The Stansted Flyer March '23 | Flyer Magazines

The Stansted March Flyer ’23

Welcome to your March issue of the Stansted and Dunmow Flyer. In this first issue of a new year, we hear about the launch of a writing competition from Stansted in Bloom for young people. We also  find out what’s happening at Stansted Library and their events.  And we also catch up on local school news and local groups.

Letter from the Editor Stansted 

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.

Stansted in Bloom March

This month we have news about the launch of a writing competition from Stansted in Bloom for young people (ages 12 to 18 and 11 and under). The theme is “I Love Stansted Mountfitchet” and the winning entries will feature in the Stansted and District Flyer. It’s part of the Anglia in Bloom Action Group’s preparation for the Stansted in Bloom 2023 entry. Do look inside for the competition details; entries need to be emailed by the 20th May.

Easter open event at the Mill and More to do March

Looking for things to do? We have plenty of events, including the Easter open event at the Mill (Easter Sunday and Monday) and Easter Holiday children’s crafts at Saffron Walden Museum (4th and 5th April). At Stansted Library events include Tuesday morning baby and toddler rhyme times, a new Wednesday afternoon drop in craft afternoon (for children under 11) and Thursday afternoon digital skills sessions for all ages. If you feel like a walk and talk, Let’s Talk Stansted! runs a friendly Muddy Walkers group for everyone. They also run the Veg Shed (a men’s group at the Elms Farm Allotments). St Clare Hospice’s 10k race returns for its 29th year (2nd April) and Daisy May’s Farm will be welcoming new baby animals. There seems a great variety!

Rotary Clubs

In group news we hear from two Rotary Clubs: Takeley has plans for two new events and its members will be out doing litter picks and Foodbank collections and Dunmow highlights global and local support, including money raised for the Uttlesford Foodbank by its members.  Also, Stansted Mountfitchet u3a shares news of some its groups, events and its next meeting.

Stansted Bowling Club reports

Stansted Bowling Club reports, with great sadness, on the news of the recent death of Yvonne Sharp, a real stalwart of the club. Yvonne will be remembered for her good humour and dedication. Their green will be opened soon (29th April) and you are welcome to come and watch.

In community and environmental updates 27 recipients, who between them have carried out hundreds of hours of voluntary work, were recently honoured at the Uttlesford District Council Community Achievement Awards. We also have an article asking if anyone can offer space in their home to people who have fled Ukraine. Plus Sustainable Stansted shares ways to reduce single use plastics. Do look inside for more on all these informative group, community and environmental news items.

Community Stansted News March

Additionally, we find out that 14 year old Erin from Stansted is undertaking a sponsored climb to fundraise to enable her to volunteer in Cambodia to help vulnerable communities. Erin will climb the height of Mount Everest on a climbing wall during the school Easter holidays. She’s training very hard and would be grateful for any support. It sounds very inspiring.

Thank you very much for your support of the Flyer and if you’d like to send us local community or school news, please do get in touch.

With best wishes

Stephanie Adams, Editor