5th Dec, 2016

News In Brief

Evesham Editorial 11th Dec, 2015 Updated: 20th Oct, 2016

AN EVESHAM children’s author has visited a sweet shop to sell copies of his new book.

Martin Buckley recently visited Strawberry Couch to promote his first ever novel ‘Knick Knack Tree Adventures – Trouble in Trickletown’, aimed at children six and upwards, with a serious anti-bullying message.

Mr Buckley has been selling his book and doing book signings, and the store are running a raffle to send a local child in need, and possibly their family, on a trip to remember.

Visit www.wiggly-fish.com for more information.

VALE residents can get into the festive spirit with a Chirstmas Fayre at Evesham’s Elm Church.

The event will be held tomorrow (Saturday) from 1pm and Evesham Mayor Coun Fred Kaler will be among those in attendance.

Christmas craftwork and refreshments such as tea, coffee and mince pies will be available as will a

a nail artist who will transform ladies nails for that special occasion.

EVESHAM Dog Grooming Academy was awarded the Grooming Business of The Year Award at the 2015 Pet Industry Awards.

The two-day Pet Industry Forum & Awards were held at the Crowne Plaza City Centre Hotel in Liverpool on November 17 and 18.

Stage and screen actor Brian Blessed revealed all the winners at the black-tie awards in front of 250 guests after a three-course dinner, entertainment, live music and a bar open until the early hours.

The Pet Industry Federation said this year’s ‘bumper crop’ of entries were of a particularly high calibre.

Carole Gowers LCGI, director of Evesham Dog Grooming Academy, took along three of her teaching staff to the event.

“2015 has been a fantastic year for me, as not only have I completed all of the modules in the Higher Grooming Diploma qualification which is the highest recognised qualification in the Dog Grooming industry, I have also been awarded membership of the prestigious Guild of Master Groomers,” she said.

“To win Grooming Business of The Year is the icing on the cake!.”

EVESHAM residents can get into the festive spirit with a Christmas carol event at the town’s library.

The free event on Saturday, December 12 from 12pm, will see the Evesham Community Choir perform some traditional Christmas carols for everyone to enjoy and join in with.

Kate Holford, Team Leader at Evesham Library, said: “We’re delighted to be working in partnership with Evesham Community Choir. Children and adults alike all enjoy getting in the spirit of Christmas with a sing a long to traditional favourites.

“This performance promises to be a wonderful concert for the whole community to enjoy.”

There’s no need to book but for more information phone the Worcestershire Hub on 01905 822722 and ask to speak with staff at Evesham Library, or email EveshamLib@worcestershire.gov.uk.

WYCHAVON residents have been invited to attend the council’s annual civic service to be held at Pershore Abbey.

The service will take place on Sunday, December 13 at 3pm and refreshments will be available after at the town’s St Andrew’s Church.

‘Recognising and thanking the volunteers’ of charities and organisations throughout the district is this year’s theme, and so members of voluntary organisations are particularly being urged to attend.

For more information contact Karen Maslen, Support Services, on 01386 565201 or email Karen.maslen@wychavon.gov.uk.

YOUNG people across Evesham are being invited to start Christmas with a smile and a film, some food and some fun.

Evesham Methodist Church are holding a Friday Film, Food and Fun evening next Friday (December 18) from 4pm to 6pm.

There will be plenty of party food, some games and a film on the big screen in the church for children aged seven and above.

The event is free but donations are welcome, call Evesham Methodist Church Family Networker,

James Knott on 07968 110631 or e-mail organstop18@aol.com for more information.