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Bishop's Stortford Christmas Fayre and Road Closures 2nd December 2017

Christmas will truly come to Bishop’s Stortford on Saturday 2 December with a number of exciting events including Bishop’s Stortford Town Council’s Christmas Fayre, Coopers Winter Wonderland and the Grove Cottage Santa Dash and Reindeer Run. 

Bishop’s Stortford Town Council’s Christmas Fayre will commence at 09:30 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. Walking into town is recommended as road closures will operate from 06:00 in North Street, Potter Street, South Street and High Street east of Basbow Lane.

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.

Children will have lots of fun at Santa’s Grotto, pat some reindeer straight from the North Pole, or ride a pony. Princesses will mingle with crowds, providing photo opportunities for young fans. Everyone will enjoy the fun fair rides and games on the train while stilt walkers, fire eaters and magicians will amaze.

There are several arenas with live music and entertainment including Thorngrove Primary School 20 Children’s Choir, The Bishop’s Stortford High School, Bishop’s Stortford Rock Choir, Clark and Johnson, Somewhere2sing, Bishop’s Stortford Ukulele Society, Water Lane Theatre Company, Martin the Magician, Belly Babes, Theatre Train, Tributo, Bishop’s Stortford Town Band, ckmusicacademy and the Salvation Army.

Come and join the fun, everyone welcome!

Road closures will be in force on 2 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 tonnes.

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

 

 

Pop-Up Shop Today at the Tourist Information Centre

Pop-Up Shop open today at the Bishop's Stortford Tourist Information Centre from 10am to 4pm! Come and support Young Designers from Hertford Regional College and the University of Hertfordshire and buy amazing handmade Christmas gifts. #handmadehrc

A big thank you from Bishop's Stortford Town Council!

The lights on the Christmas tree in Market Square have been enhanced this year by the kind donations from the following organisations:

Woolcott and Smith Gardening

Parsonage Residents' Association

Chantry Community Association

Bishop's Stortford Civic Society

Dorringtons

The tree itself was sponsored by ITVET

Road Closure Remembrance Day Parade Sunday 12 November

Please be aware of this year’s Remembrance Day parade in Bishop's Stortford on Sunday 12th November 2017, which will affect roads in the central area of the town from 10:30 - 11:45am.

The parade will begin at the Link Road car park and parade along The Causeway. Following a period of silence and a short service the parade will again enter the Causeway and return to Link Road car park.

To enable those who wish to show their respects to parade or attend the service, as a matter of safety to all we are required to close a number of roads and car parks at their junctions with The Causeway or Link Road.

All residents are welcome to attend but police would ask that you consider your journey and parking and be in town prior to the road closures.

If you are using the town on Sunday as part of your journey please give consideration to the parade and show your respect by remaining calm and being patient if asked to wait a short time in one of the road closures.

Tenders invited - Security Services & Construction

The Town Council is inviting quotations for a) the provison of a seasonal Taxi Marshall service during the festive period and b) the installation of welfare facilities (toilet, sink) at the Tourist Information Centre and connecion of same to mains drainage and water services.  For further detail see the tenders page.

Armistice Saturday and Remembrance Sunday

Armistice Saturday 11/11/2017

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

Remembrance Sunday 12/11/2017

A service will be held at the War Memorial in Castle Gardens, Bishop's Stortford

Ex-servicemen and local organisations are invited to assemble at the Link Road Car Park, by 10:30am and march in procession to the War Memorial.

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

All welcome.
 

To facilitate this event there will be multiple road & car park closures to allow the parade to pass, please expect delays.

 

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.

Please forward all enquiries to: remembrance@bishopsstortfordtc.gov.uk

 

French Market visits on Saturday 28 October

Photos from last years market
Photos from last years market
Photos from last years market

France at Home will be visiting Bishop’s Stortford once again on Saturday 28 October.  The travelling French market will be in North Street, Bishop’s Stortford from 9am until 5pm.

 

The stallholders frequently travel around France to source and hand select the best fresh produce, such as local and regional cheeses, freshly baked bread to handbags, jewellery, and provencal soaps bringing the best French food and products to Bishop’s Stortford.

 

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

 

A few of the items on sale are:

Bread and patisserie
Cheese
Charcuterie
Hot food
Paris Handbags, purses and belts   
Sweet treats- Crepes, biscuits, nougats and chocolates
Olives
Spices
Dried Fruits
Onions
Basket Ware
Wooden Signs       
Vintage Music CD
Wooden Flowers
Posters
Provencal Soaps    

 

 

Don’t forget Bishop’s Stortford weekly Market, which is held every Thursday and Saturday in North Street, Potter Street, Market Square and South Street also 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. The Christmas Fayre returns on 2 December from 9.30am throughout the main shopping streets within the town.  

 

Available at Bishop’s Stortford Market

Every Thursday and Saturday 8.30am-4.30pm    

 

FE Tucker and Sons- Fresh fish and sea food

M & M Fruiterers- Fresh fruit and vegetables

Springtime Nurseries- Flowers

Caroline's Cards- haberdashery and handmade cards

Brown Bread

Pet leaders

Tye Green Nurseries- plants

Limelight Market Beds

DB Watches

Kitchen Spell master

Gallagher Market Fresh- plants and fruit and vegetables

 

 

Town Centre Office to let

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

Location:               Room 6, Second Floor, The Courtyard, Windhill, CM23 2ND

Size (sq ft):            101            

Monthly rental:       £295 

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;

Support the Mayor's Charities!

Join the Mayor at Rhodes between 10 and 15 October 2017 for the Contexture production of Cleo, Camping, Emmanuelle and Dick. Contact Rhodes Box Office on 01279 710200 for tickets.

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