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Wickham Hall solar farm: There's a bigger picture at stake than the view

Wickham Hall solar farm: There's a bigger picture at stake than the view

Wickham Hall solar farm: There's a bigger picture at stake than the view

23 May 2022

Andrew Urquhart, of Bishop’s Stortford Climate Group, on why East Herts Council must give permission for the solar farm on the outskirts of the town.


Uttlesford council rejects Bishop's Stortford solar farm plans

Uttlesford council rejects Bishop's Stortford solar farm plans

Uttlesford council rejects Bishop's Stortford solar farm plans

20 April 2022

Uttlesford District Council declared a climate emergency in 2019 and resolved to achieve net-zero carbon status by 2030.


Farmer's talk to focus on impacts of climate change and Ukraine war

Farmer's talk to focus on impacts of climate change and Ukraine war

Farmer's talk to focus on impacts of climate change and Ukraine war

18 April 2022

The talk by farm manager John Collins is being held at 8pm on Tuesday (April 19) and is hosted by Sustainable Sawbridgeworth.


Hare coursing down by almost a third after 'borderless' police operation

Hare coursing down by almost a third after 'borderless' police operation

Hare coursing down by almost a third after 'borderless' police operation

14 April 2022

Crackdown on illegal blood sport comes after Hertfordshire police teamed up with six other forces in the region and Crown Prosecution Service.


Storms leave trail of destruction and flooding at visitor farm

Storms leave trail of destruction and flooding at visitor farm

Storms leave trail of destruction and flooding at visitor farm

21 February 2022

Animal shelters at Daisy May's Farm crushed by falling trees and the farm flooded during heavy rainfall, resulting in a costly clean-up operation.


Charity that saves hens from slaughter appeals for volunteers in Stortford

Charity that saves hens from slaughter appeals for volunteers in Stortford

Charity that saves hens from slaughter appeals for volunteers in Stortford

16 February 2022

The British Hen Welfare Trust has vacancies for drivers and 'poorly carers'.


'Stortford's green lungs would become a sea of unnatural glinting glass, unchanging across the seasons'

'Stortford's green lungs would become a sea of unnatural glinting glass, unchanging across the seasons'

'Stortford's green lungs would become a sea of unnatural glinting glass, unchanging across the seasons'

26 January 2022

Residents Against Wickham Hall Solar Farm sets out its concerns about energy generation plans for farmland straddling East Herts-Uttlesford border.


Plans for solar farms fuel fears in East Herts and Uttlesford

Plans for solar farms fuel fears in East Herts and Uttlesford

Plans for solar farms fuel fears in East Herts and Uttlesford

25 January 2022

Albury's concerns over 284-acre scheme at Wickham Hall echoed by parish councils in East Herts and Uttlesford border territory.


Hare coursing crackdown will help rid rural Uttlesford of 'heinous' activity

Hare coursing crackdown will help rid rural Uttlesford of 'heinous' activity

Hare coursing crackdown will help rid rural Uttlesford of 'heinous' activity

22 January 2022

The Government proposals will give police and courts more powers to target criminals who trespass on rural land to chase hares with dogs.


For sale: Redricks Lake and rest of 82-acre site near Sawbridgeworth

For sale: Redricks Lake and rest of 82-acre site near Sawbridgeworth

For sale: Redricks Lake and rest of 82-acre site near Sawbridgeworth

23 December 2021

Arable land, pasture, woodland and lake at Redricks Farm available as a whole or in five lots with Sworders office at Hadham Hall.


1,100 hens saved from slaughter by being rehomed in Hertfordshire

1,100 hens saved from slaughter by being rehomed in Hertfordshire

1,100 hens saved from slaughter by being rehomed in Hertfordshire

16 December 2021

The birds were all ex-layers rehomed by the British Hen Welfare Trust at adoption days held during the year.


Police stop 67 drivers in operation focusing on fly-tippers

Police stop 67 drivers in operation focusing on fly-tippers

Police stop 67 drivers in operation focusing on fly-tippers

27 September 2021

Operation on A120 at Standon checked whether motorists had correct licences for carrying waste and their vehicles were roadworthy.


New campaign launched to support Uttlesford's farming community

New campaign launched to support Uttlesford's farming community

New campaign launched to support Uttlesford's farming community

19 July 2021

'Reaching Our Rural Communities' initiative will offer support and advice ranging from crime prevention to domestic abuse.


300-year-old flint wall at Mountfitchet Castle damaged by tractor

300-year-old flint wall at Mountfitchet Castle damaged by tractor

300-year-old flint wall at Mountfitchet Castle damaged by tractor

09 October 2020

The incident on Grove Hill caused extensive damage and castle owner Jeremy Goldsmith is hopeful someone can identify the tractor.


Bull's eye! French breed's arrival at Fullers End Farm causes a stir among villagers

Bull's eye! French breed's arrival at Fullers End Farm causes a stir among villagers

Bull's eye! French breed's arrival at Fullers End Farm causes a stir among villagers

25 August 2020

Five-year-old Parthenaise on loan to Elsenham farmer Nick Herbert is spending six weeks with 30 cows.


Wickham Hall owner's vision includes park and ride, wedding venue, sports facility and solar park

Wickham Hall owner's vision includes park and ride, wedding venue, sports facility and solar park

Wickham Hall owner's vision includes park and ride, wedding venue, sports facility and solar park

21 August 2020

David Harvey's grand – and green – scheme to make farm site a top destination for work, rest and play with caring for the environment at its heart.


Firefighters rescue one-tonne bull stuck in ditch near Hatfield Broad Oak for more than a day

Firefighters rescue one-tonne bull stuck in ditch near Hatfield Broad Oak for more than a day

Firefighters rescue one-tonne bull stuck in ditch near Hatfield Broad Oak for more than a day

03 August 2020

Vet oversees rescue operation by Great Dunmow crew and Essex fire service's specialist animal unit.


Romanian farmworkers fly in to Stansted to join Covid-19 crisis crop harvesting

Romanian farmworkers fly in to Stansted to join Covid-19 crisis crop harvesting

Romanian farmworkers fly in to Stansted to join Covid-19 crisis crop harvesting

16 April 2020

The first of six private Air Charter Service flights was expected to bring 150 fruit and vegetable pickers from the eastern European country.


Council denies obstructing Sawbridgeworth farm workshop businesses

Council denies obstructing Sawbridgeworth farm workshop businesses

Council denies obstructing Sawbridgeworth farm workshop businesses

22 February 2020

Traders who have set up workshops at Crump’s Farm cite issues around signage, replacement of windows, roofing and a gate at the front of the property.


Thank ewe: Sheep farmer acknowledges public's help with moving flock

Thank ewe: Sheep farmer acknowledges public's help with moving flock

Thank ewe: Sheep farmer acknowledges public's help with moving flock

02 February 2020

Farmer Wayne Parker thanks the community who helped to shepherd his Welsh Mule flock along the busy B1383.


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