Expressions of Interest invited for Capital Grants

Bishop’s Stortford Town Council is considering making available a fund to provide capital grants to local organisations which benefit the residents of the Town.  The Council has already invited expressions of interest from sporting bodies, it is now inviting expressions from any organisation serving the town which may benefit from a capital grant.  Although no firm decision has been made, it is likley that grants available under this fund will be in the range £10,000-£1,000,000 (Smaller grants are available under our ongoing Community Grants programme).

Further details and the form to use to express an interest are available on the grants page.  Responses must be received no later than 15th January 2022.

Bishop's Stortford, Hertford and Ware CCTV Tender

HTC, WTC and BSTC (“The Town Councils”) are in the process of reviewing the arrangements for the next 3-5 years and are acting jointly to invite tenders for CCTV installation, maintenance and monitoring services to provide CCTV surveillance in the three towns. Further information can be found here.

Road Closures 4 December

Join us at this year’s annual Christmas Fayre on 4 December from 9.30am until 4.30pm, in North Street, Market Square, Potter Street, and South Street, all of which will be pedestrianised. More information on the road closure can be found here.

Jubilee Time Capsule

Jubilee Time Capsule

To honor HM the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee in 2022 the Town Council will be burying a time capsule and planting a tree in Monastery Park.

The Town Council is calling for residents of Bishop’s Stortford to supply a record of their memories’ of the Queen’s 70 year reign to be included in the capsule. The entries can be written text or stories, drawings, photographs, newspaper clippings or small physical items etc. The Council will also include items representing Bishop’s Stortford in 2022 such as a map, newspaper etc.

All entries can be dropped off to the Tourist Information Centre either in person, via post or electronically via until 4pm on 31 January 2022.

For more information visit:

Cemetery Consultation

Bishop's Stortford Town Council is currently consulting on its proposal to seek powers to enable the more extensive reuse of burial space than is currently possible, in order to ensure that space is available beyond the mid 2030s and for the forseeable future.  Comments must be received no later than 15th January 2022.  A full explanation of  the proposals and the rationale is set out in the document 'Bishop's Stortford Cemetery Act - Consultation - Final' which appears on the Cemeteries page or may be downloaded here

Grotto Christmas Fayre

Are you part of a non-profit organisation or a charity? Santa's Grotto at the Christmas Fayre on 4 December in Inter County Estate Agents (North Street) is looking for a non-profit organisation or a charity to run the Grotto (Santa, Elves etc). Inter County provide Grotto interior. Please contact us:

*PLI, CRB checks required.