September 30th, 2016

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Updated: 2:31 pm, Apr 08, 2016

ORGANISERS of Evesham’s Carnival are on the lookout for carnival Queens and Attendants for this year’s event.

A carnival queen pageant will be held between midday and 2pm tomorrow (Saturday) at Egwins Club on Evesham High Street.

Anyone who wishes to apply for the roles must be aged under 16 on June 25, the day ‘Rio come to Evesham’ for the annual carnival.

Aspiring queens and attendants are asked to come along in bright colours for the judging by some of the carnival committee.

There will be a walk on and then either a chat with the committee and/or a song, poem,dance or party piece.

Visit www.facebook.com and search for Evesham Carnival or www.eveshamcarnival.uk for more information

A TALK about ‘Bolivia – Colonialism and Culture’ will be held by the Friends of Evesham Parish Church and Bell Tower.

The popular annual event takes place on Saturday, April 16 at 6.30pm with food at 7pm at Hampton Community Hall.

After a two course meal, Sue Ablett will take to the stage for an hour covering Jesuit Missions, the High Andes, Spanish colonialism, beautiful Spanish towns, the origins of the Inca Empire, and life in the Amazonian rain forest.

Tickets are £12 to include the meal/talk and a glass of wine.

Call Sue Ablett on 0787 1285606 or e-mail sueablett1@btinternet.com for more information and to book tickets.

POLICE are appealing for witnesses after fire hydrants in Grafton Flyford and Dormston were deliberately opened.

Pershore Rural Safer Neighbourhood Team has urged residents to report anyone seen tampering with fire hydrants after a significant number were recently tampered with causing jets of water to spray out.

Witnesses and anyone with information should call West Mercia Police on 101 quoting incident number 0035S 310316 or by calling Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 .

PERSHORE Youth Council is hosting a Variety Show at the Number 8 Community Arts Centre to raise funds to support families of injured servicemen.

A number of local groups are taking part including choirs, Pershore Operatic and Dramatic Society, Pershore Operatic Dramatic Youth Section and staff from Pershore High School will be performing in the show on Monday, May 2.

The event is being held to raise money for Fisher House, which is based at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham, and aims to support the families of injured servicemen receiving treatment at the hospital.

Tickets are available from the Number 8 box office and via their website www.number8.org.

TROUBLESOME weeds and overgrown grass blighting roadsides have been cut down to size in an effort to spruce up routes across the Vale.

The work was carried out by Wychavon District and Worcestershire County Councils to remove unwanted weeds and grass on footpaths and roadsides on some of the most affected roads in the Vale.

Specialist equipment was brought in to remove grass that had overgrown footpaths, while overhanging branches were cut back and weeds dug out where they had grown up between the road surface and the kerb.

Areas targeted included Boston Lane to the entrance to Evesham and half a mile of road on the way in to Pershore.

Wychavon will now analyse the results of the project before considering rolling it out across the Vale.

Coun Emma Stokes, portfolio holder for environment and street scene on Wychavon District Council, said: “Tackling overgrown weeds in rural areas was one of our priorities for this year.

“I’m positive people will see a noticeable difference as a result of this work and hope to see this carried out in other parts of the district in the near future.”

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