Book now for the Mayor's Valentine's Dinner and Dance 2018, on Saturday 10 February 2018, 7pm, at Bishop's Stortford Golf Club! For tickets please contact Hilary Mitchell 01279 715142 or by e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
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 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
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
The tree itself was sponsored by ITVET
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.
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 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.
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.
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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
Paris Handbags, purses and belts
Sweet treats- Crepes, biscuits, nougats and chocolates
Vintage Music CD
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
Tye Green Nurseries- plants
Limelight Market Beds
Kitchen Spell master
Gallagher Market Fresh- plants and fruit and vegetables
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
Town Centre Location
Easy In /Easy Out Arrangement
Private parking space available by separate negotiation
For more information contact the Town Council offices tel: 01279 715000 email: firstname.lastname@example.org;
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.