21st Oct, 2016

News in Brief

Evesham Editorial 20th Feb, 2015 Updated: 20th Oct, 2016

MEMBERS of Broadway Garden Club will welcome Adrian James for a talk entitled ‘Through the Garden Gate’ at their next meeting.

The club will meet at the United Reformed Church in the village on Monday (February 23) from 7.30pm.

The monthly competition will be a vase of snowdrops, call Jo Love on 01386 859131 for more information.

UP TO £10,000 is being handed out to amateur sports clubs to help repair their pitches.

The fund is on offer from Briggs and Stratton as part of its Pitch To Win competition for football, rugby league and cricket team following recent bad weather affecting grounds across the country.

As part of the prize, the winning teams will recieve expert advice from the Institute of Groundsmanship as well as a technical evaluation report on how to best maintain their pitch in the future.

To enter, visit www.pitchtowin.org.uk and complete the entry form and submit some photos.

COMMUNITIES have the chance to access a £22million fund to create a neighbourhood plan.

It was announced this month by Local Government Minister Brandon Lewis grants would be on offer until 2018 following issues accessing funding for the plans, which cost on average £30,000 to complete and allow residents to have a direct say on what development can take place.

MP Harriett Baldwin said: “I have always believed that planning is best decided at the ultra local level and a neighbourhood plan is the ideal tool for expressing the will of the public.

“I have championed this process locally and tried to encourage parishes to start on the task of delivering a plan. Hopefully this new money will be a significant help to those communities who have been put off by cost.”

MEMBERS of the community are being sought by South Worcestershire College to become Governors on the board of the corporation.

The popular college, which has a campus in Evesham, is seeking people to help improve its performance and ensure every student is given the opportunity to realise their ambitions.

No previous experience in the educational sector is required, just an enthusiasm to make a difference.

The Governors meet eight times a year in the early evening and anyone who works in a small or medium sized business would be welcome for this voluntary role.

Call Lynn Miles-Price, clerk to the corporation on 01386 712724 or e-mail lynnmp@sworcs.ac.uk for more information.

MORE than 60 homes are set to be built in Honeybourne after councillors unanimously approved proposals.

Plans to build 66 homes on the land between Dudley Road and Station Road were initially knocked back by Wychavon District Council but the development was then given outline planning permission on appeal.

The reserved matters application came before the committee and set out the final details for the site, which will include mainly two-storey buildings and some bungalows.

Coun Alastair Adams, councillor for the area, said: “As members now know, this site when originally brought before the committee was won on appeal, the Parish Council and residents didn’t want it to go ahead at that stage.

“But since Bovis Homes have acquired the land they have been very active, I am very impressed.

“There is a problem with parking but they have agreed to work with the village community to find a solution.”

Coun Ken Jennings added: “The local member is happy, the local committee is happy, I suggest we move to approval.”

THE POPULAR Evesham ’10k at 10pm’ Twilight Walk is returning to the town after a successful debut in 2014.

The nightime walk around Evesham offers a choice of 5k or 10k distances promising to bring the community together in the fight against cancer.

The walk is a sponsored event raising money for Cancer Research UK, with the aim of every participant raising up to £100, and all those achieving over £50 will receive an event t-shirt as a thank you.

The Evesham Cancer Reserach committee has raised over £450,000 to date and continues to support Cancer Research UK as the worlds leading charity dedicated to cancer research, supporting over 4,500 scientists, doctors and nurses.

Residents are invited to join the sponsored walk around the town, starting at Evesham High School for a warm up before setting off, with refreshments available throughout.

The community event is for all the family, and will take place on Friday May 8 at 10pm.

To set up an online fundraising page visit www.justgiving.com or to find out more information visit www.eveshamtwilightwalk.co.uk

STUDENTS from Pershore High School will be taking to the stage to perform their version of the popular hit show We Will Rock You.

Talented pupils at the Station Road venue will be putting on the show from March 4 to March 7 from 7.30pm.

Tickets are selling fast but there are seats available on March 4 and March 5. Call 01386 552471 for more information.

SILVERSMITH Gemma Farr will be returning to Pershore’s Three Little Pigs for a workshop to teach residents to make a unique pair of earrings and a pendant.

The event will take place at the High Street venue on Sunday (February 22) from 10am to 4pm with a half hour lunch break.

Gemma will guide participants through the stages, giving demonstrations and advice throughout the session covering techniques such as saw-piercing, texturing, soldering, doming and polishing.

The workshop is suitable for beginners and those with some experience who wish to develop their skills.

Call 01386 555210 or visit www.threelittlepigs.eu to book a place.

AN EVESHAM business has won the chance to showcase its services to hundreds of potential customers.

County Medics Ltd, on West Street, along with 10 other Worcestershire businesses have won a stand at next month’s Business Expo event in Malvern.

The company will be given £250 in marketing support, courtesy of Worcestershire.Business.Central, the region’s growth hub, and its Enterprising Worcestershire programme.

The Herefordshire and Worcestershire Chamber of Commerce backed event will be held at the Three Counties Showground and is set to attract more than 800 visitors, giving companies like County Medics Ltd the ideal audience to help raise their profile.

Coun Simon Geraghty, said: “The Business Expo is the ideal platform for start-up businesses and growing companies to speak to a wider audience.”

County Medics Ltd are a private company who specialise in providing professionally trained crew to cover medical needs at events.

For more information on Enterprising Worcestershire and other similar funding programmes, contact the Worcestershire.Business.Central team on info@business-central.co.uk or 0300 123 14 40.

For more information and to register free for the Business Expo, go to hwchamber.co.uk/events/business-expo.