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HArts Fest Hertford Town Centre and Hertford Castle ,
The annual Hertford Arts Festival, “HArts Fest”... continue reading
Hertford Castle Children's Art Trail Hertford Castle ,
Taking place during "HArts Fest 2023", this trail... continue reading
Hertford Castle King's Coronation Festival Hertford Castle ,
Join Hertford Town Council for a day of celebrations in... continue reading
Hertford Castle Open Air Theatre
Hertford Castle will yet again be the backdrop to two Open... continue reading
Hertford Castle - The King's Coronation Celebrations
Join Hertford Town Council to celebrate the Coronation of... continue reading
Volunteering Focus for Hertford Town & Tourist Information Centre
Hertford Town and Tourist Information Centre is increasing... continue reading
Cars at the Castle Call for Car & Bike Exhibitors
Do you own a beautiful or quirky motor vehicle that... continue reading
Charities Can Now Apply to Become the Beneficiary of Rock at the Castle 2023
Rock at the Castle has become a well-established and very... continue reading
Ukraine - One year on
On 24th February 2022 war broke out in Ukraine.Many people... continue reading
HArts Fest 2023
The annual Hertford Arts Festival has been refreshed and... continue reading
Answers to the Mayor of Hertford's Valentines Quiz
Hope you had a good Valentines Day. Please find the answer... continue reading
Hertford Town Children's Trail
Hertford Town Council has organised a free of charge trail... continue reading
EVENTS PROGRAMME 2023
Hertford Town Council is announcing its community events... continue reading
HERTFORD TOWN COUNCIL AWARDS COMMUNITY & NEW HOMES BONUS GRANTS
Hertford Town Council’s Finance, Policy and... continue reading
Hertford Christmas Lights 2022
Hertford Town Council has started a two-year investment... continue reading
Christmas in Hertford 2022
The countdown to Christmas officially began in Hertford... continue reading
Hertford High Street Awards 2022 Winners
The Hertford High Street Awards ceremony took place on... continue reading
Remembrance Sunday - 13th November 2022
The Mayor of Hertford, Cllr Sue Barber said “Each... continue reading
ARMED FORCES COVENANT
On Wednesday 9th November, Hertford Town Council officially... continue reading
HERTFORD TOWN COUNCIL AWARDS COMMUNITY GRANTS
Hertford Town Council’s Finance, Policy and... continue reading
Hertford High Street Awards 2022
Following the success of the Love Hertford Awards, the... continue reading
Scarecrow Competition Winners
Great Expectations, Mad Hatter’s Tea Party, James and... continue reading
Launching the 2023 Hertford Calendar
The Official Hertford 2023 Calendar is now on sale at the... continue reading
Hertford Retailers Invited to Enter Winning Windows Christmas Competition
The Winning Windows Competition has now opened, and all of... continue reading
The Mayor of Hertford's Wine Tasting
Wine Tasting Event at Hertford Castle - Thursday 17th... continue reading
Hertford Christmas Events 2022
This year, the annual Hertford Christmas Gala will take... continue reading
Hertford Castle Open Day and Guided Tours
Sunday 30th October 12noon – 4pmHertford Town Council... continue reading
Hertford High Street Awards 2022
Following the success of previous Hertford Awards, the... continue reading
Events in Hertford to mourn the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
Events in Hertford to mourn the passing of Her Majesty... continue reading
Mayor of Hertford Statement
On behalf of the residents of our town, The Worshipful, The... continue reading
Hertford Castle Heritage Day
Hertford Town Council will host its annual Hertford Castle... continue reading
Hertford Town Centre Summer Trail
A free children’s trail for all the family to... continue reading
Lionesses Win European Women’s Football Championships
Congratulations to the Lionesses after winning European... continue reading
Hertford Calendar Competition 2023
Calling all budding, professional and hobbyist... continue reading
Hertford Castle Teddy Bears' Picnic
We’re delighted to announce that the annual Hertford... continue reading
Chosen Charity Announced
Hertford Town Council is delighted to announce that this... continue reading
Armed Forces Day 25th June 2022
Saturday 25th June is Armed Forces Day. This day provides... continue reading
Hertford Food & Drink Festival
Hertford Town Council is hosting its annual Food and Drink... continue reading
Hertford Castle Open Air Cinema Friday 19th August 2022
Hertford Castle will be the backdrop to three Open Air... continue reading
MAYOR FOR 2022/23 ELECTED
The Town Council is pleased to announce that Councillor Mrs... continue reading
NOTICE OF ELECTION - East Hertfordshire District CouncilWednesday 22nd March 2023
East Hertfordshire District Council - Election of Councillors for the Wards listed attached. Click here for more details.
NOTICE OF ELECTION - Hertford Town CouncilWednesday 22nd March 2023
Hertford Town Council - Election of Councillors for the Town Wards listed below:
Click here for more details.
Kingsmead Neighbourhood Area Plan ReferendumWednesday 22nd March 2023
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.
Voter IDFriday 10th February 2023
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:
• 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)Friday 29th July 2022
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 PlansTuesday 19th October 2021
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
By: Monday 8th November 2021
Hertford Town Council Covid-19 Update - July 2021Tuesday 20th 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.email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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/.
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 email@example.com 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.
Bengeo and Sele Neighbourhood Plan ReferendumWednesday 28th April 2021
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/
STATEMENT OF PERSONS NOMINATEDSaturday 10th April 2021
Click here for a statement of the persons nominated for election as a Town Councillor for Hertford Town Council Bengeo Ward
NOTICE OF ELECTIONFriday 19th March 2021
East Hertfordshire - Election of a Town Councillor for Hertford Bengeo Ward. Click here for more details.