Town Twinning Toilet

In a meeting of the Full Town Council on 28th September 2020 a proposal was put forward by Councillor David Royle as follows:
To consider whether a toilet twinned town idea might be a useful community exercise the town council could take the lead on and encourage up to 20 toilets to be twinned, bringing together schools, businesses and community groups.
It was resolved: To twin the Bell Street public conveniences at a cost of £60. It was proposed by Cllr Royle and seconded by Cllr R Buckmaster
The twinning certificate has arrived at the Town Council offices today - you can see the details in the photo below.

80th anniversary of Second World War bomb tragedy

Eighty years may have passed since a random bomb from a German Luftwaffe plane killed two women and three children by destroying four houses in Sawbridgeworth, but for survivor John Liddell the events of the tragedy are still fresh in his mind.

This is the first year that 88-year-old John has not had the chance to return to the town to honour the dead and wounded. So when he spoke to the Indie he was keen to keep alive the memory of the Second World War attack.

The night of October 10, 1940, also saw bombs dropped in Bishop's Stortford, with one hitting the former Hockerill Girls Training College in Dunmow Road, killing three girls.

In Sawbridgeworth, a German bomber dropped its deadly cargo onto the middle of Cambridge Road, causing a huge crater. Nearby homes took the full force of the blast.

Two mothers, Alice Fulker and Dorothy Chappell, and three children, brother and sister Derek and Jean Burrell and evacuee Constance Baker who was staying with the Chappell family, were killed. Several others, including John and his younger brother Grahame, were injured.

"The only reason I keep stirring it up is to remember the people who died and were wounded," said John, who was living in a house in Cambridge Road with his mum and dad and Grahame when the tragedy unfolded.

In an article for the Sawbridgeworth Local History Society, he recounted the events after the bomb landed at around midnight.

"A profound silence lasted for about two seconds," he said. "The noise then started. Items falling including slates and tiles, glass breaking, some of it where my mother had stuck net curtain to the windows. People shouting."

Eight-year-old John was asleep in a double bed with his six-year-old brother at the back of the house, with Grahame nearest to the bomb blast.

"His first words were that he could see the moon," recalled John. "There was a large hole in the wall beside his head, over a foot wide.

"About the same time our father called out from the front bedroom 'Boys, stay where you are as there may not be any floor'.

"This sent Grahame into a fit of giggles. My pyjama top was sticky and we were both white from the ceiling dust."

The boys were taken to The Bull pub opposite, which was run by their grandmother. It was discovered Grahame had suffered a serious injury to his left hand.

He was taken by their father to Rye Street Hospital in Bishop's Stortford, where he had recently had his tonsils removed,

John said Grahame's hand was so badly injured surgeon "Mr Coleman" decided it should be amputated, but the nurse who had been looking after the boy weeks before took umbrage at that.

"Sister Norbury told Mr Coleman that he was not to amputate and stood between the surgeon and Grahame," said John. "She went on to say that most of the hand could be saved with dedicated nursing."

"The hand was saved, but he lost the top of his thumb, a finger and most of another one," added John. "He was very ill in hospital for over two months – a major part of the problem concerned his throat. Ceiling dust caused problems. There were no antibiotics, no penicillin at this time."

It was subsequently found that John had suffered shrapnel wounds. He had an operation at Rye Street Hospital to remove it, something he remembers vividly.

"The anaesthetic was a liquid which was poured over a gauze, held in place with a metal frame on my nose," he said. "My memory is of being drowned."

John has spent the intervening years ensuring the tragedy is not forgotten.

The names of the dead are on the war memorial in the Great St Mary's churchyard and were read out at a service in the church. The Union flag was flown at half mast at Sawbridgeworth Town Council offices at Sayesbury Manor, Bell Street, and mayor Cllr Annelise Furnace will say a few words at the October council meeting.

Mayor of Sawbridgeworth’s Rate My Bake Fundraising Event

Mayor of Sawbridgeworth’s Rate My Bake Fundraising Event

Bin Collections Latest Information

Please click HERE to go the latest information on Waste Collection Services from the District Council 

Grants Herts County Council

Grants available to help local organisations support residents during the period of the Corona virus.

For information contact your county councillor here using email: 

Covid 19 - Latest information from the Citizens Advice Bureau

For the latest information from CAB please click here

Latest Guidance from County Council on Coronavirus

Hertfordshire County Council have released guidance on coronavirus - to access the information please click here

Phonics Classes in Sawbridgeworth - for ages 1-4 years

Phonics Classes in Sawbridgeworth - for ages 1-4 years

Classes run in Sawbridgeworth on a Tuesday at Church House.


Friends of Pishiobury Work Party

Dear Friends, 

Happy New Year to all !

The next Work Party is Thursday 16th January. The task will be to clear the bomb crater of the Hawthorn that was felled but still needs to be cut up and cleared away. Meet in the Main Car Park at 10 AM. Thick gloves essential. 

Hoping to see as many of you as possible. 

Best Regards, 


Friends of Pishiobury Work Party

Dear Friends, 

Happy New Year to all !

The next Work Party is Thursday 16th January. The task will be to clear the bomb crater of the Hawthorn that was felled but still needs to be cut up and cleared away. Meet in the Main Car Park at 10 AM. Thick gloves essential. 

Hoping to see as many of you as possible. 

Best Regards, 


Town Action Plan Consultation

Saturday 11 January 2020, 10am-1pm at the Council Offices, Sayebury Manor, off Bell Street.

SECC Christmas Assistance

SECC Christmas Assistance

Please click below for more information.

Sawbridgeworth Town Twinning Association: A Sign Of The Times?


During our Town Twinning visit to Moosburg in Germany at the end of October we were all shown the new town sign commemorating the link between Sawbridgeworth and Moosburg, which was formalised in 2018. You will notice that our sign is minus the EU stars, pending our assumed exit.

The link with our French twin town, Bry-sur-Marne, near Paris, goes back to 1973 and is commemorated in Bry with a stone ‘plaque’ in front of the town hall. Actually, Moosburg has a ‘forest’ of signs marking its links with other towns in France, Austria and the USA.

We will soon have a new twinning sign, which includes Moosburg, thanks to the good offices of Cllr. Eric Buckmaster and Herts County Council Highways.

David Royle, Chairman STTA, 1 December 2019

Thinking of joining us? Contact me at or Sally Pribul

Councillor Vacancy December 2019

Notice is hereby given that a vacancy has occurred in the office of Town Councillor for Sawbridgeworth Town Council caused by the resignation of Steven Jones.

An election to fill the vacancy will be held if notice in writing of a request for such an election is made by ten local government electors for the Sawbridgeworth town and received by the returning officer of the East Hertfordshire district council at Wallfields, Pegs Lane, Hertford, SG13 8EQ by 20 December 2019.

If an election is not requested by ten local government electors, as aforesaid, the vacancy will be filled by the town council as soon as practicable after 20 December 2019.



R G Bowran
Clerk to Sawbridgeworth Town Council


Address of Town Clerk:

Sayesbury Manor
Bell Street
CM21 9AN

Published by the Clerk to the Town Council

Recruiting Now - On-Call Firefighters in Hertfordshire

For more information visit their website byclicking here

Councillor Vacancy October 2019

A vacancy has arisen at the Town Council, for more information please click here

Cattle at Pishiobury Park

Pishiobury Park - the cows will be back from Friday 10th May.  The cows are really vital to the upkeep of the park and we are very lucky to have them.  Representatives from East Herts will be popping by to talk to dog owners about appropriate dog control.  The majority of owners are very responsible, however, if you see an incident involving dogs and cattle please do not try to tackle it yourself, instead call 101 and ask the Police to attend.  Please get a clear description with times/type of dog etc.

Town & District Elections - Statements of persons nominated

Click here to view election information.

SAWB4 Planning Meeting ~ All Welcome

There will be an extraordinary meeting of the Planning Committee on Monday 4th March at 7pm in the Council Chamber to consider a response to the SAWB4 Planning Application from Countryside Properties.  All are welcome to attend. If you would like to make a representation at this meeting you are welcome to do so.  Please note that there is a maximum of 5 minutes per person to speak.  

To view the agenda please click HERE

Updates on District Plan

Following a Planning Development Meeting at East Herts District Council on Wednesday 13th February 2019 - Taylor Wimpey proposal was given the green light for their planning application, two ward members and the Town Clerk spoke against the application at the meeting.   Please click here to read their addresses. 

Councillor News

At the meeting of the Full Council on Monday 28th January 2019, it was noted that Cllr Ruth Buckmaster had declared that she was now a member of the Conservative Party and wished to be recognised as such. 

Sawbridgeworth Cricket Club

Sawbridgeworth Cricket Club

Junior Winter Training

London Road Gas Works - The Story So Far!

Gas Works on London Road – 27th November 2018  -  Status update – Joanne Sargant for Sawbridgeworth Town Council

Nobody was more alarmed than us to discover this morning that a crew turned up on London Road and set up traffic lights.  In order that the correct information is disseminated I have been in communication with the Gas team who have been sent to an emergency repair. Rather than everyone ‘guess’ what is going on I have informed the men that I will visit the site every couple of hours throughout the day to get an update.  The story so far is……… 9am this morning

Last week when UK Power Networks were busy (doing nothing most of the time) they discovered that they could smell gas.  They called the gas board out to investigate – the gentleman that came out is the same man that is now currently working on the gas leak. They advised UK Power Networks that there was a gas leak and their monitors were registering very high levels of gas leaking all along the footway – (the section from the entrance to BT travelling up towards the mini roundabouts)
The gas board were advised that they could not carry out any work whilst the UK Power Networks were on site.  The gas board therefore lifted a gas manhole to let the built-up gas release, raised a request to Herts County Council Highways department for a permit to carry out investigation and repair work.
UK Power Networks finally packed up on Saturday after extensive negotiation with myself about the complete and utter fiascos they had created over the 6 days.  
This morning Herts County Council Highways department issued the gas company a permit to start work on repairing the gas leak!
Second Visit to site at 12.30 – Luckily for me the Highways officer was on-site to inspect that the road had been set up correctly and the traffic management system was in place and working!! - despite the fact that the traffic was now backed up to Spellbrook, backed up to Harlow Mill and goodness only knows what was happening on roads elsewhere!

My questions to the HCC Officer were:

Q - Why have you allowed this to happen?

A – Well…… there is a gas leak and it need to be repaired, the permit was issued this morning!

Q – Who reported the gas leak? (I already knew the answer to this question!)

A – UK Power Networks, they discovered it last week (I think many of us already knew this)

Q – Why then, when the gentleman who is currently sitting in that van came out last week and confirmed that there was a major gas leak, did you not allow the gas board to carry out the essential work, whilst UK Power Networks had the traffic lights in place and were already causing disruption with their job?

A – The utility companies will not work together on the same job!

Q – Really? Are you kidding me?

A – This is true, they will not accept liability for each other’s work, there has to be a separate permit!

Q – So you are seriously telling me that you are going to allow these traffic lights to remain in place causing maximum disruption, not to mention that several businesses that are almost bankrupt because of the major disruption with utilities companies (2 weeks of Virgin Media at the roundabouts, 6 days of UK Power Networks and now this) and the fact that the Highways department have a complete disregard of the major impact that this has had on our town.

A – I am sorry, I do not know what to do or say! (in the meantime the gas men have confirmed that this is a 12” main gas main, and they are hoping that it is not going to be a complicated repair)

Q – Please can you ensure that when these gentlemen have finished their work for the day that these traffic lights are disabled and that this footpath is made good enough for pedestrians so that during rush hour this evening and tomorrow morning the traffic can flow freely.  We appreciate that you have to put this in place whilst the men are working, but there is no good reason that this traffic system has to be in place when the men are not working!

A – You have a very good point, I am going to make a telephone call and get the conditions of the permit changed.

Hallelujah – 4.15 today, Traffic lights tucked up for the night on the footway, traffic flowing freely. …….until tomorrow!

Hailey Centre Job Vacancy

Hailey Centre Job Vacancy

Closing date 31 December 2018.

The Rivers Site

The scrub land at the Rivers site has now been restored to its original condition as meadow land. It had not been maintained since the previous tenant handed the site back to the landowner.

The work has been carried out by contractors to the Town Council under its obligation as licensees to occupy the land. The cost of the programme has been borne by the landowner.

The Town Council will be maintaining the site as meadow land, allowing the grass to come through again and providing the opportunity for wild life to re-establish on the site.

We would like to thank the dog walkers and others for their complimentary remarks about the work that has been carried out.

High Wych, Sawbridgeworth and the Great War Book Pre-order

High Wych, Sawbridgeworth and the Great War Book Pre-order

Pre-order £10, normal price after 15 November £12.50.

Reducing the hours of darkness - Hertfordshire County Council

Reducing the hours of darkness

Published: 19 Sep 2018


Lighting up times are set to increase by two hours under a proposed new policy by Hertfordshire County Council.

Should the policy be approved, in areas that have LED street lighting installed the hours of darkness will be reduced. New hours or darkness will be 1am to 5am instead of midnight to 6am. The proposal was agreed at the Highways & Environment Cabinet Panel on 14 September and recommended to the Cabinet to approve in October.

Following trials in Stevenage and Watford, the part night lighting is to include a two stage dimming process which offers a cost neutral alternative to the current lighting times.

Under the policy proposals the lights will come on at dusk, then be dimmed by 50 per cent between the hours of 9pm and 11pm. Between 11pm and 1am the light level will be dimmed a further 30 per cent, followed by a switch off between 1am and 5am, then full lighting from 5am until dawn.

The current part night lighting policy was adopted in 2012 as part of our street lighting illumination strategy to reduce energy consumption and our carbon footprint, as well as combatting increasing costs.

If adopted, the new proposals are likely to be rolled out to each district as the streetlights are converted to LED. The completion of the LED conversion work is planned for March 2020 and to date around 60 per cent of street lights already have the new street lighting installed.

A series of dimming trials were carried out in differing types of roads to evaluate the effect in a range of situations. The Highways and Environment Cabinet Panel members that attended the trials commented that they were satisfied that they could see and be seen when the lights were dimmed down by 80%. They felt that their eyes adjusted and adapted to the change in natural and artificial light during the period of darkness.

Cllr Phil Bibby, Cabinet Member for Highways and Environment said: “We have listened to our residents’ requests for shorter hours of darkness with regard to commuting and shift working. Accordingly, we have given great attention to an alternative that addresses their concerns but does not increase the cost of the service.

“Our LED street lighting project is well under way with more than 70,700 installed by the start of September. The new lighting contributes to visibility and improvements on the county’s roads as well as cutting the county council’s carbon tax contribution.

“I attended one of the dimming trials and was completely satisfied that the level of lighting was safe and perfectly adequate for the relevant times of night.

“We will continue to explore further dimming options as new areas receive LED street lighting.”

Elmwood Footpath Closure for Resurface


Flyer Online

Latest Edition of the Flyer Online - Click Here

Thefts from Motor Vehicles Police Appeal


District Plan & Shaping Sawbridgeworth

Read the full Story HERE 

A steering group that was formed to help guide the development of three sites in Sawbridgeworth has praised the process, saying that it helped them improve the sites for residents.

Sawbridgeworth has been allocated 500 houses as part of the East Herts Local Plan, across sites run by three different developers.

However, local councillors during a meeting of the East Herts District Council (EHDC) executive on Tuesday (July 17) praised the process that had led to improvements to the plans for residents.

Councillor Eric Buckmaster, who sits on the executive and chaired the steering group, said: "This was a new process for us but there were many positives.

"I have heard it said that if you hadn't had this process we might not have found out about these issues until a much later stage."

Be part of the Harlow and Gilston Garden Town Vision

Harlow Council, Epping Forest District Council and East Herts Council will be hosting events throughout July to unveil the first look of the vision for the Harlow and Gilston Garden Town.

The Harlow and Gilston Garden Town Vision sets out the commitment from all involved councils, including Hertfordshire and Essex County Councils, to deliver a high-quality Garden Town with a strong sense of community, a mix of housing in villages and neighbourhoods to suit all budgets and a wide range of facilities and jobs for new and existing residents.

To give everyone an opportunity to provide their input and feedback before it is finalised, events are being held in Harlow, Epping and Gilston to welcome as many people as possible

The events:

Harlow Civic Centre, Water Gardens, Harlow, Essex CM20 1WG

Monday 2 July – Friday 6 July and Monday 9 July - Friday 13 July, 9am- 4.45pm there will be a static exhibition at Harlow Civic Centre

Monday 9 July, 4pm- 8pm, there will be a drop in event with project team members on hand to answer any questions.

Epping Forest Civic Office, High Street, Epping, Essex CM16 4BZ

Monday 2 July- Friday 6 July and Monday 9 July - Friday 13 July, 9am- 5pm there will be a static exhibition at the Epping Forest Council Civic Offices

Thursday 5 July, 4pm-8pm there will be a drop in event with project team members on hand to answer any questions.

Gilston and Eastwick Village Hall, Gilston, Herts CM20 2RB

Thursday 12 July, 4pm- 8pm there will be a drop in event with project team members on hand to answer any questions.


Claire Hamilton, Director, Harlow and Gilston Garden Town said:

“We are really excited to share our Vision for the Harlow and Gilston Garden Town with you. This Vision demonstrates our commitment to deliver a successful Garden Town with existing and new communities at its heart.

We do hope you can join us at one of these events to share with us your thoughts on this Vision. This is your opportunity to start shaping the future of the Garden Town.”



Consultation materials will be available on the individual Council websites together with a feedback form, for completion by 5pm on Friday 27 July. Feedback forms to be returned to either or the Garden Town Team at Epping Forest District Council, Civic Offices, 323 High Street, Epping, CM16 4BZ.

Bell Street Car Park Section C (rear car park)

Please be advised that the emergency resurfacing works will now take place on the week commencing 11th June 2018.. 

This will involve relaying the surface and white lining which, will close this whole section off to vehicles and pedestrians for the duration of the works.

It is hoped the works will be completed in 3-4 days if the weather conditions are kind.

The contractor will have a banksman on site who will ensure the safe passage of residents in and out of their parking spaces when works permit.

Notices will be displayed in the car park.

Please contact East Herts District Council's Parking Services if further information is required. Tel: 01279 655261

Foster care transforms lives.

 Foster care transforms lives.

“Being in foster care has had the biggest impact on my life. It has opened doors and helped me experience a life that I never knew was possible.”

Thomas Anderson, now aged 27, was just one of thousands of children helped by Hertfordshire County Council’s Fostering Service.

As part of Foster Care Fortnight (May 14 to 27), Hertfordshire County Council’s fostering and adoption recruitment team is now urging people to consider transforming their lives and the lives of children by becoming foster carers.

The team is supporting the national campaign led by The Fostering Network to show that “Foster Care Transforms Lives”.

Thomas said: “Being fostered enabled me to progress through education and achieve to the best of my ability, obtaining two degrees. It showed me what a loving family is like, one which I am still part of today. Foster care offered me support and stability, both things that were lacking in my life.


“I can ultimately say that if I was not fostered, then my life may have taken me down different avenues and that I am very grateful to the service.”


Foster care does not just transform the lives of the young people who are fostered, it also has the power to positively change the lives of foster carers, their families and all those who are involved in fostering.

Gloria Swanston, who has been fostering with Hertfordshire County Council for about 17 years said: "When I wanted to be a carer I was initially thinking about how I wanted to make a difference to a child's life. I didn't really think about what a positive difference fostering would make on my life, but it has had a huge impact."

In Hertfordshire there are over 900 children and young people in care and many live with Hertfordshire’s foster carers. Each month, Hertfordshire County Council receives an average of 55 requests for new foster placements, with many being requests to place children over the age of 10 years, sibling groups and those with more complex needs.

Anyone who becomes a foster carer with Hertfordshire County Council will receive unrivalled support every step of the way, including through preparation and ongoing training.

Please contact the fostering and adoption team if you would like more information on 0800 917 0925, email or visit



Social Media messages

Our foster carers tell us that fostering is hugely rewarding and becoming a foster carer has given them more than they expected. This Foster Care Fortnight (May14-27) we are urging Hertfordshire residents to consider transforming their lives and the lives of children by becoming foster carers. Gloria, a foster carer with Herts County Council for the past 17 years feels that fostering has had a huge positive impact on her life. Visit  for more information. #FCF2018 #proudtofoster

Can you make a difference to the life of a child or young person? Do you have a spare room and the willingness to help a young person realise their true potential? We provide unrivalled support every step of the way, including  through preparation and ongoing training. If you would like more information, contact us on 0800 917 0925, email or visit #FCF2018 #proudtobefostered

Traffic Management Bulletin from Highways England

For the latest bulletin from Highways England please click here

Extended Access to GP Practices engagement - Closing date 20/04/2018

NHS East and North Hertfordshire CCG is undertaking to seek the views of people registered to GP practices in East Herts on ‘extended access’ to GP practices.

East Hertfordshire is broken down into two ‘localities’ for the CCG:

Stort Valley & Villages: GP Practices in Bishop’s Stortford, Much Hadham, Sawbridgeworth and surrounding areas
Upper Lea Valley: GP Practices in Broxbourne, Buntingford, Hertford, Hoddesdon, Ware, Watton and surrounding areas

Consequently there are two versions of the survey and letter attached, designed to capture the views of the respective patient populations.

You can find further information on the proposed extended access service on the CCG website here:

We ask that you share details of this engagement with any members of your community that you know to be registered at GP Practices in these areas. We have also asked GP practices to directly engage with their patient population and raise awareness of the questionnaire.

If you would like to complete a paper version of the questionnaire or require it in an alternative format then please get in touch with me using the contact information below.

This engagement will close at 5pm on Friday 20 April 2018.

The consultation on modifications to the District Plan is now open until 29 March 2018.

Click here to have your say and find out more.

Hailey Centre Job Vacancy

Hailey Centre Job Vacancy

Cook Vacancy

Inspiring Libraries: The Next Phase 2018-2021

Inspiring Libraries: The Next Phase 2018-2021

Hertfordshire County Council launched its ‘Inspiring Libraries’ Strategy in 2014, following an extensive public consultation, which attracted more than 15,000 responses.

‘Inspiring Libraries’ aimed to set a vision and direction for the service over the next 10 years, based on three main themes:

The library as a vibrant community asset – shaped with local people and partners to reflect local need, support sustainability and enrich communities.
The digital library – a service that is ambitious in its use of technology and digital formats for the benefit of residents.
The library as an enhanced gateway to reading, information and wellbeing.

Over the last few years, through our ‘Inspiring Libraries’ strategy, we have continued to invest in the development and improvement of services, despite the constraints on funding for local government.

However, ongoing pressure on the County Council budget means that we have to consider further budget savings across all services. In order to achieve our ambitions for ‘Inspiring Libraries’ within a reduced budget, and put ourselves in the best position to grasp future opportunities, we need to identify the most appropriate way of managing the library services in the years ahead, and we welcome your views.

A public consultation is taking place between 8 January and 18 February 2018 to seek customer and stakeholder views on our ambitions for the next phase of ‘Inspiring Libraries, and the options for how we deliver the service. I am writing to you as one of our valued stakeholders to seek your views and assistance.

Residents and stakeholders alike can participate by completing a questionnaire either in one of Hertfordshire’s libraries or online. The full consultation document and the online questionnaire is available at

Storm Fionn UK Power Networks Alert

UK Power Networks have contacted us with some useful information about who to contact and how to report a power failure - Please click HERE

Statement from Cllr Royle

I have resigned from the Green Party and wish to be known as an Independent. I intend to continue to support 'green' policies and I remain a 'friend' of the Green Party. Cllr. David Royle

Proposals for the Gilston Area - Have your say

Proposals for the Gilston area - have your say

As part of the District Plan, East Herts Council is proposing a new development, just to the north of Harlow, known as the Gilston area.

This proposed development includes 10,000 new homes, provision for schools, health care, parks, transport links and more.

To have your say on the Concept Framework, visit

History Group Website

A newly formed group in 2016 has launched a fantastic new website - Click here for the website 

County Council Election Results 2017

Click here to view results

County Council Elections ~ All You Need to Know

For the full story from the Mercury Newspaper please Click Here

The Leventhorpe School in Sawbridgeworth gets planning permission for building expansion Read more a

The Leventhorpe School in Sawbridgeworth gets planning permission for building expansion
Read more here from the Mercury Newspaper

Elections: County Council Nomination Names Released

County Council Elections are due to take place on Thursday 4th May 2017 ~ 

Candidates for Nomination have now been released from Hertfordshire County Council ~ Names of those standing for Sawbridgeworth can be viewed here

Sawbridgeworth graphic designer’s family appealing for help after he died from asbestos exposure Rea

Sawbridgeworth graphic designer's family appealing for help after he died from asbestos exposure - for the full story please click HERE

Family of Sawbridgeworth mum who took her own life criticise Lister Hospital for failings

Family of Sawbridgeworth mum who took her own life criticise Lister Hospital for failings - Please read the full story here from the Mercury website

Recap of Final East Herts 16,000 homes District Plan Meeting

Click here to read article

What does the East Herts District Plan mean for Sawbridgeworth?

For the full Mercury story please click here

Spring in your Step Day for local Schools

On Monday 20th March the local schools of Sawbridgeworth put a Spring in their Step once again to celebrate the first day of Spring - to read more about what they did please click here

M11 Closures affect Sawbridgeworth

Click the link for Hertfordshire Mercury Story

Changes to Car Parking

Changes to Bell Street Car Park - this is a statement from East Herts District Council to explain some recent queries

Parents or guardians using Bell Street Car Park to deliver and collect children from nearby schools will still be able to use the free parking period offered by East Herts Council. The rule prohibiting motorists from obtaining a second or subsequent free ticket on the same day has been relaxed to allow separate free tickets to be obtained in the morning and in the afternoon.  Motorists will still have to enter their vehicle registration number at the machine on each occasion.

Campaigners told ‘no plans’ for 20mph limit in Bell Street

Campaigners told 'no plans' for 20mph limit in Bell Street, Sawbridgeworth - Read more here 

Christmas Lights Switch On

What is happening on Saturday 26th November? find out here 

Councillor Vacancy Filled

On the 31st October 2016 it was announced from East Herts District Council that the Cllr Roger Beeching, MBE,JP had been elected unopposed for the vacant position of Town Councillor.

Please see here for the official announcement 

Notice of Election for Sawbridgeworth November 2016

East Herts District Council


Election of a Town Councillor

For the area of SAWBRIDGEWORTH Town Council

To be held on Thursday, 24th November 2016



1 An election is to be held for a Town Councillor for the said Town.
2. Nomination papers may be obtained, during normal office hours, from the Returning Officer at the address shown below.
3. Completed nomination papers must be delivered to the Returning Officer at the offices of East Herts District Council, at the address shown below, on any day after the date of this notice, during normal office hours but not later than 4pm on Friday 28th October 2016.
4. If the election is contested, the poll will take place on Thursday 24th November 2016 between the hours of 7am and 10pm.
5. The deadline for new applications to register to vote to be received by the Electoral Registration Officer, at the address shown below, is Tuesday 8th November 2016.
6. Electors should take note that the deadline for new applications to vote by post or to change existing postal or proxy arrangements e.g. cancellation or re-direction etc. must reach the Electoral Registration Officer at the address shown below by 5pm on Wednesday 9th November 2016 if they are to be effective for this election.
7. New applications to vote by proxy must be received by the Electoral Registration Officer by 5pm on Wednesday 16th November 2016.

8.The deadline for new applications to be received by the Electoral Registration Officer to vote by proxy on grounds of a medical emergency is not later than 5pm on Thursday 24th November 2016.


Dated: Thursday, 20th October 2016     

Liz Watts, Returning Officer


EHDC, Wallfields, Pegs Lane, Hertford, HERTFORDSHIRE, SG13 8EQ


Printed and Published by East Herts District Council

World Mental Health Day in Sawbridgeworth

We are very lucky in Sawbridgeworth to have an amazing Centre of Wellbeing - Read more here about the recent World Mental Health Day