Special Meeting of the Finance and Policy Committee and Special Town Council Meeting - Monday 28th February 2022

A Special Meeting of the Finance and Policy and Special Meeting of the Town Council will take place in the Council Chambers, Windhill on Monday 28th February 2022 from 6.45pm.

The Finance and Policy Committee Meeting will start at 6.45pm prior to the Town Council Meeting.
The Town Council Meeting will take place at 7pm or immediately after the Finance and Policy Committee meeting and prior to the Environment and Public Amenities Meeting.

The press and public are welcome to join this meeting.
The agendas are availble to view at https://www.bishopsstortfordtc.gov.uk/document-library

We have vacancies!

We are currently recruiting for two posts in our Tourism, Events and Markets team.  These posts, which offer exceptionally varied and interesting roles combining several areas of the Councils engagement with the Town, will suit enthusiastic candidates with management, administrative, events or customer service experience with a 'can do' attitude and the willingness to learn new skills.  Full training will be given.  Full details here.

East Herts Council for small grants for Queen's Jubilee

Applications are now open from East Herts Council for small grants, up to £300, to help celebrate the Queen's Jubilee in June. If you're organising an event - from street parties to group lunches; community events and beacon lighting - visit their website for eligibility criteria and how to apply https://www.eastherts.gov.uk/community-and-health/small-grants-guidelin…

If you require a road closure to hold your street party Hertfordshire County Council will be able to advise on the application process. https://www.hertfordshire.gov.uk/services/highways-roads-and-pavements/…

Jubilee time capsule - deadline Extended!

Jubilee Time Capsule

To honor HM the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee in 2022 the Town Council will be burying a time capsule and planting a tree in Monastery Park.

The Town Council is calling for residents of Bishop’s Stortford to supply a record of their memories’ of the Queen’s 70 year reign to be included in the capsule. The entries can be written text or stories, drawings, photographs, newspaper clippings or small physical items etc. The Council will also include items representing Bishop’s Stortford in 2022 such as a map, newspaper etc.

All entries can be dropped off to the Tourist Information Centre either in person, via post or electronically via tic@bishopsstortford.org until 4pm on 22 June 2022.

For more information visit: https://www.bishopsstortfordtc.gov.uk/jubilee-time-capsule

Expressions of Interest invited for Capital Grants

Bishop’s Stortford Town Council is considering making available a fund to provide capital grants to local organisations which benefit the residents of the Town.  The Council has already invited expressions of interest from sporting bodies, it is now inviting expressions from any organisation serving the town which may benefit from a capital grant.  Although no firm decision has been made, it is likley that grants available under this fund will be in the range £10,000-£1,000,000 (Smaller grants are available under our ongoing Community Grants programme).

Further details and the form to use to express an interest are available on the grants page.  Responses must be received no later than 15th January 2022.

Bishop's Stortford, Hertford and Ware CCTV Tender

HTC, WTC and BSTC (“The Town Councils”) are in the process of reviewing the arrangements for the next 3-5 years and are acting jointly to invite tenders for CCTV installation, maintenance and monitoring services to provide CCTV surveillance in the three towns. Further information can be found here.

Jubilee Time Capsule

Jubilee Time Capsule

To honor HM the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee in 2022 the Town Council will be burying a time capsule and planting a tree in Monastery Park.

The Town Council is calling for residents of Bishop’s Stortford to supply a record of their memories’ of the Queen’s 70 year reign to be included in the capsule. The entries can be written text or stories, drawings, photographs, newspaper clippings or small physical items etc. The Council will also include items representing Bishop’s Stortford in 2022 such as a map, newspaper etc.

All entries can be dropped off to the Tourist Information Centre either in person, via post or electronically via tic@bishopsstortford.org until 4pm on 22 June 2022.

For more information visit: https://www.bishopsstortfordtc.gov.uk/jubilee-time-capsule

Cemetery Consultation

Bishop's Stortford Town Council is currently consulting on its proposal to seek powers to enable the more extensive reuse of burial space than is currently possible, in order to ensure that space is available beyond the mid 2030s and for the forseeable future.  Comments must be received no later than 15th January 2022.  A full explanation of  the proposals and the rationale is set out in the document 'Bishop's Stortford Cemetery Act - Consultation - Final' which appears on the Cemeteries page or may be downloaded here