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News in Brief

Evesham Editorial 31st Mar, 2018   0

EVESHAM’S Repair Cafe is returning to give old and damaged items a new lease of life.

Residents with broken goods are being invited to the café at the Methodist Church by Workman Bridge on Saturday, April 14 where experts, including a bike repair volunteer, will be on hand to offer help and support.

The event runs from 10am to 2pm.

Call Tony Piper on 01386 300478 for more information.

MEMBERS of Pershore’s Heritage and History Society will mark the RAF’s 100th birthday by hearing about the formation and achievements of the Royal Air Force at its next meeting.

Exactly 100 years ago this week the Royal Air Force was formed and popular speaker Paul Harding of Discover History in Worcester will be presenting a special talk on this theme at the society’s AGM at Wulstan Hall, Priest Lane on Thursday at 7.30 p.m.

All are welcome and admission is £2 for non members.

CREATIVE members of the Vale of Evesham Art Society are getting ready to showcase their talents at their spring exhibition.

The event will be held at the Lifford Hall in Broadway until Easter Minday.

Opening times are 10am to 5pm with paintings, cards, ceramics, glassware for sale, all created by local artists.

Admission is free

THE latest results from the RSPB’s Big Garden Birdwatch have revealed that the top three birds spotted in Worcestershire were the house sparrow, blue tit and blackbird.

Now in its 39th year, Birdwatch is a chance for people of all ages to count the number of bird that visit their garden helping the RSPB build up a picture of how they are doing.

This year, more than 450,000 people took part across the country – including 7,301 from Worcestershire – counting an impressive 6.7 million birds.

ANYONE interested in services from Severn Trent is invited to join Tap Chat, the company’s new online community panel.

The company, which supplies millions of customers across the Midlands and mid- and north Wales, is looking for more than 10,000 people of all ages, all walks of life and from all areas to help set its priorities for the future.

To sign up, go to and follow the instructions.

<b>GLOBAL GRITTING: </b>MORE than 150,000 miles have been covered by Worcestershire Highways gritting crews – a distance equal to six times around the world – so far this winter in the effort to keep roads open and people moving.

This winter has proved to be one of the most challenging yet with temperatures regularly plummeting below zero.

The County Council’s gritting teams have covered 150,579 miles in total, heading out 57 times during the 2017/18 winter season so far. This is up 18 times on last year.

In addition, this year snow ploughs have been sent out five times clearing up to 14 inches of snow, with drifting at its worst of 8-10 feet.


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