Pop-Up Shop Today at the Tourist Information Centre

Pop-Up Shop open today at the Bishop's Stortford Tourist Information Centre from 10am to 4pm! Come and support Young Designers from Hertford Regional College and the University of Hertfordshire and buy amazing handmade Christmas gifts. #handmadehrc

A big thank you from Bishop's Stortford Town Council!

The lights on the Christmas tree in Market Square have been enhanced this year by the kind donations from the following organisations:

Woolcott and Smith Gardening

Parsonage Residents' Association

Chantry Community Association

Bishop's Stortford Civic Society


The tree itself was sponsored by ITVET

Road Closure Remembrance Day Parade Sunday 12 November

Please be aware of this year’s Remembrance Day parade in Bishop's Stortford on Sunday 12th November 2017, which will affect roads in the central area of the town from 10:30 - 11:45am.

The parade will begin at the Link Road car park and parade along The Causeway. Following a period of silence and a short service the parade will again enter the Causeway and return to Link Road car park.

To enable those who wish to show their respects to parade or attend the service, as a matter of safety to all we are required to close a number of roads and car parks at their junctions with The Causeway or Link Road.

All residents are welcome to attend but police would ask that you consider your journey and parking and be in town prior to the road closures.

If you are using the town on Sunday as part of your journey please give consideration to the parade and show your respect by remaining calm and being patient if asked to wait a short time in one of the road closures.

Tenders invited - Security Services & Construction

The Town Council is inviting quotations for a) the provison of a seasonal Taxi Marshall service during the festive period and b) the installation of welfare facilities (toilet, sink) at the Tourist Information Centre and connecion of same to mains drainage and water services.  For further detail see the tenders page.

Armistice Saturday and Remembrance Sunday

Armistice Saturday 11/11/2017

All are welcome to gather at the War Memorial on the 11th November at 11am for a two minute silence and placing of tributes.

Remembrance Sunday 12/11/2017

A service will be held at the War Memorial in Castle Gardens, Bishop's Stortford

Ex-servicemen and local organisations are invited to assemble at the Link Road Car Park, by 10:30am and march in procession to the War Memorial.

Relatives and friends of those killed in action are invited to place their own tributes.

All welcome.

To facilitate this event there will be multiple road & car park closures to allow the parade to pass, please expect delays.


Bishop’s Stortford Remembrance Parade and Service are organised by Bishop’s Stortford Town Council in partnership with Bishop’s Stortford Royal British Legion and 1096 (Bishop’s Stortford) Sqn ATC.

Please forward all enquiries to: remembrance@bishopsstortfordtc.gov.uk


French Market visits on Saturday 28 October

Photos from last years market
Photos from last years market
Photos from last years market

France at Home will be visiting Bishop’s Stortford once again on Saturday 28 October.  The travelling French market will be in North Street, Bishop’s Stortford from 9am until 5pm.


The stallholders frequently travel around France to source and hand select the best fresh produce, such as local and regional cheeses, freshly baked bread to handbags, jewellery, and provencal soaps bringing the best French food and products to Bishop’s Stortford.


Maybe you have visited France this summer and have a favourite food you'd like to rediscover or you just want to indulge in some French atmosphere, whichever a taste of France will be on your doorstep.


A few of the items on sale are:

Bread and patisserie
Hot food
Paris Handbags, purses and belts   
Sweet treats- Crepes, biscuits, nougats and chocolates
Dried Fruits
Basket Ware
Wooden Signs       
Vintage Music CD
Wooden Flowers
Provencal Soaps    



Don’t forget Bishop’s Stortford weekly Market, which is held every Thursday and Saturday in North Street, Potter Street, Market Square and South Street also hosts a variety of exciting regular events.


Our Farmers and Craft Market continues on first Saturday of the month from 9.30am to 1.30pm in North Street. The Christmas Fayre returns on 2 December from 9.30am throughout the main shopping streets within the town.  


Available at Bishop’s Stortford Market

Every Thursday and Saturday 8.30am-4.30pm    


FE Tucker and Sons- Fresh fish and sea food

M & M Fruiterers- Fresh fruit and vegetables

Springtime Nurseries- Flowers

Caroline's Cards- haberdashery and handmade cards

Brown Bread

Pet leaders

Tye Green Nurseries- plants

Limelight Market Beds

DB Watches

Kitchen Spell master

Gallagher Market Fresh- plants and fruit and vegetables



Town Centre Office to let

An individual office (unfurnished) is available immediately for rent in the Old Monastery, Bishop’s Stortford.

Location:               Room 6, Second Floor, The Courtyard, Windhill, CM23 2ND

Size (sq ft):            101            

Monthly rental:       £295 

Key Features:

Town Centre Location
Easy In /Easy Out Arrangement
Inclusive Rent
Free Wi-Fi
Private parking space available by separate negotiation

For more information contact the Town Council offices tel: 01279 715000 email: enquiries@bishopsstortfordtc.gov.uk;

Support the Mayor's Charities!

Join the Mayor at Rhodes between 10 and 15 October 2017 for the Contexture production of Cleo, Camping, Emmanuelle and Dick. Contact Rhodes Box Office on 01279 710200 for tickets.

Join the Mayor at Ruby's Charity Curry Night!

Join the Mayor at Ruby's Indian Restaurant at Hockerill, on Monday 16 October 2017, from 7pm, tickets £30 each for a five course taster meal with free glass of prosecco. Mayor's Charity Appeal fund receives 20% towards local worthwhile charities.  Call 01279 912929 to book your place!

Notice of Conclusion of Audit for 2016/17


(Local Audit And Accountability Act 2014
Accounts and Audit Regulations 2015)


Bishop's Stortford Town Council

NOTICE is hereby given that the audit for the year ended 31st March 2017 was completed on 26th August 2017 and the accounts are now available for inspection by local electors in accordance with Section 25 of the Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014.

View the audited Annual Return for the year ended 31st March 2017 and letter from the auditor confirming that there were no matters that required an Issues Arising Report, or to arrange a viewing between the hours of 10am and 3pm please contact:

Mark Westwood
Finance Officer
Bishop's Stortford Town Council
The Old Monastery
Bishop’s Stortford
Herts, CM23 2ND

Telephone: 01279 712140
email: mark.westwood@bishopsstortfordtc.gov.uk