Welcome to your September issue of the Stansted and Dunmow Flyer. Amongst the community news and local events in this 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 September Update and Welcome
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.
Charity Walk September Stansted
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? On that note you may be interested in taking part in the Rural Ramble to support the Helen Rollason Cancer Charity (I have enjoyed doing this with a friend) or the Memory or Fire Walks to support St Clare Hospice. Find out more about the dates and details of these walks inside your magazine. You could also take a look at www.hundredparishes.org.uk/walks for a wide choice of free self-guided local walking routes.
Would you like to visit the Gardens of Easton Lodge? I was there with some of my family very recently and it was lovely (in fact I have volunteered for them in the past, helping with publicity). They are holding their Apple and Bees Day on the 17th September, with many things to see, do and taste for all ages, plus they are open every Thursday until October. Don’t miss out!
Things to do Stansted September
Other things to do this time include visiting Daisy May’s Farm in Elsenham (they still have baby animals to see and feed, as well as camping opportunities); the Dunmow Art Group’s Autumn Art Exhibition (7th and 8th October) at St. Mary’s Church in Great Dunmow (free entry) and the opportunity to visit your local library and enjoy activities and resources for all ages, including the ’Reading well for Teens’ book selection. All free to borrow.
Clubs News Stansted
There are many clubs and societies in this month’s issue, including updates from Manuden WI, who would be delighted to welcome new members, and the Stansted Tennis Club who share ‘The President’s Cup’ results alongside information about their club programme for juniors and adults; they would also warmly welcome new members. Do look inside for more details.
Charity News September
Charity news includes an update from Let’s Talk Stansted! on its regular groups, such as Muddy Walkers and the Veg Shed. They have specific events to support mental wellbeing, including football and also the Wellbeing Festival on the 8th October. Plus, to support Macmillan Cancer Support, there’s a pop up ‘The Cafe Opposite the Alley’ (29th September), at the forecourt of The Chequers in Great Dunmow and a special evening (22nd September) in the Catholic Church Hall in Dunmow. Hopefully you’ll be intrigued to find out more about these!
Could you find a home for Poppy, a tortoiseshell cat full of character? Danaher Animal Home tells us she would suit a family environment with older/teenage children or adults only. If you’d like to know more about her – or other animals looking for new homes – the details are in your Flyer. They would be grateful to hear from you.
Plus, this time we have work experience, community safety and youth activity news (via Dunmow Rotary) across local schools for you to catch up on.
Thank you very much to everyone who sends in community editorial; it’s always appreciated. I hope you enjoy reading your September issue.
With best wishes
Stephanie Adams, Editor