Bishop’s Stortford Youth Project

Bishop’s Stortford Youth Project is a registered charity, passionate about helping young local people.

They offer innovative youth services in our local area, aiming to respond to the local needs and to help young people flourish and grow.

Bishop’s Stortford Youth Project (BSYP) currently provides a safe space, Thirst Youth Cafe, for young people to meet and make friends helping to reduce loneliness and social isolation by providing fun activities which increase happiness, wellbeing and mental health. 

We run a targeted mental wellbeing project, secondary school mentoring projects, school holiday activities as well as opportunities for youth volunteering and social action.

We provide access to experienced youth workers who are positive role models and can provide advice and support, if required, to help young people learn life skills, develop their potential and gain greater independence as they transition to adulthood.
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Food Bank

The Food Bank is here to help anyone in Bishop’s Stortford and the surrounding villages experiencing a food crisis. Through the incredible support of the local community, we have the food, funds and volunteers to make sure no one goes hungry. If you need food, please ask for help. No one should have to go hungry – ever.

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Community Space

A free safe space for our community to gather. 

This space is available to all local groups, charities, meetings or classes and is available on a first come first served bookable basis.

Contact us on or 01279 652 435 to find out more about using this space.

Citizens Advice Contact Centre

The Citizens Advice Contact Centre is open every Tuesday 12pm – 2pm at Bishop’s Stortford Methodist Church, 34B South St, Bishop’s Stortford CM23 3AZ.  

Pop along and meet the friendly staff who can help you access advice service.  They can also connect you to other local services and point you in the right direction to help you move forwards.  

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Bishop’s Stortford Tourist Information Centre

The Bishop’s Stortford Town Council operates a Tourist Information Centre within the town. They are open 10am to 4pm on weekdays and 9am to 3pm on Saturdays. Note that they are closed on Bank Holidays.

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Isabel Hospice

Isabel Hospice helps care for those with a life-limiting illness and supports their families in the local community.   The fund-raising team often have events and collections in the Centre supported by fabulous music from the likes of local music groups such as the Herts & Soul Choir and the Ukes of Hazard.

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Grove Cottage

Grove Cottage is the home of Mencap in Bishop’s Stortford.  They provide valuable social and educational activities for people of all ages with learning disabilities.

Grove Cottage have been our nominated local Charity Partner for our annual ‘One Great Day’ Event since 2019.

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South Mill Arts

South Mill Arts is Bishop’s Stortford’s premier entertainment complex and comprises of a theatre, cinema and museum.

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Bishop’s Stortford BID (Business Improvement District)

The BID team aims to raise the profile of the town centre as a great retail, tourist and business destination.  Key to this is helping to improve the experience of the town centre for all those who visit, live and work in Bishop’s Stortford.

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Poppy Appeal – The Royal British Legion

Jackson Square is proud to support the Royal British Legion, particularly as we have members of the Centre team who have served in the armed forces.  As well as hosting the annual launch of their poppy appeal in Bishop’s Stortford, we regularly assist in their drive to raise awareness and recruit volunteers in our local community.

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