Inside the Hertford and Ware Flyer magazine February edition. There’s a great choice of things to do in this issue, alongside your community news.
Hertford and Ware Flyer Magazine February Welcome
Welcome to your February 2024 Flyer; we have all the usual community news, information and events for you inside. With the daylight slowly increasing, snowdrops should be coming out to add a welcome burst of early colour to our landscape and, if you like them, do enjoy your pancakes this month!
I Love Hertford
In this month’s column from Dan at I Love Hertford we receive town development updates (look out for regular and new 2024 events from Hertford Town Council) and some suggested local walking possibilities, thank you Dan. My family and I also enjoy the riverside walk between Hertford and Ware. Other walking ideas include free, volunteer guided, sociable Hertfordshire Health Walks: www.hertfordshire.gov.uk/healthwalks as well as a selection of self-guided walking routes from here: www.hertfordshirewalker.uk
Hertford and Ware Events
Looking for things to do? We have a number of events and activities in this issue, including half term activities at Hertford Museum (20th-22nd February) and Ware Museum (20th February) plus a ‘Ware in Literature’ talk (27th February) also at Ware Museum. There are two free half term films at Ware Priory (22nd February) and ‘Double Acts’ – one act plays performed by the Hertford Dramatic Operatic Society (14th – 17th February).
We also have details about Haunted Hertford walks in February and March (Hertford Town and Tourist Information Centre) and a Tudor Square Local Produce and Craft Market and a Festival (Southern Maltings). Sustainable Hertford Heath activities include repair shops, litter picks and a pre-loved clothing sale plus there are monthly events from the Stanstead Abbotts Concert Society. Find out about all these, and more, inside your Flyer – don’t miss out!
Local Groups February
News from local groups includes an update from the Ware and District Photographic Society on its 60th anniversary celebration lecture by Charlie Waite (14th April, Ware Drill Hall) New members are always welcome and the first three evenings are free! We also hear from Hertford Rotary Club regarding recent events and fundraising. They are currently working towards holding a quiz in February, to fundraise for a cuddle bed for Isabel Hospice. The Club will always be pleased to hear from anyone interested in finding out more about them.
In charity updates Scotts Grotto in Ware opens again on Easter Bank Holiday Monday following a really successful 2023, where they had over 3500 visitors raising £5,500 to keep it open.
The Scotts Grotto Trust is now six years old and they are always looking for volunteers to help out (via email: firstname.lastname@example.org or their Facebook page). They will be open every Saturday and Bank Holiday from April until September 2024. I enjoy visiting here; such a lovely place to spend some time.
We also find out about OLIO, an app dedicated to the reduction of waste, be it food or any other items. Olio’s volunteers, Food Waste Heroes, collect food that is approaching its ‘sell by’ or ‘use by’ date from supermarkets, hotels etc, and offer it free to anyone who can use it. There are Olio Food Waste Heroes all over East Herts and beyond. It sounds an excellent initiative. Plus, we have a range of primary and secondary school news for you to catch up on.
Do enjoy the community information in this issue. Thank you for your support and for all the editorial articles you kindly send in.
With best wishes
Stephanie Adams, Editor