French & Jupps are proud to sponsor our local under 9’s football club
Sawbridgeworth Town U9's
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Our Role In The Community
At the heart of French & Jupps’ ethos is supporting the people that surround us. This is just as important to us now as it was at the beginning of the company’s history.
We continue to play an active role and have a keen interest in supporting the community and local projects.
The Maltings Business Centre provides affordable office space to hundreds of businesses, many of whom are villagers themselves, and plays an economic role in the support of businesses throughout the village and local area.
This page highlights some of the ways French & Jupps works with the community.
The Station Art PROJECT
The signal boxes at the station will be repainted in 2021 featuring the artwork of local artists. French & Jupps are proud to sponsor this initiative and are also on the selection committee. We are most excited to see the entries!
An aspect of the community close to our hearts is our local youth. We’ve supported the local Scout group for many years and are currently working with them to refurbish their Scout hut and provide a new kitchen facility for them. The boardroom will also be home for their monthly meetings which we are providing free of charge.
If you hire our boardroom you will notice some beers in the fridge from the local Hadham Brewery that contains our very own malt. Hirers and guests of the Boardroom can take a bottle at the end of their session, all we ask is that you pop a donation in the box with all proceeds going to the local Scout group.
St Andrew's Church
The East window at St. Andrews was created in partnership with the church and is based on a sketch by David Hopkins. Those of you with a keen eye will notice an illustration of the Maltings building at the bottom-center of the stained glass.
The MaltMaker Statue
The year 2000 saw the erection of the Maltmaker statue in Ware. French & Jupps, along with others, paid for its creation and installation and it was commissioned to mark the significance of Ware as a malting town.
French & Jupps contributed, along with the Co-op, to install a defibrillator in the telephone box on the High Street.
“Every minute saved getting access to a defibrillator can help increase the chance of survival by up to 10%” – BHF
French and Jupps sponsor the village car park enabling its free use. This has helped to sustain the thriving shopping centre with its variety of independents and cafés, bringing in visitors and freeing up on-street parking for blue-badge holders.
St Andrew’s Church of England (VC) Primary School
French & Jupps have worked with the school opposite the Maltings to help facilitate the purchase of a computer suite, an outdoor classroom, revamped dining space and more.
The education of our youngsters is close to our hearts and French & Jupps were more than happy to help.
During lockdown 2020, French & Jupps organised and funded the construction of a refreshed terrace area for the village club members to enjoy.
Ware Angling Club
At the rear of the Maltings is a beautiful piece of land consisting of wooded areas and lakes, including the ‘Pretty Lake’, which is home to and maintained by the Ware Angling Club. If you are interested in becoming a member of the Ware Angling Club please contact them directly here.
Take a moment to enjoy the serenity of Pretty Lake in the video below.