Welcome to your March issue of The Sawbridgeworth Flyer. This month the Sawbridgeworth Local History Society reminds us of some of their forthcoming activities. Sustainable Sawbridgeworth also share news about their Community Eco Café event. In school news we have information from Leventhorpe and Spellbrook regarding the Leventhorpe Annual Book Awards.
Letter from the Editor for Sawbridgeworth March
It really feels like we’re stepping into early spring now. I love the colourful flowers that are slowly emerging from their winter slumbers! Welcome to our March issue of the Flyer. We hope you’ll enjoy catching up on the community news and information we have prepared for you inside.
Sawbridgeworth Local History Society
The Sawbridgeworth Local History Society reminds us of some of their forthcoming activities. These include a history walk (19th March), AGM, and open evening (23rd March) when Ken from the Hundred Parishes Society will talk about walking routes featured on the Hundred Parishes website (I have walked some of these routes and really enjoyed them!) Look out for news about forthcoming publications from the Sawbridgeworth Local History Society too. Also, if you enjoy the great outdoors, as well as exploring Pishiobury Park on the doorstep, you may be interested to know about the Annual Heritage Day at Castle Park (15th April).
Other club and group news includes a report from Sawbridgeworth WI on a fascinating recent talk about the history of Sworders Auctioneers. The WI would be pleased to welcome new members to their monthly evening meetings at Sawbridgeworth Memorial Hall; visitors are welcome.
Sustainable Sawbridgeworth recently held its Community Eco Café event. A wide range of ideas for environmental community initiatives was gathered from the local residents who attended. The group also reported on its thermal imaging camera loan scheme; the camera measures surface temperatures to show where heat is escaping from homes. You can find out more about this inside your magazine, it sounds really interesting and useful.
Like to have a go at a colour themed quiz, which will also support the Teenage Cancer trust? Jane’s latest quiz is out! Copies are on sale for £2 each, to support the charity. The details of how to get a copy are in your Flyer. Closing date is by the 24th May. I know my family will be interested in this quiz.
If you’re looking for something to do inside, the Sawbridgeworth Library has plenty of choice. Amongst other things there’s a new Crochet Club; a selection of puzzles to borrow, swap or play; Pre- loved children’s books on sale everyday, as well as upcoming events such as the Healthy Hub. Pop in to find out more! Or visit: www.facebook.com/Sawbolibrary We’re also reminded this month about the huge range of activities – as well as hot lunches – available at the Hailey Centre in Sawbridgeworth. It’s back open every day for the over fifty fives.
Sawbridgeworth School News
In school news we have information from Leventhorpe and Spellbrook regarding the Leventhorpe Annual Book Awards, where readers from local primary schools recently had the opportunity to take part in the Awards. They had a big reveal of the six books shortlisted for them to read and they will return in May to discuss the books and vote for their favourite. Julie Marson MP has visited Mandeville Primary School, linked to the fact it is now an Eco-School, and there’s an unusual update from Reedings School.
We really appreciate the information we receive at the Flyer newsdesk, and if you’d like to send us more local community and school news, please do get in touch. Thank you very much for your support.
With best wishes
Stephanie Adams, Editor