25th Oct, 2016

News in Brief

Evesham Editorial 12th Mar, 2015 Updated: 20th Oct, 2016

MUMS across Evesham are being invited to be pampered and thanked for their care and love with an event at the Riverside Shopping Centre.

The free event will be held at the centre tomorrow (Saturday) from 11am to 3pm and will include a free nail polish/treatment for mums and a free bunch of daffodils.

A children’s workshop with gift box decorating and a face painter will also be on hand for what is sure to be a popular event.

THE LATEST Repair Cafe event will be held at ImaGine in the heart of Evesham town centre this weekend.

Local experts will once again be offering their expert advice along with repairs to clothing, furniture, electrical appliances, toys, bicycles and garden equipment tomorrow (Saturday) from 10am to 2pm.

And from 2pm to 4pm there will be a free drop in computer literacy tutorial which includes application and hardware advice and an hour of web design for local business.

Call 07801 983112 for more information.

THE WINNER of February’s Pride prize draw will enjoy an extra special treat after scooping success in the draw.

Thanks to the generosity of Sara’s Beauty Therapy in Bakers Arcade, there were two prizes up for grabs this month.

Elaine Palmer won the £20 Sara’s Beauty Therapy voucher while the winner of the £25 Pride vouchers was Jean Rogers of Pershore.

Visit www.pershorepridecard.co.uk for more information and a list of businesses taking part in the scheme.

CYCLING fans are being invited to watch the Evesham Vale Road race taking place this weekend.

The popular event, sponsored by Kanes Foods, will kick off in Inkberrow at 9.30am on Sunday (March 15).

The four and a half lap event will finish in Radford.

E-mail tarrings@tiscali.co.uk for more information.

ONE of the UK’s leading gardening experts will be taking to the stage for a talk at Pershore College.

The Joint RHS/Chartered Institute of Horticulture Lecture by Jim Buttress, will take place at the college on Thursday (March 19) at 7.30pm.

Jim will be talking about his 65 years in horticulture, including life with the Royal Parks, RHS judging, Britain in Bloom and his television appearances.

Tickets are £7 for members and £8.50 for non members.

Call the RHS Centre at Pershore College on 01386 554609 or e-mail rhs@warkscol.ac.uk for more information.

THE ORGANISATION overseeing the county’s economy is celebrating exceeding some of its current goals.

Information released by the Worcestershire Local Enterprise Partnership shows there has been an increase of more than eight per cent in employment levels, compared to the five per cent target set down in the 2012/13 business plan.

More than 10,000 people took part in an apprenticeship programme in 2013/14 which exceeded the organisation’s aims and so far at least £600million of private sector investment has been made through a number of schemes, on track for the £750million predicted by 2017.

Executive chairman Peter Pawsey said: “Whilst a lot has been done since the Worcestershire LEP formed in early 2011, there is still much to do and massive further potential across the County.

Visit www.wlep.co.uk for more information.

PERSHORE’S plum heritage keeps growing after Tiddesley Wood’s old orchard received 100 new plum trees from a grant of almost £3,000.

The nature reserve, which is looked after by the Worcestershire Wildlife Trust, has received the cash injection from the Lafarge Tarmac Landfill Communities Fund, who have covered the cost of purchasing 100 plum trees and tree guards on the 19th century site.

Rob Allen, conservation officer for the trust, said: “Many orchards in this area have been grubbed out so it’s really important that we’ve got the chance to increase its size and maintain this habitat for many years to come.”

Tiddesley Wood’s orchard is the remnant of a thriving fruit growing and market gardening industry that developed in Worcestershire, and is home to a colony of the rare noble chafer beetle, which are only found in three areas in the UK.

EVESHAM and Pershore residents are being reminded to register to vote ahead of the local and general elections on May 7.

Wychavon District Council has sent letters to every household listing who is currently registered to vote and how to change or add names, with homeowners being urged to check and act quickly if any details are incorrect.

Register online at www.gov.uk/register-to-vote or call the registration office on 01386 565437