Annual Town Meeting 2021

The Bishop's Stortford Town Council Annual Meeting for 2021 is now open for public questions.
Make your voice heard and learn about town issues, some of which may even be new to you!     

During the 2020/2021 financial year the Town Council has progressed many projects including the refurbishment of Cemetery Lodge so that it can be let as residential accommodation, the refurbishment of the public toilets at the Cemetery, additional cycle stands in the town centre, environmental improvements to its properties as part of the effort to combat climate change and revisions to the Neighbourhood Plans which cover the town. 

In addition preparatory work on the £2.6M ‘Castle Park’ project continues; this will see major improvements in the facilities at Castle Gardens and Sworders field including an extension to the Skate Park and a wholly new facility for wheeled sports including BMX.  The signage/interpretation programme for the riverside walk (‘Waterside Stortford’) has been completed and investigations have studies have continued on the options for creating cycle routes within the town.

These projects are in addition to the Town Council’s regular activities, such as the maintenance of the cemeteries and allotments, the running of the community mini buses, including the Stortford Shuttle, on behalf of the Mini Bus Trust, and the management of four community centres, on behalf of the Community Centre Trusts. The TIC continues to provide residents and visitors alike, with information on the Town and its activities and what’s on in the surrounding area.

Covid has, of course, had an impact on these and the Council has been involved in the responses to this global pandemic. The restrictions, sadly, led to the cancellation both of Carnival and the Christmas Fayre as well as closures from time to time of the Community centres. Covid-secure procedures have been introduced throughout the Council operations.

The Committee Reports and Minutes of last year are available to view at:

Please send your questions in advance to: no later than Friday 18th June 2021.


Farmers and Crafts Market 1 May 2021


The Farmers and Craft Market will be back this Saturday (1 May) on North Street! Pop down between 9:30 and 1:30 to check out a great selection of handmade goods! #stortfordmarket #mymarket #shoplocal 

Election of Town Councillor - Persons Nominated

Election of a Town Councillor

The following is a statement of the persons who stand validly nominated for election as a Town Councillor for Bishop`s Stortford Town Council All Saints Ward

BARNETT, Daniel Sebastian
8 Knebworth Court,
Bishop`s Stortford,
CM23 4HF
Labour Party

HORNER, Calvin Laurie
157 Dunmow Road,
Bishop`s Stortford, Hertfordshire,
CM23 5HQ
Liberal Democrats

JOHNSON, Cassandra Tolulope
3 Chester Close,
Bishop`s Stortford, Hertfordshire,
CM23 1EQ
The Conservative Party Candidate

Testing of Paddling Pool

Bishop's Stortford Town Council will be testing the town paddling pool for the next 3 weeks.The pool will be closed and surrounding gates locked from Monday 15th March- Monday 5th April to allow staff to carry out the tests safely. 

Job Vacancy - Outdoor Worker/ Handyman

Bishop's Stortford Town Council has a vacancy for an temporary Outdoor Worker/Handyman for the period May 2021 to September 2021.  The role is full time

This role plays an important part in the organisation within the town, working as part of the Grounds Maintenance Team carrying out day to day maintenance work on the Council’s owned or managed buildings, vehicles and equipment.

Applications close at 5pm on Friday 16th April 2021.
If you require any further information on how to apply, please visit:

Farmers and Crafts Market 6 March 2021

Farmers and Crafts

Some of our Farmers and Crafts Market Stalls will be merging with the general market tomorrow. They will be on South Street from 8:30 selling a range of different foods. 

Neighbourhood Plan Online Consultation

Neighbourhood Planning is the way for the local community to have a direct say in development.  Bishop’s Stortford Town Council is now undertaking a limited revision of the two Neighbourhood Plans to bring them up to date.   Full details can be found at or why not join our online consultation event on Thursday 18th or Saturday 20th February.  See for details of how to join.

HRH The Queen's Platinum Jubilee 2022 Task and Finish Group Meeting

HRH The Queen's Platinum Jubilee 2022 Task and Finish Group Meeting will take place via VIDEO-CONFERENCE on Monday 22nd February at 6.30pm.
The public are welcome to attend.
The agenda and attachments are available to viewed at: 

Video-conference dial in details:
Please join this meeting (ideally 5 mins beforehand) by:

Visiting this website:
or by phone on 020 8080 6592

then Enter the Meeting ID: 668 630 0628
and Enter the Unique Password: 385381