Italian Market comes to Bishop's Stortford this weekend!

A taste of Italy will delight residents of Bishop’s Stortford on 13 October. Italia in Piazza Food, a travelling Italian market, will be in North Street, Bishop’s Stortford from 9am until 3pm.  Fresh parmesan, olives stuffed with garlic, and extra virgin olive oils are just a few of the delights that will be on sale.

 

The team at Italia in Piazza frequently travel around Italy to source and hand select the best fresh produce, from the roots of Calabria famous for its chillies to the port city of Genova famous for its pesto, bringing the best Italian food to Bishop’s Stortford.

 

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

 

A few of the items on sale are:

Cheese
Cured meats
Pasta
Herbs
Olives
Biscuits and sweets
Extra virgin olive oils & balsamic vinegars
Torrone (nougat)
Speciality Breads
Hot foods:

Italian sausage in a ciabatta panino
Risotto balls of rice stuffed with various fillings
Pizza and Calzone
Mini pizzas

 

 

The Italian market will be alongside the weekly Market which is held every Thursday and Saturday in Potter Street, Market Square and South Street and 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.  

 

Notice of Conclusion of Audit for 2017/18

NOTICE OF CONCLUSION OF AUDIT
ANNUAL GOVERNANCE & ACCOUNTABILITY RETURN FOR THE YEAR ENDED 31 MARCH 2018

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 2018 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 26th September 2018

 

View the Notice of Conclusion of Audit and the Audited Annual Governance & Accountability Return 2017/18.

NOTICE OF VACANCY IN THE OFFICE OF COUNCILLOR

Updated 2/10/2018.  The returning officer has confirmed that a valid request for an election hass been received.  If the seat is contested the election will take place on 6th December 2018

 

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT A VACANCY HAS OCCURRED IN THE OFFICE OF COUNCILLOR FOR BISHOP’S STORTFORD TOWN COUNCIL (MEADS WARD), FOLLOWING THE RESIGNATION OF COUNCILLOR GILLIAN CAMPBELL.

IF AN ELECTION IS REQUESTED IN WRITING BY TEN OR MORE LOCAL GOVERNMENT ELECTORS FOR BISHOP’S STORTFORD MEADS 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 4TH OCTOBER 2018.

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 4TH OCTOBER 2018. THIS NOTICE IS ISSUED ON 14TH SEPTEMBER 2018 PURSUANT TO SECTION 87(2) OF THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT ACT 1972

James Parker Chief Executive Officer, Bishop’s Stortford Town Council The Old Monastery, Windhill, Bishop’s Stortford CM23 2ND

Seeking quotes for minor works

Bishop's Stortford Town Council is currently seeking quotes for minor roofing works and exterior repairs and decoration at the Tourist Information centre, Market Square.  Please visit our tenders page for further information

Enthusiastic, motivated and committed individuals sought to contribute to the creation of a new Arts Venue for Bishop's Stortford.

Bishop's Stortford Town Council, East Herts District Council and the Rhodes Birthplace Trust are working together to create an exciting arts venue for the 21st century, to be sited at Old River Lane in Bishop's Stortford.  It is expected that the brand new venue will incorporate a 500+ seat auditorium, a 4-5 screen cinema, a café and bar and all the necessary supporting facilities.  It may also incorporate the library.  The timescale is yet to be finalised however it is currently expected that it will open in 2022/23.

A steering group has been formed to lead the development of the venue and its governance.  The group, which will consist of nine individuals supported by employees from EHDC, BSTC and Rhodes, will have responsibility for the:

·         Physical brief for the new Arts Centre

·         Management arrangements for the new Arts Centre

·         Vision for the operational development of the arts centre, marketing, fundraising and other key elements of the new Arts Centre's operations

·         Proposals for the governance to take effect before the centre becomes operational

Six members of the group have been nominated by the supporting parties.  Three independent members are now sought.  This is an exciting role which will shape the centre of Bishop's Stortford and its provision for the Arts for the next 50 years or more.

Candidates should be knowledgeable, dedicated and willing to work collaboratively towards the realisation of the vision for the site.  Candidates with experience or knowledge in accountancy, legal matters, organisational development/HR, property or the management of cultural buildings/facilities are especially welcome.

The group will meet as often as necessary to achieve the vision.  Initially it is expected that meetings which will typically be two hours long will be approximately monthly.  Meetings will generally be Monday-Friday and may be during the day time, facilities to join by telephone or video will be provided.

The intent is to create, at an appropriate point, a charitable organisation which will run the venue once it opens.  It is likely that some members of the steering group will wish to become trustees of this organisation to continue the work into the operational phase.

These roles are not remunerated.  Candidates must be fully committed to the Nolan seven principles of public life.

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:

Project Manager, Old River Lane, East Herts District Council, Wallfields, Pegs Lane, Hertford, SG13 8EQ or e-mail: old.riverlane@eastherts.gov.uk 

Find out more about the Rhodes Birthplace Trust

Visit East Herts District Council's website

Market Square Toilets now re-opened

Following a complete rebuilding the public toilets in Market Square have been opened to the public today, 8th August.  A formal opening ceremony will take place in September.  The adjacent cafe, Rosey Lea, will be using the terrace above as outdoor seating space commencing Friday, 10th August.

Notice of Public Rights and Publication of Unaudited Annual Governance & Accountability Return 2017/18

NOTICE OF PUBLIC RIGHTS AND PUBLICATION OF UNAUDITED ANNUAL GOVERNANCE & ACCOUNTABILITY RETURN
ACCOUNTS FOR THE YEAR ENDED 31 MARCH 2018

Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014 Sections 26 and 27
The Accounts and Audit Regulations 2015 (SI 2015/234)

NOTICE

1. Date of announcement Tuesday 26th June 2018

 

2. Each year the smaller authority’s Annual Governance and Accountability Return (AGAR) needs to be reviewed by an external auditor appointed by Smaller Authorities’ Audit Appointments Ltd.  The unaudited AGAR has been published with this notice. As it has yet to be reviewed by the appointed auditor, it is subject to change as a result of that review.

Any person interested has the right to inspect and make copies of the accounting records for the financial year to which the audit relates and all books, deeds, contracts, bills, vouchers, receipts and other documents relating to those records must be made available for inspection by any person interested. For the year ended 31 March 2018, these documents will be available on reasonable notice by application to:

        Mark Westwood, Responsible Financial Officer
        The Old Monastery, Windhill, Bishop’s Stortford, CM23 2ND
        01279 712140, mark.westwood@bishopsstortfordtc.gov.uk

 

       commencing on Wednesday 27th June 2018

       and ending on   Tuesday 7th August 2018

 

3. Local government electors and their representatives also have:

  • The opportunity to question the appointed auditor about the accounting records; and
  • The right to make an objection which concerns a matter in respect of which the appointed auditor could either make a public interest report or apply to the court for a declaration that an item of account is unlawful. Written notice of an objection must first be given to the auditor and a copy sent to the smaller authority.

 

The appointed auditor can be contacted at the address in paragraph 4 below for this purpose between the above dates only.

 

4. The smaller authority’s AGAR is subject to review by the appointed auditor under the provisions of the Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014, the Accounts and Audit Regulations 2015 and the NAO’s Code of Audit Practice 2015.  The appointed auditor is:

PKF Littlejohn LLP (Ref: SBA Team)
1 Westferry Circus
Canary Wharf
London E14 4HD

(sba@pkf-littlejohn.com)

 

5. This announcement is made by Mark Westwood, Responsible Financial Officer

 

View the Notice of Public Rights, Summary of Your Rights, Internal Audit Report 2017/18 and the Unaudited Annual Governance & Accountability Return 2017/18.