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Ware's first riverside beer festival 11 Jul 2014
New riverside real ale festival needs your help this weekend in bid to raise over £1000 for good causes.

The Town's long historical association with beer making is being put to good use at the Beer Festival which is organised for the first time in conjunction with the Ware Festival Committee at Fletchers Lea in the Priory grounds on Saturday 12 July.

Ware Festival 2014: Carnival Weekend 3 Jul 2014
The 2014 Ware Festival begins on Saturday (5 July) with Carnival Day and continues right through the month, culminating with the famous Rock in the Priory.

The theme for Ware Festival 2014 is 'Cartoons and Superheroes'.

The festivities start down by the riverside on Friday (4 July) when members of the Lea & Stort Inland Waterways Association arrive in Ware with their flotilla of boats.
Line up for Rock in the Priory 2014 announced 19 May 2014
Ware Town Council & Hertfordshire College of Music are delighted to announce the line up for Rock in the Priory 2014.

The well established RiTP Showcase took place in Fletcher’s Lea over the weekend 25-27 April but this year there was a twist.

Rock In The Priory showcase 2014 14 Apr 2014
Official Showcase dates for Rock in the Priory 2014 have now been released. It’s a chance to get a first-look at the possible line for this years Rock at The Priory.

After much deliberation the following bands are through to the Showcase Gigs which take place in Fletcher’s Lea at Ware Priory over the weekend 25th April.

Ware's First Food Festival 24 Mar 2014
Take one small historic town, a whole host of great food retailers & superb eateries and you have Ware’s first celebration showcase of the wonderful array of food it offers.

An earlier survey of Ware’s shops, restaurants, cafes and other food businesses showed keen support for the opportunity to show what it can offer.

Bands required for showcase gig for Rock in the Priory 4 Mar 2014
Hertfordshire College of Music and the Ware Town Council are again seeking talented musicians to play at the 2014 Rock in The Priory.

Applications are invited from bands and artists who would like to perform at the one day festival on Sunday 27 July 2014, at The Priory, Ware.

Henry Pipe is election Councillor for Christchurch Ward 24 Feb 2014
Results are in for the election for a Town Councillor for the Christchurch Ward for the Town Council of Ware.

Public Meeting: Save the Southern Maltings 11 Feb 2014
Ware Town Council are to hold a public meeting to discuss the future of the Southern Maltings in Kibes Lane, Ware.

The Ware Town Council were contacted by residents and local organisations who were concerned about the future of the Southern Maltings after East Herts Council put the building up for sale, without consultation on possible community uses.

Ware Town By-election 5 Feb 2014
A town council by-election will be held in Ware on Thursday 20th February 2014. The election follows the recent death of Cllr.George Powell, who represented the Christchurch ward on the council.

Ware Festival 2014: Theme Announced 27 Jan 2014
Carnival Day 2014 falls on Saturday 5 July and the theme is ‘Cartoons & Superheroes’.

The month-long Ware Festival isn’t just about Carnival Weekend. There will be lots going on throughout the month including Festival favourites like the Raft Race & Pavement Artists Competition.

New for 2014 is the first ever Ware Festival Beer Festival.

Plans Revealed for Tudor Square 14 Jan 2014
Following a public consultation in September 2012 and the annoucement in April 2013 that £71,000 had been earmarked for the proposed improvements to Tudor Square, the plans are now complete and are being shared with the public.

During this time, the Ware Town Council have have been working closely with a landscape designer and East Herts Council to develop a scheme that will be a lasting improvement to the town.

Councillor George Powell Dies 29 Nov 2013
George Powell, a former town mayor and Councillor of Ware, died of lung cancer on Monday (25 November).

A minute’s silence was held at Mondays meeting of the finance and resources committee in which he was a member.

George, aged 65, a well-respected member of the council and community, moved to Ware in 1976 with his wife, Angela, and has brought up two sons and a daughter in the town.

Ware Festival beneficiaries announced 7 Oct 2013
At last weeks Ware Festival AGM, the Chairman, Cllr Phyllis Ballam was pleased to present cheques to the beneficiaries of the 2013 Ware Festival.

These included Herts and Essex Border Riding for the Disabled, Ware Food Bank and Herts County Sound.

Town Council Newsletter 30 May 2013
The Town Council is now producing a quarterly Newsletter.  It is available on the Town Council Website and from reception at the Priory and Ware Library.
Calling all Bands: Rock in the Priory Needs You 27 Jan 2013
Playsomething and the Ware Town Council are inviting bands to register their interest for the Rock in the Priory showcase event. The best performers are selected for a much-coveted place in the line-up for  the 2013 Rock in The Priory.

Rock in the Priory is Ware’s ever popular one day music festival which takes place on Sunday, 28th July, noon through to 8.00pm.

Ware's Cheery Trader Competition 11 Sep 2012
Ware Town Council and a local newspaper are inviting nominations for the Cheery Trader Award.

Last year’s winner by miles was Karen Howe-Shepherd of Simply Silver who was nominated for her cheerful, happy & helpful attitude.

Town Council Consults on Tudor Square Proposals 5 Sep 2012
Ware Town Council is seeking residents’ views on new proposals for improvements to Tudor Square.

The public consultation will take place in Tudor Square this weekend, on Saturday 8 September from 10am to 12 noon and 2pm to 3pm then on Sunday 9 September from 10am to 12 noon.

Frustration at Ware Annual Town Meeting 3 May 2012
At a well attended but subdued Annual Town Meeting at Fletchers Lea on Monday 30 April, both councillors and residents were left puzzled and frustrated by decisions being made by East Herts District Council affecting Ware.

Residents also expressed frustration at continuing failures to progress on longstanding community issues.

Council: The Town Forum 13 Feb 2011
Ware Town Council is organising The Town Forum so that people in Ware can share ideas about how the town can celebrate 2012 and help where possible.

Council Elects Youngest Mayor in the Country 15 Jun 2009
Cllr Katy Little was elected Mayor for the new Civic Year at a ceremony at the Ware Priory on 18th May making her the country's youngest mayor. Mayor Little gives a video introduction to the town of Ware.
Town Council Launch Website 7 Mar 2008
After weeks of planning, Ware Town Council's own dedicated website goes live today (Friday 7 March).

The website contains useful information about the Council and its services.

Public Consultation Day - Ware Priory Park 2 Nov 2007
Ware Residents are invited to view proposed plans for the restoration of Ware Priory Park on Thursday, 29th November, 2007 from 1pm-8pm at Ware Priory.

Ware Charities 3 Sep 2007
Under a scheme approved by the Charity Commissioners, the Trustees of the Ware Charities are able to give financial assistance to persons in need, hardship or distress provided they live in the area administered by Ware Town Council or in the civic parishes of Thundridge and Wareside.

Ware Festival 2007 4 Jul 2007
Full details of Ware's annual event are now available online. Throughout the month photographs and reviews will be published of some of the events.
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Latest Town Council Minutes 14 Jun 2007
The online archive of Ware Town Council minutes has been updated so you are now able to find out what the Town Council have been doing to protect and promote our town.
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Line-up Announced for Rock in the Priory 10 May 2007
The popularity of Rock in The Priory amongst local bands continues to grow, with a deluge of demos were sent in to PlaySomething & the Ware Town Council, all hoping for a place at this year’s Rock in The Priory.

Ware Lido Opens 20 Apr 2007
Lido Opens for 2007 Season

Rock in The Priory - An Invite 27 Mar 2007
For the third consecutive year, Ware Town Council, in conjunction with Playsomething, will stage a showcase, which gives everyone a chance to pitch for a much-coveted place in the line-up for Rock in The Priory.

Annual Town Meeting 19 Feb 2007
Monday, 19th March, 2007, 7.30pm, Fletcher's Lea @ Ware Priory

Are You on The Local Electoral Role? 5 Feb 2007
The local elections will soon be upon us and your Council needs you and your vote. Now is the time to ensure that your name is on the Electoral Register so that you can support your community and vote.

Fundraising for the Town Mayor's Charities 31 Oct 2006
Cllr Terence Milner has chosen Ware Scouting & Guiding and The Alzheimer's Society as beneficiaries for his Mayoral year.

Dickensian Evening 2006 17 Oct 2006
Music will be to the fore at this year's Ware Dickensian Evening which will take place on Friday the 1st December. The organisers are hoping to recreate the success of the earlier Dickensian evenings that many remember.

Ware Festival 2006 Opens with Carnival Day 26 Jun 2006
This years Ware Festival starts this weekend with the annual Carnival Procession which will be leaving Broadmeads at 1.30pm.

This years theme is "The Circus".

More entertainment is laid on at the Priory Grounds with performances in the arena and on the open air stage.

Place House, Ware - Press Release 4 Apr 2006
After many months of consultation and deliberation, it is with a heavy heart that Ware Town Council must announce that it has been unable to reach agreement with the Hertfordshire Buildings Preservation Trust (HBPT) on a new lease for Place House.

Rock In The Priory - Showcase Invite. 20 Mar 2006
Ware's well established one-day Music Festival, Rock in The Priory, will take place in the Priory Grounds on Sunday, July 23rd, 12.00 noon-8.00pm.

Fletchers Barn at Ware Priory 16 Mar 2006
An exhibition starts today between 6.00pm-9.00pm, showing plans of the proposed new community building, Fletcher's Barn replacing the wooden Annexe in the Priory grounds.

Ware Festival 2006 - News 10 Feb 2006
The Carnival Day for 2006 will be Saturday, July 1st and the theme is "The CIRCUS". Information packs are available from the council office for those wishing to take part.

Rock in The Priory - Showcase Review 28 Apr 2005
Last weekend 23rd & 24th April saw the first ever showcase, sponsored by Make Music, for this year's Rock in The Priory.

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