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The night the north came south: Northern Lights over Bishop’s Stortford

The night the north came south: Northern Lights over Bishop’s Stortford

The night the north came south: Northern Lights over Bishop’s Stortford

11 May 2024

Residents of the Stortford area were treated to an extraordinary celestial spectacle as Aurora Borealis made a rare appearance at the weekend.


Mild winter cuts Herts County Council’s gritting runs by more than half

Mild winter cuts Herts County Council’s gritting runs by more than half

Mild winter cuts Herts County Council’s gritting runs by more than half

08 May 2024

The gritting team was in action 38 times in winter – fewer than half of the 80 outings it did in the previous salting season.


Historic thatched pub that’s been shut since flooding is in line for refurb

Historic thatched pub that’s been shut since flooding is in line for refurb

Historic thatched pub that’s been shut since flooding is in line for refurb

17 April 2024

The interior of the listed 16th-century Three Horseshoes in Spellbrook Lane East was flooded after Storm Ciarán hit five months ago.


Passengers evacuated from Stortford train after tree falls on wires and catches fire

Passengers evacuated from Stortford train after tree falls on wires and catches fire

Passengers evacuated from Stortford train after tree falls on wires and catches fire

16 April 2024

Ashley Samways boarded the 11.15am to Stratford, but just after Roydon it became stranded when the tree fell, leaving passengers stuck for two hours.


No trains through Stortford after rail line blocked by fallen tree

No trains through Stortford after rail line blocked by fallen tree

No trains through Stortford after rail line blocked by fallen tree

15 April 2024

Greater Anglia says services to Bishop’s Stortford may be cancelled, delayed or revised, and major disruption is expected until the end of the day.


Wettest February prompts Herts to spend further £3m on road repairs

Wettest February prompts Herts to spend further £3m on road repairs

Wettest February prompts Herts to spend further £3m on road repairs

15 March 2024

The additional money, reprioritised from the 2025-26 budget, will support existing plans to maintain 5,000 km of roads and 5,500 km of footpaths.


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.


Flooding brings major disruption to trains through Bishop’s Stortford

Flooding brings major disruption to trains through Bishop’s Stortford

Flooding brings major disruption to trains through Bishop’s Stortford

18 February 2024

Signalling problems in tunnel outside Stansted Airport caused by flooding “severely disrupting” services, and railway also flooded at Audley End.


Gym flooded, parkrun cancelled and flood alert issued for River Stort

Gym flooded, parkrun cancelled and flood alert issued for River Stort

Gym flooded, parkrun cancelled and flood alert issued for River Stort

09 February 2024

Almost an inch of rain falls in 24 hours, flooding the gym at Manor of Groves and forcing Castle Park parkrun to be called off.


Main road between Bishop’s Stortford and Chelmsford blocked by fallen tree

Main road between Bishop’s Stortford and Chelmsford blocked by fallen tree

Main road between Bishop’s Stortford and Chelmsford blocked by fallen tree

22 January 2024

Police hoped to be able to reopen the A1060, the main road between Bishop’s Stortford and Chelmsford, by 6am.


Essex Police appeal to public ahead of Storm Isha

Essex Police appeal to public ahead of Storm Isha

Essex Police appeal to public ahead of Storm Isha

21 January 2024

Essex and Herts are not covered by Met Office’s amber warnings of wind for much of the UK through Sunday night, but gales and heavy rain are expected.


Developers’ consortium says key roads on Stortford Fields will be gritted

Developers’ consortium says key roads on Stortford Fields will be gritted

Developers’ consortium says key roads on Stortford Fields will be gritted

16 January 2024

The Bishop’s Stortford North Consortium will act after protests about the salting of Newland Avenue near schools.


Who will get cold weather payments when temperatures plummet?

Who will get cold weather payments when temperatures plummet?

Who will get cold weather payments when temperatures plummet?

11 January 2024

The weather is about to get bitterly cold, but Government cold weather payments can help cover the cost of extra heating – and here’s how.


AI robot is Herts’ world-leading new weapon in war on potholes

AI robot is Herts’ world-leading new weapon in war on potholes

AI robot is Herts’ world-leading new weapon in war on potholes

10 January 2024

The autonomous vehicle has been developed by a tech company and university academics in partnership with county council engineers.


Thames tackles blockage after heavy rain creates ‘lake’ at Thorley Wedge

Thames tackles blockage after heavy rain creates ‘lake’ at Thorley Wedge

Thames tackles blockage after heavy rain creates ‘lake’ at Thorley Wedge

09 January 2024

The water feature on land owned by East Herts Council was quickly adopted by ducks but was a cause of concern for residents.


River bursts its banks in Stortford as almost an inch of rain falls in 24 hours

River bursts its banks in Stortford as almost an inch of rain falls in 24 hours

River bursts its banks in Stortford as almost an inch of rain falls in 24 hours

05 January 2024

The Environment Agency had issued a flood alert on Thursday night, and by Friday afternoon the Stort had spilled onto the footpath at Grange Paddocks.


Herts County Council deals with over 1,000 reports of fallen trees and flooding

Herts County Council deals with over 1,000 reports of fallen trees and flooding

Herts County Council deals with over 1,000 reports of fallen trees and flooding

05 January 2024

The clean-up operation will continue well into next week.


Flood alerts and warning issued for rivers in Bishop’s Stortford, Hadhams and Uttlesford

Flood alerts and warning issued for rivers in Bishop’s Stortford, Hadhams and Uttlesford

Flood alerts and warning issued for rivers in Bishop’s Stortford, Hadhams and Uttlesford

05 January 2024

Flood alerts issued for the Stort in Stortford and Stansted and the Ash in the Hadhams and a more serious flood warning for the Upper Cam from Henham.


Storm Henk: Three times as many reports of floods and fallen trees in Herts as for Storm Ciaran

Storm Henk: Three times as many reports of floods and fallen trees in Herts as for Storm Ciaran

Storm Henk: Three times as many reports of floods and fallen trees in Herts as for Storm Ciaran

03 January 2024

Heatmap technology showed the impact of Storm Henk was felt across the whole county, whereas during Storm Ciaran it was much more localised.


What the Henk! Storm leaves trail of damage in Stortford area

What the Henk! Storm leaves trail of damage in Stortford area

What the Henk! Storm leaves trail of damage in Stortford area

03 January 2024

Cars hit by trees, hundreds of homes without power and rivers on flood alert as high winds and heavy rain swept through the area on Tuesday.


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