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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

25 November 2020

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

20 November 2020

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

17 November 2020

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

16 November 2020

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

14 November 2020

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

04 November 2020

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

30 October 2020

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

27 October 2020

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


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

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.


Global mission of woman selling home-made candles on Stortford market

Global mission of woman selling home-made candles on Stortford market

Global mission of woman selling home-made candles on Stortford market

19 October 2020

Kloe Fowler, 28, is passionate about making the world a better place and has started by making ethical candles.


Florist set to take root in former deli shop in Stortford town centre

Florist set to take root in former deli shop in Stortford town centre

Florist set to take root in former deli shop in Stortford town centre

19 October 2020

Award-winning Essex florist cultivating second branch in former Florence Walk premises of Guy & Joe's deli.


TSB to close Sawbridgeworth branch due to 'shift to digital banking'

TSB to close Sawbridgeworth branch due to 'shift to digital banking'

TSB to close Sawbridgeworth branch due to 'shift to digital banking'

17 October 2020

The Bell Street branch is one of 164 to be closed, with around 900 “roles removed”, with the vast majority anticipated to be voluntary redundancies.


Channel hop from Stansted to Jersey with new Jet2 flights

Channel hop from Stansted to Jersey with new Jet2 flights

Channel hop from Stansted to Jersey with new Jet2 flights

16 October 2020

Two weekly services to the largest of the Channel Islands will operate on Tuesdays and Saturdays for four months in summer 2021.


Jackson Square reveals new look for Bridge Street ahead of TK Maxx arrival

Jackson Square reveals new look for Bridge Street ahead of TK Maxx arrival

Jackson Square reveals new look for Bridge Street ahead of TK Maxx arrival

15 October 2020

The Stortford precinct's Bridge St entrance will be shut as part of a transformation which involves adding five new retail and restaurant units.


Joy for bargain hunters as TK Maxx heads for Jackson Square

Joy for bargain hunters as TK Maxx heads for Jackson Square

Joy for bargain hunters as TK Maxx heads for Jackson Square

01 October 2020

As part of the plans, due to be submitted this month, five new retail and restaurant units will also be incorporated into Jackson Square.


Lockdown lifestyle and stamp duty break boost East Herts house sales by 111%

Lockdown lifestyle and stamp duty break boost East Herts house sales by 111%

Lockdown lifestyle and stamp duty break boost East Herts house sales by 111%

17 September 2020

Savills says 456 agreed house sales in the district were recorded in the four weeks to mid-August – more than double the 2019 figure.


Surge in Stansted cargo operations as shopping online in lockdown takes off

Surge in Stansted cargo operations as shopping online in lockdown takes off

Surge in Stansted cargo operations as shopping online in lockdown takes off

16 September 2020

A slump in passenger flights, which carry goods in their hold, has also fuelled demand for dedicated services for cargo.


Shell fuels hopes of petrol station reopening after two-year closure

Shell fuels hopes of petrol station reopening after two-year closure

Shell fuels hopes of petrol station reopening after two-year closure

12 September 2020

The garage, in London Road, Sawbridgeworth, was closed at the beginning of 2019 for refurbishment, with plans for a Little Waitrose on the site.


Taste of Greece comes to Stortford with new bakery and patisserie

Taste of Greece comes to Stortford with new bakery and patisserie

Taste of Greece comes to Stortford with new bakery and patisserie

09 September 2020

Husband and wife business consultants looking to spend less time on computers have opened Hellenic Bakeries Herts.


New business blood giving town centre feelgood factor

New business blood giving town centre feelgood factor

New business blood giving town centre feelgood factor

04 September 2020

Town Mayor Cllr Annelise Furnace attended the opening of Pizza Squisita and she was keen to highlight a new era of positivity.


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