Welcome to your October issue of The Sawbridgeworth Flyer. In your Sawbridgeworth October edition. Amongst the community news and local events in this issue there’s a good choice of things to do in October.
Letter from the Editor for Sawbridgeworth October
Autumn is definitely upon us; a season of great variety with a rich range of colours and hopefully some good weather. I love individual and family walks with crunchy leaves underfoot – let’s hope we can enjoy as much of the outdoors as we’d like to right now! Inside this issue you’ll find plenty of community news to catch up on, as well as events and things to do.
Sawbridgeworth October Library News
The Sawbridgeworth library has a feature on ‘what’s free at the library’ – there are so many activities for all ages and a huge selection of books and resources. They’re waiting to welcome you, why not take a look at this article and pop in? We also find out that the recent High Wych Scarecrow Festival was a success and special thanks are passed on to all the organisers. I was able to see a lot of the scarecrows and windmills myself, they looked fantastic.
Sawbridgeworth October Events
The new edition of ‘After the Clocks go Back’ will be available in the surgery, pharmacies, shops and other places around the town from the end of October. It’s a booklet packed with ideas of places to go during the winter months; a useful resource for us all.
Events coming up include Nostalgia Day, in Sawbridgeworth Memorial Hall on Saturday 11th November, with a service, refreshments available, entertainment, books for sale and displays. Then, in this month’s ‘Clerk’s Corner’ we’re reminded of Remembrance Sunday being on Sunday 12th November with a service and parade.
Sawbridgeworth October History
The Sawbridgeworth Local History Society tells us their new book ‘High Wych History in Pictures’ completely sold out the SLHS stand at the High Wych Scarecrow Festival and now has to be reprinted! The group has an evening meeting on the 30th November when Mark Smith will talk about his experiences on the Antiques Road Show. Find out about these events in your magazine.
Sawbridgeworth October Sports Clubs
Have you heard of or played Pickleball? Now is your chance! Sawbridgeworth Tennis Club has now officially opened its four new purpose built Pickleball Courts. It’s a game that is accessible to beginners and seasoned racquet players alike. Pickleball coaching is also available at the Club. I’m definitely curious!
Sawbridgeworth October Groups Updates
News from clubs and groups this time include Sawbridgeworth WI with an update on meetings coming up. It is a group of friendly ladies who meet at the Sawbridgeworth Memorial Hall each month; visitors are welcome. The Sustainable Sawbridgeworth group attracted interest at the recent Sawbridgeworth Gardens and Allotment Show with its ‘No Dig’ display, highlighting the benefits of this method of gardening, which is based on suppressing weeds with a layer of cardboard laid directly onto ground intended for cultivation. It’s a fascinating article.
New this issue is an update from the‘Homes for Ukraine Support Group Sawbridgeworth’ and we hope to continue to share their news in future issues. Plus we hear about local fundraising and support for Ukraine via a concert at Sawbridgeworth Congregational Church and activities at schools. We also have an update on exam results from Leventhorpe and find out that their Sixth Form Open evening is on Wednesday 1st November.
Do enjoy this autumnal issue and thank you for your support.
With best wishes
Stephanie Adams, Editor