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Tree planting honours Stortford councillor’s environmental work

Tree planting honours Stortford councillor’s environmental work

Tree planting honours Stortford councillor’s environmental work

29 February 2024

A hornbeam tree has been planted at County Hall, Hertford, to honour Cllr Graham McAndrew’s role with a green partnership.


Coffee boss gets to pore over finer details on eye-opening India trip

Coffee boss gets to pore over finer details on eye-opening India trip

Coffee boss gets to pore over finer details on eye-opening India trip

29 February 2024

Neil Clark, co-founder of Little Hallingbury-based Hessian Coffee Company, learned more about sustainability and ethical sourcing on trip to India.


TUBS volunteers have their eye on Thorley Park for 78th litter mission

TUBS volunteers have their eye on Thorley Park for 78th litter mission

TUBS volunteers have their eye on Thorley Park for 78th litter mission

29 February 2024

The Tidy Up Bishop’s Stortford group will meet at Sainsbury’s at the Thorley Neighbourhood Centre on Saturday March 9 from 10am.


Town councillors vote to drive forward proposals to pedestrianise high street

Town councillors vote to drive forward proposals to pedestrianise high street

Town councillors vote to drive forward proposals to pedestrianise high street

28 February 2024

Town council’s environment and public amenities committee voted on Monday to push forward proposals – with a Saturday trial as their first priority.


Work begins on new facility to deal with Bishop’s Stortford’s waste

Work begins on new facility to deal with Bishop’s Stortford’s waste

Work begins on new facility to deal with Bishop’s Stortford’s waste

27 February 2024

Work begins on £24m waste transfer station at Ware designed to improve refuse disposal and slash the mileage of the county’s dust carts.


Company renews bid to extend Wickham Hall solar farm into Uttlesford

Company renews bid to extend Wickham Hall solar farm into Uttlesford

Company renews bid to extend Wickham Hall solar farm into Uttlesford

27 February 2024

Plans for a Bishop’s Stortford solar farm straddling the East Herts and Uttlesford border are being pursued with renewed energy.


Town’s climate café and climate group join forces for free film night

Town’s climate café and climate group join forces for free film night

Town’s climate café and climate group join forces for free film night

26 February 2024

The screening of Planetary will take place at the New Apton Centre on Thursday March 14 at 6.30pm.


New fight for woodland action group in face of house plan for wildlife haven

New fight for woodland action group in face of house plan for wildlife haven

New fight for woodland action group in face of house plan for wildlife haven

26 February 2024

A planning application for a four-bedroom “passive” house and new access has been submitted to East Herts Council.


Essex says burning black bag waste is only option as it plans for no landfills

Essex says burning black bag waste is only option as it plans for no landfills

Essex says burning black bag waste is only option as it plans for no landfills

26 February 2024

However, the county council’s principal focus is to reduce the overall amount of residual waste by increasing recycling rates to 70%.


Essex set to make booking system for tips permanent despite Uttlesford opposition

Essex set to make booking system for tips permanent despite Uttlesford opposition

Essex set to make booking system for tips permanent despite Uttlesford opposition

26 February 2024

Essex County Council’s booking system for household recycling centres is set to be made permanent, despite its unpopularity in Uttlesford.


Hadham Road crossing campaigners optimistic as council indicates it’s viable

Hadham Road crossing campaigners optimistic as council indicates it’s viable

Hadham Road crossing campaigners optimistic as council indicates it’s viable

23 February 2024

Currently, children run the gauntlet of cars and lorries on their way to school in Bishop’s Stortford.


The dangerous wild animals ‘next door’ at people’s homes in East Herts

The dangerous wild animals ‘next door’ at people’s homes in East Herts

The dangerous wild animals ‘next door’ at people’s homes in East Herts

23 February 2024

Cheetahs, wolves and alligators in East Herts among over 2,700 dangerous wild animals licensed to be kept privately in Britain, says wildlife charity.


Green Party concerns that Herts County Council is slipping on sustainability

Green Party concerns that Herts County Council is slipping on sustainability

Green Party concerns that Herts County Council is slipping on sustainability

22 February 2024

Cllr Ben Crystall suggested ambitions for sustainability “may have fallen by the wayside” when the county council set its budget for 2024-25.


East Herts ready to ‘sell family silver’ and hike parking charges to balance books

East Herts ready to ‘sell family silver’ and hike parking charges to balance books

East Herts ready to ‘sell family silver’ and hike parking charges to balance books

22 February 2024

The district council’s executive member for financial sustainability Cllr Carl Brittain made it clear that more difficult decisions lay ahead.


Met Office issues warnings for heavy rain and strong winds on Thursday

Met Office issues warnings for heavy rain and strong winds on Thursday

Met Office issues warnings for heavy rain and strong winds on Thursday

21 February 2024

The Gardens of Easton Lodge has cancelled its snowdrop open day – and half-term activities at Hatfield Forest and Audley End could be at risk.


Essex County Council commits £564,000 to analysing black bin waste

Essex County Council commits £564,000 to analysing black bin waste

Essex County Council commits £564,000 to analysing black bin waste

20 February 2024

The Essex Household Waste Composition Analysis will obtain a “statistically representative baseline composition analysis” of kerbside waste.


Air pollution monitor at Hockerill key to ‘paradigm shift’ in residents’ travel choices

Air pollution monitor at Hockerill key to ‘paradigm shift’ in residents’ travel choices

Air pollution monitor at Hockerill key to ‘paradigm shift’ in residents’ travel choices

20 February 2024

‘Real-time’ recording at Stortford’s congestion blackspot to feed directly onto council’s website so residents can see pollution stats at a glance.


Join special branch and identify the trees in Pishiobury Park

Join special branch and identify the trees in Pishiobury Park

Join special branch and identify the trees in Pishiobury Park

19 February 2024

The event in the Sawbridgeworth park on Thursday (Feb 22) challenges visitors to identify the 15 different types of tree and shrub there.


Herts County Council agrees 4.99% council tax rise

Herts County Council agrees 4.99% council tax rise

Herts County Council agrees 4.99% council tax rise

19 February 2024

The council tax increase is the maximum allowed and equivalent to £1.54 a week for band D households.


Parking in Stansted: Is multi-storey in Lower Street the solution?

Parking in Stansted: Is multi-storey in Lower Street the solution?

Parking in Stansted: Is multi-storey in Lower Street the solution?

17 February 2024

Concerned about pressure on capacity, the parish council is to ask Uttlesford District Council to review the layout of the Lower Street car park.


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