Herts County Council Rogue Traders Campaign 

Hertfordshire County Council are working on a new campaign to raise awareness of Rogue Traders to try to stop vulnerable people falling victim and losing out on money. For those that have already been targeted, we're asking them to report Rogue Traders to us so that we can try to help them get their money back, and help them learn what to look for in the future. For more information, please click here.  

There is also a video which has been made here


Proposed activities in Ware 2016/17 as of 1st October 2016. Click Here 


 The October edition of Ware Town Council news is here

The Ware Festival AGM took place on Monday 26th Sept when the Chairman, Cllr Phyllis Ballam presented a cheque for £1630 to Leaside Community Hall Refurbishment fund.  This was funds raised during July.  Presentations were also made to the family of the Late Les Hunt in tribute to his work on the Ware Festival Committee and Lea & Stort Branch of the IWA and to Adrian & Carol Camp in recognition of their commitment to Ware Festival.

 The 2016/17 Committee meets in November - if you're a member of a local group and would like to be involved or if you have any ideas for a theme for 2017 or would like to nominate a local group/charity as a beneficiary please contact the Town Council Office.  Carnival Day 2017 is Saturday July 1st. 


World Mental Health Day at Hertford Theatre - On Sunday 9th October 2016. For more information please click here




 Heritage Weekend 2016 - Lots of free events and activities taking place in Ware on Saturday 10th & Sunday 11th September.  For full details see here

Ware Festival AGM

The Ware Festival AGM takes place on 26th September 2016 at 7.30pm in Ware Priory.  This is an opportunity for everyone to give their feedback on 2016 and put forward ideas for 2017.  It's also the time at which the Committee for 2016/17 is elected.  If you are a member of a local group/charity or organisation and would like to get involved please come along.  An agenda and nomination form can be found here and here

Ware Lido - 2016 season is finished.

The Lido will be Fully Closed after Sunday 25th September

Then we are closed until the 2017 season for Recovery, Planning, Review, Repairs

Ware Lido is trying out some changes to the Early Morning Swim sessions

Two Changes are being trialed 
1). Weekdays: 6-8am have been extended to 6-10am
2). EMS is now being trialed at weekends for the first time
       -  Saturdays & Sundays EMS sessions are 8am-10am
If these sessions are supported well enough
 - then there's every chance that they will be adopted for the 2017 Season

Do NOT Rely on others to support this
  - if these sessions are not supported over the next 2 weeks then the trial will have failed
     and in that case the extra hours will not be adopted.

It is up to you and to any like minded friends you may be able to persuade to support this initiative !

Click on 
  --  on the left side of this screen for more details about Early Morning Swimming 

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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