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Fear for jobs as tourism and business bosses blast 'Nimbys' over block on Stansted expansion

Fear for jobs as tourism and business bosses blast 'Nimbys' over block on Stansted expansion

Fear for jobs as tourism and business bosses blast 'Nimbys' over block on Stansted expansion

27 January 2020

Criticism from Visit East of England and Essex Chambers of Commerce echoed by bosses of Britain and Ireland’s biggest union, Unite.


SSE calls on Stansted to respect council's decision to ground expansion plans

SSE calls on Stansted to respect council's decision to ground expansion plans

SSE calls on Stansted to respect council's decision to ground expansion plans

26 January 2020

Stop Stansted Expansion says an appeal would mean a lengthy public inquiry and continued uncertainty for the local community for at least a year.


New court battle ahead as council defies legal advice on Stansted Airport?

New court battle ahead as council defies legal advice on Stansted Airport?

New court battle ahead as council defies legal advice on Stansted Airport?

24 January 2020

Planning committee refuses to rubber-stamp passenger expansion granted in 2018, citing concerns about noise, air quality and climate change.


Town council set to ban Chinese lanterns and helium balloons

Town council set to ban Chinese lanterns and helium balloons

Town council set to ban Chinese lanterns and helium balloons

24 January 2020

Policy banning sale or use on Bishop's Stortford Town Council land, including Thursday and Saturday markets, proposed by leader Cllr John Wyllie.


Fly-tippers block Stansted country lane and cost taxpayers £3,000

Fly-tippers block Stansted country lane and cost taxpayers £3,000

Fly-tippers block Stansted country lane and cost taxpayers £3,000

24 January 2020

Uttlesford District Council is appealing for information to find the culprits who dumped two lorryloads of wood and rubble in narrow Pennington Lane.


Get your binoculars out – it’s time for the RSPB’s Big Garden Birdwatch

Get your binoculars out – it’s time for the RSPB’s Big Garden Birdwatch

Get your binoculars out – it’s time for the RSPB’s Big Garden Birdwatch

24 January 2020

Green Watch columnist Louise Tennekoon and her family are looking forward to the world's largest wildlife survey this weekend (January 25-27)


Stansted boss explains airport plans in open letter to residents

Stansted boss explains airport plans in open letter to residents

Stansted boss explains airport plans in open letter to residents

23 January 2020

Chief executive Ken O’Toole addresses concerns about the local and environmental impacts of the proposals.


Civic federation warns council over 'municipal vandalism' on multi-storey car park

Civic federation warns council over 'municipal vandalism' on multi-storey car park

Civic federation warns council over 'municipal vandalism' on multi-storey car park

22 January 2020

The residents' body argues building at Northgate End should not begin until the council clarifies its plans for a cultural quarter at Old River Lane.


MEP warns region is six years away from busting its carbon budget

MEP warns region is six years away from busting its carbon budget

MEP warns region is six years away from busting its carbon budget

22 January 2020

Green Party's Catherine Rowett has commissioned a report to investigate the situation in the East of England and come up with solutions.


Report outlines green measures for 50 new homes at Stortford golf club

Report outlines green measures for 50 new homes at Stortford golf club

Report outlines green measures for 50 new homes at Stortford golf club

22 January 2020

East Herts Council leader Cllr Linda Haysey presented to cabinet colleagues a blueprint for the land off Dunmow Road.


Taxi rank to be moved as Goods Yard developers begin work on bus lane

Taxi rank to be moved as Goods Yard developers begin work on bus lane

Taxi rank to be moved as Goods Yard developers begin work on bus lane

17 January 2020

The road linking London Road and Dane Street will be for use by buses and taxis only as condition imposed by council to promote sustainable transport.


Record turnout as TUBS volunteers clear more than 60 sacks of rubbish

Record turnout as TUBS volunteers clear more than 60 sacks of rubbish

Record turnout as TUBS volunteers clear more than 60 sacks of rubbish

15 January 2020

The Bishop's Stortford clean-up crew were boosted for their 54th litter-picking mission by an article in the Indie.


Airport protestors call for further delay to council decision on Stansted passenger growth

Airport protestors call for further delay to council decision on Stansted passenger growth

Airport protestors call for further delay to council decision on Stansted passenger growth

13 January 2020

SSE says Uttlesford planning committee should await decision of airport protestors' High Court challenge and new Aviation White Paper.


Stortford South estate to get its own bus service plus free passes for all 750 homes

Stortford South estate to get its own bus service plus free passes for all 750 homes

Stortford South estate to get its own bus service plus free passes for all 750 homes

11 January 2020

Over £15.5m for schools as part of community benefits package after Countryside’s plans for former Green Belt farmland finally signed off by council.


What a load of rubbish! Council blasted for not collecting waste for 10 days

What a load of rubbish! Council blasted for not collecting waste for 10 days

What a load of rubbish! Council blasted for not collecting waste for 10 days

11 January 2020

Uttlesford council criticised by Stansted residents for closing its refuse collection service during Christmas week, resulting in rubbish piling up.


'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


Will Uttlesford councillors defy officers and continue to block Stansted Airport plans?

Will Uttlesford councillors defy officers and continue to block Stansted Airport plans?

Will Uttlesford councillors defy officers and continue to block Stansted Airport plans?

10 January 2020

Manchester Airports Group's £35m deal with council for consent to increase passenger numbers from current maximum of 35 million a year to 43m.


Stortford multi-storey car park opponent ends legal battle with council

Stortford multi-storey car park opponent ends legal battle with council

Stortford multi-storey car park opponent ends legal battle with council

09 January 2020

Yew Tree Place resident vows to continue his campaign against East Herts Council scheme outside court.


Stortford clothes shop apologises for rubbish New Year’s Eve idea

Stortford clothes shop apologises for rubbish New Year’s Eve idea

Stortford clothes shop apologises for rubbish New Year’s Eve idea

09 January 2020

Outcry after boxes and bags left stacked against the windows of Crew Clothing Company by staff were strewn across South Street by drunken revellers.


Christmas tree recycling is a win-win for charity and the environment

Christmas tree recycling is a win-win for charity and the environment

Christmas tree recycling is a win-win for charity and the environment

09 January 2020

Residents raised £1,600 for Grove Cottage and a team from The Tree Management Company gave up their time and machinery for free.


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