4th Annual Food Festival -  Ware's popular Food Festival takes place on bank holiday Monday, 29th May.  Stall application form for local growers, food retailers & eateries is available here

Mayor's Charity Afternoon Quiz - join the Mayor, Cllr Jonathan Kaye, for a fun quiz to start the year, 4pm-7pm on Saturday, 25th February 2017 in Fletcher's Lea. Includes traditional Afternoon Tea of sandwiches, cakes & scones.  Bring your own drinks.  All proceeds to the Mayor's Charity Pinewood School SG12 Youth Club.  Teams of 6-8 - smaller parties will be formed into teams.  Tickets £10 from Ware Priory.

 Want to appear at Rock in the Priory 2017? Visit 'events'/rock in the priory to find out how!

The Ware Town Council January edition of the newsletter is available here

Introduction to Volunteer

To view the poster on how to volunteer and where to get started please click here. 


The Jan-April programme for senior cinema is now available to download from 'events'/cinema 

Activities in Ware 2017/18

To download the latest activities in Ware document, please click here.

 Councillor Vacancy 30 November 2016

Notice of vacancy in the office of councillor for the Trinity Ward of Ware Town Council - further details

 For updates for Ware Festival 2017 visit 'events' then Ware Festival

East Herts Got Talent

The Final is on Sunday 12th March 2017

The Semi-Final is on Saturday 11th February 2017

Hertford Theatre at 7pm

To see the poster click here


District Plan - the final consultation

D Plan

The six-week consultation into the final version of East Herts Council’s District Plan starts today (Nov 3) and runs for six weeks until December 15.

During this final consultation the council is asking whether people think:

  • the council has planned for the district’s housing, employment and infrastructure needs
  • the District Plan is based on sound evidence
  • the proposals can be delivered by 2033
  • the District Plan is consistent with national policy and enables sustainable development.


Before responding, people are advised to read a set of FAQs which explain all about the Plan and will guide people as they prepare their comments. Along with all the other documents they can be seen atwww.eastherts.gov.uk/presubmissionDistrictPlan

The Plan’s 25 chapters set out where housing and related infrastructure could go in East Herts up until 2033. It will help to ensure that schools, roads, GP surgeries and other essential facilities are built at the same time as new housing.

Council leader Linda Haysey said: “The pre-submission District Plan sets out our vision, policies and proposals to guide future development and land use in East Herts to ensure that we’re meeting the needs of residents and creating the best conditions for jobs and economic growth.

“We’ve worked closely with our neighbouring councils to consider the cumulative impacts of growth and to plan for strategic infrastructure.”

See the plan

People can see the pre-submission Plan at the council offices, town council offices and in libraries across the district from November 3.

The best way to comment is online at http://consult.eastherts.gov.uk and ensures that you will be kept informed of future stages of plan preparation.

If you have any questions you can call the council on 01279 655261 and ask for the planning policy team or email planningpolicy@eastherts.gov.uk

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 

 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.

Midshires Search & Rescue Organisation - Volunteers needed.

 For more details see here

 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

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

St Mary's ChurchScott's grotto

Ware - a Fairtrade Town

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