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Your comments on the Town Centre wanted

East Herts Council’s purchase of Old River Lane, a key site in the heart of Bishop’s Stortford, has opened up many exciting regeneration possibilities. Now is your chance to make your comments as East herts District Council prepares a planning framework for the town centre. It will provide a vision for future development and investment in the town centre, in order to maximise the potential of the town’s assets and inform the development of significant sites. The framework will provide a plan for the next 20 years, taking into account the town’s current and future economic role, along with movement and design considerations. It is being prepared by top architecture and urban planning practice, Allies and Morrison. Don’t miss your chance to comment – the deadline is the end of June.

 

To comment go to https://bishopsstortford.commonplace.is/ where you can also read everyone else’s comments.

Proposed major housing development: land at Bishop’s Stortford Railway Station, Station Road

A meeting of Bishop’s Stortford Town Council’s Planning and Development Committee will take place on 16 May 2016 at 7:30pm, in the in the Council Chamber, The Old Monastery, Windhill, Bishop’s Stortford, CM23 2ND.

A planning application for mixed use purposes comprising up to 682 residential unit (use Class C3), 607 sqm of retail floorspace (Class A1/A3), 3034sqm of hotel floorspace (Class C1), two multi storey car parks and associated highways and landscaping works.(Applicant: Solum. Land At Bishop’s Stortford Railway Station, Station Road, Bishop’s Stortford Hertfordshire, CM23 3BL. LPA Reference: 3/16/0530/OUT).

Members of the public or organisational representatives are invited to speak, subject to the absolute discretion of the Chairman, providing an emailed or written request is received no later than Friday 13 May 2016 at 12 Noon. Applications must state whether they are an individual or representing a named organisation and be accompanied by a summary in no more than three sentences of the principal subjects to be covered in the speech. Applications to speak must be addressed to: Rosanna Zaffuto, Bishop’s Stortford Town Council, The Old Monastery, Windhill, Bishop’s Stortford, CM23 2ND

or by email to rosanna.zaffuto@bishopsstortfordtc.gov.uk

Individuals will be permitted to speak for a maximum of three minutes and organisational representatives for a maximum of six minutes.

Time is limited and preference will be given to organisations/individuals in the order in which their application to speak is received subject to maintaining an appropriate balance and avoiding duplication. If time is available applications received after the deadline or on the night will be considered.

The plans can be viewed at The Old Monastery, Windhill, Bishop’s Stortford, CM23 2ND, Monday to Friday from 9.00am to 4.00pm. The agenda for the meeting will be available for download on the Town Council website from 2pm on Wednesday 11 May 2016 and paper copies will be available on the night.

Bishop’s Stortford Town Council is a statutory consultee on all planning applications affecting the Town, however the decision is ultimately made by East Herts District Council. The District Council will take into account representations made by this Council, however you should ensure that a copy of your comments is also sent to direct to East Herts District Council.

Street Food Monthly- 21 April

Stortford Street Food Monthly is a collective of top quality local street food traders, parking up to satisfy the cravings of Bishop’s Stortford workers and students. Banish soggy sandwiches and let #StortfordStFood brighten your midday meal. A variety of street food vendors with a global offering descend on North Street from 11am to 2pm on the following dates:

 

17 March

21st April

19th May

16th June

21 July

 

 

Traders confirmed:

Cantina Carnitas- Mexican Street Food
Holy Schnitzel- Austrian Schnitzels
Wonderbuns- gourmet burgers
Toastielicious- gourmet toasties
Now Now- South African Street Food  
I am Dumpling- Asian Street Food
La Flamenca Churros- Churros
Wakelin’s Coffee and fizzy dinks
Jack’s Smoke House- BBQ shack 

St George’s Day – 23rd April

 

To celebrate England’s patron saint an original piece of street theatre will be performed by Bishop’s Stortford’s very own Water Lane Theatre Company, based on the life events of St George.  The traditional work will be accompanied with original score and songs.  The performance will be starting at Market Square at 11am and continue throughout the day.  Water Lane Theatre Company will also be performing a Midsummer Night’s Dream on 7th, 8th and 9th July at Monastery Gardens, Windhill, Bishop’s Stortford in support of Isabel Hospice.

Italian Market 23 April 2016

A taste of Italy will delight residents of Bishop’s Stortford on 23rd April 2016. Italia in Piazza, a travelling Italian market, will be in North Street, Bishop’s Stortford from 9am until 4pm.  Fresh parmesan, olives stuffed with garlic, and extra virgin olive oils are just a few of the delights that will be on sale.   The team at Italia in Piazza travel around Italy hand-pock the best fresh produce, from the roots of Calabria famous for its chillies to the port city of Genova famous for its pesto, bringing the best Italian food to Bishop’s Stortford.   Maybe you have visited Italy and have a favourite food you'd like to rediscover or you just want to indulge in some Italian atmosphere, whichever a taste of Italy will be on your doorstep.

 

A few of the items on sale are:

•           Cheese

•           Cured meats

•           Pasta

•           Herbs

•           Olives

•           Biscuits and sweets

•           Extra virgin olive oils & balsamic vinegars

•           Torrone (nougat)

•           Speciality Breads

•           Hot foods:

-           Italian sausage in a ciabatta panino

-           Risotto balls of rice stuffed with various fillings

-           Pizza and Calzone

-           Mini pizzas 

Neighbourhood Plan Consultation

If you haven't already done so, please comment on our Neighbourhood Plan for All Saints, Central, South and part of Thorley. Although some of the policies are similar to those in the Neighbourhood Plan for Silverleys and Meads, others are specific to this area.

You can comment quickly and simply - either via the Comments page on the Neighbourhood Plan pages on this site - click HERE or by emailing comments@stortfordplan.org

Our consultation period closes on 19 April 2016 so please don't miss this opportunity to have a say in the future development of the town.

Vacant Allotments

There are vacant allotments at most sites in and around the Town.

Eat healthily and get enjoyable exercise at the same time!

Please contact Lesley Howell on 01279 712148 for more information,

or check out the Allotments page under 'Our Services'.

Stortford Street Food Monthly

Get your appetites ready Bishop's Stortford!

 

Stortford Street Food Monthly is a collective of top quality local street food traders, parking up to satisfy the cravings of Bishop’s Stortford workers and students. Banish soggy sandwiches and let #StortfordStFood brighten your midday meal. A variety of street food vendors with a global offering descend on North Street from 11am to 2pm on the following dates:

 

17 March

21st April

19th May

16th June

 

Traders confirmed for 17 March

 

  • I Am Dumpling- Asian Street Food
  • Toastielicious- gourmet toasties
  • Jacks Smoke Shack
  • Cantina Carnitas- Mexican Street Food
  • Wonderbuns- gourmet burgers
  • Wakelin’s Coffee and fizzy dinks

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