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Audit Notice - Accounts for 2013/2014

NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT OF DATE FOR THE EXERCISE OF ELECTORS’ RIGHTS - ACCOUNTS FOR THE YEAR ENDED 31 MARCH 2014

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

This notice will be displayed from 09 June 2014 to 22 June 2014.

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 23 June 2014 and ending on 18 July 2014.

If you wish to view them then please contact:

Mark Westwood
Finance Officer

The Old Monastery
Windhill
Bishop’s Stortford
Herts, CM23 2ND

Telephone: 01279 712140
email: mark.westwood@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 21 July 2014 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

View the Summary of Electors' Rights

Healthwatch want your views on GP Surgeries

The Town Council has, for several years, been conscious of views expressed by residents on access to GP surgeries and has made representations to and received presentations from the surgeries on several occasions

Healthwatch Hertfordshire is now conducting some research on GP access. and a asking residents to complete this survey and is hoping residents could spend a few minutes of their time to tell us what they think about their doctor’s surgery.

Any information taken will be completely anonymous and you can stop the survey at any time. Questions about the survey should be directed to Healthwatch on 01707275978 or info@healthwatchhertfordhsire.co.uk

Everyone that completes a survey has the opportunity to be entered into a prize draw to win £50 of M&S vouchers. If you are interested in this please contact Healthwatch using the contact details above) stating your name and contact details and quote "GP Access Prize Draw". All details are kept separately to maintain anonymity. 

Elections for Town Council

The results of the election of a Town Councillor for Central Ward have been declared as follows: 

Burrows, Peter David (UK Independence Party ): 774 votes 

Drake, Holly Catherine (Conservative Party): 724 votes

Russell, Natalie Ann (Labour Party): 558 votes

Taylor, Robert Ian (Liberal Democrats): 457 votes

Bishop's Stortford in Bloom

Bishop's Stortford in Bloom are inviting all public houses and restaurants to take part in their annual competition for best floral display.

Some restaurants are former public houses and we have noted that many of them already have attractive displays and we would like to give them the opportunity of competing. The displays can be of hanging baskets, tubs, garden beds or whichever combination is suitable for your premises. The size and suitability of the display, bearing in mind the location, will be taken into consideration. The final judging will be in August but we will watch all summer to see that the displays are kept tidy and well maintained. We hope the displays will give pleasure to passers-by throughout the summer and into the autumn.

There is no need to make a formal application to take part as all premises displaying flowers will be considered, however, it would be helpful if you could phone Mrs Joy Cornell Tel 01279 655396 or email llenroc@talktalk.net

Winners will receive certificates for display in their premises and press coverage.

Bishop's Stortford in Bloom work in close co-operation with both the town council and the district council but is run by volunteers who maintain the flower displays in the beds and planters throughout the town. We are always happy to welcome new volunteers.

Elections for Town and District Councillor, European Elections

Election of a Town Councillor
For the Area of
BISHOPS STORTFORD CENTRAL Town Ward
To be held on
Thursday, 22nd May 2014

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT

  1. An election is to be held for a Town Councillor for the said Town Ward.
  2. Nomination papers may be obtained, during normal office hours, from the Deputy Returning Officer at the address shown below.
  3. Completed nomination papers must be delivered to the Deputy Returning Officer at the offices of East Herts Council, at the address shown below, on any day after the date of this notice, during normal office hours but not later than 4pm on - Thursday, 24th April 2014.
  4. If the election is contested, the poll will take place on Thursday, 22nd May 2014 between the hours of 07:00 and 22:00
  5. Electors should take note that the deadline for new applications to vote by post or to change existing postal arrangements e.g. cancellation or re-direction etc must reach the Electoral Registration Officer at the address shown below by 5pm on Wednesday, 7th May 2014 if they are to be effective for this election.
  6. New applications to vote by proxy or changes to existing proxy arrangements must be received by the Electoral Registration Officer by 5pm on Wednesday, 14th May 2014.
  7. The deadline for new applications to be received by the Electoral Registration Officer to vote by proxy on grounds of a medical emergency is not later than 5pm on Thursday, 22nd May 2014

 


Election of a District Councillor 
For the Area of
BISHOPS STORTFORD CENTRAL Ward
To be held on
Thursday, 22nd May 2014

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT

  1. An election is to be held for a Councillor for the said Ward.
  2. Nomination papers may be obtained, during normal office hours, from the Returning Officer at the address shown below.
  3. Completed nomination papers must be delivered to the Returning Officer at the offices of East Herts Council, at the address shown below, on any day after the date of this notice, during normal office hours but Not later than 4pm on - Thursday, 24th April 2014.
  4. If the election is contested, the poll will take place on Thursday, 22nd May 2014 between the hours of 07:00 and 22:00
  5. Electors should take note that the deadline for new applications to vote by post or to change existing postal arrangements e.g. cancellation or re-direction etc must reach the Electoral Registration Officer at the address shown below by 5pm on Wednesday, 7th May 2014 if they are to be effective for this election.
  6. New applications to vote by proxy or changes to existing proxy arrangements must be received by the Electoral Registration Officer by 5pm on Wednesday, 14th May 2014.
  7. The deadline for new applications to be received by the Electoral Registration Officer to vote by proxy on grounds of a medical emergency is not later than 5pm on Thursday, 22nd May 2014

 


European Parliamentary Election 22 May 2014
Notice of Election
Eastern Electoral Region

Notice is given that an election is to be held in the Eastern Electoral Region for seven members of the European Parliament.  If the election is contested the poll will be held on 22 May 2014 between 7am and 10pm.

 

Standing for election

Nomination papers may be obtained from the address below or from www.chelmsford.gov.uk/euroelections.  Delivery of all nomination papers and consents to nomination must be made in person to the address below and by the date shown.

Address to which to deliver nomination papers

Customer Services Centre, Civic Centre, Duke Street, Chelmsford, Essex CM1 1JE

Delivery allowed

Between 10am and 4pm on any working day from 10 April 2014 to 24 April 2014 (inclusive)

Deadline for the delivery of nomination papers

4pm on 24 April 2014

 

The deposit for each registered political party or individual candidate (£5,000) may be paid by cash or bankers draft (banks operating in the UK or Gibraltar only), by electronic payment into my account or by debit or credit card.

Applications for registration, postal and proxy voting

Applications to be included on the register of electors or for postal or proxy votes MUST reach the Electoral Registration Officer for the council area in which an elector resides (the list of addresses is available at www.chelmsford.gov.uk/euroelections) by the dates below.

Application deadlines

Register to vote

6 May 2014

New postal vote (including proxies applying to vote by post)

5pm on 7 May 2014

To cancel or alter postal and proxy votes, or to change from postal to proxy voting

5pm on 7 May 2014

New proxy

5pm on 14 May 2014

Emergency proxy

  • on grounds of disability if the applicant becomes incapacitated after 5pm on 14 May 2014, or
  • if by reason of occupation, employment or service, or  attendance at a training or educational course, the applicant cannot go to a polling station in person, and that commitment arises after 5pm on 14 May 2014

5pm on 22 May 2014

Volunteer Opportunities

Bishop’s Stortford Minibus Trust are looking for volunteer drivers to help provide transport.

Currently, the Trust provides weekly transport for Apton Day Centre and Heath Row Over 60s Club. Both organisations are in need of drivers to help once a week or more if possible. Additionally, The Minibus Trust offers a number of regular services around Bishop's Stortford and the surrounding area. The Hadham Hopper is a free service and runs every Thursday from Much Hadham and Perry Green to and from Bishop's Stortford. This service is in need of a driver also.

All services will require volunteers to donate their time in morning for pickups and again in the afternoon for drop off. This will total approximately 3-4 hours work over a 6-8 hour period.

As well as driving drivers assist members onto the bus, bringing them into the club or helping with shopping, bags etc.

Please contact Rosanna at the Town Council on 01279 712 143 if you are interested in these positions.

Notice of Vacancy

NOTICE OF VACANCY IN THE OFFICE OF COUNCILLOR FOR THE CENTRAL WARD OF THE TOWN COUNCIL OF BISHOP’S STORTFORD

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT A VACANCY HAS OCCURRED IN THE OFFICE OF TOWN COUNCILLOR FOR THE ABOVE-MENTIONED WARD OF BISHOP’S STORTFORD TOWN COUNCIL CAUSED BY THE RESIGNATION OF COUNCILLOR PETER GRAY.

AN ELECTION TO FILL THE VACANCY WILL BE HELD IF NOTICE IN WRITING OF A REQUEST FOR SUCH AN ELECTION IS MADE BY TEN LOCAL GOVERNMENT ELECTORS FOR THE BISHOP’S STORTFORD CENTRAL TOWN COUNCIL ELECTORAL AREA AND RECEIVED BY THE RETURNING OFFICER OF THE EAST HERTFORDSHIRE DISTRICT COUNCIL AT WALLFIELDS, PEGS LANE, HERTFORD, HERTS., SG13 8EQ BY NOT LATER THAN 10 APRIL 2014.

IF AN ELECTION IS NOT REQUESTED BY TEN LOCAL GOVERNMENT ELECTORS AS AFORESAID, THE VACANCY WILL BE FILLED BY THE TOWN COUNCIL AS SOON AS PRACTICABLE AFTER 10 APRIL 2014.

DATED THIS 21ST DAY OF MARCH 2014.

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

Annual Town Meeting

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ANNUAL TOWN MEETING

BISHOP'S STORTFORD TOWN COUNCIL

NOTICE is hereby given that the Annual Town Meeting will be held at Rhodes, 1-3 South Road, CM23 3JG, on Tuesday 1 April 2014, at 7.30pm. 
The meeting is open to the press and public.

A G E N D A

1.       Apologies for Absence

2.       To receive minutes of last year’s Annual Town Meeting

3.       Resume of the year’s work May 2013- April 2014 – Town Mayor

4.       Reports from Committee Chairmen

5.       Trustees’ Report

 Rhodes Birthplace Trust
 Brazier Trust
 
6. Neighbourhood Plan Up-date

7.     Open Forum

Questions in advance must be submitted to the Chief Executive Officer at the address below no later than Friday 28 March 2014.  Questions may be accepted on the day if time allows.

Refreshments will be available between 7.00pm and 7.30pm.

Committee reports will be published on Bishop’s Stortford Town Council’s website by 26th March 2014
http://www.bishopsstortfordtc.gov.uk/document-library

Cllr Mrs Janice Elliott, TOWN MAYOR
James Parker, CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

Bishop's Stortford Town Council, The Old Monastery, Windhill, Bishop's Stortford, Herts  CM23 2ND, email james.parker@bishopsstortfordtc.gov.uk        

 

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