Inside the Hertford and Ware February edition this month we have from The Hundred Parishes Society and Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust. Also, plenty to see at Hertford and Ware Museums, including the yarnbombers exhibition in Ware. We also have Dan’s monthly column, from I Love Herford.
Letter from the Editor The Hertford and Ware Flyer February
As I write my letter to welcome you to this February issue of the Flyer, I am starting to notice the afternoon daylight lengthening. It will be lovely to see the delicate white snowdrops; I do find these very uplifting and hope they are for you too.
Hertford and Ware Community News February
This month we bring you as much practical information and community news as we can fit. Staying on the snowdrop theme, we hear more about these flowers from The Hundred Parishes Society (and they have walks and open garden details on their website) Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust highlight how to find ancient woodlands – where we can then see early spring flowers – and Lee Valley Park has a range of self-led and guided outdoor walking routes for us to try; I did not realise the park covers 26 miles!
Hertford and Ware Clubs News
In club and group news we hear about successes at Ware Swimming Club, with its annual Championships; Open Meets and League competitions. We also find out about a new Girls Team Coach at Hertford Rugby Club and updates on the girls sections. Plus, the 2nd Bengeo Scout Group took part in a Korean cook off to prepare for a Ready Steady Cook competition! All three groups would be pleased to hear from prospective new members; find out more inside your magazine.
Things to Do February
Looking for things to do? Lark in the Park (11-19 year olds) is on during half term (in Hertford, Ware, Bishop’s Stortford and Buntingford) Tudor Square Markets with a Twist start from the 19th February and there’s plenty to see at Hertford and Ware Museums, including the yarnbombers exhibition in Ware. Also, Hertford Museum has a Panshanger Park Study Day (25th March) with talks and a guided walk. “Expression through Art” sessions, aimed at helping de-stress, take place in Hertford with Community Alliance and RSPB SE Herts has wildlife walks and events; new members welcome. There’s also a preview of spring events from Hertford Town Council. Do look inside for all the details; sounds like great variety!
Scott’s Grotto is featured this time, with details about its history. It is a fascinating place and my family and I are looking forward to returning. It re-opens in April (bats nest there in the winter)
We also have an update on Alex’s challenge to produce 90 paintings in celebration of 90 years since the first Guide Dog partnerships were formed. She has smashed her target and raised over £2000! I was delighted to recently meet up, such an incredibly inspiring and talented Ware based artist, and she’s not stopped yet. Find out more about Alex and her challenge in your magazine.
Plus we have a wide range of school news for you to catch up on; such diverse achievements and updates. Please do keep sending your school and community news, so we can continue to share it.
This month we also have Dan’s second column, from I Love Herford. It’s packed with positivity and a great insight into the year ahead – thank you Dan.
Enjoy your magazine and thank you very much for your support of the Flyer.
With best wishes
Stephanie Adams, Editor