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Town Council staff deal with storm damage

Town Council staff have their work cut out following the chaos caused by storm St Jude on Monday 28 October 2013.  In the aftermath of the storm, numerous trees lay broken alongside the river and bordering Sworders Field.  The Town's Cemeteries were also effected and had to be closed to the public to allow for clearance of the debris.  Work will continue this week.

East H-Arts

Local artists living or working in East Herts are invited to apply for an award of up to £7,000 from East Herts Council to create an  innovative art project, installation or performance for the enjoyment and benefit of East Herts residents and or businesses.

The deadline for return of submissions is 15 January 2014. The commission will be agreed before 31March 2014, but the project may be delivered anytime within the calendar year 2014.

The project may be in any form, temporal or permanent.

Applications can be made for the whole award or part of and can include projects for which other funding has been secured or is being sought.

The criteria used for assessment of the submissions will be:

  • Innovation
  • Accessibility (eg. numbers of people benefitting and or participating)
  • Aesthetic merit
  • Legacy and impact

The entries will be assessed by a panel including representatives for East Herts Council, Hertford Regional College, Rhodes, Henry Moore Foundation and Hertford Theatre.

Cllr Linda Haysey, East Herts Council Executive Member for Health, Housing and Community Support, said 'East Herts has always had a thriving artistic community and it is a privilage to be able to help support new projects created by local talent.  I'm very much looking forward to seeing all of the undoubtedly brilliant pitches we will receive and watching the awarded project or project progress through to completion. I personally will be on the lookout for any pieces that are both bold and brilliant.'

For an informal discussion, please contact Will O'Neill, from East Herts Council on will.oneill@eastherts.gov.uk or 01992 531594

Notice of Conclusion of Audit 2012-13

The audit for the year ended 31st March 2013 was completed on 1st August 2013 and the accounts are now available for inspection by local electors.

Please contact Bishop's Stortford Town Council Office (01279) 652274 to arrange a viewing.

Opening hours are Monday - Friday 09:00 to 17:00

Public Meeting - Proposed Housing development

 

PROPOSED MAJOR HOUSING DEVELOPMENTS IN THE NORTH-WEST OF THE TOWN.

A meeting of Bishop’s Stortford Town Council’s Planning and Development Committee will take place on 10th September 2013 at 7.30pm, in the Auditorium, at Rhodes, South Street, Bishop’s Stortford, Herts, CM23 3JG.  Planning applications for the construction of up to 2650 houses in the north-west of the town will be considered.

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 Thursday, 5th September 2013 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 4 September 2013 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.

Neighbourhood Plan Latest - Health Draft released

The Draft policies and objectives for the 'Health' 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 Planpages for details.

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.

 

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