Summer Events 2021 - Expression of Interests

Bishop’s Stortford Town Council is looking for bars, ice cream, and both sweet and savory food offering to attend our events this August.

Please email to be sent an expression of interest form. 

Please see our expression of interest form with details for both of our events:

Outdoor Cinema – Sunday 1 August 2021 – Sworder’s Field (Bishop’s Stortford)
Outdoor Theatre - Saturday 28 August 2021 – Monastery Gardens (Bishop’s Stortford)

Please read through the event information before returning your expression of interest.

If you are interested in trading, please send through all requested documentation with your completed form to Forms that have not been completed in their entirety or forms with missing documents will not be considered.

Please note this expression of interest only.

Bishop's Stortford Farmers and Crafts Market 5 June


The Farmers and Crafts Market will be back this Saturday (5 June) on North Street between 9:30 and 13:30. Check out the traders great selection of handmade products and delicious food, we can't wait to see you there! #bishopsstortford #mymarket

British Red Cross Open Gardens

The Tourist Information Centre currently has copies of the British Red Cross Open Garden leaflets. Pop into the Tourist Information Centre to pick up a copy.

There are a range of open gardens in Bedfordshire, Cambridge and Essex open from May through to August.

We are hiring!

The Town Council has vacancies for a Cemetery and Maintenance Manager and an Events Administrator.  Both are full time, interesting and varied posts.  For full details and to apply, visit our vacancies page

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.