Festive Taxi Marshall Scheme Announced

Bishop's Stortford Town Council will again be funding a Taxi Marshall Scheme over the festive season.
On Fridays and Saturdays between December 6th and December 31st taxi marshals will operate at the Taxi Rank near the station to assist revellers and ensure that queues are orderly. 
The scheme will also operate on Christmas Eve and New Years Eve.

Election for Town Councillor - Persons Nominated

Election of a Town Councillor

The following is a statement of the persons nominated for election as a Town Councillor for Bishop`s Stortford All Saints Ward

HORNER, Calvin Laurie, 157 Dunmow Road, Bishops Stortford, Herts, CM23 5HQ (Liberal Democrats)
MANNING, Shane John, 42 London Road, Bishop`s Stortford, CM23 5NF (The Conservative Party)
RAYNER JACOBS, Susan Elizabeth ,(Address in East Hertfordshire) (Labour Party)

Notice of Election - All Saints Ward

Notice is hereby given of an Election for a Town Councillor for Bishop`s Stortford All Saints Ward.  
1. Forms of nomination for the Town Council Election may be obtained from Wallfields, Pegs Lane, Hertford, Hertfordshire, SG13 8EQ from the Returning Officer who will, at the request of an elector for any electoral area prepare a nomination paper for signature.
2. Nomination papers must be delivered to the Returning Officer, Wallfields, Pegs Lane, Hertford, Hertfordshire, SG13 8EQ on any day after the date of this notice but no later than 4 pm on Friday, 15th November 2019.
3. If any election is contested the poll will take place on Thursday, 12th December 2019.
4. Applications to register to vote must reach the Electoral Registration Officer by 12 midnight on Tuesday 26 November 2019. Applications can be made online: https://www.gov.uk/register-to-vote.
5. Applications, amendments or cancellations of postal votes and amendments or cancellations of proxy votes must reach the Electoral Registration Officer at Wallfields, Pegs Lane, Hertford, Hertfordshire,
SG13 8EQ by 5 pm on Wednesday, 27th November 2019.
6. New applications to vote by proxy at this election must reach the Electoral Registration Officer at Wallfields, Pegs Lane, Hertford, Hertfordshire, SG13 8EQ by 5 pm on Wednesday, 4th December 2019.
7. Applications to vote by emergency proxy at this election on grounds of physical incapacity or for work/service reasons must reach the Electoral Registration Officer at Wallfields, Pegs Lane, Hertford, Hertfordshire, SG13 8EQ by 5 pm on Thursday, 12th December 2019. The physical incapacity must have occurred after 5 pm on Wednesday, 4th December 2019. To apply on the grounds of work/service, the person must have become aware that they cannot go to the polling station in person after 5 pm on Wednesday, 4th December 2019



Sunday 10 November 2019 at 10.50am

 War Memorial in Castle Gardens, Bishop’s Stortford.

All are invited to attend and place tributes during the service

Refreshments available after the service.

Servicemen, veterans and local organisations are invited to participate in the parade. Assemble at 10am at the Link Road car park. The parade departs at 10.40am and marches to the War Memorial arriving prior to the service.

There will be multiple road & car park closures to allow the parade to  pass, please expect delays. 

A road closure will be in effect from 10.30am – 11.30am on 10 November 2019 for the Remembrance Parade. Entry and exit from :

Charringtons,CM23 2ER,

Causeway , CM23 2EN

Link Road , CM23 2BA,

Jackson Square, CM23 3XQ

Car Parks will be impossible between 10.30am – 11.30am.

Thank you for the cooperation. 


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


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

Contact remembrance@bishopsstortfordtc.gov.uk or call 01279 715000 for more information

Notice of Vacancy in the Office of Councillor

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a vacancy has occurred in the office of Councillor for Bishop’s Stortford Town Council (All Saints Ward), following the death of Councillor Mike Wood.

If an election is requested in writing by ten or more local government electors for Bishop’s Stortford All Saints Ward, an election will be held to fill the vacancy.  Requests must be made to the returning officer of East Hertfordshire District Council at Wallfields, Pegs Lane, Hertford, SG13 8EQ to arrive not later than 19th November 2019.

If no request is made in accordance with the above, the vacancy will be filled by co-option by the Town Council as soon as practicable after 19th November 2019.

This notice is issued on 30th October 2019 pursuant to section 87(2) of the Local Government Act 1972

James Parker
Chief Executive Officer, Bishop’s Stortford Town Council

The Old Monastery,
Bishop’s Stortford
CM23 2ND

Death of Cllr Mike Wood

It is with great regret that the the Town Council announces the death of Councillor Mike Wood, following a long illness, on Friday, 25th October.  

250th Anniversary of the Stort Navigation

Celebrate the 250th Anniversary of the Stort Navigation!

The event includes:
Bishop's Stortford Arts Society exhibition at the Tourist Information Centre - 9am to 3pm

Free Guided Walks at Rhodes (weather dependent and limited numbers) - 10.30am - 12pm
Starting at the Rhodes Arts Complex (South Road, CM23 3JG) - book via Rhodes (weather dependant)

Childrens Art and Crafts sessions at Rhodes - 11am-3pm
At the Rhodes Arts Complex (South Road, CM23 3JG) - book via Rhodes

River Stort Canal Boat Trips on 'Freya' - 10am onwards
£5 per person, departs on the hour, every hour - no booking required
Starting on the river by the Registry Office (The Causeway, CM23 2DL).
Light snacks and drinks on-board
The Mayor will be on the 12noon departure!

Hope to see you there!

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


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
Secret Sausage
Garden Railway (tools)
Fruit and Veg
K&L Forever Arrangements