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April 2011 Published and edited by: Sascha McDonald All About Local Magazines Ltd sascha@allabout-local.com 07906 573352 www.allabout-local.com www.facebook.com/ allaboutmagazines Photo Front Page: kindly supplied by Happy Campers; showing their two Campervans Graphic Design & Layout: All About Magazines Editorial: Sascha - 07906 573352 Advertising: Tina Palmer - 07952 591031 Distribution: All About Malvern is distributed to 7,200 homes and businesses in Malvern Booking Deadline: For May - Friday 8 April

Welcome to the April issue of ‘All About Malvern’. We’ve reached a small, but significant milestone for the magazine, as this month we’ve expanded by eight pages. That’s because more local businesses than ever want to place an advert with us, but what it also means is that we’ll be able to offer more local stories and information each month. One of those new pages is written by Rob Weale of Smith-Weale Associates in Malvern. Rob’s a financial adviser and will bring us regular information about financial planning. You can read more on Page 6. We’re always keen to hear about local events, initiatves and the stories of amazing people living in our part of the world, so if there’s something you’d like to see in print, please get in touch. Of course the extra pages will also have some more adverts, and I do urge readers to keep the magazine handy to refer to throughout the month. Just such a thing helped me after my car broke down, and I’d like to thank Forward Motors in Malvern link (Page 24) who helped me out at short notice and got my car going again! Thank goodness the winter’s over! Have a lovely April, Sascha, Publisher & Editor

Contents Features

Regulars

6 Pension Shake Up 16 Heavenly Fabrics 42 Retail Emporium 44 Spring into Action 45 Anna Clifton 46 Spring into Action 2 48 Spot the Difference

12 All About... A Champagne Garden Celebration 22 Community Focus: MHD CAB 26 Lizzy’s Recipe 32 Health: Honey! 38 Notice Board 50 What’s On in April 54 Index


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Pension Shake Up by Rob Weale from Colwall From April 2011, UK pensioners will no longer have to use personal pension pots to buy annuities and will now have far greater choice and control of how to take their pensions, dependent on their individual circumstances. It is one of the biggest shake ups of UK pensions in 35 years. Changes to UK Annuity Purchase Rules in 2011 Under current regulations, pensioners have no choice but to convert personal pensions into annuities which provides a defined income for life. Under the new annuity purchase rules, however, the compulsory element will be scrapped. From April 2011, consumers will be given more flexibility in how they choose to use their retirement savings. They can, for example, still convert to annuities if they wish, but will also be given more options such as income drawdown and continued pension investment. There are also new tax advantages worth exploring. Annuities An annuity is affectively a ‘promise to pay’ from an insurance company, whereby you will give them your pension pot and they will give you an income for the remainder of your life. This income level will be determined by a number of factors, age, gender (although this will not be a factor from December 2012), health, and then other options, for example indexation, spouses benefit and guaranteed periods. Often labelled unfair for a number of reasons, not least because a pensioner dying soon after buying one loses most of their life savings to the annuity provider. Another negative factor is that annuities are at an historic low, a £100,000 pension pot buys an annual income of just £5000pa compared to £10,000 in 1995, meaning you must live at least 20 years to receive your pension pot back. What are the Income Drawdown Pension Rules? Although consumers will not be forced to annuitise pension savings from 2011 and could, as an alternative, drawdown income as cash lump sums, there are still rules to be followed. These have been set into place to try and avoid people running out of retirement income and becoming dependent on

state benefits. High earners and those on company pension schemes may be given more flexibility under the new rules. Who Will Benefit From the 2011 Changes to Annuity Purchase Rules? Although many people will be pleased not to have to buy an annuity, the benefits of the new system seem to be loaded towards higher earners. True flexibility under the changed rules will only be given to those who meet the minimum income regulation. They can then choose how to drawdown their personal pensions. Those that cannot meet this limit may be freed from the commitment of buying an annuity but may not see much change to income levels in retirement. Their drawdown will be limited to the same kinds of rates that they would be paid by an annuity, depending on the value of their pension pot. They may, however, be able to benefit from investing for longer, have greater investment choice, take ad-hoc payments, changes also give more flexibility to those that do wish to buy an annuity but that want to choose when they do so to try and wait for rises in income rates. Will UK Pensioners Continue to Buy Annuities as a Source of Retirement Income? What is important, is that proper advice is sought from an Independent specialist, an annuity should always be purchased after comparing the ‘whole of market’, as huge variants can exist in what your current pension provider offers, and the open market. Every policy holder has the right to shop around. With regard the drawdown route, again, an independent specialist will be able to help assess whether a drawdown is suitable, and if so recommend a provider and mange your pension going forward.

Rob Weale is a founding partner at Smith Weale Associates. We can help make the critical decisions, manage your pension both pre and post retirement, and choose the very best solution tailored to your individual circumstances from the whole of the UK market place. We welcome your enquiry; 01684 577037.

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All About... ...A Champagne Garden Celebration

Megan Taylor is the Chair of Macmillan Cancer Support’s Fundraising group in Malvern. She’s been involved for the past six years. The group has organised a special fundraising event at the Spring Gardening Show.

S o tell us what’s happening We’ve managed to get access to the Spring

Gardening Show on the evening before it opens. Our event is called ‘A Champagne Garden Celebration’ and will be a unique chance to take a look around part of the show before it opens to the public. As the title suggests we’ll be serving champagne and canapés to guests in the new Garden in Harmony Theatre. We have Carol Klein the television gardener coming along as our special guest, and she’ll be making a special presentation during the evening. As well as the chance to wander around the show gardens we’re hoping some of their designers (and gardeners) will be on hand to chat to as well. It should be a glamorous event!

How did you manage to get access to the Show before it opened?

Isn’t putting on an event like this a lot of work?

It is, but as well as raising money for the charity it helps to keep our profile high locally, which in turn encourages other people to raise money for us, whether its sponsorship for running a race or organising a coffee morning. At this year’s evening we’ll be organising a raffle and the kinds of prizes that are donated to us are fabulous. Up for grabs are; the use of a holiday cottage in Wales, two tickets for the Hampton Court Flower show, vouchers from the Three Choirs Vineyard, a magnum from Chase Vodka and a meal for two at Corse Lawn Hotel. Perhaps the most unusual prize on offer is a day for two at Webb’s Garden Centre at Wychbold, where you’ll be working alongside some of the gardeners and be treated to lunch!

We just asked! This kind of event is not uncommon, last year the National Gardens Scheme did something similar at the Show on the opening day. We simply approached the Showground, went along for a meeting and this is the outcome. Putting on an event like this isn’t easy, and we couldn’t have done Photograph by it without the generous support of a Jonathan Buckley number of local businesses.

What else do you do to raise funds?

We generally hold an event every year; but still the bulk of our fundraising comes from standing on the street with a collecting can. This year we have eleven days of collecting around Malvern. We’re a small but very active fundraising group and are keen to welcome new members if you can spare us any time.

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How many people help organise this event?

There are ten of us in the local fundraising group, but we also have many ‘ad hoc’ helpers who step in to lend a hand, especially when collections take place. Of course we’re enormously grateful to them and to the community at large for the support we receive. Very often people help us because they, or a relative, or a friend has been touched by cancer. I was asked to join at the moment my son was diagnosed with cancer. Fortunately he’s since undergone successful treatment. Increasingly people do survive and this is why the work of Macmillan is so important. This year Macmillan celebrates its Centenary, and to mark the anniversary we are all “going the extra mile” to raise much needed funds.

The Champagne Garden Celebration takes place on Wednesday May 11th from 6pm at the Three Counties Showground. Tickets must be purchased beforehand, they cost £25 each and can be reserved by sending a cheque and a stamped, addressed envelope to Parrys of Malvern, 115 Church Street Malvern WR14 2AJ. Cheques should be made payable to Macmillan Cancer Support. Please mention All About Magazines when responding to adverts


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Organisation: Malvern Hills District CAB Established: 1973 Contact: Les Kinmond Role: Bureau Manager Address: The Grange, The Grange Road, Malvern, WR14 3HA Email: bureau@malvernhills-cab.org.uk Website: www.malvernhills-cab.org.uk Telephone: 01684 563611 More information: Our aim is to provide the advice people need for the problems they face & improve the policies and practices that affect peoples lives.

Malvern Hills District CAB has been in operation and support, campaigns to improve the policies and for over 30 years providing advice, information and practices that affect people’s lives. Many people do practical help to the local community. Using trained not appreciate that although we do get some financial volunteer advisors recruited in the district and a support from the local authority the CAB is a charity unique information system which is kept fully to and needs to raise funds itself in order to continue date with changes in the law we are able to assist to provide and develop a range of high quality individuals manage and ultimately resolve a wide specialist services. For example our employment range of issues, particularly debt, benefits , housing, rights and advocacy service which helps employees legal, discrimination, employment, and consumer and employers resolve work based issues, as well as problems. The service is available to everyone securing compensation at employment tribunals, is regardless of race, gender, run entirely by volunteers. sexuality, age, nationality, Around 15% of the staff disability or religion. We do are paid, mainly on a partMalvern Hills District not ask for payment from time basis to help organise clients, although donations CAB and run the service but we are very welcome. have 80 volunteers who The charity for your Our main office is in give of their time not just in community... Great Malvern, next to directly advising clients but Priory Park, but we also in the continuous training have regular outreaches and updating of their skills. at Tenbury Wells, the Pickersleigh Community As well as advisers we have volunteer clerical and IT Centre, and Upton-upon-Severn Library as well at a staff, who provide essential backroom support and number of Children’s Centres. Our service is open without whom we would be unable to function. door, you do not need an appointment to see us Last year nearly 5000 clients were helped on our but these are usually arranged for more complex core enquiry areas. We intend to continue to be here, issues and conducted by a caseworker after an ready to help when needed, and where possible to initial assessment by a general advisor. In this way expand the service to meet the needs of the local we are able to maximise and make best use of community. Richard West, Advice Services Manager our resources. We also deal with telephone and said “Many people although having heard of the email enquiries and can offer home visits for the CAB are not aware of the extent of the services we housebound. can offer free to the public in the district using skilled Our organisation is part of a national service running volunteers, a good example of the Big Society in for over 70 years which, as well as providing advice action, so why not try us out and see if we can help.”

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Easter: Books, Cards, CD’s Childrens Resources

COFFEE HOUSE

Easter Specials: Egg Nests Easter Fairy Cakes Simnel Cake Hot Cross Buns

ROOMS

Spring/Summer Weddings Reception in Rooms List of outside caterers

www.lytteltonwell.co.uk

Get your car repaired at a local garage you can trust with an excellent reputation Start to finish service

• Accident repairs • Air-con services • Plastic repair • Valet service

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Same location • Hot drinks • Breakfasts • Sandwiches

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• Lunches • Take Away • Cakes & Pastries

Open: Mon to Sat 8am - 4pm Delivery available Special Offer: Buy an adults meal and get a kids meal FREE 121 Barnards Green Road, Malvern

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18 Malvern Road, Powick, Worcester WR2 4RU TEL: 01905 830238 FAX: 01905 831688

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• Tilla Lounge Bar downstairs • Wines & Champagne, Cider and local Ales • Traditional culinary styles from India www.malverntillaindiancuisine.com Tilla is a term used all over Asia for ‘Hill’. It symbolises the highest, greatest respect for natural beauties such as the Malvern Hills.

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Lizzy’s Recipe Chocolate Tiffin An easy recipe - no oven needed. Great for children to make. Why not make a batch for Mum for a Mothers Day gift? Or a family treat at Easter? Makes 10 Ready in an hour • • • • • • •

225g biscuits 100g margarine 4 tsp cocoa 2 tbsp golden syrup 1 tbsp brown sugar 100g chocolate handful of dried fruit

1. Line a small square tin with greaseproof paper. 2. Place the biscuits in a strong plastic bag. Roughly crush the biscuits with a rolling pin. 3. Put the margarine, cocoa, sugar and syrup in a saucepan, and then melt over a gentle heat. Add dried fruit if using. 4. Transfer the mixture to the prepared tin and press down firmly. 5. Put the chocolate in a bowl and melt over a saucepan of simmering water. Pour over the top of the biscuit mixture. 6. Place in fridge until set. Cut into pieces to serve. The ingredients can be doubled if you want to make a larger batch.

Want to eat a more healthy diet? Tired of eating the same meals? Find recipe books complicated? Our Lizzy cookery sessions are open to all, regardless of cooking ability. Small group demonstrations and hands on cookery in a relaxed friendly setting in Malvern. See www.ourlizzy.com or contact Lizzy on 01684 892688 for more information.

The Cold Chef Sweet Treats For Easter!

For mouth-watering hand baked Cakes, Desserts and Celebration Buffets Decorated with care.

Mother’s Day

Special set Meal £16.80 per person Booking available now www.star-malvern.co.uk

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01684 576184 1A Court Road, Barnards Green www.coldchef.co.uk

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Perrycroft Fine Meat & Pies Organic Butcher 5 Fir Tree Walk 134 Worcester Road Malvern Link

MAKE EASTER DIFFERENT Now stocking Ostrich fillets, burgers and a range of sausages including Russians. We also stock Kingklip and a range of other South African products

Hot Rotisserie Chickens for sale daily @ £3.20

Phone in order to avoid disappointment

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Hilltop Farm porky goodness! Delicious Free Range Rare Breed Pork

Special Offer:

Stock up the freezer or get together with friends and family and order 1/2 pig at only £5 per kilo* — including free delivery! *approx £100-£125 for half a pig, butchered into your choice of joints, chops and mince, packed and labelled ready for the freezer. Smaller packs and individual cuts also available.

Free Range Pig Roasts Let us cater for your special event with one of our free range whole pig roasts. Cooked and served by us with fresh rolls, homemade apple sauce and stuffing. 10% early booking discount

Call 01905 333666 to order Hilltop Farm, Cotheridge, WR6 5LX

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Pig Roast Banquet Roast (choice of meats) Hot & Cold Buffets ... and more

We cater for any type of party, wedding or event For more information or to book call:

07786 653886

Outside Catering business • lunches • buffets weddings • dinner parties

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Aches and Pains Treatment Clinic at Prospect View Medical Centre Ask the Osteopath

David V Jones BSc(Hons) DO Registered Osteopath

Your questions answered: After 20 years in practice and over 50,000 treatments I have seen many interesting cases.

Spondylolisthesis

This is from the Greek words meaning “vertebra” and “slip”. In other words it is the slipping forward (or backwards (retrolisthesis)) of one vertebra relative to the one below. It is relatively common with up to 7% of people affected.

What causes it?

What are the symptoms?

Usually there is low back pain with referral into the buttock muscles and the legs. Often the leg pain is a result of pressure from the disc as it becomes distorted by the slippage. Pain is often worse for prolonged standing and sometimes relieved by sitting. Spondylolisthesis can also occur in the neck.

The slip of one vertebrae on another What is the treatment? can be congenital (i.e. you are born As ever accurate diagnosis is essential. with it) or acquired during your life. Andre Agassi - in pain? MRI scan will often pick up the Acquired causes include stress condition, although sometimes the fracture of overuse (very common degree of instability can more usefully be assessed amongst cricket fast bowlers and gymnasts who by a standing up X-ray. I recently discovered one both repeatedly over extend their low backs). In by this method which had previously not shown the over 50s the facet joints of the low back often degenerate leading to instability and a forward slip. on MRI. Cases where there is minimal instability often respond to hands on treatment combined with Famously Andre Agassi suffered with this condition specific abdominal exercises to control the amount which was characterised by his unusual “mini-step” of slip. Unfortunately those that are very unstable style of movement. Ironically this style was much may require surgical fusion. However, on the upside copied by tennis hopefuls until they discovered it this is considered to be one of the most successful was purely a consequence of his back problem! spinal operations.

The new clinic is privately run at Prospect View by David Jones DO. All treatments are drug-free and use techniques recommended by the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence. Prospect View Medical Centre 300 Pickersleigh Rd Malvern WR14 2GP www.themalvernosteopath.co.uk

Treatments cost £35 per session. For an appointment or informal chat ring on 01684 573989 or 07732 157772. No ache too trivial. No pain too severe.

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01684 891 768 ARE YOU CONCERNED ABOUT YOUR INVESTMENTS OR ARE YOU FINDING IT DIFFICULT TO KEEP TRACK OF THEM? ARE YOU CONFUSED ABOUT HOW INHERITANCE TAX WILL AFFECT YOUR FAMILY? ARE YOU UNSURE AS TO HOW MUCH YOU WILL RECEIVE IN RETIREMENT FROM YOUR PENSIONS? ARE YOU WORRIED ABOUT MEETING THE COST OF LONG TERM CARE? We are able to assist you with your financial arrangements in a clear and concise way. We provide professional, independent financial advice to fit with your own individual circumstances. We offer an initial meeting without cost to you and will always let you know the cost of our services prior to work commencing. We specialise in advice for the elderly and welcome family meetings where possible either at your home, care home or at our central Malvern office. For further information, please contact;

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Cameron and Company Financial Planning Ltd. 1 Worcester Road, Malvern Worcestershire WR14 4QY

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Registered Office. As Above. Registered in England and Wales No. 07419494 Cameron and Company Financial Planning Ltd is an appointed representative of Paradigm Financial Advisers Ltd, Paradigm House, Brooke Court, Wilmslow, Cheshire SK9 3ND who are authorised and regulated by the Financial Services Authority. The Financial Services Authority does not regulate taxation and trust advice.

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Honey!

By Allison Maxwell from Colwall

Nature’s Nectar of Nutrients

During a recent walk along Brockhill Road between West Malvern and Colwall, I struck up a conversation with a bee keeper tending to her bees. She was covering the hives with carpet to keep the bees warm and feeding them with a sugar syrup to keep them alive until spring arrives. Apparently last year she lost a whole hive and wasn’t taking any chances this year. I learnt a lot in that conversation, how the bee populations in the UK are declining and how essential bees are in the pollination of many flowering plants.

Health Benefits of Honey Raw honey is one of nature’s richest super foods, containing over eighty different health-giving properties because of its unprocessed nature. Pure, unheated and unprocessed honey embodies the natural bouquet of wild flower pollination and is a potent source of natural enzymes and healing elements. Truly raw honey is pure and creamy, smooth with fine textured crystals that stores indefinitely and improves with age. It is a great alternative sweetener because it enters the blood slowly, therefore maintaining a balanced stream of energy.

Decline in bee population According to the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, three of Britain’s twenty five species of bumblebees are already extinct and half of the remainder have shown serious declines, often up to 70%, since the 1970s. They believe part of the problem has been the intensive use of pesticides, some since banned, that has had an impact on the British Bee population. We gardeners, often unwittingly, do a fair bit to help bees. But if we all do a touch more, our collective impact may well help tip the balance back in their favour. There are key ways we can tempt them in and increase their numbers. The common belief is that bees enjoy plants from the blues, yellows and white spectrum. Apparently, bees cannot see red: a poppy looks black to them. Bees find double flowers difficult to work, they simply cannot get to the nectars because of the mass of petals. So choose plants as close to the natural species as possible and add early flowering plants. This will help the early bees who venture out when temperatures are still chilly, allowing them to gain vital sustenance. For this reason, the snowdrops and crocuses of the past two months are very valuable to bees.

Easter Honeyed Chocolate Nests 1. Place 12 paper cases into a bun tin 2. Melt 150g (5oz) of milk chocolate and 40 g (1 ½ oz) butter with 2 tablespoons of honey 3. Stir in 60 g (2oz) rice krispies or cornflakes 4. Spoon the mixture into the paper case and shape into nests leave to set in the fridge for 1 hour, then fill each one with 3 mini chocolate eggs. If you are interested in Bee Keeping, take a look at www.britishbee.org.uk

Allison Maxwell has an MSc in Public Health Nutrition, a BSc in Nutrition & Food Science and 20 years experience in the field of food and nutrition. If you need advice ring 07771694490 for Private Nutritional Consultations.

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Well Woman Clinic A new Well Woman Gynaecology clinic, led by Mr Bhanu Ruparelia FRCS FRCOG, Consultant Gynaecologist at the private Nuffield Health hospital in Hereford

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Malvern Foot Health FOOT and NAIL PROBLEMS?

Problems getting around? Embarrassing nail or skin conditions? Ingrown nails? Corns? Verrucae? Hard skin? For friendly, professional treatment in the privacy of your own home:

Call Ellie Woods on 0845 4089282 (local call rate) Putting your feet in good hands

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Buckingham House Dental Surgery We’re about families We’re about smiles We’re about you

Lace of Malvern “Beautiful, affordable lingerie”

We Supply: AA to K cups Nursing Bras Bridal Lingerie and Post Mastectomy lingerie We have: A specialist fitting service Excellent customer relations A wealth of knowledge As seen in “Vogue” magazine

Quality Private Dental Care and Cosmetic Treatment for the Whole Family www.bckhouse.co.uk

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Your Local Specialist Bra Fitters 8, Church Walk, Malvern, WR14 2XH Tue to Fri 10 - 5 and Sat 9 - 5 01684 578990

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Armani, Barbour, Boden, Hobbs, Jigsaw, LK Bennett, Russell & Bromley WANTED by our customers Turn your items into cash! We sell them for you. Now selling girls clothes too!

83b Church Street 10% off any Great Malvern purchase with WR14 2AE this advert T: 01684 573168 www.thestockexchangemalvern.co.uk

WE BUY GOLD FOR CASH We also buy: Silver Platinum White Gold

Belle Vue Jewellery & Cards 4 Belle Vue Terrace (next to Ask)

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Mon - Sat 10am - 5pm

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bespoke hair and beauty

Wedding bespoke hair and beauty Packages available in Salon and on location Free consultations on wedding hair & make-up

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A UNIQUE ‘NO DIET’ APPROACH TO WEIGHT AND HEALTH BALANCING For information contact Alison Moon Beacon Clinic, Malvern on 07989 940528 Or visit our website:

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EAT, DRINK, BROWSE & SHOP

PRIORY STEPS SHOPPING AREA

(TOP OF CHURCHYARD) LYTTELTON HOUSE GALLERY PICTURES, FRAMING, GIFTS, ART TILES, FIGURINES AND CARDS 01684 574921

AQUARIUS

FAIR TRADE CLOTHES & CRAFTS, CRYSTALS, JEWELLERY, ESOTERIC BOOKS 01684 561617

THE MALVERN BOOKSHOP

SECONDHAND BOOKS, SHEET MUSIC, MAPS AND EPHEMERA 01684 575915

THE ‘GREAT’ MALVERN DELI

MOTHERS DAY GIFT: LOVELY HANDMADE ENGLISH CHOCOLATES LIGHT MEALS - EAT IN OR TAKE AWAY 01684 899091

‘Gorgeous Spring Goodies and Gifts’

Just So

92 Barnards Green Road Malvern 01684 566866

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Six good reasons for shopping at Parrys DiamonD

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£65 - £850

Stunning new gold & silver jewellery designs Friendly, knowledgeable assistance Local & independent family business Excellent choice & value Classic giftware & watches Complimentary gift wrapping

£45 - £200

Starter bracelets - £99 Extra beads from £25

£26 - £200

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Don’t forget we are open on Mondays Openingbefore Hours: in December Christmas... Tuesday we look forward Saturday to seeing you

9am - 5.30pm

£25 - £250

£20 - £85

We’ll buy your old or broken jewellery for cash, or we’ll give you even more for it in exchange for something new.

115 Church Street • Great Malvern • WR14 2AJ • t: 01684 574077 • www.parrysofmalvern.co.uk

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Notice Board

May Deadline: Monday 11 April

‘Through the eyes of the Artist’ “An Auctioneer’s Lot”

Tales from a Country Auctioneer

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with Philip Ferrell Wednesday 13 April 2011 7pm King’s School Theatre, Worcester Apply for tickets to the ticket office: 7c College Green, Gloucester GL1 2LX 01452 529819 www.3choirs.org in aid of Worcester Three Choirs Festival

An exhibition of paintings by Chris Howells, Valerie Briggs, John Harris & Mike Hatcher Ceramics courtasy of Bevere Gallery The Central Gallery, 2 St Anne’s Road, Malvern 22 April - 5 May 10am - 5pm

Spring Quilt Show

Ladies Pamper & Shopping Day

Colwall Village Hall Mill Lane, Colwall WR13 6EQ

in aid of The Joanna Brown Trust

Sat 16 - Sun 17 April 10am - 5pm (Sun) 10am - 4pm (Sat)

Admission £2 Charity Raffle Quilt and additional prices in aid of CANINE PARTNERS Refreshments & light lunches Tombola, Sales Table, Car Park, Sit’n Sew & Have a Go Sessions Call Ann 01684 893592 www.malvernquilters.org.uk

Gala Dinner & Charity Auction The Bank House, Bransford

Saturday 16 April 7pm to Midnight

Come and help us celebrate our 100th Anniversary Tickets £35 each www.rspca-worcester.co.uk 01905 20822

Do you have some free time? Want to do something useful or help others?

Try Volunteering!

Malvern Hills Volunteering Project at Worcestershire Hub, Malvern Library

supported by MHDC and Malvern District CAB

malvernhillsvolunteering@yahoo.co.uk Drop-in Thursdays from 1.30-4.30pm Fridays 9am - 12.30pm

Kay Bromley, Volunteer Co-ordinator: 07872 419646

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Saturday 2 April 11am - 3pm Dyson Perrin’s C of E Sports College Yates Hay Rd, Malvern WR14 1WD Come and enjoy a day of shopping and sample a variety of beauty & complementary therapies Tickets £3 (to include tea & coffee) Children welcome

New Opportunities

Coffee Morning Organiser with Age UK

A volunteer is needed to run Age UK’s popular, weekly Tuesday coffee morning at St Matthias Church in Malvern Link. The volunteer will organise the volunteers who make and serve the coffee, buy the refreshments, handle the cash and pay it into Age UK’s office. Another duty is to co-ordinate transport to the morning by updating the weekly passenger list, and arranging the volunteer drivers’ rota. (This could be done by a second volunteer). A handover period will be available with the retiring volunteer.

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At Great Malvern Post Office Delicious treats for Easter now in store... Sara and Nigel invite you to come along to see their Thorntons department. • Fantastic range of cards for all occasions • Great selection of Gifts • Personalise your delicious Thorntons Easter eggs with our fantastic icing service!

At Great Malvern Post Office, 1 Abbey Road, Malvern. WR14 3HJ Tel: 01684 573 003

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Chris Morgan, our head chef has worked in some of the world’s premiere hotels and has developed his own unique style of creative cuisine using local and organic produce. So, be our guests at L’amuse-Bouche Restaurant and indulge yourself with a taste of French cuisine in a quaint English setting. Then relax in the lounge with drinks and petits fours while we take care of everything. We’re also open for traditional Sunday lunches.

Recent runners up in the Worcestershire Restaurant and Chef of the year awards. Now awarded AA Rosette.

Tel 01684 57 24 27 51 Graham Road • Malvern • Worcestershire • WR14 2HU cotfordhotel.co.uk

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Retail Emporium A new store selling classic labels, vintage clothing and items of furniture of the highest quality is opening in Malvern, but one with a very special difference. Déjà Vu offers the chance to create a unique look. For women there's a contemporary mix of clothes from major labels like Paul Smith, Caroline Charles, Max Mara, Escada and Alberta Ferretti. Men's labels include Ralph Lauren, Daks, Paul Smith and Hackett. As well as new clothes, the shop will be stocking vintage clothing from the 1970s and beyond. Uniquely, customers can bring in clothes to sell, after agreeing a price, once they are sold the money is split fifty fifty between the shop and the customer. So far customers have brought in a fantastic collection of vintage dresses and clothes. One lady brought in twenty pairs of shoes! The aim is to create a constantly changing range of items, so that whenever you pop in you're never quite sure what you'll find, adding to the enjoyment of browsing through the collection. Déjà Vu is working with designers and students who recycle clothing and accessories to create inventive and stunning new items; part of the ethos is to support local talent. It’s not just clothing; the store also offers the chance to sell and buy items of high quality furniture, from antique items to heirloom pieces, silverware and other decorative tableware. There will be new products too, unique to Déjà Vu; a natural bath Evening wear

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Menswear

Deja Vu

Kathryn Roberts

8 Belle Vue Terrace Malvern WR14 1PZ 01684 577890 product range coming from the Isle of Arran, a range of candles from Ireland, a range of 'vintageinspired' jewellery from Los Angeles, and scarves from a new Japanese designer. There will also be a line of handbags. St Richard’ s Hospice wanted to open a different kind of retail outlet and this is the result. The business is set up as a trading company, with all the profits going back to help fund the ongoing work of the hospice. Déjà Vu’s manager Kathryn Roberts comes from a background in fashion design and for the past decade has been running similar retail outlets. She describes it as a 'dream job' combining all her interests, and looks forward to welcoming you soon. Recycled dress by Vintage ‘Pretty Rubbish’

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creating new life from quality clothes

what’s at the back of your wardrobe? For an appointment please contact Catherine on 07854 486869 or call in for a FREE consultation to Studio 3, The Fold, Bransford, Worcs WR6 5JB

The opportunity to sell your valuable items & clothing for profit 8 Belle Vue Terrace Malvern WR14 1PZ 01684 577890

First open day: Saturday 26 march Opening times Mon - Sat 9 - 5.30 To advertise call Tina 07952 591031 or sales@allabout-local.com

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Spring into Action Spring is in the air, the evenings are getting longer, and it’s time to get out and enjoy yourself! Here are a few ideas of activities and events to get involved with this Spring. We’re looking well ahead until June so there’s plenty of time to plan ahead. This is not all, in the next edition we will highlight more activities coming up.

2010 Barbara Meddows' dressing of Earl Beauchamp's Spout

WELL DRESSING The theme of this year’s Well Dressing Festival is ‘Togetherness’ which ties nicely into the Royal Wedding happening on the same weekend. Around forty local springs will be decorated across the hills, which the organisers say makes theirs the biggest event of its kind in Britain. ‘Of course Derbyshire is well known for its well dressing traditions’ says Lionel Shorstone from the Malvern Spa Association, ‘and we enjoy some friendly rivalry with them about who puts on the best show!’ Since the royal couple have chosen Well Dressing Day to get married, the decorations will be put up on Thursday 28th April. They will remain in place until the evening of Tuesday 3rd May and during the bank holiday weekend there will be a full programme of events. Perhaps the highlight of the weekend is a donkey pilgrimage to St Ann’s Well, a reminder of how visitors to Malvern travelled around the hills in days gone by. There will also be guided tours to various sites both on foot and by minibus. Water blessing ceremonies are planned with the druidic ceremony taking place at Hayslad Spout on Monday 2nd May at 3pm. ‘The popularity of our festival seems to be growing’ says Lionel. ‘This year we’ve had a lot of enquiries from travel clubs and others interested in coming to see what we do’. You can obtain full details of the Festival events from the Tourist Information Office in Malvern on (01684) 892289.

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WALKING Malvern’s annual Walking Festival starts on 28th May and over a week there’ll be 38 walks ranging in difficulty from an easy ramble to a physically challenging multi-day walk. This year sees the introduction of a brand new ‘History Trail’, which will take in 63 miles of walking in the beautiful countryside between Malvern and Hereford, while remaining in sight of the hills over six days. There won’t be any overnight stops on the way, each morning walkers will be transported to the start point and brought back to Malvern each evening. One of the festival highlights is the Malvern Hills ‘End to End’ and so this year the organisers are making it a double event with a staggered start which will allow more people to join in. Even so, they’re warning that to be sure of a place you’ll need to book early. Many of the other walks follow a theme. This year there’s a five miles family walk called ‘Intro to the Malverns’ on the first day. Another takes in the middle hills of the ridge, and an evening walk called ‘Shades of Evening’ begins at 7pm from West Malvern. Once again, the rich and fascinating geological history of our area will form the basis of several walks along parts of the Geopark Way, a long distance route highlighting the incredible variety of local geological history. Other routes venture away from the hills, taking in parts of the Teme Valley and Wellington Heath. There’s a breakfast walk at The Old Hills in Callow End, and another walk at Alfrick. There will be walks with literary and artistic connections, and others investigating our heritage from prehistory, through Victorian times to the Second World War. As well as giving a start and estimated finish time, all the walks are graded, so you can choose whether you fancy something ‘Easy’, ‘Moderate’ or ‘Energetic’. Bookings for the festival can be made online, you can pop into the Tourist Information Office on Church Street in the centre of Malvern, or call them on (01684) 892289. www.malvern-hills.info

28 May - 5th June

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ARTS & FOOD MARKETS High Quality, Local Arts, Crafts, Food & Drink

saturday 2nd April

9.30am – 5.00pm Abbey Road - Malvern HANDMADE HIGH QUALITY PRODUCTS AT AFFORDABLE PRICES In association with:

saturday 30th April

9.30am – 5.00pm Abbey Road - Malvern

For Further details contact S Boffy on: 01886 880125

www.boffyartsandevents.com

GET YOUR BOOTS ON !

Anna Clifton designs and makes jewellery from recycled materials such as plastic bags and old aluminium cans. Anna had been living and working in Birmingham until last August when she moved both home and business to Malvern. “...I feel so lucky that I now live and work in such a beautiful and inspiring place...” Anna will be selling her jewellery at the Malvern Art and Food Market on the 2nd April and also runs jewellery making classes and parties as well as workshops for schools. For more information visit www.annaclifton.com or ring 07747691202.

Malvern Walking Festival 2011

Saturday 28 May to Sunday 5 June 2011 The full programme of 37 themed walks is now available, visit:

www.malvern-hills.info

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SPONSORED WALKS The Malvern Hills Walk for St Richard’s Hospice offers the chance to enjoy a good day out and raise money for a good cause at the same time. Hundreds of people are expected to take part in the event on Saturday 21st May with routes of 2 miles, 5 miles and 11 miles depending on your fitness. There’s no entry fee but participants are asked to donate their sponsorship money to St Richard’s. Last year more than 500 people helped to raise more than £22,000 towards the work of the hospice, which helps patients and their families who face cancer and other lifethreatening illnesses. Phillipa Jones who’s the Community Fundraiser for the Hospice says “This walk is a hugely popular event and appeals to all ages. The Malvern Hills are spectacular and give such panoramic views over the surrounding countryside. There is a choice of walks depending on your fitness levels and a great sense of camaraderie”. Individuals, families, and groups are all welcome, there will be catering on hand and first aiders will be in attendance to support the walkers. For more information call 01905 763963 or you can download a registration form at www.strichards.org.uk/malvernwalk

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On 25th June a one day walking event takes place in support of the NSPCC and Childline. Starting at Colwall Village Hall, walkers will cover 21 miles of local countryside around the hills over the course of a day. It’s the third time the challenge has taken place, and each time the route changes so that anybody who’s taken part in the past will face a new challenge this time around. Its a popular event. Last year three hundred walkers took part, helping to raise over £30,000 for the charity, which helps young people who are worried, in trouble, or in danger. The event doesn’t just rely on people walking, last time a team of a hundred volunteers helped make sure the day passed off successfully, and so if you can help, the organisers would like to hear from you. They also need experienced walkers to lead volunteers to and from marshal points and to act as ‘safety sweepers’, helping people towards the back of the group complete the walk. For more details call the ChildLine/NSPCC fundraising office on 0844 892 0217. There’s more information at www.nspcc.org.uk/get-involved/join-an-event/getactive/walk/HACK/HACK_wda72270.html

Saturday 25th June Up and coming events that will be covered in our May edition: Worcestershire Arts Trail 27 - 30 May www.worcsartstrail.org Worcestershire Literary Festival 17 - 27 June ‘Be Inspired, Be Entertained, Be Educated!’ www.worcslitfest.com And more!

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What’s On in April

Saturday 2 April

Saturday 2 & 30 April Saturday 2 April

Ladies Pamper Day & Shopping Day in aid of The Joanna Brown Trust. 11am - 3pm, Dyson Perrins C of E Sports College, Yates Hay Rd, Malvern, WR14 1WD. Come and enjoy a day of shopping and sample a variety of beauty and complementary therapies. Tickets £3 (to include tea/coffee). Children welcome. Arts & Food Markets - see advert page 45 High quality, local arts, crafts, food & drink. Abbey Rd, Malvern. 9.30am - 5pm Malvern Male Voice Choir Concert at St Edmunds Hall, College Rd, Malvern. 7.15pm for 7.30pm. Tickets in advance only £8 (children £4) available from Ray Worth 01684 892772. In aid of Cancer Research UK

Friday 8 April

Quiz Night Royal National Lifeboat Association Quiz Night at Hanley Swan Village Hall. 7pm for 7.30pm. Enter as a team of 4 or we can make up a team on the night. £8 includes a Fish & Chip supper. Licensed Bar. Phone for tickets 01684 575344

Monday 11 April

The Hill Poets at Great Malvern Hotel - 7pm start. Do come and join our small friendly group. We’d love to hear your own work or any work of others.

Tuesday 12 April

Malvern Small Business Forum 7pm - 9pm, Elgar Room, main Council Office next to Priory Lodge on the corner of Church Street and Avenue Road, Malvern. New members welcome. Meeting every 2nd Tuesday of the month. For more information go to our new website: www.msbf.biz Malvern

6, 13, 20 & 27 April

Malvern Sangha: Culturally Engaged Pureland Buddhism - 111 Belmont Rd, WR14 1PN. Meeting for Buddhist meditation/chanting and discussion. Followed by tea & biscuits. More info: www.malvernsangha.co.uk or call Rev’d Kaspalita or Fiona 01684 572444

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What’s On in April Saturday 16 April

Saturday 2, 16 & 30 April

RSPCA Gala Dinner And Charity Auction. The Bank House, Bransford, 7pm to midnight. Come and help us celebrate our 100th Anniversary. Tickets £35 each. www.rspca-worcester.co.uk 01905 20822

Happy Hoopers

HOOP LOCAL with Happy Hoopers family hula hoop session. 10am Malvern College Sports Complex - Woodshears Road. Wide range of hoops provided. Cost: Adult £4, Child £3.50 . Beginners welcome. Phone Paula for more details 07985 211555. Facebook: Happy Hoopers, paula@happyhoopers.co.uk / www.happyhoopers.co.uk

Sunday 17 April

Eastnor Bowling Open Day 2.30pm, Ledbury’s Deer Park. If you turn up on the day, call the Club House for directions on 01531 634530. For more info: call Rose Owen 01531 633010

28 April 3 May

Well Dressing With the theme ‘Togetherness’ there will be about 40 sites. A full programme of events will take place, including guided minibus tours and a town walk. for more information visit the Tourist Office in Malvern.

Monday 2 May

The Downs Malvern College Prep Open Day 9.30am - 4.30pm. For more info: 01684 544108 or www.thedowns.malcol.org

Country Market Days Home-made, Home-grown and Hand-crafted Every Friday Malvern Country Market 8.30 - 11.15am, Lyttleton Rooms, Church Street, Malvern Sat 16 April Malvern Farmers Market 9am - 2pm, Abbey Road, Malvern

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In April

April

Malvern Priory

Sun 3

10.30am Mothering Sunday Service

Wed 6

7.15pm Churches Together in Malvern Lent Talk ‘Love Mercy’ by Dr June Jones

Sat 16

12.00pm Organ Recital by Ben Sheen Organist at Christ Church Cathedral, Oxford

Sun 17

10.30am Palm sunday Service

Mon 18

- Wednesday 20 7.30pm Compline with a short adress

Wed 20

6.00pm YOMP (Youth of Malvern Priory) Easter Musical 2

Thu 21 Fri 22

7.30pm Holy communion followed by Vigil 10.00am Altogether Worship followed by hot cross buns 11.15am United Act of Witness in the Priory Grounds 12.00 to 3.00pm Three Hour Devotion led by Nigel Tween and Geoff Richardson of Regents Theological college

Sun 24

5.50am Sunrise Service at Worcestershire Beacon 10.30am Family Communion 6.30pm Choral Evensong

Mon 25

Bank holiday Welcome Day 11.00am to 4.00pm, free refreshments, Tower Open from 1.00pm to 4.00pm. Guided Tour at 2.00pm, live music and children’s entertainment.

Sat 30 Thursday 14 April

8.00pm Concert in aid of Break Through Breast Cancer Tickets £8 and £6 (concessions) available from the Parish Office. Churches Together in Malvern Lent Talk Walk Humbly with your God. Elim International Centre, West Malvern; 7.15pm Intimate Productions Presents

Storytelling Theatre

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6. Easter egg lost a spot 7. Easter egg missing 8. Mark missing from bear's tunny 9. Rabbit's tail 10. Bear's teeth

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Index Arts Anne Clifton Jewellery 45 Arts & Food Markets 45 Intimate Productions 52 Builders BHC Builder 13 B.Barnett Maintenance 13 DR Lloyd 9 Lee Hankins 13 SDG Constructions 5 Business Advice 23 Carpenters Greg Davies 13 M Goodger Carpentry 14 MH Furniture 14 Robert Adam Furniture 14 Carpets Classic Interiors 19 Hurrells Carpets 18 Cars Forward Motors 24 Cattery 53 Children/Families Eastnor Castle 47 Kumon 48 Once upon a Tree 50 The Downs 49 Classes & Training Dog Training 49 Happy Hoopers 51 Tutor 49 Dentist 34 Design Architectural Consultant 11 Hanley Interiors 16 Harcourt Design 11 Re-Fashion 43 Reeves Design 23 Sarah Jane Interiors 16 Websites 23 Dog Sitter 49 Financial advisors Cameron and Company 30 Smith Weale Associates 7 Flowers 21

Food & Drink Cold Chef 26 Hill Top Farm 27 Hodge Roast Catering 27 Outside Catering 27 The BranTub 27 Garden Branchworks 20 Dave Timms 21 Grange Farm Nursery 21 Jeremy Jackson FP Peter’s Gardens 20 Sheds 20 Watering Hole 20 Health & Fitness Aches & Pains Clinic 29 Audley Care 31 Chiropractic 33 Hearing Centre 31 Feng Shui 35 Lucy Walker 34 Malvern Foot Health 33 Milestone Swimming Club 51 MSJ Sport Centre 28 No 1 Hair & Beauty 35 Such Beauty 34 Well Woman Clinic 33 Holiday Appartment in Cyprus 39 B&B 51 Cyprus Penthouses 51 Happy Campers 47 Villa in Turkey 54 Home Improvements Clover 55 County Windows 10 Kendeen Plastics 8 Robson Ward 40 The M Curtain Maker 17 Shane Howells Ltd 10 Housekeeping Housekeepers of Malvern 17 Ironing Services 17 Malvern Cleaning Services 17 IT Computers inTown 24 Paintier & Decorator 14

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