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Town Centre office available to let, easy in easy out terms

An individual office (unfurnished) is available immediately for rent on the second floor of the Old Monastery, Bishop’s Stortford.

Location:               Room 5, The Courtyard, Windhill, CM23 2ND

Size (sq ft):            83            

Monthly rental:       £200

Key Features:

Town Centre Location
Easy In /Easy Out Arrangement
Inclusive Rent
Free Wi-Fi
Private parking space available by separate negotiation

For more information contact the Town Council offices tel: 01279 715000 email: enquiries@bishopsstortfordtc.gov.uk;

Enthusiastic, visionary and committed individual sought to join the Trustee board of the Rhodes Arts Complex

Rhodes is a thriving venue in the heart of Bishop’s Stortford which houses the Bishops Stortford museum, the Stage and the Screen and provides a year round varied programme of theatrical and music events, educational workshops and lectures as well as meeting space for a variety of purposes including community groups, dance classes and other activities.  The Rhodes is managed by an independent trust comprising nine trustees supported by the staff of the Rhodes and officers from the Town Council. 

East Herts District Council, Bishop’s Stortford Town Council and Rhodes Birthplace Trust the have declared an intention to transfer the  performance activities which currently take place at the Rhodes to a new larger venue to be sited at Old River Lane in Bishop’s Stortford.  The timescale for this transfer is yet to be finalised however it is currently expected that it will open in 2022/23.  To complement this the trustees of the Rhodes Birthplace Trust have created a vision to transform the existing complex at the Rhodes into a hub for heritage, education in the performing arts, and community.  This would build on existing strengths and enrich the artistic and cultural facilities available to the town, whilst not conflicting with Old River Lane. 

A vacancy has arisen on the Board of Trustees of the Rhodes and an enthusiastic, motivated and committed individual is sought to join the team.  They will play a pivotal role in realising the vision for the future of the centre as well as ensuring that the successful existing programme continues and transitions smoothly to the new venue. 

 

The ideal candidate would be

  • Visionary, as well as, practically minded
  • Passionate about the potential for the future developments at the Museum and Art Complex at the Rhodes that will complement the new theatre at Old River Lane and enhance the future facilities for a growing town and surrounding area
  • Have relevant skills in finance, business, transition management, arts, heritage or education
  • Be able to attend daytime meetings and have sufficient time to devote to the Trust Board and the project of developing  the future vision

 

In order that they can devote their attentions primarily to the Rhodes site, they should not be directly involved in Old River Lane.  The role is not remunerated. 

If you’re interested, please submit a CV and a covering letter setting out why you wish to be involved and what you feel you will contribute to:

Sim Richardson
Rhodes Birthplace Trust
c/o Bishop’s Stortford Town Council
The Old Monastery,
Windhill, 
Bishop’s Stortford
CM23 2ND

or e-mail: trustee.vacancies@bishopsstortfordtc.gov.uk

The deadline for applications is 30th October 2018, 5pm.  

Remembrance Sunday 11th November 2018

A service will be held at the War Memorial in Castle Gardens, Bishop's Stortford all welcome. Refreshments available after service.

 

Ex-servicemen and local organisations are invited to assemble at the Link Road Car Park, by 10:15am and march in procession to the War Memorial.

 

Relatives and friends of those killed in action are invited to place their own tributes.

 

In addition to our Remembrance Sunday Service all are welcome to gather at the War Memorial on the 11th November at 18.15 for a candle lit vigil.

 

There will be a road clousure from Link Road Car Park to the War memorial from 10.30-11.30. This will affect all the car parks around the War memorial including Jackson Square, North Gate end, Link road etc. Road closure information is below.

 

Service dogs allowed only.

 

Bishop’s Stortford Remembrance Parade and Service are organised by Bishop’s Stortford Town Council in partnership with Bishop’s Stortford Royal British Legion and 1096 (Bishop’s Stortford) Sqn ATC.

 

Forward all enquiries to: remembrance@bishopsstortfordtc.gov.uk

Italian Market comes to Bishop's Stortford this weekend!

A taste of Italy will delight residents of Bishop’s Stortford on 13 October. Italia in Piazza Food, a travelling Italian market, will be in North Street, Bishop’s Stortford from 9am until 3pm.  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 frequently travel around Italy to source and hand select 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

 

 

The Italian market will be alongside the weekly Market which is held every Thursday and Saturday in Potter Street, Market Square and South Street and hosts a variety of exciting regular events. Our Farmers and Craft Market continues on first Saturday of the month from 9.30am to 1.30pm in North Street.  

 

Notice of Conclusion of Audit for 2017/18

NOTICE OF CONCLUSION OF AUDIT
ANNUAL GOVERNANCE & ACCOUNTABILITY RETURN FOR THE YEAR ENDED 31 MARCH 2018

Sections 20(2) and 25 of the Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014
Accounts and Audit Regulations 2015 (SI 2015/234)

1. The audit of accounts for Bishop's Stortford Town Council for the year ended 31 March 2018 has been completed and the accounts have been published.

 

2. The Annual Governance & Accountability Return is available for inspection by any local government elector of the area of Bishop's Stortford Town Council on application to:

        Mark Westwood, Bishop's Stortford Town Council
        The Old Monastery, Windhill, Bishop’s Stortford, CM23 2ND
        01279 712140, mark.westwood@bishopsstortfordtc.gov.uk

       Between the hours of 10:00 and 15:00 Monday to Friday

 

3. Copies will be provided to any person on payment of £0.15 for each copy of the Annual Governance & Accountability Return

 

Announcement made by Mark Westwood, Responsible Financial Officer

Date of announcement 26th September 2018

 

View the Notice of Conclusion of Audit and the Audited Annual Governance & Accountability Return 2017/18.

NOTICE OF VACANCY IN THE OFFICE OF COUNCILLOR

Updated 2/10/2018.  The returning officer has confirmed that a valid request for an election hass been received.  If the seat is contested the election will take place on 6th December 2018

 

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT A VACANCY HAS OCCURRED IN THE OFFICE OF COUNCILLOR FOR BISHOP’S STORTFORD TOWN COUNCIL (MEADS WARD), FOLLOWING THE RESIGNATION OF COUNCILLOR GILLIAN CAMPBELL.

IF AN ELECTION IS REQUESTED IN WRITING BY TEN OR MORE LOCAL GOVERNMENT ELECTORS FOR BISHOP’S STORTFORD MEADS WARD, AN ELECTION WILL BE HELD TO FILL THE VACANCY.

REQUESTS MUST BE MADE TO THE RETURNING OFFICER OF EAST HERTFORDSHIRE DISTRICT COUNCIL AT WALLFIELDS, PEGS LANE, HERTFORD, SG13 8EQ TO ARRIVE NOT LATER THAN 4TH OCTOBER 2018.

IF NO REQUEST IS MADE IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE ABOVE, THE VACANCY WILL BE FILLED BY CO-OPTION BY THE TOWN COUNCIL AS SOON AS PRACTICABLE AFTER 4TH OCTOBER 2018. THIS NOTICE IS ISSUED ON 14TH SEPTEMBER 2018 PURSUANT TO SECTION 87(2) OF THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT ACT 1972

James Parker Chief Executive Officer, Bishop’s Stortford Town Council The Old Monastery, Windhill, Bishop’s Stortford CM23 2ND

Seeking quotes for minor works

Bishop's Stortford Town Council is currently seeking quotes for minor roofing works and exterior repairs and decoration at the Tourist Information centre, Market Square.  Please visit our tenders page for further information

Enthusiastic, motivated and committed individuals sought to contribute to the creation of a new Arts Venue for Bishop's Stortford.

Bishop's Stortford Town Council, East Herts District Council and the Rhodes Birthplace Trust are working together to create an exciting arts venue for the 21st century, to be sited at Old River Lane in Bishop's Stortford.  It is expected that the brand new venue will incorporate a 500+ seat auditorium, a 4-5 screen cinema, a café and bar and all the necessary supporting facilities.  It may also incorporate the library.  The timescale is yet to be finalised however it is currently expected that it will open in 2022/23.

A steering group has been formed to lead the development of the venue and its governance.  The group, which will consist of nine individuals supported by employees from EHDC, BSTC and Rhodes, will have responsibility for the:

·         Physical brief for the new Arts Centre

·         Management arrangements for the new Arts Centre

·         Vision for the operational development of the arts centre, marketing, fundraising and other key elements of the new Arts Centre's operations

·         Proposals for the governance to take effect before the centre becomes operational

Six members of the group have been nominated by the supporting parties.  Three independent members are now sought.  This is an exciting role which will shape the centre of Bishop's Stortford and its provision for the Arts for the next 50 years or more.

Candidates should be knowledgeable, dedicated and willing to work collaboratively towards the realisation of the vision for the site.  Candidates with experience or knowledge in accountancy, legal matters, organisational development/HR, property or the management of cultural buildings/facilities are especially welcome.

The group will meet as often as necessary to achieve the vision.  Initially it is expected that meetings which will typically be two hours long will be approximately monthly.  Meetings will generally be Monday-Friday and may be during the day time, facilities to join by telephone or video will be provided.

The intent is to create, at an appropriate point, a charitable organisation which will run the venue once it opens.  It is likely that some members of the steering group will wish to become trustees of this organisation to continue the work into the operational phase.

These roles are not remunerated.  Candidates must be fully committed to the Nolan seven principles of public life.

If you're interested, please submit a CV and a covering letter setting out why you wish to be involved and what you feel you will contribute to:

Project Manager, Old River Lane, East Herts District Council, Wallfields, Pegs Lane, Hertford, SG13 8EQ or e-mail: old.riverlane@eastherts.gov.uk 

Find out more about the Rhodes Birthplace Trust

Visit East Herts District Council's website

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