Cemetery Garages Tender

Bishop's Stortford Town Council is seeking a contractor to fully manage the replacement of garages at the Old Cemetery. Full details can be found here.

One Minute Silence in Market Square

A National Moment of Reflection to mourn the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and reflect on her life and legacy has been announced, to take place at 8pm on Sunday, 18th September.

To mark this locally the Mayor, Councillor David Anderson, will read a short tribute in Market Square. This will be followed by a one minute silence and the playing of the National Anthem. Residents who wish to join are invited to arrive no later than 7.55pm on Sunday 18th September.

Mayor of Bishop's Stortford's Quiz Night - Saturday 1st october 2022

Quiz Night Invitation

The Mayor of Bishop’s Stortford Cllr Dave Anderson, is hosting a ‘Charity Quiz Night’ on Saturday 1st October at 6.30pm, in aid of The Bishop’s Stortford Men’s Shed.

The Charity Quiz Night will take place at St Michael’s Mead Community Centre, Turners Crescent, Bishops Stortford, Herts, CM23 4FZ (parking available).
The teams will be of 6-8 People and your consorts are very welcome to attend.

The event includes a Fish or Chicken or Vegetarian and Chip Supper at 6.30pm. Followed by the Charity Quiz at 7pm. There will be a Licensed Bar and a Raffle.

If you wish to attend, please email mayors.secretary@bishopsstortfordtc.gov.uk

Notice of Conclusion of Audit for 2021/22


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 2022 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, Responsible Financial Officer
        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 £0.25 for each copy of the Annual Governance & Accountability Return.

Announcement made by: Mark Westwood, Responsible Financial Officer

Date of announcement: 13th September 2021


View the Notice of Conclusion of Audit and the Audited Annual Governance & Accountability Return 2021/22.

Opportunity to run Cafe in Castle Park

The Council is inviting tenders for a Lease to run an Indoor Café in Castle Park, Bishop’s Stortford, together with a licence to site tables and chairs on the associated terrace.  For details see our tenders page


The local proclamation of the Accession to the throne of His Majesty, King Charles III will take place at the war memorial in Castle Gardens on Sunday, 11th September at 3.30pm.  All are invited.

We are recruiting!

We are seeking to recruit handypersons/outdoor workers to join our maintenence team.  These varied and interesting roles play a vital part in maintaining the town's facilities and would suit people who are practically minded, able to undertake a variety of DiY and maintenance tasks as well as park/lawn maintenance etc.

For further details and to apply visit our vacancies page

Skate Park Update

The following statement was issued jointly by from Bishop’s Stortford Town Council and East Herts District Council re Sworder’s Field skate park on 19th August 2022

artists impression of revamped skate park

The extension and reconstruction of the skate park at Sworder’s Field in Bishop’s Stortford forms part of the Castle Park redevelopment project that is supported by funding from the National Lottery Heritage Fund and National Lottery Community Fund.  

Works commenced in May 2022 but during initial exploratory excavations, the contractors discovered the original facility only had partial foundations along with drainage issues.  Work was suspended temporarily while these issues were investigated.  The problems were rectified and works recommenced at the end of June with a new completion date set for September 2022.

The Freestyle Collective Limited are the main contractors and through our site monitoring we are aware that little, or no work has been carried out in recent weeks.  As a matter of urgency, we are doing all we can to establish why the contractors are not on site and why they are not responding to any of our communications.

The wider redevelopment of Castle Park is unaffected and will progress as planned.

Capital Grants Programme - Tranche 2

Bishop’s Stortford Town Council is making available up to £500,000 to provide capital grants to local non-commercial organisations which benefit the residents of the Town.  Grants from this fund will be for a maximum value of £50,000 per organisation, and any organisation may apply for only one grant.  Organisations which were awarded a grant in November 2021 under the Major Sports Grants fund are not eligible to apply.  Grant applications must be for capital purchases only, revenue expenses, other than those directly required to implement the capital project (e.g. costs of design, planning consent etc) will not be funded.

Applications must be received no later than 31st July 2022
The application form, which includes details of the supporting documents required and the principal conditions which will be attached to any grant, are available using this link:  
Applications must be submitted electronically.

Children's Playground Tender

Bishop’s Stortford Town Council runs a popular Children’s playground on Sworders Field and has identified a number of old items of equipment for removal and new items to replace those removed.

Further details can be found here.