Bishop's Stortford has three tiers of local government that provide services in Bishop's Stortford.
They are Bishop's Stortford Town Town Council, East Herts District Council and Hertfordshire County Council.

Bishop's Stortford Town Council
01279 715000

The Town Council provides local services for the residents and visitors. These include management of the cemetery, allotments, St Michael's churchyard, open spaces and parks, the paddling pool and the Tourist Information Centre. It also administers Community centres and minibuses as well as several charitable trusts and organises numerous Town Centre events including the Carnival, the Remembrance Service and other events.

The 17 Councillors give their time and effort voluntarily and are supported by the Chief Executive, Huw Jones and his staff.

Bishop's Stortford Town Council's Responsibilities Include:

  • Allotments
  • Carnival
  • Cemetaries
  • Christmas Fayre and Lights
  • Community Centres
  • Community Transport and Minibuses
  • Market Square Toilets
  • Markets
  • Remembrance Service
  • Sworders Field
  • Sworders Field Play Areas
  • Splash Pool
  • Tourist Information Centre
  • Town Council Events
  • Town Council and Committee Meetings

East Herts District Council
01279 655261

The District of East Hertfordshire has a population of approximately 150,000 and covers about 480 square miles on the eastern side of Hertfordshire.

The vision of the Council is to provide East Hertfordshire residents and businesses with a future that is prosperous and sustainable. In order to achieve this, a number of strategic objectives have been developed, which allow the Council in conjunction with its many partners to focus on the key issues that concern the residents of East Hertfordshire.

The Bishops Stortford branch for East Herts District Council as is open from 10am to 1.30pm Wednesday to Friday. They are located at Shopmobility, Navigation House, Riverside, Bishop's Stortford, CM23 3AS.  

East Herts District Council's Responsibilities Include:

  • Anti Social Behaviour
  • Benefits
  • Building Regulations
  • Community Safety
  • Council Tax
  • Development Management
  • Elections
  • Environmental Health
  • Fly Tipping
  • Housing and Homelessness
  • Kerbside Waste Collection (not disposal)
  • Licensing (including alcohol and taxis etc)
  • Public Car Parks
  • Street Cleaning

Hertfordshire County Council
0300 123 4040

Hertfordshire County Council are responsible for a wide range of services from fixing the roads to looking after children and adults who need care.

Hertfordshire County Council 's Responsibilities Include:

  • Adoption and Fostering
  • Children's services
  • Concessionary Travel
  • Disabled parking Permits
  • education
  • Emergency Planning
  • Fire and Rescue Services
  • Libraries
  • Public Transport
  • Registrations Services (births, deaths and marriages)
  • Social Care
  • Trading Standards
  • Waste Disposal and Recycling (not collection)

Other Services

Herts Highways - 0300 123 4047
Essex Highways (including M11) - 01279 642500
Citizens Advice East Herts - 01920 459944
Hertfordshire CCTV Partnership Ltd - 01438 242814
Jobcentre Plus (Hertford) - 01992 906900