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Apply now for council cash to make community dreams come true

Apply now for council cash to make community dreams come true

21 February 2020

The authority has also set up a £10,000 pot to support organisations proposing to fundraise online via a new Hertfordshire Crowdfunding platform.


Alzheimer's Society warns of soaring dementia care bill for Hertfordshire

Alzheimer's Society warns of soaring dementia care bill for Hertfordshire

Alzheimer's Society warns of soaring dementia care bill for Hertfordshire

19 February 2020

Charity calls for immediate social care investment in Spring Budget as county's dementia care bill is set to rise 72% to over £1bn in next decade.


Police and crime commissioner urged to restore front desk at Stortford station

Police and crime commissioner urged to restore front desk at Stortford station

Police and crime commissioner urged to restore front desk at Stortford station

15 February 2020

David Lloyd has made extra officers the focus of his plans despite concerns from councillors about his ability to recruit and retain staff.


Sir Keir Starmer gets Stortford Labour's vote

Sir Keir Starmer gets Stortford Labour's vote

Sir Keir Starmer gets Stortford Labour's vote

14 February 2020

They chose the 57-year-old MP for Holborn and St Pancras as the best challenger to Conservative Prime Minister Boris Johnson at the dispatch box.


Lib Dems hit out at Conservative council's £20,000 cut in Citizens Advice funding

Lib Dems hit out at Conservative council's £20,000 cut in Citizens Advice funding

Lib Dems hit out at Conservative council's £20,000 cut in Citizens Advice funding

07 February 2020

To plug £190,000 gap in its balance sheet, East Herts Council has cut 10% off its grant to Citizens Advice East Herts, which has office in Stortford.


Council to raise parking charges and cut funds for police – and biscuits!

Council to raise parking charges and cut funds for police – and biscuits!

Council to raise parking charges and cut funds for police – and biscuits!

06 February 2020

East Herts Council was initially contemplating a £1m funding black hole but has whittled that down to £190,000.


'I'm in this... to be a voice for local people and to do something good for this community'

'I'm in this... to be a voice for local people and to do something good for this community'

'I'm in this... to be a voice for local people and to do something good for this community'

04 February 2020

Indie news editor Sinead Corr meets 54-year-old Julie Marson, the first woman ever to be elected MP for Bishop's Stortford.


Town twinners vow to maintain links with France and Germany in face of Brexit

Town twinners vow to maintain links with France and Germany in face of Brexit

Town twinners vow to maintain links with France and Germany in face of Brexit

03 February 2020

While Bishop’s Stortford's town twinning group has folded after 55 years, its younger Sawbridgeworth sibling is still going strong.


Former midwife wants to deliver new homelessness strategy for East Herts

Former midwife wants to deliver new homelessness strategy for East Herts

Former midwife wants to deliver new homelessness strategy for East Herts

31 January 2020

Cllr Peter Boylan’s first major project since taking office is to commission an in-depth and independent report looking at the issue.


Council tax bills in Bishop's Stortford to rise by almost 4% from April

Council tax bills in Bishop's Stortford to rise by almost 4% from April

Council tax bills in Bishop's Stortford to rise by almost 4% from April

31 January 2020

Lion's share of £69 increase for band D home is down to county council (£54), while police chief wants extra £10 and East Herts Council £5 more.


65% back council tax increase to pay for more police in Hertfordshire

65% back council tax increase to pay for more police in Hertfordshire

65% back council tax increase to pay for more police in Hertfordshire

30 January 2020

Herts Police and Crime Commissioner wants to collect an extra 20p a week in 2020-21 from the typical band D property, up from £188 annually to £198.


Hairdresser Greg voted a cut above to fill vacancy on town council

Hairdresser Greg voted a cut above to fill vacancy on town council

Hairdresser Greg voted a cut above to fill vacancy on town council

29 January 2020

Retired hairdresser Greg Rattey beats three female rivals in secret ballot to co-opt new member of Sawbridgeworth Town Council.


Stortford Remainers' day trip to Brussels to mark final days of EU citizenship

Stortford Remainers' day trip to Brussels to mark final days of EU citizenship

Stortford Remainers' day trip to Brussels to mark final days of EU citizenship

28 January 2020

Party from East Herts for Europe in Eurostar visit to European Parliament where they meet MEPs and learn of formation of EU-UK friendship group.


Town council to freeze its council tax precept for third year

Town council to freeze its council tax precept for third year

Town council to freeze its council tax precept for third year

26 January 2020

The amount the town council charges band D households in Bishop's Stortford is set to remain at £68.69.


Council leader rules out Stortford crematorium: 'We don't have £5m to burn'

Council leader rules out Stortford crematorium: 'We don't have £5m to burn'

Council leader rules out Stortford crematorium: 'We don't have £5m to burn'

25 January 2020

Bishop's Stortford Town Council leader John Wyllie says recycling used graves in unconsecrated ground is the greenest way forward.


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.


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.


That tolled you! Churches in Stortford reject call to ring bells to celebrate Brexit

That tolled you! Churches in Stortford reject call to ring bells to celebrate Brexit

That tolled you! Churches in Stortford reject call to ring bells to celebrate Brexit

19 January 2020

Leave.EU's suggestion that 'leaving the EU is in any way equivalent to the Allies' victory in Europe in 1945' is 'deeply abhorrent' and 'offensive'.


Council tax set to top £1,800 for band D properties in Bishop's Stortford

Council tax set to top £1,800 for band D properties in Bishop's Stortford

Council tax set to top £1,800 for band D properties in Bishop's Stortford

15 January 2020

Pay rise for care workers fuels demand for 3.99% increase from April by biggest service provider Herts County Council.


Councillors consider memorials to Stortford ex-mayors who died four weeks apart

Councillors consider memorials to Stortford ex-mayors who died four weeks apart

Councillors consider memorials to Stortford ex-mayors who died four weeks apart

12 January 2020

Town council members held two-minute silence for their Liberal Democrat colleague, Mike Wood, and his fellow former mayor, Conservative Bernard Engel.


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