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NOTICE OF ELECTION - East Hertfordshire District Council

East Hertfordshire District Council  - Election of Councillors for the Wards listed attached. Click here for more details.

NOTICE OF ELECTION - Hertford Town Council

Hertford Town Council - Election of Councillors for the Town Wards listed below:

Bengeo North

Bengeo South


Kingsmead East

Kingsmead West


Click here for more details.

Kingsmead Neighbourhood Area Plan Referendum

The referendum on the Kingsmead Neighbourhood Area Plan will take place on Thursday, 4th May 2023. Residents of this ward who are on the Electoral Register, can cast their vote on whether they want East Herts District Council to adopt the Neighbourhood Area Plan for their ward. 

Click here for the Kingsmead Neighbourhood Area Plan information statement

The plans can be viewed at:  www.eastherts.gov.uk/kingsmeadnp  from 27 March 2023.

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Voter ID

The UK government has introduced a requirement for voters to show photo ID when voting at a polling station at elections. This new requirement will apply for the first time in England at the local elections on Thursday 4 May 2023.

Which forms of ID can I use to vote?

You may already have a form of photo ID that is acceptable. You can use any of the following:

•    Passport
• Driving licence (including provisional licence)
• Blue Badge
• Certain concessionary travel cards
• Identity card with PASS mark (Proof of Age Standards Scheme)
• Biometric immigration document
• Defence identity card
 •    Certain national identity cards

Please note: If you have a form of accepted ID that is out of date, you can still use it to vote at a polling station if it still looks like you. 

If you don’t have an accepted form of photo ID

If you don’t already have an accepted form of photo ID, or you’re not sure whether your photo ID still looks like you, you can apply for a free voter ID document, known as a Voter Authority Certificate. You can apply for this at 


Application forms will be available online to download and print, or you can request a paper application form to be sent to you by the Electoral Services team at East Herts Council on 01279 655261 .

The deadline to apply for a Voter Authority Certificatefor use at the elections in May 2023 is 5pm on Tuesday 25 April 2023.

If you have any questions or would like to find out more, go to www.electoralcommission.org.uk/i-am-a/voter/voter-id or call their helpline on 0800 328 0280 .

Kingsmead Neighbourhood Plan Submission Consultation (Reg 16)

The Plan will be published for Regulation 16 consultation and then submitted for independent Examination. The regulation 16 consultation will run from 8 September - 21 October 2022.

Hertford Cemetery and All Saints Churchyard Draft Greenspace Action Plans

The Countryside Management Service is currently developing Greenspace Action Plans (GAPs) for Hertford Cemetery and All Saints Churchyard.

A Gap is a map based, easy to interpret management plan that provides a process and activities that need to be undertaken to achieve the set objectives.

These documents are available here:



We would welcome any comments, or your thoughts on the future management of Hertford Cemetery and All Saints Churchyard.

Comments to be sent to:  elgan.adlard@hertfordshire.gov.uk

By:  Monday 8th November 2021

Hertford Town Council Covid-19 Update - July 2021

In line with the Government Roadmap, changes to service provision of the Council will be set out on the Councils webpages.

Council meetings are now being conducted in person at Hertford Castle. Please see the published Agenda, as meeting locations may be subject to change. If you wish to attend a meeting please contact the Civic Administration Manager - Nick.kirby@hertford.gov.uk for further details.  

You can contact the Council in person, via the telephone or e-mail.

For general enquires please ring 01992 552885 or email info@hertford.gov.uk For specific queries, please click here.


Hertford Town Council have reviewed the planned events programme for the remainder of this calendar year. With the current restrictions on social distancing, the decision has been taken to cancel the following events:

* Hertford Castle Live screening of EURO 2020 Football Final 11th July 2021

* Teddy Bears’ Picnic  18th July 2021

* Rock at the Castle 1th August 2021

For one year only, Rock at the Castle is being replaced with the Hertford Castle Live Music Event. More information on this will be available shortly.

In the meantime, Hertford Town Council are pleased that preparations are continuing for other events, and hope that many Hertford residents come along to enjoy a variety of other events in a safe and secure way. 

For the latest news on planned events, and any adaptations that have been made, see https://www.hertford.gov.uk/events-listings/.

Venue Hire

For information on hiring Hertford Castle or The Mill Bridge Rooms please click here.

Hertford Town and Tourist Information Centre

The Town and Tourist Information Centre, is located at 10 - 12 The Wash and is open Tuesday-Saturday: 9.30am-5:00pm .

You can also contact the Town and Tourist information Centre either by email tic@hertford.gov.uk or call 01992 584322 .

Merchandise is available to purchase online via www.hertfordtownshop.co.uk or by using the call or click and collect service. Merchandise can be collected in store or shipped.

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Bengeo and Sele Neighbourhood Plan Referendum

The referendum on the Bengeo and Sele Neighbourhood Area Plans will take place on Thursday, 6th May 2021. Residents of these two wards who are on the Electoral Register, can cast their vote on whether they want East Herts District Council to adopt the the Neighbourhood Area Plan for their ward.  If adopted the Plan would be used to help decide planning applications in the Plan Area over the 12 years up to 2033.

The plans can be viewed at: https://www.hertford.gov.uk/neighbourhood-plans/


Click here for a statement of the persons nominated for election as a Town Councillor for Hertford Town Council Bengeo Ward


East Hertfordshire - Election of a Town Councillor for Hertford Bengeo Ward. Click here for more details.