Hertfordshire Road Safety Partnership Day! 

 Come along to the Hertfordshire Road Safety Partnership day on the 4th September at County Hall in Hertford. For more information click HERE.


Ware Lido

Quiet Evening Swims (QES) remaining this week: -Thur 18 Aug 6-8pm 


The Ware Lido is open. Please check the times from looking at the downloadable leaflet here. To call the lido please use 01920 460703.

 East Herts Community Capital Grants Fund 2016 - Open for applications

East Herts Council is pleased to announce it has £54,000 available to fund improvements to community buildings, green spaces and sports facilities or to purchase sports or play equipment. The maximum grant is up to £8,000. Go to www.eastherts.gov.uk/grants for information on eligibility and to download an application.

The fund is open to all voluntary and community groups in East Hertfordshire. We are looking for projects that achieve one of the following outcomes

  • Improved access to a community facility so it is easier for people to take part
  • Increased use of green open spaces and built facilities by a new audience
  • Places and spaces that are fit-for-purpose

The closing date for applications is 5pm on the 5th September 2016. Note: this is your last opportunity to apply for a grant from the council this year.

Allotments in Ware     
Are you interested in allotment gardening in Ware?

Ware Town Council's waiting lists have gone down.

For further details please see Allotments under our Services

Newsletter: the latest edition of our Newsletter is available to download here 

More Festival updates visit 'events' Ware Festival 

Ware Festival update - an online programme is now available to download - visit 'events' then Ware Festival.  A5 flyers can be picked up from the Priory, Lido, Museum, Library, Aves, Mr Simms Olde Sweet Shoppe, Irons Dry Cleaners & Ware Card Centre. 

 Ware Lido Refurbishment

Ware Lido opens to the public on Saturday 28 May following a £500,000 refurbishment thanks to GSK.  For details of pricing and opening times click here.

The refurbished Lido was officially reopened on Friday 27 May by Cllr Jonathan Kaye, Mayor of Ware, and Sir Andrew Witty, CEO of GSK.  For details and photos click here


 Exciting news about Ware Lido!

Ware Lido to Receive GSK Investment

Ware Town Council, as Trustee of the Priory Charity, is delighted that Ware Lido is to be the beneficiary of GSK’s investment in Ware Lido as part of the company’s 300th birthday celebrations. Ware Lido is one of the few remaining lidos in Hertfordshire and is valued very highly by the local community. Working with Friends of Ware Lido, the Town Council has been trying to raise funds for some modest improvements to the facilities. However, this very welcome investment from GSK will enable us to carry out far more extensive improvement to the building, the changing rooms and the pool surround to improve the experience for swimmers.

Mayor Phyllis Ballam said “I would like to thank GSK for this very generous contribution to Ware Lido. With its long history in Ware, GSK is valued by the town as its largest employer and for being an integral part of the local community. On behalf of the Town Council, I am delighted that GSK is celebrating its 300th by investing in the Lido for the benefit of residents of the town. I am proud of Ware Town Council for resisting the trend to do away with lidos.”

Friends of Ware Lido’s Liz Long said “Friends of Ware Lido are extremely grateful for the GSK contribution. These improved facilities should encourage even more people to discover or rediscover the joys and health benefits of outdoor swimming in our beautiful heated pool.


 Ware Festival begins with Carnival Day on Saturday July 2nd - for details visit 'events' then 'Ware Festival'
 Town Mayor's Celebration Dinner - see 'events' then 'civic events' for details
 Ware's Food Festival showcases great food from from our local retailers & some of its superb eateries. The 3rd Annual Festival will take place in Tudor Square on Monday, 30th May, 11am-3pm. If you would like a stall, or the opportunity to promote a special menu or event in your restaurant over the bank holiday weekend all the information you need is here

Midshires Search & Rescue Organisation - Volunteers needed.

 For more details see here

Rock in the Priory 20th Anniversary Show - 24th July - for details on how to apply to play at this much loved one day Festival visit 'Events' then 'Rock in the Priory'

 Can you help protect older people from fire? This winter HCC's Fire & Rescue Service is asking people to keep an eye out for older people by helping spot fire risks in their homes.  Find out more here

 Town Talks 2016 - full details here

 Joint Carer's Strategy for Hertfordshire

Hertfordshire County Council have launched a new joint Carers' Strategy for Hertfordshire: 'We care about carers'. See the documents below for information, case studies and the support that is available.

/Core/Ware-TC/UserFiles/Files/We care about carers - post event press release.pdf /Core/Ware-TC/UserFiles/Files/Case studies and assessment info.pdf

 For details of our winter concerts, visit 'events' then 'concerts'.

The Priory 100 Club was set up to help raise funds for the ongoing upkeep and maintenance of Ware Priory.

Subscripions are £12.00 per year.
Draws for prizes of £10 and £25 are held monthly with an additional prize of £100 in December.

For further information please phone 01920 460316 or email info@waretowncouncil.gov.uk

Town Council Elections Results 2015

Town Council elections took place on Thursday 7 May 

The results are:-

Ware Chadwell Ward

Ware Christchurch Ward 

Ware St Mary's Ward

Ware Trinity Ward

 Want to check which ward you are in? Town Council wards are the same as East Herts Council wards and you can check this on East Herts Council's map here.

 Annual Report 2015

 The Annual Report for 2015 is now available Annual Report

Neighbourhood Plan - for an update on the Neighbourhood Plan click here.

Grants from East Herts Council

East Herts Council gives grant funding to local organisations and individuals.  For further information click here.

For further information please contact: Ware Town Council Tel: 01920 460316

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Ware - a Fairtrade Town

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