24th Oct, 2016

News in Brief

Evesham Editorial 10th Apr, 2015 Updated: 20th Oct, 2016

EVESHAM residents are being invited to have their say and ask questions to councillors at the annual town meeting.

The event will be held on Monday (April 13) from 6.30pm at Evesham Town Hall and is an open forum for town residents to find out more about the work of the town council.

A RESPECTED self-employed writer is celebrating a decade of success by showcasing fellow writers who have attended her workshops.

Sue Johnson will present ‘Stories from Number 8’ on Thursday (April 16) from 7pm at Pershore Library.

The evening will celebrate a decade of workshops at the Number 8 Community Arts Centre and see Sue Watson, of ‘Love, Lies and Lemon Cake’ and regency writer Heather King take to the stage.

Short talks, poetry readings and a chance to ask questions and find out more about the

stories behind the novels will also be featured while signed copies of the books will be available.

Tea and coffee are provided and the event is free, anyone interested is asked to call 01386 446477 or e-mail pershorelib@worcestershire.gov.uk to book a place.

RESIDENTS can find out more about the Christian faith with a series of informal talks and discussions at Evesham Baptist Church.

The Cowl Street venue is hosting ‘Journey’ a series of talks every Monday for the next six weeks at 7.30pm.

The first session will be held on Monday (April 13) with the topic ‘Me, Life and God’ and everyone is invited to attend.

Refreshments are also available, visit www.eveshambaptistchurch.org for more information.

MEMBERS of the Broadway Music Makes will be hitting all the right notes at their spring concert.

The event takes place on Wednesday, April 29 and Thursday, April 30 from 7.30pm at the Lifford Hall in Broadway.

Light refreshments including nibbles, a glass of wine or juice will be provided on arrival.

Tickets cost £7 and are available from the Shopwright Post Office and Tourist Information Centre in Broadway.

WYCHAVON is one of the best rural places to live in the UK according to a survey which ranked the district at 29 nationally and second in the West Midlands.

People who live in Evesham and Pershore have been rated as having a high quality of life after a survey by the Halifax, which saw the Wychavon district only bettered by Malvern Hills across the whole of the West Midlands.

Halifax used a range of statistics from 121 rural authorities to compile a list of the best rural areas to live in the UK where Wychavon scored highly for employment with 74.9 per cent of residents in work while the district also benefits from low population density with 179 people for every square kilometre.

Men and women living across Evesham and Pershore can also expect to live well into their eighties while more than 95 per cent of residents are reported to be in good health and overall Wychavon residents are happy with their lives with an average happiness score of 7.39 out of 10.