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Work begins on first phase of Stortford's Old River Lane regeneration project

Work begins on first phase of Stortford's Old River Lane regeneration project

Work begins on first phase of Stortford's Old River Lane regeneration project

29 July 2020

Construction of six-storey car park at Northgate End is under way to kick-start East Herts Council's development scheme.


Neighbours divided by new ban on commuter parking

Neighbours divided by new ban on commuter parking

Neighbours divided by new ban on commuter parking

24 July 2020

Yellow lines have been painted in The Four Acres, Meadow Way and Ash Groves, banning parking from 10am to 11am, in a bid to deter train commuters.


Little Hadham bypass builders mark end of key phase in £30m project

Little Hadham bypass builders mark end of key phase in £30m project

Little Hadham bypass builders mark end of key phase in £30m project

15 July 2020

Albury Road has reopened after a two-month closure for critical work in support of the 2.4-mile bypass.


Council closes Standon High Street after physical and verbal abuse of workers

Council closes Standon High Street after physical and verbal abuse of workers

Council closes Standon High Street after physical and verbal abuse of workers

07 July 2020

Workers have been fitted with body cameras for their safety and security, and there is CCTV coverage of the works site.


Road in Little Hadham to be shut for 8 weeks for flood alleviation works

Road in Little Hadham to be shut for 8 weeks for flood alleviation works

Road in Little Hadham to be shut for 8 weeks for flood alleviation works

05 July 2020

The Ford will be closed until September 1 while contractors excavate a new culvert for the diverted Lloyd Taylor Drain.


Council leads the way with AI to locate highway faults in Hertfordshire

Council leads the way with AI to locate highway faults in Hertfordshire

Council leads the way with AI to locate highway faults in Hertfordshire

03 July 2020

Instead of a team logging faults, technology enables a single inspector to drive while device detects defects.


Scientists help shape signage for safe Stortford town centre streets

Scientists help shape signage for safe Stortford town centre streets

Scientists help shape signage for safe Stortford town centre streets

04 June 2020

Hertfordshire County Council has fleshed out its strategy for making the streets safe.


Police clampdown on speeding as motorists go back to work

Police clampdown on speeding as motorists go back to work

Police clampdown on speeding as motorists go back to work

22 May 2020

Motorists are urged to look out for cyclists and pedestrians, who may have become accustomed to quieter conditions.


Council brings forward distancing measures for bank holiday weekend

Council brings forward distancing measures for bank holiday weekend

Council brings forward distancing measures for bank holiday weekend

21 May 2020

Pedestrianisation of South Street and an uphill one-way system for traffic in Newtown Road are being introduced.


Government gives Herts and Essex councils £81.4m to fix potholes

Government gives Herts and Essex councils £81.4m to fix potholes

Government gives Herts and Essex councils £81.4m to fix potholes

15 May 2020

£1.7 billion has been allocated by the Government to repair roads and fill 11 million potholes across the country.


New measures to help pedestrians and cyclists keep their distance in town centre

New measures to help pedestrians and cyclists keep their distance in town centre

New measures to help pedestrians and cyclists keep their distance in town centre

13 May 2020

Herts County Council is working with police, East Herts Council, town council and business group to implement new Department for Transport guidance.


Government gets on board to keep buses for key workers running

Government gets on board to keep buses for key workers running

Government gets on board to keep buses for key workers running

03 April 2020

Transport Secretary Grant Shapps pledges funding of up to £167m will be paid over 12 weeks under the new Covid-19 Bus Services Support Grant.


Council urges public to 'be kind' to road works teams in Hertfordshire

Council urges public to 'be kind' to road works teams in Hertfordshire

Council urges public to 'be kind' to road works teams in Hertfordshire

28 March 2020

Critical repair and maintenance works will continue so that the highways remain safe for key workers, emergency services and delivery vehicles.


Hadham Road in Stortford to be closed for an extra 11 days

Hadham Road in Stortford to be closed for an extra 11 days

Hadham Road in Stortford to be closed for an extra 11 days

12 March 2020

The disruption to Affinity Water's road works is likely to delay long-awaited resurfacing of the A1250.


Call for car-free town centre by 2030 – but is the transport revolution under way?

Call for car-free town centre by 2030 – but is the transport revolution under way?

Call for car-free town centre by 2030 – but is the transport revolution under way?

28 February 2020

Indie GreenWatch columnist Louise Tennekoon investigates efforts in Stortford to get us out of our cars and onto buses, bicycles and our feet.


Families call on council to make Hadham Road safer for schoolchildren

Families call on council to make Hadham Road safer for schoolchildren

Families call on council to make Hadham Road safer for schoolchildren

21 February 2020

Parents are focusing their efforts on making the road easier to negotiate for walkers, with a dedicated Facebook page and an online survey set up.


Road outside Stortford primary could be shut for school run

Road outside Stortford primary could be shut for school run

Road outside Stortford primary could be shut for school run

18 February 2020

Councillor has asked for Northgate to be considered for 'School Streets' programme to ease safety concerns, congestion and poor air quality.


Stortford bids to become sustainable travel town

Stortford bids to become sustainable travel town

Stortford bids to become sustainable travel town

14 February 2020

If Stortford successfully bids to be a sustainable travel town it could benefit from a range of measures.


Storm Ciara incident toll tops 1,000 for Herts highways

Storm Ciara incident toll tops 1,000 for Herts highways

Storm Ciara incident toll tops 1,000 for Herts highways

11 February 2020

On a normal weekend, Herts County Council highways teams would expect to receive around 100 reports.


M11 to be shut 'until Wednesday' and train disruption expected until Monday evening

M11 to be shut 'until Wednesday' and train disruption expected until Monday evening

M11 to be shut 'until Wednesday' and train disruption expected until Monday evening

09 February 2020

M11 north of Stortford remains shut, trains suspended for much of the day and hundreds of homes suffer power cuts as a result of Storm Ciara.


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