26th Oct, 2016

News In Brief

Aaron Wise 22nd May, 2015 Updated: 20th Oct, 2016

POP UP Poetry with local poet laureates is coming to Croome this summer to give visitors a tour round the grounds with a twist.

The poets will be at the National Trust site’s visitor centre and will guide visitors through the parkland, with the chance of having a poem created for them about their trip to take away as a memento.

The event takes place on Saturday (May 23) from 10am to 4pm, with the poetry walk from the visitor centre at 1pm.

Admission to the event is free although normal admissions to the park apply.

Call Croome Court on 01905 371006 or visit www.nationaltrust.org.uk/croome for more information

THE PERSHORE Mayor’s coffee morning is being supported by Pershore Women’s Institute to raise funds for their 100 year anniversary.

The event which takes place at Pershore Town Hall will host a children’s colouring competition, cakes, bric-a-brac and crafts.

The coffee morning is being held tomorrow (Saturday) from 10am to midday.

Visit www.thewi.org.uk for more information.

A MUD run raised more than £1,000 to give a toddler who cannot walk unaided the chance of taking his first steps.

The run was in aid of two-year-old Ben Harris-Bell from North Littleton, who has cerebral palsy, and saw his dad Mark Harris and uncle Ashley Cook take part along with two friends.

Ben’s mum Emma Bell thanks the mud runners and everyone else involved for their support and donations

STUDENTS moving home for the summer may be able to claim a refund on their TV Licence.

Youngsters who brought a licence at the beginning of the academic year will have a full three months remaining and a refund worth £36 can be claimed for the un-used quarter.

This saving could pay for half of a return flight to a European city, a beer tour in Amsterdam, one night’s stay and a sightseeing tour of Dublin or an Interrail one country pass.

To be eligible, students must have three months remaining on their current licence, leaving halls or rented accommodation and be moving to a licensed address.

Mark Binnersley, spokesperson for TV Licensing in the West Midlands, said: “The student refund is brilliant news for students and we encourage those who bought their licence at the start of the academic year to take advantage of it.”

To arrange a refund visit www.tvlicensing.co.uk/studentinfo or call TV Licensing on 0300 790 6113.

SECRETS of the perfect dish were revealed when a Michelin-starred chef visited Pershore College to inspire budding cooks.

Restaurateur Simon Rogan gave an exclusive and insightful talk about the challenges of growing perfect produce and the importance of a growing partnership to students as part of the college’s celebration of 60 years of horticulture excellence on Wednesday (May 20).

The renowned chef along with his executive chef Dan Cox expressed the importance of ‘A Growing Partnership’ as the college currently supplies Mr Rogan’s Michelin-starred restaurant Fera at Claridges with a range of high-quality ingredients.

Mr Rogan who has featured on BBC shows Restaurant Wars and the Great British Menu, and also runs the two Michelin-starred L’Enclume, receives edible crops including micro-veg, leaves and edible flowers from the college.

MUCH-NEEDED repairs to Abbots Morton’s 14th century Bell Tower are to begin in June.

After 19 months of fund-raising, the contract for work on the Grade I listed St Peter’s Church near Inkberrow has now been awarded to Gloucestershire stonemasons, Tewkesbury Conservation Ltd.

The cost of the work is now put at £43,033, which means a further £2,000 needs to be raised by the church’s Bell Tower Committee.

The repairs to the Abbots Morton bell tower will take around three months, starting at the beginning of June.

Visit www.abbotsmortonbelltower.co.uk for more