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East Hertfordshire
Hertfordshire
is a local government district in Hertfordshire, England. Its council has offices in Bishop's Stortford
Bishop's Stortford
and Hertford (Hertfordshire's traditional county town). The other main towns in the district are Ware (on the 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, Stevenage, Welwyn
Welwyn
Hatfield, and Broxbourne
Broxbourne
in Hertfordshire, and by Epping Forest, 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
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.[1]

Contents

1 Transport 2 Employment 3 Parishes 4 Footnotes

Transport[edit] 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. 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[edit] The district's biggest employer is the pharmaceutical company GlaxoSmithKline, which has a research and manufacturing centre in Ware. The company also has large offices in neighbouring Stevenage
Stevenage
and Harlow. Parishes[edit] The district is entirely parished. See List of civil parishes in Hertfordshire. Footnotes[edit]

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Ceremonial county of Hertfordshire

Hertfordshire
Hertfordshire
Portal

Boroughs or districts

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

Major settlements

Baldock Berkhamsted Bishop's Stortford Borehamwood Broxbourne Buntingford Bushey Cheshunt Harpenden Hatfield Hemel Hempstead Hertford Hitchin Hoddesdon Letchworth Potters Bar Rickmansworth Royston Sawbridgeworth St Albans Stevenage Tring Waltham Cross Ware Watford Welwyn
Welwyn
Garden City See also: List of civil parishes in Hertfordshire

Topics

Hertfordshire
Hertfordshire
County Council

Elections

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Districts of the East of England

Bedfordshire

Bedford Central Bedfordshire Luton

Cambridgeshire

Cambridge East Cambridgeshire Fenland Huntingdonshire Peterborough South Cambridgeshire

Essex

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

Hertfordshire

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

Norfolk

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

Suffolk

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

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Civil parishes of Hertfordshire

Broxbourne

Unparished areas

Cheshunt Hoddesdon

Dacorum

Parishes

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

Unparished areas

Hemel Hempstead

East Hertfordshire

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

Hertsmere

Parishes

Aldenham Elstree and Borehamwood Ridge Shenley South Mimms

Unparished areas

Bushey Potters Bar

North Hertfordshire

Parishes

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

Unparished areas

Baldock Hitchin Letchworth
Letchworth
Garden City

St Albans

Parishes

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

Unparished areas

St Albans

Three Rivers

Parishes

Abbots Langley Chorleywood Croxley Green Sarratt Watford
Watford
Rural

Unparished areas

Rickmansworth

Welwyn
Welwyn
Hatfield

Parishes

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

Unparished areas

Welwyn
Welwyn
Garden City

Unparished boroughs

Stevenage Watford

See also

List of places in Hertfordshire

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

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