Vacancies

We are recruiting for two varied and interesting posts in our Tourism, Events and Markets Team.  See our vacancies page for fukll details.

Christmas Fayre 2018- Parking

All Car parks within Bishop's Stortford will open as normal on the day of Christmas Fayre, Saturday Saturday 1 December.  

Additional parking is available this year. Windhill21 Primary School (CM23 2NE) and St Michael’s Primary School (CM23 3SN), both located only a few minutes’ walk from the town centre.  These schools have kindly offered the use of their car parks for Christmas Fayre visitors. A small fee for the schools will be requested. 

Road Closures
Road closures will be in force on 1 December from 06.00 to 18.00 on North Street, Potter Street and South Street up to the junction with Station Road, High Street up to Basbow Lane and Market Square with access only available to pedestrians. Ingress and egress will therefore be limited to pedestrians and emergency vehicles only. Apton Road will be available to vehicles for access only.

During the same period the ‘One Way’ system will be suspended on certain roads, allowing for vehicles to drive in both directions. This will apply to Church Street, Water Lane and Barrett Lane.

Also during the same period Church Street, Apton Road, Newtown Road, Water Lane and Barrett Lane will have a weight restriction of 7.5 tons.

Diversions will be in effect to divert traffic around the closed area.

Christmas Fayre 2018- Road closures

Road closures will be in force on 1 December 2018 from 06.00 to 18.00 on North Street, Potter Street, South Street up to the junction with Station Road, High Street up to Basbow Lane and Market Square with access only available to pedestrians. Ingress and egress will therefore be limited to pedestrians and emergency vehicles only. Apton Road will be available to vehicles for access only.

 

During the same period the ‘One Way’ system will be suspended on certain roads, allowing for vehicles to drive in both directions. This will apply to Church Street, Water Lane and Barrett Lane. Also during the same period Church Street, Apton Road, Newtown Road, Water Lane and Barrett Lane will have a weight restriction of 7.5 tons. Diversions will be in effect to divert traffic around the closed area.

Notice of Poll for the Election of a Town Councillor for Bishops Stortford - Meads

A poll for the election of one Town Councillor for Bishops Stortford - Meads will be held on Thursday 6 December 2018, between the hours of 7:00am and 10:00pm.  

The Notice of Poll and Notice of Elections attached provide information about the candidates nominated for election, postal votes, votes by proxy and the situation of the polling stations.

For more information, viist the East Herts District Council webpage: https://www.eastherts.gov.uk/article/35594/Current-Elections

Bishop’s Stortford’s Installations and Art Work to Commemorate the Centenary of Armistice Day

Local groups and organisations have collaborated with Bishop’s Stortford Town Council and The Royal British Legion, Bishop’s Stortford Branch to create amazing art work and poetry in honour of those who lived, fought and died during the First World War.

A leaflet, which includes details of the location of the art work around the town as well as information on who has designed the items, can be obtained from The Tourist Information Centre at 2 Market Square, Bishop's Stortford CM23 3UU. Tel: 01279 715001 or you can contact tic@bishopsstortford.org and we will be happy to email you a copy.

The art work is being installed now and in the lead up to Remembrance Day on 11 November 2018. 

A huge thank you to everyone who has contributed.

 

Notice of Election - Meads Ward

A by-election will be held in the Meads Ward of Bishops Stortford Town Council on Thursday 6th December 2018.  

Key dates in the election timetable are as follows:

Notice of Election - publication deadline - Thursday 1st November 2018
Candidate Nominations Open - Friday 2nd November 2018
Candidate Nominations Close - 4.00pm on Friday 9th  November 2018
Electoral Registration Deadline - Tuesday 20th November 2018
Postal Vote Application Deadline - 5.00pm on Wednesday 21st November 2018
Proxy Vote Application Deadline - 5.00pm on Wednesday 28th November 2018

A nomination pack and advice for prospective candidates is available here

If you wish to discuss the work involved in being a Town Councillor please feel free to call the Chief Executive Officer on 01279 715000.

Town Centre office available to let, easy in easy out terms

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

Location:               Room 5, The Courtyard, Windhill, CM23 2ND

Size (sq ft):            83            

Monthly rental:       £200

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;

Enthusiastic, visionary and committed individual sought to join the Trustee board of the Rhodes Arts Complex

Rhodes is a thriving venue in the heart of Bishop’s Stortford which houses the Bishops Stortford museum, the Stage and the Screen and provides a year round varied programme of theatrical and music events, educational workshops and lectures as well as meeting space for a variety of purposes including community groups, dance classes and other activities.  The Rhodes is managed by an independent trust comprising nine trustees supported by the staff of the Rhodes and officers from the Town Council. 

East Herts District Council, Bishop’s Stortford Town Council and Rhodes Birthplace Trust the have declared an intention to transfer the  performance activities which currently take place at the Rhodes to a new larger venue to be sited at Old River Lane in Bishop’s Stortford.  The timescale for this transfer is yet to be finalised however it is currently expected that it will open in 2022/23.  To complement this the trustees of the Rhodes Birthplace Trust have created a vision to transform the existing complex at the Rhodes into a hub for heritage, education in the performing arts, and community.  This would build on existing strengths and enrich the artistic and cultural facilities available to the town, whilst not conflicting with Old River Lane. 

A vacancy has arisen on the Board of Trustees of the Rhodes and an enthusiastic, motivated and committed individual is sought to join the team.  They will play a pivotal role in realising the vision for the future of the centre as well as ensuring that the successful existing programme continues and transitions smoothly to the new venue. 

 

The ideal candidate would be

  • Visionary, as well as, practically minded
  • Passionate about the potential for the future developments at the Museum and Art Complex at the Rhodes that will complement the new theatre at Old River Lane and enhance the future facilities for a growing town and surrounding area
  • Have relevant skills in finance, business, transition management, arts, heritage or education
  • Be able to attend daytime meetings and have sufficient time to devote to the Trust Board and the project of developing  the future vision

 

In order that they can devote their attentions primarily to the Rhodes site, they should not be directly involved in Old River Lane.  The role is not remunerated. 

If you’re interested, please submit a CV and a covering letter setting out why you wish to be involved and what you feel you will contribute to:

Sim Richardson
Rhodes Birthplace Trust
c/o Bishop’s Stortford Town Council
The Old Monastery,
Windhill, 
Bishop’s Stortford
CM23 2ND

or e-mail: trustee.vacancies@bishopsstortfordtc.gov.uk

The deadline for applications is 30th October 2018, 5pm.  

Remembrance Sunday 11th November 2018

A service will be held at the War Memorial in Castle Gardens, Bishop's Stortford all welcome. Refreshments available after service.

 

Ex-servicemen and local organisations are invited to assemble at the Link Road Car Park, by 10:15am and march in procession to the War Memorial.

 

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

 

In addition to our Remembrance Sunday Service all are welcome to gather at the War Memorial on the 11th November at 18.15 for a candle lit vigil.

 

There will be a road clousure from Link Road Car Park to the War memorial from 10.30-11.30. This will affect all the car parks around the War memorial including Jackson Square, North Gate end, Link road etc. Road closure information is below.

 

Service dogs allowed only.

 

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.

 

Forward all enquiries to: remembrance@bishopsstortfordtc.gov.uk