Jim Thornton

Jim Thornton

Mike Edwards

Mike Edwards

Angela Emsley

Angela Emsley

Promoted by East Herts People on behalf of Jim Thornton, Mike Edwards and Angela Emsley.

Starbucks wins Hertford planning dispute

Submitted on Wed, 08/04/2009 - 12:00am

Seattle-based coffee giant Starbucks has been granted planning permission for its Bercherley Green store in the centre of Hertford. The approving planning inspector Richard Perrins concluded that the coffee store would not harm Hertford's "generally wealthy, vital and viable" town centre.

Hertford’s next mayor revealed

Submitted on Thu, 02/04/2009 - 12:16pm

Cllr David Poole (Con, Bengeo) has been nominated as the next mayor of Hertford at a meting of the full town council on March 30.

He will take over from the current mayor Cllr Kim Darby (con, Bengeo) on May 21, the start of the civic year.

Hertford Starbucks refused planning permission a second time

Submitted on Thu, 02/04/2009 - 12:12pm

The issue: East Herts Council planners have refused the Seattle-based coffee giant Starbucks planning permission for a store in Hertford's Bircherley Green. This is the second refusal the company has received since plans to use a vacant shop were rejected last year.

The decision addresses an appeal made by Starbucks following the initial refusal in February 2008.

Wildlife trust saves Balls Wood

Submitted on Wed, 01/04/2009 - 3:00pm

The Hertfordshire and Middlesex Wildlife Trust (HMWT) has succeeded in its bid to buy Hertford's Balls Wood from the Forestry Commission.

Independent review of East Herts councillors' allowances

Submitted on Thu, 26/03/2009 - 6:01pm

The issue: Independent panellists have been called to review the allowances given to councillors in East Herts.

This follows controversy over a refusal by councillors to pass an amendment that would cut their allowances.