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Apply now for council cash to make community dreams come true

Apply now for council cash to make community dreams come true

Apply now for council cash to make community dreams come true

21 February 2020

The authority has also set up a £10,000 pot to support organisations proposing to fundraise online via a new Hertfordshire Crowdfunding platform.


Bishop's Stortford residents celebrate People's Postcode Lottery win

Bishop's Stortford residents celebrate People's Postcode Lottery win

Bishop's Stortford residents celebrate People's Postcode Lottery win

20 February 2020

Three households in Redrow housing development Regent's Court netted the windfall when their postcode was announced as a daily prize winner.


Round Table presents Grove Cottage with £4,363 proceeds of its Santa Sleigh collection

Round Table presents Grove Cottage with £4,363 proceeds of its Santa Sleigh collection

Round Table presents Grove Cottage with £4,363 proceeds of its Santa Sleigh collection

20 February 2020

A team of volunteers from both charities armed with collection buckets and smiles took to the streets of Stortford on six evenings in December.


Stortford town council's 5,060 notes for Grove Cottage's music project

Stortford town council's 5,060 notes for Grove Cottage's music project

Stortford town council's 5,060 notes for Grove Cottage's music project

19 February 2020

A chorus of approval from councillors means the Mencap charity is to become the Hertfordshire centre of excellence for the Music Man Project.


Cash boost for autistic support group

Cash boost for autistic support group

Cash boost for autistic support group

18 February 2020

SPACE, founded by parents Karen Goddard and Anna Spicer, provides support in person, online, telephone and via email.


Work begins on new £4.5m base for Essex and Herts air ambulance

Work begins on new £4.5m base for Essex and Herts air ambulance

Work begins on new £4.5m base for Essex and Herts air ambulance

17 February 2020

The purpose-built facility will replace the helicopter emergency medical service's current premises on the same site beside the M11 at North Weald.


Community library borrows new home after being told to leave hospital

Community library borrows new home after being told to leave hospital

Community library borrows new home after being told to leave hospital

14 February 2020

The facility for families and dementia patients was given notice to quit its base at Herts and Essex Community Hospital late in 2019.


Mother mourning baby's death: 'I want Archie to have an impact on making a positive change'

Mother mourning baby's death: 'I want Archie to have an impact on making a positive change'

Mother mourning baby's death: 'I want Archie to have an impact on making a positive change'

12 February 2020

Doctors told Sarah-Jayne Larkins at her 12-week scan that her unborn son had multiple abnormalities – he died aged 13 hours and 14 minutes.


Lib Dems hit out at Conservative council's £20,000 cut in Citizens Advice funding

Lib Dems hit out at Conservative council's £20,000 cut in Citizens Advice funding

Lib Dems hit out at Conservative council's £20,000 cut in Citizens Advice funding

07 February 2020

To plug £190,000 gap in its balance sheet, East Herts Council has cut 10% off its grant to Citizens Advice East Herts, which has office in Stortford.


Stortford Fields developer's £1,000 boost for Thirst youth café

Stortford Fields developer's £1,000 boost for Thirst youth café

Stortford Fields developer's £1,000 boost for Thirst youth café

31 January 2020

Persimmon Homes Essex awarded the Bishop's Stortford Youth Project a grant after selecting it as a 'Community Champion'.


Charlie and Esther's acoustic gig aims to raise the roof for night shelter

Charlie and Esther's acoustic gig aims to raise the roof for night shelter

Charlie and Esther's acoustic gig aims to raise the roof for night shelter

29 January 2020

Singer-pianist Charlie Turner and guitarist Ed Anthony will be joined by singer Esther Richards for the event in the bar at Rhodes Arts Complex.


Stortford's acoustic club in harmony with mental health project Retune

Stortford's acoustic club in harmony with mental health project Retune

Stortford's acoustic club in harmony with mental health project Retune

29 January 2020

Proceeds from club's next Horn at the Half Moon session will go to Retune, whose founder Tom Ryder and chairman Greg Camburn will perform.


Picture gallery: Fashion show with pre-loved clothes raises £3,000 for Isabel Hospice

Picture gallery: Fashion show with pre-loved clothes raises £3,000 for Isabel Hospice

Picture gallery: Fashion show with pre-loved clothes raises £3,000 for Isabel Hospice

28 January 2020

Amateur models in second-hand clothes take to the catwalk at Rhodes in aid of the mayor of Bishop's Stortford's chosen charity.


Blue Monday: Hospice calls for volunteers to join its Stortford shop

Blue Monday: Hospice calls for volunteers to join its Stortford shop

Blue Monday: Hospice calls for volunteers to join its Stortford shop

20 January 2020

Rob Wallace, St Clare's voluntary services manager, said: "January is the perfect time to start a new adventure in the third sector."


How charities bring mum Maddy respite in her five-year cancer battle

How charities bring mum Maddy respite in her five-year cancer battle

How charities bring mum Maddy respite in her five-year cancer battle

17 January 2020

The 51-year-old Sawbridgeworth woman revealed her body “went into slow mo except for a hamster wheel of black thoughts incessantly whirling round”.


Treatment trial brings new hope for family of four-year-old cancer patient Archie

Treatment trial brings new hope for family of four-year-old cancer patient Archie

Treatment trial brings new hope for family of four-year-old cancer patient Archie

17 January 2020

In January 2019, a large mass was found around his kidney, then another on his spine, and the disease has spread to his bones and bone marrow.


Stortford's Ford dealer ensures air ambulance has got wheels

Stortford's Ford dealer ensures air ambulance has got wheels

Stortford's Ford dealer ensures air ambulance has got wheels

14 January 2020

Gates is marking its 100th anniversary by supporting Essex & Herts Air Ambulance's lifesaving work.


Essex & Herts Air Ambulance crews complete their 25,000th mission

Essex & Herts Air Ambulance crews complete their 25,000th mission

Essex & Herts Air Ambulance crews complete their 25,000th mission

12 January 2020

The emergency medical service charity's two helicopters and four rapid response vehicles attended 1,526 patients in 2019, its busiest year ever.


The three local causes that will benefit from Waitrose donations in January

The three local causes that will benefit from Waitrose donations in January

The three local causes that will benefit from Waitrose donations in January

11 January 2020

Customers in December voted for £483 to go to Holy Trinity winter night shelter, £264 to Company At Christmas and £253 to Age Concern at Apton Centre.


'Hairy Handlebar' Ben's leap year day challenge to Stortford walkers ahead of epic Africa trek

'Hairy Handlebar' Ben's leap year day challenge to Stortford walkers ahead of epic Africa trek

'Hairy Handlebar' Ben's leap year day challenge to Stortford walkers ahead of epic Africa trek

11 January 2020

Ex-Royal Marines captain, who plans to trek 7,455 miles from Cairo to Cape Town, invites people to join him on 24-hour walk along Stort on February 29


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