The Bishops Stortford Flyer March '24 Flyer Magazines

The Bishop’s Stortford Flyer Magazine March ’24

Welcome to your March issue of The Bishop’s Stortford Flyer magazine. In your Bishop’s Stortford Flyer magazine March edition. Amongst the community news and local events in this issue there’s a good choice of things to do in March.

Bishop’s Stortford Flyer Magazine March Welcome

Letter from the Editor

As I write this month’s letter there is the welcome prospect of the clocks going forward on the 31st March (which also coincides with Easter Sunday) So, I hope you can enjoy the longer daylight hours and also some chocolate, if you like it!

In our March issue you’ll find plenty of community information, ideas of things to do and local news as we move into early spring. We have updates from a wide range of local groups and clubs. This includes the Bishop’s Stortford Bowling Club with its open days on Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th April. All ages welcome and refreshments will be provided. Bishop’s Stortford FC shares information about its recent 150th anniversary celebrations, with club legends and special guests in attendance and the Bishop’s Stortford Swimming Club tells us about club member achievements at the recent Swim England Hertfordshire County Championships.

In addition, the Bishop’s Stortford Tennis Club announces that its canopy covered Padel courts are due to open and can be used for year round play on the floodlit courts.  The Club will also be starting a fully funded Walking Tennis group for those aged 55 and over. Plus, the RSPB Stort Valley Group has a range of activities ahead, with a walk, visit and a speaker in March. There are some incredible achievements, useful updates and interesting events across these groups; why not find out more in your Flyer?

We are very pleased to be able to share the inspiring news that Bishop’s Stortford Katie, founder of Cards for Bravery, has received the British Citizen Award for Services to Volunteering and Charitable Giving (BCAv). Katie founded the charity at 13 years old, dedicating her time to brightening the days of hospitalised and seriously ill children. Katie said that it was an incredible honour to receive this award and you can find out more about the charity here:

In other charity news Hummingbird Cancer Support Group is hosting its flagship well-being event on the 28th April in Bishop’s Stortford. This event serves as an opportunity to get an insight into the holistic support they offer and it is open to everyone. As well as sharing fundraising updates, Isabel Hospice lets us know that its Donation Van will be at the Bishop’s Stortford Rugby Club on the first Monday of every month for your donation of goods. Tonnes of Care donations pay for Tonnes of Hours of Care for Isabel Hospice patients and their families.

The Royal British Legion Women’s Section (Bishop’s Stortford Branch) updates us on who they are and what they do and they would welcome new members. We also find out that the Pudding Club Carers’ Group, which supports carers in and around Thorley, provides a friendly, supportive and informal environment over a relaxed cuppa and a pudding. You can read more in your magazine!

In addition to your usual primary and secondary school news, we also have information about a Bishop’s Stortford Choral Society performance on the 23rd March (students and children free); the latest column by Colin Woodward and taster sessions at Bishop’s Stortford library on using digital devices. Thank you for your support of the Flyer and do enjoy this springtime issue.

With best wishes

Stephanie Adams, Editor