Welcome to your June issue of The Bishops Stortford Flyer.
Inside The Bishops Stortford Flyer June edition. And this month we bring you as much practical information and community news and the Official Bishops Stortford Carnival Programme for 2023. Welcome to our June issue of the Flyer. We hope you’ll enjoy catching up on the community news and information we have prepared for you inside.
The Bishops Stortford Flyer June edition – Welcome
As I write I’m thinking about the long days in June. I especially enjoy seeing butterflies, dragonflies and damselflies dancing in the air and over water. If you’re interested in local wildlife – and perhaps taking part in 30 days Wild in June – why not take a look at www.hertswildlifetrust.org.uk/events/30-days-wild Let’s hope we can make the most of this time of year!
Inside you’ll find your community information, news and local events – to take you into summer and beyond. If you have community news for us, please do get in touch.
There are many events ahead, including the Bishop’s Stortford Carnival and Fun Day (17th June) packed full of things to see and do! Love Stortford is back, organised by Churches Together in Bishop’s Stortford. It’s a week of activities culminating at the Carnival and Fun Day – watch out for people wearing Love Stortford T Shirts doing Random Acts of Kindness all around the town. If you enjoy music, there are concerts from the Bishop’s Stortford Choral Society (24th June, Methodist Church) and Harlow Chorus (8th July, St Michael’s Church).
‘Wildlife in the Park’
‘Wildlife in the Park’ is on the 25th June (Castle Park – a free event) plus there’s a brand new festival at St James Church, Thorley (15th and 16th July). This replaces the August Bank Holiday Festival, and will include flowers and music, bell ringing and family activities. Why not find out about all these events – and more – inside your issue?
We’re also pleased to be running a competition this month to win a family ticket (for 2 adults and 2 children) to ‘Summer Evenings at the Zoo’ at Paradise Wildlife Park. The details are in your magazine and it’s very quick to enter. Good luck if you do! My family and I have been before; there is so much to see and do.
Charity news this month includes a report about an Isabel Hospice Coronation Coffee Morning (and they also have a donation drop off coming up at the Rugby Club on the 3rd July) plus Hummingbird Cancer Support thanks all its volunteers and would be glad to hear from any more volunteers. Hummingbird has also highlighted that Volunteer Week is in June and Thank you Day is on the 2nd July.
A team of Digital Champion Volunteers (from Community Alliance Broxbourne and East Herts) now hold free online confidence boosting sessions in the Bishop’s Stortford library (first Monday of the month, except August). Booking details are in the Flyer – plus they’d love to hear from you if you would be interested in being a volunteer.
The Bishop’s Stortford u3a club (which has recently been saved from dissolution by the election of a new Chair and Treasurer) and the Thorley u3a club both have a packed programme of events and we also share club news from the Bishop’s Stortford WI. The RSPB Stort Valley Group is holding a summer solstice evening Reserve visit and the Bishop’s Stortford Lawn Tennis Club highlights its range of tennis playing, coaching and junior summer camps – and two Padel courts are coming! All these groups and clubs welcome new members.
In school and education news this time we have music, construction, online safety, sport and a Falklands trip. Do enjoy your issue and thank you for your support.
With best wishes
Stephanie Adams, Editor
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