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Hello... …and welcome to the summer issue. How wonderful to look forward to the sense of freedom and release associated with the coming weeks. Soon, the exams will be over, school will be out and many of us will be due a holiday; time to take pleasure in the world, recharge and regroup. If that means looking for family days out you’ll find plenty of possibilities inside these pages with a range of traditional summer events on offer locally. They’re a great way to pass a few relaxing hours, catch up with old friends and meet some new faces in our community. This issue we bring you two more competitions, this time run in association with Spetchley Park Gardens and The Roses. As always, we also bring you news from a wide range of local traders and organisations, plus a variety of money saving vouchers on our Special Offers pages. Thanks for all the positive feedback recently. We are always open to new ideas so please get in touch with any suggestions on 01684 773135 or email me at lisa@lifeinthevillage.co.uk. Thanks also to all of you who have joined us on twitter; it’s a brilliant way to share news and ideas and keep in touch with what’s going on locally in between issues. Enjoy the summer. Until next time,

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WIN ONE OF FIVE FAMILY TICKETS FOR THE SPECTACULAR RE-ENACTMENT AT SPETCHLEY PARK GARDENS Bringing 2000 years of history to life over one weekend of fabulous entertainment Will you be one of five lucky winners? It’s simple; just send an email or a postcard headed ‘Competition’ by Thursday 31st July 2014 Prizes: 5 x Family Tickets, 2 adults & 2 children, for entry on 16th or 17th August worth £45

SUPERB HISTORICAL RE-ENACTMENTS Win one of five pairs of tickets to watch over 300 reenactors from ten periods of history live, drill and slug it out in mock battle scenes this August. With a wonderful atmosphere, it’s fun for all the family, and educational too. Talk to the re-enactors in their tented villages and learn how they lived, cooked, fought and socialised. There will be Greek Hoplites, Viking Warriors, Tudor Doctors, English Civil War protagonists, Napoleonic Musketeers, WW2 Tommies, members of the German Wehrmacht and much more. Standard entrance is £7.50 for adults and £2.50 for children. Sorry but no 2 for 1 offers, concessionary rates or HHA passes at this event. Enquiries 01905 345 106

HOW TO ENTER To enter either:  send an email entitled ‘Competition’ to henry.berkeley@berkeleyestate.co.uk or  send a postcard to Henry Berkeley c/o The Estate Office, Spetchley, Worcester WR5 1RS by Thursday 31st July 2014. Please include your name, address and telephone numbers. Winners will be notified by Monday 4th August 2014. Tickets will be held on the gate. Terms & Conditions: One entry per household. Competition closes Thursday 31 st July 2014. The winner will be informed by Monday 4th August 2014. Tickets will be held for collection on the gate. The name of the winners can be obtained from Henry Berkeley, Spetchley Park Gardens Charitable Trust, c/o The Estate Office, Spetchley, Worcester WR5 1RS after Monday 4 th August 2014. Prize not redeemable for cash. Judges decision is final. No correspondence will be entered into. By entering this competition you agree to be contacted by Spetchley Park Gardens Charitable Trust. Your information will not be shared with any third party.

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Contents Competitions & Vouchers 9 Competition with Spetchley Park Gardens 43 Competition with The Roses 46 Your Money Saving Vouchers

Local Events 21 Fladbury Festival & Walkabout th

25 The 68 Great Comberton Flower Show 29 An Invitation to Bredon Boat Races 33 Pershore Plum Festival with Wychavon 35 Dumbleton Fete 39 Bredon Fun Day

Local Life 7 Welcome 13 Sophisticated Summerhouses with L&L 15 Introducing Graham West Hair Design 16 WWT Wildlife Page: Grass Snakes 18 Introducing The Berkeley Worcester 23 Get a Free Flea Check with Folly Gardens Vets 26 Update Your Heating with Johnston Scotia 37 Rogue Traders with West Mercia 40 Where Caring Really Counts with St Richards 45 Life in the Village; Join Us On Twitter 49 Index

What can you save this season? Vouchers p46-48

Front cover image: Š www.Shutterstock.com/Christian Jung This page clockwise from the top; Fladbury Festival & Walkabout; Nordic Garden Pavilion from L&L; Pershore Plum Festival; Bredon Boat Races.

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Sophisticated Summerhouses

Expert advice on new stand alone glass garden buildings from L&L

A Pavilion in white with a polycarbonate roof and laminate flooring, styled as a summerhouse with space for dining

L&L, in tandem with established Welsh supplier, Nordic Garden Buildings, have launched a brand new range of stand alone glass buildings, ideal for use as a summerhouse. Director, John Lannen explains more.

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lmost all of us love spending a summer evening in the garden with a glass of wine in hand. Yet too often, in our climate, we find ourselves frustrated that the warmth of the day has faded too soon. We’ll fetch a jumper, perhaps huddle around a chimenea, then eventually give up and retreat indoors. Our new

range of glass garden buildings changes all that, giving you the chance to enjoy your garden more frequently, and later into the evening, than you could if you simply sat outside. The notion of a summerhouse is nothing new but what is new is our ability to build them in a range of styles and sizes, using modern, thermally efficient glass.


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Offering panoramic views of your garden, permanence and longevity, a glass summerhouse gives you a more sophisticated environment in which to relax than one made of timber. A glazed structure also provides a number of practical advantages. The cost of timber is constantly rising so, surprisingly, glass is now often comparable in price. A glass/PVCu structure is also stronger, more permanent and far more secure than one made of wood. Nordic Garden Buildings are manufactured by a Welsh company that has been manufacturing products from PVCu for 40 years. Their range of garden buildings was launched in Europe where they have been tested against weather conditions much more extreme than here, and proven to be robust. Each one comes complete with multipoint door and window locks, and a guarantee. And unlike timber structures, they need no annual maintenance. A glass building enables you to spend more time in your garden, whatever the season. With six

Extend the evenings with a glass summerhouse colour options and a choice of glass, brickwork, roofing and flooring there is a model to suit your garden, your taste and your

Created for You! Wide range of sizes, colours, styles, roofing, heating and flooring available

Bring style to your garden with six colour options budget. With careful decoration, inside and out, you can create a unique personal space to sit and read, relax with a drink or share a meal with friends. But how do you go about maintaining a comfortable temperature, all year round? Insulation, automatic air vents, roof vents, windows and air conditioning can all help. Heating can be added via a simple electric fan heater, under floor heating or even a wood burning stove. Installation onto an existing patio or deck is easy and will take our skilled team only one or two days. This means that your garden building is also portable; you won’t even have to part with it if you move house. Our new Nordic Garden Buildings display area is expanding; look out for details of our Open Day this summer. To find out more please visit our Tewkesbury showroom at Red Lane, alongside the river. Our friendly team are available Monday to Friday 8.30am-5pm and Saturday 9am-1pm. We offer complimentary parking and refreshments and promise no high pressure sales.

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Aveda Hair Colour Specialist Graham West is celebrating a year since the launch of his luxury salon at Craycombe Farm, Fladbury, near Pershore. We talked to him about what makes it so special. Why do you choose to be an Aveda exclusive salon? We care about our clients and want them to look and feel amazing. Our specialism is in colouring hair, as well as cutting and dressing it, and our top priority is to give an honest, unpretentious service. Aveda offers a natural colour and product range that gives superb results. Working with them, we can help you achieve a fabulous haircut that you will love.

being a good hairdresser is all about one thing; listening to a woman and helping her create a practical look which helps her feel like the best version of herself, every day.

What’s the concept behind your salon? I’d worked in top salons in London and the Cotswolds for twenty years and reached the point in my life where I wanted to apply my learning and create something of my own. My commitment is to offer an environment where everyone feels welcome and comfortable. Over the years I’ve been involved in management and education as well as stage and show work, all over the world. What I discovered is that

How do you keep it fresh? My team are highly trained, experienced and constantly updating their skills. We stock the full range of Aveda hair and make up products and are also experts in Balayage, the French art of free hand colouring. Plenty of clients visit the salon and ‘interview’ us before we cut their hair. Why not book your complimentary consultation and see for yourself if we make the grade?

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WWT on Grass

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Grass Snake Swimming taken at Lower Smite Farm, Worcester: Wendy Carter

Ever spotted a snake locally? Wendy Carter of WWT offers some tips .

I Grass Snake Phil Thomas

Grass Snakes Rosemary Winnall

could hardly believe my eyes last summer when I was walking along the Avon near Eckington and saw a grass snake swim across the river. I knew they could swim but hadn’t reckoned on one beating the current and crossing without drifting downstream. Despite being the UK’s largest reptile, these wary speedsters can be difficult to spot. Females grow well over a metre long which makes them easy to separate from the much rarer adders (mainly seen in the north of our county). Grass snakes have a rather obvious greeny-yellow collar around their neck and are olive green with black bars down their flanks (they lack the adder’s distinctive zigzag pattern). Grass snakes are great swimmers – they can stay submerged for up

to 30 minutes - and hunt frogs, toads and fish; they’ll sometimes take small mammals and birds if the mood takes. You may also spot them basking on your compost (or manure) heap; these fabulously warm places are perfect for laying eggs in. In our wildlife garden at Lower Smite Farm last July we were delighted to discover a clutch of eggs. We quickly re-covered them but it was an important lesson in not turning the compost at a critical time of year for snakes! Depending on the temperature, their eggs take around six to eight weeks to hatch. Grass snakes are harmless to humans and will only show aggression if they are cornered. As with all wildlife it’s best to leave them alone and simply admire their speed and agility as they disappear into the distance.

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NEW! Freshly Renovated The Berkeley, formerly The Berkeley Arms, at Spetchley has recently undergone renovation. We caught up with new proprietor, Anthony Palmer, and found out about his commitment to offer a great new place to eat and meet.

to put together the right team in the right location. Working in tandem with Enterprise Inns, we have invested in the business and are here to stay.

What’s new at The Berkeley?

What’s on the menu?

Since my team arrived in March we’ve renamed the business, enhanced the appearance of the building inside and out, put up new signage, overseen a £45k facelift to the garden and car park, created a fresh new menu and scheduled a calendar of great entertainment in the form of monthly tribute acts for the coming months. We are also organising a Wedding Fayre here on Sunday 28th September.

What experience does your team bring?

The reason we’ve been able to achieve so much so quickly is that myself, my Operations Manager, Emma, and my Head Chef, Dean, are a long established working team. I’ve spent the last 14 years as General Manager of various 3 and 4 Star hotels across the UK, most recently in Sutton Coldfield. I’d been thinking about my own business for a while but needed

We offer an extensive menu with a great range of dishes on our specials board and smaller portions for lighter appetites. We have partnered up with some amazing local suppliers as fresh locally sourced food is important to us. The bar serves a variety of real ales, continental lagers and wines from around the world with a good selection of these available by the glass. All this can be enjoyed in our freshly


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Afternoon Offer!* Mon-Thurs 12noon-6pm 2 courses and a glass of house wine, beer or soft drink for only £14.95 per person or 3 courses for £19.95 A Selection from Our Menu: Chicken Liver Terrine £5.25 Smoked Salmon £6.50 Assorted Breads, Olives & Sundried Tomatoes £3.95 …..………………………….

Chicken Caesar Salad £9.95 Longhorn 28 Day Dry Aged Beef Burger £10.95 Beer Battered Cod £11.95 Roasted Sweet Potato and Spinach Curry £9.95 The Berkeley BBQ Melt £10.95 Penne Pasta Arrabbiata £8.95

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decorated bar and restaurant, the ‘Mains’ section of the menu Monday-Saturday 12noon-5pm with open fires for the winter and a family friendly outdoor * space for the summer. We provide a relaxing your food bill when ordered atmosphere whenever you visit Monday-Friday from 6pm *See vouchers on Offer Pages and three different dining offers T’s & C’s apply in place to encourage you to try us, Ends 30/9/14 we offer fantastic value for money.

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Our function suite offers seating for 150 guests or 200 informally. My team has overseen the smooth running of numerous large events. Come and talk to us to find out more about why you can trust us with your wedding or corporate hospitality. Or come along to one of our upcoming tribute nights?

The Berkeley is conveniently located on the A44 Evesham Road, Spetchley, en route to Junction 6, M5 Worcester, WR7 4QL. Newly renovated, we are open daily 9am to 11pm and food is served from 9am to 9pm. Free WiFi and ample free parking.

www.theberkeleyworcester.co.uk Call 01905 345269 info@theberkeleyworcester.co.uk

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Chocolate Brownie £4.95 Sticky Toffee Pudding £4.95 Chef’s Cheesecake £4.95 ………………………………

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Weddings & Christenings Corporate Events Conferences Christmas & New Year Flexible Packages

Monthly Tribute Nights!  Sept 26th, ABBA  Oct 31st, Elvis Presley  Nov 28th, Neil Diamond & Tom Jones  Jan 30th, Rod Stewart  Feb 27th, Take That  Mar 27th, Michael Jackson All tribute nights are £27.50pp to include a 3 course meal

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21 Photos: entries to the annual Photo Competition

The Asparagus Run

12th & 13th July 11am-5pm            

Flower Festival Open Gardens NEW! Scarecrows NEW Circus Skills (Sun) Children’s Sports Activities Historic Mills & Displays Boat Trips & Wire Ferry Stalls & Attractions Music & Entertainment 3km Fun Run (11am Sun) Refreshments Extensive Parking

Run at 11am on Sunday. To enter contact Ezbe Bruce on 07795 050705 or at ezbe.bruce@gmail.com. Every year we also run a Digital Photo Competition so why not add another dimension to the day and bring along With Vice Chair Steve Curtis. your camera? Entries to be submitted ur village event has become a electronically by 31st July to Vale tradition but every year walkabout@fladburyvillage.co.uk. we are introducing new Maximum of one entry please in each features to improve it. This year we of the following categories; Flowers, have added scarecrows, circus skills House & Garden, Humour, People and activities for children on the and River. The money we raise each sports field. We have also extended year is used to maintain our historic the parking available, with spaces churches and promote good causes. now on offer at both ends of the For further details please visit village. We are always happy to www.fladburyvillage.co.uk. Adults consider any new ideas, please email £6 daily, Under 15’s Free, Weekend your comments to the committee at: Ticket £10. Free Parking and walkabout@fladburyvillage.co.uk Minibus Shuttle. For enquiries call This year there will be a 3km Fun please call 01386 860363.

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Folly Gardens Veterinary Surgeons, clockwise from left Brad, Lizzie, Dev, Meg, Tim & Jo

Pet Talk How To Get a FREE Flea Check Folly Gardens Vets, Tewkesbury and Bishops Cleeve is supporting The Big Flea Guarantee. which enables you to get a FREE flea check for your dog. Vet Jo Mansfield explains more. f you’ve ever been unfortunate enough to need to have your home fumigated, you will be one of the few pet owners who never forgets to apply flea treatment. It’s not a pleasant subject, but fleas breed so quickly that a flea infestation is something that you will always remember. Every summer, as soon as the sun comes out, we see an increase in the number of pets brought in with fleas, ticks and lice. It’s not surprising when you consider that in 21 days one flea can become a thousand; a single female flea can produce up to 1,500 eggs a month and adult fleas can survive on your pet for up to 113 days. With climate change bringing milder, wetter winters and warm, dry summers, it’s harder than ever to keep our pets and homes flea and tick free. Plus, most of us lead such busy lives that remembering exactly when flea treatment is due is easy to overlook. One of the key advantages of joining Folly Gardens Pet Health Plan is that you will receive free, regular flea treatment reminders and the appropriate advice and products. Many people only realise that that their pet may have fleas when they see frantic scratching,

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68th Great Comberton Flower Show Brailes Orchard, Great Comberton, Pershore WR10 3DT 2-5pm Saturday 23rd August 2014

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The Great Comberton Show was first held in 1946 with the objective of helping to purchase the school, now the Village Hall, from the Ministry of Education. Held annually since (with just one cancellation in 1967) this traditional show thrives. In the morning entries for the produce are judged and cups awarded then the fete opens at 2pm. Chair Suzanne Hamilton explains.

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his year, the 68th Fruit and Flower show will be held in the idyllic setting of Great Comberton’s Brailles Orchard, overlooked by Bredon Hill and our lovely church. The central piece of this traditional show is the historic marquee with classes for wine, fruit, vegetables, art and crafts, cookery and children, all fiercely competed for. There is always some friendly banter about whose marrow is the biggest! Classes are

open to all and it’s great fun to get involved. Surrounding the marquee are a great selection of traditional village and quality crafts stalls plus fun games and activities. These range from our famous egg throwing, plank plodding and novelty dog show to the Google treasure hunt. New this year we also have a friendly Punch and Judy show. If you have a classic car then please bring it and enter it for “the car our judge would

most like to take home”. There will be plenty of refreshments available during the afternoon including village WI teas, a BBQ, ice creams and the friendly bar which is legendary. The end of the afternoon sees the Award of the Cups and auction of prize winning exhibits. We are proud to be one of the longest running village and produce shows, well supported by local families. Please do come along and join us.

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Can you topple Folly Gardens Vets as ‘Head of the River?’ Entry is just £20 for a crew of eight!

BREDON BOAT RACES

Love the river? In a local club? Why not put together a team for the annual bell boating races on the Avon this summer.

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he Annual Bredon Boat Races will take place on Saturday September 6th from 12noon to 4.30pm. Come along for an afternoon of excitement, adrenalin and fun; watch the racing, take refreshments from the cider or tea tents and have a go at the bottle stall. The kids can play games and try to win a Jolly Jam Jar and there’s no need to worry about food as a barbeque with delicious locally sourced burgers and hot dogs will be on offer. The hugely popular ReVIVals will entertain us during the afternoon. All funds raised will go towards the upkeep of the historic St Giles Church in

Bredon. The stone work around the big West Door, used by bridal couples, is crumbling and the repairs will cost thousands, so every penny generated will help. Teams of eight are invited to apply in two categories; adult and under 14’s. If you’d like to take part why not set yourself up as Captain and recruit a crew of seven others to represent your pub, club, or workplace? Entry is just £20 per team. To make the event more entertaining, fancy dress and fun facts about team members are encouraged for use by the announcer on the day. To book your place please call or email Amanda Bath for an entry form 01684 772237.

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Saturday 6th September 12noon - 4.30pm Tips for Bell Boaters  Turn up at midday or you may miss your first race!  Wear team kit or fancy dress; it could boost team spirit and it will certainly lift the spirits of spectators.  Bring along family and friends. As well as the races, there will be entertainment and refreshments to keep your energy levels up.  Don’t worry about equipment as it will all be supplied on the day but do be prepared to get splashed! This event is kindly sponsored by Johnston Scotia. Raising funds in aid of St. Giles Church Reg’d Charity No. 1129909 The Old Rectory Meadow Dock Lane, Bredon GL20 7LG


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AT A GLANCE… PLUM FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS Sunday 27th July Plum Princess Garden Party

Pershore will be going plum crazy this summer as it turns the town purple to celebrate the fruit for which it is famous. Wychavon Tourism Officer and Chair of Pershore Plum Festival, Angela Tidmarsh, explains more.

in August in the run up to the Bank Holiday.

Thursday 7th, 14th & 21st August Plum Tours With the help of Evesham Vale Tour Guides and Dudley’s Coaches we are offering a unique experience for plum lovers with an Sunday 27th July exciting guided tour of the Plum Princess Garden Party beautiful Georgian town of Celebrate the start of the 2014 Pershore and its famous fruit. New festival by attending this unique themed garden party at The Angel for 2014 is a stop at Pershore in Pershore where this year’s Plum College, a national centre for horticulture. Princess will be crowned. This event includes fancy dress, music, Saturday 23rd- Monday 25th August - Plum Festival Bank games and refreshments. Holiday Weekend Tuesday 29th July Join us for three days of plum fun. The Angel Hotel Pershore Plum Over the long weekend The Angel Festival Racenight will be hosting the Big Plum, The festival resurrects its Beer, Food and Music Festival prestigious history to return with the Pershore Plum Festival Family while Plum Alley will be bustling on Saturday with plum products, Racenight, proudly sponsored by The Angel Hotel. It will be full of tastings, plenty of entertainment and the judging of the purple show Victorian and Edwardian history window competition. of the Land O’ Plums Chase, a On Bank Holiday Monday horse race ran over 70 years ago, Pershore will be full to the brim in celebration of the famous with plummy pleasures providing Pershore Plum. a plum crazy day out for visitors Saturday 2nd August coming from far and wide. Pershore Plum Festival Launch Attractions throughout the town The Festival opens its doors with include; plenty of plums and an official launch on Saturday 2nd plummy products, entertainment, August. Prunella the Pershore classic cars, award winning Purple Plum will be present farmers market, children’s alongside a host of entertainment entertainment zone, learning and and plum fun to kick start the development area, arts and crafts, month long festivities. The Pickled numerous stalls and a food village. Plum will be carrying on with a But it doesn’t stop there; the Plum Factor singing competition Pickled Plum will also be hosting from 4pm. There will be plum the Plum Jam providing plenty of sales, products, tastings, advice entertainment taking you into the and entertainment every Saturday Bank Holiday Monday evening.

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Tuesday 29th July The Angel Hotel Pershore Plum Festival Racenight Saturday 2nd August Plum Festival Launch Saturday 2nd August Plum Factor, Pickled Plum Pub Thursday 7th, 14th, 21st August Plum Coach Tours Saturday 9th, 16th, 23rd August Plum Alley (Chapman Court) Wednesday 20th August Plum Bike Meet Pershore Town Centre Saturday 23rd August - Monday 25th August Big Plum, Beer, Food and Music Festival, The Angel Hotel Monday 25th August Plum Festival Fayre Day Monday 25th August Plum Jam, Pickled Plum Pub What’s On offer...  Huge variety of Plums  Plummy Foods & Products  Gardeners Question Time  Plum Alley  Plum Abbey  Plum Bazaar  Plum Fun Zone  Plum Parade  Plum Cruises  Plum Tours  Plum Food Village  Music, Dance & Comedy  Art Exhibition & Craft Stalls  Beer Festival  Shopping & Indoor Market  Racenight  Farmers Market  Tower Tours  Vintage Cars  And much more


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Prefer Golf? 19th September is Dumbleton Cricket Club’s Annual Golf Day at Tewkesbury Park Golf Club. Teams of 4 & a ‘Shotgun start.' Contact Craig Sharp: Craig@AllenFabs.co.uk

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BANK HOLIDAY MONDAY 25TH AUGUST 2-5PM Dumbleton Fete is a set in a picturesque village beside the Cricket Pavilion. Matthew Venner reveals what’s on offer at this year’s event.

Cricket Week Festival 28th - 31st July Cricket week 2014 kicks off with a bang with the comedian Jethro appearing as our guest speaker at Gents Night. We then have four 'day' games starting with Mogador Wanderers on 28th. Each include a player’s lunch & light tea; with guest meals available at £15pp. A great way to enjoy cricket at the club. Book individual tickets or tables for 8 or 10 via Richard Simpson on 07980 600241 or email Info@CotswoldBites.co.uk

t’s probably the best village fête in the world! This annual event has been run for as many years as anyone can remember and always attracts a huge crowd. Parking for an enormous number of cars is available in the parkland adjacent to the ground. It’s a great place to meet up with friends and this year promises to be better as good as ever. Set in picturesque parkland, surrounded by magnificent trees in our tranquil, welcoming village, the fete offers a fantastic afternoon for all the family. You better arrive on time if you want the chance of winning a prize at the notorious bottle stall, or get the best pickings from a range of books, food and bric-a-brac. There will be games, face painting, Punch and Judy, bouncy castles, swingboats, skittles and more for the children. Adults

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ROGUE traders

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orcestershire Regulatory Services (Trading Standards) and local police officers have been working together across the county clamping down on rogue traders who are targeting local residents. Rogue traders are criminals. They often appear in the guise of professional tradesmen, using printed leaflets and well maintained vehicles to fool consumers. Criminal activities carried out can include fraud, charging high prices for poor workmanship or work that is not even carried out. There are also known links between burglary and rogue trader activity. As this type of crime happens at the homes of consumers, it is often known as doorstep crime. Criminals concerned are known to actively target and seek out vulnerable members of our community. The Worcestershire rogue trader response team attends incidents within the county when it is believed a rogue trader is targeting local residents. Apprehending criminals and disrupting their activities is the objective of the team and acts as a forceful deterrent to criminals, sending out a clear message that we will act and use the legal powers at our disposal. When a contract is agreed in a consumer’s home a written cancellation notice must be provided

detailing a seven day cooling off period. If a cancellation notice is provided a trader cannot start work until the seven days expire, unless written permission is provided by the householder. This cooling off period is designed to allow the consumer breathing space and a chance to change their mind. If these cancellation rights are ignored by the trader an offence will be committed and the trader will not be able to legally make you pay for any work provided. Worcestershire has developed an "early warning" system that alerts residents to rogue trader activity in the county. Information is passed via Neighbourhood Watch co-ordinators and parish councils so that residents can be on their guard. The number of recorded incidents involving doorstep crime in Worcestershire is low. This may be because the majority of victims are elderly or vulnerable people who are worried about reporting crime. Some people are also embarrassed that they have been conned or fear reprisals. It is vitally important that all incidents of this type are reported, however insignificant they may seem. If you think rogues are targeting your area then contact Regulatory Services or the Police. Regulatory Services can also provide "no cold calling cards" a card you can display on your door to deter cold callers. If you need tradesmen don’t rely on door to door callers, always get further quotes and use the Worcestershire Trader Register, a register of local tradesmen. Worcestershire Trader Register: 01905 765394 www.worcestershire.gov.uk/traderregister To report an incident contact Regulatory Services via Consumer Direct on 08454 040506 or visit www.worcestershire.gov.uk/tradingstandards If you have any information or concerns you can raise them by contacting your Safer Neighbourhood Team on 101 or dial 999 in an emergency. You can also call Crimestoppers on 0800 555111 to report information anonymously.

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Bredon FUN DAY Saturday 6th July 12noon - 4pm

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his year, Bredon Fun Day will be held on Bredon Playing Fields, Main Road, Bredon, between 12noon 4pm on Sunday 6th July. We have lots of activities planned including a range of different sports such as tennis, rugby and football plus many games and crafts too. There will be a bouncy castle, climbing wall and obstacle course or you could have a go at learning some circus skills or drumming. Also on offer will be a variety of stalls, a tombola, face painting and biscuit decorating. When you are ready to relax then our tea tent will be the place to sit down and enjoy a delicious selection of cakes, or enjoy

something from the BBQ or ice cream van! Last year's event won the 'Sports Partnership Herefordshire & Worcestershire Community Project of the Year 2013' award and we hope that this year's event will be even better! Entry is FREE and there will be something for all ages, so put the date in your diary and bring the whole family along, but sorry no dogs allowed. Bredon Community Play & Recreation promotes the development of community spaces that offer inspiring and inclusive recreation opportunities for all members of the Bredon community. For further information or to get involved,

please contact Lucy Donovan on 01684 773292 or email bredon@live.co.uk You can also follow us on facebook at facebook.com/ bredonplays

Summer Play Days Every Monday from 21st July 10am to 4pm (excluding Bank Holiday in August when it will be on Tuesday 26th instead!)

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Counts Where caring really

Volunteer Complementary Therapists are needed to enhance the care offered to patients at St Richard’s Hospice. Moo Barrie, Complementary Therapy Coordinater explains more.

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relaxing aromatherapy massage or a reflexology treatment can make a big difference to the well-being of patients at St Richard's Hospice but we need more volunteer complementary therapists to meet demand. A team of nine volunteer therapists and two part-time paid staff currently offer a range of treatments including reflexology, Indian head massage, Reiki, Shiatsu, relaxation and visualization techniques, among others. We are hoping to encourage more qualified therapists to come forward and join our team. Patients who attend the Day Hospice, those being cared for in the In-patient Unit (IPU) or who usually see a specialist St Richard's nurse in their own homes, as well as bereaved relatives, come into the Wildwood Drive centre in Worcester for treatments. In March alone the Complementary Therapy team gave 29 treatments to Day Hospice patients, 26 to outpatients, seven to IPU patients, four to carers and saw five new referrals. Patients have often had no

experience of complementary therapies for therapeutic reasons. They might have had a pampering session in a spa but the service we offer is a little different. The treatments are very relaxing and help patients to cope with their illness and body image. They really appreciate the difference it can make to their well-being. Patients are usually offered a course of six treatments and can ask to be re-referred but such is the demand there may be a waiting list. We would love to expand the service even further in the future, but to do so, we need additional complementary therapists to volunteer their help. Volunteer complementary therapists need to be members of their appropriate professional body, be fully insured and have three to five years practical experience. We ask that you commit to work at least one session fortnightly either: 9.30 1.30 / 1.30 - 5.30 / or an evening. In the last year complementary therapists volunteered 923 hours in patient care. Stella Reeve from Hallow started as a volunteer here in 2005 and currently volunteers one morning a week. "I had never worked in this environment before and was very

apprehensive but I quickly realised that I need not have worried! I soon got to know the other volunteer therapists and joined in the regular meetings for information and support. I knew all the benefits of my therapy but I was amazed at the difference it made to the patients. If they're new to aromatherapy and massage, patients are also pleasantly surprised by how much better they feel - not only does it relax them and take their minds off their illness and treatments but it also helps them cope with the side effects afterwards. The patients say it is wonderful to have something to look forward to. Of course, there are benefits for me too as I know that I am doing something so worthwhile. There is a real 'feel good factor' from volunteering and knowing that my skills can make such a difference. It is also so beneficial to be part of the whole team at St Richard's and to have opportunities for my own learning and development as a therapist." Deborah Cook, from Worcester is a qualified reflexologist and has volunteered here for the last ten years. “When faced with a life threatening disease, as a patient, relative or carer, the


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power of touch is immeasurable. I have met some amazing people, who have shared their precious time with me and hopefully I have been able to bring them some comfort, distraction and relaxation with the reflexology." Anyone interested in joining our team, please contact Volunteer Services at St Richard's Hospice on 01905 763963 or fill in the application form online at the address below. St Richard's Hospice provides free specialist palliative care for patients living with cancer and

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