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  • 22 Jun 2017
    Celebrate your local heroes in Stevenage
    Nominations for the Pride of Stevenage Awards 2017 are now open for you to celebrate the achievements of Stevenage people who go the extra mile.
  • 19 Jun 2017
    Stevenage flies Armed Forces Day flag
    Stevenage Mayor, Councillor Pam Stuart, was joined by fellow councillors, Stephen McPartland MP, representatives of the Royal British Legion and local ex-service personnel to raise the Armed Forces Day flag at Daneshill House on Monday 19 June.
  • 13 Jun 2017
    Celebrate!!! to remember Cllr Sherma Batson MBE
    Celebrate!!!, a showcase of multi-cultural performances, returns to The Gordon Craig Theatre on Saturday 28 October in memory of the late Cllr Sherma Batson MBE.
  • 12 Jun 2017
    Major investment to improve neighbourhoods
    Stevenage Borough Council is to invest almost a million pounds this year to renew play areas, signs, benches, litter bins, footpaths, damaged walls and shrub beds.
  • 12 Jun 2017
    Stevenage Day 2017 success
    Families from Stevenage flocked to King George V Playing Fields on Sunday to enjoy a day of music, dance, entertainment and attractions at the 58th Stevenage Day.
  • 09 Jun 2017
    Stevenage Constituency General Election Results
    The results for the Stevenage constituency in the Parliamentary Election held on Thursday 8 June are listed below. The overall turnout was 69.9%.
  • 07 Jun 2017
    Senior appointment at Stevenage Borough Council
    Stevenage Borough Council has appointed Patrick Lewis as Assistant Director for Regeneration.
  • 22 May 2017
    Half Term activities in Stevenage
    A wealth of half term activities for Stevenage residents will be on offer at Stevenage Borough Council’s play centres, parks, and across the town from Monday 29 May.
  • 18 May 2017
    Stevenage Borough Council names Executive Members
    At Annual Council on Wednesday 17 May, the appointments of Stevenage Borough Council’s Executive Members were announced.
  • 18 May 2017
    Outgoing Youth Mayor raises money for young carers
    Outgoing Stevenage Youth Mayor, Emma Chapman, presented Carers of Hertfordshire with a cheque for £527.99 at Wednesday’s Annual Council after raising money for Stevenage’s young carers during her year in office.
  • 18 May 2017
    New Mayor of Stevenage
    The Mayor of Stevenage for 2017/18, Councillor Pam Stuart, has taken office.
  • 18 May 2017
    Stevenage Youth Mayor announced
    Santino de Freitas was inaugurated as Stevenage’s sixth Youth Mayor at Wednesday’s Annual Council after being elected by young people from the town.
  • 05 May 2017
    Stevenage Borough Council Roebuck Ward By-Election Results
    The result of the By-Election to Stevenage Borough Council held on Thursday 4 May is below. The turnout was 33.19%.
  • 02 May 2017
    Stevenage Walking Festival
    Stevenage Walking Festival, supported by Stevenage Borough Council, is giving local walkers the chance to get active and take advantage of more than 30 walks that are happening in the area from 6 to 14 May.
  • 11 Apr 2017
    Stevenage and East Herts appoint new Assistant Director
    Stevenage and East Herts councils have appointed Clare Watson as Assistant Director for Corporate Projects, Customer Services and Technology.
  • 06 Apr 2017
    Stevenage youngsters turn the town centre multi-coloured
    Children from Stevenage made their mark on the Town Square on Wednesday 5 April as Stevenage Borough Council’s Play team held a pavement art competition.
  • 04 Apr 2017
    Register to vote
    Stevenage Borough Council is urging local residents not yet registered to vote in the Hertfordshire County Council elections, to go online now to register before Thursday 13 April.
  • 04 Apr 2017
    Stevenage local plan examination comes to a close
    An independent Planning Inspector has finished hearings to examine the soundness of Stevenage Borough Council’s proposed local plan. The council will now look into whether any changes need to be made.
  • 24 Mar 2017
    New wardens will help residents keep Stevenage safe and clean
    Stevenage Borough Council has appointed three neighbourhood wardens to be the eyes and ears of communities and work with local people to improve neighbourhoods.
  • 24 Mar 2017
    Stevenage youngsters to make their mark this Easter
    Stevenage children and young people can make their mark on the Town Square this Easter as Stevenage Borough Council hosts a pavement art competition during the school holidays.
  • 20 Mar 2017
    Council crowns Business Support Grant winner
    Stevenage Borough Council has crowned Dignity LC Services as the winner of its £2,500 Business Support Grant.
  • 15 Mar 2017
    Council seeking developer to transform town centre
    Stevenage Borough Council is looking for a developer to carry out the first phase of the town centre’s regeneration after the council’s Executive Committee approved proposals at a meeting on Tuesday 14 March.
  • 14 Mar 2017
    Appointments at Stevenage Borough Council
    Stevenage Borough Council has appointed Tina Benson as Town Centre Manager and Mena Caldbeck as Business Relationship Manager.
  • 13 Mar 2017
    Stevenage flies the flag for Commonwealth Day
    Stevenage Mayor, Councillor John Lloyd CC, was joined by fellow councillors, representatives from the Royal British Legion, and local community groups to raise the Commonwealth flag at Daneshill House today.
  • 07 Mar 2017
    Council to take back keys in tenancy fraud case
    Stevenage Borough Council has prosecuted two brothers and will take back a council house after they provided false information to obtain a property following the death of their mother.
  • 06 Mar 2017
    National Apprentice Week
    Stevenage Borough Council is celebrating the success of its apprenticeship programme as part of National Apprentice Week’s 10th birthday.
  • 06 Mar 2017
    Construction starts to convert pub site into homes
    Stevenage Borough Council begins work this week to build 14 quality affordable homes for local people.
  • 03 Mar 2017
    Stevenage to host the final round of 2017 Tour Series
    Stevenage will host the final round of the 2017 Tour Series on Bank Holiday Monday, 29 May, building on the success of the town having hosted the 2016 Tour Series and 2015 Women’s Tour cycling events.
  • 03 Mar 2017
    Council handed Armed Forces bronze award
    Stevenage Borough Council has been saluted with the bronze award for its work to support the Armed Forces Covenant Employer Recognition Scheme.
  • 02 Mar 2017
    Stevenage councillors agree council tax for 2017/18
    Stevenage Borough Councillors have agreed the council’s budget for the next year.
  • 02 Mar 2017
    Freedom of Stevenage awarded to Sherma Batson
    Stevenage councillors this week (28 February) agreed to posthumously confer the Freedom of Stevenage on Sherma Batson DL MBE, the town’s former Mayor who died in January this year.
  • 24 Feb 2017
    Residents thank ‘tree-mendous’ council after Storm Doris
    Stevenage Borough Council staff have been thanked by members of the public after Storm Doris did its best to cause chaos across the town on Thursday.
  • 24 Feb 2017
    Council set to invest in fun facilities for residents
    Stevenage Borough Council is planning to provide fun and exciting places for children and teenagers to spend time by investing almost £1.5m in play areas across the town.
  • 21 Feb 2017
    Stevenage awarded domestic abuse funding
    Stevenage Borough Council and its partners have been awarded more than £100,000 to provide extra support to victims of domestic abuse.
  • 14 Feb 2017
    Dog owners love Stevenage this Valentine’s Day
    Stevenage Borough Council is urging dog owners to show their love for the town this Valentine’s Day by cleaning up after their pets.
  • 09 Feb 2017
    New improved play areas open
  • 03 Feb 2017
    Puppet playtime this Stevenage half term
    Take a trip to the puppet theatre this February half term as Stevenage Borough Council’s play centres and museum raise the curtain on a range of activities for young people to enjoy.
  • 02 Feb 2017
    Multi-million pound funding set to boost regeneration of Stevenage Town Centre
    Stevenage First is delighted that an additional £19 million of Government funding has been announced today to boost the regeneration of Stevenage Town Centre.
  • 02 Feb 2017
    Councillors pay tribute to Cllr Sherma Batson MBE DL
    Stevenage Borough Councillors have paid tribute to former Mayor Sherma Batson MBE DL after she died suddenly last month.
  • 01 Feb 2017
    Councillors agree Stevenage council house rents for 2017/18
    Stevenage councillors this week (Tuesday 31 January) agreed council house rents and service charges for the next 12 months.
  • 27 Jan 2017
    Stevenage marks Holocaust Memorial Day
    Stevenage Mayor, Councillor John Lloyd CC was joined by people from across Stevenage yesterday to mark Holocaust Memorial Day at a special ceremony.
  • 16 Jan 2017
    Mayor invites you to Holocaust Memorial Day event
    Stevenage Mayor, Councillor John Lloyd CC is inviting people from across the town to attend a special ceremony to mark Holocaust Memorial Day on Thursday 26 January.
  • 10 Jan 2017
    Stevenage Borough Council in numbers
    An action-packed 12 months of celebrations, anniversaries, and milestones made 2016 a year to remember for Stevenage Borough Council and the town’s residents, businesses and visitors.
  • 10 Jan 2017
    Young people: Stevenage needs you!
    Stevenage Borough Council is on the hunt for young leaders and is urging those who want to have their say on local issues to attend a Youth Mayor information event on Wednesday 18 January.
  • 10 Jan 2017
    Stevenage’s local plan latest
    Stevenage Borough Council is encouraging people to come along to a series of sessions to hear about the progress of Stevenage’s local plan.
  • 09 Jan 2017
    Cllr Sherma Batson MBE DL
    Stevenage Borough Councillor and former Mayor Sherma Batson MBE DL sadly died yesterday (Sunday 8 January 2017). She was 59.
  • 13 Dec 2016
    Festive fun in Stevenage this Christmas
    Christmas is fast approaching and Stevenage Borough Council has a range of festive activities for people of all ages to enjoy this holiday season.
  • 07 Dec 2016
    Council prosecutes landlord without HMO license
    Stevenage Borough Council has prosecuted a landlord for failing to have a license for two houses in multiple occupation (HMO).
  • 05 Dec 2016
    Compete for Business Support Grants in Stevenage
    Stevenage Borough Council is supporting start-up or established businesses in the town by offering them the chance to compete for a grant worth £2,500.
  • 28 Nov 2016
    Stevenage supports Small Business Saturday
    Stevenage Borough Council is encouraging residents to support local businesses and take advantage of discounts, offers and giveaways at shops across the town at Small Business Saturday on Saturday 3 December.
  • 21 Nov 2016
    Council prosecutes noisy Stevenage neighbour
    Stevenage Borough Council has prosecuted a noisy neighbour who disturbed her street with loud music.
  • 21 Nov 2016
    Stevenage announces Pride Awards winners
    The winners of the 2016 Pride of Stevenage Awards were announced this evening at the Mayor’s Celebration of Stevenage event, held at the Forum Banqueting Suite. Nine winners were honoured and presented with trophies and prizes.
  • 11 Nov 2016
    Don’t miss Stevenage’s Christmas Lights Switch On
    Get into the Christmas spirit at Stevenage Borough Council’s Christmas Lights Switch On in the town centre on Thursday 24 November.
  • 09 Nov 2016
    Council grants Park Place application
    Stevenage Borough Council’s Planning and Development Committee yesterday approved plans for new housing and shops at Park Place as the town centre begins its modern transformation.
  • 08 Nov 2016
    Celebrate #OurDay in Stevenage
    Take a behind the scenes look at the hundreds of vital local services Stevenage Borough Council provides by following the #OurDay tweetathon on Tuesday 15 November.
  • 04 Nov 2016
    Children add the sparkle to Lights Switch On
    Children from play centres across Stevenage will make the town centre sparkle on Thursday 24 November at Stevenage Borough Council’s Christmas Lights Switch On.
  • 04 Nov 2016
    Stevenage remembers
    On Sunday 13 November, Deputy Lieutenant of Hertfordshire Sally Burton, Stevenage Mayor Cllr John Lloyd CC, Stephen McPartland MP, council members, representatives from the Royal British Legion and other dignitaries will gather at the Bowling Green, in the High Street for the Remembrance Sunday Parade and Service.
  • 02 Nov 2016
    Cllr Taylor wins Leader of the Year Award
    Stevenage Borough Council Leader Councillor Sharon Taylor has won the LGiU and CCLA C’llr Achievement Award for Leader of the Year.
  • 24 Oct 2016
    Feel ‘Proud’ at Christmas Lights Switch On
    Stevenage Borough Council is ‘Moving on Up’ this year as iconic singer Heather Small will make you ‘Proud’ to be from Stevenage on Thursday 24 November at the town centre Christmas Lights Switch On.
  • 18 Oct 2016
    Take a tour of 21st century Stevenage plans
    Stevenage residents and visitors can get a feel for the town’s vibrant future when Stevenage Borough Council shows off exciting town centre regeneration projects at a series of public exhibitions later this month.
  • 17 Oct 2016
    Find your perfect park with ParksHerts
    Stevenage Borough Council and eight other local authorities in Hertfordshire want people to have their say on the perfect park before launching a new web app called ParksHerts.
  • 17 Oct 2016
    Acts confirmed to Celebrate!!! 70 years of Stevenage
    Stevenage stars Gabrielle ‘Gabz’ Gardiner and Nathan Watson headline this year’s Celebrate!!! as the town marks 70 years of cultural diversity at The Gordon Craig Theatre on Saturday 29 October.
  • 14 Oct 2016
    Reach for the stars this half term
    Young people in Stevenage can take a trip back in time or reach for the stars as Stevenage Borough Council has a range of exciting activities on offer this half term.
  • 26 Sep 2016
    Fun Palaces to pop up in Stevenage
    Stevenage residents are invited to get arty and scientific when Stevenage Museum and play centres across the town transform into ‘Fun Palaces’ on Saturday 1 October.
  • 12 Sep 2016
    All the fun of the Charter Fair
    Traditional fairground stalls and rides will line the streets of the Old Town when Stevenage’s annual Charter Fair returns for a two-day visit on Thursday 22 September.
  • 09 Sep 2016
    More quality council homes on the way
    Stevenage Borough Council has commissioned four homes currently being built at Vincent Court, Fishers Green Road as part of its aim to provide high quality, affordable housing for Stevenage people.
  • 05 Sep 2016
    Heritage Open Weekend in Stevenage
    Discover more about Stevenage’s history and how people used to live in the town by coming along to Heritage Open Weekend.
  • 01 Sep 2016
    Summer success in Stevenage town centre
    Stevenage residents and visitors have enjoyed an eventful summer in the town centre as it hosted a wide range of popular and well-attended events and things show no signs of slowing down.
  • 30 Aug 2016
    Hospital parking headaches to ease
    New measures to address parking problems around Lister Hospital will come into effect from Monday 5 September. Stevenage Borough Council has introduced the measures in response to concerns from local residents and East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust.
  • 23 Aug 2016
    Stevenage Together launches Five Ways to Wellbeing
    Stevenage Together is hosting an event in the town centre on Thursday 8 September for residents to find out more about the Five Ways to Wellbeing, which are social, community, financial, mental, and physical factors.
  • 23 Aug 2016
    Day of Community Safety and Crime Prevention in Stevenage
    SoSafe, Stevenage’s Community Partnership, will be on hand in the town centre on Wednesday 31 August to talk about crime prevention methods including the introduction of the Public Space Protection Order (PSPO).
  • 18 Aug 2016
    Get your Pride of Stevenage nominations in now
    You have until Friday 26 August to nominate people who make a difference in our town for a Pride of Stevenage 2016 Award.
  • 12 Aug 2016
    Tenants move into first council-built homes since 1980s
    Stevenage people have today moved into the first new homes built by Stevenage Borough Council since the 1980s.
  • 04 Aug 2016
    Celebrations begin to mark 50 years of playwork in Stevenage
    Stevenage Borough Council has kicked off celebrations to mark 50 years of providing free play services in the town and is on the hunt for some of the play centres’ stars of the past.
  • 26 Jul 2016
    Residents go behind the scenes at Depot Day
    Stevenage Borough Council gave people a behind the scenes tour of its environmental services depot on Saturday so residents could see what happens to their recycling after it is collected.
  • 25 Jul 2016
    Stevenage parks among Britain’s best
    Three of Stevenage’s glorious green spaces have this year won Green Flag Awards, the national standard for quality parks.
  • 25 Jul 2016
    Celebrate!!! returns to Stevenage this October
    Celebrate!!! returns to The Gordon Craig Theatre on Saturday 29 October to mark 70 years of cultural diversity in Stevenage
  • 19 Jul 2016
    Summer fun for Stevenage youngsters
    Stevenage Borough Council has a range of fun activities to keep young people in the town entertained during the summer holidays.
  • 01 Jul 2016
    Stevenage Borough Council appoints new Strategic Director
    Stevenage Borough Council has appointed Thomas Pike as their new Strategic Director.
  • 27 Jun 2016
    Stevenage to mark Battle of the Somme centenary
    Stevenage Mayor, Councillor John Lloyd CC, will be joined by fellow councillors, representatives of the Royal British Legion and Stephen McPartland MP on Friday 1 July to remember those service people who lost their lives in the Battle of the Somme 100 years ago.
  • 22 Jun 2016
    Future fun and games for King George V Playing Fields
    Stevenage Borough Council is working in partnership with local sports groups to promote sport and leisure opportunities for residents in one of the town’s most popular parks.
  • 21 Jun 2016
    Family Fun at Fairlands Valley Park Open Day
    Families from across Stevenage enjoyed a wide range of activities, including sailing, model boating and fishing at this year’s Fairlands Valley Park Open Day on Saturday.
  • 14 Jun 2016
    Rain doesn’t dampen Stevenage Day 2016
    Thousands of people braved the rain showers on Sunday to enjoy a bumper line up of music, dance, entertainment and attractions at the 57th Stevenage Day.
  • 14 Jun 2016
    Armed Forces Day flag to fly in Stevenage
    Stevenage Mayor, Councillor John Lloyd CC, will be joined by fellow councillors, representatives of the Royal British Legion and local ex-service personnel to raise the Armed Forces Day flag at Daneshill House on Monday 20 June.
  • 07 Jun 2016
    Pearl Izumi Tour success in Stevenage
    Thousands of people lined the streets of Stevenage Old Town yesterday to watch some of the world’s best male and female cyclists compete in the Pearl Izumi Tour Series.
  • 06 Jun 2016
    Don’t miss Stevenage Day on Sunday
    Come along to Stevenage Day on Sunday 12 June for an extravaganza of music, dance, entertainment and attractions at the biggest event of its kind in Hertfordshire.
  • 06 Jun 2016
    Celebrate local heroes in Stevenage
    Nominations for the Pride of Stevenage Awards 2016 are now open for you to celebrate the achievements of Stevenage people who go the extra mile.
  • 01 Jun 2016
    Get set for the Pearl Izumi Tour
    As the men and women’s riders gear up for the Stevenage stage of the Pearl Izumi Tour, make sure you’re in the Old Town on Monday 6 June for an action-packed evening of entertainment.
  • 25 May 2016
    Stevenage’s youngest ever Youth Mayor announced
    Stevenage boasts one of the country’s youngest Mayors after 11-year-old Emma Chapman became the town’s new Youth Mayor yesterday evening.
  • 25 May 2016
    New Mayor of Stevenage
    The Mayor of Stevenage for 2016/17, Cllr John Lloyd, has taken office.
  • 23 May 2016
    Stevenage school children win Pearl Izumi design competition
    Amber Harris and George Francis from Peartree Spring Primary School will present their personally designed jerseys to the men and women’s winners of the Stevenage Pearl Izumi Tour stage.
  • 23 May 2016
    Half Term activities in Stevenage
    An African adventure and Ancient Egypt come to Stevenage this half term as Stevenage Borough Council puts on a range of cultural activities for young people to enjoy.
  • 20 May 2016
    Specialist Cars to support Stevenage Day
    With less than a month to go until Stevenage Day, Stevenage Mayor, Councillor Professor Howard Burrell MA, B.Mus. FRSA, Hon.FUH got behind the wheel to announce that Specialist Cars will support this year’s event.
  • 11 May 2016
    Pearl Izumi Tour circuit in Stevenage finalised
    World class cyclists will be whizzing around a circuit in the Old Town on Monday 6 June when Stevenage hosts a stage of the men and women’s Pearl Izumi Tour Series. This will be one of the last events for top cyclists ahead of this year’s Olympic Games in Rio.
  • 10 May 2016
    Book your spot for Stevenage Day
    Stevenage Day 2016 promises to be bigger and better than ever with more than 200 stalls and attractions on offer but there is still time for you to book your spot and be part of the 57th annual family fun day.
  • 06 May 2016
    Stevenage Borough Council Local Election Results
    The results of the Elections to Stevenage Borough Council held on Thursday 5 May are listed below. The overall turnout was 34.65%.
  • 27 Apr 2016
    Compost Day for Stevenage residents
    Stevenage families can get their hands dirty and collect some of the 10 tonnes of free compost Stevenage Borough Council and its partners are giving away at a Compost Day event on Saturday 7 May.
  • 27 Apr 2016
    Stevenage Walking Festival
    Stevenage Walking Festival, supported by Stevenage Borough Council, is giving local walkers the chance to get active and take advantage of more than 30 walks that are happening in the area from 7 to 15 May.
  • 15 Apr 2016
    One week to go before Queen’s birthday celebrations
    With only a week to go before Stevenage celebrates Her Majesty The Queen's 90th Birthday, people from the town are invited to attend a beacon lighting ceremony in the town square on Thursday 21 April.
  • 12 Apr 2016
    Design the Pearl Izumi stage winner’s jersey
    Creative young people in Stevenage can make their mark on the Pearl Izumi Tour series coming to town on Monday 6 June by designing the men and women’s stage winner’s jersey.
  • 05 Apr 2016
    Queen’s birthday beacon celebrations in Stevenage
    Stevenage people are invited to celebrate Her Majesty The Queen's 90th Birthday on Thursday 21 April by joining a beacon lighting ceremony in the Town Square.
  • 24 Mar 2016
    Easter excitement for young people in Stevenage
    A host of Easter treats is on offer for children and young people in the town as Stevenage Borough Council puts on a range of activities at our play centres, parks, and museum over the school holidays.
  • 14 Mar 2016
    Stevenage Day 2016 to ignite 70th anniversary celebrations
    Stevenage Mayor, Councillor Howard Burrell, sparked Stevenage Day 2016 into life alongside an African fire eater by announcing that this year’s event will take place on Sunday 12 June at King George V Pavilion.
  • 14 Mar 2016
    Stevenage flies the flag for Commonwealth Day
    Stevenage Mayor, Councillor Howard Burrell, was joined by fellow councillors, including Stevenage Borough Council leader, Councillor Sharon Taylor, representatives from the Royal British Legion, Stephen McPartland MP and local community groups to raise the Commonwealth flag at Daneshill House today.
  • 14 Mar 2016
    National Apprentice Week
    Stevenage Borough Council is celebrating the success of 10 candidates who completed their apprenticeship in 2015 as part of National Apprentice Week.
  • 10 Mar 2016
    Stevenage Borough Council adds to housing stock
    As part of Stevenage Borough Council’s commitment to providing affordable housing for the town’s residents, the council is in the process of buying five new properties in Kilner Close from Paradigm Housing Association.
  • 07 Mar 2016
    Council’s Play team win annual award
    Stevenage Borough Council’s Play team were crowned Development and Support winners at the Annual Playwork Awards on Tuesday 1 March.
  • 07 Mar 2016
    Stevenage cleans for The Queen
    School children from The Thomas Alleyne Academy joined forces with Stevenage Borough Council on Friday 4 March as part of the national Clean for The Queen tidy-up event to celebrate Her Majesty The Queen’s 90th birthday.
  • 04 Mar 2016
    Council crowns Business Support Grant winner
    Stevenage Borough Council has named Daymedia as the winner of its £2,500 Business Support Grant.
  • 29 Feb 2016
    Stevenage Museum to reopen in March
    Stevenage Museum will celebrate reopening its doors on Saturday 12 March after the repair work to the floor in the main lecture room was completed following the flood caused by heavy rain in July last year.
  • 26 Feb 2016
    Design a birthday card for The Queen
    The Mayor of Stevenage is inviting creative young people from the town to design a birthday card to wish Her Majesty The Queen a happy 90th birthday on Thursday 21 April.
  • 25 Feb 2016
    Stevenage councillors agree council tax for 2017
    Due to further Government funding cuts, Stevenage Borough Council has this evening announced an increase to its portion of the council tax for the first time since 2009.
  • 23 Feb 2016
    Council seeking reassurance over policing levels in Stevenage
    Stevenage Borough Council is looking for reassurance from the Hertfordshire Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) that the town will have the right policing levels despite a decrease in the policing precept.
  • 15 Feb 2016
    Be a Green Space Volunteer
    If you have a passion for the outdoors and want to help improve Stevenage’s green spaces and parks, then come along to the council offices on Saturday 5 March to hear how you can become a Green Space Volunteer.
  • 11 Feb 2016
    Love Stevenage this Valentine’s Day
    Stevenage Borough Council is spreading some love and affection for the town by promoting the anti-littering message in the Town Square this Valentine’s Day.
  • 09 Feb 2016
    Stevenage supported housing tenants will benefit from rent reduction
    Stevenage Borough Council is reassuring its supported housing tenants that they will benefit from the 1% rent reduction along with other tenants, in the face of the Government’s decision to exempt supported housing from the reduction.
  • 05 Feb 2016
    Be at one with nature in Stevenage this half term
    Nature-themed activities are on the agenda this February half term as Stevenage Borough Council puts on a range of exciting activities for young people to take part in.
  • 01 Feb 2016
    Compete for Business Support Grants in Stevenage
    Stevenage Borough Council is offering start-up or established businesses in the town the chance to compete for a grant worth £2,500.
  • 01 Feb 2016
    Register to vote
    Stevenage Borough Council is urging local residents not yet registered to vote, to take advantage of National Voter Registration Drive this week and go online now to register.
  • 29 Jan 2016
    Councillors agree Stevenage council house rent levels
    Stevenage councillors this week (Tuesday 26 January) agreed council house rents and service charges for the next 12 months.
  • 25 Jan 2016
    Are you the next Stevenage Youth Mayor?
    Stevenage Borough Council is calling on young leaders to attend a Youth Mayor information event on Wednesday 3 February to find out how they can have their say on local issues in the town.
  • 21 Jan 2016
    The Housing Enforcers returns to Stevenage
    BBC One daytime show, The Housing Enforcers, featuring Matt Allwright, has been back in Stevenage working alongside the council’s housing officers. The new series starts on BBC One next Monday 25 January.
  • 15 Jan 2016
    Mayor invites you to Holocaust Memorial Day event
    Stevenage Mayor, Councillor Professor Howard Burrell MA, B.Mus. FRSA, Hon.FUH is inviting people from across the town to attend a special ceremony to mark Holocaust Memorial Day on Wednesday 27 January.
  • 08 Jan 2016
    Stevenage Borough Council in numbers
    Another busy 12 months at Stevenage Borough Council has come and gone, with council staff providing many hundreds of services and activities for residents, businesses and visitors to Stevenage.
  • 06 Jan 2016
    Have your say on local plan for Stevenage
    Stevenage Borough Council has begun a six-week public consultation process on proposals for the town’s future as part of Stevenage’s local plan.
  • 04 Jan 2016
    Refurbished play area opens in Town Centre
    Stevenage Borough Council got into the swing of the New Year by opening a newly refurbished play area in the Town Centre on Monday 4 January.
  • 29 Dec 2015
    Recycle your unwanted Christmas presents in Stevenage
    Stevenage Borough Council is inviting residents to recycle even more at the start of next year by bringing their unwanted Christmas presents along to a recycling and reuse event on Wednesday 6 January.
  • 21 Dec 2015
    Council takes back keys in succession case
    Stevenage Borough Council has today taken back a council house after a resident falsely claimed to be living at the property.
  • 18 Dec 2015
    Christmas parties in full swing at sheltered schemes
    Stevenage has swung into the festive spirit this week by holding a number of Christmas parties for residents at sheltered housing schemes.
  • 18 Dec 2015
    Council grants Christmas wishes
    Stevenage groups will be having special Christmas celebrations this festive season thanks to funding from Stevenage councillors’ Local Community Budgets.
  • 17 Dec 2015
    Healthy Hub launched in Stevenage
    Stevenage Borough Council celebrated the launch of Healthy Hub Stevenage on Monday 14 December. The Hub is a one-stop shop that provides information, advice and support to improve the health and wellbeing of the community and is based at the Stevenage Arts and Leisure Centre.
  • 14 Dec 2015
    Winners of Good Neighbour Awards announced
    Stevenage Borough Council recognised the achievements of people who have transformed their lives for the better at The Good Neighbour Awards ceremony on Friday 11 December.
  • 11 Dec 2015
    Festive fun and games in Stevenage this Christmas
    Christmas is fast approaching and Stevenage Borough Council has a range of festive activities for young people to take part in this holiday season.
  • 11 Dec 2015
    Get crafty this Christmas in the Town Centre Gardens
    Get crafty and play games in Stevenage this festive season when the Town Centre Gardens hosts a Christmas event on Wednesday 23 December from 11am to 3pm.
  • 27 Nov 2015
    Stevenage is supporting Small Business Saturday
    Stevenage Borough Council is encouraging residents to support local businesses in the town by visiting the Small Business Saturday event taking place in the Town Square on Saturday 5 December.
  • 23 Nov 2015
    Stevenage invites local people to find out more about plans to welcome Syrian refugees
    Stevenage Borough Council and several of its partner organisations are inviting local people and organisations to a public event where we will share plans to support some of those people currently in refugee camps in Syria, Lebanon, Iraq and Turkey after they were forced to flee their homes to avoid conflict in Syria.
  • 16 Nov 2015
    Stevenage to celebrate local government by taking part in OurDay
    From planning and play schemes to refuse and recycling, the hundreds of vital local services of a council will be brought to life in 140 characters when Stevenage Borough Council takes part in a tweetathon on Wednesday 18 November.
  • 13 Nov 2015
    Couple prosecuted for tenancy fraud
    Stevenage Borough Council has today prosecuted a couple for tenancy fraud after they provided false information on their housing application which led to them being unfairly allocated a large council house.
  • 13 Nov 2015
    Check out food hygiene ratings in Stevenage this Christmas
    Planning a Christmas meal out with family, friends or work colleagues can be a challenge but before you book one of our local restaurants or order your takeaway, visit Stevenage Borough Council’s website to check the food hygiene rating.
  • 09 Nov 2015
    Stevenage Residents’ Survey findings revealed
    More than three quarters of Stevenage residents are happy living in the local area, the findings of Stevenage Borough Council’s Residents’ Survey have revealed.
  • 30 Oct 2015
    Youth Mayor set to launch Souls of Stevenage photo campaign
    Stevenage Youth Mayor Yvan Tiako is urging the town to snap and share with the launch of the Souls of Stevenage photographic campaign.
  • 30 Oct 2015
    Stevenage remembers
    On Sunday 8 November, Stevenage Mayor Cllr Howard Burrell, Stephen McPartland MP, council members, representatives from the Royal British Legion and other dignitaries will gather at the Bowling Green, in the High Street for the Remembrance Sunday Parade and Service.
  • 27 Oct 2015
    Stevenage Freeman and former councillor dies
    Stevenage Borough Council is sad to learn of the death of Freeman and former Councillor Hilda Lawrence on Friday 23 October at the age of 86.
  • 16 Oct 2015
    Action-packed activities this half term
    Half-term holidays are on the horizon and Stevenage Borough Council has a range of exciting activities for young people to take part in this autumn.
  • 08 Oct 2015
    Stevenage youngsters call for more work experience
    Young people in Stevenage would like more opportunities to take part in work experience placements, the findings of the Stevenage Youth Council WE4YOU work experience campaign have revealed.
  • 30 Sep 2015
    Former Stevenage Borough Councillor dies
    Stevenage Borough Council is sad to learn of the death of former Councillor Robert (Bob) A Clark on Friday 25 September at the age of 85.
  • 28 Sep 2015
    Council tenant evicted in fraud case
    Stevenage Borough Council has evicted a tenant after discovering evidence a council home was being sublet fraudulently.
  • 28 Sep 2015
    Youth Council to reveal WE4YOU findings
    Stevenage Youth Council is encouraging young people in the town to come to a council meeting on 7 October when the findings of the WE4YOU work experience campaign will be announced.
  • 28 Sep 2015
    Celebrate Older People’s Day in Stevenage
    Music and dance will descend on the Town Square when Stevenage Borough Council, together with the Older People’s Network, celebrate National Older People’s Day on Wednesday 7 October.
  • 17 Sep 2015
    Senior appointments at Stevenage Borough Council
    Stevenage Borough council has appointed Ash Ahmed as Assistant Director for Housing Development and Zayd Al-Jawad as Head of Planning and Engineering.
  • 16 Sep 2015
    Charter Fair fun returns to Stevenage
    Stevenage’s annual Charter Fair returns to the town for a two-day visit on Tuesday 22 September.
  • 09 Sep 2015
    Heritage Open Weekend in Stevenage
    Come and find out more about how people used to live in Stevenage during Heritage Open Weekend this month.
  • 08 Sep 2015
    Seal of approval for council’s ASB service
    Stevenage Borough Council’s Anti-Social Behaviour (ASB) team has been accredited by HouseMark for the service that it provides to the residents of Stevenage.
  • 17 Aug 2015
    Stevenage marks VJ Day with commemorative service
  • 03 Aug 2015
    Stevenage’s new skatepark opens this weekend
    Professional and amateur skaters will take to their wheels at Hampson Park this Saturday after the Mayor of Stevenage officially opens the new skatepark.
  • 28 Jul 2015
    Stevenage parks among Britain’s best
    Three of Stevenage’s glorious green spaces have this year won Green Flag Awards, the national standard for quality parks.
  • 23 Jul 2015
    David Kissane honoured for his service to Stevenage
    Yesterday evening (22 July), Stevenage Council voted to give former councillor David Kissane the title of Honorary Alderman.
  • 15 Jul 2015
    Fantastic new play area opens for business
    Delighted youngsters joined Stevenage’s Deputy Mayor Cllr John Lloyd and Mayoress, Cllr Joan Lloyd, to open a new play area at Ridlins Playing Fields last week, just in time for the summer holidays.
  • 13 Jul 2015
    Work gets underway on new Stevenage council houses
    Cllr Ann Webb, Stevenage Borough Council’s Executive Member for Housing, today kickstarted construction work on 30 new council homes, the first to be built in the town since the 1980s.
  • 08 Jul 2015
    Council proposes plans to beat hospital parking headaches
    Stevenage Borough Council is asking people who live close to the Lister Hospital for their opinions on proposals to address dangerous and inconsiderate parking in the area.
  • 29 Jun 2015
    Family Fun Day at Town Centre Gardens
    Come along to the Town Centre Gardens on Sunday 5 July for a fun filled day out for the whole family. From 12noon to 4pm, you can enjoy the park and take part in a host of activities, a dog show, meeting local community organisations and train rides through the park.
  • 22 Jun 2015
    Stevenage flies the flag for Armed Forces Day
    On Friday 26 June the Mayor of Stevenage, Cllr Howard Burrell will be joining representatives of the Royal British Legion and local ex-service personnel to raise the Armed Forces Day flag at Daneshill House.
  • 20 Jun 2015
    Successful Women’s Tour finish in Stevenage
    Thousands of people lined the streets of Stevenage today to watch some of the best female cyclists in the world compete to finish the fourth stage of the Aviva Women’s Tour 2015.
  • 19 Jun 2015
    Family Fun at Fairlands Valley Park Open Day
    Now in its fifth year, the Fairlands Valley Park Open Day is back on Sunday 28 June giving Stevenage residents a taste of some of the wide range of activities the park has to offer, including sailing, model boating and fishing.
  • 16 Jun 2015
    Hate crime awareness week
    Members of the police, local community and voluntary groups joined council staff for a hate crime seminar today, as part of Hate Crime Awareness Week. Attendees had a chance to learn more about different types of hate crime and how they affect individuals and groups, including disability and transphobic, while also learning the difference between hate crime and anti-social behaviour.
  • 16 Jun 2015
    Stevenage schoolboy wins Women’s Tour design competition
    Almond Hill Primary School pupil, Theo Thompson, will this Saturday present his personally designed jersey to the Stage 4 winner of the Aviva Women’s Tour in Stevenage.
  • 15 Jun 2015
    Have your say on housing numbers in Stevenage
    Stevenage Borough Council is asking local residents for their views on the number of houses built in the town in the future.
  • 15 Jun 2015
    Women’s Tour countdown
    With only a few days to go until the stage four finish of the Aviva Women’s Tour in Stevenage make a date to visit the Old Town on Saturday 20 June for a fun filled family day out.
  • 15 Jun 2015
    Another successful Stevenage Day
    Thousands of people visited King George V Playing Fields on Sunday for the 56th Stevenage Day. It’s one of the county’s biggest free events and this year families were entertained by local talent on the music stages, dancers and drummers in the main arena and got to enjoy a host of games and rides throughout the park.
  • 15 Jun 2015
    Help us celebrate our local heroes
    Nominations for the Pride of Stevenage Awards 2015, promoted by SoStevenage, are now open.
  • 05 Jun 2015
    Stevenage Mayor welcomes Women’s Tour cyclist
    Stevenage Mayor Cllr Howard Burrell today joined some young enthusiasts to welcome professional cyclist Katie Archibald to the town ahead of the Women’s Tour stage finish in the High Street on Saturday 20 June.
  • 04 Jun 2015
    Don’t miss Stevenage Day on Sunday 14 June
    Sunday 14 June is Stevenage Day. Come along to meet hundreds of local community groups, businesses and charities, watch live music across two stages and be entertained by the acts in the main arena.
  • 02 Jun 2015
    Work begins on new skate park at Hampson Park
    Stevenage Borough Council Leader, Cllr Sharon Taylor, and Cllr Richard Henry, Executive Member for Children, Young People and Leisure, today visited Hampson Park to watch building work start on the new skate park.
  • 02 Jun 2015
    Mayor raises £13,200 for local charities
    Councillor Sherma Batson MBE, the Mayor of Stevenage for 2014/15, raised more than £13,200 for local charities during her year in office.
  • 01 Jun 2015
    Spruce up Shephalbury Park
    Come and lend a hand to shape up Shephalbury Park and enjoy an afternoon of face painting and giant games at the BIG Shephalbury Park Day on Sunday 7 June.
  • 28 May 2015
    New Mayor of Stevenage
    The Mayor of Stevenage for 2015/16, Councillor Howard Burrell has taken office.
  • 27 May 2015
    Stevenage Youth Mayor announced
    The fourth Youth Mayor for Stevenage was inaugurated at last night’s Annual Council. Nineteen-year-old Yvan Tiako has been elected by the young people of Stevenage to represent them for the next 12 months.
  • 27 May 2015
    Stevenage Borough Council names new Executive
    At Annual Council last night, the appointment of Leader of Stevenage Borough Council, the Deputy Leader and Executive Members were announced.
  • 22 May 2015
    Council evicts tenants for anti-social behaviour
    Stevenage Borough Council has evicted two tenants for persistent anti-social behaviour and complaints of drug use, after both homes had Closure Orders granted on them following complaints from neighbours and an investigation by the Police.
  • 19 May 2015
    Half term activities in Stevenage
    This half term Stevenage Borough Council is offering children lots of fun activities to keep them entertained, including Picasso inspired art sessions, nature events in our parks and games at our play centres.
  • 18 May 2015
    Acts confirmed for Stevenage Day
    With less than a month to go until Stevenage Day 2015, the line-up is taking shape and it promises to be another fun filled day out for the whole family. There are dancers and drummers in the main arena, live music across two stages and stalls throughout the site so the crowds are in for a treat this year.
  • 12 May 2015
    Wild Woods Day in Stevenage
    Stevenage Borough Council is offering families the chance to learn more about the local woodland, take part in pond dipping and den building and join in nature walks and treasure hunts in a fun filled day out on Saturday 16 May.
  • 06 May 2015
    Women’s Tour competition
    To celebrate the Stage 4 finish of the Women’s Tour in the town, Stevenage Borough Council is offering school children the chance to get creative and design the stage winner’s jersey.
  • 01 May 2015
    Stevenage is celebrating VE Day
    The Mayor of Stevenage, Councillor Sherma Batson MBE, will be joining representatives of the Royal British Legion, fellow councillors and local community groups on Friday 8 May to mark the 70th anniversary of VE Day with a two minute silence.
  • 29 Apr 2015
    BBC One daytime show, The Housing Enforcers, heads back to Stevenage
    Stevenage Borough Council staff and their customers are back on BBC daytime TV next week when The Housing Enforcers, featuring Matt Allwright, returns for a second series.
  • 27 Apr 2015
    Stevenage Walking Festival
    Stevenage Walking Festival is back for the third year running. The festival, which is supported by Stevenage Borough Council, is giving local walkers the chance to don their boots and take advantage of more than 30 walks that are happening in the area from 2 to 10 May.
  • 27 Apr 2015
    Compost Day for Stevenage residents
    Stevenage Borough Council is offering you the opportunity to get your hands dirty planting sunflowers, making ‘rot pots’ and collecting free compost at our Compost Day event on Saturday 9 May.
  • 21 Apr 2015
    Stevenage springs into nature
    Around 300 people took part in our ‘Spring into Nature’ event in Fairlands Valley Park, which offered people the chance to learn more about bees, butterflies and nature in Stevenage, and take part in art and craft activities.
  • 20 Apr 2015
    Council prosecutes residents for benefit fraud
    Stevenage Borough Council has successfully prosecuted Alexandra Satchell of Sloan Court and Scott Turner of Bandley Rise for benefit fraud.
  • 13 Apr 2015
    ‘Egg-cellent’ fun in the Town Centre Gardens
    More than 500 children and their families took part in the ‘egg-stremely’ popular Easter ‘egg-stravaganza’ in the Town Centre Gardens on Wednesday 8 April.
  • 13 Apr 2015
    Women’s Tour route through Stevenage finalised
    World class cyclists on the Women’s Tour will pass houses, parks, shops and some of Stevenage’s historical landmarks before their stage finish in the High Street on Saturday 20 June.
  • 26 Mar 2015
    ‘Egg-cellent’ family fun in Stevenage for the Easter Holidays
    Stevenage Borough Council’s Easter ‘egg-stravaganza’ offers children and young people in the town a host of fun activities in our parks, play centres and local museum.
  • 20 Mar 2015
    Volunteers give makeover to council’s allotment
    A group of 16 to 25 year old volunteers have been rolling up their sleeves, getting their hands dirty and developing their green finger skills at one of Stevenage Borough Council’s allotment plots.
  • 20 Mar 2015
    Stevenage Borough Council welcomes new tenants
    As part of Stevenage Borough Council’s commitment to providing affordable housing for the town’s residents, the council is in the process of buying 14 properties in Fresson Road from Moat, a housing association operating across the South East
  • 17 Mar 2015
    Stevenage bin lorry gets a redesign
    One of Stevenage Borough Council’s bin lorries is looking a little different thanks to Martins Wood Primary School pupil, Ryan and his winning design for a poster encouraging people to pick up after their dogs.
  • 11 Mar 2015
    Hampson Park skate park designs unveiled
    Following consultation with the town’s young residents and skate users, Stevenage Borough Council is pleased to unveil plans for the new skate park at Hampson Park.
  • 10 Mar 2015
    National Apprentice Week
    Since Stevenage Borough Council launched its apprenticeship scheme three years ago, 18 apprentices have joined the Housing Management and Property Repairs, Business Improvement, Sports and Leisure, Customer Service and Environmental Services teams.
  • 09 Mar 2015
    Celebrate your Manor this St George’s Day
    Councillor Sherma Batson MBE, Mayor of Stevenage and the Coptic Orthodox Church Centre are inviting residents to a special open day on Sunday 26 April to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Shephalbury Manor.
  • 09 Mar 2015
    Stevenage flies the flag for Commonwealth Day
    Stevenage Mayor, Councillor Sherma Batson MBE, was joined by fellow councillors, including Stevenage Borough Council leader, Councillor Sharon Taylor, representatives from the Royal British Legion, Stephen McPartland MP and local community groups to raise the Commonwealth flag at Daneshill House today.
  • 04 Mar 2015
    Still time to get So Active in Bedwell
    Following the launch of So Active in October last year more than 250 people have taken advantage of the free activities in Bedwell, which have been put on by Stevenage Borough Council and its sporting partners.
  • 26 Feb 2015
    Stevenage Borough Council appoints new Chief Executive
    Stevenage Borough Councillors this evening confirmed the appointment of Scott Crudgington as the council’s new Chief Executive. He will take up the post on 1 June 2015 following the retirement of the current Chief Executive, Nick Parry.
  • 26 Feb 2015
    Stevenage councillors agree council tax freeze
    Stevenage Borough Council has this evening announced a freeze in its portion of the council tax. This is the sixth consecutive year that the Stevenage element of the council tax has been frozen.
  • 19 Feb 2015
    Councillors recommend council tax freeze for Stevenage
    Councillors on Stevenage Borough Council’s Executive are recommending a freeze in the Stevenage Borough Council portion of the council tax for the sixth year running.
  • 13 Feb 2015
    Be a Green Space Volunteer
    If you enjoy the outdoors and want to help improve your town’s green spaces and parks, then come along to the council offices on Saturday 28 February to hear how you can become a Green Space Volunteer.
  • 10 Feb 2015
    Stevenage Day 2015 announced
    Today Stevenage Mayor Councillor Sherma Batson donned her wellies and joined animals from Courtlands Riding Stables in Todds Green to announce that this year’s Stevenage Day is on Sunday 14 June
  • 09 Feb 2015
    Entertain the children this half-term
    This half term, Stevenage Borough Council has a range of activities on offer for children. From Georgian themed fun at Stevenage Museum to birds nest making in St Nicholas Park, there is something for everyone.
  • 09 Feb 2015
    Love Stevenage this Valentine’s Day
    Pupils from Martins Wood Primary School are spreading the Love Stevenage message for Valentine’s Day.
  • 04 Feb 2015
    Stevenage Youth Mayor information session
    Stevenage Borough Council is inviting budding young leaders to find out how to have their say on local issues at an information event taking place on Wednesday 11 February between 5 and 7pm
  • 04 Feb 2015
    Stevenage Borough Council invests in its Revenues and Benefits service
    Stevenage Borough Council is investing more than £440,000 over the next two financial years in its Revenues and Benefits service, which is shared with East Herts Council.
  • 02 Feb 2015
    Register to vote today
    Stevenage and North Herts councils are encouraging local residents not yet registered to vote to take advantage of National Voter Registration Day on 5 February and go online now to register.
  • 29 Jan 2015
    Councillors vote on lowest rent rise for five years
    Stevenage councillors voted to keep council house rent increase to a minimum at last night’s full council meeting (Wednesday 28 January).
  • 28 Jan 2015
    Stevenage shines a light on Holocaust Memorial Day
    People from across Stevenage joined Stevenage Mayor, Cllr Sherma Batson, at a special ceremony to mark Holocaust Memorial Day yesterday.
  • 23 Jan 2015
    Famous Stevenage faces unveiled
    A host of famous faces from the worlds of theatre, film, art and literature past and present are gracing the walkway through Stevenage Arts and Leisure Centre, complementing their sporting counterparts whose pictures were unveiled in November.
  • 23 Jan 2015
    Arts and crafts classes at Stevenage Museum
    Stevenage Museum is offering arts and crafts enthusiasts a chance to develop their skills with a series of classes for children and young adults.
  • 20 Jan 2015
    Broxbourne and Stevenage to host penultimate stage of Friends Life Women’s Tour
    The Friends Life Women’s Tour will return to Hertfordshire this summer, for the penultimate day of action as Stage Four heads from Waltham Cross to Stevenage on Saturday 20 June.
  • 15 Jan 2015
    New rates arrangement creates further investment in Stevenage
    Stevenage Borough Council has joined other Hertfordshire councils to form a Business Rates Pool, which will provide additional funds to invest in the town.
  • 14 Jan 2015
    New scheme for council housing in Stevenage
    Stevenage Borough Council is changing the way it allocates council housing, and will now give priority to people who have lived or worked in Stevenage for at least five years.
  • 09 Jan 2015
    Stevenage Borough Council in numbers
    2014 was an eventful year for Stevenage Borough Council. From sowing millions of poppy seeds in the town to celebrating 30 sporting heroes, council staff provided many services and activities for residents, businesses and visitors to Stevenage.
  • 29 Dec 2014
    Recycle even more with Stevenage Borough Council
    Stevenage Borough Council is encouraging residents to recycle even more this year by bringing their unwanted Christmas presents along to a series of recycling and reuse events in January.