who applied for places to start in September, 95% secured one of their four preferences.


Council's food waste campaign 'could save families £60 a month'

01 March 2021
Council's food waste campaign 'could save families £60 a month'

Council's food waste campaign 'could save families £60 a month'

01 March 2021

East Herts' Food Waste Action Week (Mar 1-7) precedes introduction in April of £49-a-year garden waste collection service.


BAME residents hardest hit by Covid pandemic in Hertfordshire

28 February 2021
BAME residents hardest hit by Covid pandemic in Hertfordshire

BAME residents hardest hit by Covid pandemic in Hertfordshire

28 February 2021

County council investigation reveals BAME people account for one in five cases despite making up only one in eight of the population.


Old River Lane: Council defers debate over controversial cinema plan

26 February 2021
Old River Lane: Council defers debate over controversial cinema plan

Old River Lane: Council defers debate over controversial cinema plan

26 February 2021

Future of controversial scheme for heart of Stortford will be decided at extraordinary meeting of East Herts Council on March 18, not on March 2.


Stortford MP defends her Tory Government's record on business

26 February 2021
Stortford MP defends her Tory Government's record on business

Stortford MP defends her Tory Government's record on business

26 February 2021

Julie Marson spoke out during two House of Commons debates ahead of Chancellor Rishi Sunak's Budget on March 3.


Buy-to-rent firm snaps up 66 apartments at Goods Yard development

25 February 2021
Buy-to-rent firm snaps up 66 apartments at Goods Yard development

Buy-to-rent firm snaps up 66 apartments at Goods Yard development

25 February 2021

Kooky bought two of the five blocks next to Stortford station as part of plans to acquire a portfolio of properties in key locations around London.


Residents hail village shop 'heroes' Ajay and Seema

25 February 2021
Residents hail village shop 'heroes' Ajay and Seema

Residents hail village shop 'heroes' Ajay and Seema

25 February 2021

Ajay and Seema Patel, who have two daughters, have made an outstanding contribution to their community during the pandemic.


New campaign to prevent child neglect in Herts amid rise in cases

25 February 2021
New campaign to prevent child neglect in Herts amid rise in cases

New campaign to prevent child neglect in Herts amid rise in cases

25 February 2021

As of December, the county council had 409 children and young people under child protection plans, of which 44.5% related to neglect.


Pandemic planning begins for Herts County Council elections

25 February 2021
Pandemic planning begins for Herts County Council elections

Pandemic planning begins for Herts County Council elections

25 February 2021

May 6 poll will elect councillors for all 78 seats at Conservative-controlled County Hall, including three for Bishop’s Stortford.


Stortford town centre traders say 'Hold River Lane' too

24 February 2021
Stortford town centre traders say 'Hold River Lane' too

Stortford town centre traders say 'Hold River Lane' too

24 February 2021

80% of Stortford BID members who responded to canvass opposed plan to replace 544-seat theatre with five-screen cinema at heart of the project.


Ambulance service's £50m investment puts 577 new vehicles on the road

24 February 2021
Ambulance service's £50m investment puts 577 new vehicles on the road

Ambulance service's £50m investment puts 577 new vehicles on the road

24 February 2021

Final 50 new ambulances being rolled out from April to make journeys more comfortable for patients and safer for crews.


Police and crime chief calls for law and order volunteers

24 February 2021
Police and crime chief calls for law and order volunteers

Police and crime chief calls for law and order volunteers

24 February 2021

David Lloyd said: " Volunteering underpins the central values which lie at the heart of my Community Safety and Criminal Justice Plan."


Stansted Airport boss calls for 'clear exit plan' from Covid travel restrictions

22 February 2021
Stansted Airport boss calls for 'clear exit plan' from Covid travel restrictions

Stansted Airport boss calls for 'clear exit plan' from Covid travel restrictions

22 February 2021

“We're disappointed that the Govt has not recognised the severe impacts of the pandemic... and has provided only minimal direct support to airports.”


Council offers businesses grants of up to £6,000 to ease Covid pain

22 February 2021
Council offers businesses grants of up to £6,000 to ease Covid pain

Council offers businesses grants of up to £6,000 to ease Covid pain

22 February 2021

The discretionary grants are primarily aimed at firms which have suffered despite being able to remain open during lockdown.


Almost 5% of homes in East Herts are worth at least £1m

19 February 2021
Almost 5% of homes in East Herts are worth at least £1m

Almost 5% of homes in East Herts are worth at least £1m

19 February 2021

At 4.7% of the district's housing stock, it is the eighth highest concentration of £1m-plus homes of any local authority in the region.


Free PPE available to unpaid carers in Hertfordshire

18 February 2021
Free PPE available to unpaid carers in Hertfordshire

Free PPE available to unpaid carers in Hertfordshire

18 February 2021

Carers in Hertfordshire is working with the county's Covid taskforce to distribute gloves, disposable face masks, aprons and face shields.


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