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Evesham Editorial 19th Feb, 2016 Updated: 20th Oct, 2016   0

KIND-HEARTED staff at an Evesham pub are holding a series of charity nights for a variety of good causes.

After a successful darts tournament on February 5 in aid of Cancer Research, staff at the Trumpet Inn on Merstow Green are saddling up in anticipation of a race night tomorrow (Saturday).

Snails, horses, pigs and more will be taking to the track in aid of the Midlands Air Ambulance with all of the money raised going to charity.

And the month will end with a coffee morning on February 27 with all of the money raised going to the Guide Dogs Association.


A HUGELY poignant event will be held at a popular Vale hotel in aid of the Shakespeare Hospice.

The Salford Hall Hotel will host a Trevor Lester Memorial Tea Dance next Sunday (February 28) in memory the popular former chef who lost his battle against pancreatic cancer in April 2015.

Before his death, Trevor enjoyed driving his vintage cars an 1926 Austin and a 1929 Ford around the area as well as preparing dishes to suit everyone’s taste.

He enjoyed going to the car shows and watching car racing.

The much-loved chef was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer on April 24 and tragically died three weeks later.

The 57-year-old was adamant he didn’t wish to go into hospital or a hospice and thanks to the Shakespeare Hospice provided palliative care to make his final weeks comfortable.

And in his honour, the hotel will host an afternoon tea with disco and charity raffle from 3pm to 6pm while John Milner will also be wowing guests with magic tricks.

All ticket sales will be donated to Shakespeare’s Hospice with many thanks for looking after Trevor

and are available from the hotel for £15 per person.

THE OBSERVER has been asked to point out Westcott Way was named after a local market gardener and not after a former teacher at Pershore High Street as stated in last week’s paper.

PLANNING chiefs have backed plans for 70 houses to be built along a busy Evesham road despite concerns over traffic.

The housing development will now be built on land by the Aldington Lodge on Offenham Road after councillors on Wychavon District Council’s Planning Committee voted through the proposals on Thursday (February 4).

Some councillors did however raise concerns about traffic and parking provision on the development, but highways officers said the road layout of the development was ‘broadly acceptable’ and parking spaces being provided by the developer ‘exceeded’ Worcestershire County Council’s standards.

A £3.5MILLION extension of Evesham’s Premier Inn officially opened on Monday (February 15).

The hotel, off the A46 bypass next to The Valley, has had 49 new rooms added to the building taking the total to 109 bedrooms.

Five new jobs have also been created as a result of the extension.

Graham Hedley, Project and Programme Manager for Premier Inn, said: “Our hotel in Evesham has been a great success with consistently strong occupancy.

“To help us to continue to meet this strong customer demand we have extended the hotel by 49 bedrooms giving us a total of 109 bedrooms.

“The extension has driven around £3.5million in investment into the area and created around 5 new jobs for the local community.”

BUDDING artists are being invited to splash some creativity as a local art group looks for new members.

Artworks, which has been running for 10 years, is held every Monday from 1.30pm until 3:30pm at Norton’s Village Hall, with each session costing £3 and also includes tea, coffee and biscuits and

Help for beginners is also available for anyone who wants to have a go and learn a new skill.

Jill Wells, who runs the art group, said: “We work in watercolour, acrylics and pastels.

“Occasionally we have a guest celebrity to demonstrations. Last summer TV artist Terry Harrison visited.

“We also have an exhibition booked at the Evesham Art Centre in September.”

For more information call Jill Wells on 01386 761245 or email [email protected].

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