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EAST HERTFORDSHIRE is a local government district in Hertfordshire
Hertfordshire
, England
England
. Its council has offices in Bishop\'s Stortford and Hertford (Hertfordshire's traditional county town ).

The other main towns in the district are Ware (on the River Lea
River Lea
), Buntingford
Buntingford
(on the River Rib ), and Sawbridgeworth
Sawbridgeworth
(on the River Stort ). Of these five major towns, all except Buntingford
Buntingford
fall within the parliamentary constituency of Hertford
Hertford
and Stortford . Buntingford is part of the North East Hertfordshire
Hertfordshire
constituency.

East Herts, as its council is officially known, is bordered by North Hertfordshire
Hertfordshire
, Stevenage
Stevenage
, Welwyn Hatfield
Welwyn Hatfield
, and Broxbourne
Broxbourne
in Hertfordshire, and by Epping Forest , Harlow
Harlow
, and Uttlesford
Uttlesford
in Essex .

The district was formed on 1 April 1974, as a merger of the municipal borough of Hertford
Hertford
with Bishop\'s Stortford , Sawbridgeworth
Sawbridgeworth
and Ware urban districts , and Braughing Rural District , Ware Rural District and part of Hertford
Hertford
Rural District . By area it is the largest of the ten local government districts in Hertfordshire.

In the 2006 edition of the Channel 4
Channel 4
"Best and Worst Places to Live in the UK", East Hertfordshire
Hertfordshire
was rated the seventh best district to live in. In 2012 Halifax voted East Herts the 9th best place to live.

CONTENTS

* 1 Transport * 2 Employment * 3 Parishes * 4 Footnotes

TRANSPORT

The district contains only one motorway - a small stretch of the M11 at Bishop's Stortford. The major roads within the district include:

A10 - (north-south) from London to Cambridge: enters after Hoddesdon , Hertfordshire, leaves before Royston dualled.

A414 - (WSW-ENE) from Welwyn
Welwyn
to Harlow, through Hertford, where it forms the Hertford
Hertford
by-pass.

A602 - (SE-NW), connecting at A10 at Ware with the A1(M) at Stevenage.

A120 - (west-east) connecting the A10 at Standon with the M11 at Bishop's Stortford.

None of the above roads are classified as trunk roads . Therefore, they are maintained by Hertfordshire
Hertfordshire
County Council while responsibility for the M11 rests with the Highways Agency
Highways Agency
.

Stansted Airport
Stansted Airport
is just beyond the edge of the district near Bishop's Stortford, but officially sits within Uttlesford
Uttlesford
district in neighbouring Essex. Many of the district's towns have rail services into London at King\'s Cross , Moorgate , and Liverpool Street .

EMPLOYMENT

The district's biggest employer is the pharmaceutical company GlaxoSmithKline
GlaxoSmithKline
, which has a research and manufacturing centre in Ware . The company also has large offices in neighbouring Stevenage and Harlow
Harlow
.

PARISHES

The district is entirely parished. See List of civil parishes in Hertfordshire
Hertfordshire
.

FOOTNOTES

* ^ Hart in Hampshire remains UK\'s most desirable place

* v * t * e

Ceremonial county of Hertfordshire
Hertfordshire

Hertfordshire
Hertfordshire
Portal
Portal

BOROUGHS OR DISTRICTS

* Borough of Broxbourne
Broxbourne
* Borough of Dacorum
Dacorum
* District of East Hertfordshire * Borough of Hertsmere * District of North Hertfordshire
Hertfordshire
* City and District of St Albans
St Albans
* Borough of Stevenage
Stevenage
* District of Three Rivers * Borough of Watford
Watford
* Borough of Welwyn Hatfield
Welwyn Hatfield

MAJOR SETTLEMENTS

* Baldock
Baldock
* Berkhamsted
Berkhamsted
* Bishop\'s Stortford * Borehamwood
Borehamwood
* Broxbourne
Broxbourne
* Buntingford
Buntingford
* Bushey
Bushey
* Cheshunt * Harpenden
Harpenden
* Hatfield * Hemel Hempstead
Hemel Hempstead
* Hertford
Hertford
* Hitchin
Hitchin
* Hoddesdon
Hoddesdon
* Letchworth
Letchworth
* Potters Bar
Potters Bar
* Rickmansworth * Royston * Sawbridgeworth
Sawbridgeworth
* ST ALBANS * Stevenage
Stevenage
* Tring
Tring
* Waltham Cross
Waltham Cross
* Ware * Watford
Watford

* Welwyn Garden City
Welwyn Garden City
See also: LIST OF CIVIL PARISHES IN HERTFORDSHIRE

TOPICS

* Hertfordshire
Hertfordshire
County Council

* Elections

* Flag * Parliamentary constituencies * European Parliament constituency * Boundary changes * Places * Settlements by population * Lost settlements * SSSIs * Grade I listed buildings * Grade II* listed buildings * History * Lord Lieutenants * High Sheriffs * Schools * Museums * Windmills * King George V Playing Fields

* v * t * e

Districts of the East of England
England

BEDFORDSHIRE

* Bedford * Central Bedfordshire
Bedfordshire
* Luton
Luton

CAMBRIDGESHIRE

* Cambridge
Cambridge
* East Cambridgeshire
Cambridgeshire
* Fenland
Fenland
* Huntingdonshire
Huntingdonshire
* Peterborough
Peterborough
* South Cambridgeshire
Cambridgeshire

ESSEX

* Basildon * Braintree * Brentwood * Castle Point
Castle Point
* Chelmsford * Colchester * Epping Forest * Harlow
Harlow
* Maldon * Rochford * Southend-on-Sea
Southend-on-Sea
* Tendring
Tendring
* Thurrock
Thurrock
* Uttlesford
Uttlesford

HERTFORDSHIRE

* Broxbourne
Broxbourne
* Dacorum
Dacorum
* East Hertfordshire * Hertsmere * North Hertfordshire
Hertfordshire
* St Albans
St Albans
* Stevenage
Stevenage
* Three Rivers * Watford
Watford
* Welwyn Hatfield
Welwyn Hatfield

NORFOLK

* Breckland * Broadland
Broadland
* Great Yarmouth * King\'s Lynn and West Norfolk
Norfolk
* North Norfolk
Norfolk
* Norwich
Norwich
* South Norfolk
Norfolk

SUFFOLK

* Babergh * Forest Heath
Forest Heath
* Ipswich
Ipswich
* Mid Suffolk
Suffolk
* St Edmundsbury
St Edmundsbury
* Suffolk
Suffolk
Coastal * Waveney
Waveney

* v * t * e

Civil parishes of Hertfordshire
Hertfordshire

BROXBOURNE

UNPARISHED AREAS

* Cheshunt * Hoddesdon
Hoddesdon

DACORUM

PARISHES

* Aldbury * Berkhamsted
Berkhamsted
* Bovingdon
Bovingdon
* Chipperfield * Flamstead * Flaunden * Great Gaddesden * Kings Langley
Kings Langley
* Little Gaddesden
Little Gaddesden
* Markyate * Nash Mills * Nettleden with Potten End * Northchurch
Northchurch
* Tring
Tring
* Tring
Tring
Rural * Wigginton

UNPARISHED AREAS

* Hemel Hempstead
Hemel Hempstead

EAST HERTFORDSHIRE

* Albury * Anstey * Ardeley
Ardeley
* Aspenden * Aston * Bayford * Bengeo Rural * Benington * Bishop\'s Stortford * Bramfield * Braughing
Braughing
* Brent Pelham
Brent Pelham
and Meesden * Brickendon Liberty * Buckland and Chipping * Buntingford
Buntingford
* Cottered
Cottered
* Datchworth
Datchworth
* Eastwick and Gilston * Furneux Pelham
Furneux Pelham
* Great Amwell * Great Munden
Great Munden
* Hertford
Hertford
* Hertford
Hertford
Heath * Hertingfordbury * High Wych * Hormead * Hunsdon
Hunsdon
* Little Berkhamsted
Berkhamsted
* Little Hadham
Little Hadham
* Little Munden * Much Hadham
Much Hadham
* Sawbridgeworth
Sawbridgeworth
* Standon * Stanstead Abbots * Stanstead St Margarets
Stanstead St Margarets
* Stapleford * Stocking Pelham
Stocking Pelham
* Tewin
Tewin
* Thorley * Thundridge * Walkern
Walkern
* Ware * Wareside * Watton-at-Stone
Watton-at-Stone
* Westmill * Widford * Wyddial
Wyddial

HERTSMERE

PARISHES

* Aldenham
Aldenham
* Elstree and Borehamwood
Borehamwood
* Ridge * Shenley * South Mimms
South Mimms

UNPARISHED AREAS

* Bushey
Bushey
* Potters Bar
Potters Bar

NORTH HERTFORDSHIRE

PARISHES

* Ashwell * Barkway
Barkway
* Barley * Bygrave * Caldecote and Newnham * Clothall and Luffenhall * Codicote
Codicote
* Graveley * Great Ashby * Hexton
Hexton
* Hinxworth * Holwell * Ickleford * Kelshall
Kelshall
* Kimpton * King\'s Walden * Knebworth
Knebworth
* Langley * Lilley * Nuthampstead
Nuthampstead
* Offley * Pirton * Preston * Radwell * Reed * Royston * Rushden and Wallington * Sandon * St Ippolyts * St Paul\'s Walden * Therfield
Therfield
* Weston * Wymondley

UNPARISHED AREAS

* Baldock
Baldock
* Hitchin
Hitchin
* Letchworth
Letchworth
Garden City

ST ALBANS

PARISHES

* Colney Heath
Colney Heath
* Harpenden
Harpenden
* Harpenden
Harpenden
Rural * London Colney
London Colney
* Redbourn
Redbourn
* Sandridge * St Michael * St Stephen * Wheathampstead

UNPARISHED AREAS

* St Albans
St Albans

THREE RIVERS

PARISHES

* Abbots Langley
Abbots Langley
* Chorleywood
Chorleywood
* Croxley Green * Sarratt
Sarratt
* Watford
Watford
Rural

UNPARISHED AREAS

* Rickmansworth

WELWYN HATFIELD

PARISHES

* Ayot St Lawrence
Ayot St Lawrence
* Ayot St Peter * Essendon * Hatfield * North Mymms
North Mymms
* Northaw and Cuffley * Welwyn
Welwyn
* Woolmer Green
Woolmer Green

UNPARISHED AREAS

* Welwyn Garden City
Welwyn Garden City

UNPARISHED BOROUGHS

* Stevenage
Stevenage
* Watford
Watford

SEE ALSO

* List of places in Hertfordshire
Hertfordshire

Coordinates : 51°54′N 00°00′W / 51.900°N -0.000°E / 51.900; -0.000

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