Preview of the October Dragon

Autumn has arrived with all its gorgeous rust and bronze colours, Halloween is just around the corner and pumpkins are starting to appear. Continuing the Autumn theme you might like to join in with one of the Harvest Festival services taking place at Henham Church, either with the school on Tuesday 1st or with the church congregation on Sunday 6th. 

At Hatfield Forest the Red Poll cattle will be returning to their winter quarters. During the summer months they aid the conservation work at the forest but, when the ground gets wetter, the cattle can cause the ground to become compacted. The forest team is also asking that you visit less during the winter months when the ground is wet; some of the paths have become very worn and the team hopes they will regenerate with lighter use.

The final open day of the summer at the Gardens of Easton Lodge will be Sunday 20th October. The Ukes of Hazard will be performing a toe tapping set, encouraging visitors to dance and sing-a-long. The Gardens will reopen in spring for their snowdrop weekends. 

Henham Tennis Club members have been very busy with tournaments. The Ladies Tournament Day was an unfortunate victim of bad weather, which meant that the last round couldn’t be played; luckily glasses of Prosecco were on hand to commiserate! More news from the Hospital Cup final, Plate finals and Ladder Fun Day will appear next month.

The Monday night sessions of the Omega Club have now finished. The last run featured a treasure hunt, won by Jess Laird and Katie Clarke, followed by dinner at the Cock. The Saturday sessions will continue; just turn up at 9am outside Vision Fitness Gym.

Nick Baker draws our attention to the by-laws covering parking on the Greens. The council have also been advised that any stumps on Parish Council land must be removed, as the council would be liable if anyone was injured themselves due to the stumps being present. Parish councilors are happy to provide assistance with removal, if required.

Many congratulations to Lady Hammett who celebrated her 100th birthday in August. Lady Hammett has been an invaluable member of the OSCA committee for many years helping to organise the annual book sale and other fund raising events.

 If you would like to contribute an article to the Dragon, please contact Carol Elson by email at . The deadline for November is 12th October

Wendy Hogg

In October
• Tuesday 1st Village Hall AGM (page 11) 
• Saturday 5th Tennis Club Beetle Drive 
• Saturday 12th OSCA Quiz (page 30)
in November
• Saturday 2nd WWI Study Day organised by Nina Gaubert & David Morson 
• Friday 15th Henham Christmas Market  

Hall Bookings
Church Hall Isobel Brooks 850354
OSCA Jill Smales 850541
Village Hall Pauline Foster 850610
HUSCH Jane Smith 850016