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'I'm confident Old River Lane will benefit our communities for generations'

'I'm confident Old River Lane will benefit our communities for generations'

'I'm confident Old River Lane will benefit our communities for generations'

Leader Linda Haysey defends East Herts Council's decision to go with a cinema-led arts centre rather than a theatre auditorium.


Old River Lane: Lib Dems protest at demolition of church hall

Old River Lane: Lib Dems protest at demolition of church hall

Old River Lane: Lib Dems protest at demolition of church hall

Cllr Mione Goldspink said: “I was really shocked to hear that the Tories were planning, quite deliberately, to destroy a valuable community asset."


Old River Lane decision 'flies in the face of almost universal opposition'

Old River Lane decision 'flies in the face of almost universal opposition'

Old River Lane decision 'flies in the face of almost universal opposition'

Group lobbying for FE college rather than arts centre on Bishop's Stortford town centre site condemns East Herts Council.


East Herts Council votes to push ahead with cinema plan for Old River Lane

East Herts Council votes to push ahead with cinema plan for Old River Lane

East Herts Council votes to push ahead with cinema plan for Old River Lane

The council's deputy leader Cllr Geoffrey Williamson said "extraordinary circumstances" had forced drastic changes to the arts centre project.


Survey shows 'very little support' for Old River Lane cinema

Survey shows 'very little support' for Old River Lane cinema

Survey shows 'very little support' for Old River Lane cinema

The Old River Lane working group is lobbying for the entire scheme to be replaced with a further education college and launched an online survey.


Arts groups' Old River Lane message to council: 'No to Waytemore, yes to wait more'

Arts groups' Old River Lane message to council: 'No to Waytemore, yes to wait more'

Arts groups' Old River Lane message to council: 'No to Waytemore, yes to wait more'

Bishop's Stortford Arts Forum's letter to all 50 East Herts district councillors ahead of Thursday's crunch extraordinary meeting.


East Herts Council under fire for its Old River Lane business case

East Herts Council under fire for its Old River Lane business case

East Herts Council under fire for its Old River Lane business case

"Council has not carried out any analysis of the extent to which its new version of the ORL scheme will have an adverse impact elsewhere in the town."


Councillor saves Jackson Square memorial to old town mill

Councillor saves Jackson Square memorial to old town mill

Councillor saves Jackson Square memorial to old town mill

Colin Woodward secured pledge to relocate stone elsewhere in precinct ahead of Bridge Street works to accommodate new TK Maxxt.


Council reveals revised Old River Lane scheme ahead of crunch meeting

Council reveals revised Old River Lane scheme ahead of crunch meeting

Council reveals revised Old River Lane scheme ahead of crunch meeting

£15.5m stand-alone cinema-led arts centre, costing around half of original vision, has emerged as East Herts' favoured plan for town centre site.


Part of block of flats at Stortford multi-storey car park site to be replaced

Part of block of flats at Stortford multi-storey car park site to be replaced

Part of block of flats at Stortford multi-storey car park site to be replaced

Grenfell Tower contractor Rydon identifies 'inconsistencies' in concrete used on residential building at Northgate End site.


Old River Lane: Would you prefer FE college to cinema-led arts centre?

Old River Lane: Would you prefer FE college to cinema-led arts centre?

Old River Lane: Would you prefer FE college to cinema-led arts centre?

ORL working group launches survey as part of bid to get East Herts Council to reconsider its plans for prime town centre site.


Trouble at t'Mill? No, it's just time for South Mill Arts naysayers to exit stage left

Trouble at t'Mill? No, it's just time for South Mill Arts naysayers to exit stage left

Trouble at t'Mill? No, it's just time for South Mill Arts naysayers to exit stage left

Columnist Chas Gill returns to defend South Mill Arts after it came in for criticism from arts groups calling for Old River Lane to be put on hold


Old River Lane: Council defers debate over controversial cinema plan

Old River Lane: Council defers debate over controversial cinema plan

Old River Lane: Council defers debate over controversial cinema plan

Future of controversial scheme for heart of Stortford will be decided at extraordinary meeting of East Herts Council on March 18, not on March 2.


'Seeing the bigger picture: Old River Lane plan is more than just a cinema'

'Seeing the bigger picture: Old River Lane plan is more than just a cinema'

'Seeing the bigger picture: Old River Lane plan is more than just a cinema'

"Project team will maximise outside space to provide summer theatre, concerts, big-screen sports events and seasonal activity such as ice skating."


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