About Us

The Green Party is growing fast. We now represent people in Westminster and in a record number of local councils, as well as in the London Assembly.

Here in East Hertfordshire, following the council elections in 2019, we have 2 District Councillors, 3 Town Councillors and 1 Parish Councillor.

We're working progressively on local issues; to improve the lives of all people in East Hertfordshire, and to improve our local environment. As part of the Green Party of England & Wales, we share a deep concern for social and environmental justice, expressed through our national policies, we believe fair is worth fighting for.

We rely on people power rather than corporate finance in all that we do.  Get involved with us today so that we can achieve so much more for East Hertfordshire.

The Green Party Political Programme sets out what Greens are in politics to do: to end the system that keeps hurting the environment and all of us who rely on it – and to build a better alternative.

This Programme isn’t like other parties’ manifestos, it has not been squeezed through focus groups and stripped down according to the latest polling. Instead it has been built from policies proposed and voted on by our members, looking to secure the long term future of the places and people they love.

It’s a vision of a better world, and together we can deliver it.

How Local Government Works

There are 3 tiers of local government in Hertfordshire - County, District and Town/Parish. Voting for councillors takes place every 4 years. The next County election is due on 6th May 2021, having been delayed a year by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Each tier and the corresponding elected representatives is responsible for different areas of everyday life in the region.

County

Hertfordshire County Council are responsible for: Children's and Adult Care Services, Highways and Roads, Waste and Recycling, Rights of Way, Public Health, Fire and Rescue, Trading Standards, Libraries and Birth/Death/Marriage Records.

District

There are 10 district and borough councils in Hertfordshire. East Herts District Council are responsible for our Bin Collecting, Planning, Housing, Parking Fines, Sports and Leisure Facilities, Local Parks as well as Council Tax.

Town / Parish

Hertfordshire comprises 125 town, parish and community councils (see our full list for East Herts here). They look after Street Bins, Public Toilets, Allotments, Village Halls, Cemeteries and get involved with any Planning activity which may affect the local area.

East Herts Green Party covers the same area as East Herts District Council - including the towns of Buntingford, Bishops Stortford, Hertford, Sawbridgeworth and Ware. We campaign on local, national and international issues and look to stand candidates in local and general elections.

Voting for East Herts District Council takes place across 30 Wards and results in 50 elected District Councillors. The number of Councillors per ward is dependent on size of the ward, ranging from one to three people. The last District Elections took place in May 2019 when the Green Party secured representation for the first time ever.