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£1.9m recovered from council tax cheats in Hertfordshire

£1.9m recovered from council tax cheats in Hertfordshire

£1.9m recovered from council tax cheats in Hertfordshire

18 December 2023

A shared anti-fraud service works on behalf of the county council and the 10 district and borough authorities in Herts.


Tesco recalls stuffing mix because it may contain moths

Tesco recalls stuffing mix because it may contain moths

Tesco recalls stuffing mix because it may contain moths

14 December 2023

The supermarket giant is recalling packets of its Finest Apple and Cranberry Stuffing Mix over what it says is the ‘possible presence of moths’.


Organiser of Christmas market ‘shambles’ agrees to refund stallholders

Organiser of Christmas market ‘shambles’ agrees to refund stallholders

Organiser of Christmas market ‘shambles’ agrees to refund stallholders

11 December 2023

One stallholder complained she had been placed in “an empty car park next to a boot sale” and said the event had been falsely advertised.


Plan for hot food takeaway at former flower shop

Plan for hot food takeaway at former flower shop

Plan for hot food takeaway at former flower shop

10 December 2023

A planning application has been lodged with East Herts Council for change of use for the shop on London Road, Sawbridgeworth.


Vote for your favourite Christmas shop window in the town centre

Vote for your favourite Christmas shop window in the town centre

Vote for your favourite Christmas shop window in the town centre

08 December 2023

The competition is a chance for shoppers to have their say after a panel of judges marked the festive efforts of 28 entrants.


Call for all licensed taxi drivers in East Herts to offer card payment option

Call for all licensed taxi drivers in East Herts to offer card payment option

Call for all licensed taxi drivers in East Herts to offer card payment option

04 December 2023

Almost 95% of hackney carriage vehicles meet the benchmark, although not all drivers are happy about the proposed change and will still take cash.


Millars Maltings hosting Christmas market on same day as town’s festive fayre

Millars Maltings hosting Christmas market on same day as town’s festive fayre

Millars Maltings hosting Christmas market on same day as town’s festive fayre

01 December 2023

Estate traders, including Rivermill Chinese and The Pizza Guys, will be plying their wares alongside a range of stalls selling gifts and treats.


Picture special: Festive fun as Sawbridgeworth switches on Christmas

Picture special: Festive fun as Sawbridgeworth switches on Christmas

Picture special: Festive fun as Sawbridgeworth switches on Christmas

27 November 2023

Visitors to the annual event browsed stalls from local businesses and community groups and joined in with the festive entertainment.


Stortford can lead the way in building back better high streets

Stortford can lead the way in building back better high streets

Stortford can lead the way in building back better high streets

27 November 2023

Graham McAndrew, a Stortford member of the county and district councils, writes in response to news of the closure of Fordes Home in North St.


New dawn for Bishop’s Stortford’s historic Half Moon pub

New dawn for Bishop’s Stortford’s historic Half Moon pub

New dawn for Bishop’s Stortford’s historic Half Moon pub

23 November 2023

Business partners Jonny Burns, 33, and Ben Johnson, 41, are relaunching the North Street venue with an emphasis on entertainment.


Get your skates on! Free rink coming to Bishop’s Stortford town centre

Get your skates on! Free rink coming to Bishop’s Stortford town centre

Get your skates on! Free rink coming to Bishop’s Stortford town centre

21 November 2023

East Herts and Bishop’s Stortford town councils and Bishop’s Stortford BID have joined forces to bring the rink to the former Charringtons car park.


Gas and electricity bills set to rise for millions of households within weeks

Gas and electricity bills set to rise for millions of households within weeks

Gas and electricity bills set to rise for millions of households within weeks

20 November 2023

Energy regulator Ofgem to announce charges for January price cap, controlling how much suppliers can bill customers on default tariffs.


Evri invests millions in ‘delivering Christmas’ as Ofcom fines Royal Mail for missing targets

Evri invests millions in ‘delivering Christmas’ as Ofcom fines Royal Mail for missing targets

Evri invests millions in ‘delivering Christmas’ as Ofcom fines Royal Mail for missing targets

13 November 2023

Courier giant says new automatic callback function via a new dedicated phone line is among £46m planned improvements.


Uttlesford council sorry for taking early payments from residents

Uttlesford council sorry for taking early payments from residents

Uttlesford council sorry for taking early payments from residents

01 November 2023

The authority admitted an “administrative error” which saw council tax and business rate charges debited before being returned on the same day.


Café cleaning up on repairs as call goes out to Government

Café cleaning up on repairs as call goes out to Government

Café cleaning up on repairs as call goes out to Government

24 October 2023

Sawbridgeworth’s Repair Café signed the UK Repair and Reuse Declaration which asks the Government to make #repairforeveryone.


Wilko staff secure jobs at Bishop’s Stortford’s new Poundland store

Wilko staff secure jobs at Bishop’s Stortford’s new Poundland store

Wilko staff secure jobs at Bishop’s Stortford’s new Poundland store

19 October 2023

Familiar faces will be behind the tills when discount chain Poundland opens in Bishop’s Stortford on Saturday (October 21)


Drivers in Bishop's Stortford area hit by 59% hike in car insurance

Drivers in Bishop's Stortford area hit by 59% hike in car insurance

Drivers in Bishop's Stortford area hit by 59% hike in car insurance

13 October 2023

According to Confused.com, in the CM postcode area, the average premium for drivers is now £863, an increase of £321 on a year ago.


Bag a designer brand bargain in pop-up charity sale in Jackson Square

Bag a designer brand bargain in pop-up charity sale in Jackson Square

Bag a designer brand bargain in pop-up charity sale in Jackson Square

10 October 2023

Aristocrat, the men’s and women’s fashion shop in The Chantry, Hadham Road, is running a charity sale in aid of Isabel Hospice.


Council finalises strategy for roll-out of electric vehicle charging points

Council finalises strategy for roll-out of electric vehicle charging points

Council finalises strategy for roll-out of electric vehicle charging points

09 October 2023

Latest forecasts suggest that by 2030 almost 30% of cars will be electric – with a need for over 3,000 more charging points across Hertfordshire.


VIPs make the connection as Sawbridgeworth students’ travel challenge ends

VIPs make the connection as Sawbridgeworth students’ travel challenge ends

VIPs make the connection as Sawbridgeworth students’ travel challenge ends

07 October 2023

Pupils from five schools took part in challenges aimed at encouraging them to walk, cycle, scoot or park and stride to school.


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