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Produced by : Mick & Kim Workman, Mike Parker, Chris & Mel Wilson, Marilyn Butt, with watercolour above by Julian Crawford


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Birds. Photo by Syd Talbot, taken in Main Street, Sedgeberrow

October & November 2013 A SeSaME Production. No 12

Not to be Missed

Editorial Editors

3. Fun Quiz Night.

Mike Parker

4. Sedge Warbler.

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6. Winchcombe Walkers.

Mel Wilson

Advertising – see page 16 Copy Deadlines 2013/14

6. Wordsearch. 8. Have Your Own Group‘s Web-

page on 9. Church News.

10.Worcs Wildlife. 17th Nov 10. Strange Reading. 12th Jan 16th March 13. Sedgeberrow CE First School. 11th May 14. Church Pews. 13th July 16. School Coffee Morning. Do Support Our Advertisers 16. Sedgeberrow Honey.

Dec/Jan Feb/March April/May June/July Aug/Sept

You will see that a good mix of people have responded to our offer of advertising space in the 2013 Sedgeberrow Post, showing us the services that they offer. Without them we could not afford to produce this newsletter, with its splash of colour and information for the village.

18. Someone do Something. 19. Warmer Worcestershire. 20. Home Energy Survey Update. 21. Home Energy Survey Update. 22. WI Events. 24. Superfast Broadband. Thanks to them all. So please do your bit. 27. Footpath Warden‘s Report. Consider what they are offering very 28. Geological Time Scale. seriously and when you respond make 29. Sesame Seeds. sure that you let them know that you heard about them here, between the pages 30. SOAP Drama. of our village newsletter. 33. Main St Archaeological Dig. All paper used in the Sedgeberrow Post has been sponsored by Kim & Mike Workman, courtesy of Dunn & Dusted. This publication is printed on recycled paper

34. Parish Council Report. 35. Working World. 38. Flood Group Latest News. 40. Thank you Dave Letter.


Do You Lack Rhythm? If so, that’s maybe why you might miss getting an article into the Sedgeberrow Post on time. We have to admit that the increased gap, caused by being bi-monthly, makes timing a little complicated for article and minute writers. It does though significantly reduce the pressure on the time commitment of the busy twenty two villagers who generously arrange the rhythm of their lives around dropping the Post onto your doormat.

You can get rhythm though! Please look at these 2013/14 copy deadlines:

17th Nov 2013. 12th Jan 2014.

Take the floor, swirl into action, plot and plan your meetings so that you are left with time to catch the Sedgeberrow Post. Pen your articles with an eye on those magic dates.

FUN QUIZ NIGHT Come and enjoy a fun quiz night run by Sedgeberrow Drama Group. Something a little different, with the emphasis on light hearted general knowledge. Nothing too serious, some music, some quirky, just a sociable easy going evening Book a team or join in with others. Teams of 4 or max of 6, £2.00 per player. To book a team ring Richard on 882079 or Wendy/Brian on 830745. (you can leave a message on the phone ) or turn up on the night. Bring your own snacks & drinks. Coffees / teas available.

FRIDAY OCTOBER 25th 7.30pm Sedgeberrow Village Hall

Sedgeberrow Post is available online. Go to & click on the Kingfisher. If you want a reminder on every publication date see below: Just contact the editor via won‘t deliver but send you a link to its place on our SeSaME website. A reader wrote: ―What an excellent, beautifully produced, easy to navigate, online magazine.‖ Note from SeSaME: We process personal data in accordance with the rights of data subjects under the Data Protection Act. Please inform us if there is any data that you do not wish us to store on our computers.


The Sedge Warbler Have you ever seen a TV related App like <== this one here? Sedge Warbler pic. copyright of P&H Harris.

It‘s very unlikely, as it is a replica of an idea for transmitting images when television was a still a dream. "Stephen Ostler of Main Street has recently built an unusual type of television set based on an early idea. This takes the form of a "mirror screw" scanning device, which rotates at high speed and in whose midst a colour picture then appears when it is illuminated by a special flickering light. Both pictures above show the mirror screw out of its final case. The mirror is belt-driven by a powerful washing machine motor." It turned out to be a heavy machine that needed a sturdy base, if it was to be displayed at viewing height. A cue for Sedge Warbler being able to call on a favourite pastime of recycling. Saving an old wooden storage box from the School‘s skip (see picture on the right) seemed optimistic at the time and for some while it had been languishing in storage. A little bit of imagination, two pieces of old boarding, some judicious sawing and hey presto there was the perfect base, complete with slots for inserting shelving. Waste not want not, as Gran was fond of saying. Here you can see the set in action and securely standing on its recycled base. Steve‘s work has an international flavour. If you wish to know more you can visit sites on the internet, like the one hosted by the Narrow-bandwidth Television Association. Sedge Warbler

Spotted in Sedgeberrow Chairman of the Parish Council clearing up rubbish left on the Jubilee Playground and washing the Table Tennis table top. Have you had any ―Spotted‖ moments? Editor 4

Submitting Material For Publication Your Village Needs You Have you any experiences you wish to share, a skill that could please our villagers? Do please us all by submitting articles, recording your events and most importantly, hitting our bi-monthly deadlines. If you are a local villager you will have a choice of a double A5 page spread, a single A5 page, a half page and a quarter page. We can help you estimate how many words you will need for each size. Talk to Mike, who will help you sort out how much space you will need. (01386 881863)

In association with Evesons of Worcestershire.

For a monthly email reminder - contact Mike Parker Don’t miss out! Next Delivery Dates are: Thurs 10th October. Thurs 14th Nov.

Make sure that you buy regularly as a member of Sedgeberrow Oil Buying Group, as come the crunch at any time, because of supply and weather conditions, loyal members will be prioritised.

Reminder: Minimum delivery is 500 litres, so check that your tank will easily take that amount. It’s important because our Oil Buying Group pays 1000 litre rates for 500 litre orders, which are normally at least a 1p a litre more. 1. Check the dates - see below. 2. Phone on 01905 775920 or by email to 3. Remember: If you order after midday of the day before delivery, you will NOT be eligible for the reduced price. Check your tank levels regularly. 4. You must say you are part of the Sedgeberrow Oil Buying Group. 5. Give full delivery name and address. 6. Payment can be made either at time of ordering but certainly within TEN days of delivery, either by cheque or by phoning in with debit card details. 7. Sign up with SeSaME for an ―email - order date reminder‖ if you lead a busy life. 8.The price is not fixed until two days before delivery, as market prices change every day. Final 2013 Delivery Date.

Thurs 12th Dec. Sedgeberrow Sustainable and Manageable Energy

SeSaME. Website: – Email: Contact: Mike Parker (Chairman) Tel: 01386 881863


Winchcombe Welcomes Walkers For information or advice visit the Winchcombe Tourist Information Centre situated on the junction of North Street and High Street. Tel: 01242 602925 or email:

Watch this space, as they have plans afoot to create an â&#x20AC;&#x153;Isbourne Wayâ&#x20AC;? walk, from source to discharge into the Avon.

Sedgeberrow Wordsearch Find all the words on the right in this topically themed Wordsearch

winter weather snow shovel freezing

cold slippery slide snowflake sledding snowman

skating scarf hat earmuffs mittens

The idea for this Wordsearch comes to you courtesy of Lindsey, a Villager and Post Advertiser (see page 17). If you have any ideas to share about what would be good to see in the Post, please let us know. (Editor)

How well do you know your village? Where was this picture taken then? (Pictures by Cyril Banks) See page 36 for the answer.



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The Sedgeberrow Village Website: If you are a Village Group who would like to keep people up to date with activities on a page that you control on this website, contact Mike Parker at or on 01386 881863. Courtesy of our own Chris Wilson, we are offering villagers access to their own page, via their own unique password, enabling them to update their own written material, with a nominal charge of ÂŁ5 a year to cover administration costs. We hope that people will come forward to cover many facets of village life.

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Sedgeberrow Parish Church News Benefice of Hampton, Sedgeberrow & Hinton on the Green. Priest in Charge: Revd. Mark Binney as at Hampton Vicarage on 01386 424235. Churchwardens: Ann Banks 881623 and Doreen Hayes 881965 Drawing by John Livingstone

October/November October

November Nov 3rd 9am Holy Communion Nov 10th 10â&#x20AC;&#x201D;50am Service of Remembrance. Nov 17th 9am Holy Communion Nov 24th 11am All Age Worship

Oct 6th 9am Holy Communion Oct 13th 11am All Age Worship Oct 20th 9am Holy Communion Oct 27th All Age Worship

Church News We have had our first Bingo Session. NEXT BINGO DATES. October 12th _ November 9th December 14th - all starting at 8pm. W e are again going to have Christmas Trees decorated for Christmas. The Church will be open on December 17th for a Coffee Morning

Church Coffee Mornings - 10am to 12noon,

Thursdays October 24th - November 28th Tuesday December 17th (with Decorated Christmas Trees) HARVEST SUPPER Will be on October 4th more details from Ann Banks 881623


Worcestershire Wildlife Trust S.E. Worcestershire Local Group Indoor Meetings at Wulstan Hall, Priest Lane, Pershore, WR10 1EB Tuesday 15th October, 7.30pm. Fritillaries by John Tilt Tuesday 19th November, 7.30pm. Wildlife on your Doorstep with wildlife photographer Jason Curtis. Tuesday 10th December, 7.30pm. Historic Christmas foods with Nick Trustam Eve. A talk as well as a chance to taste! Non members always welcome. Admission: ÂŁ2. Refreshments available. Contact: Harry Green (Chairman) 01386 710377 Bird food available for sale

If you can read this, you have a sgtrane mnid, too. Can you raed this? Olny 55 plepoe out of 100 can. I cdnuolt blveiee that I cluod aulaclty uesdnatnrd what I was rdanieg. The phaonmneal pweor of the hmuan mind. Aoccdrnig to a rscheearch at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy, it dseno't mtaetr in what oerdr the ltteres in a word are, the olny iproamtnt tihng is that the frsit and last ltteer be in the rghit pclae. The rset can be a taotl mses and you can still raed it whotuit a pboerlm. This is bcuseae the huamn mnid deos not raed ervey lteter by istlef, but the word as a wlohe. Azanmig huh? Yaeh and I awlyas tghuhot slpeling was ipmorantt! (It is: Editor)


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Contact details of your key elected members. Maureen Pratt – Chairman of Sedgeberrow Parish Council Tel: 01386 881637. Email Clerk: Jacqueline Shields. Parish Councillors: John de Paris, Darren Farmer, Richard Hunt, Alan Stow.

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Roma Kirke – District Councillor Woodpeckers, 9 Hands Orchard, Great Comberton. Liz Eyre – County Councillor 150 High Street, Broadway, WR12 7AJ Tel: 01386 854807. Mobile: 07801816755

Harriett Baldwin – Member of Parliament for West Worcestershire. The House of Commons, London SW1A 0AA. For caseworkers and advice surgery: Call Malvern Office to make an appointment on 01684 585165

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Sedgeberrow CE First School

The new school year began very peacefully on 4th September when we welcomed new children into Reception and into other year groups. We now have 167 children on roll which is wonderful. All the children seemed to have had an exciting summer break and are very proud to have moved up into their new classes. House Captains, School Councillors and Eco-Committee members have all been elected and are enthusiastically beginning their new roles. Each class held a ‗Meet the Teacher‘ session when parents were invited in to find out about class routines, topics for the year and to share information. Our morning club now begins at 8.15 am which is more helpful to parents and there are a range of after-school clubs running which include Multi-Sports, Art and Crafts, Eco club, Netball, Football, Street Dance, Multi-skills and Construction. Something for everyone we hope. We will soon be starting to prepare for our Harvest Festival Service which takes place on 10th October and will be raising money to go to ‗Seeds for Africa‘ appeal. This is followed by our annual Open Morning on Friday 11th October when everyone is invited to come and look around school between 9.45 – 12.00 noon. Parents will then be able to stay and have lunch with their children. Our farm days continue on a regular basis along with swimming, and we have a very exciting project taking place in November – iSingPop. This is the Innervation Trust‘s primary school singing and recording project designed to bring schools, churches and communities together through giving pupils the chance to record their very own CD of uplifting pop songs based on Christian values and perform them in two concerts. It is an exciting music project that helps schools to promote the spiritual, moral, social and cultural development of pupils. Fun-filled songs with positive lyrics create a climate and school ethos where children are encouraged to appreciate their own worth and that of others. The project engages children and their families, and offers schools the opportunity to work collaboratively with the local church and community.We will learn and record the songs during the first week after half-term then perform in two concerts which will take place in Bengeworth Church on Thursday 14th November at 2.15 pm and 6.30 pm. Cd‘s will be available for sale on the night of the concerts and the church are partnering us in this project which has been run very successfully in many schools. Our annual talent show will be moved to the Summer Term in view of this. Before we know it Christmas will be upon us with all the associated celebrations but we are looking forward to a packed and interesting term. Mrs M M Humphreys Headteacher


St Mary the Virgin Sedgeberrow Village Church This is to give notice that the Parochial Church Council of St Mary the Virgin, Parish Church of Sedgeberrow, has applied to re-site a small number of pews to facilitate better use of floor space to allow special services such as Weddings, Christenings, Funerals and school religious activities, better access to participants This has the added advantage when dispensing refreshments after services and coffee mornings, giving a safer and more convenient space. The P.C.C.has also applied to move the organ from its present position at the rear of the church to a position in the choir stalls. A copy of the plan is attached to the church door. If you have any objection please notify the Churchwardens, Mrs Ann Banks or Mrs Doreen Hayes in writing. Issued by the PCC Building Sub Committee.


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Sedgeberrow First School invites you to a

Macmillan coffee morning in the school hall. Join us for cake and coffee on Friday 4th October from 9.00am to 11.30am. You will find us at Sedgeberrow First School, Main Street, Sedgeberrow, Nr Evesham, WR11 7UF. All money raised will go to Macmillan Cancer Support. If you can‘t come but would still like to donate to Macmillan, you can do so at or by phoning 0845 074 2606 or texting COFFEE to 70550 (one text = £5).

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All adverts that are booked for issues starting with February/March 2013, will also appear at no extra charge in the village website, under “Local Traders” on the menu list. View Please email advert material to: We can afford to include some colour in your advert for a logo or small section. If however you wish to have full colour throughout we will need to negotiate with you on the price


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Sedgeberrow Village Stores - 01386 882989 Don’t forget that your Village Shop is now open! Newspapers Fresh Fruit and Veg Milk And soon to be offering a selection of Sandwiches! Why doesn’t Someone do Something? An important job had to be done by 4 people named Somebody, Anybody, Everybody and Nobody. Everybody was asked to do it. Everybody was sure Somebody would do it. Anybody could have done it but, Nobody did it. Somebody got angry about that because it was Everybody‘s job. Everybody thought Anybody could do it but Nobody realised that Everybody wouldn‘t do it. It ended up that Everybody blamed Somebody when Nobody did what Anybody could have done. (Somebody sent this in. Nobody knows who. It could have been Anybody!) PS: Is Everybody using the Shop, Editor?


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Watch out for your Warmer Worcestershire Winter Checklist, which should have been delivered, courtesy of Wychavon District Council, with this issue of the Sedgeberrow Post. It comes with a useful thermometer and a free advice line on the front, but don‘t omit to look inside. There are details of: Financial Support that could be available, Keeping Yourself Warm and Well this Winter, Keeping Your Home Warm and Reducing Bills. And on the back a list of : Useful Contacts and Websites You can also visit

I’m reading a book about anti-gravity. I just can’t put it down.


Update on the Home Energy Survey . SeSaME has joined forces with Wychavon District Council and Act on Energy to conduct a survey of our village‘s energy needs. This will helps us to utilise any potential funding resources that are available, such as the new Energy Company Obligation* and the Green Deal**. By the end of September we anticipate that most householders will have filled in a home energy survey form . This form will enable us to see what energy efficiency measures you could benefit from, and ultimately the level of funding available.

IF YOU HAVE BEEN MISSED please contact Mike Parker on 01386 881863 How it will work? Once all the information has been gathered, the data will be collated and assessed to see what levels of funding can be achieved and what sort of measures can be offered. You will have a report on the collected data delivered to your door.

What could be on offer?   

Detailed assessment/ survey of your house. Potential to access funding for assisting work on some properties. An information event organised at the Village Hall, where villagers can see what is on offer and talk through their needs. A chance to meet local traders and organisations. They will be invited to the public event in the village, offering solutions to the energy needs that your survey has revealed. Villagers can make contact there with approved traders, see what types of measures can be installed and decide what could be done for them.


What we are hoping to achieve?     

Help villagers invest profitably in their homes by reducing energy costs. Improve villagers joint buying of energy and thus reduce purchasing costs. Create cost effective work for local traders in projects that reduce energy costs. Reduce our villages‘ carbon footprint. Link insulation with flood protection in affected properties.

Who has done the survey work? A team of 15 village volunteers, complete with a survey form and information about the reasons for the questions to be asked, have done the legwork. All completed forms have helped, even though you believe the results may not help your personal housing situation. Having first hand information for the whole village will help our efforts to reduce the heating costs of many residents: especially those with a history of old housing stock, built with poor insulation and heating sources. Mary Unwin from Wychavon District Council has provided the printed forms, together with all the related paperwork needed to ensure all our efforts are recorded and collated properly. The scope of the questions was jointly decided by all the three parties and Act On Energy created the master copy for Wychavon District Council to print the final copies.

*The Energy Companies Obligation (ECO) - is designed to reduce Britain‘s energy consumption by funding home improvements worth around £1.3 billion every year until 2015. It is particularly significant for houses with no access to mains gas. The funding comes from the big energy suppliers. **The Green Deal is the policy which allows households to receive energy efficiency measures at no upfront cost and the repayments for the works are paid back via the energy savings made from the newly installed measures.


Sedgeberrow Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Institute When you read this , Autumn will be well and truly here. Now what has been happening since my last report? August was a quiet month with many people away on holiday, but some members of our group did have an enjoyable afternoon playing croquet at the East Glos Croquet Club in Cheltenham. In September our book club restarted and we shall be paying a visit to the Cheltenham Literature Festival in the coming weeks. Our speaker was Ginnie Meakin who told us about her Alpaca farm. Again we hope to arrange a visit to see the alpacas. Several members went to The Arts Centre and others attended the Annual Group Meeting at Cheltenham Race Course.

Events for the next two months:October 3rd - Group meeting at Dumbleton, Competition - A Napkin Ring. October 4th - Book Club at Liz's house. October 15th -Talk - The Mills of the Isbourne by Mike Lovatt. October 22nd- Group Quiz at Toddington so ladies get your brains ticking over. November17th- Talk on Denman College by Diane Colbeck Others:- Phoenix Cards will hold a sale sometime in October We hope to arrange two skittles evenings in October and November. Of course we hope to arrange other interesting events as the weeks go by

Come along and find out !! Ella Hardman 01386 881088




Update on Superfast Broadband Picture provided by Peter Loomes.

Worcestershire County Council have signed a contract with BT to deliver Superfast Broadband across the county by 2016. All targets, including the 90% coverage of business premises, have been met. Worcestershire is leading the way nationally, with significantly more investment from the County Council than elsewhere and with ground breaking community projects in the north of Wychavon/Redditch border, in the North West of Malvern Hills and in Little Witley. If you read the latest information at cms/pdf/September%202013%20News.pdf you will see there is an indicative map of where the superfast rollout will go. It isn‘t easy, but if you look carefully you will note that Sedgeberrow is in the area which would appear likely to be covered. At this stage it isn‘t possible to say when – it‘s a three year programme and will depend on all sorts of infrastructural challenges – but overall, it is good news. Keep reading the information on the County Council website, and if you want more information call Chris Brooks at Wychavon District Council on 01386 565343 or on (Editor) Registering your demand for superfast broadband is still important so if you haven‘t done it yet, please do so. You can do this by clicking on the link in the above paragraph. Superfast Broadband will be an asset to the village and even if you are not directly interested now, you may want it in the future. Availability of Superfast Broadband is also a good feature when selling a property. By expressing an interest, you will not be committing yourself to taking the service when it arrives, so you have nothing to lose by registering and you will be helping the village gain a really useful tool. Worcestershire County Council have worked hard to get this far. Please make the effort to register. (Peter Loomes)



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FOOTPATH WARDEN’S REPORT NEW GATES By the time you read this hopefully there will be some improvement to the access on the path which runs from The Hollows, and across the fields to the small copse. Three old stiles are being replaced by self closing pedestrian gates so, if the field gates are closed, the route should still be easy to use by everyone who enjoys a local stroll. NEW ROUTE Further afield a new 14 mile recreational footpath, to be known as the Isbourne Way, is currently being planned. The route will follow the course of the River Isbourne on rights of way, from its source upon Cleeve Hill above Cheltenham, to its confluence with the River Avon at Hampton in Evesham. Preparations for establishing the path are at an early stage. However, when completed, it will go through Sedgeberrow, as does a section of the Wychavon Way. NEW WALK The autumn and final seasonal walk of the year will be on: Sunday, 6th October at It will start outside the school, heading out of the village on the Wychavon Way, via Sandfield Lane towards Ashton under Hill. At the disused railway line we will be cutting back across the A.46, before returning to Sedgeberrow through Dumbleton. This very flat walk will be about 4.5 miles/ 2 hours long, and will cross a few stiles, bridges and fences on the way. Suitable clothing and footwear for country walking must be worn, and a drink and a snack should be brought along too. Many thanks to all of you who have been using and keeping an eye on our footpaths, and to those who have come on this year‘s walks. As ever the support of our local landowners and farmers in helping keep our rights of way clear and open is also greatly appreciated. Finally please do not hesitate to get in touch with me about anything related to the parish‘s rights of way. (See Letter on page 40) Dave May Please contact me if you need further information: either on 01386 882113 or e-mail:


This splendid Time Scale comes to you courtesy of Keele University, who have produced it and own the copyright. It was made available on a local archaeology stall at the last Open Day at Tiddesley Wood. When you read, on page 33 of this Post, about the findings of an archaeological dig undertaken on the proposed building plot on Main St, you should find it helpful. Mention is made there of slightly stoney calcareous clays found over Lower Lias (limestone) and Jurassic/Cretaceous clay. You can get a vivid idea from the design of the changes that have occurred over time in our seemingly immutable landscape. Thanks to Keele for allowing the leaflet to be reproduced here. Editor


We hope you enjoy this 1940s wartime poster by Abram Games. It was one of a pair commissioned by the War Office. Abram frequently used surrealist techniques to great effect. Here his juxtaposing of two images links together two important factors contributing to the then war effort, ―Table and Soil‖ The call to ―grow your own food‖ is still relevant today, albeit for different reasons. If you are new to it all, or are seeking a plot to grow food, you will be welcome to join our group as we establish Sedgeberrow allotments. Ring Richard Hunt on 01386 882079 Copyright: estate of Abram Games. London

Stuart Huntley


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A NIGHT WITH THE STARS Sedgeberrow Drama Group ( SOAP ) announce our New Year production. Welcome your favourite radio & TV sketches, Hancock, Round the Horne, Del Boy the two Ronnie‘s and more. Soft drinks and refreshments will be available and tickets a very reasonable £5 ( all children free ) All profit will go to a local charity. Come along for an entertaining, fun filled evening. Bring your own drinks and snacks if you wish. Book a table for you and friends and sit back and enjoy the nostalgia.

Look out for announcement in the Post just after Christmas for the date

The man who makes the giant éclairs at our local patisserie is retiring next week. There'll be some big chouxs to fill. 30

John & Olive Wilsher

The Queens Head Serving a fine Selection of HOOK NORTON ALES & guest beers CASK MARQUE ACCREDITED


Music on Saturdays, after 8.30 pm. th

Saturday 5 October - Fiddle Whizz Saturday 2nd November - music with Chris

Fortnightly Quiz on a Sunday at 8pm. th th Sunday 13 October and 27 October. The Queenâ&#x20AC;&#x2DC;s Head, 1 Main St Sedgeberrow,WR11 7UE Telephone 01386 881135

Sedgeberrow British Legion Womens Section October 2nd. Monthly Meeting will be held in the Betteridge Room at 7.30PM. Hostesses: T. Holder and E. Hardman. Speaker: Martin Blakeman; History of Gordon Russell of Broadway. November 6th Monthly Meeting to be held in the Betteridge Room at 7.30PM. It will be the A.G.M. Hostesses: E. Kesrsey and E.Lewis. December 4th . Xmas Meal at Raphaels A Mini Bus as been Arranged.

A Fashion Show by BonMarche to be held at a later date. 31


Archaeological findings on land off Main St, Sedgeberrow. The site is located to the south of Main Street at SP 02312 38336. The soils of the area belong to the Lodgegrove and Evesham (411) soil series of slightly stoney calcareous clays over Lower Lias (limestone) and Jurassic/Cretaceous clay (British Geological Survey 1977; Ragg et al 1984, Beard et al 1986).

Villagers may be interested to read about some of the goings on in Main Street, in the dim and distant past when we were an occupied country. John Moore Heritage Services conducted an archaeological evaluation in advance of new planning proposals on land to the rear of Main Street, Sedgeberrow, Worcestershire (centred SP02312 38336). This report is a summary of the discovered archaeological features and considers the significance of the site. The archaeological evaluation followed a geophysical survey (Stratascan 2012) and metal detector survey (Appendix A) of the site. Six trenches were excavated to the underlying natural geology or uppermost surface of the archaeology. The evaluation confirmed suspected archaeological anomalies in all of the targeted trenches. The earliest dating evidence recovered from the evaluation was considered to be mid to late RomanoBritish pottery. The latest dating evidence were post-medieval finds within the backfill of boundary ditches uncovered in Trenches 4 & 5. A probable Romano-British building of unknown function was discovered within Trench 4. A well preserved Romano-British corn dryer, with collapsed flue roof and sides was discovered within Trench 3. Enclosure ditches of Romano-British date were adjacent to a postulated trackway or road. A human skeleton and Roman roof tile were found within the backfill of the roadside ditch. This ditch was also traced on earlier excavations undertaken in 1999 to the immediate west of the site (Buteux et al 1999). Other ditches in Trenches 1, 2, 5 & 6 probably represent the remains of simple field boundaries associated with the Romano-British settlement. After the departure of the Romans the village of Sedgeberrow was then settled by new migrants during the Saxon period. However, no Saxon remains were apparent within the trenches. Extract from the planning report by JOHN MOOREHERITAGE SERVICES On behalf of Sedgeberrow (Nominees) Ltd.


SEDGEBERROW PARISH COUNCIL The Isbourne Way Worcestershire Countryside Service is now working with ‗Winchcombe Walkers are Welcome‘ to develop a new walking opportunity, to be known as The Isbourne Way. This trail will run between the source of the River Isbourne on Cleeve Hill and its confluence with the River Avon at Hampton, approximately 14 miles. The route will use existing footpaths and bridleways, with a few short sections on quiet roads. The Parish Council is to be kept updated with progress.

Superfast Broadband Worcestershire County Council has recently launched a £20 million Broadband Partnership with BT to bring high-speed fibre broadband to more than 90% of Worcestershire homes and businesses within the next three years. Early indications of the provisional locations that are anticipated will receive Superfast Broadband are shown on a map on the County Council‘s website ( There is also the opportunity for residents and businesses to register their demand and sign up to receive information.

Police Report

Crimes recorded for Sedgeberrow between 1st June 2013 and 1st Sept 2013: Criminal damage – Two recorded, none detected Other (including traffic offences) – Two recorded, none detected

Worcestershire Voices Worcestershire Voices has recently been established to work with Voluntary and Community Sector organisations within the County, to identify and focus on key issues and provide a collective voice. A website ( is currently under development which will provide organisations with access to events information, news, training, consultancy and support from local Worcestershire based providers. For more information contact Lorna Pearcey, Worcestershire Voices Coordinator on 01684 312762. Maureen Pratt – Chairman. Tel: 881637 Email:


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We are always looking for new members. It only costs 20p per week the same as it did 23 years ago. Each week there is a £10 prize, every 4th week £20, £10 and £5 prizes, and in week 52 there is a £100 prize.



Here it is! The answer to the page 6 question.

SEDGEBERROW Mobile Library Timetable Churchill Road: 9.20 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 9.40am. School: 9.45 - 10.05am. Phone Box: 10.10 -10.25am. Note: The Mobile Library will now NOT be stopping at the Church The Mobile Library will be visiting the above stops on the dates listed below:-

21st October 11thNovember 2nd December Enquiries about this service should be made to: EVESHAM LIBRARY, OAT STREET, EVESHAM, WR11 4PJ Tel 01905 822722,

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Sedgeberrow Emergency Warning siren We are fortunate to have an emergency warning siren which dates back to 2007; St Mary the Virgin Church in Sedgeberrow was given a fund donation all the way from Ely Cathedral in Cambridgeshire after they heard about the 2007 floods. Our church council then contacted the newly set up flood group and suggested an emergency siren could be bought to warn villagers of future flooding events. The group asked around and through a lucky connection a company called Van Kappel Ltd donated a refurbished siren to the village, having been touched by our story. The original plan was to install the siren in the church tower but this proved logistically impossible due to the weight and size of the equipment. After several attempts to find an alternative site our local brewery Hook Norton kindly stepped in and agreed to locate the siren in a secure area at the back of the Queens Head pub. Work to fit and wire in the equipment was finally completed in the summer of 2013 thanks to our local sparky. The siren project has been fully supported by Sedgeberrow Parish Council, Wychavon District Council, Worcestershire County Council and the Environment Agency. We will be the first community group to own and use an emergency siren in the UK.

The siren is to be tested on Sunday 20th Oct 2013 at 10.30 AM. This is a sound test only to see if it reaches our high risk flood areas in Bridge Meadow Close, Cheltenham Road, Winchcombe Road and Millfields. The test will last for 1 minute maximum and you are not required to take any action. (Contd next page)


In an Emergency The siren will be used only as a last resort if Sedgebrrow is at a high risk of flooding and the water is going to affect people and properties. It will be activated by the Flood Warden for up to 1 minute to warn villagers to leave their properties and assemble at the village hall. Any volunteers assisting residents should also return to the village hall which is our emergency rest centre. Please note we are not involving any local or other press for this test. It has been organised by the Flood Group in order to test the equipment and allow residents near the river to hear the sound. However, the siren may be heard in other areas of the village depending on the weather and wind direction. We will not use the siren at any other time but will need to do an annual sound test to check it is in full working order. These tests will be notified to you via the Sedgeberrow Post and village notice boards well in advance. Use of the siren has been fully documented in the Sedgeberrow Emergency Flood Plan, which is held by the Flood Group and all relevant emergency partners.


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Personal Training Contact Donna to arrange training at your home, for individual and small groups at a time that suits you. Donna is a qualified Advanced Fitness Instructor. Previous to this she was a professional dancer and loves bringing the dance styles of both Zumba and Boolaka to everyone. A fun and exciting way to get and stay fit!

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Village Hall Events (MH) = Main Hall (BR) = Betteridge Room

Whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s on in October

Whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s on in November

1st Zumba 6.30pm (MH) Pilates 7.30pm (MH) 2nd RBLWS 7.30pm (BR) Dog training 6.30pm (MH) 4th Harvest Supper 7.00pm (MH) 8th Zumba 6.30pm (MH) Pilates 7.30pm (MH) 9th Dog training 6.30pm (MH) 12th Church Bingo 8.00pm (MH) 15th Zumba 6.30pm (MH) Pilates 7.30pm (MH) WI 7.30pm (MH) 16th Dog training 6.30pm (MH) 22nd Zumba 6.30pm (MH) Pilates 7.30pm (MH) 23rd Dog training 6.30pm (MH) 25th Drama Quiz 7.00pm (MH) 26th RBLWS Bingo 8.00pm (MH) 29th Zumba 6.30pm (MH) Pilates 7.30pm (MH) 30th Dog training 6.30pm (MH

2nd Drama show 7.00pm (MH) 5th Zumba 6.30pm (MH) Pilates 7.30pm (MH) 6th RBLWS 7.30pm (BR) Dog training 6.30pm (MH) 9th Church Bingo 8.00pm (MH) 12th Zumba 6.30pm (MH) Pilates 7.30pm (MH) 13th Dog training 6.30pm (MH) 19th Zumba 6.30pm (MH) Pilates 7.30pm (MH) 20th Dog training 6.30pm (MH) 26th Zumba 6.30pm (MH) Pilates 7.30pm (MH) 27th Dog training 6.30pm (MH) 30th RBLWS Bingo 8.00pm (MH)

Letter of appreciation of Sedgeberrow as a walking delight. I would like to say a big thank you to Dave May for organising the walks, described on page 27, that he organises every season. We have been on many with him over the last four years & although we have lived in the village for 21 years, we are discovering places we have never been to before. He is usually joined by Richard Hunt, our flood warden, and the two of them are a wealth of knowledge about all aspects of Sedgeberrow. I would urge anyone who has never joined a walk to write the latest dates in your diary now & join him for the next one. Mel Wilson.


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