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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

Coffee and Cake at Bill's

Who says you can't have cream sponge for breakfast?!  Join the Mayor for Coffee and Cake at Bill's Restaurant in North Street, on Friday 22 September 2017, between 9am and 12 noon, in aid of Hummingbirds Cancer Support Therapists. 

We are recruiting

We have two vacancies for a Tourist Information and Events Assistant.  Full time (37 hours per week) and part time (25 hours per week) roles are available.  Applications must be received no later than 20th September 2017.  Please see our vacancies page for details

Town Centre Office to Let

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

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:;

The Mayor's Garden Party

The Mayor sends his sincere thanks to everyone who supported his Garden Party last Sunday to raise money for his chosen charities.  The event was a great sucess due to the help of so many special people, including all those who bought tickets and spent their money at the event!   The Mayor sends his best wishes to all.

Town Council makes offer for 2 Market Square

The Tourist Information Centre (TIC) on Market Square is run by Bishop’s Stortford Town Council and offers advice, leaflets, souvenirs, holiday brochures for many parts of the country and many other services to both residents and visitors. 

To secure this service for the future, the Town Council has made an offer to purchase the building (2 Market Square) in which the TIC is located.  If the offer is accepted the purchase will be funded in part from a loan (of up to £240,000, the precise value will depend on the final purchase price) and in part from existing funds held by the Council.

If the Council is able to buy the property it will be protected from possible eviction or rent increases in 2019.  We won’t need to raise the Council tax to acquire this asset.  This is because the cost of the loan repayments (both interest and capital) are covered  (to within a very small margin) by savings in rent plus the rent we would receive from Nockolds who occupy the upper floors.  Over the 15 year period of the loan we will save approximately £150,000 in rent payments and pay less than £30,000 in interest.

If you wish to comment on this please email the Council at

Forever Active Come and Try event

If you’re over 50 and thinking about getting more active, you are invited to a FREE Come and Try event.

Have a go at traditional activities such as yoga and bowls, or try something new like Tai Chi or Walking Football

Saturday August 12 from 1pm-5pm, registration from 12.30pm

Birchwood School, Parsonage Lane, Bishop’s Stortford CM23 5BD

If you have any questions, contact Nigel in the Forever Active East Herts team at East Herts Council on 01992 531695 or email