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Local Lib Dems slam Govt for ‘pushing families to brink’ over mortgage bills

Local Lib Dems slam Govt for ‘pushing families to brink’ over mortgage bills

Local Lib Dems slam Govt for ‘pushing families to brink’ over mortgage bills

22 May 2024

Hertford & Stortford constituency party says 17.4% of households in district remortgaged in 2023, resulting in average additional monthly hit of £292.


Watchdog’s praise for Herts County Council’s adult care services

Watchdog’s praise for Herts County Council’s adult care services

Watchdog’s praise for Herts County Council’s adult care services

21 May 2024

Care Quality Commission rated adult care service as good and judged the way it works with partners, such as voluntary organisations, as outstanding.


Families, domestic abuse victims and OAPs to benefit from continued cash help

Families, domestic abuse victims and OAPs to benefit from continued cash help

Families, domestic abuse victims and OAPs to benefit from continued cash help

21 May 2024

Following Government confirmation the Household Support Fund will continue until September, Herts County Council has set out its spending strategy.


Plans for Lidl store in Bishop’s Stortford progress

Plans for Lidl store in Bishop’s Stortford progress

Plans for Lidl store in Bishop’s Stortford progress

17 May 2024

The controversial £12m project at the former Gates car showroom site is set to create 40 jobs.


Residents settle into 46 new affordable homes in Sawbridgeworth

Residents settle into 46 new affordable homes in Sawbridgeworth

Residents settle into 46 new affordable homes in Sawbridgeworth

17 May 2024

New Tudor Park homes comprise 28 houses and 18 flats centred around a children’s park, with 36 rented to local people on council’s housing register.


Citizens Advice East Herts needs your donations as costs rise and funding falls

Citizens Advice East Herts needs your donations as costs rise and funding falls

Citizens Advice East Herts needs your donations as costs rise and funding falls

17 May 2024

Head of communications and fundraising Esther McWatters on how the cost-of-living crisis is affecting Citizens Advice East Herts and how you can help


The children’s meals with the highest salt content revealed

The children’s meals with the highest salt content revealed

The children’s meals with the highest salt content revealed

15 May 2024

More than a third of children’s meals sold in restaurants exceed Government maximum salt targets says a new report studying more than 20 eateries.


Teddy’s Tales: Stortford through a pug’s eyes (with the help of his humans)

Teddy’s Tales: Stortford through a pug’s eyes (with the help of his humans)

Teddy’s Tales: Stortford through a pug’s eyes (with the help of his humans)

12 May 2024

Follow the pug-ventures of 3-year-old Teddy as, with the help of his humans, Gabi and Tom, he explores dog-friendly places in and around the town.


Royal Mail warned to deliver on promise to replace postbox

Royal Mail warned to deliver on promise to replace postbox

Royal Mail warned to deliver on promise to replace postbox

08 May 2024

Royal Mail indecision and contradictory statements on whether it was going to replace postbox in Stansted left residents frustrated


Sawbridgeworth’s lack of EV charging points a ‘disgrace’

Sawbridgeworth’s lack of EV charging points a ‘disgrace’

Sawbridgeworth’s lack of EV charging points a ‘disgrace’

30 April 2024

Councillors suggested contacting the Co-op or Shell fuel station after neither Herts County Council nor East Herts Council provided them.


Village store and post office highly commended in ‘rural Oscars’

Village store and post office highly commended in ‘rural Oscars’

Village store and post office highly commended in ‘rural Oscars’

30 April 2024

Henham’s village shop and sub-post office was honoured in the Countryside Alliance Awards, which recognise rural businesses that hit the heights.


The Cock in Stansted to become a Turkish restaurant

The Cock in Stansted to become a Turkish restaurant

The Cock in Stansted to become a Turkish restaurant

17 April 2024

The former pub, which closed in the new year, is undergoing refurbishment and will be run by the owners of Hertford restaurant Veyso’s.


Historic thatched pub that’s been shut since flooding is in line for refurb

Historic thatched pub that’s been shut since flooding is in line for refurb

Historic thatched pub that’s been shut since flooding is in line for refurb

17 April 2024

The interior of the listed 16th-century Three Horseshoes in Spellbrook Lane East was flooded after Storm Ciarán hit five months ago.


Mayor opens Isabel Hospice’s second shop in Bishop’s Stortford

Mayor opens Isabel Hospice’s second shop in Bishop’s Stortford

Mayor opens Isabel Hospice’s second shop in Bishop’s Stortford

11 April 2024

Cllr Richard Townsend welcomed customers to the new Always Loved by Isabel Hospice store in South Street.


Cycle Day in store at Sawbridgeworth Co-op

Cycle Day in store at Sawbridgeworth Co-op

Cycle Day in store at Sawbridgeworth Co-op

11 April 2024

The event is being held by Sustainable Sawbridgeworth and the Cycle King shop will be carrying out free bicycle health checks.


Concerns for traders as Uttlesford car park charges increase comes into effect

Concerns for traders as Uttlesford car park charges increase comes into effect

Concerns for traders as Uttlesford car park charges increase comes into effect

10 April 2024

A hike in parking fees at Uttlesford District Council car parks has come into effect – and there are fears of how it will impact the high street.


Average 32-second wait for callers to council’s customer services

Average 32-second wait for callers to council’s customer services

Average 32-second wait for callers to council’s customer services

09 April 2024

According to the latest data, 81,017 calls were made in the three months October to December, of which 93% were answered and 7% abandoned.


Gas workers return to fix leak on main road in Bishop’s Stortford

Gas workers return to fix leak on main road in Bishop’s Stortford

Gas workers return to fix leak on main road in Bishop’s Stortford

09 April 2024

Cadent Gas workers have set up temporary two-way traffic signals in Stansted Road.


Free crazy golf in Stortford town centre from Thursday to Saturday

Free crazy golf in Stortford town centre from Thursday to Saturday

Free crazy golf in Stortford town centre from Thursday to Saturday

02 April 2024

Pop-up 9-hole course on former Charringtons car park will be open Thursday to Saturday (April 4-6), 10am to 4pm each day, no booking required.


Lyn fixes it for Bishop’s Stortford to get its own repair café

Lyn fixes it for Bishop’s Stortford to get its own repair café

Lyn fixes it for Bishop’s Stortford to get its own repair café

01 April 2024

The inaugural Stortford Repair Café will be on Saturday April 27, 2pm to 5pm, at the Emmaus Centre by St James the Great Church in Thorley.


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