The Bishop's Stortford & District Footpaths Association was founded in 1957 to preserve, protect and maintain the public Rights of Way network and rural verges in the Herts and Essex border area around Bishop's Stortford. We are a registered charity No. 1068733.

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Birchanger Woods – Englands First QR Trail

QR Nature Trail

The Trust has highlighted signage as a priority, and has started by installing a QR trail to encourage all ages of visitors to learn more about the woods.  The trail will initially be small and then expanded over time.  This project is in harmony with the Trusts objectives as outlined at the… Continue reading

The Hundred Parishes Society

THE HUNDRED PARISHES SOCIETY
The launch has been announced of the Hundred Parishes Society, an initiative to raise awareness of a large area of northwest Essex, northeast Hertfordshire and southern Cambridgeshire that is particularly notable for its exceptional depth of heritage. Those who live here may take its ancient countryside and wealth of listed buildings… Continue reading

Seven days to object to plans for 10,460 new homes

Next Monday (June 2), public consultation closes so the next seven days represent the last chance to comment on the draft Local Plan before it goes to a planning inspector for final review.
UTTLESFORD residents are being warned they have just one week to register their objections to the district council’s proposals for 10,460 new… Continue reading

Thorley Reservoir Planning Decision

HCC Application No: 3 /1304-13 (CM0951)
DESCRIPTION & LOCATION OF DEVELOPMENT:
EXTRACTION AND REMOVAL OF MATERIALS (SAND,GRAVEL AND SOIL) TO ENABLE CONSTRUCTION OF A 44 MILLION GALLON   (200 000 CUBIC METRES) AGRICULTURAL RESERVOIR FOR FARM IRRIGATION PURPOSES TO INCLUDE THE TEMPORARY CONSTRUCTION OF A 3 METRE HIGH BUND AND A TEMPORARY INTERNAL HAUL ROAD AND… Continue reading

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Complete our membership form If you would like to help us to preserve, protect and maintain the public Rights of Way network and rural verges in the Herts and Essex.

We're always looking for new members and would love to have you onboard, helping us with our worthy cause.

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