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Council places more than a third of children in care outside Herts

Council places more than a third of children in care outside Herts

Council places more than a third of children in care outside Herts

In March, 625 looked-after children (63.9%) were living in Herts compared with 694 youngsters (67.4%) in March last year.


Police and county council in Herts working together to stretch budgets

Police and county council in Herts working together to stretch budgets

Police and county council in Herts working together to stretch budgets

At a public health and community safety cabinet panel meeting, police and crime commissioner David Lloyd highlighted “significant budget pressures”.


Sawbo by-election: Five candidates to stand for seat on town council

Sawbo by-election: Five candidates to stand for seat on town council

Sawbo by-election: Five candidates to stand for seat on town council

Tories pick Simon Penney, Adrien Sella to represent Lib Dems and John Burmicz standing as Independent alongside David Royle and Labour’s Rob Furber.


MP Julie Marson quits Government job for ‘personal reasons’

MP Julie Marson quits Government job for ‘personal reasons’

MP Julie Marson quits Government job for ‘personal reasons’

The Conservative announced her resignation as an assistant whip on her X (formerly Twitter) account the day after Rishi Sunak’s cabinet reshuffle.


East Herts Council leader hits back at MP over anti-semitism row

East Herts Council leader hits back at MP over anti-semitism row

East Herts Council leader hits back at MP over anti-semitism row

Cllr Ben Crystall said Julie Marson should “focus on what’s important - stemming the chaos in her government and minimising division in our community”


MP accuses ‘weak’ East Herts leadership of failing Jewish community

MP accuses ‘weak’ East Herts leadership of failing Jewish community

MP accuses ‘weak’ East Herts leadership of failing Jewish community

Council to take no further action against former chair Cllr Martin Butcher over “deplorable” comments about the Israel-Hamas war.


Thames to upgrade sewage works in Stortford, Stansted and Takeley

Thames to upgrade sewage works in Stortford, Stansted and Takeley

Thames to upgrade sewage works in Stortford, Stansted and Takeley

Schemes, due to be completed in 2024, 2025 and 2026, will ensure a higher quality of treated effluent goes into surrounding waterways.


Would-be Stortford MP slams ‘eye-watering payouts’ to sewage bosses

Would-be Stortford MP slams ‘eye-watering payouts’ to sewage bosses

Would-be Stortford MP slams ‘eye-watering payouts’ to sewage bosses

Liberal Democrat Helen Campbell said: “Salaries and perks have reached eye-watering levels, yet Conservative ministers refuse to act.”


Green candidate to be MP gets party to declare ‘water crisis’ in East Herts

Green candidate to be MP gets party to declare ‘water crisis’ in East Herts

Green candidate to be MP gets party to declare ‘water crisis’ in East Herts

Motion at Eastern Region Green Party’s AGM proposed by district councillor Nick Cox, who will face Julie Marson at next General Election.


MP calls on East Herts Council duo to ‘consider their positions’

MP calls on East Herts Council duo to ‘consider their positions’

MP calls on East Herts Council duo to ‘consider their positions’

Julie Marson calls for probe after leader Cllr Ben Crystall and executive member Vicky Glover-Ward endorse “anti-semitism” jibe on social media.


Council to consider ULEZ for Stortford as part of air quality action plan

Council to consider ULEZ for Stortford as part of air quality action plan

Council to consider ULEZ for Stortford as part of air quality action plan

Exploring the feasibility of road pricing proposals is included in a 90-page document released for six weeks of public consultation.


Council struggles to fill hundreds of roles in children’s services

Council struggles to fill hundreds of roles in children’s services

Council struggles to fill hundreds of roles in children’s services

According to the latest available data from Herts County Council, at the end of June there were 323 jobs on offer.


Labour selects candidate for Sawbridgeworth Town Council by-election

Labour selects candidate for Sawbridgeworth Town Council by-election

Labour selects candidate for Sawbridgeworth Town Council by-election

The by-election will take place on December 7 following the resignation of Conservative Cllr Fred Parr for personal reasons.


East Herts Council cabinet members outline plans for a ‘listening council’

East Herts Council cabinet members outline plans for a ‘listening council’

East Herts Council cabinet members outline plans for a ‘listening council’

Reports by Cllrs Chris Wilson and Vicky Glover-Ward will be considered by the overview and scrutiny committee on Tuesday evening (November 7).


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