Saffron Walden's free Friday summer activities, organised by the town council, came to a close last week.

KidzActive ran multiple sports activities on The Common on Friday, September 1. These have taken place throughout the summer, alongside 'Beach on the Common' and six free 'Music in the Square' events.

A town council spokesperson said: "We appreciate the support and from residents and are seeking feedback for this, the Music in The Square and the free Beach on The Common."

Saffron Walden Reporter: Young writers from Writer's Room read at the free Friday eventYoung writers from Writer's Room read at the free Friday event (Image: SWTC)

Residents are invited to share their thoughts by filling out the survey at, or by visiting the Tourist Information Centre.

In the Market Square on Friday, Saffron Walden-based singer-songwriter Elliot Porter from Pop Up Piano performed a lunchtime set, following his previous performance at Dance in the Square.

Members of the Writer's Room shared their poetry and Sam the Poet Man entertained crowds with words, colouring and dressing up. Sam also quickly penned a poem about the Writer's Room to be read out for everyone to enjoy.

Uttlesford Community Action Network (UCAN) joined in the event to showcase their new mobile community hub.

Saffron Walden Reporter: Blue Skies Big Band performed at Saffron Walden's Jubilee GardensBlue Skies Big Band performed at Saffron Walden's Jubilee Gardens (Image: SWTC)

The hub will soon be rolled out across the Uttlesford villages as a place for residents to access services and information, as well as offering a warm welcome, a cup of tea and a biscuit and a chance to socialise with others.

A UCAN spokesperson said: "Health advice and access to digital training, as well as a way to reduce loneliness will be some of the benefits.

"The mobile hub will also provide an opportunity to access other specialists like social prescribers, health and wellbeing coaches or some free food provision."


Meanwhile, the town council's Saturday Bandstand Season in Jubilee Gardens continued last week with Blue Skies Big Band.

A band spokesperson said: "It was great to return to Saffron Walden Bandstand.

"We welcome new players and we particularly enjoy performing at fundraising charity events."

The Bandstand Season has run weekly since June 10, and will end on September 16..

This week, Saturday, September 9, welcomes four-piece Norwich-based rock band Escaping Today, performing between midday and 2pm.