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Hertfordshire’s Sustainable Families discount scheme ‘highly commended’ at waste awards

Hertfordshire’s Sustainable Families discount scheme ‘highly commended’ at waste awards

Hertfordshire’s Sustainable Families discount scheme ‘highly commended’ at waste awards

21 May 2024

The scheme encourages residents to choose reusable instead of single-use products by offering 15% discount on nappies, period and incontinence items.


Burger King, Caffé Nero and EV charging hub now open at Stansted Airport

Burger King, Caffé Nero and EV charging hub now open at Stansted Airport

Burger King, Caffé Nero and EV charging hub now open at Stansted Airport

21 May 2024

The Thremhall Avenue facility includes 10 bays providing up to 150 kW of power, enabling cars to be fully charged in 30 minutes.


20mph speed limit proposed for road in Bishop’s Stortord

20mph speed limit proposed for road in Bishop’s Stortord

20mph speed limit proposed for road in Bishop’s Stortord

21 May 2024

Objectors have until May 30 to respond to the plan for Twyford Road and Twyford Close between London Road and the Twyford Business Centre.


Uttlesford ‘bingate’ cost taxpayer £75K, report reveals

Uttlesford ‘bingate’ cost taxpayer £75K, report reveals

Uttlesford ‘bingate’ cost taxpayer £75K, report reveals

21 May 2024

The in-house report revealed “significant failures” and “human error” were to blame for the fiasco which saw rubbish piling up on the streets


Honour for driving force behind Stortford Shuttle bus service

Honour for driving force behind Stortford Shuttle bus service

Honour for driving force behind Stortford Shuttle bus service

20 May 2024

John Barfoot was presented with a minibus trophy to thank him for his contribution to Bishop’s Stortford Community Transport from 2011 to 2023.


Council rejects Trojan horse stables plan for Rye Street Green Belt land

Council rejects Trojan horse stables plan for Rye Street Green Belt land

Council rejects Trojan horse stables plan for Rye Street Green Belt land

17 May 2024

The proposals for meads land near Grange Paddocks prompted more than 100 objections.


Green group to launch summer initiatives involving community

Green group to launch summer initiatives involving community

Green group to launch summer initiatives involving community

15 May 2024

Sustainable Stansted has been awarded funding to carry out a biodiversity study of the village and to boost energy efficiency in homes.


Test to reveal source of Stansted water leak as MP wades in

Test to reveal source of Stansted water leak as MP wades in

Test to reveal source of Stansted water leak as MP wades in

15 May 2024

Affinity Water has carried out tests on water pouring down Grove Hill to establish where it is coming from as residents endure continued damage.


TUBS volunteers tackle litter in town on their 79th mission

TUBS volunteers tackle litter in town on their 79th mission

TUBS volunteers tackle litter in town on their 79th mission

13 May 2024

South Mill Arts allowed volunteers to use its car park and around 20 of them collected about 25 sacks of rubbish from the South Road area.


The night the north came south: Northern Lights over Bishop’s Stortford

The night the north came south: Northern Lights over Bishop’s Stortford

The night the north came south: Northern Lights over Bishop’s Stortford

11 May 2024

Residents of the Stortford area were treated to an extraordinary celestial spectacle as Aurora Borealis made a rare appearance at the weekend.


Farmer shows foul impact of sewage discharged into Stort by Thames Water

Farmer shows foul impact of sewage discharged into Stort by Thames Water

Farmer shows foul impact of sewage discharged into Stort by Thames Water

10 May 2024

Jonathan Trower scoops up material from a patch of nettles. “It’s called rag,” he says. “It’s bits of cotton buds, tampons, things like that.”


East Herts Council urges households to apply for energy efficiency grants

East Herts Council urges households to apply for energy efficiency grants

East Herts Council urges households to apply for energy efficiency grants

09 May 2024

“Studies show that there is a correlation between households on low incomes who suffer from long-term health conditions and hard-to-heat homes.”


Lib Dem duo urge town and district councillors to back night flight limit at Stansted

Lib Dem duo urge town and district councillors to back night flight limit at Stansted

Lib Dem duo urge town and district councillors to back night flight limit at Stansted

08 May 2024

The Government is consulting on future limits; currently, there is a cap of 13,700 movements a year at Stansted between 11.30pm and 6am.


Geology buffs secure future of 56 million-year-old rock in Castle Park

Geology buffs secure future of 56 million-year-old rock in Castle Park

Geology buffs secure future of 56 million-year-old rock in Castle Park

07 May 2024

Hertfordshire puddingstone, the county’s mineralogical claim to fame, is virtually indestructible, but examples have a habit of going missing.


Opinion: One way to sort out the congestion around the railway station

Opinion: One way to sort out the congestion around the railway station

Opinion: One way to sort out the congestion around the railway station

06 May 2024

Bishop’s Stortford councillor Graham McAndrew has a suggestion for easing congestion arising from the traffic lights at Anchor Street.


Ecology expert questions plans for stables on Stortford Green Belt

Ecology expert questions plans for stables on Stortford Green Belt

Ecology expert questions plans for stables on Stortford Green Belt

06 May 2024

“The application site is far too small to support one horse, let alone four horses as suggested by proposing four stables.”


Town council mobile hub to deliver environmental message to residents

Town council mobile hub to deliver environmental message to residents

Town council mobile hub to deliver environmental message to residents

05 May 2024

The aim is to provide materials and demonstration products, such as insulation, solar panels and heat pumps, via the town council initiative.


TUBS team ready to lighten town’s litter load for the 79th time

TUBS team ready to lighten town’s litter load for the 79th time

TUBS team ready to lighten town’s litter load for the 79th time

01 May 2024

Volunteer litter-pickers will meet at South Mill Arts on Saturday May 11 at 10am for a two-hour session clearing the Southmill Road area.


Waste officials set to delve deep into Herts’ household rubbish bins

Waste officials set to delve deep into Herts’ household rubbish bins

Waste officials set to delve deep into Herts’ household rubbish bins

01 May 2024

The last ‘waste compositional analysis survey’, in autumn 2020, found that 44% of household rubbish could have been recycled or composted.


Call for road to be closed amid sinkhole and subsidence fears after 10-month water leak

Call for road to be closed amid sinkhole and subsidence fears after 10-month water leak

Call for road to be closed amid sinkhole and subsidence fears after 10-month water leak

30 April 2024

Listed Cork House building in Stansted at risk of subsidence, say builders, who also raised significant concerns over stability of road surface.


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