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News in Brief

Evesham Editorial 13th May, 2016 Updated: 20th Oct, 2016   0

VOTE Leave will be holding a stall in Evesham Market Square tomorrow (Saturday).

Campaigners will be there from 11.30am until 1.30pm to speak to residents about why they believe the UK should leave the EU in the upcoming referendum on Thursday, June 23.

AFTER more than 100 entries later 41 businesses have now been shortlisted in this year’s Herefordshire & Worcestershire Chamber of Commerce’s Business Awards.

In the largest event of its kind across the two counties, the successful businesses will find out the winners of the 11 categories at a glitzy award ceremony at the University of Worcester Arena on Thursday, June 9.

More than 500 people from the business community are expected to attend the awards, with Olympic Silver Medallist Colin Jackson this year’s speaker at the event.

As well as a celebration of local businesses, the event will be a way for businesses to network.

Tickets for the awards ceremony are available by emailing [email protected] or by calling 01905 673 600. Tickets cost £110 for non-members Herefordshire & Worcestershire Chamber of Commerce and are £90 for members.

BROADWAY Music Makers will be performing two nights in a row as part of their summer concerts.

Lifford Hall in Broadway is playing host to the musical feast, with the concerts starting at 7.30pm on Thursday, May 26 and Friday, May 27.

Tickets cost £7, which includes nibbles and a glass of wine or juice, and are available from the Shop Right Post Office or the Tourist Information Centre.


RUNNERS are being asked to pull on their running shoes for Broadway’s five mile multi terrain hill climb on Wednesday, May 25.

All proceeds are going to the local Worcestershire Breast Care Unit campaign and the run takes place in the beautiful countryside around Broadway.

The route includes stretches of footpaths, side roads, meadows and some farm tracks.

Registration at Willows on Leamington Road, Broadway will be held from 6pm with the race starting at 7.15pm.

Runners can enter online at or places may still be available on the night.

For further details please call Marianne on 07971 425603 or Roger on 07792 986770.


ELLENDEN Farmshop is hosting a family funday as part of the world famous British Asparagus Festival.

The day packed full of events is taking place on the farm, near Harvington, on Sunday, May 22 from 10am until 4pm.

Activities include a fun dog show with novelty classes, tractor rides, pony rides, fishing in the lake, a treasure hunt, sheep sheering demonstrations and grow your own seeds.

There will also be a dedicated pet’s corner, pony club demonstrations and an arts and crafts table with face painting.

The farm’s supplier of the month, The Outdoor Pig Company, will be on hand with their range of products for event goers to try.

A BBQ and refreshments will also be available throughout the day.

Entry fee is just £3.00 per person, free admission for children under two, or £10.00 for a family of four in advance.

For more information on the event call 01386 870 296, email [email protected] or visit

AN EVENING to celebrate and promote the work of volunteers throughout Worcestershire will be held at The Hive on June 9.

Volunteers, members of the public, council representatives and local businesses are all welcome to the event which has been organised by Worcestershire County Council.

An awards ceremony will also take place to show appreciation for the volunteers’ contributions, with accolades including Fund-raising Volunteer of the Year and Newbie of the Year up for grabs.

Nominations for the awards must be received by 5pm on next Friday (May 20).

There will also be a number of presentations and guest speakers including one from the county council’s chief executive Clare Marchant.

The event is free to attend and runs from 5pm to 7pm but those wanting to attend need to register by 5pm on May 27..

E-mail [email protected] to register or submit a nomination for an award.

DOG owners are being urged to take extra care of their pets following the recent hot weather.

A warming has been issued by West Mercia Police about residents leaving their four-legged friends in a parked cars, even in the shade as it can be fatal.

Officers suggest on longer journeys, people should ensure water is available for their dogs, as well as opening windows and keeping the air conditioning running.

It is recommended people contact police in an emergency, either by calling 999 or 101, if they believe a dog is overheating or distressed in a hot car.

The RSPCA also offers advice and tips on its website.


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