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The Sawbridgeworth Flyer Magazine May ’24

Welcome to your The Sawbridgeworth Flyer magazine May issue. In your Sawbridgeworth Flyer magazine May edition. Amongst the community news and local events in this issue there’s a good choice of things to do in May.

The Sawbridgeworth Flyer Magazine May ’24

Welcome Letter from the Editor

Letter from the Editor

It’s such a nice thought that, as I welcome you to our May issue, we’ll be experiencing ever lengthening daylight for the next two months. I’ve already seen a few early butterflies in fact!

We hope you’ll feel inspired and informed after you’ve read your May issue of the Flyer. Please do feel free to spread the word to others, we’re always keen for as many people as possible to read the community content we include each time.

Sawbridgeworth Town Council tells us about the forthcoming River Day at Sheering Mill Lock (1st June). In its third year this community event includes the Citizen Science Group, Herts Boat Rescue, Sustainable Sawbridgeworth, Sawbridgeworth Local History Society and river boat trips. Sounds a good day for all the family. Additionally, we receive a full update from the Sawbridgeworth Local History Society about their regular programme of meetings, involvement at local events and the group’s projects for this year.

The Memorial Hall looks forward to all the new facilities it will have to offer, with a new dance studio to hire, with another small room for meetings. There will be a tech hub with work from here pods and office space. And they plan an official launch of the new facilities for everyone to come and see! (watch this space) Plus they also let us know about some of their future events.

Still on local events, there’s also a chance to start planning for the ever popular Sawbridgeworth Autumn Show – with sections on vegetables, fruit, floral, preserves, handicraft (and more) plus a special section for children in age categories. There is so much going on, read more about these activities inside your magazine!

It’s inspiring reading about the young volunteers at Sawbridgeworth Community Library, who often volunteer as part of their Duke of Edinburgh award, but that is not essential. The library says they really enjoy having them there, bringing in great personal and computing skills, and being a whizz on the kiosk! Volunteers of all ages are always welcome. There’s so much to do at the library, why not pop in soon? You’ll find lots of space to read /study if you need it.

Local groups this month include The Sawbridgeworth Homes for Ukraine Support Group who recently organised a vigil in Sayesbury Manor which finished with a period of quiet reflection to mark the unwelcome second anniversary of the war in Ukraine. Sawbridgeworth WI have heard from two speakers in the past month; Adam Frost (Gardener’s World) on the Coronation Gardens scheme and ex-policeman Paul Barwick on WW2 spy, Nancy Wake, known as the White Mouse. New members are welcome.

There’s also a reminder of the huge variety of activities available to the over fifty-fives at Haileybury and the current Mayor of Sawbridgeworth, Councillor Ruth Buckmaster, shares some final Mayoral news and says “I have enjoyed my year tremendously and have found it to be such an honour to visit and share all your experiences”. Thank you very much from us all at the Flyer for the regular monthly updates you have sent in each month.

Inside we also have local school news for you to catch up on and we hope you enjoy your magazine; thank you for your support.

With best wishes


Stephanie Adams, Editor