What's Happening in Saffron Walden blog

Festival includes Bollywood and Gromit

Street dance, Bollywood and model making were just some of the popular activities on offer during the first weekend of a film festival.

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Gardening award for school

Green fingered pupils have won a top certificate for their school.

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Skateboarding opera celebrates the torch

A skateboarding opera and a parade of colourful characters were part of celebrations to mark the start of the Olympic Torch relay in the UK.

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Residents join big dig

A prehistoric arrowhead and pottery from medieval times were among the findings at a special archaeological dig.

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Platform for local talent

Rehearsals have begun for a unique skating, dancing and musical extravaganza.

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New home for voluntary groups

Charities and voluntary groups are enjoying life in their new home.

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Baby animals spring up

The cuteness factor is high at Linton Zoo this spring with the arrival of some new baby animals.

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Town gets ready for huge crowds

Plans are being made for 50,000 visitors to descend on the town when the Olympic Torch relay passes through.

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Scouts hit by cuts take part in Duke of Edinburgh scheme

Cuts to funding next year may see scouts in the Saffron Walden area unable to take part in the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme. Saffron Walden District Explorer Scouts have now launched a fundraising drive to raise £9,000 in a bid to replace the cash.

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Town Hall rumours not true

Rumours that Saffron Walden Town Council is selling off its town hall have been quashed.

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