Cllr Linda Haysey, Leader of East Herts Council, said:
“The council has worked over many months to develop plans for Causeway and Charringtons in Bishop’s Stortford, to see them used for public events when the car parks closed to motorists in June.
“We approached several operators, including street kitchens, event specialists and the Bishop’s Stortford Improvement District (BID) and had many positive discussions. Although finding a long term operator for the site hasn’t been possible, these discussions will continue to explore all options for short term use. This includes working with the Bishop’s Stortford Town Council to host a regular car boot sale.
“It remains our ambition to see the car parks benefit the town ahead of redevelopment, and we are inviting organisations interested in the space for performance, markets and other activities, to get in touch.
“Hoardings to secure the site will be put in place in the coming weeks, giving passers-by a glimpse of the exciting things to come at Old River Lane – including a new hub for arts, shopping and leisure.
“To contact us about the site, please email email@example.com”
Further information for businesses and organisations interested in using the space can be found at: www.eastherts.gov.uk/causeway-charringtons-info