St James’ Park, Countryside’s vibrant new community in Bishops Stortford, is proud to be this year’s headline sponsor of ‘Grove Cottage in The Park’, an exciting new food and music festival in the heart of Bishop’s Stortford.

Taking place from 12pm until 8pm in Sworders Field on Saturday 3rd September 2022, this action-packed event will host a selection of delicious food stalls and live music throughout the day, in addition to a performance from local stand-up comedy legend and actor, Paddy Lennox.

During the event, guests are invited to visit the event’s lip-smacking ‘Food Fest’ – a fantastic selection of food and drink stalls serving a range of mouth- watering cuisines, including Ques Idea Mexican Kitchen, Smok’n Greek, Amerio’s Bar, Real Lemonade and Waffle & Floss. In addition, ‘Grove Cottage in the Park’ will provide a fun Kids Zone and live music from local bands, as well as lots more entertainment for everyone to enjoy.

Organised by the charity Grove Cottage, the home of Mencap in Bishop’s Stortford, ‘Grove Cottage in The Park’ will help to raise much needed funds for the charity enabling them to continue to provide support for children and adults of all ages with learning difficulties by offering social and educational clubs and activities.

At Countryside, we strive to create places people love and a core part of this is engaging with and supporting the communities in which we work. We are delighted to partner with Grove Cottage to support their charity event “Grove Cottage in the Park”.  We hope that the event not only helps to raise vital funds for the Charity but also helps to raise their profile and the fantastic work that they do within the local community.

Martin Leach, Managing Director, Strategic Land and Major Projects, Countryside said:
“Developing strong relationships within the communities in which we work is a key priority for us and we’re delighted to be sponsoring ‘Grove Cottage in the Park ‘which has such wide appeal for local residents. We hope that everyone has a great time, whilst helping to raise much-needed funds to enable Grove Cottage to continue its invaluable work in Bishop’s Stortford, supporting its members and their families.”

Jeannie Philip, Community Fundraising Manager, Grove Cottage said: “We are so grateful to Countryside for coming on board as our main sponsor, their support has allowed us to think big this year with the addition of evening entertainment. We are really excited by this new event format and hope to raise even more money to enable us to continue providing services to those who need us, whilst bringing a new and exciting event to Bishop’s Stortford. We rely heavily on the support of the community – so events like these an invaluable to us.”

For further information and to buy tickets to this fantastic action-packed event, go to: Grove Cottage in the Park! » Grove Cottage (