Councils and Councillors

To see if Hertfordshire County Council can help you with your problem you can call them on 0300 123 4040 or email them at Alternatively you can visit their website

East Herts District Council

East Herts District Council (EHDC) is the local authority for East Herts. Typically there will be 2 or 3 councillors responsible for each ward within a town such as Hertford, Bishop’s Stortford or Ware and 1 councillor representing a Village such as Thundridge or Much Hadham.

To find your local East Herts District councillor and their contact details click here

The most frequent issues constituents contact me about which East Herts District Council can deal with are:

Planning Applications

If you are thinking of carrying out building work or development you may need planning permission. All planning applications can be made through the EHDC website.

You can also contact EHDC to make a comment on a planning application or report any suspected development you think is taking place without permission.

Follow the link to the EHDC website to find out more


For information on Housing in East Herts and how to join the housing register click here to go to the column on the left hand of this page


EHDC are the local authority responsible for all matters relating to licensing in East Herts. This includes the licensing of taxi drivers, the sale of alcohol, gambling, some regulated entertainment, small lotteries and local market trade.

To find out if East Herts District Council can help you with your problem you can call them on 01279 655261 or email them at Alternatively you can visit their website

Town and Parish Councils

Town and parish councils are responsible for services such as local Museums, community halls, allotments and many local fundraising events.

Across the constituency there are a number of local parish and town councils which can help with your problem at a local level or be able to take up your complaint with a councillor at East Herts District or Hertfordshire County Council.

Click on the link below to take you to the homepage of your local town or parish council:

Bengeo Rural Parish Council

Bishop’s Stortford Town Council

Hertford Town Council

Hunsdon Parish Council

Much Hadham Parish Council

Sawbridgeworth Town Council

Ware Town Council

Wareside Parish Council

Widford Parish Council

* This factsheet is by no means definitive, nor should it be relied upon as legal advice *