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Editor’s message

Welcome to the June edition of All About ‘West of the Hills’.

June 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: Jam and strawberries (Bigstock photo) Graphic Design & Layout: All About Magazines Editorial: Sascha - 07906 573352 Advertising: Tina Palmer - 07952 591031 Distribution: All About West of the Hills is distributed to 2,800 homes and businesses Booking Deadline: For July - Friday 10 June

If you think the W.I. is only about Jam and Jerusalem then think again! In West Malvern a new group started earlier this year and part of its success has been its openness to new ideas. The members cover a wide variety of backgrounds and ages, all ideas are considered, and already they’re enjoying a great number of social activities. More than that, the members of the West Malvern W.I. are joining in with other social activities in the area, helping to bring new people into the British Legion and the Social Club, making new friends along the way. And yes, there is a jam making session coming up, because the members are embracing the traditions of an organisation who’s history in this country goes back almost a hundred years. But its about a lot more than that as well, something the area’s newest group is rightly proud of. Don’t forget if you run a local group, or know of someone you’d like to see us feature, then please get in touch, we’d love to hear your story.

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Contents Features 6 West Malven WI 10 The Courtyard 14 Charringtons 22 Buckingham House Dental Practice

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Regulars 16 Bluebell Woods 20 Health: Sunshine 26 Green Fingers 30 Notice Board 34 All About...Geofest 38 What’s On in June 44 Community Pages 46 Index

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West Malvern Vicki Walker the group’s President tells us about their group. because its a new group, our members have the ‘There used to be a Women’s Institute Group in West chance to shape it into what they want, they’re not Malvern but that finished a few years ago. I had joining an established group with established ways the idea of setting up a new group after watching of doing things. We meet once a month in the hall at a documentary about a woman on the Isle of St James’ Primary School. We’ve just had a cheese White doing a similar thing. We held a preliminary and wine tasting evening which was great fun, we’ve meeting in December when we were amazed at the also had a zumba dancing session and a ‘swishing’ enthusiastic response! Thanks to that we’re already evening, where members brought along clothing one of the largest groups in the area with around 50 accessories and swapped them for others. Our talks members. have included Caro Sweet a local sculptor and a Our members cover a wide range of ages, the woman who has fostered a total of one hundred majority are aged between 30 & 60 years old. The children, who talked about the importance and the broad range of ages is a benefit, different people rewards of what she’s done. bring different outlooks. It enriches all our lives, it would be boring if the only people I mixed with As a committee we did worry at first that our were other mums from school. Different members programme of meetings might not appeal to suggesting speakers also gives us a great variety of everyone, but its been surprising that actually our subjects and it broadens members are willing to try the range of activities all sorts of things. Next ‘I think part of the appeal because there are so month we’re trying our many different ideas. Its a is that because its a new hand at jam making, which good mix of people from everybody wanted to try. group, our members have the village, a really nice I know its part of the ‘Jam mix. & Jerusalem’ stereotype the chance to shape it into of the WI, but actually When it came to setting what they want’ I think younger people up the group there were are embracing the older many more things to think values of the WI, we’re really keen to learn some about than I realised. Fortunately the Worcestershire traditional skills and crafts. Federation of WIs gave us some fantastic help and support. After we initially approached them we were As well as the regular meetings we’re establishing given an adviser who explained what we had to do. some ‘off-shoot’ clubs. There’s a book club and a There are certain rules that every group must stick walking club which will meet at other times, they to, for example there must be eleven meetings a remain under the WI umbrella but offer members the year and minutes must be kept. The meetings must chance to enjoy something else. Our members are also be free, in other also joining in with other social activities locally, a words if we organise few of us have started going to the bingo at the West an activity we can’t Malvern Social Club and we’re looking at entering a charge extra money. team in the skittles league at the Royal British Legion Beyond that we Club. They’ve been so welcoming and we’re keen to can do more or less support them. We’re helping re-ignite interest in those what we like, its very places and we’re meeting new people, mixing up the flexible. community a bit. The WI does campaign on a number of issues I think part of the and we’ve been voting on national resolutions. appeal is that

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WI Any member can put forward an idea which could ultimately be chosen as the national campaign. At the moment the issues being looked at are library closures and the development of ‘mega-farms’. These are contentious issues and I was surprised at how interested people were in these subjects, people were really asking questions and debating them.

The group having a Zumba class with Dawn-Marie Wedlock

I’ve enjoyed being President and the work has been manageable so far. We have a good committee, there are eight of us and at the first meeting the Federation’s advisers basically told us all that we had to take on a role. Fortunately that means the work is spread out so its not too much. We’re all really enjoying it!’

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The Courtyard

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Just a few weeks since they opened, businesses in The Courtyard say they’re receiving a really positive response from visitors to the new shopping area in the heart of the town centre. The idea to convert part of the extensive property into a cosy courtyard came from Adrian Ward, who for many years has run Robson Ward, a successful furniture business at the premises on Belle Vue Terrace. The shops add something unique to the town centre as well as offering a useful place to buy gifts and fashion accessories. Among the traders is Nik Nak Noo, which describes itself as a ‘gorgeous gift shop’ offering affordable presents that are tailored to suit everyone’s needs. If you can’t make it into town, the owner Vicky also sells her products online and will deliver for free to any address within the WR14 postcode area; the website address and product examples are in the advert below. The next step for The Courtyard is the opening of a cafe. They now have planning permission and are keen to hear from anybody who’s interested in running it. For other businesses, there is still some space available to open for business within the complex. Over coming weeks, look out for all kinds of different events, including food demonstrations, face painting and fashion shows. You can visit The Courtyard between 10am and 5pm from Monday to Saturday or contact them direct (details on page 12). The many local fans of Zinnia’s fabulously comfortable, brightly coloured suede and leather footwear will be pleased to hear that the launch of The Zinnia Shoe Boutique in Malvern’s Courtyard Shopping Experience on Belle Vue Terrace has met with tremendous success. ‘As a small family-run business, it was a big extra commitment,’ says co-director Victoria El-Bay, ‘but we love being part of the Courtyard and we’re delighted with the response we’ve received’.

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Charringtons Charringtons floors and interiors nestles in the heart of west Malvern, next door to St. James school on West Malvern road. The proprietor, Peter Westmacott, shares over 40 years experience in the flooring and building trade, contract and domestic, with good humour and great attention to detail. The Charringtons team can deliver a comprehensive service – from building advice and preparatory work to the final interior design. Charringtons welcoming showroom has an amazing selection of the finest flooring materials including; wood, marble, travertine, carpet, ceramics tiles and vinyl. Our range of wood, marble, travertine and natural stone is unbeatable in the local area. The comprehensive carpet and vinyl selection is complemented with modern products including Karndean, Amtico, Cavalio, Camaro and unnatural flooring. We source ALL wood flooring – including innovative products unavailable elsewhere. The ability to finish wood onsite to exactly match clients’ requirements makes us unique in the three counties. Charringtons expertise in providing site-specific quality flooring has seen us become the ‘first port of call’ for homes and businesses. Our website www.charringtonsfloors.co.uk. Shows examples of our installations along with VIP clients that continue to use our services. Appointments may be made for consultations at the showroom, or at location, and we are open to browse Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays 10am – 3pm. We offer a complete, no obligation measuring and quotation service.

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Bluebell Woods By Helen Stace

Fragrant, blue sheets of bluebells are the quintessential evocation of an English spring and we are lucky to have fantastic displays on the bracken slopes of the Malvern Hills and in our local woods. Bluebells, like many other woodland plants, flower before the trees come into leaf to catch the spring sunshine. They are adapted to survive the rest of the year in dappled shade. In Park Wood, they had been starting to die out, so the Malvern Hills Conservators have been working with Dave Jackson of Wildwood Coppice Crafts to restore this hidden treasure. Historically this wood was a ‘coppice with standards’ - where oak and other trees were left to mature and harvested in rotation for timber, whilst the hazel shrubs beneath were cut regularly so that the branches would re-grow for harvesting at varying ages and thickness to provide bean poles, fuel for the lime kilns, firewood, materials for hazel hurdles and other woodland products. This allows spring flowers to flourish in profusion and maintains warm sunny areas within the wood for butterflies and other wildlife. Without this management the timber trees grow too dense and start to shade out these hazel bushes and woodland flowers. Restoration of coppice to productive use is a difficult art. In Park Wood this is being done on rotation in a series of small coupes. The coupe pattern has

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been planned carefully to create a good mosaic and improve the connections between some key butterfly areas, whilst retaining some non-intervention areas. As each coupe is managed for the first time, tall densely grown trees must be thinned judiciously to allow more light onto the woodland floor. The trees are selected to preserve a range of species and ages, some trees good for timber and some good for wildlife. Some large trees have to be felled to achieve a good balance and density of standards. Beneath the timber trees, the hazel bushes are coppiced – cut back to the ground and encouraged to re-grow. Where the hazel is rather sparse and spindly, various techniques are being used to promote re-growth and new hazels are planted to fill the gaps. To ensure that there are standards in the future, more oak, cherry and ash are also being planted. If you would like to help or learn more about coppice crafts, you can find more information via the website; www.wildwoodcrafts/parkwood.html

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Sunshine By Allison Maxwell from Colwall Vitamin D is sometimes referred to as the sunshine vitamin. Light hitting the skin from the sun’s rays stimulates the production of this vitamin and hormone. This is great news for those people living in countries with warm climates and clear skies. But for those of us in colder, cloudier climates, we rely on a sufficient intake from the foods we eat. This could explain why Native Inuit people in Alaska eat so much fish; a compensation for the lack of available daylight during much of the year. We all know that too much sun can be dangerous, as it brings an increased risk of skin cancer. But do the lengths we go to protect ourselves from this actually take their toll on our health in other ways?

Why is vitamin D important?

It is widely accepted that vitamin D is important for bone health but new research has suggested that a deficiency of vitamin D could play a part in a wide-range of diseases from multiple sclerosis to rheumatoid arthritis, type 1 diabetes as well as some cancers and even dementia. Many of these diseases are more common in the northern hemisphere than in sunnier climates. For instance, Scotland has one of the highest rates of multiple sclerosis in the world, whereas the disease is virtually unknown in Africa. However I should stress that any link remains unproven and more research is needed.

Getting Vitamin D

Most vitamin D is synthesised in the body by the absorption of sunlight. Because we spend such little time with our bodies exposed to the sun, research suggests that up to 85% of people could be deficient in vitamin D without ever knowing it. The Food

Nature’s elixir or a health risk? Standards Agency says a healthy diet plus ‘a little’ exposure to sun should give us all the vitamin D we need. Around 15 minutes of sunlight daily is enough for most people. The further north of the equator you live, the harder it is to get this opportunity and if you work indoors its even harder. You can’t cram all of your sun exposure into a two or three week holiday and expect to experience the benefits, in any case its safer not to try! Frequent, short bursts are best.

Ensuring adequate intake of vitamin D

Relatively few foods naturally contain vitamin D, the most abundant being oily fish like salmon, sardines and mackerel or cod liver oil. Because of limited natural sources, foods such as milk and breakfast cereals are fortified with Vitamin D. Many scientists now believe we need 1,000 IU per day of vitamin D (IU = international units, a measure of vitamin potency) to avoid deficiency. For reference, a salmon serving contains about 360 IU, a glass of fortified milk about 100 IU and a tablespoon of cod liver oil 1300+ IU. In comparison, full-body sunbathing for a short period of time that will produce 10,000-20,000 IU of vitamin D, the equivalent of 100 to 200 glasses of fortified milk. Remember however that no vitamin D will be generated in short-daylight months above certain latitudes. In these periods it could be sensible to consume a supplement. The Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition are currently reviewing the Dietary Reference Values for vitamin D intake and will be making recommendations later this year.

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Buckingham House Dental Practice Something to Smile about!

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cone-shaped clouds of flowers. They are very popular because they produce their abundant blooms when planted in full shade and damp, or even waterlogged earth. Although they respond best to a rich soil, as do most plants, Astilbes also grow well in difficult to work clay soils. Virtually pest and disease free, these plants are very easy to grow. They are a beautiful plant to use as a feature beside a pond. While they prefer shade or partial shade, they can also cope with full sun as long as they are given plenty of water. Their flowers bloom for a long time and come in shades of red, pink and white. They don’t even need to be deadheaded as the flowers still look attractive when dried on the plant. Cut stems back in spring and divide clumps every four to five years. Astilbes are a must-have plant for every garden in a spot that doesn’t support anything else. They brighten up the shade in outstanding fashion.

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Notice Board

West Malvern Playing Fields Sat 18 June

July Deadline: Mon 13 June Macmillan Summer Supper Centenary Celebration Saturday 2nd July The Homestead, Old Church Road, Colwall Canapes & Coctails at 7pm

Starters Fish Course Main Course Dessert Cheese Coffee and Sweets Wine included

2.30pm - 10pm

to celebrate 65th Anniversary of West Malvern Royal British Legion

Fun Day Afternoon Jazz

with Worcester Source City Sound

Evening 20 piece Swing Band with Trevor Enemy

10pm Fireworks Finale Stalls, Bar, Teas, Strawberries & Cream, Face Painting, Tombola, Raffle, BBQ, Pig Roast, Bouncy Castle, Mini Club Exhibition £5 Adults, £3 Children, Family Ticket £12 Free Car Parking

Tickets £30 a head, limited numbers If the weather is suitable it will be held outside. Book your place by telephoning Jenni Griggs on 01684 540533

2011 Scarecrow Day Sunday 10th July 2 - 5pm, Colwall All proceeds will go to St Micheals Hostpice More details : from Leita Tame 540030 or Gillian Hancock 540031

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All About... ...Geofest The geological diversity of Malvern and the wider area is celebrated in June with ‘Geofest’; a month long festival encompassing many different walks and events. Its organised by the Herefordshire and Worcestershire Earth Heritage Trust, and Natalie Watkins tells us more.

W hat is Geofest? Its a chance for us to highlight and

promote the amazing variety of our local geological history through a series of events and activities. This is the 2nd year that GeoFest has been running and we hope it will be as much fun this year as the last time around.

What’s the best thing about the festival?

Of course at the same time they are able to go into greater detail for any amateur or professional geologists who choose to come along.

Can you outline some of the highlights this year?

I think its the great variety of events; there should be something to suit all tastes. Some of the walks and quarry visits will take you to places that aren’t often visited; even if you live close by you might not even be aware of their existence. The people guiding the walks are very knowledgeable and this is an informal opportunity to learn much more about the amazing area in which we live. The festival isn’t focussed solely on geology and landscape; there are also events exploring the biodiversity and history of the area. We’ve included several activities aimed specifically at families.

Is there something in the festival for non-geologists?

All events are aimed at the non-geologists, so don’t worry, no specialised knowledge is required! Its just a chance to get out and enjoy yourself, the walks themselves follow some lovely routes. The guides are well used to delivering geology and landscape interpretation at a level understandable by the non-geologists.

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There’s so much going on I can only offer a flavour of some of the events here. We have guided walks through the hills around Alfrick and Suckley, followed a week later by a guided Walk exploring the geology and landscape around Tank Quarry in North Malvern. For those who prefer their geology from the comfort of a chair, we have a talk on 28th June called ‘Volcanoes, Earthquakes and Tsunamis’, when Dr Paul Olver will explain more about how the earth moves. The Rock and Fossil Roadshow rolls into Malvern on Saturday 2nd July, when parents & children can make their own fossil, try their hand at a bit of dinosaur detective work and enjoy many more fun activities. The festival continues in July with more guided walks around Ledbury, Colwall, Mathon & West Malvern.

Digging for fossils at a Rock and Fossil Roadshow

where can people get more information?

GeoFest leaflets can be picked up from libraries, local tourist information centres and from many other tourist attractions throughout the wider area. There’s a comprehensive listing of events on our website, which you can find at www. EarthHeritageTrust.org Exploring the geology and industrial archaeology on a guided walk through the Wyre Forest coalfield. Former Hunthouse Colliery.

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What’s on

In June

2-4 June

Colwall Players Present ‘Kindertransport’ by Diane Samuels Colwall Players’ production will be performed in traverse at Colwall Village Hall from 2-4 June 2011 at 7.30pm. Tickets £7 (£4 U16) from John Goodwin (01684 540300).

Friday 4 June

Small Business Breakfast 7.30am, Blue Ginger Gallery, Cradley. Social gathering for local business owners. New members welcome. £3 which includes a very tasty breakfast.

Monday 6June Saturday 11 June Saturday 21 May

Sunday 12 June

Wyche & Colwall Horticultural Society Graceful Grasses and First Rate Ferns by Roger Turner - Architect, garden designer and author. 7.30pm Colwall Village Hall. Visitors £3.50 Monkey Island Summer Fete 3pm until late. In aid of St Michael’s Hospice. Bring your Monkey Island Passport to receive a Visa for the day plus a drinks voucher. Steel band, afternoon BBQ, Bar, ice cream, many fun games and stalls, plus ‘guess the weight of Vinnie the kit car’, Monkey Island tug of war, tombola till 5pm, then from 5.30pm hog roast, Bar, music and Grand Raffle. Car Parking in Farmers Arms Car Park, the Common and Horse Rd. Limited disabled parking in car park. Call Simon on: 01531 634777 or email: simon.horrick@btinternet.com for more details. Scarecrow Sunday - Eastnor Bowling Club, Eastnor Deer Park Do come and join us. The day will bring various events and competitions, including a ‘scarecrow’ competition with both adults an children’s sections, a cake stall, books, tombola, price draw, bowls equipment sale and refreshments. Scarecrow Fancy Dress Competition. Further info & details on how to enter the Eastnor Deer park: Cynthia Brookes 01684 891235 or cynthiambrookes@sky.com

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What’s on In June Saturday 18 June 24 - 26 June

Saturday 4 & 18 June 2 & 16 July

Song Recital, Church of St James The Great, Colwall by Nicholas Clapton (counter-tenor), accompanied by Pianist Jennifer Partridge. 7.45pm for 8pm. More information on the Notice Board, on page 30 3 Villages Festival, Cradley A three day festival, jointly organised by the villages of Cradley, Storridge and Mathon. Key events: Masquerade Parades, the Play ‘Mistery and Merriment’ (see page 47 for more details), a Masked Ball, Mask Tableaux, Festival Street Market, Festival Concert. For more details please look at www.3villagesfestival.com. As well as a box office on-line tickets are available from the Post Office and Stores in the centre of Cradley and from The Butcher’s, Bosbury Road. Further info from either Peter Diamond 01886 880367 (participants) or Ian Dampney 01886 880316 (visitors).

Happy Hoopers

10 - 11am Malvern College Sports Complex - Woodshears Road, WR14 3EP. Wide range of hoops provided. Cost: Adult £4, Child £3.50 . Beginners welcome. Contact Paula for more details 07985 211555. Facebook: Happy Hoopers, paula@happyhoopers.co.uk / www.happyhoopers.co.uk (also workshops, parties, etc) Country Market Days Home-made, Home-grown and Hand-crafted

Every Friday Every Friday Sat 18 June Fri 10 June

Ledbury Country Market 8.30am - 12noon, St Katherine’s Hall, High Street, Ledbury Malvern Country Market 8.30 - 11.15am, Lyttleton Rooms, Church Street, Malvern Malvern Farmers Market 9am - 2pm, Abby Road, Malvern West Malvern Community Market 3.15pm, Hall of St James CofE Primary School on West Malvern Road

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What’s on

In June/July

30 June 2 July

Bosbury Players present ‘The Day after the Fair’ by Frank Harvey (based on a story by Thomas Hardy) 30th June, 1 & 2nd July at 7.30 pm in Bosbury Parish Hall Tickets: £8 (£5 U16) (U16 free on 30th June) A romantic story of love and mistaken identity set in late Victorian England.

16 & 17 July

Garden open at 21 Woodfarm Road, Malvern Wells WR14 4PL Small plantswoman’s garden featuring a wide range of hardy herbaceous perennials & shrubs, many with coloured foliage. “A Visual Feast”! NGS gardens open for Charity: 2 - 5pm, admission £2.50 (children free). Private visits welcome by appointment - 01684 563446 or email david@briggs34.wanadoo.co.uk 2 miles South of Great Malvern. Off B4209 (Hanley Rd) close to Jct with A449 signed Worcestershire Golf Club. Park on road immediately on entering Woodfarm Road (No Coaches).

Public Opening Times Every Sunday from 5th June – 25th September and Sunday to Thursday from 17th July – 31st August Castle and Grounds open 11.00am – 4.30pm (last admission 4.00pm)

Emergency SOS Day! Sunday 5th June

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Community Pages

Clubs, Societies, Groups, Classes Colwall Bright Sparks Colwall Pre-School Colwall Village Hall, Mill Lane. Monday to Friday 9.30am 12pm/lunch - 1pm, during term time. For children of 2yrs and 6 months to school age. Jean 01684 540061 or Sue 01684 575548.

Colwall Cricket Club With 4 Saturday League teams, a Ladies team and juniors they are blessed with a great number of volunteers, but always need more. Visit http://colwall.play-cricket.com Colwall Greener A group of Colwall residents committed to helping Colwall prepare and adapt to the demands of Global Warming and Peak Oil. Open to all. Robin 01684 540 284 or visit www. greener.colwall.info Colwall Orchard Group New volunteers are always welcome, we have lots of different things we still want to do. www.colwallvillagegarden.org or contact Helen Stace on 01684 540569 Colwall Rotary Club Meets on Thursdays at 8.00pm at Malvern Hills Hotel. If you are interested in coming along and finding out more about Rotary and our charitable work, please contact Alan Torbet on 01684 899227 or www.colwallrotary.org.uk Malvern Gym Club An informal clamber club which meets 10-11am every Wednesday during term-times at the new gym, the Downs Malvern College Prep School, Brockhill Rd, Colwall. Run by local mums, only £5 per term, per family. Great fun for active toddlers - good range of equipement and loads of space. Call Alison 01684 567777 Colwall Probus Club Founded in 1984 to be a meeting point for retired professional and business men, resident in the Parish of Colwall. Meetings twice monthly on a Monday morning at Colwall Park Hotel. Newcomers welcome. Contact Guy Houghton 01684 540158 for membership rules and information. Colwallprobus@msn.com Colwall Singers is a ladies choir meeting in Colwall Village Hall on Tuesday evenings at 7.45 during term time. We give concerts in aid of various charities. Newcomers very welcome, especially second soprano or alto! Liz 01684 561278. Colwall Playgroup At Colwall Village Hall, Mill Lane. Monday 1.45 - 3.15, £1.50/ family. A range of toys and activities for children to do from babies to pre-school. Contact Louise 01684 541495. Colwall Wildlife Group Organises three indoor meetings a year between late autumn and early spring, one all day wetland visit by coach. Some record birds visiting their garden. Contact Derek Turner 540318 Colwall Golfers - Date for diary This year’s spring meeting will be held at Upper Sapey Golf Club on Friday 6 May 2011, starting 9.30am, concluding with ‘all day breakfast’ at lunchtime! Contact person: Derek Turner (540318) Colwall Ladies Club Members meet on the second Thursday in the month at the

Colwall Village Hall. Coffee at 10am is followed by a talk or demonstration. New members welcome. Contact Liz Daniel 01684 540904 for more details Colwall Village Society a group of local people (over 200) with an interest in the wellbeing and history of Colwall. 3/4 public meetings per year, on subjects of local interest. Membership £5 py Come and join us. Membership Secretary Margaret Matthews, PO Box 64, Malvern, WR14 4WE The Chasers International Men of Stell Cricket Team A friendly and social pub cricket team, based at The Chase in Upper Colwall. Cricket fixtures and various events. All abilities welcome. Jamie 01684 541022 or 07977 115478 Wyche and Colwall Horticultural Society For anybody with an interest in gardening. Meets on the first Monday of every month at Colwall Village Hall. Free coffee and biscuits from 7pm. Talks and demonstrations from 7.30pm. Membership £10 per year, or come as a visitor £3.50 a meeting. Further details Margaret White 01684 540931 Colwall WI We meet on the 2nd Monday of the month at the Colwall Village Hall at 7.00pm. Following a short business and information session and refreshments, we enjoy a varied programme of talks and demonstrations. Visitors and new members welcome. Cath Blackwell 01684 540020 Colwall Players Colwall Players is a local group of performers that has been bringing live entertainment for over twenty years. Apart from coming to presentations you could be part of one. For more info visit www.colwallplayers.org Colwall Mothers’ Union MU has 4 million members in 70 countries. It promotes marriage and family life. In Colwall we normally meet with a speaker on the 1st Thursday of the month at 2.15 in the Ale House by St James’ Church. Visitors welcome. Contact Jill Wittington 540590

Cradley Cradley Sports Club Cradley Sports Club currently provides sporting opportunities for young people within a ten mile radius of Cradley. This includes football and cricket (in season) See www.cradleysportsclub.co.uk or 01886 880081. Cradley, Storridge & Mathon Royal British Legion Supports ex service personnel. This Legion Club is a lively place, with two full sized snooker tables, a pool table, a skittle ally and regular entertainment. Small Business Breakfast, Cradley Is a friendly informal group of small business owners who meet on the first Friday of every month from 7.30 am in the Blue Ginger Gallery, Cradley. A £3 continental breakfast is available Newcomers welcome. Contact Miles Meager 01886 880964 or milesmeager@mi-frame.co.uk Cradley, Mathon & Storridge Art Group Meet every 2nd and 4rd Wednesday of the month at Storridge Village Hall at 2pm. We are a friendly informal bunch of all levels of ability. Newcomers will be most welcome. Storridge WI Meet every 2nd Thursday of the month at 7.30pm in the village hall. Interesting talks, demonstrations and outings. Ring Joan Prosser for more info: 01886 880813


Storridge Parish Church holds weekly traditional BCP based services. Matins on 1st and 4th Sundays at 9.30am. Holy Communion on 2nd Sundays at 8.30am and on 3rd Sundays at 9.30am. Please come and join us in friednly worship. 01886 880348

Mathon Mathon, Cradley and Storridge Tennis Club Situated between Colwall and Mathon, welcomes new members for friendly social or competitive tennis. Play all year round on three all-weather courts. For information Mrs Pat Pugh on 01531 640682 or Bob Hamilton on 01684 540836. Mathon Parish Church Holds weekly services: 1st Sunday - Parish Communion at 9.30 am, 2nd Sunday - Mattins at 9.30am, 3rd Sunday Lay-led Mattins at 9.30am, 4th Sunday - Holy Communion at 8.30am, 5th Sunday (when relevant) - In one of the three Parish churches (Cradley, Mathon or Storridge) at various times.

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West Malvern Irish Dancers Classes with the award winning Sean Eireann McMahon Academy of Irish Dancing, during school term time: Fridays 4.30 - 6.30pm, at Malvern Village Hall. For boys and girls all ages. Beginners welcome. Ruth (parent) 01684 568613 or Rose (tutor) on 07976 6914686

West Malvern Royal British Legion Club Skittle Alley, Darts Crib, Live entertainment. Sunday night Honey Bingo. All welcome, always looking for new members. Tel 07985 133691 for more details. Lower Road West Malvern Baby & Toddler Group Meets 10-12 every Friday, during term-time at West Malvern Village Hall. Friendly group, lots of toys and activities. £1.50 per family per session. Contact Alison 01684 567777 Meditation in West Malvern Small friendly group meeting weekly for one hour in early evening and monthly on Sunday. Format is silent mediation as in Zen (sitting then walking) Anyone with compatible practice is welcome. Email malvernmeditation@talktalk.net or call 07816578815 West Malvern Social Club Music Session every Sunday 9pm (folk, country, jazz, roots). Fortnightly Bingo. Licensed bar with stage available for hire for parties and events. 145 West Malvern Rd, WR14 4AY 01684 576732

Malvern Hills & Ledbury Malvern Hills Freecycle A Free Recycling Resource. To find out more you can find a link to Malvern Hills Freecycle group at www.freecycle.org Plastic Bags – No Thanks! Is a local project led by local people to reduce the use and irresponsible disposal of plastic carrier bags. www.plasticbagsnothanks.org Ledbury Children’s Centre Provides activities and services for U5’s and their families in Ledbury and surrounding areas. For more details please contact 01432 383840 Malvern Social Group Monthly social evenings and a varied programme of activities organised by members. This is a non-profit group run by volunteers and is not a dating club. New members welcome. Further info on 08450 957984 or info@malvernsocial.org.uk

Transport Ring & Ride Based in Ledbury urgently need volunteer drivers from the Colwall - Cradley area to support people in these communities with transport. Please ring 01531 636333 Citizens Advice Bureau @ Malvern or Ledbury For advice that makes a difference - it’s free and confidential and can cover money matters, employment problems, housing, consumer rights, personal problems, taxes, land... Ring 01684 563611 for Malvern or 01432 377599 for the FOR THOSE WHO WANT TO VOLUNTEER Community Voluntary Action Ledbury 01531 635339 Malvern Community Action 01684 892381 Malvern Hills Volunteering 01684 862151 Or visit www.do-it.org.uk to search for volunteering near you Malvern Small Business Forum Provides a meeting place for small businesses - including established business, those who have just started and those considering starting up. Monthly meetings. For more information 01684 862151 (Simon Smith or Joel Killer) or www.malvernhills.gov.uk/business The Hills Bridge Club A duplicate bridge club for improvers. Meet at Mathon Village Hall, Thursdays 7 for 7.15pmContact 01684 541227 www.bridgewebs.com/hills Malvern Hills Lions Club we meet on 2nd and 4th Monday each month at the Great Malvern Hotel, Malvern, 8pm. If you are interested or want to know more about us and helping out at Charity Events all welcome. Geoff Lewis, phone 0845 8337439 www.malvernlions.org.uk

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Malvern Hills Badminton Summer Club Enjoy competitive badminton at a friendly club? Come and ‘Pay & Play’ with us at Dyson Perrins Sports Hall, Yates Hay Rd, Malvern, WR14 1WD. Every Monday from 8pm - 10pm througout May to August. £4.50 (or £3 for students). Contact Pauline on 01684 574774 or just turn up

Ladies Self Protection Course Going to University, Travelling, Being Bullied, Affraid to go out, Want to improve your Self Confidence? The 6 week (1.5 hours per week) course is aimed at ladies (15 and over) wishing to develop a basic understanding of self defence knowledge and techniques. Course starts 6th June from 6.30pm to 8.00pm at St Andrews Church Hall in Malvern. For more details: 07986932430 or info@stayingaliveselfdefence.co.uk


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