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End of the road for traffic restrictions – but which one might be staying?

End of the road for traffic restrictions – but which one might be staying?

End of the road for traffic restrictions – but which one might be staying?

19 May 2021

Most of the controversial social distancing measures in Stortford town centre can be removed, says Herts County Council.


For sale: Water Lane bar in Stortford closes for good

For sale: Water Lane bar in Stortford closes for good

For sale: Water Lane bar in Stortford closes for good

19 May 2021

The one-time restaurant was one of nine award-winning eateries in Hertfordshire and Norfolk operated by Anglian Country Inns.


Pizza Hut wants a slice of Bishop's Stortford's takeaway business

Pizza Hut wants a slice of Bishop's Stortford's takeaway business

Pizza Hut wants a slice of Bishop's Stortford's takeaway business

18 May 2021

Planning permission is being sought to convert the vacant former Halfords car parts and bicycle shop in South Street.


New king of the Castle secures Stortford backstreet pub's future

New king of the Castle secures Stortford backstreet pub's future

New king of the Castle secures Stortford backstreet pub's future

17 May 2021

Newly-formed company South Stortford Ltd has bought the freehold and a new publican is almost ready to sign on the dotted line.


Time called on Gourmeturk restaurant at the old Boar's Head

Time called on Gourmeturk restaurant at the old Boar's Head

Time called on Gourmeturk restaurant at the old Boar's Head

17 May 2021

The eatery in the historic High Street building which dates back to the 15th century opened in February 2017.


Buffalo Joe's opening feeds the view that Stortford is thriving despite Covid losses

Buffalo Joe's opening feeds the view that Stortford is thriving despite Covid losses

Buffalo Joe's opening feeds the view that Stortford is thriving despite Covid losses

15 May 2021

BID manager Gina Thomas: "Whilst we have a few empty properties... these will provide opportunities for other new businesses to come in."


Norma's on her business travels – from garden shed to high street

Norma's on her business travels – from garden shed to high street

Norma's on her business travels – from garden shed to high street

01 May 2021

Norma Fenwick is migrating her travel agency business from the shed at the bottom of her garden to premises in Knight Street.


Grange Paddocks forced to drop 'money-grabbing exercise' on fitness classes

Grange Paddocks forced to drop 'money-grabbing exercise' on fitness classes

Grange Paddocks forced to drop 'money-grabbing exercise' on fitness classes

29 April 2021

Operator Everyone Active wanted members to pay £9.99 a month extra for priority bookings for classes 14 days in advance.


Stortford takeaways offer big discounts as part of war on food waste

Stortford takeaways offer big discounts as part of war on food waste

Stortford takeaways offer big discounts as part of war on food waste

28 April 2021

Delivery firm GoGetters partners with Too Good To Go app which enables restaurants to sell discounted food which would otherwise be thrown away.


Traders told to be proud as they get back to business

Traders told to be proud as they get back to business

Traders told to be proud as they get back to business

17 April 2021

Cafés and pubs opened their doors for customers outside, while shops welcomed back regulars indoors.


Why it pays for Stortford residents to love their high street

Why it pays for Stortford residents to love their high street

Why it pays for Stortford residents to love their high street

14 April 2021

"For every £1 spent with a local, independent business, between 50p and 70p circulates back into that local economy."


Council urges traders to apply for new Covid cash

Council urges traders to apply for new Covid cash

Council urges traders to apply for new Covid cash

12 April 2021

Grants of up to £18,000 for the largest businesses will be allocated to hospitality, accommodation, leisure, personal care and gym premises.


Stansted bosses call for Government to go further on travelling abroad

Stansted bosses call for Government to go further on travelling abroad

Stansted bosses call for Government to go further on travelling abroad

09 April 2021

"Govt needs to publish which countries will be in green, amber and red categories of 'traffic light' system... and confirm travel can resume May 17."


Residents' fears as Tesco is granted 24-hour alcohol licence six days a week

Residents' fears as Tesco is granted 24-hour alcohol licence six days a week

Residents' fears as Tesco is granted 24-hour alcohol licence six days a week

09 April 2021

Tesco told East Herts Council licensing sub-committee that licence change did not mean store would automatically extend its opening hours.


What's to become of Stortford's £2.2m former Co-op department store site?

What's to become of Stortford's £2.2m former Co-op department store site?

What's to become of Stortford's £2.2m former Co-op department store site?

07 April 2021

Town centre eyesore that also once housed Mains electrical store and Chinese and Indian restaurants up for auction on Thursday (April 8).


'Great British summer' key to success of Stortford pubs' reopening

'Great British summer' key to success of Stortford pubs' reopening

'Great British summer' key to success of Stortford pubs' reopening

06 April 2021

Pubs can open their beer gardens from Monday (April 12), with customers restricted to the rule of six and instructed to remain seated.


Saffron Walden named in Sunday Times Best Places to Live guide

Saffron Walden named in Sunday Times Best Places to Live guide

Saffron Walden named in Sunday Times Best Places to Live guide

30 March 2021

The historic Uttlesford town was among the top eight areas in the East of England for a range of factors.


Stortford trio skewer places in Great British Kebab Awards semi-finals

Stortford trio skewer places in Great British Kebab Awards semi-finals

Stortford trio skewer places in Great British Kebab Awards semi-finals

29 March 2021

Restaurants Skew and Pircio and takeaway Shekos are short-listed in various categories.


Shop online with Stortford traders and get purchases delivered the same day

Shop online with Stortford traders and get purchases delivered the same day

Shop online with Stortford traders and get purchases delivered the same day

10 February 2021

Virtual high street scheme Click It Local Bishop’s Stortford being launched in bid to boost town centre.


Head teacher's joy after computer firm fills laptop void

Head teacher's joy after computer firm fills laptop void

Head teacher's joy after computer firm fills laptop void

06 February 2021

Head teacher Helen Smith said the news that eight devices were heading her way courtesy of Stortford IT firm Genmar was "just brilliant",


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