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Events this Month

Make your own fire bow., 10th August 2020, 10:30 to 13:00 at Hatfield Forest, Bush End, Takeley, Bishop's Stortford (5.2 miles)
Fire is one of our greatest multitools.


Summer Leaf Printing with Hammers, 11th August 2020, 10:30 to 11:30 at Hatfield Forest, Bush End, Takeley, Bishop's Stortford (5.2 miles)
Make a beautiful print on cotton fabric with natural leaves and wildflowers. All you need is a hammer and lots of energy!


Advanced Bushcraft at Hatfield Forest., 12th August 2020, 10:30 to 15:00 at Hatfield Forest, Bush End, Takeley, Bishop's Stortford (5.2 miles)
How do you light a fire with a piece of fungi??


Get to Know a Tree, 18th August 2020, 10:30 to 11:30 at Hatfield Forest, Bush End, Takeley, Bishop's Stortford (5.2 miles)
Get to know an amazing tree at Hatfield Forest


Bishops Stortford Model Railway Exhibition, 22nd August 2020, 10:30 to 16:30 at Birchwood High School, Parsonage Lane, Bishop's Stortford (6.8 miles)
Layouts in all popular scales including vintage
Society stand
Model engineering steam rides outside (small charge)
Trade stands
Refreshments
Superb facilities and ample free parking
Exclusive use of premises
Good disabled access
2 minutes from M11 junction 8


Family Bat Walks, 24th August 2020, 20:00 to 21:15 at Hatfield Forest, Bush End, Takeley, Bishop's Stortford (5.2 miles)
Have an evening adventure and discover all about the different bat species at Hatfield Forest


Highlight tours: September, 2nd September 2020, 11:00 to 12:00 at Red House, Red House Lane, Bexleyheath (20.7 miles)
If you are visiting in the morning please book on one of our Highlight Tours, the only way to see the inside of the house before 1:30pm. Our volunteer guides will share the stories behind William and Jane's red brick house.


Local Clubs

Chelmsford Chess Club meet at North Springfield Community Association, Forsythia Close, Chelmsford (7.7 miles)
Chelmsford Chess Club is an established and sucessful chess club with over 30 full-time members, whose standards range from beginner through to county level. Affiliated to the British Chess Federation, the club competes in the North Essex Chess League (NECL) where, this year, it's highly successful 'A' team were crowned League Champions for the 3rd successive season. In all, the club fields 4 teams in the league, providing all members with the opportunity to experience competitive chess. It also hosts an annual Club Championship as well as a time-handicapped 'Summer Tournament'.
If you'd like more information, you can email the club or visit thier website


Chelmsford Gym Club meet at Chelmsford, Rodney Way, Chelmsford (7 miles)
The club started about 30 years ago and has always been based at Dovedale Sports Centre, Vicarage Road, Chelmsford. Julie Belemore, the current Head Coach, took over the club in 1992. When Julie took over the club had 20 girls, training on two badminton courts on a Saturday. We now have over 300 gymnasts training throughout the week at our purpose built centre which opened in April 2012.
We currently have 3 Essex champions: 2 silver medalists and a regional finalist and the British 2011 Veterans Champion
If you'd like more information, you can telephone on 01245 290990, email the club or visit thier website


Chelmsford Ice Dance Club meet at Riverside Ice and Leisure Centre, Victoria Road, Chelmsford (7.5 miles)
Riverside Ice Dance Club is based at the Riverside Ice and Leisure Centre in Chelmsford and meet on Tuesday evenings 6.45 - 8 p.m. New members and visiting skaters are welcomed.
If you'd like more information, you can visit thier website


Chelmsford Opera Group meet at Great Baddow United Reform Church, High Street, Great Baddow, Chelmsford (8.8 miles)
We welcome singers of any ability to join us to have some fun. Monday nights at 8pm until 10pm at Great Baddow united reform church
We are rehearsing for July's performance of Carmen at Cramphorn theatre. We still need to fill some main roles...Don Jose,Escamillo,Morales, El Remendado and Frasquita
If you'd like more information, you can telephone Frank Midgley on 01376 511513 or email Frank Midgley


Chelmsford Riverside Ice Skating Club meet at Riverside Ice & Leisure Centre, Victoria Road, Chelmsford (7.2 miles)
Affiliated to NISA (National Ice Skating Association of UK) based at the Riverside Ice & Leisure Centre in Chelmsford. Our skaters meet at "Club Nights" each Friday where they get an hour of on-ice activity with 2 Professionals organising games, discos, stroking etc.
If you'd like more information, you can email the club or visit thier website


Dreamcatchers WDC meet at Keene Hall, Galleywood, Watchouse Road, Chelmsford (8.3 miles)
As from Saturday November 27th 2004, Dreamcatchers WDC are moving to a new venue - Keene Hall, Galleywood Although we are still using Marconi's Sports and Athletic Club for certain nights in 2005.
If you'd like more information, you can telephone Sam/Ruth on 01245 252995 or 07740 302795, email Sam/Ruth or visit thier website


Dunmow air cadets meet at Drill Hall, High Street, Dunmow (5.7 miles)
We are recruiting now!
if youy are free on monday and thursday nights and aged between 13 and 18 then come to the drill hall on the high street
If you'd like more information, you can email the club or visit thier website


Epping Riders meet at Lindsey Street Centre, Frampton Road, Epping (8.1 miles)
Come along and enjoy the best Country music bands and music.
If you'd like more information, you can telephone Bart on 01279 418448


Essex Acorn User Group meet at Great Baddow Village Hall (8.7 miles)
Each meeting is on the second Tuesday of the month.
If you'd like more information, you can email the club


Futuristics Baton Twirlers meet at Broomfield Methodist Church (Hall), Main Road, Broomfield, Chelmsford (6.9 miles)
Open to girls and boys aged from 2 1/2 years to have FUN and make new friends and learn how to twirl a baton, use pom poms, have the chance to take part in competitions, carnivals and displays.
We meet Thursdays with different sessions based on age: Tiny Tots 'A' group - 2 1/2 years - 3 1/2 years - 4-4.30pm
Tiny Tots 'B' group - 3 1/2 years - 5 years - 4.30-5pm
Juvenile Beginners - 6-9 years - 5-6pm
Junior Beginners - 10-12 years - 5-7pm
Seniors - 13+ years - 5-7pm
Come along and have a try for FREE (Subject to availability).
If you'd like more information, you can telephone on 01245 444059 or visit thier website


Grove Tennis Club meet at Grove Lawn Tennis Club, Moulsham Drive, Chelmsford (7.5 miles)
Grove Tennis Club welcome upcoming tennis stars of all ages
If you'd like more information, you can email the club or visit thier website


Harlow CMC meet at G.P.C.A. Link, Parsloe Road, Harlow (8.2 miles)
Come along and enjoy the best Country music bands and music.
If you'd like more information, you can telephone on 01279 436701


Recoil Trampoline Club meet at Parsonage Downs, Parsonage Downs, Dunmow (6.3 miles)
Our club offers coaching to all who wish to enjoy the sport, including children and adults of all ages, abilities and needs. We have dedicated and integrated sessions for those members with special needs, members who bounce at a recreational level for fun and exercise, and for those who train at an advanced level to compete at regional, national and international competitions.
As a growing club, we have a good number of National grade competitors and in 2012 had a record number successfully qualify for the National Finals in Birmingham in July. We are a dedicated club with dedicated coaches giving their time for the benefit of a dynamic and challenging sport to enable every one of our members to participate to the best of their ability.
If you'd like more information, you can telephone on 01277 500282, email the club or visit thier website


Silver Wings meet at Marconi Athletic & Social Club, Beehive Lane, Chelmsford (8.3 miles)
Come along and enjoy the best Country music bands and music.
If you'd like more information, you can telephone Russell on 01245 601796


The Stortford Scribblers meet at Apton Rd Day Centre, Apton Road, Bishop's Stortford (7.1 miles)
Brand new Writers Group. We meet every other Thursday for constructive encouragement for writers. All abilities and all genres welcome
If you'd like more information, you can email Lesley Mace


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