Welcome to your June issue of The Sawbridgeworth Flyer. In your Sawbridgeworth June edition. Events and things to do this time include a new Community Choir on Monday evenings in the Sawbridgeworth Cricket Club.
Letter from the Editor for Sawbridgeworth June
As I write I’m thinking about the long days in June. I especially enjoy seeing butterflies, dragonflies and damselflies dancing in the air and over water. If you’re interested in local wildlife – and perhaps taking part in 30 days Wild in June – why not have a look at www.hertswildlifetrust.org.uk/events/30-days-wild
Inside you’ll find your community information, news and local events – to take you into summer and beyond. If you have community news for us, please do get in touch.
Events and things to do this time include a new Community Choir on Monday evenings in the Sawbridgeworth Cricket Club. It’s a coming together of the community and an opportunity to connect and make new friends. Everyone is welcome. ‘Walk and Talk’ events take place from Bell Street car park (22nd June and 13th July, both at 6pm), organised by the Safer Neighbourhood Team. Plus, following a successful day at the May Fayre, community group Sustainable Sawbridgeworth will have a Clean Air Day stall on Saturday morning 10th June in Bell Street car park – do come and meet them there.
Memorial Hall Sawbridgeworth
Why not check out the diary at the Memorial Hall? There’s a full range of events (and your tickets, alongside a grant from the Queens Jubilee Fund for Village Halls, will help towards a planned hall extension for the community) ‘Ready, Set, Read’ is this year’s summer reading challenge. So, get set, as it starts in July and the Sawbridgeworth library is looking forward to seeing you! Also, the Bishop’s Stortford Carnival and Fun Day takes place on the 17th June. These event details (and more) are inside your Flyer.
We’re also pleased to be running a competition this month to win a family ticket (for 2 adults and 2 children) to ‘Summer Evenings at the Zoo’ at Paradise Wildlife Park. The details are in your magazine and it’s very quick to enter. Good luck if you do! My family and I have been before; there is so much to see and do.
We have a report in this issue from the May Fayre organisers. Over 4000 people came and it was a great success; a massive effort by a vast team of volunteers. I was able to go and can vouch for how busy and varied it was! If you think you would like to help next year the organisers would welcome hearing from you. Renée Friend, from Isabel Hospice, has updated us on their stall at the May Fayre and said that thanks to the fantastic support of people there they raised nearly £400. We have also heard from the Sawbridgeworth Local History Society who said their stand at the May Fayre was very busy and they also provide an update of some of their other events and projects; it’s fascinating. Do look at your magazine for more information.
Sawbridgeworth Evening Women’s Institute also recently celebrated its 59th birthday and share some news about this – and visitors are always welcome to come to a meeting.
In school news we hear from The Fawbert and Barnard School Foundation; a NASA update from Leventhorpe; some Coronation Competition winning news from Spellbrook Primary and a sixteen year old High Wych student’s triathlon success. Incredible achievements and stories!
Enjoy your issue and thank you for your support.
With best wishes
Stephanie Adams, Editor