The Stansted Flyer Magazine January '24 | Flyer Magazines

The Stansted January Flyer Magazine ’24

Welcome to your January issue of the Stansted and Dunmow Flyer magazine. Amongst the community news and local events in this magazine issue there’s a great choice of things to do. With many events coming up, alongside your community news, this is a full issue as usual.

The Stansted Flyer Magazine January Update and Welcome

Welcome to your New Year Flyer.  The community news inside will provide useful ideas and inspiration to take us through January and beyond. Maybe you’ll be able to spend some time outside this month, suitably wrapped up, to blow some cobwebs away! (there are free Uttlesford Health Walks to join, plus many self-guided walking routes here:

Essex Wildlife Trust

Keeping to an outside theme, we have a feature about Essex Parks as well as information from Essex Wildlife Trust about wildlife-friendly resolutions for 2024, with plenty of ways for you to take action for wildlife via: All these ideas look interesting and could be a great way to encourage us to stay outside a bit more; I know my family and I will be trying to do just that!

We also hear from Isabel Hospice (IH) about ‘Step Up For Isabel’, a walking challenge (or cycling, jogging or wheeling) to keep active and support local hospice care. Can you commit to walking 100 miles in one month? This is about 8000 steps a day, which is how many steps an IH nurse walks per shift.

Elsenham Community Choir

If you are looking for other things to do, we have an article from Elsenham Community Choir, who would love you to come and join them. They ask “Why not give it a go, you have nothing to lose and everything to gain and your first session is free!” Plus ‘Warm Welcomes’ are back at your local library, to help bring the community together and provide support.

You can enjoy a chat, tea or coffee and utilise all the library has to offer. Find out more inside.

Takeley Rotary Club, Stansted Groups Updates

News from local clubs this time includes an update from Takeley Rotary Club about some of their recent activities – for Samaritan’s Purse; Remembrance Sunday; a Foodbank collection and helping Santa out with his rounds. Then Sustainable Stansted highlights that it was set up a year ago with the support of Stansted Parish Council, as a community group to do what it can at a local level to combat climate change.  Both these friendly and welcoming groups would love more people to be involved; why not look inside your Flyer?

This month we’re pleased to report that Tony Watson, President of Saffron Walden Museum Society, was recently invested with the British Empire Medal. We also share news about some long-serving volunteers – for St Clare Hospice – who were invited to be officially recognised. It’s such inspiring news. In addition, Uttlesford Community Action Network has shared some information with us this month. All three of these charities would be pleased to hear from volunteers.

2024 Flitch Trials

Now it’s that time again – applications for happily married couples to try their luck in the 2024 Flitch Trials will close on the 14th February 2024. It’s an ancient custom, which dates back over 900 years to the days of Chaucer. Curious? Read more about it!

We do hope you enjoy your magazine and we will always be pleased to receive community news for future issues of the Flyer. Thank you very much for your support.

With best wishes

Stephanie Adams, Editor