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Stortford in Bloom

The Town Council supports 'Stortford in Bloom', a group of able volunteers who tend the floral and herbal displays in the Town Centre planters, planters on Causeway railings and the hanging baskets around the town.  We are always looking for people to help and it requires only a few hours of your time and gives pleasure to both visitors and townspeople by making the environment brighter and better.  If you are interested please contact us.

Public Benches

Benches are provided by the Council at strategic points in the town for rest and relaxation.  If you think we have missed anywhere where lots of people go please let us know and we will add it to our list for consideration.  Please bear in mind that our pavements are quite narrow in places so it is often difficult to locate benches exactly where they would ideally be sited.


The Town Council organises the annual Remembrance Sunday service of remembrance on behalf of the Royal British Legion.  The main parade takes place on Remembrance Sunday.  It starts at 10.30 at the Causeway.  A smaller service is organised by the Royal British Legion on Armistice Day the 11th of November.

Market Square Toilets

Market Square Toilets were donated to the Town in 1913 and are run by the Town Council.   The Council is conscious that these toilets would benefit from a refurbishment and has plans to rebuild them. 

St Michael's Churchyard

Maintenance of the closed Churcrchyard at St Michaels Church is the responsibility of the Town Council.

Newtown Road Garden Sanctuary

This area was re-designed and re-planted in 2015 and provides a peaceful haven for residents and visitors to sit for a while and enjoy the atmosphere!

Fallen Trees in the River

NB: Depending on the location of the river the tree has fallen into, please contact the correct organisation, see below:-

Environmental Agency Incident Report Line on telephone number: 0800 807060 - for trees from Hockerill Bridge going north towards grange paddocks  

The Lee and Stort Customer Operations Team on telephone number: 07917 846676 or contact richard.jones@canalrivertrust.org.uk - for trees from Hockerill Bridge going south towards Harlow.

Fallen Trees on the Railway

Fallen trees on the railway should be reported to National Rail Enquiries telephone number: 03457 48 49 50.

Fallen Trees in the Bishop's Stortford Cemetery or on Town Council Land

Fallen trees in the Cemeteries located in Bishop's Stortford and other areas owned by Bishop's Stortford Town Council please contact Mr Owen Norris on telephone number: 07801 593997 or 01279 715000