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BID offers businesses free Covid checks to restore confidence in town centre

27 October 2020
BID offers businesses free Covid checks to restore confidence in town centre

BID offers businesses free Covid checks to restore confidence in town centre

27 October 2020

Stortford BID, which is dedicated to supporting the high street, is offering Covid-secure assessments by a health and safety expert.


Stortford Poppy Appeal duo in plea for Remembrance walk sponsors

27 October 2020
Stortford Poppy Appeal duo in plea for Remembrance walk sponsors

Stortford Poppy Appeal duo in plea for Remembrance walk sponsors

27 October 2020

Denise Hudson, who organises the annual collection, and her donations deputy Heidi Barden are undertaking a 10-mile walk.


County council 'understands strength of feeling around holiday hunger'

27 October 2020
County council 'understands strength of feeling around holiday hunger'

County council 'understands strength of feeling around holiday hunger'

27 October 2020

Cllr Teresa Heritage was responding to calls for the Government to extend free school meals throughout holidays.


Fresh fruit and veg on offer as Stortford food bank extends help

27 October 2020
Fresh fruit and veg on offer as Stortford food bank extends help

Fresh fruit and veg on offer as Stortford food bank extends help

27 October 2020

Trustees and volunteers now using main hall at Methodist Church and have longer-term plans to expand.


Two vehicles seized by police at Spellbrook in metal theft crackdown

26 October 2020
Two vehicles seized by police at Spellbrook in metal theft crackdown

Two vehicles seized by police at Spellbrook in metal theft crackdown

26 October 2020

A multi-agency ANPR (automatic number plate recognition) operation was carried out on the A1184 between Stortford and Sawbridgeworth.


Harrowing footage shows how fight to save cardiac arrest victim's life was won

26 October 2020
Harrowing footage shows how fight to save cardiac arrest victim's life was won

Harrowing footage shows how fight to save cardiac arrest victim's life was won

26 October 2020

Stortford karate instructor Mark Kingsland was sparring when he collapsed on the dojo floor – a video camera captured the minutes that followed.


Stortford MP defends her vote against extending free school meals in holidays

26 October 2020
Stortford MP defends her vote against extending free school meals in holidays

Stortford MP defends her vote against extending free school meals in holidays

26 October 2020

"I'm fully committed to free school meals and this Government has expanded the eligibility to more children than any Government in the last 50 years."


MP trumpets another £100,000 Covid cash for East Herts Council

26 October 2020
MP trumpets another £100,000 Covid cash for East Herts Council

MP trumpets another £100,000 Covid cash for East Herts Council

26 October 2020

Julie Marson said that since the start of the pandemic the district council had received £2.07m in extra direct support from Westminster.


Conservative-controlled county council steps up to feed children in need

26 October 2020
Conservative-controlled county council steps up to feed children in need

Conservative-controlled county council steps up to feed children in need

26 October 2020

Essex introduces Half Term Emergency Fund and extends Holiday Hunger programme so over 1,000 children can get free activities and food.


Sweet 17! Chocolate factory latest addition to Stortford's Eat 17 store

24 October 2020
Sweet 17! Chocolate factory latest addition to Stortford's Eat 17 store

Sweet 17! Chocolate factory latest addition to Stortford's Eat 17 store

24 October 2020

Open chocolate factory created by 28-year-old Los Angeles-born former Choccywoccydoodah employee Jade Alterman.


The show can go on thanks to £94,000 ‘lifeline’ for South Mill Arts

24 October 2020
The show can go on thanks to £94,000 ‘lifeline’ for South Mill Arts

The show can go on thanks to £94,000 ‘lifeline’ for South Mill Arts

24 October 2020

Stortford's arts venue and museum receives grant from Government's Culture Recovery Fund to help cope with Covid pandemic.


Women, BAME and LGBT+ people 'actively encouraged' to join Herts fire service

24 October 2020
Women, BAME and LGBT+ people 'actively encouraged' to join Herts fire service

Women, BAME and LGBT+ people 'actively encouraged' to join Herts fire service

24 October 2020

Chief Fire Officer: "These groups are under-represented in our service and it's important our workforce better represents the communities we serve."


FIFA, Mario Kart, footgolf and scavenger hunt on half-term timetable

22 October 2020
FIFA, Mario Kart, footgolf and scavenger hunt on half-term timetable

FIFA, Mario Kart, footgolf and scavenger hunt on half-term timetable

22 October 2020

Bishop's Stortford youth café quenches youngsters' Thirst for activities during week-long school break.


Boy pens poem so his mum will let him play Xbox – and wins national competition!

22 October 2020
Boy pens poem so his mum will let him play Xbox – and wins national competition!

Boy pens poem so his mum will let him play Xbox – and wins national competition!

22 October 2020

Windhill21 pupil Oliver Klumpler: “I only wrote the poem for home learning because I had to, otherwise Mum wouldn’t let me play on the Xbox."


Winter restoration project for Gardens of Easton Lodge

22 October 2020
Winter restoration project for Gardens of Easton Lodge

Winter restoration project for Gardens of Easton Lodge

22 October 2020

The volunteers who tend the tourist attraction want to restore the balustrade or ornamental parapet around the Countess of Warwick’s lily pond.


Stortford Labour challenge MP on vote against feeding hungry children

22 October 2020
Stortford Labour challenge MP on vote against feeding hungry children

Stortford Labour challenge MP on vote against feeding hungry children

22 October 2020

Hertford & Stortford Tory Julie Marson voted against providing school meals during holidays to some of the most deprived kids.


Free school meals extension: Rebel Rob says it's a 'no brainer' but Marson says no

22 October 2020
Free school meals extension: Rebel Rob says it's a 'no brainer' but Marson says no

Free school meals extension: Rebel Rob says it's a 'no brainer' but Marson says no

22 October 2020

Harlow's Robert Halfon was one of five Tory MPs who voted for Labour motion to support families in need during the Covid-19 pandemic.


Children organise surprise wedding party for soldier Sam and teacher Ruth

22 October 2020
Children organise surprise wedding party for soldier Sam and teacher Ruth

Children organise surprise wedding party for soldier Sam and teacher Ruth

22 October 2020

Bishop's Stortford soldier who suffered devastating injuries while serving in Afghanistan will tie the knot with his fiancée this week.


80% of residents reject single 'super-council' plan for Herts in survey

21 October 2020
80% of residents reject single 'super-council' plan for Herts in survey

80% of residents reject single 'super-council' plan for Herts in survey

21 October 2020

Leaders of all 10 district and borough councils, including East Herts, also oppose county council proposal for single unitary authority.


Herts public health chief warns Covid circuit breaker is no magic bullet

21 October 2020
Herts public health chief warns Covid circuit breaker is no magic bullet

Herts public health chief warns Covid circuit breaker is no magic bullet

21 October 2020

The county is currently in Tier 1, at 'medium' Covid alert level, but with a worrying escalation in infections across all age groups.


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