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Granted! More flexibility for group awards

Granted! More flexibility for group awards

Granted! More flexibility for group awards

02 March 2024

At a meeting of Sawbridgeworth Town Council on Monday councillors agreed to keep the cap on grants to £500 but to change the wording to “guidance”.


Stortford man’s knife crime warning 20 years after his brother was stabbed dead

Stortford man’s knife crime warning 20 years after his brother was stabbed dead

Stortford man’s knife crime warning 20 years after his brother was stabbed dead

01 March 2024

“We initially thought ‘Right, he’s been stabbed once and he’s gonna be OK’. Then we learned he’d been stabbed 50 times and was fighting for his life.”


Bishop’s Stortford historians appeal for town’s Chandlers to join transatlantic DNA study

Bishop’s Stortford historians appeal for town’s Chandlers to join transatlantic DNA study

Bishop’s Stortford historians appeal for town’s Chandlers to join transatlantic DNA study

01 March 2024

Bishop’s Stortford History Society joins forces with men trying to trace family tree, four centuries after their Puritan forefathers left the town.


Sawbridgeworth deputy mayor set to step up for first citizen role

Sawbridgeworth deputy mayor set to step up for first citizen role

Sawbridgeworth deputy mayor set to step up for first citizen role

01 March 2024

Councillors voted to appoint Cllr Reece Smith as mayor designate for the year 2024-25 at a full meeting of Sawbridgeworth Town Council on Monday.


Leventhorpe’s award-winning film star Lola Campbell to appear in EastEnders

Leventhorpe’s award-winning film star Lola Campbell to appear in EastEnders

Leventhorpe’s award-winning film star Lola Campbell to appear in EastEnders

29 February 2024

14-year-old Sheering star of BAFTA-nominated movie Scrapper to play troubled newcomer Britney in a special episode on Monday (March 4).


Family behind Roni’s, Pircio and Rindio prepare to open fourth eatery in town

Family behind Roni’s, Pircio and Rindio prepare to open fourth eatery in town

Family behind Roni’s, Pircio and Rindio prepare to open fourth eatery in town

29 February 2024

No 14 Restaurant will revive one of North Street’s most historic buildings – and home of the town’s iconic white hart.


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.


Kindness at KOKO: Stranger pays for six elderly ladies’ 90th birthday tea

Kindness at KOKO: Stranger pays for six elderly ladies’ 90th birthday tea

Kindness at KOKO: Stranger pays for six elderly ladies’ 90th birthday tea

29 February 2024

“Much to our surprise, our waitress informed us a lady sitting at another table who had already left had paid the bill for our tea.”


Generous stranger stuns pub lunch party of learning disabled people

Generous stranger stuns pub lunch party of learning disabled people

Generous stranger stuns pub lunch party of learning disabled people

29 February 2024

Port Jackson customer who “fell in love” with party of 10 learning disabled people and support workers out for lunch anonymously paid their bill.


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.


Town council laughs off new plan for music and comedy club

Town council laughs off new plan for music and comedy club

Town council laughs off new plan for music and comedy club

27 February 2024

Darryl Sydes, leaseholder of the former Barclays bank in Knight Street, tried to reassure residents it was not going to be “some crazy nightclub”.


Bride and joy: Boutique in Sawbridgeworth named best in Hertfordshire

Bride and joy: Boutique in Sawbridgeworth named best in Hertfordshire

Bride and joy: Boutique in Sawbridgeworth named best in Hertfordshire

27 February 2024

Enchanted Bridal Boutique in The Maltings was named Best Bridal Boutique for Hertfordshire in the Hitched Wedding Awards 2024.


Song of freedom rings out as Sawbridgeworth holds vigil for Ukraine

Song of freedom rings out as Sawbridgeworth holds vigil for Ukraine

Song of freedom rings out as Sawbridgeworth holds vigil for Ukraine

27 February 2024

Besides singing Chervona Kolyna – the song synonymous with Ukraine’s fight for freedom – the 50 people gathered lit tea lights around the beacon


Helping Herts charity supporters walk backwards for a mile in town centre

Helping Herts charity supporters walk backwards for a mile in town centre

Helping Herts charity supporters walk backwards for a mile in town centre

27 February 2024

A good-natured gang took part in a quirky challenge in Bishop’s Stortford town centre on Sunday to support Grove Cottage, the home of Mencap.


School mums ditch the Stort on 12-mile walk for Grove Cottage

School mums ditch the Stort on 12-mile walk for Grove Cottage

School mums ditch the Stort on 12-mile walk for Grove Cottage

27 February 2024

Su Blackham, Sara Groom, Lisa Butwell, Hannah Bartram and Natalie Prosser were taking part in ‘12 miles for 12 Herts children’s charities’ challenge.


Football legends show support after family tragedy spurs clubmate into charity launch

Football legends show support after family tragedy spurs clubmate into charity launch

Football legends show support after family tragedy spurs clubmate into charity launch

26 February 2024

The Legend on the Bench charity was launched by Micky Hazard and his sister Michelle after her son Jay took his own life in Sawbridgeworth aged 23.


‘Stortford’s restaurant and café scene is driving foot traffic to our retailers’

‘Stortford’s restaurant and café scene is driving foot traffic to our retailers’

‘Stortford’s restaurant and café scene is driving foot traffic to our retailers’

26 February 2024

Karen Burton, chairman of Bishop’s Stortford BID (Business Improvement District), says the town’s high street is evolving, not declining.


Councillors gagged ahead of debate over sale of £102m ‘crown jewel’ to plug yawning deficit

Councillors gagged ahead of debate over sale of £102m ‘crown jewel’ to plug yawning deficit

Councillors gagged ahead of debate over sale of £102m ‘crown jewel’ to plug yawning deficit

26 February 2024

Uttlesford council’s ex-leader says forecast loss of £1.8m from rising interest rates will have to be paid for by council tax rises or service cuts.


Church takes the lead with community walk

Church takes the lead with community walk

Church takes the lead with community walk

26 February 2024

The event, held by St James The Great, High Wych on Sunday March 3, offers participants to walk and talk and finish with drinks and cake.


War memorial to be repaired and cleaned after council secures grant

War memorial to be repaired and cleaned after council secures grant

War memorial to be repaired and cleaned after council secures grant

25 February 2024

The stone obelisk in Castle Gardens, bearing 314 names of the fallen from both world wars, is showing wear and tear and is in need of a clean.


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