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Hello... …and welcome to the winter issue. Sitting here in the afternoon sunshine, with the sky blue and the leaves still clinging to the trees, it’s hard to imagine a wintery gale buffeting against the windows. The lanes slippery with ice. The challenge of my alarm clock on a freezing January morning. There’s a bit of me that dreads winter but over the last few years I’ve tried hard to find all the positives in it. I’ve learned that like most things in life, so much depends upon how you view it. There’s a woman I know who talks about loving the dark nights; she takes comfort in drawing the curtains on the world at 4pm and just being at home with her family. The first time she told me this, her words took me by surprise. I sensed that it might be a good idea to stop longing for warmth and sunshine, and instead, reset my thinking. Winter is, after all, a great time to reflect on the journey you are taking, enjoy the pleasures of food and fire, recharge and plan new ways of being. Looking forward to 2014, there’s so much to be positive about life in the villages locally. Amongst other things, we bring you news of a brand new local foodie event and two great competitions so be sure to get yourself involved. I am so grateful to all the inspiring people, businesses and organisations who have supported our magazines this year. Here’s wishing you a warm and healthy winter. Enjoy the festivities! Until next time,

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Contents Competitions & Vouchers 15 Competition with The Roses 61 Competition with Spetchley Park Gardens 63 Your money saving winter vouchers

Local Events 19 NEW! Upton FAB Festival 31 Your Christmas Calendar with Wychavon

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Local Life 8 Welcome 16 Keep Warm with Johnston Scotia 21 Pet Talk with Folly Gardens Vets 23 How To Get a Wise Deal with Car Trade Direct 25 A Voyage of Revival at Spetchley Park Gardens 29 Legal Column with QS Thomson Bancks 32 Your New Look Pershore Library 36 NEW! Life in the Village on Twitter 39 The New Timber Alternative with L & L 40 Progress for Worcestershire Breast Care Unit 43 Property Talk with Gusterson Palmer James 44 Enhanced Community Support with West Mercia 46 Thirty Years of Caring at St Richard’s 49 NEW! Education Column with Dr Evans 51 Relax at Brown’s Garden Restaurant 53 WWT Wildlife Page: Gulls 54 In Memory: Diana’s Calendar 56 How To Support Our Youth 59 Local Arts with The Roses 65 Index

What can you save this winter? Vouchers p63-64 Front cover image: © www.Shutterstock.com/B. and E. Dudzinscy. This page clockwise from the top; Spetchley Park Gardens; Dr Tony Evans, Headteacher at Prince Henry’s High School; Eckington Bridge; Upton FAB Festival/Rayeesa Asghar Sandys


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Local support for the Johnston Scotia HomeCare Plan has created two new jobs in Bredon. Have you been part of it?

Winter is the time of year when being warm and having free flowing hot water feels like one of the essentials of life. M.D. Scott Johnston explains how joining the Johnston Scotia HomeCare Plan will help ensure you and your family stay warm this winter, support our local economy and save you money.

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SO WHY IS YOUR LOCAL HOMECARE PLAN CHEAPER THAN A NATIONAL ONE? There are many reasons, all linked to the basic aims and economics of our business model which is about wanting to focus our business locally. Keeping more engineers employed locally means we can manage the time WHAT FEEDBACK ARE YOU of our team more efficiently and GETTING FROM LOCAL PEOPLE? keep our fuel costs lower. We Word of mouth seems to be remain a family company, not a getting out. We’ve been amazed plc. Although we have to by the support the community generate a profit like any has given us which has far company, we’re not beholden to exceeded our original hopes. shareholders demanding ever Almost every day somebody increasing returns. Our ambitions comes into the office and are about making a reasonable explains that they’ve decided to living, maintaining our business join our Plan on the and giving a good level of recommendation of a friend or service to the community. neighbour. Having received a renewal notice on their existing SO LOCAL SUPPORT HAS NOW policy and done their sums, TRANSLATED INTO NEW JOBS? they’ve realised that they can Yes, as a local employer it’s save a significant amount of been fantastic to be able to money by switching to us. They recruit two new heating tell us they prefer to support a engineers recently as a direct local company and feel reassured result of the support shown for by knowing that we are not a our HomeCare Plan. If the faceless call centre but a team of current trend continues we will

need to recruit more engineers. It’s satisfying to have formulated a policy which seems to be working for us, homeowners, and the community at large. CAN SMALL BUSINESSES TAKE OUT A POLICY? Yes, but we do have to be sensible so if the premises are large, we would need to carry out a free survey first to assess. Our plan has also proved very popular with landlords who appreciate the fact that it makes for a hassle free letting as far as heating, hot water, plumbing and electrics are concerned. SO HOW DO I TAKE OUT A HOMECARE PLAN? It’s easy; it takes just five minutes to complete our form. Plus, if you join before the end of February you will receive a FREE £10 Costa Coffee Gift Card. There’s no catch; this offer is simply our incentive to you to do the paperwork. If you’d like to join us simply request an application pack today. You can pop into our friendly Bredon office, call 01684 773747 or visit us at: www.johnstonscotia.com

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NEW! Upton FAB Festival 27th-29th June 2014; save the date and be part of a brand new food and beer festival in Upton celebrating local food & drink heroes from the Three Counties . Lizzy Hughes

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Food Critic Charles Campion

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Upton FAB Festival 27th-29th June 2014 is a full scale food festival, running alongside the Jazz Festival, with over 100 exhibitors, celebrity chef demos and culinary masterclasses. Also, a full scale beer festival with 100 ales and 50 perries/ciders. Organiser, Jo Watts, explains more. Promising a top quality weekend, Upton FAB festival have teamed up with some renowned foodies nationally to plan a fantastic new local event. Charles Campion, food judge (Masterchef), writer and critic will open the Festival, bringing press coverage to the area. Katie and Glyn from Wot’s Cooking are on board organising the best local chefs to show you how to cook their signature dishes. Full details can be found on our website but to give you a taster: Rayeesa Asghar Sandys

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dining experience; Ali Imdad, a Great British Bake Off contestant, will be baking; Felice Tocchinni will be bringing Italian style and Lizzy Hughes specialises in vegan and gluten free! Two musical stages and a host of competitions such as the FAB Bake Off and a mega Tug of War contest will keep you entertained! If you are a local food or drink producer it’s an opportunity to showcase your products and build brand awareness. Please visit our website today. Get involved!

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Pet Talk How To Make The Best Pet Care Affordable

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t Folly Gardens we treat a lot of working dogs like police, army, guide and sheep dogs. It is essential that these dogs are kept in excellent health because as a working member of a team they are a vital asset. For this reason, as well as insuring their animals against accident or illness with a scheme such as PetPlan, many of our working dog clients also choose to put their dogs on our lifelong preventative healthcare programme called the Folly Gardens Pet Health Plan. Good quality pet cover is an important consideration for pet owners as it alleviates the worry of the potentially costly financial implications of veterinary treatment. It allows you and your vet to make decisions based upon what is best for your pet rather than look at the cost/benefit of each option. Our plan was devised by looking at the cost of essential treatments such as neutering, vaccinations, flea treatments, worming and dentals - totting up the figure, applying a discount and then dividing the cost into affordable monthly payments. This combination of Folly

Expert Advice on how to provide the best care in the most affordable way for your dogs, cats and small animals from Brad Cooper of Folly Gardens, Tewkesbury, and Bishops Cleeve.

Gardens Pet Health Plan and Petplan proved invaluable to one of our farming clients. Lewis, a one year old Welsh Border Collie, specially bred by his owners to be the farm’s next sheepdog, was bitten on the foot by an adder whilst at work on Bredon Hill. Snake bites in dogs can be serious and it soon became clear that Lewis was in trouble. I took care of Lewis from his first emergency treatment, and soft tissue operations, through to his rehabilitation. A long road to recovery lay ahead as the bite and subsequent reaction resulted in him losing all of the skin on his foreleg. He needed daily dressing changes and, eventually, skin grafts. Luckily for Lewis and his owners they were able to receive the best treatment available, including visits to an internationally renowned soft tissue specialist in Birmingham, because all the cost was covered by their Petplan insurance. His preventative care continues to be covered by our Health Plan. Happily, he is now fully recovered and works daily on the farm locally - an enthusiastic and invaluable sheep dog.

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Thinking of upgrading your car? Shaun Taylor of Car Trade Direct suggests a two step process as the way to achieve the most from your money. We asked him to explain more. Why should I sell my car and then buy another? New car sales are up. There is now a 3-4 month waiting list for some models so good deals are harder to achieve. As a cash buyer you will have much more power to push for a discount off your new car. Without the hassle of having to dispose of your old car, a dealer will be able to give you a better price. This is especially true if the car you are selling is desirable on the resale market. So what would make my car desirable? Average or low mileage (below 12k miles per year), a limited number of owners, good overall condition and a complete service history. The process of selling is easy

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Spetchley Park Gardens … on a voyage of Revival spaces. Our aim is for Spetchley to be all inclusive Spetchley Park Gardens will see many changes over the next five years. Henry Berkeley explains. to enable everyone to enjoy these magnificent gardens. For 2014 visitors will be given a free guide he closed season is going to be exceptionally book and map allowing them a more thorough busy as we begin to build our infrastructure understanding of the history of the garden and we and prepare for the implementation of Phase are laying out a suggested route to follow to allow a 1 of the Spetchley Revival Project. We have been better view of the many vistas of the garden. given a generous grant from DEFRA as part of We are renovating the Old Squash Court as a RDPE funding for tourism to help us build a new useable space for groups, schools, weddings and Car Park and Welcome Centre which will lay the meetings. This will give us greater flexibility when foundation of the requirements needed to improve allowing specialist users more access to the gardens. the visitor experience. Work on this will start in the We are also putting the finishing touches to our New Year and it is hoped, weather permitting, that round two application to the Heritage Lottery Fund it will be ready for the new season on 2nd April. which, if successful, will allow us to renovate the The new car park will hold 64 cars, two coaches, garden pond as well as create an Interpretation and disabled parking, family spaces and bicycle racks Education Centre in the old Cart Sheds. This project whilst the Welcome Centre will house a greater will begin in late 2015 in readiness for 2016. We are array of gifts as well as an increased selection of keeping our fingers crossed. plant sales. So there are many changes afoot here. A garden We want to invite families to come and enjoy the never stands still and this is certainly the case for garden so there will be activity packs for children Spetchley over the next five years. Please join us on allowing them to learn about horticulture and open our voyage of revival. Enquiries 01905 345106

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Christmas with Wychavon

23rd November to 24th December 2013 The festive season is with us once again in Wychavon and there is plenty going on to get everyone in the Christmas spirit! For more information about events across the county please visit our websites, see the numbers listed opposite or call us as follows:

Pershore: 01386 565519 Droitwich Spa: 01905 774258 Evesham: www.eveshamtown.co.uk

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Celebrate Christmas Evesham Christmas Lights Switch -on sponsored by David Wilson Homes Saturday 23rd November starts 11am. Entertainment for all the family; a Christmas Craft and Gift Fayre in the Town Hall, Victorian Penny Arcade, Festive Bar, Kiddies Rides, Morris Dancing and a Charter Market in the High Street and Bridge Street. Join in with the celebrations as Christmas Carols, live music and entertainment fill the town. Visit the Riverside Shopping Centre where Peppa Pig will be visiting for photo opportunities at intervals from 1:30pm. Father Christmas and his Reindeer are expected at 3pm and will parade up Bridge Street into Market Place where they will spend the afternoon. At 5:30pm Santa and Peppa Pig will join the Mayor to lead the countdown to the lights switch-on followed by fireworks and a Rock ‘n’ Rollin sing-a-long. www.eveshamtown.co.uk Pershore Town Christmas Lights Switch-On Saturday 23rd November from 2pm, official Switch On 4.45pm Broad Street, Pershore will take on a festive flavour with seasonal stalls, face painters and a fantastic firework display. Enjoy a round of Christmas carols and festive tunes around our spectacular Rotary Tree of Lights. Father Christmas and his reindeer will also be parading through the town. 01386 565519 Droitwich Spa Christmas Lights Switch-on Saturday 30th November 10am - 6pm. Droitwich has a host of activities and entertainment this Christmas including Farmers’ Market; Craft Fayre; performances by local choirs and the Salvation Army Band;

puppet shows; animal crib; advent trail competition and Santa’s grotto. A children’s lantern parade, led by coach and horses, will take place just before the lights switch-on at 4.30pm in the High Street. The event closes with a Christmas Concert in St. Andrews Church. 01905 774258 Evesham Traditional Christmas Market Monday 2nd December – Sunday 15th December is sure to create a magical atmosphere. For two weeks there will be wooden cabins with Christmassy themed stalls bringing a vibrant festive feel, with a variety of handmade gifts, decorations and seasonal food. Evesham Tree of Light Thursday 5th December 6pm Join the Rotary Club of Evesham in Workman Gardens at 6pm for the switching on of the Tree of Light, a 90ft high Fir tree nestling on the north bank of the River Avon. When lit with over 1000 lights, its prominent position allows it to be seen from many miles around. Pershore Late Night Shopping Friday 13th December 5-8.30pm Festive musical entertainment welcomes shoppers to Pershore to make the most of the fabulous array of independent traders. Enjoy free parking from 3pm whilst having multiple chances to win shopping vouchers in association with Pride, Pershore’s loyalty card. Enquiries: 01386 555210 Pershore Christmas Farmers Market Sunday 15th December 10am - 2pm. Operated by Sketts, featuring fine and local food to produce all your favourite and amazing Christmas goodies. Broad Street, Pershore. 01789 267000

DATES FOR YOUR DIARY AT A GLANCE… EVESHAM TOWN CHRISTMAS LIGHTS SWITCH ON Saturday 23rd November from 11am, official switch-on 5:30pm PERSHORE CHRISTMAS LIGHTS SWITCH ON Saturday 23rd November from 2pm, official switch-on 4.45pm DROITWICH SPA CHRISTMAS LIGHTS SWITCH ON Saturday 30th November 10am – 6pm, official switch-on 4.30pm EVESHAM’S TRADITIONAL CHRISTMAS MARKET from 2nd to 15th December EVESHAM TREE OF LIGHT SWITCH ON Thursday 5th December at 6pm in Workman Gardens PERSHORE LATE NIGHT SHOPPING Friday 13th December, shops open until 8:30pm PERSHORE CHRISTMAS FARMERS MARKET Sunday 15th December 10am – 2pm


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New Look Pershore Library conference suite, interview rooms and upstairs meeting room, all available for hire. The bookshelves have been designed with the option of being pushed back to the sides of the main library, so opening up a large space suitable for functions of aving purchased the Church up to 300 people. Anyone interested Street building last year, the in hiring any of these rooms should Town Council has spent just contact the Town Hall on 01386 over ÂŁ1/2 million updating, 561561 for further information about enlarging and renovating it to create availability and costs. an area for the library service, an This project is a great example of information centre and a true community empowerment and community building. The building shows communities really do know has been upgraded and well what they want. Residents using the insulated to make it economical as new facilities have been thrilled to possible to run. see what the Town Council has In addition to the library service, achieved, not least the fact that their the Visitor Information Centre has wishes of keeping the library in the moved into the building so residents centre of the town have been and visitors can still obtain all the realised. Please do visit us; we will tourist information, leaflets and be pleased to help you. services that were previously Find the new library at Church St, available at the Town Hall. Pershore, WR10 1DT. For details of The new building provides a room hire please call 01386 561561. Pershore's new library has now opened with numerous useful resources including free Wi-Fi, a reading room and various meeting rooms for hire. Here, Town Clerk, Ann Dobbins explains more.

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Life in the Village On Twitter Our four magazines, The Bredon, Avon & Severn, Folly View and Cotswold Edge Directories, offer you a slice of country life. Now, there's a new way to keep in touch in between issues. WORDS: Lisa Lambon

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aving lived roughly half of my life in each, I’m aware of the many subtle ways that life in the village differs to life in the town. You can’t put a value on living in the countryside - the slower pace, the sense of belonging and the vast expanses of green - and yet there are several issues that make running a rural home or business harder on a practical level. The expense, the rigours of travel, the lie of the land and the impact of the weather are all factors in our minds when putting together our publications. Our aim is to offer you a useful local guide. We take note of all your feedback and work hard to try and make every edition better than the last. Number one on my list of Things That Would Improve My Life would be a supersonic, weather proof, flying carpet to transport my family and I, wherever we want to be, at a moment’s notice. I haven't managed to find one of those yet but I have found the answer to another wish - for a kind of community megaphone that would connect me, at

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Breast Care Unit A message from one of the Campaign’s Lead Patron, Mrs Michael Brinton DL

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s some of you may know my husband Michael had formerly been one of the patrons of this Charity; in 2012 he sadly died of cancer. One of the most comforting experiences was the wonderful treatment he and we were given and how that made the cancer journey much easier. To know you were going to see the same friendly faces each time and that they all cared about the service they offered. This was the N.H.S. at its best and there are extraordinary pockets of

outstanding work going on in some of our Hospitals. This is what we wish to create here in Worcestershire with the new Breast Care Unit and I know Michael would wish me to carry on the work he started and felt so passionate about. Thank You - Funds Raised The Worcester-Brest Challenge, this summer, raised a grand total of £5517.65 The Campaign has now raised to date a grand total of £1,119,124. As ever, thank you to everyone who does so

much for the new Breast Care Unit. Progress on Two Fronts The last few months has seen major progress both with the fundraising and the project. Back in July there was a reception at the new University Arena to announce formally the appointment of Professor David Green and I as new Lead Patrons. Also at this reception was Harry Turner, Chairman of the Worcestershire Hospitals Acute NHS Trust, who


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Main The Breast Care Team; Steven Thrush, Rachel BrightThomas & Michelle Mullan This photo: Lead Patrons Mrs Micheal Brinton DL & Professor Mark Green

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announced that the NHS Trust was prepared to provide underwriting so that the project could start work before the campaign target is reached. At that time this meant the Campaign needed to raise a further £340,000 to trigger the start of works. With good campaign income since July this figure has reduced to £160,000. In August 2013 a Project Board was set up containing representatives of the Charity and the NHS Trust to oversee the delivery of the project. This work is now well under way and final designs and costs are due by the end of December.

How You Can Help Thousands of local people, businesses and organisations have helped already by making donations and running an incredible variety of events to raise money. If you would like more information on how to support the Campaign please contact Nicky Underwood at the Campaign Office who can send you more details. Nicky's phone number is 01905 733786 or you can e-mail her on Nichola.Underwood@worcs breastunitcampaign.nhs.uk Alternatively you may like to visit the website, detailed below.

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Left & here: the building that will be converted into the Worcestershire Breast Care Unit

LIKE TO DONATE? If you wish to discuss a donation please call Nicky on 01905 733786 Regular Gifts - by covenant: A covenant is the most effective way for many people to donate as it enables you to spread your gift over a number of years. This can build a greater level of support than you might otherwise have been able to. You can choose to donate monthly, quarterly or annually. You can download the covenant form from our website or call 01905 733786 By Post: Please send your gift to the freepost address of:FREEPOST RSAXJTUA-LACU, Worcestershire Breast Unit Campaign Office, Charles Hastings Education Centre, Charles Hastings Way, Worcester WR5 1DD. No stamp will be required. Online or by Text. It’s easy! Please visit our website for full details.


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Property Talk With Denise James, Director of independent local estate agents Gusterson Palmer & James.

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he positive upturn in the housing market seen nationally this summer has continued during the autumn months, consolidating a healthier picture locally. It is important to remain realistic about house prices and continually review emerging trends but higher levels of confidence do seem to be bringing greater momentum to sales at the present time. The Government’s Help to Buy Scheme on new homes extends to resale properties in 2014. Happily, another trend that continues unabated is our position as the leading agent for house sales in the Evesham area. Independent company For Sale Sign Analysis regularly conduct a local survey of estate agents boards. We are proud to report that, based on their survey collected on 27/8/13, we

once again had more Sold signs than any other agent locally. The margin we won by was also significant. Gusterson Palmer and James had 30.3% of the Sold signs displayed in the Evesham area, an achievement reflecting the dedication and professionalism of our experienced team. The Directors here, myself and Jon James, have been collectively selling homes for over 40 years. Being independent means we can respond quickly to market patterns. As well as sales we offer a range of letting services from full management of your property to simply drawing up a tenancy agreement. To book a free expert appraisal of your property for sale or to let please call our team on 01386 761241.

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30 Years of Caring Fundraising Director Tricia Cavell explains how you can support the life enhancing work of the team at St Richard’s Hospice.

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e at St Richard’s are looking forward to celebrating our 30th anniversary in 2014 and with your help we can fulfil our vision of doing all we can to support our patients and their families now and in the future. We help families through difficult times each and every day. Christmas can be especially hard when you are living with a life-threatening illness and your future is uncertain. We aim to make every moment count for our patients and families. We can only fulfil this commitment with your help. We rely on you for as much as 70% of our funding, so the majority of patients are cared for using your donations, including gifts in Wills. This Christmas please give St Richard’s Hospice a gift for the future. A gift in a Will is an extremely

generous, thoughtful and caring way to donate to St Richard’s. Leaving a gift in your Will is easy and it can be for as little as 1% of what you leave behind. Families always come first, but please think of St Richard’s and help us to continue to be here for the local community for years to come. Leaving a gift in a Will may also save on your inheritance tax. We are delighted that due to unexpected and generous gifts in Wills we have brought forward plans to meet the specialist palliative and end of life care needs within the community 24 hours a day, seven days a week . Income from gifts in Wills has allowed us to increase the number of Hospice at Home staff to 11 so we can help more patients stay at home if that is their wish. For example, with our Hospice at Home help, a patient who wanted to leave hospital and

die in their own home, surrounded by their family, was able to do so at short notice. Gifts in Wills have also helped us to start expanding our Inpatient Unit to care for more patients and offer greater privacy in more single rooms. The new extension will open in our 30th anniversary year, 2014. If you feel you are able to help by leaving a Gift to the hospice in your Will, whenever the time is right for you, your generous gift will allow us to offer our existing services and look to the future. If you would like to discuss leaving a gift in your Will, please contact Fundraising Director Tricia Cavell on 01905 763963 or email tcavell@strichards.org.uk St Richard’s Hospice is located just off the M5 J7 at Wildwood Drive, Worcester WR5 2QT


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Photo opposite: Making memories matters to patients and their families. This page: The Inpatient Unit with its view onto the duck pond. Inset: Tricia Cavell and team members.

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Although he was very poorly it was also a magical and memorable time at St Richard’s. There were snowmen outside around the duck pond and a lovely atmosphere inside. The nurses were dressed in elves costumes, sang carols and even gave small presents for Christmas. The doctors and nurses at St Richard’s were such experts that they eased all his pain and Dad could enjoy Christmas with the family. It was such a special time for us. Reg. Charity No. 515668

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A Taste of Reality The best teachers want for your child exactly what you want as a parent – the best and nothing but the best. In this new column Dr Tony Evans, Headteacher at Prince Henry’s High School, shares his thoughts on current educational issues.

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ot a week goes by now, without some fundamental announcement by the Government in relation to education matters. In recent television documentaries such as “Educating Yorkshire” and “Educating Essex”, where the “school gates” are opened to the public, a real spotlight has now been brought onto schools. So why, as a nation, are we so intrigued to find out what actually happens in them? In the humblest sense, schools are tasked with the duty of educating our children for the

opportunities on show are fine examples of the core and enrichment opportunities provided by any school setting. Our Open Evening at Prince Henry’s took place on 24th October. As always, it was extremely well attended. The whole school had a wonderful atmosphere, with staff and students taking delight in showing visitors the fantastic work which goes on in all departments. From explosions in the Science Labs, to problem solving games in the Maths department, a wonderful evening was had by staff and students, and members of the community. future. At first, this appears quite Teachers use all of these simple and straight forward. learning opportunities on a daily However, when one stops to basis to inspire and educate the think carefully about it, even as future generation. Finally, at our adults, we are all unsure what the Open Evening, some parents and future will bring. Nevertheless, visitors even commented that schools have to embrace this they would like to return to with enthusiasm and school. Perhaps they, too, had a determination. Schools have a glimpse of the future? duty to provide an education to our youngsters that will provide LIKE TO FIND OUT MORE? future employers with a workforce that will enable our Dr Tony Evans is economy to flourish and thrive, Headteacher at Prince but education should be so much Henry's High School more than just preparation for Victoria Avenue, Evesham, working life. Worcs, WR11 4QH The best schools adapt 01386 765588 themselves to cater for the needs and interests of all children, Please visit our website for regardless of their age and ability full details of school life in this modern era. Open Evening at any school provides prospective parents and students with a glimpse of typical school life. From public speaking to media presentations, from individual recital to group singing, from physical activity to mental agility, an Open Evening provides schools with a chance to showcase their students at work. Activities and

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Gulls may not be the most popular form of wildlife, near or far, but some of their bad press is unwarranted. Wendy Carter of WWT explains why we’ve really only got ourselves to blame...

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kay, I admit it; gulls aren’t everyone’s cup of tea but can I persuade you otherwise? The last 30-40 years have seen an explosion in the number of gulls inland - we’ve steadily been providing brilliant gull-fast-food havens in the form of landfill sites, litter and town centres and we’ve been overfishing their traditional food. As intelligent, inquisitive and opportunistic birds we shouldn’t really be surprised that they’ve started to move inland. Urban and industrial areas attract breeding gulls that can travel many miles for food each day. The landfill site in Throckmorton in our more rural southern part of the county, for example, is often visited by gulls that may roost as far afield as the Severn estuary each evening. Look above your

heads as the light begins to dim and you’ll probably see streams of gulls heading back to roost after spending time filling their tums at Throckmorton. Research has shown that black-headed gulls from as far as Eastern Europe, Russia and Scandinavia regularly return to this site. Life on the coast, by contrast, is much harder – gulls compete with us for fish stocks, the weather is harder and predators abound. Despite the rise in inland gulls, their overall numbers are actually declining – by 50% since 1970. I’m sure that a landfill diet isn’t really doing them any favours but next time you find yourself cursing them, I’d ask you to spare a thought for these clever and adaptable birds that are just trying to share our world and make the most of the hand we’ve dealt them.

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Great Christmas Gift! This project has been cost neutral. All funds raised will be used to create a child friendly memorial for Diana in Cropthorne for her children and the community.

DIANA’S CALENDAR Diana's Calendar reveals local people in tasteful scenes taken around the Vale of Evesham. We talked to Sally Mothersole about a project that has brought the local community together. Every scene was sketched by local artist, Liz Smith and when people saw how tasteful they were they began putting their names down for various shots they wanted to be part of. Andrew Jackson of TimeLock Photography was so skilled at making the shoots easy and relaxed; nothing was too much trouble despite some quite remarkable circumstances! David Mothersole edited and designed the calendar to a professional standard and Andrew Evans from Digital Ink How did you achieve the help and funding required? Every- Blot produced a website so one involved in the production of people can buy online. The the calendar has given their time response has been fantastic and and expertise free of charge. the project has brought so many Diana was a huge part of the people together, helping us bear community so before long we our grief. To support this gained sponsorship from local wonderful cause, buy a calendar businesses and individuals alike. or donate please visit: How did the calendar come about? After Diana was tragically taken from us, a small group of friends decided to club together and try to raise funds for a handmade memorial story teller chair to be situated at Diana's favourite playground in Cropthorne for her three beautiful girls and the community. It was suggested that we produce a tasteful nude calendar with scenes located in venues in and around Evesham.

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In memory of Diana Burgess who lost her life on Oct 16 2012 on the A46 between Beckford & Ashton under Hill FIND YOUR CALENDAR AT:  Fladbury Pies & Sausages  Hampton Farm Shop  Chadbury Farm Shop  Spar, Hampton  Vale Balloons, Evesham  The New Inn, Cropthorne  Coach House Books, Pershore  Run Stuff, Evesham  Pello Bonito, Pershore  Online: total cost £10 (no P&P)

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“ How you can help our

YOUTH Mayor of Pershore, Charles Tucker, invites you to become a ‘friend ‘of PRYC to support the work Alex Mellor and the team do with local young people

I think it’s a really great place to come. It stops me from getting into trouble because if the youth centre wasn’t here then I would probably just be hanging around in the town.

Luke – aged 16

PYRC, down at the riverside, next to the leisure centre, is a registered charity with a wonderful purposebuilt building, a riverside frontage and a full range of equipment. Most local young people will know it as the site of the annual Bell Boating Regatta; it is also used by Sea Cadets and other organisations. The core work of the team is to provide advice, support and guidance for young people. For many, youth workers are the main trusted adult in their lives outside of their families; for some they are the only trusted adult. This project therefore has a vital part to play both in the personal growth and wellbeing of young people and with community cohesion. A sample of what is on offer includes: youth club for 9-13 yrs Mondays, 13yrs+ youth clubs 3 days a week, a fantastic summer holiday programme, away trips and residentials. There is also more targeted support when necessary

www.pershoreyouth.org.uk

with counselling, sessions for young parents, time4U sexual health and contraception advice. However, unless the charity can fund the ongoing costs of the service, local need cannot be met. Historically, the youth work has been paid for by Worcestershire County Council, with central government funding. However, youth provision has been hit hard by the cuts, and in the future the centre will have to ‘look after itself.’ The team have been working hard to create activities to generate a small income, but we will need grant support and donations to make it viable to continue. We are looking to set up a ‘friends’ network. Help in this way can be as little or as much as you can give – e.g. help with an event, or sharing your skills or ideas. Please call 01386 554713, email alex.mellor@pershoreyouth.org.uk or just visit our website and click the ‘register support’ link, to sign up for our newsletter – having a number of ‘friends’ can help us when applying for grants.


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