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Seven things going up in price from April 1

Seven things going up in price from April 1

Seven things going up in price from April 1

April 1 is dubbed National Price Hike Day as bills for council tax, water and TV licence are among those rising.


‘Traffic-free North Street would create much-needed hub and gathering space’

‘Traffic-free North Street would create much-needed hub and gathering space’

‘Traffic-free North Street would create much-needed hub and gathering space’

Bishop’s Stortford BID (Business Improvement District) chair and interim manager Karen Burton on its desire to explore pedestrianising North Street.


Stortford’s high street is unique – and we need to embrace that

Stortford’s high street is unique – and we need to embrace that

Stortford’s high street is unique – and we need to embrace that

A regular column for the Indie by Bishop’s Stortford Business Improvement District chairman and interim manager Karen Burton.


Passport fees set to rise within weeks

Passport fees set to rise within weeks

Passport fees set to rise within weeks

Holidaymakers and other travellers without a passport have until April 11 to apply before an expected 7% hike in fees.


Free crazy golf in Bishop’s Stortford town centre over Easter

Free crazy golf in Bishop’s Stortford town centre over Easter

Free crazy golf in Bishop’s Stortford town centre over Easter

Pop-up 9-hole course on former Charringtons car park will be open Thursday to Saturday (April 4-6), 10am to 4pm each day, no booking required.


A guide to private 5G network costs from multiple angles

A guide to private 5G network costs from multiple angles

A guide to private 5G network costs from multiple angles

With its speed and other beneficial aspects, 5G is the new toy everyone’s looking to be involved with – but is it worth it?


HSBC says ‘We’re staying in Stortford’ as branch closes for ‘refresh’

HSBC says ‘We’re staying in Stortford’ as branch closes for ‘refresh’

HSBC says ‘We’re staying in Stortford’ as branch closes for ‘refresh’

The branch shuts on Wednesday (March 20) and is expected to reopen Friday April 5 – a week before Barclays closes its North Street branch.


Barclays Local to open in Bishop’s Stortford after North Street branch closure

Barclays Local to open in Bishop’s Stortford after North Street branch closure

Barclays Local to open in Bishop’s Stortford after North Street branch closure

“In-person banking support” will be available every weekday at South Mill Arts from Thursday April 18.


Plans for parking crackdown in Sawbridgeworth will ‘annihilate trade’

Plans for parking crackdown in Sawbridgeworth will ‘annihilate trade’

Plans for parking crackdown in Sawbridgeworth will ‘annihilate trade’

Herts County Council has launched a consultation for proposals to change some restrictions from 8.30am to 6.30pm to no waiting at any time.


New café and a kitchen showroom to open in North Street

New café and a kitchen showroom to open in North Street

New café and a kitchen showroom to open in North Street

Dada Café and Kutchenhaus are getting ready to trade from the former premises of shoe shop Deejay and Fordes Home respectively.


Barclays seeks planning permission over its Stortford branch building

Barclays seeks planning permission over its Stortford branch building

Barclays seeks planning permission over its Stortford branch building

Barclays has applied to decommission its three-storey branch in North Street, which is due to serve its final customers on April 12.


Jackson Square urges shoppers ‘Don’t be Trashy’ with sustainability event

Jackson Square urges shoppers ‘Don’t be Trashy’ with sustainability event

Jackson Square urges shoppers ‘Don’t be Trashy’ with sustainability event

Shoppers of all ages will have an opportunity to take part in activities designed to promote a more sustainable lifestyle.


Bride and joy: Boutique in Sawbridgeworth named best in Hertfordshire

Bride and joy: Boutique in Sawbridgeworth named best in Hertfordshire

Bride and joy: Boutique in Sawbridgeworth named best in Hertfordshire

Enchanted Bridal Boutique in The Maltings was named Best Bridal Boutique for Hertfordshire in the Hitched Wedding Awards 2024.


AA issues pre-Budget wish list for cash-strapped motorists

AA issues pre-Budget wish list for cash-strapped motorists

AA issues pre-Budget wish list for cash-strapped motorists

The breakdown organisation wants Chancellor Jeremy Hunt to extend the freeze on fuel duty and cut taxes for car insurance policies on March 6.


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