Sawbridgeworth is a town and also civil parish in Hertfordshire, England, near the border with Essex. It is 12 miles (19 km) east of Hertford and also 9 miles (14 km) north of Epping. Underlying the community at some deepness is the London Clay stratum, with a thick layer of Boulder clay set throughout the ice ages, consisting of the Anglian. The dirt on top of this is a loam, with erratics of Hertfordshire puddingstone empire found around the community. Sawbridgeworth is controlled by Hertfordshire Region Council, along with being part of East Hertfordshire District Council. Hertfordshire has a two-tier system of administration, with an area council as well as area councils. The town council currently has 12 councillors, covering both Sawbridgeworth as well as Spellbrook. Sawbridgeworth has its own on-call fire station, located in Station Road. It becomes part of Hertfordshire Fire as well as Rescue Service. Sawbridgeworth has actually been twinned with Bry-sur-Marne in France since 1973. In Parliament, it is in the Hertford as well as Stortford constituency. Considering that the political election of May 2005 Sawbridgeworth is stood for by Mark Prisk, a Conservative. The village of Lower Sheering, across the area border in Essex, joins Sawbridgeworth, east of the train station and also the River Stort. It has Sawbridgeworth postal addresses but also for city government purposes is in the Epping Forest area of Essex.