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Have you noticed that the mornings and afternoons are slowly getting lighter? Snowdrops have been flowering for a while now (spotted a lot in Sawbo whilst I was out delivering in February!) and it won’t be long before the Bluebells are carpeting our woodland. Gotta love spring time! I’m a mum so it seems only right that I use my editorial privilege to remind you about Mothering Sunday - it’s a little earlier this year on Sunday 11th March... forget it at your peril and remember the greatest gift you can give anyone (but especially mums!) is your time. So make time for yours whether it’s a phone call or a visit - these are the gifts that are truly priceless! Don’t forget if you have an event coming up or belong to a group that could do with a little boost please do get in touch. This month I have loved helping: the Town Council, Sawbo Lawn Tennis Club, St Clare Hospice, Sawbridgeworth Memorial Hall and everyone that appears on the community and listings pages, which are FREE. It’s also a great pleasure to have the support of local businesses, without whom this magazine would not exist. Welcome First Call Party Wall, Hadham Electrical and returning customers Spin Doctor and MRB Gardening! Until next month, Lorraine

PS Don’t forget the clocks will spring forward an hour at 1am Sunday 25th March.

MARch 2018 ISSUE 41

CONTENTS ■ FEATURES & ARTICLES 6 Sawbobus

An update by STC

7 Central Surgery Update 8 Sawbridgeworth Lawn Tennis Club One of Hertfordshire’s best tennis clubs

9 Local Business People in Person

Debbie Hoffman, Business Exchange Networks Ltd

10 St Clare Hospice

Our Charity of the Year 2018

■ FUN & LEISURE 14 Just for the Kids

Henry Hedgehog’s Puzzle Page

St Clare Hospice is our charity of the year 2018. To find out more about the wonderful work that they do

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visit their website of find them on Facebook. https://stclarehospice.org.uk/

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■ IT’S YOUR COMMUNITY 12 What’s On

18 Local Community

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sawbobus Most people in Sawbridgeworth will have seen Sawbobus. It’s a Community Transport initiative that the Town Council has been providing since 2009. It runs for five and a half days a week out of its base in Budgens car park. The service covers three routes, to Bullfields, to Lower Sheering and to High Wych. We currently operate under a special permit which allows us to carry people living in the Sawbridgeworth area who are holders of concessionary passes. We pay for the service by a combination of a grant from the District Council and commercial sponsorship. This may change however as funding dries up and we are having to look at a different approach which may mean carrying a wider range of passengers from a wider area and collecting some fares. More of that another time but we’ll give any new arrangements plenty of publicity.

a social side to what we provide, and long may it continue. If you have any suggestions about how we could improve or enhance the service please get in touch with us at the Town Council, 01279 724537 or info@sawbridgeworth-tc.gov.uk

Our current bus is now a year old and was provided by the Department for Transport under a special grant scheme. These buses are extremely expensive so thank goodness none of the cost fell upon our local taxpayers! Our two lovely drivers, Cyril and John, are council employees and are supplemented by Rob, Frank and Jim on occasions. We know that Sawbobus is not just a means of getting to and from the town, but also has

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CENTRAL SURGERY SAWBRIDGEWORTH ‘Flu Advice: There has been a high number of ‘Flu cases in the area since the beginning of the year. General advice for ‘Flu sufferers is to stay inside, drink plenty of fluids, take Paracetamol as directed on the packet to reduce temperature or fever. If you feel that you need to speak to a doctor, do not go to the surgery but call for a telephone consultation. For more information go to the Surgery Website: http://www.centralsurgerysawbo.nhs.uk/ Your Appointment with your Doctor: If you have made an appointment with a Doctor that you are unable to or no longer need to attend, please call the Surgery to cancel. Wasted appointments cost money and the time could be given to another patient who is unwell. Easter 2018: Easter falls early this year on 1st April. The surgery will be closed on Friday 30th March, Saturday 31st March, Sunday 1st April and Monday 2nd April. Please ensure that you order your medication for the Easter period in plenty of time. Remember it takes 3 full working days to re-order medication. If you need urgent medical advice during the holiday period, please call NHS 111. Normal opening will resume on Tuesday 3rd April at 8.30, phone Lines open at 8am. Pharmacy Opening Hours for the Easter Period: Village Pharmacy will be closed on Friday 30th March, Sunday 1st April and Monday 2nd April. It will be open from 9am – 5pm on Saturday 31st March. Bells Pharmacy will be closed on Friday 30th March and Monday 2nd April. It will be open from 9am – 1pm on Saturday 31st March and from 12midday – 2pm on Sunday 1st April. Bell Street Sawbridgeworth Herts CM21 9AQ Tel: 01279 603180

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sawbridgeworth Lawn tennis club one of Hertfordhsire’s best tennis clubs

Sawbridgeworth Tennis Club shares delightful grounds, in the middle of the town, with the local Cricket and Bowls clubs. Club facilities include three astroturf, two hard and an artificial clay court plus four specialist mini-tennis courts for juniors. Five of the courts are floodlit and the clubhouse benefits from free car parking accessed via Springhall Road. The Club welcomes members of all ages and levels of experience from beginners to performance players. The Club enters mens, ladies, mixed and junior teams in national, county and local leagues with something for all players looking to play competitive tennis. The weekly program at the Club caters for social tennis, match practice, junior and adult coaching. There is a thriving junior section ranging from tots to teenagers with opportunities for social play, match play as well as coaching from our team of experienced coaches. The coaching team is led by Head Coach, Ian Zellner, who is supported by four other qualified coaches

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with both group and individual coaching sessions on offer for juniors and adults. The Club is friendly and welcoming to new members and there are many opportunities to get involved in one of the many club teams, as well as join in with social playing sessions. Social tennis, coaching and matches continue all year-round and prospective members can come along to try a game or two for free. The Club is busier in the summer months when at least two weekends of Try Tennis for Free will be arranged – giving the public the chance to come along to see what is on offer. If you are interested in joining, coming along for a free trial or just want some further information please contact either our Club Chairman and Men’s Captain, Iain Wagstaff on iain.wagstaff@linklaters.com or Club Secretary Nick Heslop on nhheslop@ nhbarnett.co.uk. If you are interested in coaching or have any other enquiries please contact our Head Coach, Ian Zellner on 07798 754642 or ian.zellner@hotmail.co.uk. Website: www.sawbridgeworthtennis.org.uk

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Charity of the year St Clare Hospice former leventhorpe pupil set to run throughout 2018 in memory of best friend Throughout 2018 Ray Cogan, a dedicated St Clare supporter from Stansted, will be lacing up his trainers and setting off on a “marathon” 13 races in 12 months running challenge in aid of the Hastingwood-based hospice. The father of two is undertaking the year-long running challenge, taking part in a race each month for the whole of 2018, after his best friend received care from the charity in 2015. Ray Cogan (age 35 years, from Stansted Mountfitchet) ran his first marathon in 2009 whilst serving in the Royal Engineers. His best friend, Dave Ramm, was diagnosed with terminal cancer in September 2015 and was admitted to St Clare Hospice in October. Dave died on 25th November 2015 at the age of just 35 years, just 7 weeks after being diagnosed. Ray and Dave were friends for nearly 20 years. Ray said: “Dave and I both went to Leventhorpe School in Sawbridgeworth and that’s where we became friends. After school I joined the army, so I lived away for a while, but we still stayed in touch. I was one of Dave’s ushers at his wedding. We were never out of touch with each other. Some friendships you dip in and out of, but that was never the case with me and Dave.” Ray secured a place in the London Marathon 2018 after he applied to St Clare Hospice for one of their six Gold Bond places. On attending a marathon evening event at the hospice, and hearing from a past participant, Ray was inspired to expand his St Clare running to a year-long challenge including a run or a triathlon each month of 2018.

was inspired after hearing from a challenger called Clare Gallagher who ran 12 races in 2017 for St Clare, and I thought, I want to do that! I went home and started planning straight away – mapping out what challenges I could take part in each month. I am most excited about London Marathon, this will be my third time running it and it’s incredible, but I am also really looking forward to doing the Paris Marathon too. They are both in April, only 2 weeks apart, so I am bit crazy taking on two marathons so close together. But I know how much St Clare helped Dave and his wife Sophie, and that will spur me on to complete the challenge.” Ray’s challenge will see him cover over 250 race miles throughout the year, plus an estimated 1,500 in training miles. Ray has even decided to add a bonus 13th race by aiming to complete the St Clare 5k Santa Run when it returns to Debden in December 2018. Emma Broadbent, Challenges and Events Fundraiser at St Clare, said: “Ray is undertaking a huge challenge for us this year – 13 races in 12 months is no mean feat! this year – so he is not only a marathon runner, but a marathon fundraiser too – a hospice hero!” To sponsor Ray, visit: https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/RayCogan

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UPCOMING LOCAL EVENTS

■■ every monday Adult Choir Sawbridgeworth Memorial Hall No experience required, suitable for all ages and abilities. Time: 8-9pm, cost: £5 per session, contact: 07464 551454 or email: info@diverseperformingarts.co.uk ■■ Every Tuesday Fiddlers Brook Morris Allens Green Village Hall No experience is necessary. It is fun and good exercise into the bargain. Best to ring before attending in case we have to cancel. Time: 8-10pm, contact: 01279 723707, email: neilandgillmunro@ aol.com, www.fiddlersbrook.co.uk ■■ Every Tuesday (Oct to May) High Wych Scottish Dancing High Wych Memorial Hall No experience required. Come and have an enjoyable social evening whilst learning Scottish country dancing. Time: 7.45-9.45pm, cost £2 per session, contact: Linda Masters 01279 723088 or email: linda. masters@talktalk.net ■■ every Wednesday Stort Valley & Villages Children’s Centre Group: Toddler Tales Sawbridgeworth Library Just come along. Time: 2.15pm-2.45pm. ■■ Every Friday Sawbridgeworth Country Market The Church House Hall (next to Great St Mary’s) Homemade cakes and preserves, seasonal fruit & veg, free range eggs plus crafts and greetings cards. Everyone welcome. Time: 10.30am-12noon. ■■ sundays Sawbo Cinema Presents

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WHAT’S ON IN Sawbridgeworth Memorial hall See website www.smht.org.uk for films playing this month. Time: doors open 7pm, film starts 7.30pm, tickets: £4 please pay on the door. ■■ Fri 9th march U3A Meeting Sawbridgeworth Memorial Hall No longer working full-time or retired? Now’s the time to make the most of life. U3A gives you the chance to develop your interests, make new friends and enjoy yourself. Time: 3-4.30pm. ■■ Sat 17th March Sawbridgeworth Model Railway Exhibition The Sawbridgeworth Memorial Hall 10 working layouts and trade support, refreshments available. (Parking restrictions lifted for the event.) Time: 10:30am-4.30pm, entrance: adults £3, children and OAPs £2, contact: 07899 954422 for more information. ■■ sat 17th march SMHT Jazz Club: Jack Free Band Sawbridgeworth Memorial Hall Time: doors open 7.45pm, tickets: £10 from Mint Cafe or online via www.smht.org.uk ■■ Tue 27th March 309 (Sawbridgeworth) Air Cadets Open Evening Cutforth Road, Sawbridgeworth Find out more about what the cadets can offer. What did you do last weekend? Time: 8pm- 9pm, contact via: www.309aircadets.co.uk

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Chenyin Li (piano) St John’s Church, Stansted Mountfitchet The Chinese-born pianist Chenyin Li is well known to many of us since she lives and teaches locally. Chenyin is internationally acknowledged as one of the most exciting and sought-after musicians of her generation. Her career was launched after winning the 6th Scottish International Piano Competition in Glasgow, as well as being the first prize-winner of the Campillos International Competition, Dudley International Piano Competition and the European Beethoven Gold Medal. Time: 7.30pm, tickets: £15, under 18’s FREE, will be available on the door or can be ordered in advance by ringing 01279 815282, www.musicatstansted.co.uk ■■ thu 15th March Isabel Hospice Quizathon Catherine Wheel, Albury Compete against everyone in your local community, not just your local pub, to be crowned the quiz master. With support from our local pubs we are holding a Quizathon - one big quiz across eastern Herts. The quizzes will all take place at the same time and there will be a prize for the overall winner. All funds raised directly to the Hospice. Time: 7.30-9.30pm, £5 per person to enter, contact: 01279 771191 to book your team, www. isabelhospice.org.uk ■■ Thu 15th to Sat 7th March Legally Blonde - The Musical Rhodes Arts Complex A fabulously fun international award-winning musical based on the adored move Legally Blonde. Follow the transformation of Elle Woods as she tackles stereotypes, snobbery and scandal in pursuit of her dreams. The action-packed

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the listings Arts & Crafts Herts & Essex Boundary Flower Club Meet 1st Tue of every month at The Barnabus Centre Contact via: herts_essexboundaryflowerclub@ yahoo.co.uk Community Country Market Contact: Mr A Jackson 01279 600251 Friends of Pishiobury Park Meet third Thurs of each month, 10am-12noon Contact via: www. friendsofpishioburypark.co.uk Lifeline Romania Contact: Mr & Mrs Amos 01279 723934 Health & Family Care P.A.C.T Parents of Autistic Children Together Meet 1st Wed of every month at All Saints School Contact: via website: www. pactforautism.org.uk/index.php/ services/parent-meeting The Self Help Group Meet on Monday afternoons at the Parish hall between 12.30pm and 3pm and we welcome anyone who likes to do craft work Contact: Mrs Janet Moore 01279 723963 Music & Performing Arts Youth Create Contact: Liz Evans 01279 843215 Social & Meeting Clubs Grove Cottage the home of Bishop’s Stortford Mencap Various clubs throughout the week Contact: 656085 or info@mencapgrovecottage.org Fiddlers Brook Morris Dancing Contact: Mrs G Munro 01279 723707, email: neilandgillmunro@aol.com www.fiddlersbrook.co.uk Hailey Centre Meeting Place for Over 55s Contact: 01279 721221 Harlow Photographic Society Meet every Thursday September to

June 7.45pm at Moot House, The Stow, Harlow Contact: Malcolm Tinn 01279 723948 www.harlowphotoclub.org.uk

Sawbridgeworth Local History Society See website for meetings Contact: David Royle 01279 832346, www.sbwhistory.com

Herts & Essex Bridge Club Duplicate Bridge every Tuesday 2pm, Hatfield Heath Village Hall Contact: Adrienne Tinn 01279 723948, www.hertsandessexbrigeclub.co.uk

Sawbridgeworth Rotary Club Contact: Mr P Clark 01279 726108

High Wych Ladies Group Meet on 2nd Wednesday of every month, 2-4pm in the High Wych Village Hall Contact: Mrs J Willitt 01279 724404 High Wych Memorial Hall Contact via: www. highwychmemorialhall.com High Wych Scottish Dancing Meet every Tuesday (Oct –May), High Wych Memorial Hall, 7.459.45pm Contact: Linda Masters 01279 723088 or email linda.masters@ talktalk.net Friends of Great St Mary’s Contact: Mrs Mary Shipman 01279 723268 The Arts Society Harlow Contact: Mrs Lesley Collischon 0208 5085694, email: harlow@ theartssociety.org www.harlowdfas.org.uk Sawbridgeworth Bridge Club Meet Mon 7.30-9.30pm Contact: Jill Clark 01279 726524 Sawbridgeworth Evening Women’s Institute Meet on the third Tuesday of every month at Sawbridgeworth Memorial Hall at 7.30 pm Contact: Theresa Pye at theresajpye@hotmail.co.uk Sawbridgeworth Family History Group Meet every other month at the Parish Hall, Sawbridgeworth at 7pm Contact: Mike Norris 01279 722535, email: wychmick@ btinternet.com Sawbridgeworth Learning for Pleasure Club Contact: Mrs Diana Jones 01279 725233

Sawbridgeworth Social Club Contact: 01279 722310 Sawbridgeworth Town Twinning Association Sawbridgeworth is twinned with Brysur-Marne in France and Moosburg in Germany. Exchange visits each year. Contact: Sally Pribul at sally@pribul. co.uk 01279 724482 Sawbridgeworth W.R.V.S Contact: 01279 659669 The University of the Third Age (U3A) Contact via website: u3asites.org.uk for information on local groups and classes Sport & Fitness Sawbridgeworth Bowling Club Contact: 01279 726414 Sawbridgeworth Cricket Club Contact: 01279 600178 Sawbridgeworth Tennis Club Contact: Iain Wagstaf, email: iain.wagstaff@linklaters.com www.sawbridgeworthtennis.org.uk Whoosh Canoe Club Meet at Redricks Lake Contact: Peter Nash 01279 815258, email: whooshexplore@outlook.com www.whooshexplore.co.uk Uniformed Youth Organisations Air Training Corps 309 Squadron Contact: Flt Lt Andrew Passfield 01279 723517 (HQ), email: oc.309@aircadets.org First Sawbridgeworth Scouts Contact: Mr Nick Jones 0773 677 0736 Rainbows, Brownies, Guides & Rangers Contact: Mrs Di Penn 07752 303437

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INFORMATION AT A GLANCE

USEFUL NUMBERS ALL IN ONE PLACE Community Centres

Places of Worship

Cllr John Burmicz

01279 600372

Sawbridgeworth Memorial Hall The Forebury CM21 9BD 07952 475839

Church of The Most Holy Redeemer Sayesbury Avenue CM21 0ED 01279 654063

Cllr Pat Coysten

01279 723425

Cllr Annelise Furnace

01279 726567

Great St Mary’s Church Church Street CM21 9AB 01279 726629

Cllr Donald Hall

01279 723535

Cllr Heather Riches

01279 600699

Cllr David Royle

01279 832346

Cllr Michael Shaw

01279 726792

Bullfields Centre Cutforth Road CM21 9DE 07879 861261

Doctors Central Surgery Bell Street 

01279 603180

St James’ Church (High Wych) High Wych Road CM21 0JB 01279 600894

Hospitals NHS Direct Herts & Essex General Hospital PAH (Hospital)

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01279 655191 01279 444455

0207 219 6358

Mayor Cllr Ruth Buckmaster

01279 725428

Pharmacies

01279 722201

Village Pharmacy 7 Bell Street CM21 9AR 

01279 722393

Three Valleys Water

Fawbert & Barnards Infants School

01279 722357

High Wych C of E Primary School

01279 722109

Leventhorpe Secondary School

0800 800 151 0845 782 3333

Other Numbers Alzheimer’s Society

01279 508448

East Herts Citizens 01279 836633

Advice Service

03444 111 444

Mandeville Primary School

01279 723737

Isobel Hospice Advice Line

01707 382575

Reedings Junior School 

MS Society

01279 420059

01279 722578

Samaritans

0845 790 9090

St Clare Hospice Advice Line

01279 773773

Train Enquiries

0845 748 4950

Spellbrook C of E Primary School

Bell Pharmacy 3 Forelands Place CM21 9QD 

Utilities BT Faultline

Schools

Local MP Mark Prisk MP

Sawbridgeworth Evangelical Congregational Church London Road CM21 9EH 01279 722373



01279 723204

Town Council Town Clerk: Richard Bowran

01279 724537

EMERGENCY NUMBERS Electricity Emergency

Town Councillors

Police Hertfordshire Police Non-Emergency 101 Sawbridgeworth Police  Crimestoppers

101 0845 555 111

Cllr Sotirios Adamopoulos 07876 743997 Cllr Mrs Angela Alder 

01279 722360

Cllr Roger Beeching 

01279 722496

Cllr Eric Buckmaster 

01279 725428

Cllr Ruth Buckmaster 

01279 725428

0800 783 8838 Gas Emergency

0800 111 999

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