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.

June Farmers and Craft Market

Bishop's Stortford Farmers and Craft market returns on Saturday 1 June! Head on down to North Street between 9:30 and 1:30 for local produce and hand made items. 

Tendering for Refurbishment of Cemetery Lodge

Bishop's Stortford Town Council has received Planning Permission (with conditions) for the change of use of Cemetery Lodge to a single dwelling with seperate office. This will require the refurbishment of the property with the exception of the office.

The Town Council requires a contractor to fully manage the refurbishment of the property. Further information can be found here.

Tender submissions are required by 16:00 on Friday 17th May 2019.

Farmers and Craft Market returns tomorrow!

Our Farmers and Craft market returns tomorrow from 9.30am on North Street. A list of traders include:

Radwinter Game
Wired and Admired jewellery
Chocy Heaven
Toff's Pet Treats
Golden Goat Soaps
Treats from the Kitchen- cakes and biscuits
Spice Queen- hand-blended spices
Beau Petit Macaron
Olivine Originals Natural Skincare
Bishop's Stortford Beekeepers
Bell and Wood candles
Bishop's Stortford Art Society
Heavenly Homemade- jams and cakes
Moggy's Pickles
New Barn Farm- meat

Hope to see you there in the sunshine!

Information on Elections

Elections for both Town and District Councils will be held on 2nd May 2019 and East Herts District Council has published comprehensive information for potential candidates.  This is available here.  If any potential candidate would like further information about the work of the Town Council or Town Councillors they may contact the Chief Executive Officer of the Town Council who will be happy to assist. 

Potential candidates should note the following dates for meetings which will take place shortly after the election:

13-May-19 (Mon) Statutory Annual Meeting of the Council
20-May-19 (Mon) Finance and General Purposes Committee
28-May-19 (Tue) Planning and Development Committee
03-Jun-19 (Mon) Environment and Public Amenities Committee
17-Jun-19 (Mon) Planning and Development Committee
24-Jun-19 (Mon) Town Council 


Bishop's Stortford Street Naming

Following a request from East Herts Council, Bishop’s Stortford Town Council’s Planning and Development Committee are asking the residents and schools of Bishop’s Stortford to help suggest new street names for future housing developments.

Last year, the Councillors suggested referencing the area’s heritage and military history, which have now been used for the new housing estates at St Michael’s Hurst and Stortford Fields.

If you would like to suggest some appropriate street names, email them to Sim Richardson ( along with a brief description. Following this, a short-list will be drawn up by the Town Council for consideration by East Herts Council and the developer. 

Royal Mail will have the final say to avoid overly similar addresses and decide on the suffix, such as ‘Way, Close or Avenue’.