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EU cash ramps up Covid safety in town centres

EU cash ramps up Covid safety in town centres

EU cash ramps up Covid safety in town centres

Covid marshals supporting pubs and restaurants at night to ensure safety measures are in place and to offer reassuring presence.


Police issue parcels warning as scammers target Herts residents

Police issue parcels warning as scammers target Herts residents

Police issue parcels warning as scammers target Herts residents

Texts and emails purporting to be from courier firms direct victims who have 'missed' a delivery to a website which asks for their personal details.


Virtual Christmas market showcases businesses and benefits food bank

Virtual Christmas market showcases businesses and benefits food bank

Virtual Christmas market showcases businesses and benefits food bank

When lockdown forced many Stortford traders to shut, Catherine Tillbrook set up a Facebook directory for small businesses.


Wings eatery Buffalo Joe's flies the Eat 17 nest to open own restaurant

Wings eatery Buffalo Joe's flies the Eat 17 nest to open own restaurant

Wings eatery Buffalo Joe's flies the Eat 17 nest to open own restaurant

Joey Fairservice hopes to launch in former Gin Palace in new year while Eat 17 neighbour Katsu Charlie is off to the Wheatsheaf pub.


Will Arcadia collapse close Dorothy Perkins and Burton in Stortford?

Will Arcadia collapse close Dorothy Perkins and Burton in Stortford?

Will Arcadia collapse close Dorothy Perkins and Burton in Stortford?

The South Street women's fashion and menswear branches are part of Sir Philip Green's Arcadia empire.


‘Resilient’ businesses in Sawbridgeworth set out stalls for online market

‘Resilient’ businesses in Sawbridgeworth set out stalls for online market

‘Resilient’ businesses in Sawbridgeworth set out stalls for online market

Traders are being helped by a virtual Christmas market and a Shop Local campaign launched by the town council.


Councils' £132,000 safer shopping measures for their town centres

Councils' £132,000 safer shopping measures for their town centres

Councils' £132,000 safer shopping measures for their town centres

As well as a Shop Safe Shop Local campaign, the money will pay for new planters, barriers, signs and sanitisers in East and North Herts.


Computer firm chips in with lockdown help for charities

Computer firm chips in with lockdown help for charities

Computer firm chips in with lockdown help for charities

HardSoft Computers, based at The Square, has provided free laptops to a Harlow secondary school and now are offering their vans for charities to use.


Online shopping service launched in Uttlesford to support local businesses

Online shopping service launched in Uttlesford to support local businesses

Online shopping service launched in Uttlesford to support local businesses

Click It Local; Shoppers can buy from local independents and have items delivered the same day.


Know your rights when it comes to parcel deliveries

Know your rights when it comes to parcel deliveries

Know your rights when it comes to parcel deliveries

Citizens Advice has found that 45% of adults in the South East have had an issue with parcel delivery since the country first went into lockdown.


Pub's Loo of the Year rating far from bog standard – and no flash in the pan

Pub's Loo of the Year rating far from bog standard – and no flash in the pan

Pub's Loo of the Year rating far from bog standard – and no flash in the pan

Stortford's JD Wetherspoon pub the Port Jackson repeats its 2019 achievement in 2020 Loo of the Year Awards.


Citizens Advice announces pop-up plans for old Argos store in Stortford

Citizens Advice announces pop-up plans for old Argos store in Stortford

Citizens Advice announces pop-up plans for old Argos store in Stortford

During the pandemic, the organisation has helped over 5,000 people and chief executive Laura Hyde says further changes are on the way


Orange Tree chef patron picks up 'Hero' award for his Covid response

Orange Tree chef patron picks up 'Hero' award for his Covid response

Orange Tree chef patron picks up 'Hero' award for his Covid response

Gareth Davies has been named a Hero of Hertfordshire for his service to the community during the coronavirus crisis.


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

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

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

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


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