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Bishop's Stortford Christmas Fayre: Everything you need to know about who's performing where and when

Bishop's Stortford Christmas Fayre: Everything you need to know about who's performing where and when

Bishop's Stortford Christmas Fayre: Everything you need to know about who's performing where and when

06 December 2019

The town's annual Christmas spectacular takes place from 9.30am until 4.30pm – and a variety of acts will be performing throughout the seven hours.


Undercover police on the trail of airgun and stone yobs targeting motorists in Stortford

Undercover police on the trail of airgun and stone yobs targeting motorists in Stortford

Undercover police on the trail of airgun and stone yobs targeting motorists in Stortford

06 December 2019

Hertfordshire Constabulary assures public it is taking the matter seriously and will continue surveillance, working in partnership with Essex Police.


Cubs cook for homeless at Stortford's winter night shelter

Cubs cook for homeless at Stortford's winter night shelter

Cubs cook for homeless at Stortford's winter night shelter

06 December 2019

The 24 boys and girls aged 8-10 created a main course of vegetable kidney bean stew and dessert of bread and butter pudding for the first guests.


Council banishes cars from town centre for Stortford's Christmas fayre

Council banishes cars from town centre for Stortford's Christmas fayre

Council banishes cars from town centre for Stortford's Christmas fayre

05 December 2019

The town council's annual Christmas fayre, from 9.30am until 4.30pm, will extend from North Street to Market Square, Potter Street and South Street.


Bereaved families remember lost loved ones in poignant Stortford ceremony

Bereaved families remember lost loved ones in poignant Stortford ceremony

Bereaved families remember lost loved ones in poignant Stortford ceremony

05 December 2019

Christmas carols, a reading and lighting-up of the tree in Isabel Hospice's annual Lights of Love remembrance ceremony in Market Square.


Read all about it! Authors showcase writing at library

Read all about it! Authors showcase writing at library

Read all about it! Authors showcase writing at library

05 December 2019

Avid readers got a chance to talk to the writers and learn more about their work as well as buy their self-published books


BID backs parking marshals to help Christmas shoppers in Stortford

BID backs parking marshals to help Christmas shoppers in Stortford

BID backs parking marshals to help Christmas shoppers in Stortford

05 December 2019

The marshals who started patrols on Black Friday – when Jackson Square car park was shut for 15 minutes – are to return for Christmas fayre duty.


Stortford school voters to grill election candidates at climate change hustings

Stortford school voters to grill election candidates at climate change hustings

Stortford school voters to grill election candidates at climate change hustings

04 December 2019

Herts & Essex High School has invited Year 12-13 students to Thursday's forum – five days before the candidates face voters at a hustings on Tuesday.


Name a Herts gritter: Can you top Gritney Spears, David Plowie or Spreadie Mercury?

Name a Herts gritter: Can you top Gritney Spears, David Plowie or Spreadie Mercury?

Name a Herts gritter: Can you top Gritney Spears, David Plowie or Spreadie Mercury?

04 December 2019

Hertfordshire County Council is inviting Bishop's Stortford Independent readers to name one of its fleet of 58 gritters.


Council to trial bee-boosting wildflower roadside verges in Herts

Council to trial bee-boosting wildflower roadside verges in Herts

Council to trial bee-boosting wildflower roadside verges in Herts

04 December 2019

Around 70 grassy sites in rural areas of the county will be cut in a different way to encourage the growth of native flora and fauna.


Christmas bazaar helps Stortford churchgoers to see the light

Christmas bazaar helps Stortford churchgoers to see the light

Christmas bazaar helps Stortford churchgoers to see the light

04 December 2019

The event at All Saints' Church on Saturday raised £1,300 to help illuminate pathways at the Hockerill place of worship


Ten world leaders including President Trump touch down at Stansted

Ten world leaders including President Trump touch down at Stansted

Ten world leaders including President Trump touch down at Stansted

03 December 2019

Just after 9.45pm last night, Air Force One landed on Stansted's northside, which is home to a number of private jet centres.


Sleeping Beauty cast up and at 'em as new panto era dawns at Rhodes

Sleeping Beauty cast up and at 'em as new panto era dawns at Rhodes

Sleeping Beauty cast up and at 'em as new panto era dawns at Rhodes

03 December 2019

Costumed appearances in Jackson Square, Sawbridgeworth and Stansted provide alarm call to community that Sleeping Beauty's opening night is near.


Stortford Fields set to be new home for South Street Surgery?

Stortford Fields set to be new home for South Street Surgery?

Stortford Fields set to be new home for South Street Surgery?

03 December 2019

Town centre GPs' practice is front runner to switch to new health centre and negotiations are under way for occupiers of nursery and care home.


Judge rules homophobia was motivation for attack on lesbian couple on bus

Judge rules homophobia was motivation for attack on lesbian couple on bus

Judge rules homophobia was motivation for attack on lesbian couple on bus

02 December 2019

Three teenage boys have admitted public order offences arising from attack on ex-Stortford resident and Ryanair worker, and her US girlfriend.


Skating rink, winter barbecue, chocolate fountain and over 50 stalls at Hockerill's Christmas market

Skating rink, winter barbecue, chocolate fountain and over 50 stalls at Hockerill's Christmas market

Skating rink, winter barbecue, chocolate fountain and over 50 stalls at Hockerill's Christmas market

02 December 2019

Stalls manned by students will be selling food and gifts from around the world, including beeswax wraps, Nigerian pies and upcycled dog bandanas.


Community pulls together for a cracker of a festive feast for 102 lonely OAPs

Community pulls together for a cracker of a festive feast for 102 lonely OAPs

Community pulls together for a cracker of a festive feast for 102 lonely OAPs

02 December 2019

Indie readers, businesses and 25 volunteers lay on turkey treat with all the trimmings for socially isolated senior citizens at Welbeloved Club.


How you can help Bishop's Stortford Food Bank this Christmas

How you can help Bishop's Stortford Food Bank this Christmas

How you can help Bishop's Stortford Food Bank this Christmas

02 December 2019

The food bank, which feeds an average of 60 people a month, has drawn up a Christmas list of items it needs which can be donated at supermarkets.


Street food dream comes true for Stortford creative chef Charlotte

Street food dream comes true for Stortford creative chef Charlotte

Street food dream comes true for Stortford creative chef Charlotte

02 December 2019

The 22-year-old former Birchwood student is joining the food vendors at Eat17 in Potter Street on Tuesday (December 3).


2,850 notes for charity after Rotary's musical quiz

2,850 notes for charity after Rotary's musical quiz

2,850 notes for charity after Rotary's musical quiz

01 December 2019

Mayor Norma Symonds, who presented the raffle prizes, said: "I couldn't answer many of the questions but really loved the singing."


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