Harvington Art Group to host annual exhibition

10:25am Thursday 18th September 2014

ART lovers are invited to a group's annual exhibition.

Cat found at park and ride needs a new home

Evesham Journal: APPEAL: Perdy needs a new home.

11:43am Monday 15th September 2014

PERDY is an eight-year-old tortie female currently in the care of the Worcester and District branch of Cats Protection.


2:05pm Thursday 11th September 2014

THE Worcestershire Group of the Hardy Plant Society will host a talk by Timothy Walker, called Colour in the Small Garden .


1:01pm Thursday 11th September 2014

WE were entertained by Paul from ‘Discover History’. He and Helen started these talks and demonstrations in 2003 having previously worked in the museum service. Their aim is to present History in a relaxed more easily understood way. A humorous commentary and artefacts and anecdotes illustrate their talks. The whole range from Stonehenge to the 1950’s can be catered for talking to schools, clubs and social groups, in fact ours was the third one given that day.


12:35pm Thursday 11th September 2014

THE Ladies Guild have enjoyed a two month break from the regular formal meetings.


12:27pm Thursday 11th September 2014

THE Village Hall was packed beyond standing room only for the Extraordinary Council Meeting on Tuesday 2 September, with many villagers watching and listening from outside the hall, as representatives of Gladman gave a presentation of the planned development of the land between Village Street and Ellenden Farm. The developer is proposing to build up to 200 houses on this site. The representatives aimed to allay the fears of the many concerned residents by giving assurances about the research and consultation that had been and would be taking place between them and various statuary bodies. After questioning by members of the Parish Council, questions from the floor were taken and concerns were raised regarding flooding, light pollution, the extra traffic caused by the development, the loss of profitable arable land and the disruption to the adjacent farm and its popular shop and the strain imposed on existing facilities including the school. The developers were unable to give any concrete reassurances to these concerns as they said that these would be worked out during the planning application process, with more consultations taking place in the future. The concerns raised all stemmed from the proposed size of the development, as people acknowledged the need for new homes, but queried the need for 200 (plus the 85 from the other proposed development along Crest Hill.) The fear expressed was that increasing the housing stock of the village by a third in a short space of time would irretrievably change the nature and style of the village community. The Parish Council planned to discuss the proposed development at the next council meeting on 10 September.


11:24am Thursday 11th September 2014

WE visited Yeo Valley Organic Garden at Holt Farm near Blagdon, Somerset on our summer coach trip this August.


10:21am Thursday 11th September 2014

WE were pleased to welcome our speaker, Kath Hancock of Sedgeberrow, at our meeting on Thursday, September 4, to tell us about the charity, Dogs for the Disabled.


10:07am Thursday 11th September 2014

THE annual Gardening Show at Bidford-on-Avon was held on August 23.


9:48am Thursday 11th September 2014

AT the meeting on September 8 members listened with great interest to the story of a member of the crew of a dreadnought battleship during the First World War.

Yoko needs an understanding owner

11:37am Monday 8th September 2014

YOKO is a 10 month old black female who is looking for a quiet home to settle in.

Young pair need a new home together

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3:24pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

BABY, a four-year-old tortie female, and Widget, a two-year-old white and black male, are ideally looking for a new home together.

Deaf Betty needs an understanding new owner

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1:37pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

BETTY is a four-year-old Staffy waiting for her forever home. She is currently in the care of RSPCA Worcester & Mid-Worcestershire Branch.

Friendly Crunchie needs a new home

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12:57pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

CRUNCHIE is a two-year-old ginger and white male who is looking for a loving new home.

Search to find owners of tabby cat who 'purrs for England'

Evesham Journal: 'PURRS FOR ENGLAND': Is this your cat?

1:37pm Friday 15th August 2014

THE Worcester and District branch of Cats Protection is looking for the owner of this loveable tabby boy, who is thought to be about 10 years old.

Sweet-natured Labrador cross needs a new home

Evesham Journal: SWEET-NATURED: Molly.

11:59am Tuesday 12th August 2014

A YOUNG black and white Labrador cross with bundles of energy needs a loving new home.

Black cat Jingles was left behind when her owners moved house

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11:44am Tuesday 12th August 2014

JINGLES is a two-year-old black cat who was sadly left behind when her owners moved house.

Faith needs a fresh start after rearing kittens

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11:01am Monday 11th August 2014

FAITH is an 18-month-old white female who has recently finished rearing a litter of kittens and is ready for a permanent home.

Charity needs a quiet home to call her own

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11:10am Monday 4th August 2014

CHARITY is an 18-month-old black and white female who is looking for a quiet home to call her own.

Intelligent Django needs experienced owners to keep him entertained

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1:37pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

A FAITHFUL German Shepherd-cross described as a 'wonderful, bright, smiley boy' is looking for a fresh start.

George needs a new home away from busy roads

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12:22pm Monday 28th July 2014

GEORGE is a one-year-old black male in the care of the Worcester and District branch of Cats Protection.


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2:51pm Thursday 24th July 2014

RHS Britain in Bloom judges Robin Russell and Jennifer Wharton relax in Pebworth’s Golden Garden after touring the village, discovering the projects which residents have been engaged in this year.


Evesham Journal: Alan Fulton, outgoing president, with Malcolm Haden the man taking over the post.

10:22am Thursday 24th July 2014

PERSHORE Rotary Club President Alan Fulton ended his year in style at Dumbleton Hall with a rocking send off from FOG - Four Old Geezers, three of whom are in Rotary including new President Malcolm Haden.

Bunty needs a new home after rearing kittens

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1:17pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

BUNTY is a three-year-old black and white female who is looking for a new home.


11:36am Thursday 17th July 2014

THE July Meeting of Bidford on Avon WI was held at The Bidford on Avon Methodist Church. Jerusalem was sung and the President, Joan Churchley welcomed everyone. Members were given written information about future events and classes being arranged by the Warwickshire Federation of WIs.


11:41am Wednesday 16th July 2014

THE War Memorial situated in Bishampton is fairly unique in that it commemorates not only those village men who served and gave their lives in World War I, but also those that served and returned home – plus the only casualty from the village in World War II. There also appear to be several additional names that could or should have been included.


10:24am Wednesday 16th July 2014

OUR June meeting was a Garden Party held at Westview, Badsey, the home of Julia and Ian Browning where we were made most welcome and enjoyed a warm evening in a beautiful garden.


10:54am Thursday 10th July 2014

FOR me, it was a pleasure to see Arsenal win the FA Cup this year.


9:45am Thursday 10th July 2014

WE had another good turnout for our meeting on Thursday, July 3 which is remarkable given that we meet weekly.

Mayors Diary

9:37am Thursday 10th July 2014

MY week started with a visit to Run Stuff for two reasons to promote the 10k race happening this Sunday and to have my gait analysis done.

Get lucky and home a black cat

1:31pm Monday 7th July 2014

TWO black cats in the care of a Worcestershire animal charity are hoping to get lucky and find new homes.


9:37am Friday 4th July 2014

WE had lovely weather for our June coffee morning and it really brought out the crowds.


3:22pm Thursday 3rd July 2014

COME along to the next monthly WI Lite Stratford (WILS) meeting on Tuesday, July 8 at The Shakespeare Centre, Henley Street, Stratford where we will be joined by a guest speakers Margaret and Eugene Schellenberg to talk to members about the Ifakara Bakery Project in Tanzania.


2:55pm Thursday 3rd July 2014

I WAS delighted and privileged this week to attend the Evesham High Annual Awards Ceremony.


1:21pm Thursday 3rd July 2014

GLORIOUS. That one word summed up Bishampton’s sumptuous Open Gardens event on Sunday , June22. The weather was glorious, the gardens and cream teas were glorious and the stunning floral displays in St James’ Church were especially glorious.


12:09pm Thursday 3rd July 2014

MEMBERS of Pershore WI were delighted to welcome Mike Cope to their June meeting along with his seven year old barn owl called Ghost.


11:01am Thursday 3rd July 2014

PRESIDENT Elect Brian Melville opened our meeting on June 26.


9:59am Thursday 3rd July 2014

What really inspires you?


3:01pm Thursday 26th June 2014

WITH the title Tasty Buds, Luscious Leaves and Succulent Shoots, the Society’s June meeting was certainly a feast for our eyes, noses and taste buds!


10:03am Thursday 26th June 2014

THE range of topics covered by our speakers never ceases to amaze.

Good-natured Betty wants your affection

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12:49pm Wednesday 25th June 2014

BETTY is a lovely four-year-old Staffie in the care of RSPCA Worcester & Mid-Worcestershire Branch.

Friends of St James’ Church Bishampton

4:04pm Saturday 21st June 2014

The Summer Ball held on Saturday June 7 at the Villages Hall chalked up yet another success for the Friends of St James charity, with a welcome boost to funds which exceeded all expectations in reaching in excess of £1,300. Over eighty people enjoyed the sell-out event with a hot and cold buffet and dancing to local band ‘Hot Fingers’.

Littleton WI

12:57pm Saturday 21st June 2014

This being our Open Meeting President Val Davies welcomed all members who had travelled to be with us this evening from the Worcestershire area of W.I's. Business was kept to a minimum and the introduction of our speaker for the evening was Mrs Stella Mitchell along with her husband who between them run a large Museum containing both large and small articles dating back many years. Stella had brought along many small items which no doubt reminded many of us ladies of our youth and the sort of clothes that we once had to wear as small children. Amongst many of the articles which Stella was showing us reminded many of us of the clothes we had to endure but of course we knew of nothing better. There was much laughter at some of the articles as Stella informed us of the many amusing items and their usage. Stella could not refuse anything and scoured many car boots and various venues looking and searching for interesting pieces. There was much laughter when she produced a knitted swimming costume which of course once the wearer was in the water it filled up with sea water and would probably come down to the wearers knees. She does not throw anything away and still has a complete tin of Rivita Biscuits unopened for many years and completely intact. Her love of childrens old toys are something that Stella enjoys finding and adding to her collection as well as a complete range of household goods which date back many years. What a splendid evening it had been and enjoyed by all.

Bidford on Avon WI

8:54am Saturday 21st June 2014

The June Meeting of Bidford on Avon WI was held at The Bidford on Avon Methodist Church. Jerusalem was sung and the President, Joan Churchley welcomed everyone. Members were given written information about future events and classes being arranged by the Warwickshire Federation of WIs.

Helping Hands

3:50pm Friday 20th June 2014

Vale of Evesham Childbirth Trust are looking for an enthusiastic volunteer to run their local breastfeeding Mothers Group, the group is aimed at Mums with bumps and prewalking babies. The Group has recently started at the Children’s Centre in Broadway from 10.30am to 12.30pm and runs on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of the month, contact Sally Earley for more details.

Bretforton Garden Club

10:46am Friday 20th June 2014

What a fantastic day we had for the Bretforton Open Gardens which took place on Sunday June 1. The gardens looked stunning, the weather was lovely and around 400 visitors enjoyed a great day out. We were very grateful to the 11 Garden Owners for all their hard work in making the event happen and to all of those who helped out on the day, it was well worth while. A share of the proceeds will be going to Midlands Air Ambulance and the Bretforton First School Eco Garden.

Moreton In Marsh Evening WI

9:31am Friday 20th June 2014

In June, in a packed WI hall, our members were treated to a demonstration from our local butcher, Rob Walker, whose expertise with a lamb carcass and a couple of chickens had to be seen to be believed. A rapid manouevre with his steel and his knives were sharp enough to produce lots of juicy cuts. Rob boned, rolled and sliced until his trays were full of joints of meat, some we knew, such as, legs, breast, shoulder and chops from the lamb and some new to us. Butterflied leg of lamb, which was quick to cook, a floppy boned chicken, just waiting to be stuffed and where to find a chicken's goujons, were just a few. He was full of tips and seasonal advice for the BBQ answering all of our queries. Then Rob finished on a high with a Crown Roast of Lamb, leaving us, literally, hungry for more.

Pershore Heritage and History Society

8:01am Friday 20th June 2014

For this months talk we did not have "to go down to the woods" the Teddy Bears came to us with Janis Waldron who gave us an informative talk on the history of the Teddy Bear which in 2012 was a 110 years old. The first manufacturer was Steiff founded in the 1800's who first made elephants clothing and stuffed toys, Janis told us how the style of bear developed and how at a 1902 trade fair no bears were sold, but later an American company ordered 3,000 for sale in the USA. The well known connection of Teddy Roosevelt out hunting drawn in a cartoon with a "Teddy Bear" in the corner started at the same time. We were told how Jeremy Clarkson's mother designed Paddington Bear and others did such as Pudsey Bear Winnie the Pooh etc. The price of special bears is amazing rising over the years to £130,000 in year 2000 for a Happy Bear by Steiff. Janis was thanked by Edward Hird for bringing all her "friends" and giving us a memory prompting talk

Hospice Lottery

6:52pm Thursday 19th June 2014

Hospice Lottery winners as follows:


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2:56pm Thursday 19th June 2014

MAY was a busy month at imaGine. We were honoured to be asked to host the Mayor Making After Party on May 12 for the new Mayor of Evesham Charlie Homer. The evening proved a great success with the guests enjoying a delicious buffet provided by local Charity Working World whilst being entertained by musician Grif Collins.

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