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Evesham Editorial 24th Mar, 2016 Updated: 20th Oct, 2016   0

A COFFEE morning in aid of Arthritis Research UK will be held at Pershore Town Hall.

Town Mayor Coun Tony Rowley will hold the event tomorrow (Saturday) from 10am to midday to raise cash for the Pershore and district branch.

As well as refreshments, a bring and bay sale, silk scarves, cards and plants will also be on sale to raise funds from the cause.

RESIDENTS are reminded to put their clocks forward on Easter Sunday.

The advance from 1am to 2am will signal the start of British Summer Time (BST) and mean the nights stay lighter for longer.

ORGANISERS of Evesham’s Carnival are on the lookout for carnival Queens and Attendants for this year’s event.

A carnival queen pageant will be held between midday and 2pm on April 9 at Egwins Club on Evesham High Street.

Anyone who wishes to apply for the roles must be aged under 16 on June 25, the day ‘Rio come to Evesham’ for the annual carnival.

Aspiring queens and attendants are asked to come along in bright colours for the judging by some of the carnival committee.

There will be a walk on and then either a chat with the committee and/or a song, poem,dance or party piece.

Visit and search for Evesham Carnival or for more information.

THE EASTER bunny has arrived early at a local opticians – giving chocoholics something to drool over.

Specsavers on Bridge St, Evesham, is raffling off a giant Easter egg – all four kg of it – to raise funds for Acorns Children’s Hospice.

Tickets are on sale for a suggested donation of £1 with the raffle being drawn on Easter Monday (28 March).

‘This is the second year running that the Easter bunny has chosen to visit us early, which is great – but also a big test on our will power,’ said store director Amy Liau.

THE GO Campaign, who are calling for Britain to leave the European Union, are holding a public meeting on the upcoming referendum.

The event is taking place at the Bengeworth social club on Thursday (March 31) from 7.30pm.

Members of the public will be able to put questions to former Mid-Worcestershire UKIP candidate, Richard Keel, and UKIP MEP for the West Midlands, Jim Carver.

For more information on the event e-mail [email protected].

A QUIZ night is being organised by Evesham’s mayor Coun Fred Kaler in aid of his chosen charities.

The event is taking place at the Town Hall from 7.30pm on Friday, April 1 with the top two winning teams taking home a prize.

Entry costs £2 per person, with a maximum of six people per team.

There will also be a raffle on the night with all the money raised from the event going to the Mayor’s charities the Vale Volunteer Centre, Working World and Evesham Shopmobility.

For more information call Evesham Town Council on 01386 443322.

TROUBLESOME weeds and overgrown grass blighting roadsides have been cut down to size in an effort to spruce up routes across the Vale.

The work was carried out by Wychavon District and Worcestershire County Councils to remove unwanted weeds and grass on footpaths and roadsides on some of the most affected roads in the Vale.

Specialist equipment was brought in to remove grass that had overgrown footpaths, while overhanging branches were cut back and weeds dug out where they had grown up between the road surface and the kerb.

Areas targeted included Boston Lane to the entrance to Evesham and half a mile of road on the way in to Pershore.

Wychavon will now analyse the results of the project before considering rolling it out across the Vale.

Coun Emma Stokes, portfolio holder for environment and street scene on Wychavon District Council, said: “Tackling overgrown weeds in rural areas was one of our priorities for this year.

“I’m positive people will see a noticeable difference as a result of this work and hope to see this carried out in other parts of the district in the near future.”

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