Welcome to your April issue of The Sawbridgeworth Flyer. In your Sawbridgeworth April edition. And with Easter and the new season upon us we have a number of events ahead. Also Fr Simon from Great St Mary’s Church shares Easter service dates. The Sawbridgeworth May Fayre is back this year, on Sunday 30th April between 12 and 4pm.
Letter from the Editor for Sawbridgeworth April
As we’re now officially in British Summer Time we can look forward to much more daylight. In fact we won’t get a sunset any earlier than 6pm until well into October; a nice thought! With a spring in our step we welcome you to this April issue of the Flyer and all its community content inside.
Easter Sawbridgeworth April
With Easter and the new season upon us we have a number of events ahead. Fr Simon from Great St Mary’s Church shares Easter service dates and explains more about the origins of the changing date of Easter. The Sawbridgeworth May Fayre is back this year, on Sunday 30th April between 12 and 4pm (it just happens to fall in April this time!) Looks set to be a fully packed afternoon with something for everyone. You can also visit the Sawbridgeworth Bowling Club for their Open Day (2-4pm) and the Sustainable Sawbridgeworth Clean Air stall (with practical tips and information) at the May Fayre too.
Other local events ahead include a funded tennis programme for girls, delivered by Head Coach Ian at the Sawbridgeworth Tennis Club, after the Easter holidays and a Family Picnic at Rivers Orchard on Sunday 14th May, 12 to 2pm. Teddy bears welcome! In addition, Sawbridgeworth Town Council shares its 2023 community event programme, do look inside for all the dates and don’t miss out!
We have a fascinating article from Sawbridgeworth Library. They have uncovered a great deal of interesting information about its history, with two different timelines. They’d love to hear from anyone who knows more about this; do pop in or email: email@example.com Also, don’t forget to check out what’s currently happening in the library, it’s a hive of activity but also has plenty of opportunities for quieter times.
Sawbridgeworth Flyer April
There’s a charity update this issue related to the Manor of Groves Golf Club and Isabel Hospice. Each year the captains nominate a charity to support with golf based and other fundraising charities. The new Men’s Captain (from the 1st April) local resident John Sharples has chosen Isabel Hospice. He says he is honoured to become Captain and has seen the excellent care and attention given to those needing palliative and end of life care by Isabel Hospice and hopes to raise as much money as possible.
In news from local groups Sawbridgeworth WI tell us about their recent annual baking competition (the cakes look superb!), along with information about a previous speaker from a ladies Cappella singing group. This type of singing is without accompaniment with a four part harmony. Why not find out more about their future speakers and activities? They meet monthly (third Tuesday, 7.30pm) at Sawbridgeworth Memorial Hall – visitors warmly welcomed.
Thank you very much to the Mayor of Sawbridgeworth, Councillor Greg Rattey, for his answers to some Sawbridgeworth related questions for our Movers and Shakers feature this month. We also have local school news including an insightful Year 13 Berlin art trip (from Leventhorpe) and a fully packed World Book Day (from Spellbrook).
Enjoy catching up on these articles and more. Thank you for your support.
With best wishes
Stephanie Adams, Editor