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Cycle Day in store at Sawbridgeworth Co-op

Cycle Day in store at Sawbridgeworth Co-op

Cycle Day in store at Sawbridgeworth Co-op

The event is being held by Sustainable Sawbridgeworth and the Cycle King shop will be carrying out free bicycle health checks.


Herts County Council set to sell land next to County Hall for new homes

Herts County Council set to sell land next to County Hall for new homes

Herts County Council set to sell land next to County Hall for new homes

Officers revealed last year they had earmarked the 771-acre site – including the derelict Leahoe House and gardens – for redevelopment.


Hertfordshire’s school meals service made £1.27m loss in a year

Hertfordshire’s school meals service made £1.27m loss in a year

Hertfordshire’s school meals service made £1.27m loss in a year

Hertfordshire Catering Ltd was set up by the county council in 2013 to supply “healthy and nutritious” meals to hundreds of schools and colleges.


Police replace OWL as Neighbourhood Watch alert for residents

Police replace OWL as Neighbourhood Watch alert for residents

Police replace OWL as Neighbourhood Watch alert for residents

Bishop’s Stortford and Sawbridgeworth residents are urged to sign up for new crime prevention community messaging system Herts Connected.


Over 2,400 Hertfordshire children being educated at home – up 22% in a year

Over 2,400 Hertfordshire children being educated at home – up 22% in a year

Over 2,400 Hertfordshire children being educated at home – up 22% in a year

In December, 2,422 children were studying outside schools – 22% higher than in the same month in 2022.


Average 32-second wait for callers to council’s customer services

Average 32-second wait for callers to council’s customer services

Average 32-second wait for callers to council’s customer services

According to the latest data, 81,017 calls were made in the three months October to December, of which 93% were answered and 7% abandoned.


Bill for Hertfordshire county councillors’ allowances tops £1.45m

Bill for Hertfordshire county councillors’ allowances tops £1.45m

Bill for Hertfordshire county councillors’ allowances tops £1.45m

All 78 county councillors are eligible to claim a basic allowance of £11,751 annually and the bill was £914,774.59 in 2023/24.


Hertfordshire County Council reports 28% drop in annual carbon emissions

Hertfordshire County Council reports 28% drop in annual carbon emissions

Hertfordshire County Council reports 28% drop in annual carbon emissions

Latest estimates suggest that in 2022/23 the authority produced 12,727 tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent (tCO2e).


Yob ‘fires urine from water pistol’ at family in Stortford town centre

Yob ‘fires urine from water pistol’ at family in Stortford town centre

Yob ‘fires urine from water pistol’ at family in Stortford town centre

A white male fired at the family from the window of a black Ford Fiesta, hitting one in the face and leaving an autistic child “freaked out”.


Women’s Rights Network to quiz election candidates about fairness for females

Women’s Rights Network to quiz election candidates about fairness for females

Women’s Rights Network to quiz election candidates about fairness for females

Campaigners Bev White, Jo Evans and Jan Goodeve said reaction from the public was positive as they explained their mission.


Julie Marson, Conservative candidate for Hertford and Stortford: No comment

Julie Marson, Conservative candidate for Hertford and Stortford: No comment

Julie Marson, Conservative candidate for Hertford and Stortford: No comment

Julie Marson ignores invitation to join other Hertford and Stortford election candidates in setting out their stall to readers and voters.


‘I will not stop until our constituency has become greener, fairer, kinder and more equitable’

‘I will not stop until our constituency has become greener, fairer, kinder and more equitable’

‘I will not stop until our constituency has become greener, fairer, kinder and more equitable’

Nick Cox, Green Party prospective parliamentary candidate for Hertford & Stortford and an East Herts district councillor, writes.


‘Deep damage the Tories have done to this country can be turned around’

‘Deep damage the Tories have done to this country can be turned around’

‘Deep damage the Tories have done to this country can be turned around’

Helen Campbell, Liberal Democrat prospective parliamentary candidate for Hertford & Stortford and a Herts county councillor for St Albans, writes.


‘Reform can provide us with tools to turn this island of last hope into reality’

‘Reform can provide us with tools to turn this island of last hope into reality’

‘Reform can provide us with tools to turn this island of last hope into reality’

Dr John Burmicz, Reform UK’s prospective parliamentary candidate for Hertford and Stortford and a former mayor of Sawbridgeworth, writes.


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