Welcome to your August issue of The Sawbridgeworth Flyer. In your Sawbridgeworth August edition. Amongst the community news and local events in this issue there’s a good choice of things to do in August.
Letter from the Editor for Sawbridgeworth August
As I write I realise how quickly we have reached the middle of summer. With long daylight hours still here and the school holidays upon us, it seems a good opportunity to enjoy our green spaces. There’s an article about Pishiobury Park inside your Flyer, which details the successful completion of the park’s Heritage Discovery Project; the many improvements that have been made and that the Friends of Pishiobury Park have taken a lead role in developing heritage and wildlife walks and an audio trail. Time for a visit?
Summer Sawbridgeworth August
Alongside your monthly community news, we have more things for you to do over the summer. This includes the Summer Reading Challenge at the Sawbridgeworth Community Library (until the 2nd September) plus there are many other activities in your local library. The tennis club is running summer school holiday camps and is introducing Pickle Ball.
On Saturday 2nd September both Fun on the Field (12-5pm) and the Gardens and Allotments Autumn Show (at the Memorial Hall, from 1.30pm) are on! Fun on the Field includes free music; a dog competition; fairground rides; community stalls and food (or why not bring a picnic) At the Autumn Show there are many sections to enter – including vegetables, fruit, flowers, cookery, crafts, photography, plus a children’s and a novice section. There will be refreshments, a tombola and a display by the U3A art group as well. Find out more in your magazine.
High Wych Scarecrow Festival 2023
We also have an update on the High Wych Scarecrow Festival (9th and 10th September). One working session preparing windmills (this year’s theme) has taken place and a second session is planned (14th August, 10am to 12 noon) at St. James church and churchyard, everyone welcome.
Local Groups News Sawbridgeworth August
In news from local groups we hear from the Sawbridgeworth WI about a visit from the Hertfordshire Cyber Prevent and Protect Squad during their open evening in June. Advice was given on how to protect passwords and bank details and on privacy settings and more. It’s a very informative article. Additionally, the Sawbridgeworth Local History Society has shared details about some of its recent events and tells us it plans to launch The High Wych History Photobook at the Scarecrow Festival. Not long then!
Have you heard of a Vertical Garden? Members of Sustainable Sawbridgeworth recently constructed a Vertical Garden to establish a practical solution to growing more produce at home. It provides three times the growing area for its footprint. Find out how you can build your own inside.
In a charity update we hear from the Bereavement Café. They are open in the Hailey Day Centre on the first and third Tuesday of every month, from 2.00pm until 4.00pm. Everyone is welcome; free to attend.
Thank you very much to the Mayor, Councillor Ruth Buckmaster, for her informative monthly column. Plus, in school and education news, we have updates from Fawbert and Barnard Infants who said farewell to Nursery Nurse, Lynn Tyler, after her 23 year career at the school; Mandeville who is inviting nursery admission applications for funded 15 hour places and two Year 9 students from Leventhorpe who wrote about their recent 10 day overseas school trip. They’re very interesting articles.
I hope you enjoy reading your Flyer and thank you for your support.
With best wishes
Stephanie Adams, Editor