Christmas will truly come to Bishop’s Stortford on Saturday 3 December with a number of exciting events, including Bishop’s Stortford Town Council’s Christmas Fayre, St Michael’s Church Holly Fair, the Grove Cottage Santa Dash and Reindeer Run and Bishops Stortford Community Church’s Crafty Christmas, all ushering in the festive season. Road closures will operate from 6am in North Street, Potter Street, South Street and High Street east of Basbow Lane
Bishop’s Stortford Town Council’s Christmas Fayre will commence at 9.30am and span North Street, Potter Street, Market Square and South Street, all of which will close for the event and will be filled with Christmas delights. The event includes the general retail market, the Farmers and Craft market and other exciting specialist Christmas stalls. Visitors can pick up lots of Christmas goodies, from gifts such as hampers and handmade jewellery to real Christmas trees and wreaths. Hungry shoppers can keep the cold at bay with many warming delights from our food court located on Market Square.
Children will have lots of fun at Santa’s Grotto, pat some reindeer straight from the North Pole, or ride a pony, have their faces painted or get festive with a glitter tattoo! Princesses will mingle with crowds, providing photo opportunities for young fans. Everyone will enjoy the fun fair rides and games on the train and the crooked cottage.
There are several arenas with live music and entertainment. Bishop’s Stortford Choral Society will perform traditional carols while Hip Hop Pop Dance Production Company and a local School will entertain with street dance to the latest chart music.
Come and join the fun, everyone welcome!
Road closures will be in force on 3rd December 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.
Timings for the event are as follows:
Road closures, restrictions and diversions: 06.00 – 18.00
Christmas Fayre Event: 09.30 – 16.00