The Sawbridgeworth Flyer May '23 | Flyer Magazines

The Sawbridgeworth May Flyer ’22

Welcome to your May issue of The Sawbridgeworth Flyer. In your Sawbridgeworth May edition. We hear from Sustainable Sawbridgeworth In the Mayor’s final update after two years, Councillor Greg Rattey passes on all his thanks and shares positive messages about the town.

Letter from the Editor for Sawbridgeworth May

This is one of my favourite months, with the daylight lengthening daily, beautiful flowers emerging, lots of wildlife to discover and summer being closer but not here yet!  We’re pleased to welcome you to our fifth issue of 2023, where you can be assured of a wide range of community updates to discover inside.

Sustainable Sawbridgeworth May update

We hear from Sustainable Sawbridgeworth this time about a thermal imaging camera which the Group has recently bought (it’s the size of a mobile phone). It is available for residents to borrow and can help you to understand and identify areas of heat loss; cut carbon emissions; cut bills and increase comfort. This sounds very useful to me. Why not get in touch with them and find out more? The details are inside your Flyer.

Charity News

In charity news Sawbo Sessions 2023, which took place without its founders Maddy and Dawn earlier this year, has raised a grand total of £5484.This will be split between three cancer supporting local charities. Their Facebook page says: “Thank you to everyone who supported this event. Beyond thrilled and grateful. See you on the dance floor in 2024!”

Additionally, 1st Sawbridgeworth Cub Scout Leader Geoff Wheeldon tells us that he is representing The Scout Association in the London Marathon 2023 and that the Cubs exceptional attitude inspires him.  He’s trying to beat his fundraising target of £2,000 and is grateful for the support.

Sawbridgeworth May Groups Updates

Group updates include information from the Sawbridgeworth Local History Society, which is continuing on its photo booklets and is keen to hear from readers with pictures on the railways, local pubs, past winters and the coronation from 1937 and 1953. Sounds intriguing! It also has an open evening coming up (25th May) and reports that Ken McDonald (Hundred Parishes Society) recently took members on a virtual walk through the parishes, concentrating on walking routes. You can try these routes – and I’ve been on several – via their website

The Centre of Wellbeing Sawbridgeworth

Additionally we hear from The Centre of Wellbeing Sawbridgeworth about two projects: Calm Support to support carers and The Garden of Wellbeing, for the members and community of The Centre of Wellbeing to ‘Meet, Grow, Thrive’. We’ll share more Centre news in future issues.

In the Mayor’s final update after two years, Councillor Greg Rattey passes on all his thanks and shares positive messages about the town. The Flyer would like to say thank you to Councillor Rattey for writing a column for our readers each issue. It sounds like May will be a busy month for Sawbridgeworth Town Council, as highlighted by Chris Hunt in his Clerk’s Corner this issue.

Sawbridgeworth Library

There’s an informative article from Sawbridgeworth library that you can delve in to; where you’ll find out about its development into a community library, with a team of volunteers, and its future. It now holds a wide range of events and activities and new volunteers are always welcome.

School updates include netball success at Leventhorpe and a governor opportunity at Mandeville Primary School.  Plus, if you’re looking for family friendly outdoor activities, there’s the River Day (3rd June) at Sheering Mill Lock; the opportunity to explore Pishiobury Park – – and a ‘Wildlife in the Park’ free event (25th June) at Castle Park.

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

With best wishes

Stephanie Adams, Editor