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Council rallies residents to join team to revise neighbourhood plans

Council rallies residents to join team to revise neighbourhood plans

Council rallies residents to join team to revise neighbourhood plans

30 April 2020

The selected people will help Bishop's Stortford Town Council's planning and development committee update the two strategies for the town.


Herts and Essex county councils told to reopen waste centres 'as priority'

Herts and Essex county councils told to reopen waste centres 'as priority'

Herts and Essex county councils told to reopen waste centres 'as priority'

29 April 2020

With fly-tipping on the rise, Local Government Secretary Robert Jenrick asks councils to reopen household waste recycling centres.


Stansted owner 'still carefully considering' appeal against council's expansion refusal

Stansted owner 'still carefully considering' appeal against council's expansion refusal

Stansted owner 'still carefully considering' appeal against council's expansion refusal

27 April 2020

Campaigners call on Manchester Airports Group to withdraw bid to expand passenger numbers from the currently permitted 35m a year to a maximum of 43m.


Councillors vow to fight development after speculator demands up to £1m for grassland

Councillors vow to fight development after speculator demands up to £1m for grassland

Councillors vow to fight development after speculator demands up to £1m for grassland

20 April 2020

Town council says it made "generous" offer to Exclusive Property Sales and Auctioneers to buy the meads near Grange Paddocks but was turned down.


Coronavirus: East Herts Council turns up heat on bonfire debate

Coronavirus: East Herts Council turns up heat on bonfire debate

Coronavirus: East Herts Council turns up heat on bonfire debate

17 April 2020

The Government says there are no laws prohibiting bonfires, but there is legislation for the nuisance they can cause.


Councillor in talks with MP in bid to block Rye Street camping plans

Councillor in talks with MP in bid to block Rye Street camping plans

Councillor in talks with MP in bid to block Rye Street camping plans

16 April 2020

London-based Exclusive Property Sales is selling 0.25-acre plots of the grassland close to Grange Paddocks with prices starting at £40,000.


While Hatfield Forest is closed, explore its rich history

While Hatfield Forest is closed, explore its rich history

While Hatfield Forest is closed, explore its rich history

16 April 2020

This medieval forest is a unique survivor - the best-preserved example of its kind in the world.


Online push to release sky lanterns in support of the NHS comes under fire

Online push to release sky lanterns in support of the NHS comes under fire

Online push to release sky lanterns in support of the NHS comes under fire

15 April 2020

Rural lobby group Countryside Alliance urges people not to buy them and instead donate the money they would have spent to the NHS.


App maps 3,000km of paths and bridleways across Hertfordshire

App maps 3,000km of paths and bridleways across Hertfordshire

App maps 3,000km of paths and bridleways across Hertfordshire

11 April 2020

Council cabinet member Cllr Phil Bibby said: “We know that exercise outdoors is important to people’s physical and mental well-being."


Hatfield Forest's WoodFest event gets the chop because of Covid-19

Hatfield Forest's WoodFest event gets the chop because of Covid-19

Hatfield Forest's WoodFest event gets the chop because of Covid-19

08 April 2020

Although the three-day lakeside event was not due to take place until September, staff at the National Trust landmark have reluctantly had to axe it.


Council bans cars from park to help police maintain social distancing

Council bans cars from park to help police maintain social distancing

Council bans cars from park to help police maintain social distancing

07 April 2020

East Herts Council closed the car park in Pishiobury Drive, Sawbridgeworth, following Government instruction.


Virology expert criticises Government 'caught napping' by Covid-19 pandemic

Virology expert criticises Government 'caught napping' by Covid-19 pandemic

Virology expert criticises Government 'caught napping' by Covid-19 pandemic

05 April 2020

Professor Jangu Banatvala, from Henham, warns No 10: "You can't win a war if you don't have the equipment or cannot locate the enemy or its strength."


Council reminds residents that dump is closed during lockdown

Council reminds residents that dump is closed during lockdown

Council reminds residents that dump is closed during lockdown

03 April 2020

Herts County Council issued a warning about household waste recycling centres as warm weather is forecast this weekend (April 4-5).


Can you help Essex Police catch hare coursers?

Can you help Essex Police catch hare coursers?

Can you help Essex Police catch hare coursers?

01 April 2020

Officers want dashcam footage of an incident on the motorway between Junction 8 at Bishop's Stortford and Junction 9 at Duxford.


Wildlife trust launches online nature activities

Wildlife trust launches online nature activities

Wildlife trust launches online nature activities

29 March 2020

The #WildAtHome initiative will provide activities and inspiration for householders to discover wildlife in their garden and on their doorstep.


East Herts Council cutting brown bin collection because of coronavirus

East Herts Council cutting brown bin collection because of coronavirus

East Herts Council cutting brown bin collection because of coronavirus

26 March 2020

The council, whose district includes Stortford, Sawbridgeworth and Hadhams, is prioritising collections of refuse and recycling bins from March 30.


Councils batten down the hatches as coronavirus hits

Councils batten down the hatches as coronavirus hits

Councils batten down the hatches as coronavirus hits

25 March 2020

Herts and Essex registrars are postponing all ceremonies except funerals and are only accepting new appointments to register a death.


Town council to take back control with revised plans

Town council to take back control with revised plans

Town council to take back control with revised plans

21 March 2020

Once ratified, its revised documents will leapfrog East Herts Council's local plan as the most up to date policy for the town.


TUBS team spruces up Stortford for a 55th time

TUBS team spruces up Stortford for a 55th time

TUBS team spruces up Stortford for a 55th time

20 March 2020

Co-ordinator Ian Hudson thanked the Baan Thitiya Thai restaurant in London Road for allowing the clean-up crew to use their car park


Council awards £1.4m contract to maintain its green spaces to new company

Council awards £1.4m contract to maintain its green spaces to new company

Council awards £1.4m contract to maintain its green spaces to new company

19 March 2020

National company Glendale Services has secured an eight-year contract with East Herts Council.


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