Mayor's Quiz Night...Grab a Team! (Friday 1st November 2019)

GRAB A TEAM – ITS MAYORS QUIZ NIGHT!!

The Mayor of Bishop’s Stortford, Norma Symonds’ is hosting a Charity Quiz Night on Friday 1st November 2019 at 7.30pm in aid of the Mayor’s Charity Fund.

Tickets are £10 and include a Fish/ Chicken/ Veg and Chips Meal.
On the evening there will be a Raffle, Prizes and Quiz Questions!
Bring your own drink and nibbles and have fun!

Quiz Night Venue:
Havers Community Centre, 1 Knights Row, Bishop’s Stortford, Herts. CM23 3GR.

Tickets can be purchased from:
Tourist Information Centre, 2 Market Square, Bishop’s Stortford, Herts. CM23 3UU (Tel: 01279 715001).

Bishop's Stortford Farmers and Crafts Market (5 October 2019)

Bishop's Stortford Farmers and Crafts Market is on Saturday 5 October 2019 on North Street between 9:30am and 1:30pm. Don't forget to visit our regular market from Market Square to South Street, between 8:30am and 4:00pm.

All of the Farmers and Craft Market Traders make their own products, and are from in and around the local area. There will be an excellent variety of sweet treats, meats, home wear, and more! Support your local traders and visit North Street on Saturday 5 October between 9:30am - 1:30pm.

At this months Farmers and Craft Market:
New Barn Farm
Bishop's Stortford Bee Keepers
Heavenly Homemade
Golden Soaps
Bishop's Stortford Art Society
Navy Grey
File and Forge
Spice Queen
Toffs Treat Bakery
Petit Macaroon 
Radwinter Game
Skippers Hot Pepper Sauce
Italian Paradiso Falvour 

Notice of Conclusion of Audit for 2018/19

NOTICE OF CONCLUSION OF AUDIT
ANNUAL GOVERNANCE & ACCOUNTABILITY RETURN FOR THE YEAR ENDED 31 MARCH 2019

Sections 20(2) and 25 of the Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014
Accounts and Audit Regulations 2015 (SI 2015/234)

1. The audit of accounts for Bishop's Stortford Town Council for the year ended 31 March 2019 has been completed and the accounts have been published.

 

2. The Annual Governance & Accountability Return is available for inspection by any local government elector of the area of Bishop's Stortford Town Council on application to:

        Mark Westwood, Bishop's Stortford Town Council
        The Old Monastery, Windhill, Bishop’s Stortford, CM23 2ND
        01279 712140, mark.westwood@bishopsstortfordtc.gov.uk

       Between the hours of 10:00 and 15:00 Monday to Friday

 

3. Copies will be provided to any person on payment of £0.15 for each copy of the Annual Governance & Accountability Return

 

Announcement made by Mark Westwood, Responsible Financial Officer

Date of announcement 19th September 2019

 

View the Notice of Conclusion of Audit and the Audited Annual Governance & Accountability Return 2018/19.

Farmers and Crafts Market (7 September 2019)

It's almost the weekend, so it's almost time for Saturday market in Bishop's Stortford! This Saturday both Farmers and Craft Market and General Market will be in the town centre. Come and visit the traders and support your local market.

We can't wait to see you there!

Farmers and Craft Market
(North Street - 9:30 to 1:30)
New Barn Farm
Moggy's Pickles
Golden Soaps Ltd.
Navy Grey Candles
Heavenly Homemade
Bishop's Stortford Art Society
The Muffin Makery
Spice Queen
Bishop's Stortford Bee Keepers
Skipper's Hot Pepper Sauce
Radwinter game

General Market
(Market Sq to South Street - 8:30 - 4:30)
F.E. Tucker & Sons - Fish Merchants
Springtime Nurseries (fresh cut flowers)
Ladies Fashion
Avon
Secret Sausage
Garden Railway (tools)
Fruit and Veg
K&L Forever Arrangements




Bishop's Stortford Farmers and Crafts Market

Bishop's Stortford Farmers and Crafts Market will be Saturday 6 July in North Street between 9:30am and 1:30pm.
Traders will include:
Muffin Makery
Spice Queen
New Barn Farm
Olvine Orginals
Golden Soaps
Bishop's Stortford Bee Keepers
Beau Petit Macaroon
Bishop's Stortford Art Society
Radwinter Game

Tender for Mixed-Use Facility for Wheeled Sports

Bishop's Stortford Town Council is tendering for a contractor to fully manage the research/consultation, design and construction of a Mixed-Use Facility for Wheeled Sports in Sworder's Field.

Further details can be found here.

The deadline for tender submissions is 17:00 on 31st July 2019.

Notice of Public Rights and Publication of Unaudited Annual Governance & Accountability Return 2018/19

NOTICE OF PUBLIC RIGHTS AND PUBLICATION OF UNAUDITED ANNUAL GOVERNANCE & ACCOUNTABILITY RETURN
ACCOUNTS FOR THE YEAR ENDED 31 MARCH 2019

Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014 Sections 26 and 27
The Accounts and Audit Regulations 2015 (SI 2015/234)

NOTICE

1. Date of announcement Tuesday 25th June 2019

2. Each year the smaller authority’s Annual Governance and Accountability Return (AGAR) needs to be reviewed by an external auditor appointed by Smaller Authorities’ Audit Appointments Ltd. The unaudited AGAR has been published with this notice. As it has yet to be reviewed by the appointed auditor, it is subject to change as a result of that review.

Any person interested has the right to inspect and make copies of the accounting records for the financial year to which the audit relates and all books, deeds, contracts, bills, vouchers, receipts and other documents relating to those records must be made available for inspection by any person interested. For the year ended 31 March 2019, these documents will be available on reasonable notice by application to:

        Mark Westwood, Responsible Financial Officer
        The Old Monastery, Windhill, Bishop’s Stortford, CM23 2ND
        01279 712140, mark.westwood@bishopsstortfordtc.gov.uk

       commencing on Wednesday 26th June 2019

       and ending on   Tuesday 6th August 2019

3. Local government electors and their representatives also have:

  • The opportunity to question the appointed auditor about the accounting records; and
  • The right to make an objection which concerns a matter in respect of which the appointed auditor could either make a public interest report or apply to the court for a declaration that an item of account is unlawful. Written notice of an objection must first be given to the auditor and a copy sent to the smaller authority.

 

The appointed auditor can be contacted at the address in paragraph 4 below for this purpose between the above dates only.

4. The smaller authority’s AGAR is subject to review by the appointed auditor under the provisions of the Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014, the Accounts and Audit Regulations 2015 and the NAO’s Code of Audit Practice 2015. The appointed auditor is:

PKF Littlejohn LLP (Ref: SBA Team)
1 Westferry Circus
Canary Wharf
London E14 4HD

(sba@pkf-littlejohn.com)

5. This announcement is made by Mark Westwood, Responsible Financial Officer

 

View the Notice of Public Rights, Summary of Your Rights, Internal Audit Report 2018/19 and the Unaudited Annual Governance & Accountability Return 2018/19.

Splash pool maintenance

The splash pool in Castle Park will be closed on Monday 24th June for one day, for essential maintenance.  The Town Council apologises for any inconvenience.

Important travel information for Bishop's Stortford Carnival Saturday 15 June

A reminder for everyone travelling in Bishop's Stortford tomorrow.

The following roads will be closed between 11:30 and 14:20 for the Carnival Parade:

B1529 South Road between the junctions with London Road and Havers Lane.
B1529 South Street between the junctions with Havers Lane and Potter Street.
B1529 Potter Street between the junctions with South Street and Market Square. 
B1529 Market Street between the junctions with Potter Street and North Street/Bridge Street. 
B1529 North Street between the junctions with Market Square/Bridge Street and Hadham Road/Northgate End.
A1250 Hadham Road between the junctions with North Street and Northgate End 
A1250 Northgate End between the junctions with Hadham Road and Link Road
A1250 Link Road between the junctions with Northgate End and The Causeway/Bridge Street.
 

A reminder for everyone travelling to Bishop's Stortford Carnival tomorrow:

Hadham Road A120 road will be closed from tonight (Friday 14 June 22:00 to Monday 17 June 05:00). Please use an alternative route of travel and allow for additional journey time. More information can found in the link below.

https://www.hertfordshire.gov.uk/services/highways-roads-and-pavements/r...