The Sawbridgeworth Flyer September '23 | Flyer Magazines

The Sawbridgeworth September Flyer ’23

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

Letter from the Editor for Sawbridgeworth September

As we edge into the autumn season and a new term for those in education, I hope we’ll get some pleasant late summer / early autumn days to enjoy and that the community information and events in this issue usefully take you through this new month and beyond.

Out of interest I took a look at awareness days for this time of year; did you know that the 22nd September is World Car Free Day? It’s always a good time to walk, jog, run or cycle I think! On that note you may be interested in the wide range of walking routes available on The Hundred Parishes Society website; I’ve certainly enjoyed all the walks I have done from there.

Sawbridgeworth Town Council

Sawbridgeworth Town Council updates us on the Community Connections and Town Walk (30th September) There will be information stalls about things to do and join and the

Town Walk (the last activity of the Travel Challenge week) will provide a walk for children to collect things and get involved in activities. Sounds a fun and informative day! We also hear from Sawbridgeworth Memorial Hall about their first floor expansion (started in July) with a six to eight month timeline. They remind us that there are still some tickets available for their Oktoberfest (7th October) and for Uncle Funk (25th November).

Apple Day at Rivers Orchard

Plus the annual Apple Day at Rivers Orchard is happening soon (7th October) with plenty to do for the whole family and the Sawbridgeworth Community Library also offers things to do for all ages, including free storytime sessions for children and their family.

Charity news includes the new season dates for the Sawbridgeworth Bereavement Cafe.
It takes place at The Hailey Centre and everyone is welcome. You can find the dates in your Flyer. We also discover that the Sawbridgeworth Repair Cafe opened its doors to the local community in July for a special celebratory event to mark a year since its launch. As usual household items were brought in to be assessed by the team of volunteer repairers.  The next Sawbridgeworth Repair Cafe (30th September) can be booked from the 15th September. I can personally say how talented the repairers are and it’s such a positive community event; don’t be surprised if you get tempted by the cake!

Mayor of Sawbridgeworth

The Mayor of Sawbridgeworth, Councillor Ruth Buckmaster, provides a full monthly update; Fr Simon shares an insightful new season Church and Town article (I’m now planning to watch ‘Thirteen Lives’) and Clerk Chris Hunt’s report has a focus on local environmental campaigns. All these updates are packed with useful information.

Additionally, Monica Smith from Sawbridgeworth sent in some editorial to say she is representing GB at the International Blind Sport Federation (IBSA) World Games in Birmingham. The IBSA World Games are the largest high-level international event for athletes with visual impairments. Tennis will be introduced for the first time this year. An inspiring story to read and we wish Monica good luck for this huge event.

As well as school updates we also have news from a number of local clubs and groups this month. We would like to thank everyone who sends in community editorial to us. It is always appreciated. I hope you enjoy reading your September issue.

With best wishes

Stephanie Adams, Editor