The Sawbridgeworth Flyer February '23 | Flyer Magazines

The Sawbridgeworth February Flyer ’22

Welcome to your February issue of The Sawbridgeworth Flyer. This month we hear from Ken McDonald, from The Hundred Parishes Society. And they will be giving a talk to the Sawbridgeworth Local History Society. So, in this issue we find out more about two local groups – the Friends of Pishiobury Park and Sawbridgeworth’s Citizen Science Group.

Letter from the Editor for Sawbridgeworth February

As I write my letter to welcome you to this February issue of the Flyer. And I am starting to notice the afternoon daylight lengthening. So, it will be lovely to see the delicate white snowdrops; I do find these very uplifting and hope they are for you too.

The Hundred Parishes Society

This month we bring you as much practical information and community news as we can fit. So, staying on the snowdrop theme, The Hundred Parishes Society highlight where we may be able to see snowdrops and other early flowers. Plus if you want to try one of their walks or visit an open garden. It’s on their website: Ken McDonald, from The Hundred Parishes Society, will be giving a talk to the Sawbridgeworth Local History Society (Thursday 23rd March). The SLHS also highlight their longer term publishing plans. And would love to hear from you if you have a story to tell or a picture to show:

Sawbridgeworth Community Library February Update

Sawbridgeworth Community Library shares a full update about its events and activities. And which include book clubs; story time and baby rhyme time; tea and read sessions whenever the library is open (a warm cuppa awaits!) and puzzles. Also, not to mention children’s activities in school holidays. If you’d be interested in volunteering they would be pleased to hear from you.

Additionally a volunteer-led Digital Skills Group takes place every month at the library, to help resident’s navigate their digital devices. It’s organised by the Community Alliance Broxbourne and East Herts charity. And they would be pleased to hear from you if you’d be happy to share your knowledge of digital technology with others at this group as a volunteer.

Sawbridgeworth WI

Sawbridgeworth WI has information on their forthcoming meetings and events.  Including their annual baking competition (February); speakers; pub lunches and walks. Visitors are welcome. Also, Sawbridgeworth Memorial Hall Trust report on some of their music events coming up. As well as bingo with a difference! The Hall also has daytime activities throughout the week for you to choose from.

Local Groups

This issue we find out more about two local groups – the Friends of Pishiobury Park and Sawbridgeworth’s Citizen Science Group. The Friends carry out conservation work and run free events and activities in Pishiobury Park with the help of the Countryside Management Service. And The Citizen Science Group carries out activities to learn about and protect our natural spaces. Also, it sounds really interesting. Would you like to get involved? So, it’s all on the door step with plenty of fresh air; their contact details are in the magazine.

The Ukraine Humanitarian Hub is seeking some funding support / donations to help this local group continue to provide for those in need in Ukraine. They have let us know that all the volunteers involved are self- funding. So, every single penny raised goes directly to helping those in need.

Sawbridgeworth Schools Update February

In school news we discover that PCSO Amanda Higham and PC Marshall recently visited Sawbridgeworth schools, answered questions. And gave talks and showed some children the police car. While, in Leventhorpe. Some Year 13 students were offered the opportunity to attend a Stress Management Workshop to help them manage stress around exam time; sounds really useful.

Enjoy your magazine and thank you very much for your support of the Flyer.

With best wishes

Stephanie Adams, Editor