Welcome to your October issue of The Bishops Stortford Flyer.
Inside The Bishops Stortford Flyer October edition. Amongst the community news and local events in this issue there’s a great choice of things to do. Also updates from local community groups and charities.
The Bishop’s Stortford Flyer October 2023
Autumn is definitely upon us; a season of great variety with a rich range of colours and hopefully some good weather. I love individual and family walks with crunchy leaves underfoot – let’s hope we can enjoy as much of the outdoors as we’d like to right now! Inside this issue you’ll find plenty of community news to catch up on, as well as events and things to do.
Bishop’s Stortford October
Friends of Castle Park have a number of conservation events coming up over the next few months; Daisy May’s Farm has spooky events all through the half term (and it’s also open as normal outside of this) and Hatfield Forest could offer a calmer retreat to enjoy the autumn landscape. CHIPS – the children’s charity – is holding a fundraising Masquerade Ball on Saturday 14th October at Bishop’s Stortford Golf Club. Sounds like a fun event and they even have masks for you to borrow.
Bishop’s Stortford Christmas Fayre
Thank you to Bishop’s Stortford Town Council for its update on the forthcoming Bishop’s Stortford Christmas Fayre on Saturday 2nd December. Packed with things to do, see, buy, eat and drink for all the family. Santa will also be paying a special visit to the magical grotto on North Street! Find out more about all these events inside your magazine.
Bishop’s Stortford Charity News
In charity news we hear from Hummingbird Cancer Support Group, a volunteer-run charity in Bishop’s Stortford supporting people who have been diagnosed with cancer along with their families, friends and carers. They would really appreciate your support to enable them to continue offering their service. Car owning volunteers in Bishop’s Stortford, Sawbridgeworth and nearby are being sought by the Community Alliance, to help take people to essential appointments. In addition to both these charities, we have updates about local fundraising events for Isabel Hospice, including £1300 raised from an annual Garden Party hosted by Suzy and David Harvey and Sue and Emily Wetherall let us know that Picnic at the Petit Prom raised over £12,000 – such incredible results.
Bishop’s Stortford Football
Are you, or anyone you know, a Blues supporter? This month we have a special feature ‘Blue to the Bone’ about Dave Bone, a Stortford super fan, who has recently celebrated attending his 500th successive Stortford home match. His record has stretched for 17 years, including league, cup and friendlies!
Other clubs and groups this time include the Rotary Club of Bishop’s Stortford with news on some recent meetings and charity donations and also the Bishop’s Stortford and District Scouts who, amongst other things, give a first-hand insight into the recent World Scout Jamboree in South Korea, which sounded like an amazing experience never to be forgotten! We also have local school news for you, including exam results, an anniversary and a thought-provoking school trip.
Do enjoy this autumnal issue and thank you very much to everyone who contributes community editorial. We’ll be pleased to continue to share as much community news as we are able to.
With best wishes
Stephanie Adams, Editor
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