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Neighbourhood Plan Consultation Copy now available!

The Consultation Copy of the Bishop's Stortford Neighbourhood Plan is now available for comment. It can be downloaded from this site (or or can be viewed at the Tourist Information Centre, the Council Offices on Windhill, the Library, or EHDC Offices on the Causeway. Printed copies are also available for purchase at £5 per copy.

Consultation Days in Jackson Square

We are also holding a series of consultation days on the Neighbourhood Plan on Thursday 17th, Saturday 19th and Sunday 20th March between 10am and 4pm in Jackson Square. You will be able to obtain a printed copy of the plan or a summary document and members of the Neighbourhood Plan team will be present to answer any questions you have.

To find out more about the Neighbourhood Plan go to where you can also comment or email Please note that all comments must be received by 19th April 2016.

Cemetery Toilets substance abuse

Following a significant increase in substance abuse at the Cemetery Toilets the police have recommended that they be closed for a short period to discourage mis-use.  The closure will take place over the festive season.  Bishop's Stortford Town Council regrets the need to take this action due to the anti-social behaviour by a small number of people.  

Neighbourhood Plan Latest Draft

A revised draft of the Neighbourhood Plan for All Saints, Central, South and part of Thorley Parish is now published and can be downloaded from the Neighbourhood Plan pages at . A Neighbourhood Plan cannot prevent development which forms part of the East Herts Council District Plan and has to operate within a legal framework. However, it can shape that development so that it complements the existing character of the town and helps to ensure that the necessary infrastructure is provided.

Please comment on the plan - you can do so either via the COMMENTS pages on the Neighbourhood Planning pages or email before 1st February 2016.

Neighbourhood Plan Focus Groups

The Neighbourhood Plan Focus Group on Transport is being held on Tuesday 10th November at 7pm in the Council Chamber on Windhill.  Everyone is invited to attend so please join us.  Contact the Town Council if you need further information.

Join our Neighbourhood Plan Focus Groups

A series of Focus Groups is being held over the next few weeks on the Neighbourhood Plan for Bishop's Stortford All Saints, Central, South and part of Thorley and everyone is welcome to attend.

The meetings will be held as follows in the Council Chamber at Windhill at 7pm and last for up to two hours, with the exception of Business and Employment which starts at 5pm:

Tues 13th October (at 5pm) - Business and Employment - led by Mike Allen
Thurs 15th October –Housing and Design – led by Murray White
Tues 20th October – Education – led by Cathy Tooze
Thurs 22nd October – The Goods Yard – led by Murray White
Mon 26th October – East of Manor Links – led by Deborah Munro
Thurs 29th October – Sports, Community and Leisure – led by Colin Nicholls
Tues 3rd November – Bishop’s Stortford South - led by Alyson Bailey

The meeting on Transport was to have been held on Monday 12th October but has been postponed and the new date will be advised as soon as possible.

If you would like to attend any of the groups, please contact Bishop's Stortford Town Council so that we can ensure that numbers are catered for adequately.

Audit Complete - Accounts for 2014/2015

The audit for the year ended 31st March 2015 was completed on 29th September 2015 and the accounts are now available for inspection by local electors in accordance with Section 14 of the Audit Commission Act 1998.

View the audited Annual Return for the year ended 31st March 2015 or to arrange a viewing between the hours of 10am and 3pm please contact:

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

Telephone: 01279 712140

Cocktail Making Class THIS Thursday

Bishop's Stortford Town Council is working in association with Waterlane Restaurant and Bar to celebrate the history of Bishop's Stortford with a a cocktail making class on Market Square this Thursday from noon-14.00. Cocktails based on Bishop's Stortford's heritage! Come along. Free Samples.


Cookery Demonstration Tuesday,8th September, 2015

Kiran and Urmesh Gohi founders of Spice Queen demonstrated tasty Indian recipes on Thursday 8 September at our very first cookery demonstration. Cookery demonstrations are scheduled on the second Thursday of every month on Market Square; please keep an eye on our facebook page for updated information.

Thank you to all that attended and watched the demonstration and of course to Spice Queen. Photos of our first demonstration is below!

Don't forget that Spice Queen attend our Farmers and Craft Market on the first Saturday of the month in North Street from 09.30-13.30.

If you would like to be involved with our cookert demonstrations please contact:

Rosanna Zaffuto

Market Manager

Bishop's Stortford Town Council

The Old Monastery


Bishop's Stortford

CM23 2ND


Tel: 01279 712143(Direct)                                   

Tel: 01279 715000