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Farmers & Crafts market Saturday 1 October

Don't forget our Farmers & Crafts market is back Saturday 1 October 9.30-13.30 In North Street. This month we are celebrating British Food Fortnight. Everything at our market is either hand produced or created locally and we are having demonstrations from West Essex & East Herts Guild of Spinners, Weavers & Dyers.  Stay tuned for more planned events.

If you planning to attend why don’t you also visit our general market every Thursday & Saturday.

Christmas Fayre 2016

Bishop's Stortford Christmas Fayre is coming back!


Christmas will truly come to Bishop’s Stortford on 3 December from 9.30am. Everyone will able to purchase all the Christmas essentials from gifts such as hampers and handmade jewellery to real Christmas trees and wreaths. Performances from local groups and bands such as Bishop’s Stortford Choral Society will delight crowds with beautiful traditional carols while Hip Hop Pop Dance Production Company and School will entertain crowds with street dance to the latest top chart music. Lots more is planned too!

We would love everyone to be involved so please do get in touch. If you are interested in attending the event as a trader or need further info please contact Rosanna Zaffuto on

Street Food Monthly

Will be taking a break for the winter months but will be back in the spring 2017. 

Splash pool - special needs sessions

The popular splash pool near Sworders Field is reserved exclusively for those with special needs  on the 1st, 3rd and 5th Wednesday of each month from 5pm-7pm.   The dates for these sessions for the remmainder of 2016 are: Aug: 3, 17, 31; Sept: 7, 21.  Parents/guardians of those with special needs are of course welcome also!

Cafe Opening Times - Sworders Field

The Cafe on Sworders Field, serving tea, coffee, cakes and sovouries, is open Tuesday-Sunday 9.30am - 3.30pm.  Why not give it a try?  Ice cream and soft drinks are also usually available from our Ice Cream vendors.

Audit Notice - Accounts for 2015/2016

Audit Notice - Accounts for 2015/2016


Local Audit And Accountability Act 2014
Accounts and Audit Regulations 2015 (SI 2015/234)

Bishop’s Stortford Town Council’s annual return needs to be reviewed by an external auditor appointed by Public Sector Audit Appointments Limited. Any person interested has the right to inspect the accounting records for the financial year to which the audit relates and all books, deeds, contracts, bills, vouchers and receipts and other documents relating to those records or documents.

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 working days (excluding public holidays) commencing on 23 June 2016 and ending on 03 August 2016.

If you wish to view them then please contact the named authority representative:

Mark Westwood
Finance Officer
The Old Monastery
Bishop’s Stortford
CM23 2ND

Telephone: 01279 712140

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 smaller authority. The auditor can be contacted at the address below for this purpose during the inspection period which commences on 23 June 2016 and ends on 03 August 2016.

The smaller authority's annual return is subject to review by the appointed auditor under the provisions of the Local Audit And Accountability Act 2014, the Accounts and Audit Regulations 2015 and the NAO's Code of Audit Practice.

The appointed auditor of Bishop’s Stortford Town Council is:

Arcadia House
Maritime Walk
Ocean Village
SO14 3TL

Telephone: 023 8088 1941

View the Summary of Electors' Rights and the Annual governance statement 2015/16 and Accounting statements for 2016/16.

New Stortford Shuttle service to launch on Monday 27th June

Stortford Shuttle - The Town Bus for Everyone!

The Stortford Shuttle runs every Monday to Friday from 08.00 - 15.00, except for bank holidays. It  starts and finishes at Herts & Essex Hospital and operates a figure of 8 route calling  at the Bishop's Gate, Thorley, Havers and Parsonage areas, looping twice through the town centre every hour.  Hop on and off anywhere en-route.




Older Person Bus Pass                              Free
Disabled Person Bus Pass                        Free
Adult Single                                                 £3.00
Adult Day Pass                                            £4.00
Child Single                                                  £1.50
Child Day Pass                                            £2.00
Under 4s                                                      Free

(Carers Passport Holders pay 50% of adult fares)

Pick up a timetable at the Tourist Information Centre, Town Council Office or Library. Or click here to download a copy.

With thanks to our sponsors Zelley - Fordyce Furnivall - East & North Hertfordshire Clinical Commissioning Group - Bishop's Stortford Town Council - Elements Home & Garden - The Osteopaths: Walters, Neary, Pearce - Pineview Properties - Herts Healthy Homes - Hertfordshire Community Foundation

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Castle Park - Your views wanted

East Herts District Council, Bishop’s Stortford Town Council and the Countryside Management Service are putting together a funding application to the Heritage Lottery Fund for improvements to Castle Gardens and Sworder’s Field.  This presents a fantastic opportunity to upgrade current facilities.  We want your views.

Please visit the consultation website and tell us what you think.