September 27th, 2016

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EXPERTS will be on hand at Evesham’s popular Repair Café to fix old and broken items.

The repairers will be on hand at imaGine in Market Square tomorrow (Saturday) for the public to bring along any broken electronics, cloths, bikes and general household items.

Technology experts will be hosting a free workshop for those who want to learn more about spreadsheets, websites, upgrading software or purchasing of hardware.

The event takes place from 10am to 2pm.

Author Sue Johnson will also be making an appearance at imaGine, with her creative writing free workshop on Wednesday (September 16) from 12.30pm to 2.30pm.

Visit www.facebook.com/imagineevesham of call Fran Webb on 07801983112 for more information.

A NEW church community is being planned, 60 years after the doors opened on a new Mission Church on the Fairfield estate in Evesham.

A group of people mostly from the Asum Group, six Evesham based Anglican churches, have formed a team to provide a worship service that starts with breakfast, has craft and art activities for children, contemporary band-led music and interactive presentations.

“It’s a 21st Century service for 21st Century people” said Sarah Hewitt, Missioner for the Group “food, friendship and contemporary music, a place where the whole family can worship together”

The first weekly service starts on September 27 at 10am and Sarah is looking for more people, young and old alike to come forward and help out at services in a variety of roles including musicians, welcomers and worship team on a regular or adhoc basis.

E-mail Sarah Hewitt on Missioner@AsumGroup.org for more information.

THE FRIENDS and staff of Evesham Community Hospital are getting set for their popular annaual hospital fayre.

The event will be held in the hospital grounds tomorrow (Saturday) from 10am to midday with a variety of stalls including handmade cushions, a tombola, name the bear and a bric-a-brac stand.

Chairman of the Friends, Frances Smith, said: “Evesham Community Hospital is a much loved and respected part of the local NHS system and to this end The Friends are committed to raising as much money as possible.

“I hope everyone willcome along and support your local hospital. You never know when you may need to use its services.”

PERSHORE Library has announced a variety of active and educational new courses as part of its autumn programme.

The town’s library released the festive programme on Monday (September 7), where it will begin to run courses on French, Italian, family history, jewellery making, quilting, Tai Chi, yoga, art and health.

The courses are part of the Adult Learning Programme organised by Worcestershire County Council’s Libraries and Learning Service, to help residents learn new skills for getting a job or to keep up to date with digital media.

Coun Lucy Hodgson, said: “There are so many different courses to take part in and Pershore is just one of our libraries running this new adult learning and leisure programme.

“Anyone looking to learn something new or build on existing skills should have a look at the new prospectus.”

Visit www.worcestershire.gov.uk/courses or call Worcestershire’s libraries on 01905 822722 for more information.

 

VALE residents are being invited to an action packed traditional village fête.

Pebworth Party In The Park, will host a variety of family fun activities on Sunday (September 13) including the Pebworth mile, craft stalls, produce show, climbing wall, circus skills, pottery-making, BBQ, and tombola.

The event takes place outside Pebworth Village Hall from midday to 6pm.

Tickets cost £3 for adults and free for children under 16.

MEMBERS of Pershore Greyhounds have took part in a variety of activities over recent weeks.

From hosting a dragon boating event at Cotswold Water Park to taking part in the Pershore River Festival, members have enjoyed a packed programme of fun.

Crews from all over the country even enjoyed the annual Spice Adventure event at Pershore Riverside Centre.

After their recent successful visit to take part in the Venice Vogolonga, the Greyhounds are inviting anyone interested in experiencing dragon boating to regular sessions.

Events are held on Thursdays at 6.30pm and Sundays from 10.30am at the Angel Hotel gardens in Pershore.

Call 01386 550077 or 01905 356628 for more information.

SCHOOLS in Evesham and Pershore are set to benefit from a £390million cash injection to support the county’s education system.

The Government has pledged to deliver a fairer deal to counties like Worcestershire, which has historically suffered a lower funding settlement.

The total amount allocated to the county will be confirmed in December and Vale schools are now being encouraged to bid for additional funds.

Pershore’s MP Harriett Baldwin said: “I have had meetings with headteachers over the last few weeks and they were keen for me to pass on the message to Government that we need to fix the long standing imbalance in funding.”

EVESHAM Adventure Playground is preparing to hold an action packed summer fête.

The event will be held at the adventure playground on Saturday (September 12) and will host a live band, bar, BBQ, raffle, tombola and stalls.

Funds raised will go towards the playground to ensure Vale children can continue to enjoy what’s on offer.

The event will take place from 2pm to 5pm and entry is free.

Call Kath Jones on 01386 442154 for more information.

EVESHAM Arts Society will be holding an exhibition of original art work.

The collection of art will put on display today (Friday) through to Sunday (September 13) at All Saints Parish Church from 9am to 5pm.

All visitors are welcome.

PRIVATE landlords can find out more about legal changes affecting them at a free event in Pershore.

Wychavon District Council’s housing team will be hosting the event on Monday (September 14), where Don Robbie, a representative of the National Landlords Association, will be speaking to outline how changes to legislation including welfare reforms, will affect landlords in the district.

There will also be the chance to hear about the council’s new social lettings scheme Wych Move, which uses the expertise of the housing team to help find suitable tenants for properties in the private rental sector.

The event takes place in the committee rooms of Pershore’s Civic Centre from 5.30pm and 7.30pm.

E-mail privatesectorhousing@wychavon.gov.uk or call 01386 565114 to register for a free place.

A NEW website has been launched by the Worcestershire Lieutenancy.

The new website – launched on Tuesday (September 1) – provides information on the role of the Lord-Lieutenant and Deputy Lieutenants, and the work they do within the community.

The site will also give guidance on nominating individuals, businesses and voluntary groups for a national honour, such as an MBE or OBE, a Queen’s Award for Enterprise or a Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service.

“During my visits around the county I am always encouraged by the number of dedicated, hardworking volunteers I meet,” said Lt Col Patrick Holcroft.

“There are many unsung heroes in our county and I hope by having easier access to information about the different national honours and awards schemes, more people, organisations and businesses will be put forward and receive the appropriate recognition.

“I hope the website will provide the Worcestershire community with a simpler connection to the Lieutenancy, and give an insight into the work we do on behalf of the Queen,” he added.

Visit www.worcestershirelieutenancy.org.uk to see the new website.

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