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Evesham Editorial 9th Mar, 2018   0

THE FIRST trip of the Pershore and District Branch of the Royal British Legion will be to see the Weeping Window at Hereford Cathedral on March 21.

The Poppies from the Tower of London are on tour and will be at Hereford on the day members will visit and will form the Weeping Window. In the afternoon there is a conducted tour of Hereford Cathedral.

The cost of the trip is £15 which includes the return coach fare and the tour. The coach will depart from Pershore at 10am and return by 4.30pm.

Numbers are limited to 35 and places will be given on a first come first served basis

Call 01386 553914 or e-mail [email protected] or Maggie Brown on 01386 552896 for more information.


FUNDING to replace broken gas boilers is available to Worcestershire households thanks to Warmer Worcestershire.

Cash will be offered to homeowners where the gas boiler has broken and the household is considered to be ‘fuel poor’.

Living in a cold home can have a negative impact on a person’s health and well-being and can exacerbate long term health conditions in particular respiratory illness and cardiovascular disease.

The funding will be allocated on a first come first serve basis, before the deadline of the end of March 2018.

In order to be in with a chance of the cash, residents are asked to contact Act on Energy, who will work with them to complete an eligibility survey.

Eligibility will be based on the applicant being in receipt of means-tested benefits, or meeting criteria from the Energy Company Obligation (ECO), as well as having a broken or inefficient boiler.

Eligible households are then referred to the contractor for a technical survey, which helps to determine what works need to be completed.

Call Act on Energy 0800 988 2881 from 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday for more information.


ALZHEIMER Society’s Dementia Community Roadshow is to visit Evesham’s Market Place on Tuesday, March 20 from 10am to 4pm.

It aims to increase local awareness and understanding of the condition which affects an estimated 4,300 people across South Worcestershire.

Dementia is set to be the 21st century’s biggest killer and affect one million by 2021. The roadshow will demonstrate a community uniting against dementia and there will be opportunities to film and interview members of the public, Alzheimer’s Society staff and members of Evesham Dementia Action Alliance.


CELEBRATED vocal ensemble Excelsa Voces present a free morning concert in Tewkesbury Abbey (tomorrow).

Led by Pershore-based soprano Paula Evans, this quintet of singers specialise in medieval and contemporary music, often performing alongside cellist Thomas McMahon, pianist Chris Long and lighting designers PF Productions to create immersive concert experiences with eclectic programmes.

Their concerts have been described as ‘ethereal’ and ‘beyond beautiful’ by audience members.

On September 22 Excelsa Voces will present Musica Celestis in the Abbey, an evening concert featuring the world premiere of music by Robert Fripp, world renowned musician and guitarist with the band King Crimson.

The short concert this Saturday morning is a ‘free taster’ performance and begins at 11.30am.

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