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Bosbury, Colwall, Cradley, Coddington, Mathon, Storridge, Wellington Heath, West Malvern

In this edition Jubilee Celebrations Local People Summer Events

And all about keeping Bees! See page 28

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Welcome to the June edition of

All About ‘West of the Hills’ Published & edited by:

Sascha McDonald, All About Local Magazines Ltd Colwall, Worcestershire WR13 6QN sascha@allabout-local.com www.allabout-local.com www.facebook.com/allaboutmagazines www.twitter.com/allaboutmalvern

Editorial: Sascha - 07906 573352 Advertising: Tina Palmer - 07952 591031 Distribution:

All About West of the Hills is distributed to 3,000 homes and businesses.

Editor’s message Photo by Lucasnorth.com

June 2012

Summer is nearly there! At the very start of this month our local Jubilee events will be in full swing. London might be host to the Queen’s large, grand celebrations, but I like to think we’re more blessed with a range of better quality events on our doorstep. Our local villages will enjoy events with the community at their heart. It’s a chance to chat to neighbours and introduce ourselves to people who we might recognise but not always find the time to talk to. I shall be setting up a stand at the Colwall Picnic on the Cricket Club field, thanks to the kind permission of the organisers. This magazine also puts the community at its heart, so if there’s something you’d like to see us promote then let me know. I hope to see you then!

Have a great month,

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Front page: Photo by the Colwall Allotment Association

Advertiser Information Deadlines for July 2012 issue:

Advertisement booking/cancellation: Friday 15 June What’s On/Notice Board: Monday, 18 June Advertisement copy: Monday, 18 June Whilst every care is taken to ensure accuracy, the publishers cannot accept responsibility for loss, damage or omission caused by error in the printing of the advert.

All artwork is accepted on the strict condition that permission has been given for use in the publication. Adverts are accepted under the understanding that descriptions of goods and services are fair and accurate. All About Magazines does not endorse any advertising material included within this publication. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in any retrieval system or transmitted in any form - electronic, mechanical, photocopying or otherwise without prior consent of the publisher. All About Local Magazines Ltd is registered in England and Wales Company No. 7200758

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Contents Features Keeping Bees Belle Beauty

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The Trees

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MalvernHills.com Extraordinary Paint Lizzy’s Recipe NCT

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28 26 40

Regulars Green Fingers

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Notice Board 32 What’s On 36 & 38 Local Groups 43 Community Focus 44 Index

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keeping bees Chris Kirk took up bee keeping three years ago, ‘to give me something worthwhile to do after retirement’. It’s turned into a fascinating hobby and here he tells us more.

“Am I hooked? Most certainly and there is so much to learn about these fascinating creatures, so I can’t see myself stopping for many years, although its harder work than I thought.”

The first year was a complete failure! Having said that I was fortunate to have some really good mentors. My brother in law is an experienced bee keeper who’s been doing it for 30 years. Today he keeps 30 hives. I also received a lot of valuable advice from the Malvern & Upton Beekeepers as well as the Herefordshire Beekeepers, both of which I am a member. Having said that, this is no exact science, let’s just say the bees don’t read the same books that we do! It is a well known saying that if you have five beekeepers in a room, you’ll have twelve different opinions, in other words there’s not always a right or a wrong way with bees. In my first year I had two hives; the bees given to me by my brother in law and the hives by someone else. In the first hive the queen died, and the second hive contracted a dangerous bee disease called American Foul Brood, which is a legally reportable disease. A Government Inspector visited, confirmed it was indeed infested, and so we had to put down the bees, burn all the equipment and bury it. A 10 Kilometre area is considered the danger area for this disease and that produced 21 registered beekeepers; all of whom were informed to check their colonies. If you think a bee can fly between 3 and 5 miles, you can see how they might have infected other colonies. I wasn’t put off by the disaster. In the second year I had three hives, one at home, another in Great Malvern and a third in West Malvern. This last did amazingly well, I think because it was very close to

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Main feature the grounds of the Elim College, which has extensive gardens, its also near many other well stocked gardens and gives the bees access to the hills. They must have loved it because they produced a bumper harvest of honey! Extracting honey for the first time can only be described as a very sticky job! You take the honeycomb out of the hive, and put it into a contraption a little bit like a spin dryer. As the comb spins around, the honey is spun out and drips down into a bucket. Unfortunately our efforts also created a fine mist of honey in the air and by the time we’d finished, everything in our kitchen was coated! Most of the honey was sold with a good proportion of the money going to my local charity(Community Action, Malvern & District). I have to say the first tastes of our own local honey were absolutely wonderful. We now use it in cooking, baking and have also started making our own Mead. Sadly my productive bees decided to swarm and flew away. Swarming is a natural thing for them to do as they need to reproduce and all Honey Bees do this. Its not irresponsible beekeeping but something the keeper has to try and manage. The skill of the beekeeper is to recognise the signs, persuade them that they have swarmed and keep the bees within the colony. Last year our beekeeping branch received around forty reports from the public of swarms, we do try to go out and deal with them, as a service to the community. Of course if you manage to recover them it could provide a free colony of bees for the future, but we can’t always help, especially if they are high up or in wall cavities. This is now my third year of beekeeping, the weather’s been so poor this year that the bees have suffered. They were confused by a warm early spring, followed by a cold and wet later period, but weren’t we all? They won’t leave the hive if the temperature drops lower than 8 or 9 celsius. If they’re caught out by cold weather they can’t fly back to the hive and they die. Last year I had one of my first magical experiences with bees. I spotted one bee that appeared to be dead on the ground carrying two full loads of pollen. As I held it in the palm of my

hand trying to see why it had died, the heat from my body warmed it sufficiently for it to come back to life, and fly back to its hive. Having said that, a colony can survive extreme temperatures; dampness is the killer. When we had winter temperatures of minus 16 the hive was fine, and the snow on the roof even melted a little from the bees’ heat. They survive by clumping together in a ball, with the Queen in the middle and buzzing their wings to generate heat. The bees on the outside are replaced by other bees from the warmer inner, so they constantly shift position. This year milder conditions allowed them to start gathering pollen early but then a cold snap confused them and so they began eating their food reserves. They will starve if weather conditions are wrong so this is a critical time. We have to provide extra food in the form of a sugar solution to help them through the difficult times. Am I hooked? Most certainly and there is so much to learn about these fascinating creatures, so I can’t see myself stopping for many years, although its harder work than I thought. I’m happy to share my enthusiasm with others, because bees are such important creatures. So I’m just starting to give talks locally on the subject, and my first bookings are for a local Probus Club and the Colwall WI. If you’re interested in bee keeping, I suggest getting in touch with the Malvern & Upton Beekeepers or Herefordshire Beekeepers Association. These are the nearest local groups who run courses and will help you find out more about bees in a safe and friendly environment.

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I was thrilled to be invited along to Belle Beauty to try out the new Guinot Hydradermie² Lift Deluxe facial. This is the ultimate treatment in Guinot’s Hydradermie² range, combining the Age Logic and Lift facials for maximum anti-ageing benefits. It promises to leave you feeling ‘10 year’s younger’ with skin which is clear, plumped up and glowing. The treatment counts Jennifer Aniston amongst its celebrity fans and so I was keen to see if it could live up to its promise. Lucy, the owner of Belle Beauty began by giving me a wonderfully relaxing back and shoulder massage. My skin was then thoroughly cleansed, toned and gently exfoliated ready for the next part of the treatment. What makes the Hydradermie² facials unique and so effective is they use a mild galvanic current to help active ingredients penetrate deep into the skin. These ingredients are applied to the skin using electrodes that produce both positive and negative ions. The products are specially selected based on your

skin type and concerns, and I am told the double ionisation electrodes provide better results. The Lift Deluxe facial, an hour and fifty minutes of pure pampering, includes lymphatic drainage to rid the face of toxins and to eliminate puffiness, and oxygenation to brighten the skin. For the lifting part of the treatment a micro-current is used to stimulate facial muscles bringing a toned and lifted effect to the face. The treatment finishes with a face and scalp massage. This facial certainly lived up to its promise and more. Immediately after the treatment my skin was positively glowing and looked fresh and plumped out. Days later friends have remarked that I look more awake. For optimum effect, a course of 10 treatments is recommended however if you want simply to treat yourself or before a special night-out this treatment really will leave you looking fabulous.

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All About...

the Trees In Coddington, residents are clubbing together to re-instate a local landmark. Diane Hodgson tells us more.

So what was the landmark? When we first came to Coddington, many years ago, there was a group of five Scots Pines standing at the top of Oyster Hill. It was quite a landmark and they could be seen for miles around. Unfortunately later on somebody rented the land and the trees were taken down.

And how did the plan to re-plant them come about? Janet Parry from the local orchard group lives in Coddington and she suggested that as part of this year’s Jubilee celebrations we could replace the trees and get our landmark back. Although celebrations are already well underway, we’re not planning to plant the trees until the autumn. This is better for the trees, not least because no-one can easily climb the hill in summer to water them!

How are you paying for the trees? We’re asking people if they would consider sponsoring them. So far we have two couples who have stepped forward to offer some of the money. We’re also lucky to have a neighbour who’s into forestry and we’ve asked his advice.

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He will eventually get the trees for us and plant them. The land is owned by Sharon and Peter Maiden from Hope End, they’ve been very supportive of the idea and are happy for the planting to take place.

Where exactly on the hill will the trees go? We want to get the position just right, so that once again they form a landmark. One local person has discovered photographs showing them, but we’d be grateful if any older residents who can remember them would can get in touch and give us their advice.

Jubilee in Coddington: A beacon will be lit on Oyster Hill on June 2nd. People will bring a picnic and hopefully see some of the other Beacons glow around and about.

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All About...

malvernhills.com The new community website is now up and running for nearly two months, and it keeps developing fast. Here’s an update to show you why it is worth checking in regularly.

Local Markets

Exhibitions of local artists So What’s New?

At the end of May we added a new tab called ‘Local Information’ which gives an overview of, and links to useful local websites like libraries, councils, parish information and lots more. In addition we added a section on volunteering in the local community and we have made a start with featuring our local churches.

• The ‘Locally Made’ section showcases some of our creative businesses and their fantastic handmade products, books, paintings and jewellery. You can also find out about local exhibitions that are taking place. • You can search the ‘Local Groups’ section by key word, or you can use the quick search by category.

The content behind the other sections in Local Life will be changing on a regular basis, so its worth a regular visit to keep an eye on what is new. A good example is the section on local festivals.

• Have you visited our facebook page yet? We post regular updates about what is going on locally, with clear links to the website:

And What is to Come?

Keep us informed

More local events, a section on summer activities in the local area and an increase in local information in the new ‘Local Information’ section.

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Any feedback on the site is welcome, positive or ideas for improving it. This is a website for you, so we want it to work for you! And if you have an event, group or business you like to be included email me on sascha@allabout-local.com. It will be nice to hear from you.

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Feature

Green Fingers Bridget’s flaked out after working at the Spring Garden Show, and too busy to put pen to paper. So this month our Editor Sascha McDonald tells us about what’s going on in her garden. What a strange time its been. A month ago, I was reading about ‘Drought-beating plants’ in a gardening magazine, advice which is now redundant! The large amounts of rainfall are a welcome change, not least for our water supplies, but its damaged several plants, including a wisteria which normally flowers beautifully. Its been looking very sorry for itself, with just a few straggling blooms. The birds are now at their busiest as they prepare to nest, and my bird table is constantly busy with all sorts coming in to the garden to feed.

Do watch out for damage to young seedlings from birds, and employ methods to scare them away if necessary. Other jobs on my gardening agenda this month are to thin out the emerging fruit on my two apple trees. Although the trees are small, the fruit can be plentiful, but you’ll see a better crop if there’s fewer fruits competing for space. Roses come into full bloom later this month and its worth keeping a close eye on them, dead heading regularly to encourage new shoots and buds on repeat flowering varieties. May has seen some very cold nights but that should be behind us in June, so tender summer bedding can be planted outside. And from cold to hot – if you have a greenhouse, be sure to keep an eye on the temperature and water regularly, otherwise the sudden difference in temperature could be too much for all the plants you’ve put so much effort into growing! Right that’s it from me, I’m happy to hand back to Bridget, a real gardening expert, in time for next month’s article!

Sascha

What I will be doing in my garden this month: • Plant out summer colour and I will soak the root ball before doing so

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Where did you learn decorative painting?

I have always painted. My father was an artist, and I painted my first mural when I was banished to my room after an argument at the age of fifteen. I painted a scene from an Enid Blyton book of a witch’s house complete with a crooked old witch and her black cat. My parents loved the mural and painted around it when re decorating for years to come. I was painting murals in and around London in 1978, then learned from Annie Sloan, the leading decorative painting expert, to do special paint finishes, in Oxfordshire, in 1983.

electric wall heaters ‘disappear’ against handblocked fabric wall covering for a medieval manor house. I have painted a skirting so it exactly matches a fossil stone floor covering, I have enabled a walk-in cellar door to open properly. I have painted and wood-grained pitched black ceiling beams to look as if they were made of bleached oak. I have painted a tiny wysteria surrounded mouse’s house on the skirting board of a kitchen in an Edwardian house. The list is endless!

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It was as hard as learning any new skill, but no, I didn’t find it hard. It is, however, always a challenge and that’s what I like about it. The decorative paint techniques are fascinating and I love the materials I work with and what I can do with them.

What have been your favourite jobs?

I haven’t really had ‘favourites’. The clients always make a difference to me, how we relate to one another and their attitude to what I am doing for them. I appreciate their feedback as the job develops and their faces when the commission is complete.

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West Malvern WI Meeting 7.30pm St James’s Primary School, West Malvern Road We hope the weather will be kind for this outdoor event: a local farrier will be demonstrating how he makes a horseshoe and shoes a horse. Come along non members to see what you are missing. Variety of future meetings. For futher details go to www.westmalvernwi.org.uk

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Colwall Orchard Group Open Day 2 - 5pm at the Community Village Garden, Old Church Road, Colwall To celebrate the first year of the garden. Refreshments, including strawberry cream tea, local apple juice, home-made cakes, local cider and real ale. Children’s activities. Restricted parking, so park in village and follow signs. More info on 01684 540920

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Hereford Police Male Voice Choir 7.30pm, Bosbury Church Tickets £10 Availalbe from paul.m.roberts@talk21.com

Music for a Summer’s Evening 7.30pm, St James the Great Church, Colwall in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support Nicolas Clapton, celebrated international counter tenor, together with Jennifer Partridge, one of Britain’s foremost piano accompanists, will be performing. Including Italian baroque songs, English conzonets by Haydn, songs by Gabriel Faure and English folk-song arrangements by Benjamin Britten. Tickets £12.50, include a glass of wine and canapes during interval. Available from Goodwins in Colwall Or email Jennifer Griggs jennigriggs@mail.com

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A Midsummer Fair and Barbecue at the Beauchamp Community, Newland, Malvern, 11am - 2pm Organised by the Malvern Branch of Save The Children who invite friends and supporters to come along. Stalls, Cakes, Plants, Goods, Gifts and Raffle Entrance £2, children free

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June

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Here you will find an overview of events and Jubilee Celebrations on and around the Malvern Hills. There is only room for a summary, but you can go to our website www.allaboutmalvernhills.com for more information on the events. fri

until Mon 4 June - Worcestershire Arts Trail Open Artist Studios in and around Malvern The perfect opportunity to see artists at work Map and details available from www.allaboutmalvernhills.com

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50’s Evening 7.30pm Cradley Village Hall £10 to include ‘Fish & Chips’ supper, and bar 01886 882647

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Great Malvern Food Festival 10am - 5pm, Avenue Rd and the Courtyard in Great Malvern

Mathon Jubilee Celebrations 5pm in the field between Mathon Church and Badgers Fun Dog Show, Pony Rides, Food & Drink & more

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To 4 June - Eastnor Castle Jubilee Celebrations Garden Party and Fete in 50’s style Castle & Grounds open 11am - 4.30pm

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Storridge Village Hall Jubilee Tea 3pm with 50’s memorabilia Including an exhibition of the local art group

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Grand Village Fete in Cradley 11am - 5pm at various sites in the village Ending with lighting of the beacon, fireworks, BBQ

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Wellington Heath Jubilee Party 5 - 11pm at the Memorial Village Hall Drinks, buffet, music, children’s activities, quiz.

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you meet though the branch have experiences they can share and there’s a lot of very friendly people. We are always looking for new volunteers so please get in touch if you’d like to find out more. A very important thing we do is the Nearly New Sales, which gives the chance for people to buy and sell good quality clothes, toys, books and all sorts of things. We run three a year in Malvern and in Ledbury. Once you’ve registered as a seller you can just turn up, drop off your stuff, then collect what’s not been sold at the end. You choose the price, the NCT takes a commission which helps the branch and you get a cheque for the rest. We’re planning another ‘Cheeky Monkey’s Tea Party’ building on the success of the event last year. It takes place on Saturday 11th August, 2.30-4.30pm at the Downs school in Colwall. It’s a fun afternoon for the under 5s and their parents and grandparents.There will be a music session, Tumbletots, storytime, outdoor toys, face painting and tea and cakes. It’s one of our main fundraisers and great fun so please come along!

Name: Kate Allison, Malvern Hills National Childbirth Trust Begun: Founded in 1956 (nationally)

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Local groups Malvern Hills & Ledbury

West Malvern

Malvern Hills Freecycle Contact: www.freecycle.org

West Malvern Irish Dancers Contact: Ruth (parent) 01684 568613 or Rose (tutor) on 07976 6914686

Ledbury Children’s Centre Contact: 01432 383840 Malvern Social Group Contact: 08450 957984 or email info@malvernsocial.org.uk Transport Ring & Ride Contact: 01531 636333 Citizens Advice Bureau Contact: 01684 563611 for Malvern or Ledbury 01432 377599 Malvern Small Business Forum Contact: Simon Smith or Joel Keiller on 01684 862151 or visit www.malvernhills.gov.uk/business The Hills Bridge Club Contact: 01684 541227 or visit www.bridgewebs.com/hills Malvern Hills Lions Club Contact: Heather Jeavons on 0845 8337439 or email malvernhillslions@gmail.com or visit www.malvernlions.org.uk Malvern Hills Badminton Club Contact: Lynne on 01531 632751 or David 01531 635780 or goto www.malvernbadminton.net

Voluntary opportunities

West Malvern Baby & Toddler Group Contact: Naomi on 899048 Meditation in West Malvern Contact: 07816578815 or email malvernmeditation@talktalk.net West Malvern Social Club Contact: 01684 576732 or visit www.westmalvernsocialclub.org.uk

Cradley Cradley Sports Club Contact: 01886 880081 or visit www.cradleysportsclub.co.uk Cradley, Storridge & Mathon Royal British Legion Supports ex-service personnel Cradley Small Business Breakfast Contact: Miles Meager 01886 880964 or email milesmeager@mi-frame.co.uk Cradley, Mathon & Storridge Art Group Meet at Storridge Village Hall at 2pm.

Storridge WI Contact: Joan Prosser on 01886 880813

Community Voluntary Action Ledbury: 01531 635339 Malvern Community Action: 01684 892381 Malvern Hills Volunteering: 07872 419646 or visit www.do-it.org.uk to search for volunteering near you

Cradley WI Contact: Pat Brewer on 01886 880017

Mathon

Bosbury

Mathon, Cradley & Storridge Tennis Club Contact: Mrs Pat Pugh on 01531 640682 or Bob Hamilton on 01684 540836 Mathon Parish Church Weekly services in the three Parish churches. Mathon WI Contact: Margaret on 01886 880824

To promote your group: email admin@allabout-local.com or call 07906 573352. More info on each group available on the website: www.allaboutmalvernhills.com

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West Malvern Royal British Legion Club Contact: 07985 133691

Storridge Parish Church Contact: 01886 880348

Bosbury WI Contact: Diane Hodgson on 01531 640622 Bosbury Church Adults’ Choir Contact: Paul Roberts 07735 430335 or email paul.m.roberts@talk21.com Bosbury Church Children’s Choir Contact: Rosie Roberts 07734 866108 or email rosie_roberts_arts@yahoo.co.uk

Bosbury Parish Church Contact: www.bosbury-church.org Bosbury Bellringers Contact: Frank Seabright on 01531 640252 or email frank@seabrightsolutions.co.uk Bosbury Beaver Scouts Contact Helen 01531 640371 helengadsby@hotmail.com


Community focus

Colwall Primary School Summer Event Friday 15th June From 5pm until 7.30pm This year, amidst the mad social whirl of celebrating the Jubilee and the Olympics, the evening will be a relaxed social gathering with good food, good fun and good company. So, do come and join us in the school grounds where you can enjoy a panoramic view of the Hills, and partake of some quality fayre. There will be a hot hog roast with locally reared free-range pork, stuffed and slow roasted in cider, with vegetarian options available. The bar will be serving, amongst other things, Pimms and Black Pear, and there will be refreshments with

Colwall Bright Sparks Colwall Pre-School Contact: Jean 01684 540061 or Sue 01684 575548 Colwall Cricket Club www.colwall.play-cricket.com Colwall Greener Contact: Robin on 01684 540 284 or visit www.greener.colwall.info Colwall Orchard Group Contact: Helen Stace on 01684 540569 or visit www.colwallvillagegarden.org Colwall Rotary Club Contact: Alan Torbet on 01684 899227 or visit www.colwallrotary.org.uk Malvern Baby Gym Club Contact: Claire Waghorn on 01684 540517 Colwall Probus Club Contact: Mike Paulson 01684 540108 or email Colwallprobus@msn.com Colwall Bell Ringers Contact: Robin Riches 01684 541240

New!

home made cakes and locally grown strawberries and cream. We are making our own entertainment this year, inviting young and old to compete in our Silly Olympics. All the games the Greeks never thought of, and lots of fun that you won’t see in London 2012! There will be the ever popular Kids Zone with children’s games run by the older pupils. Our fabulous raffle boasts an austeritybusting list of gorgeous prizes, including tickets for the West Midlands Safari Park, a voucher for the designer interiors outlet Tinsmiths, a tour of Weston’s Cider Mill and tickets for a Worcestershire County Cricket match. Look out for tickets being sold in the village. And there will be a plant stall in the school garden.

Further details from:

www.allaboutmalvernhills.com or www.colwall.hereford.sch.uk

Colwall Village Playgroup Contact: Rachel Huckle 01684 541142 Colwall Wildlife Group Contact: Derek Turner on 540318 Colwall Golfers Contact: Derek Turner on 540318 Colwall Ladies Club Contact: Liz Daniel on 01684 540904 Colwall Village Society Contact: Secretary Margaret Matthews on 01684 562245 The Chasers International Men of Stell Cricket Team Contact: Jamie 01684 541022 or 07977 115478 Wyche & Colwall Horticultural Society Contact: Margaret White 01684 540931 Colwall WI Contact: Cath Blackwell 01684 540020 Colwall Players Contact: www.colwallplayers.org Colwall Mothers’ Union Contact: Dorothy Lockyear on 01684 540608

To advertise please call: Tina on 07952 591031 or email tina@allabout-local.com

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All plumbing work carried out www.gasapplianceshowroom.com Gas Appliance Showroom & Fireplace Centre Ltd 01684 891522 • 01684 566962 25 Worcester Road, Great Malvern, WR14 4QY

Fusion Plumbing & Heating Ltd • Nat Gas/LPG • Boiler breakdown/service/maintenance • Boiler replacement/upgrade • Heating installation/upgrade • Central heating power flushing • Cooker installation • Landlord Safety Checks

Contact Duanne 07773 395 803

ALSO

• Renewable installation • Un-vented hot water cylinder servicing/ installation • All general domestic plumbing • Bathroom design/installation Worcester Bosch Registered Installer

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RD Premier Plumbing & Heating • Oil • Boiler breakdown/service/ maintenance • Boiler replacement/upgrade • Heating installation/upgrade • Central heating power flushing

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Animals Newland Poultry The White House Vets Art

27 27

Blue Ginger Gallery Dave Preston

37 19

Builders/Maintenance DR Lloyd Lee Hankins Mike Swain SD Harris WMJ Builders Carpenters

29 29 8 5 41

Greg Davies MH Furniture M Goodger Carpentry Carpets/Floors

30 30 29

Classic Interiors Ledbury Carpets Children/Families

39 24

Eastnor Castle H Weston & Sons Ltd Little Pumpkins Childcare Classes & Training

37 2 38

Swimming Lessons MSJ Yoga Composting

10 38 3 13 13 13 15 35

Design Architectural Consultant Harcourt Design Electrician

39 8 30

Eye Care

19

Financial Advice

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Food & Drink Perrycroft Meats The Bran Tub

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19

Garage Sale

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26 26

Index

Garden Branchworks Capability Landscapes Guy Sterry Landscaping Leon Landscapes Malvern Mowers MCB Landscapes MJ Richards Landscaping Tree Time 3 Counties Garden Services

23 20 23 19 20 23 23 23 20

Health & Fitness

Curtains & Blinds A Handmade Original Hanley Interiors Malvern Blinds Malvern Curtains Dentist

Funeral Services

Belle Beauty Beauty at the Courtyard Chiropodist Chiropractor Create Space Counselling Healthy Minds The Hair Studio Valerie Farmer

11 17 35 35 35 35 27 35

Health & Safety

34

Holiday Happy Campers Weobly Cottage B&B

14 15

IT/Television Elmira Web Creations Malvern Teletune Website Design

14 39

Painter/Decorator Extraordinary Paintwork KA Randall

29 29

Pest Control

14

Photography

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Plumbing & Heating Cradley Stoves Fusion Property Services Gas Showroom Ltd Hunaban Heating I.A.Plumbing RD Plumbing & Heating Wilkins Chimney Sweep The Malthouse The Royal Oak Room Hire

30 31 45 41 9 45 16 24 5

Housekeeping Hands On Cleaning Housekeepers of Malvern

Let me in Locksmith M & M Locksecure

39 44 44 41 41 44 41

Pub/Restaurant 2 37

Home Improvements Cloudy 2 Clear Clover County Windows DP Roofing Excel Malvern Kendeen Plastics Robson Ward Shane Howells WS Roofing

Locksmiths

34 34 34

19 15 2

Shops/Shopping Belle Vue Jewellery Classic LP’s Domestic Appliances Dynastic Art Shop Iapetus Ledbury Hardware Malvern Curtains Parrys Jewellers Ready-Rent Zinnia Solicitors

39 33 3 17 55 21 15 33 21 17 8

Window Cleaning

15

Wood

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