Welcome to your September issue of The Bishops Stortford Flyer.
Inside The Bishops Stortford Flyer September 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 September 2023
As we edge into the autumn season and a new term for those in education, I hope we’ll get some pleasant late summer / early autumn days to enjoy and that the community information and events in this issue usefully take you through this new month and beyond.
Late Summer Walks Bishop’s Stortford
Out of interest I took a look at awareness days for this time of year; did you know that the 22nd September is World Car Free Day? It’s always a good time to walk, jog, run or cycle I think! On that note you may be interested in taking part in the Great Big Walk for Herts (30th September), organised by Helping Herts and raising funds for different charities, including Grove Cottage. There’s a choice of different routes. There are also regular free Herts Health Walks, in and near Bishop’s Stortford. As well as joining any of the walks, there are opportunities to become a volunteer walk leader in Castle Park and Thorley.
Have you visited Thorley Wash Nature Reserve recently? In addition to a variety of wildlife to see they now have Water Buffalo grazing there (behind fencing) plus Hatfield Forest and Henry Moore in Perry Green offer plenty to explore. You can find out more inside.
Bishop’s Stortford Clubs and Societies
There are many clubs and societies in this month’s issue, including news from the Bishop’s Stortford Golf Club, whose member Jackie is now the Senior Women’s Amateur Champion; fantastic news. The Rotary Club of Bishop’s Stortford shares information about recent speakers Tim, Andy and Jason who talked about their trips to Ukraine carrying humanitarian aid. Plus, Stortford Canoe Club is looking forward to taking part in the National Hasler Final this month and the Bishop’s Stortford Air Cadets (between the ages of 12 and under 17) have their next enrolment on the 25th September.
Charity news includes a plea from Isabel Hospice and Oxfam for more volunteers to help in their shops; even just a few hours a week would make a real difference to help raise funds for their vital work. In addition, Cards for Bravery has celebrated registering with the charity commission. Founded by Katie at just 13 years old, it’s dedicated to brightening the days of hospitalised and seriously ill children through handmade cards. Plus, Hummingbird Cancer Support has an update for us and both these charities would welcome volunteers and support.
Awards Bishop’s Stortford September
We also report on several awards. The winner of the Helping Herts Hero Award 2023 is David Perry, who has worked for many years to create the Holy Trinity Homeless Night Shelter in Bishop’s Stortford, along with others in the church community. Tom’s Trust, a local charity which provides mental health support to children with brain tumours and their families, tells us that siblings Mimi, 14, and Flint, 15, have won several YoungStar awards for the support they have given to the charity. Congratulations to all; these are incredible and inspiring achievements.
Mayor Bishop’s Stortford
Thank you very much to the Mayor, Councillor Richard Townsend for his column and to everyone who sends in community editorial. It is always appreciated. Plus we have fundraising, wellbeing and environmental news from a number of local schools for you to catch up on. I hope you enjoy reading your September issue.
With best wishes
Stephanie Adams, Editor
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