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The BRIDGE September 2011


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Helping you to manage your money If you would like free help on managing your The course starts on money, then there is a special three evening the 15th September CAP Money course being run at Bewdley at 7:30 in Bewdley Bapist Church. Baptist Church, High CAP (Christians Against Poverty) is money Street, Bewdley. management course that teaches people For full details and to budgeting skills and a simple, cash-based book a place speak system that really works. This course will to John Rhodes on help anyone to get more in control of their 01299 403267 finances, so they can save, give and prevent debt.. CAP Money teaches. How to build and live on a budget. This is the cornerstone of managing your money well.The session includes advice on how to increase your income and how to cut costs. The CAP Money system. This system will help to simplify your money and make it understandable. It operates using three accounts for your money: a regular payments account, a cash account and a savings account. How to live from week to week using cash. Living on cash and getting away from cards means you know exactly where you are and helps you to spend less money. It’s statistically proven that you spend 33% less money when paying by cash rather than cards By applying these three principles, you will learn how to manage your money, and live your life! For more details and to book places contact John Rhodes on 01299 403267 or check out www.capmoney.org Congratulations to Rebecca Batchelor, aged 11 from Bewdley Primary School, whose story was chosen by award winning author Francesca Simon as a finalist in the Scholastic Book Fairs Young Author of the Year competition and has been published in the Scholastic Yearbook. As part of its 21st anniversary celebrations, Scholastic Book Fairs launched a writing competition in 2010 to find the brightest young authors in the UK. With a little help from Horrid Henry and his creator, Francesca Simon, the finalists were all listed in the Scholastic Yearbook. Sarah Price, Literacy Coordinator at Bewdley Primary School said ‘We are so proud of Rebecca.There were over 19,000 entries and it is fantastic that Rebecca made it through to the final!’


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The Bridge is the community voice of Bewdley.

It is delivered free monthly to more than 4,600 homes The harvests in, the schools are back, holidays are over and the days have shortened. Oh, dear, I think I feel rather depressed. Some stiffening of the sinews is required. I shall sit and work on: Ten reasons to welcome autumn: 1. My apple trees are keeping me supplied with sensationally tasty eaters 2. The rush to pick and freeze all the fruit and veg from the garden is over 3. Everywhere looks wonderful in shades of orange, gold and brown 4. The hayfever season is over 5. The clocks haven’t gone back yet 6. The garden has stopped demanding twentyfour-hour attention 7. Holiday prices have gone down 8. Our societies’ activities are all starting up again after the summer break Oh dear, I think I’ve run out. Do feel free to email me something cheery about September to ensure I stay smiley throughout the month. I’m sure this month’s Bridge will help. We have more stunning photos from Gary, more news from our regulars and more evidence that Bewdley stays a good place to live whatever the season. Margaret

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A warm welcome from Bewdley Baptist Church. Our main focus of worship is on Sundays at 10am, where there is a relaxed style with lively music, all ages come together and we hear God's word for today through the Bible. Sunday evening at 6.30pm we have a shorter, more reflective service. Weekly Events Our church runs a number of regular events during the week:  Noah’s Ark - for parents and toddlers.

St Anne’s Church Bewdley Sunday worship at 9.30am Worship lasts for about an hour. Music is usually a mix of contemporary and traditional. Children and young people will often meet in their own groups and join with adults later on. Wednesdays at 10.15am Morning worship Booking a wedding at Ribbesford or St Anne’s – drop in at St Anne’s on a Tuesday evening, 6-7.30pm Thinking about baptism – come to a Sunday service and we’ll talk together over coffee Our website is: www.bewdleyparish.org.uk

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Own - an afternoon meeting for ladies.  Art Group - a quiet place to paint and draw.  Who Let The Dads Out - second Saturday of the month for dads and toddlers  Super Saturday - second Saturday of the month for primary school aged children.  Senior Citizens Lunch Second Tuesday of the month.  Youth Activities  Men’s Group. Like to know more? Contact the ministers, John Rhodes or Simon Harry, at the church office (403267) or visit www.bewdley.baptist.org.uk Bewdley Baptist Church 61 High Street Bewdley

St Leonard’s Ribbesford Sunday morning worship: 11.15am On the first Sunday each month we have a service of Holy Communion. On the other Sundays we have Matins – from the Book of Common Prayer. Church is usually open in daylight hours for prayer, peace & quiet. Evensong is said from Easter to end of September at 6.30pm www.bewdleyparish.org.uk Keith James is the minister of the Church. Contact him on 01299 402275 (office) or Diane Taylor, the Churchwarden, on 01299 403983. You are very welcome. However you come. Why ever you come.

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St Andrew’s Bewdley The Chapel in the woods Sunday worship: 11.15am on the second and fourth Sundays each month St Andrew's is found in Button Oak, Shropshire, 3 miles north of Bewdley on the B4194 to Kinlet. www.bewdleyparish.org.uk Keith James is the minister of the Church. Contact him on 01299 402275 (office)

RIVERSIDE CHURCH building life building hope Dog Lane Bewdley A Church for all the family Every Sunday @ 10.30am Children & Youth meet in St George Hall Come and join us Talented Live Band & Relevant Powerful Messages from the bible. church office: 01299 405535 www.riversideelim.com An Elim Pentecostal Church

All Saints Wribbenhall For details of the services please see the noticeboard

To book a wedding at All Saints' please go along to St. Anne's Church between 6.00 an 7.30pm on a Tuesday. For a baptism come to a morning service and talk to the vicar or a churchwarden after the service over a cup of coffee.

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Services at 10.30 every Sunday

The House Fellowship re-starts on Tuesday 13th after the summer break, when we will be planning the programme for the coming year.

Harvest Festival this year is on the 25th September. This will be an all age worship service led by David Skitt. The service will be followed by a ‘Bring and Share’ lunch to which everyone is welcome. We would like to belatedly congratulate one of our members – 91 year old Allen Birch – on completing his climb to the top of Mount Snowdon in aid of the ‘Help for Heroes’ charity. To date he has raised in excess of £2,000. Well done Allen!

Holy Family Catholic Church

High Street. Sunday Mass at 8am Tuesday and Thursday at 10 am (preceded by morning prayer) Holidays of Obligation 12 noon.

Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) Bewdley Quaker Meeting House, Lower Park. Meeting for worship every Sunday 10.30-11.30am. Everyone is welcome.

For further information, phone the Clerk on 01562 755844


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S ep tem ber 1 Bewdley Citizens Advice Bureau, St Georges Hall, Appointments only 9.30 - 12.30pm. 01562 60194. Albert Chambers Collection 10:00 A snapshot of Victorian life. Bewdley Museum, Until 17th Sept Cuckoo Chance - the secret life of the cuckoo 10:00 Bewdley Museum, All month Bewdley Library Jigsaw Swap Bewdley Library,01905 822722 Sport Here L8R 17:00 8-14 year olds to take part in sporting challenges, No booking FREE. Tudor Road Park, 2 Family Dusk Walk 19:00 . Wyre Forest Discovery Centre, Callow Hill, 4 Bewdley Footpaths and Bridleway Association 14:00 Guildhall, Free 5 The Monday Project 10.00am 12.30pm. All Saints'and Wribbenhall Together, Wribbenhall, 07891 040202 Bewdley Library Readers Group 18:00 Bewdley Library 01905 822722 7 Citizens Advice Bureau Bewdley Horticltural Society 19:40 Wribbenhall Community Centre, Shawhedge Road, 01299 402670 8 Bewdley Citizens Advice Bureau 10 French Market Severnside South and Severnside North. Who let the Dads out 09:30 Dads and Toddlers play group. Bewdley Baptist Church, High Street. 9.30 - 11.30am. www.bewdley.baptist.org.uk Super Saturday – Children’s Club (aged 5-11) 9.30 - 11.30am. Bewdley Baptist Church, High Street www.bewdley.baptist.org.uk Please see the articles in the Bridge for other events.

11 Wyre Forest Community Games 11:00 fun filled family day of olympic inspired sport with live music, BBQ etc, Stourport Sports Club, 01299 877200 12 Beginners and Improvers tennis course 09:30 Bewdley Tennis Club, Stourport Road. 07838 236691 The Monday Project Nearly New Book Sale 10:00 All Saints Church, Wribbenhall, 14 Bewdley Citizens Advice Bureau 15 FREE CAP Money course - getting your back in control of your money. 7:30 Bewdley Baptist Church, High St. 01299 403267 Bewdley Citizens Advice Bureau Transition Bewdley Food Group 19:00 An away evening at Haye Farm at Heightington 07771 538459 17 Jumble Sale at Far Forest Village Hall 01299 266864 Art and Craft Weekend. Exhibitions in St Anne's Church, Bewdley Baptist Church and The Guildhall. 'Art on the Railings' on Severn Side 01299 404065 18 Art and Craft Weekend Craft demonstrations at Bewdley Museum, 10:00 01299 403573, 19 The Monday Project Bewdley Townswomen's Guild 14:30 Bewdley Library 01905 822722. Branch Royal British Legion 19:30 Black Boy Hotel, Wribbenhall. 01299 4041 21 Bewdley Citizens Advice Bureau 22 Bewdley Citizens Advice Bureau 26 The Monday Project 28 Bewdley Citizens Advice Bureau 29 Bewdley Citizens Advice Bureau

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Bewdley and Di stri ct Horticul tural Society Wednesday, 7th September, Basket Making by Edmund Hewan We meet at Wribbenhall Community Centre, Shaw Hedge Road, Bewdley, for 7.40p.m. for 7.45 p.m. start We look forward to seeing you. You don`t need to be a member to come to any of our meetings. Entrance is £1 50p. free refreshments For more details phone 400580

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Bewdley Civic Society 19th September 7.30pm The Baptist Church, High Street Simon Evans the Cleobury Postman by Dr Mark Baldwin Non members welcome

Bewdley/Wribbenhall Ladies’ Luncheon Club

In July we had a very informative and impressive talk by Kim Hurst on “Tasty buds, Luscious leaves, and Succulent shoots”. Kim and her husband are prize-winning exhibitors at the Chelsea Flower Show and they brought many examples of their beautiful plants. On 28th September there is to be an open meeting, and Ellie Targett will speak to us on “Another Man’s Shoes”. All ladies are welcome to attend our monthly meetings at the Ramada Hotel. Please ring 400363 for further information.

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The standard of the displays this year was excellent, particularly in the large and small private gardens, where the marks were very close. Mr.and Mrs. CC Quayle of Bowcastle Farm, Tanners Lane, who have not entered previously, won the large garden class. Their garden was described as very special, All Saints church won praise for very good maintenance, though it would benefit from more flowering shrubs and roses along the boundaries. Now, if any kind persons could donate the odd shrub or two, there is a good home waiting. An innovation this year was a scarecrow competition for those who entered the School category. The winner was “Fred the Farmer” by Far Forest Primary, which had interesting legs, clad in crisp packets Why is it that such a high proportion of mobile home dwellers are so keen to put in entries? There were 21 mobile home surrounds to be judged. These included eight from The Woodland Park Homes, which has not previously sent in any entries. Welcome to you, and well done for taking two of the top three places. . Hugh Morgan, (We heard from Mrs Quayle earlier in the year. Well done for further success! Ed.)


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Juicing & Cider Making – a one day course Friday 16th September 2011or Saturday 17th September 2011 10 am till 3.30pm Uncllys Farm, Tanners Hill, Bewdley Come along and find out how to turn all those spare apples and pears into quality juice or cider! This course is bought to you by the Grow with Wyre project hence there is only a £10 booking fee for what would otherwise be a far more expensive course. Spaces are limited so book early to avoid disappointment. To book your place write to: Community Greenspace Team. Worcester Woods Countryside Centre, Wildwood Drive, Worcester, WR5 2LG or email communitygreenspace@worcestershire.gov.uk .

As a follow-up to this course the Grow With Wyre Partnership and Wyre Community Land Trust are seeking to help local people make the most of their autumn fruit bonanza rather than waste the fruit. The fruit does not need to be perfect and for cider making could also include windfalls. Equipment and expertise is available to

enable small groups/ individuals press fruit to make juice and/or cider. There will be a modest charge to cover transport costs and replenishment of equipment. As a rough guide 100 kilos fruit (about 8 sacks) should yield 40-60 litres of juice. This is dependent on fruit variety, ripeness and the efficiency of the various presses. They have a range of fruit presses available for hire including the all-important step of milling the fruit before pressing, known in the trade as “scratting”. What you do with the juice is up to you: • You can also hire pasteurisers (pasteurised juice keeps for up to 12 months) and supply glass or plastic bottles for storage. (Small quantities can be frozen in plastic bottles.) • For the alcoholically minded, cider/perry production is not daunting but some extra equipment, eg largish fermentation vessels are required. It is hoped to place a bulk order to gain a discount and save on delivery charges. Contact Richard Greenwood Tel 01299 402513 email: rmgreenwood@talktalk.net

New telephone service Wyre Forest Citizens Advice Bureau now provides a new telephone information service available five days per week from 10.00 am – 4 pm The new number for this service is 0844 4111303 (5p per minute from a BT landline) If using a mobile call 0300 3300 650 This is a county wide service, working alongside Worcester, Redditch, Bromsgrove Malvern and Wychavon bureaux. Clients can ring this telephone number to get information from trained telephone information assistants. If further detailed help or assistance is required the client will then be offered a dedicated appointment at one of the bureaux. You can also contact the bureau by: Email on wfcabfb@gmial.com Face book - Wyre Forest Citizens Advice Bureau Or obtain advice on line at www.adviceguide.org.uk To book an appointment or if you are interested in becoming a CAB volunteer at Kidderminster, Stourport on Severn or Bewdley, ring 01562 60194 .


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Tails of a Veterinary Practice – life at Riverside Vets as seen by Gavin the practice cat

Dear Editor As a dedicated gardener I must say the tubs and hanging baskets in Bewdley this year are stunning,So thanks to the museum, many pubs and shops that have joined in making our town so colourful this year. It looks amazing and lifts my spirits even on a rainy day, well done!! The park too is so beautiful and the orchard's wild flower meadow delights the eyes. Thank you to the gardeners for all their hard work. Sandra Edwards

Successful year for Rotary

Hi all, Hope you have managed to enjoy the lovely warm weather we had in July and early August. You will be pleased to hear I managed to fit in plenty of snoozes in the sun in spite of my many duties at the practice. I am becoming a fully computer literate feline and now have my own facebook page! It has been a lot to learn, but I think I am getting the hang of it now and it is certainly fun. I have been spending some time in the practice reception recently as I thought it was time I inspected that area again. I am pleased to report that my humans were suitably accommodating and made sure I had a lap to sit on whilst they carried on with their work. I am looking forward to September as our Saturday helper Claire will be coming to the practice two days a week to train as a Veterinary Nurse. Claire is very good to me and is excellent at paying me attention. Better go now and have my cat nap, Gavin

The Rotary Club of Bewdley has raised in excess of ÂŁ15000 over the past year and all done locally. Retiring President Terry Garbett said he was hugely proud to have been at the helm of the club in such a successful year. "I have been overwhelmed by the support and generosity of local people, especially in these difficult times. Apart from taking part in the Christmas lights festival, including erecting the Christmas tree, supporting the Lions with the Duck race, marshalling parades and other community projects, they have also had a vibrant social calendar. Members and guests have enjoyed quiz nights, black country nights, ferret racing, a wonderful day at Shelsley Walsh hill climb, and a hugely successful concert for Macmillan cancer care" If you would like to know more about the work and enjoyment that Rotary provides please contact www.bewdleyrotaryclub.org.uk As community service organization, they welcome everyone regardless of age, gender or creed. Follow them on Facebook, the name is - Rotary Club of Bewdley


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2011:The 50th Anniversary of Amnesty International Fifty years ago, in May 1961, outraged by the imprisonment of two Portuguese students for toasting freedom, British lawyer, Peter Benenson, launched an “Appeal for Amnesty” in The Observer newspaper. His appeal, reprinted worldwide, became the catalyst for the formation of Amnesty International. In The Observer article Peter Benenson coined a new term - “prisoner of conscience”, defining this as “Any person who is physically restrained (by imprisonment or otherwise) from expressing (in any form of words or symbols) any opinion which he honestly holds and which does not advocate or condone personal violence". One of the first Amnesty adopted prisoners was Angolan poet, Dr Agostino Neto, who later went on to become President of Angola. In 1977 Amnesty International won the Nobel Peace Prize for its work. Today Amnesty has 224,000 supporters in the UK alone and more than 3 million across the globe. Its work is needed today as much as it was 50 years ago. Peter Benenson said: “Only when the last prisoner of conscience has been freed, when the last torture chamber has been closed, when the United Nations Declaration of Human Rights is a reality for the world’s people, will our work be done.” The Wyre Forest group of Amnesty International will be holding a secondhand bookstall outside Bewdley Museum on Saturday September 10th. Do come and support our work.

Women’s Term Time Tennis Monday September 12th for 10 weeks 9.30am Bewdley Tennis Club Tel Geoff 07838 236911 Brought to you this month by Becky, Chelsea and Mike. Goin fer a stomp, trek - Going for a walk Thing – Ting You get me – Have you understood what I said? What you sayin’? – What’s going on? Whaa gwan – What are you doing?

Riverside Church Summer Fayre on the 16th July 2011 was very well attended and the day proved to be a great success. There were numerous stands, face painting for the children and cream teas to enjoy after all the browsing. Thanks to all who helped and we look forward to more events in the future.


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Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th September This event is open to everyone (individuals & groups) and they would be pleased to hear from artists and craft workers of all descriptions. Painting, woodcraft, pottery, sugar craft, needle crafts etc. are all welcome. The main exhibition area is St. Anne's Church and there will be trade stalls and an opportunity for a 'hands on' experience at the Guild Hall. This year it is also expect to have 'Art on the Railings' on Severnside. If you would like to exhibit your work, book a stall or take part in 'Art on the Railings' please contact the organisers as soon as possible (contact details at end). Free Hands On Craft Activities On Saturday from 10.00 a.m. until 4.00 p.m., adults and childre can try their hand at a number of free “hands on” crafts in Bewdley Baptist Church in the High Street. These include : Clay model making  Weaving and spinning  Creating mini flower arrangements  Making textile cards  Running an 'O' gauge model railway. Children can also join in making a giant work of art as well as other fun activities. There will be an art exhibition and stalls displaying, demonstrating and selling many different crafts. You can also take time out to relax with tea, coffee and home made cake (these will be sold in aid of a new disabled access in the church). So why not come along to Bewdley Baptist Church in the High Street on Saturday and enjoy trying your hand at a new craft activity, all completely free of charge? Concert - 'A Choral Collage' : Saturday 17th at 7.30 P.M. On Saturday evening in St. Anne's Church, to add a musical flavour to the Art and Craft Weekend, a new group of local singers : Nos Novem, will perform a varied programme of musical masterpieces from the 17th century up to the present day. Tickets are £7.00 (to include wine/soft drinks) and will be available from Quay Gallery (Severnside North) and Bewdley Blooms (Load Street) or by contacting any of the numbers below. Maggie (Tel 01299 404065) Ann (Tel 01299 404226 / 01384 238729 or e-mail: lymanhughes34@aol.com) Rachael (Tel 01299 404488 or call in at The Quay Gallery on Severnside North).


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– Satur day 1s t& S unday 2ndO ctober The Harvest Fair over the first weekend of October will be a celebration of local produce and traditional arts and crafts. On Saturday morning there will be a horse drawn parade with the popular Suffolk Punch horses from Trimpley, starting from the Stourport Road and traversing through the town. The Wythe Retinue will set up their medieval encampment in Jubilee Gardens. Their activities will be based around food and recipes, working crafts, dyes, beer & possibly coracle demos on the pond. We will hold the first Bewdley Harvest Soup Trail on Saturday when you will have the opportunity to sample the soups on offer at the pubs and restaurants in the town. Forms can be purchased for £2 from the Deli in Load Street and the Farm Shop in Dog Lane. All who return their forms will be entered into a prize draw for a family ticket to the West Midlands Safari Park. There will be craft stalls on the public space on Severnside South and the monthly Bewdley Local Produce Market will take place on Sunday in Load Street. The Museum will have a host of activities including the ever popular ferret racing, basket making and straw craft focussing on corn dollies. There will have music too. Make a note in your diary and come and join in. Chris Griffin, Bewdley Development Trust, Snuff Mill, DY12 2EL T: 01299 405 516 E: info@bewdley.org.uk W: be-

Street Market off to a flying start Bewdley new monthly street market is very popular - that is what both traders and visitors are saying. There is even more good news, more local people are asking for stalls, so next month’s will be even better.

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A band to be proud of! Bewdley Concert Band performed their first concert outside of Bewdley on Sunday 27th July and proved without doubt that they are an excellent ambassador for the Town. The band was hired to play in Gheluvelt Park, Worcester as part of a season of performances sponsored by Worcester City Council. The Band, which only formed nine months ago, looked fantastic in their new uniform. Their royal blue ties and cravats were bought for them by band member Derek Mc Cluskey. They also showed off their Bewdley Concert Band stand banners bought with a grant from Bewdley Town Council. Mrs Valerie Blount, secretary of the Band said “It was a wonderful afternoon for the band and the audience. The bandstand is in the middle of a lake, it’s a lovely park, the sun shone down on us and there were hundreds of people enjoying the atmosphere created by the carefully chosen programme of music.” The band is still welcoming new members. If you play a woodwind or brass instrument and wish to join they rehearse on a Saturday morning at Bewdley Primary School. They are particularly looking for Clarinet players. Contact Valerie Blount on 07813769904 email bewdleyconcertband@gmail.com

Visitor numbers up at the Tourist Information Centre Bewdley Tourist Information Centre had a really good summer season with visitor numbers being up once again. The weather has certainly worked in theirr favour and perhaps more people are taking short breaks nearer to home, rather than their usual one or two weeks away. Perhaps their most unusual phone call this summer was from two visitors who were locked in their bed and breakfast accommodation with no obvious signs of how to get out and more importantly no sign of breakfast. They were getting quite distressed and wanted to call the police but were asked to give us a few minutes to sort it out. To the TIC it was just another day at the office and after a few, admit rather frantic phone calls, they were able to summon help and the visitors were rescued. Apart from being a little hungry they were none the worse for their ordeal. Please remember that you can still purchase your Bewdley Festival tickets from us and there are plenty of seats available for the daytime talks. In addition we have tickets for the First Anniversary Concert of the Bewdley Concert Band at St Anne’s Church on Saturday 8 October at 7.30 pm. So please call in to see us you are always welcome.


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Sight Concern Sight Concern, previously known as Worcestershire Association for the Blind, has been in existence for over 80 years. It is an independent county-wide charity that provides support, information and services to people affected by sight loss. It is estimated that 10,000 people in Worcestershire experience significant sight loss and SCW is in touch with about a quarter of them. Demand is increasing due to the ageing population and health issues, such as diabetes. Sight is the sense that most people fear losing most. Through our Worcester Centre help is available to adjust to the affects of sight loss, teach new skills, give vital information and help people to find their confidence again. The Kidderminster branch covers the Wyre Forest area and is run by volunteers. The monthly social is held in the chantry of St Mary’s church, with around 40 people attending. Members enjoy a light lunch usually followed by entertainment or a talk. Transport to and from home is provided, whenever possible. For these people the charity, through its Worcester centre, coordinates regular visits by volunteer home visitors who might read their mail, go for a walk or even take people down the pub! Currently 33 people are receiving such help across the Wyre Forest area. Peter Bylett, 01562 631561 peter@bylett.com

Bewdley Library - new service and Age Concern information The other night at home I was so bored that I ended up watching a video of Benny Hill’s ‘Ernie the Fastest Milkman in the West’* on YouTube. This is not something a woman with a family and a job in an intellectually stimulating place such as a library should admit, so why am I doing so? Because it reminded me how old I am. We can’t do anything about getting older; spending thousands on cosmetic procedures will only give a temporary boost, at best. Maybe the best thing to do is make sure we have the best life we can, all the time we’ve got it. Bewdley library provides a Housebound service for readers who can no longer come into the library to choose their books in person, and this can be a real lifeline for someone adjusting to reduced mobility. We’ve also now got a regular visit from a representative of Age Concern, who will be in the library on the first Thursday of every month, armed with leaflets and information about help and support available for the senior members of our community. So if you know a reader who can’t get about anymore, or you need information about health or money in the advancing years, come along and see us. Kay Sanderson *I was really young when this first came out. TRANSITION BEWDLEY FOOD GROUP (supported by ‘Natural England’) Thursday 27th September 2011 7.30pm – 9.30pm A talk and slideshow by Roy Mantle on

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“An Amazing Camping Experience” Roaring campfires and the great outdoors combined with the cosiness of authentic native American Tipis. Each tipi is furnished to provide comfort camping with an assortment of futons and camping beds, chairs and tables, rugs and throws. Also supplied are gas cooking stove, pans, crockery, cutlery and cold box. Each tipi has its own picnic table and external fire pit with cooking frame for that all important campfire and the larger ones also have a log burner for those extra cosy evenings. Tipis are available to hire throughout most of the year. So if you fancy a romantic weekend under the stars, an outdoor adventure with the family or somewhere for friends or relatives to stay, please get in touch!

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Community News Dear Editor, Please can I correct some errors in the “View from the Redthorne” August article. There is a reference to a bottle kiln as being on Dog Lane. Shown on an early 19th century painting by J. Wood, this kiln was actually part of the Skey chemical works which was not on Dowles Brook but was much closer to Bewdley. For those of us old enough to remember it, the Bewdley Gas Works was built on the same site. Although the exact use of the kiln, referred to as the Rotunda in documents, is not known, it was not used for firing pottery. Charles Purcell COLOUR ME BEAUTIFUL Evening on THURSDAY 1ST SEPTEMBER 7:30pm Riverside Church, Dog Lane, Bewdley, Come along and discover colours and styles that suit you best! Tickets £5 on the door to include a drink and a pudding.

TRANSITION BEWDLEY FOOD GROUP MEETING Thursday 15th September 2011 7.00pm – 9.30pm Bring along a home-cooked dish or local food and enjoy a shared supper in The Camping Barn Haye Farm, Heightington (signposted on the day) Followed by a farm walk (Please contact Sarah Hirst if you need a lift) Help us to encourage and support local food production, growing your own, healthy eating, sharing of recipes

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We are again holding this fund raising event in aid of Macmillan Cancer Care. Please support us. Last year we raised £400 Macmillan Coffee Morning 30th September 2011 25 Aggborough Crescent Kidderminster DY10 1LQ 01562 744211 10.00 until 15.00.

Linda Garrett presented a lovely demonstration in July entitled "All That Glitters". This was our last meeting at the St George's Hall before the summer break. We start our Autumn programme on Monday 5th September at 7.30pm at our NEW VENUE, Wharton Park Golf Club. Margaret Walker is our demonstrator with "On a Shoe String". We will have all our usual stalls. Don't forget the competition for Flower of the Month. We look forward to welcoming everyone to Wharton Park and will be pleased to give a complimentary entrance to new visitors. Judith Richards

WRIBBENHALL WI At the meeting held on 8th August the President Beryl Bubb reported that following on from last months’ talk on Pegged Rugs many members are now taking up this old hobby also Jan Pearce stated that as many attended her painting class, follow up sessions will be arranged for later in the year. Numbers were taken for the Council meeting to be held at Stourport and also

the autumn group meeting. After tea John Clewes of the R.S.P.B. gave an extremely interesting and informative talk, showing slides of birds and wild life. Many endangered species of birds are now coming back and numbers increasing due to wild life reserves and improved habitat. The next meeting on 1st September will be a demonstration and talk by David Packwood, on Straw Corn Dollies.


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Mark Foster BsC (Hons 1st Class – Podiatry) MChs Retention No: CH14729  Home visiting Chiropody Service – Discounts for couples/groups  Surgical Treatment for Ingrowing Toenails Available  Biomechnanical Examination and Treatment including : Plaster Casting Bespoke Orthotic Manufacture Joint mobilisation/manipulation also available H: 01299 266186 M: 07941 138957


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Pilates classes Stourport Sports Club Tuseday & Thursday mornings 6 week courses Beginners, Intermediate and Advanced New courses begin 20 & 22 September Very small groups to optimise performance Contact Margaret Rees on 07894160876

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July and August at The Hop Pole Allotment Although like all gardeners we've been experiencing the problems associated with lack of rain there have still been abundant yields on the allotment over the last two months. Courgettes, peas, mangetout, beetroot and broad beans have all been appearing on the pub menu, an oven-baked risotto with beetroot being one of the more unusual items on offer recently. Sweet peas from the garden have graced the pub's tables daily since mid June but as the plants succumb to mildew Cosmos flowers have begun to take their place. The bases of the runner and French bean plants are swathed with the lush foliage and pretty blue, trumpet-like flowers of shoofly (Nicandra), a plant much grown by cottage gardeners in the past, usually by the kitchen door or under windows, to keep flies at bay. Last but not least the hens are coming along very well, a couple of them having re-grown all of their feathers. They now all have names thanks to Shuttle readers who sent in suggestions and are a draw for children visiting with their parents. Not only have some children helped in feeding them but the birds stimulate lots of conversation about egg laying, the re-growth of their plumage and the way in which their well-being can be assessed from the colour of their combs; these are turning from white to a good healthy pinkish red. The hens are so easy to look after and it's been very rewarding watching them grow strong and healthy after their battery cage ordeal. If you are thinking of getting a few hens, do consider rescuing some ex battery birds; they will reward you. Val Austin Marriages 3rd June - Andrew Cook and Carmen Malyon at St Leonards Church, Ribbesford 4th June - Lewis Underhill and Vicky Lisseman at St Leonard's Church, Ribbesford 18th June - David Elzner and Kathy Morgan at St Leonard's Church, Ribbesford 16th July - William Stelling and Charlotte Perrin at St Leonard's Church, Ribbesford Funerals June Terence William Summers (Terry) aged 71 - service at All Saints followed by burial Gwendoline Mary Daniel aged 88 service at Worcester Crematorium John Francis Thompson aged 79 service at All Saints and Stourbridge Crematorium Nora Dobson aged 89 - service at Stourbridge Crematorium

It’s Good for You It’s official! Medical experts agree that one of the best ways to keep fit doesn’t involve running, work-outs in the gym, or strict dieting. It’s much easier , and much more fun: it’s singing! And everyone can do it. If you haven’t tried singing for a long time, come along and try. Bewdley Choral Society starts its new season at 7.45 on Tuesday 20th September in St Anne’s Church. This is a friendly group which meets on Tuesdays from September to Easter. Everyone is welcome; you don’t have to be experienced or able to read music and you won’t be asked to sing on your own. To start the season we will be practising to sing along with a Brass Band in December. What are you waiting for? Come and enjoy keeping fit!


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PERSONAL COUNSELLING SERVICES Christine Holloway 01299 402545 CORST Accredited UKCP Reg www.personalcounsellingservices.co.uk Finding the joy in life is much easier said than done,or just remembering what used to make you smile or raise a chuckle can be difficult. Especially as life seems to be getting tougher. Asking for help is not a failure, it can take courage.But counselling for only a short while can make all the difference.I can't solve all the problems but I can help you think about them in a different or more positive way. Then change happens PEOPLE MOVE ON. Make peace with the past or present so that it won't spoil life now. Give me a chance to help, visit my web siteto see what is achievable.

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Meaton Lane, Kinlet, DY12 3DD Luxury for your cat, peace of mind for you. One of 4 catteries in Shropshire & Worcestershire, Recognised and listed by the Feline Advisory Bureau. Excellent facilities. On call Vet, always available. Please call for further details or brochure

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MARK WILLIAMS MIPW LICENSED WILLWRITER “As a retired Detective Superintendent Mark is definitely someone you can trust to write your Will in a way that saves your hard earned money and meets all the legal & financial requirements” Wills from £60/person(instructions taken in the comfort of your own home) Also: Lasting Powers of Attorney, Wealth Preservation & Probate

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marion evans solicitors 67 High Street, BEWDLEY DY12 2DJ

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marion evans or lynette atkinson family law including separation, divorce and issues involving children and finances.

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marion evans wills, probate and inheritance claims (home visits can be arranged).

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Your financial well being matters to us. Maximising your income and minimising your tax is our goal Call Paul Johnston on 01299 403503 or Visit www.dhjh.co.uk dhjh llp Springhill House 94-98 Kidderminster Road Bewdley, Worcestershire DY12 1DQ

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TOWN COUNCIL MEETING HELD ON 1st AUGUST Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Celebrations Councillors received information from the Government about the “Beacon Project” which aims to have 2012 Beacons lit across the country on Monday 4th June 2012 as part of the Jubilee celebrations. The beacons can either be traditional bonfires on open ground or gas lit flares erected on church towers. The Council is registering Bewdley as a place where a Beacon will be lit with a preference for having one lit on the St Anne’s Church Tower subject to agreement with the Vicar and Diocesan Authorities. Heritage Town Trail Markers The Town Clerk had reported upon the loss (believed theft) of 12 of the Town Heritage Trail pavement markers. These act as guides for visitors and locals walking round the town and across the river. Nine had gone from the Wribbenhall side and three from the town centre. Despite being fixed into and made flush with the pavement, they have been carefully prised out by persons unknown. Councillors agreed to take advice as to replacing them with a nonmetallic material to reduce risk of theft in the future. Localism Councillors agreed to set up a Working Group to look at the likely effect of the Localism Bill currently going through Parliament and how it could impact on the Town Council. Mayor’s Chain The Mayor’s Chain is an important piece of civic regalia which was acquired by the then Borough of Bewdley in 1897 to commemorate the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Victoria. However, during its history two of the 30 shields have become detached and are presumed lost and some repairs need to be carried out to the scrolls and the enamel. It was agreed that replicas of the shields should be made and the repairs should go ahead to restore it to its full value. Blackstone to Burlish 50 mph speed limit Councillors agreed to support proposals by the County Council to put in place a 50 mph speed limit on the B4195 from the Blackstone (by-pass) roundabout up through the sandstone cutting and onwards to Burlish where it becomes part of Stourport’s 30mph zone. Future Town Council meetings Future Town Council meetings held at The Guildhall on Mondays at 7.30pm are: 5th September, 10th October, 7th November and 5th December. Minutes of Town Council and Planning Committee Meetings are posted on the Notice Boards outside the Mayor’s Parlour, in the Guildhall Entrance and Load Street Car Park. They are also available at the Library and at the Town Clerk’s Office and on the Town Council’s page of www.bewdley.org.uk TOWN COUNCIL NEWS IS PRODUCED AND PUBLISHED BY BEWDLEY TOWN COUNCIL


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LOOKING AFTER ALL YOUR PET’S NEEDS MICROCHIP DAY WEDNESDAY 14TH SEPTEMBER MICROCHIP YOUR PET FOR JUST £12.50 17 SEVERNSIDE SOUTH, BEWDLEY, WORCESTERSHIRE DY12 2DX

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Edwin Har ris & Sons Funeral Directors

1, Crane Street, Kidderminster Worcs DY11 6XT Kidderminster Office:

01562 822625 / 823570

Bewdley & Stourport on Severn Location: 01299 829873

We are a well established independent family run business covering all areas of Worcestershire & the West Midlands. Circa 1897. Advice always available. Home visits arranged as required. Pre-paid funeral plans are advanced as part of our service. E-mail: contactus@edwinharris.co.uk Visit our website: www.edwinharris.co.uk

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CANINE SERVICES For The Quality Your Dog Deserves SPECIALISED BOARDING & DAY CRECHE Not Kennels, from your home to ours All Breeds and Temperaments Catered for We don't just look after your Dog We understand them, and their needs From the Large to the small All are Welcome Specialist Dog Trainer and Behaviourist Dog Whisperer For all your Training and Behavioural Problems CANINE SERVICES Can Help Family Business with a life time’s Experience in Dogs Breeders of fine Pugs and Chow Chows Please Call Telephone: 01299 896915 Mobile: 07973 237086 www.canineservices.co.uk

At Canine Design we undertake the following grooming services for you pampered pooch: Bathing, Nail Clipping, Grooming, Trimming, Ear Cleaning

Our grooming salon is a calm, quiet and very caring area. We also offer a collection and safe-return service for your prized pet.


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September In The Forest September can be a wonderful time of summer weather and autumn fruitfulness. The apples are ripening, the blackberries and damsons are nearly gone and the jam is made! A forest walk at this time of year is enlivened by the activity of birds and squirrels as they make the most of crops of the berries and nuts, while late flowers attract bees, hoverflies, butterflies and other insects. This is a good time to identify the different trees of the forest with the various kinds of seeds there to help you. Look out for acorns, beech nuts, bright red guelder rose and rowan berries, field maple keys and birch catkins. There is a new leaflet available from the Forestry Commission which introduces the “tree family” to young woodlanders, available free from our venues. On Saturday 11th September there will be a great event at the Wyre Forest Visitor Centre, Callow Hill, to mark the International Year of the Forest. Themes of the day will cover • Timber and firewood production, with tree felling and coppice wood crafts (Have a go at pole lathing and see hurdles being made!) • Wildlife displays in the newly-opened Wildside of Wyre museum and information in the Worcestershire Biological Records Centre • Sustainability trail around the beautiful, environmentally-friendly Community

Natural England Events In September 1st Bird walk and make a large wooden bird box for kids – 10:30am – 12:30pm £2 per child – Meet at Wyre Forest Visitor Centre 15th and 29th Tiny Adventurers – tots (aged 2-5) learn and play while parents relax! – 11am-1pm - £3 per child – Uncllys Farm,

Discovery Centre and an energy trail to help you “green” your home • A local produce market • Seed gathering, self-guided tree trail and crafts activities for families • The Earth Heritage Trust’s rock and fossil roadshow, tying in with the Severn Geopark and our very own Callow Hill quarry • Special menu deals at the Forest Cafe Come along between 10am and 4pm and celebrate the fact that we still have public forests in the UK in 2011!! Other events this month: Friday September 2nd Family Dusk Walk Explore the forest as night falls. Wear warm clothes and bring a torch. 7pm to 9pm, families with children aged 7 and over. Booking essential on 01299 266929. Saturday September 24th Nature Photography for Beginners at the Community Discovery Centre. £20 per person, subsidised by Grow With Wyre. Repeated October 5th. Please book. Saturday 1st October Fungus Foray 10.30am to 12.30 from Earnwood car park, or 2pm to 4pm from Hawkbatch. £6.50 per person, please book. Linda Iles, Forestry Commission Tanners Hill, Bewdley 17th Landscape painting for adults (beginners) – learn to paint in the beautiful forest surroundings – 11am – 1pm – FREE – Meet at Dry Mill Lane Car Park Booking is necessary for all events To book or for further information call Tabatha on 01299 400686 or e-mail tabatha.leigh@naturalengland.org.uk


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Off to the seaside Last month St Anne’s Church,waved goodbye to the Rev Joe Heaton. Joe has been Curate at the church for the last three years and now leaves to take up a parish on the Isle of Man, swapping land-locked Bewdley for a seaside parish. All four Anglican churches in the town packed the church for his farewell service and afterwards shared coffee and a special farewell cake iced by a parishioner, Mrs Sylvia Huckle. To mark the occasion the St Anne’s bellringers rang a quarter-peal in his honour after the service. Joe, who originally worked as a scientist in Malvern, said, “I have had a wonderful time in Bewdley. I have enjoyed getting to know such a wide variety of people – we leave with so many good memories.”

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Now you can get your very own Bridge 2012 calendar, featuring some of the stunning photographs taken by Gary Mayner featuring our wonderful historic town The Bridge regularly receives praise and positive comments about the standard of the pictures it features and a number of people have requested copies of the photographs and a few have suggested a calendar. The good news is that the calendar has now been designed and will be ready in October or sooner. An ideal gift The stunning calendar will be a folded A4 size (handy to post) and opens up to an A3 size to hang on the wall with a month to view. It will be printed in full colour on high quality paper and supplied in a white envelope so that you can post to your friends. All this for just £8. What a Christmas gift! The calendar will be avilable from a number of locations including St Anne’s Church, Bewdley Baptist Church, All Saints and other outlets in the town (more details in our next issue). You can also reserve your copy in advance by emailing your name and address to:postman@bewdleybridge.org.uk


The Bridge - September 2011