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Neighbourhood Plan Latest - Housing and Design Draft released

The Draft policies and objectives for the 'Housing and Design' section of the plan have been published and comments are invited.   These have been developed by the team and endeavour to address the concerns that many people feel about major development in and around the town. The policies have yet to be reviewed by statutory consultees. Comments are invited on these objectives and policies. Visit our Neighbourhood Plan pages for details.

 

Accounts for 2012/2013 - Audit

NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT OF DATE FOR THE EXERCISE OF ELECTORS’ RIGHTS - ACCOUNTS FOR THE YEAR ENDED 31 March 2013

(Audit Commission Act 1998, Sections 15 and 16 , Accounts and Audit (England) Regulations 2011 (SI 2011/817)

This notice will be displayed from 03 June 2013 to 16 June 2013

Each year Bishop’s Stortford Town Council’s annual return is audited by an auditor appointed by the Audit Commission. Any person interested has the right to inspect the accounts and make copies of the annual return and all books, deeds, contracts, bills, vouchers and receipts relating to the Accounting Statements.

These documents for Bishop’s Stortford Town Council are to be made available on reasonable notice by application between the hours of 10am and 3pm on Mondays to Fridays (excluding public holidays) commencing on 17 June 2013 and ending on 12 July 2013

If you wish to view them then please contact:

Melanie Whitbread
Finance Assistant
The Old Monastery
Windhill
Bishop’s Stortford
Herts CM23 2ND

Telephone: 01279 712145
email: melanie.whitbread'bishopsstortfordtc.gov.uk

Local electors and their representatives have rights to question the auditor about the accounts and object to the accounts or any item in them.  Written notice of an objection must first be given to the auditor and a copy sent to the Council/meeting. The auditor can be contacted at the address below for this purpose from 15 July 2013 until the audit has been completed.

The Council’s audit is being conducted under the provisions of the Audit Commission Act 1998, the Accounts and Audit (England) Regulations 2011 and the Audit Commission’s Code of Audit Practice.

The audit of Bishop’s Stortford Town Council is being carried out by:

BDO LLP
Arcadia House
Maritime Walk
Ocean Village
Southampton
SO14 3TL

Telephone: 023 8088 1941

Online Shop Launched

Bishop's Stortford Information Centre today launched its online shop selling books and souveniers for Townspeople and Visitors.  The shop sells the most popular items available from the Information Centre including guide books, souveniers and gifts.  With something for everything, the new online shop means you can buy our merchandise from the comfort of your own home.  Take a look around.

Neighbourhood Plan Latest - Green Infrastucture Draft released

The Draft policies and objectives for the 'Green Infrastructure' section of the plan have been published and comments are invited.   These have been developed by the team and endeavour to address the concerns that many people feel about major development in and arouind the town. The policies have yet to be reviewed by statutory consultees. Comments are invited on these objectives and policies. Visit our Neighbourhood Plan pages for details.

Election Results

The results of the elections on 2nd May for the vacancies on the Town Council have been declared.

Daniel Peter Abbott (Conservative) was elected in the Meads Ward

Linda Jean Gray (Conservative) was elected in South Ward

The results of the elections for County and District Councillors can be found here

Neighbourhood Plan Latest - Transport Draft released

The Draft policies and objectives for the 'Transport' section of the plan have been published and comments are invited.   These have been developed by the team and endeavour to address the concerns that many people feel about major development in and arouind the town. The policies have yet to be reviewed by Herts Highways and other statutory consultees. Comments are invited on these objectives and policies. Visit our Neighbourhood Plan pages for details.

New Web Site Launched

Bishop's Stortford Town Council is pleased to launch our new website which has been developed at no cost to the taxpayer.  The site is designed to be mobile-friendly and we hope that the navigation is easier to follow.  We would welcome your feedback.

 

During the transition period (starting 24th April), there may be a few days when sections are unavailable temporarily.  We apoligise for this and if you need specific information which is not online please do call us and we will be pleased to help.

Bishop's Stortford North outline planning application

Bishop's Stortford Town Council are statutory consultees and will be considering the application shortly and submitting comments also to EHDC. The date of the meeting, which will be open to the public, will be announced shortly.

Town Council seeks volunteers for Neighbourhood Plan Team

Bishop’s Stortford Town Council is seeking enthusiastic VOLUNTEERS to join its NEIGHBOURHOOD PLAN TEAM.

Neighbourhood planning, part of the Government’s localism agenda, is the way for the local community to have a direct say in development. A plan once completed has statutory force. The Neighbourhood plan will cover Silver Leys and Meads Wards* which includes the whole of the ‘ASRs’ – areas to the North West of the town identified for potential new housing. A neighbourhood plan can shape development but it cannot block development which is part of the local plan.

We need a small but dedicated team of individuals who can represent local views, are keen and can commit time (some of which may be during working hours) during the next 12 months or more.

For further information and to apply visit www.bishopsstortfordtc.gov.uk/neighbourhoodplan or call 01279 652274 for an information pack

Note: The formal designation of the area to be considered in the plan is subject to confirmation which is expected in December 2012

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