Welcome to your May issue of The Bishops Stortford Flyer.
Inside The Bishops Stortford Flyer May edition. And this month we bring you as much practical information and community news. Welcome to our May 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 May edition – Welcome
This is one of my favourite months, with the daylight lengthening daily, beautiful flowers emerging, lots of wildlife to discover and summer being closer but not here yet! We’re pleased to welcome you to our fifth issue of 2023, where you can be assured of a wide range of community updates and local activities to discover inside.
Outdoor Events Bishops Stortford
Perhaps you would be interested in some outdoor events to make the most of this time of year? The Friends of Castle Park are running a Wellbeing Triathlon (Sunday 28th May, Sworder’s Field) with a walk or run, a yoga session and guided meditation. It’s supporting Herts Mind Network. They are also holding a ‘Wildlife in the Park’ free event (Sunday 25th June) with family friendly activities and local organisations. Or you could explore Thorley Wash, which is open year round, plus they have a free guided walk (Saturday 24th June) There’s more about this and other nature reserves here: www.hertswildlifetrust.org.uk
We hear about three personally organised charity events linked to family members this month. Thank you for sharing your stories with us. Amy Atkinson organised the recent Bishop’s Stortford Walk of Light, to raise awareness and funds for blood cancer (Amy’s husband has a blood cancer diagnosis). The event has raised thousands of pounds so far (you can still donate) and Amy says: “Everyone has raised funds that will make the lives of blood cancer patients brighter.”
Events in Bishops Stortford May
Sue Wetherall and Emily Estelle are organising another Picnic at the Petite Prom (14th and 15th July), to support Isabel Hospice. It began when Sue’s husband John had been under the care of Isabel Hospice and the event has continued. It’s set in a Hadham garden with live music and song to take you to the movies. Additionally, Clive Marshall is involved in organising a Food and Art Exhibition (23rd – 25th June) in Braughing, to raise funds for Haematology Cancer Care. Clive and his daughter have been treated at UCLH. There will be live music and food demonstrations. Such moving and inspiring reads; do look inside.
Clubs and Groups
Club and group updates include winter season finals from the Bishop’s Stortford Bowling Club (who are now ready for the new season!); the Rotary Club of Bishop’s Stortford welcomed Julie Marson MP to speak about the life of an MP and members of the Herts and Essex Boundary Flower Club were invited to arrange flowers at Westminster Abbey for a special anniversary.
Denise Hudson, Bishop’s Stortford Royal British Legion (RBL) Poppy Appeal Organiser, tells us about an afternoon tea party held by the Branch to thank those who helped with the Poppy Appeal last November. These seem significant volunteering achievements to read about.
School May Updates
In school updates we hear about Foodbank Easter Egg donations; The Holi Festival; Pupil Voices (13 schools coming together); a new prayer room; Culture Day and an International school award. Plus, on the learning theme, would you be interested in reading foreign language books? Oxfam Books and Music in Bishop’s Stortford has opened a ‘foreign book nook’ within the shop. You may be surprised by all you can find; you’re welcome to donate foreign language books too!
Enjoy your May magazine and thank you for your support of the Flyer.
With best wishes
Stephanie Adams, Editor
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