Teme Valley Times - Aug-Sept 2020

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Aug/Sept 2020

FREE Issue No. 85

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SPAR Tenbury Wells and Post Office Back in Business! Blakemore Retail’s Tenbury Wells SPAR store has relaunched with a new look and extended opening hours after temporarily closing due to flooding. The store on Teme Street closed on 16th February following extensive flood damage. This was only a few weeks after undergoing a refit to introduce new Post Office services in January. The store has undergone a complete refurbishment and now features new flooring, walls, tills, shelving and chilled refrigeration. The tills and aisles have also been repositioned and the result is a brighter and more spacious experience. The store offers ‘Daily Deli’ food to go, Costa Coffee, alcohol, everyday essentials (including bread, milk and fresh fruit and vegetables) and an in-store bakery. You can buy your National Lottery ticket or top-up your mobile, pay by Apple Pay or use PayPoint services at the store. The new Post Office screened serving point offers all the usual services including banking services (paying in of cash and cheques) and there is an additional Post Office self-service machine. Store Manager Ben Marshall commented: “We’re delighted to have our store back serving the local community with essential goods and services. SPAR is an integral part of the community and the refit will ensure that we can continue to provide the best possible service to our customers. Thank you to everyone for being so patient while we were closed.” Tenbury SPAR reopened on Friday July 10th. Opening hours are 6am to 11pm, seven days a week.

Robinsons Cider display

The team at the store on the day it reopened

Tenbury Post Office is back!

Store Manager Ben Marshall, Kerry Manser and local MP Harriett Baldwin at the new look SPAR


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Flood defences for Tenbury? After centuries of repeated flooding, finance is being made available to provide flood defences for Tenbury. There is £4.9 million from central government, £1 million from the Worcestershire Local Enterprise Partnership ('LEP'), plus half a million from the government's ‘Getting Building Fund’. Tenbury's MP Harriett Baldwin gave her support to the plan, commenting that she had been "lobbying hard", and adding that "Flooding has been a terrible blight in Tenbury and I was devastated to see the effects of serious flooding earlier this year leaving people homeless and businesses shut." The photos are a look back to February's flooding hopefully the last time Tenbury will be flooded.

The SPAR truck arrived - but the store had flooded

Gary Thompson ("Mr Thom") clearing up

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Sainsbury’s for Ludlow Next year, Sainsbury’s plans to open an 18,000 sq ft supermarket adjoining the Ludlow bypass at Rocks Green. It will incorporate an Argos store and there will be a petrol station. Work on site is expected to start later this year. The works will be managed by developer Blackfriars Property Group. Sainsbury’s Property Director, Patrick Dunne said “With the nearest Sainsbury’s over 16 miles away and Argos store 19 miles, I know this new store is welcome news for many across the community. We look forward to opening the doors to customers by winter 2021.” Sainsbury’s Head of Stores for the Central Zone, Tom Balay said “We’re really looking forward to serving the Ludlow community”. Councillor Andy Boddington advised us that “Highways England has issued another holding recommendation on granting planning permission for the proposed Sainsbury’s store off the A49 at Rocks Green, Ludlow. The objections from the government highways agency are not major, except for its concern that a barrier proposed is not strong enough to prevent vehicles crashing out of the proposed car park onto the A49. These objections will mean that Blackfriars Property Group will have its work cut out to begin work before the winter as it had hoped. The earliest the application can be considered by the Southern Planning Committee is 22 September. It might not be ready for that meeting if Highways England’s concerns cannot be satisfied. The opening of Sainsbury’s, Argos and a petrol filling station is expected before Christmas 2021. That could be delayed if the committee decision is made after September.”

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Buttercross damaged - King St closed The damage to Ludlow’s Buttercross means that King Street has been closed to traffic from the traffic lights to the Buttercross. This is a seven days a week closure for 24 hours a day. Cllr Andy Boddington told us “King Street with its narrow pavements and difficult chicane between two of Ludlow’s most historic buildings is unsuited to modern traffic. The latest event occurred on Wednesday night when the A49 was closed for resurfacing. A red truck, which was photographed by a resident, hit the Grade-I listed Buttercross hard.” He also commented “The repairs to the Buttercross could be quicker than I first thought. Ludlow Town Council is meeting potential contractors on Tuesday [August 11th] to give them a briefing on tendering. Shropshire

Council’s conservation team has confirmed that any like for like repairs will not need Listed Building Consent. The repairs must be of Grinshill sandstone, which is still available. On the advice of structural engineers, King Street must remain closed to create space for Heras fencing” adding that “King Street will be closed for several weeks to

come as a result.” If you have any knowledge of what caused the damage to the Buttercross, you can contact Ludlow Town Council kate.adams@ludlow.gov.uk - or ring 101 or Crimestoppers.

King Street is closed to traffic

Safety fencing around the damaged stonework

The “difficult chicane between two of Ludlow’s most historic buildings”


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Floods, Coronavirus, Local Shops and the Good Samaritan by Cllr Ken Pollock, Worcestershire County Council

First it was the floods. Then it was the coronavirus. The Teme Valley has had more than its fair share of troubles so far this year. What can we learn from the reaction of Teme Valley residents to these tribulations? Broadly speaking, my judgment is that it has been very positive. People helped each other in the floods and went out of their way to help those most in need. The virus pandemic affected far more people, but the reaction was similar. The general public has accepted the lockdown, usually without demur. Now they are taking advantage of the relaxation of the restrictions, even while some warn of a second wave! Businesses have been hugely affected, with many taking advantage of the government’s various schemes. Most financial support has come via the District Councils, while Worcestershire Business Central has offered advice, informed by the County and District Councils, the Local Enterprise Partnership (WLEP), the Chamber of Commerce, the DWP, the FSB, the NFU and the blue light services. Recently, the Here2Help Business scheme has been launched, offering grants for a variety of enterprises, to help them recover from the disruption, and even take advantage of the new possibilities arising from the crisis. For more information on all these schemes, try the Here2Help section on the WCC website. On the question of flooding, Worcestershire is contributing to the new River Severn Partnership that seeks to overcome the flooding problems of the whole river catchment and exploit the business opportunities it may afford. Locally the Government has allocated £35 million to the River Severn basin for flood control. Tenbury has been given £4.895 million towards a comprehensive protection scheme, and that has been topped up with £1 million from the Worcestershire LEP. Work must begin soon, so devising the final design becomes a priority. Meanwhile, some people have kept on working, most obviously in the health and care services. Tenbury Hospital closed for a while to redeploy staff but is now fully functional again. But there are other areas perhaps equally significant, most obvious among those is the farming and food industry. That is not to say that all businesses will survive. Tenbury and the surrounding area will know something of this economic collapse and the impact on owners and employees may be devastating. How can the general public help? One obvious way is to shop locally. Turnover for the large online retailers has soared and we are grateful for them – and the delivery chain that gets the goods to us so swiftly. But where there is an option, why not patronise the local businesses, some of whom may also be offering online ordering and delivery? Visit Tenbury's Teme Street and see the many refurbished retailers, just waiting to offer brilliant local service. Plus those village shops - vital during lockdown, but some are now apparently being ignored. We need

them. Keep patronising them. How will society be different when we come through this latest challenge? Some have seen the problems of Londoners’ dependence on public transport and decided the promotion there of cycling and walking applies in this county. To many in the Teme Valley, buses are non-existent, and distance, topography and age all combine to make walking and cycling unattractive, if not impossible. So maybe the new normal will look more like the old normal than some may have hoped. Certainly, working from home is attractive to some office workers, but many do physical work, in factories or outside, and they are equally essential to our society. In the meantime, we now understand how much we depend on each other, and we notice those “unremembered acts of kindness” that Wordsworth mentioned. And perhaps the parable of the Good Samaritan. The point most often neglected there was that Samaritans, living just to the north of Judea, were the natural enemies of the people of Israel. For him to stop and help was like some of us helping the unwanted immigrant or benefit scrounger – not the friendly old lady who has lived next door for years. Let’s hope we can all learn from this adversity and maintain this kinder society, once the stress of business collapse and loss of jobs, or imminent infection and even possible death, is an ever more distant memory. Dr Ken Pollock is the County Councillor (Worcestershire County Council) for Tenbury Wells.

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Eastham Hall Demolition

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The Hall’s website tells us “Eastham’s Memorial Hall was built to commemorate the brave and selfless men and women of our community who served their country in The Great War of 1914-1918. They are honoured and revered. They will not be forgotten.” The website also provides a brief history. “The hall was originally built in February 1922 and was supplied as a ‘flat pack’ by Boulton and Paul Ltd. of Norwich. It arrived at Newnham Bridge railway station and was then transported by horse-drawn drays to the construction site where it stands to this day. Originally just a main hall with a Roll of Honour, it has been the focal point of the village since its inception. Used by the Mens Working Club, it had a bar licence and was popular for Whist Drives and Dances.” Work has now begun on demolishing the old Eastham Memorial Hall. It will be replaced with a new-build hall. November 30th is the anticipated completion date. People with questions or concerns can email mike.palfrey@easthammemorialhall.org.uk Members of the project team will be at the hall any Saturday morning 10am if you have any questions.

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Ludlow 10k went virtual!

Social Distancing Keith Valentine, Director of Development at the Royal National Institute of Blind People, wants to raise awareness of an issue for blind and partially-sighted people during the COVID pandemic. He said “With social distancing now part of everyday life it is important to highlight that not everyone can maintain the required distance as easily as others. “People who are blind and partially sighted can struggle to know when they are getting closer to someone, or if someone is approaching them. And guide dogs, of course, aren’t trained to help in this regard.

“In general, people are supportive, but there have been occasions when individuals with sight loss have been challenged or even shouted at for coming too close to others, when the reality is they simply weren’t aware of it. “In such uncertain times, tensions over distancing can rise. But we would ask that if you feel someone seems to be ignoring the restrictions, consider for a moment whether that person, rather than being careless, might not be able to fully see you. “Hundreds of thousands of people in England are living with a degree of sight loss. Please be aware that some people do need just a little extra thought.”

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Runners at the 2019 Ludlow10 race (photo by David Woodfield) Ludlow10, the annual 10km race through Ludlow’s medieval streets, was not able to go ahead this year due to COVID-19. The race, which attracted nearly 400 runners in 2019, would have been the fourth Ludlow10. However, the organisers were determined to keep their runners motivated by turning the race into a virtual experience. Medals were awarded for 10km runs carried out at any time and place over the weekend of 11th/12th July, when the race was due to take place. Matt Green, one of the organisers, commented “We were devastated to have to cancel the event as it has gained such a loyal following over the last few years. Many people were in need of positive goals to work towards right now, so we decided to create a virtual race where the runners’ hard work was still recognised and rewarded with our medals. The

beauty of the virtual race was that runners could complete their 10km run anywhere they liked - on roads, trails or even on a treadmill. This was a great way to stay in shape whilst raising money for a local charity, Ludlow Food Bank.” The event saw over 200 runners complete 10k, including a good number from the Ludlow Runners club and others from local Andali Fitness, Teme Leisure, Shropshire Shufflers, Cleobury Mortimer running club and Croft Ambrey running club. Chris Wallace (male veteran) won with a time of 37mins 48secs and Claire Bloom was the first female and female supervet ‘home’ with a time of 48mins 48 secs, closely followed by Ellen Savidge (female senior) with a time of 48mins 50 secs. The organisers were able to donate £1,350 to the charity.

Long Service Award! Many changes have taken place over the last 40 years and Julie Burden has seen quite a few during the time she has worked at the retail store that is now Tenbury SPAR, on Teme Street in Tenbury Wells. She started work on July 1st, 1980, choosing Tuesday as her start date because Mondays were stock-taking day and she wanted to have a few days’ experience under her belt before having to tackle the procedure. In those days she was the youngest member of staff and you had to remember all the prices of the goods

for sale and there was a dedicated butchery counter. The store then became a ‘Lo-Cost’ and Julie started working on the tills. Today she is responsible for the in-store baking at Tenbury SPAR and reflected on the fact that despite working in the same place for 40 years the work has been amazingly varied! Cheers and applause from the gathered crowd celebrated Julie’s achievement as she received her long service award in the store on July 10th.

Matt Teague, Blakemore Retail Managing Director, presenting Julie Burden with her 40 years Long Service Award

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Country Market Back in Business!

Friends of Leominster Canal Mike Watkins, chairman of the Friends of Leominster Canal, gave us this update on the group’s planned activities for 2020. “Given the ongoing situation with the restrictions that we find ourselves under, especially for groups such as ours, we have decided it’s best to suspend the 2020 programme until further notice. If there are any major changes to groups of people being able to meet then maybe we can look to having a walk

on what would have been our AGM in October (3rd). However, I will advise nearer the time. But whatever happens, this year’s programme will be recreated for next year. These really are strange and sad times so please stay safe and if we don’t get to meet this year, then I look forward to seeing you all in 2021.”

Tenbury Country Market is open for business! Tenbury Country Market reopened on July 28th with first-class COVID-19 safety measures in place. A one-way system allowed people to browse stalls offering sweet and savoury home baking, preserves, free-range eggs, fresh vegetables, plants and more. The fresh vegetables all but sold out within the first half hour, but plenty of home baking favourites such as lemon drizzle cakes, Eccles cakes, a boxed ‘cream tea selection’, tea bread, raspberry frangipanes and macadamia with chocolate chip biscuits meant you were still spoilt for choice. Small ready meals of fish pie, cottage pie and homity pie could be bought for £1.50 or a pack of two large sausage rolls for £1.20. One of the more unusual finds was a jar of Butternut, Apricot and Almond preserve which was described as ‘Fruity - excellent with cheese’. You could even buy a stylish washable cotton fabric face mask for £3. The market is always a useful source of local fresh produce why not pop along and have a look? It’s held on Tuesdays, from 9.30am - 12 noon, in the spacious ‘Scout Hut’, adjacent to the town’s swimming pool.

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Love the NHS Post Office & Shop to close Many people became creative during lockdown, particularly on the theme of the NHS. Local resident Keith Gluyas let us have this picture of the creativity displayed by Glenn Roberts, who with Nia Price - runs Oak Ridge Total Dog Care at Newnham Bridge.

Ludlow Farmshop gave us the following statement. “It is with great sadness that we have to confirm that the Bromfield Post Office & Village Shop will close permanently on the 31st August 2020. As a business the post office has not covered its own costs for some time and the recent pressure of the Covid-19 crisis has moved us to an untenable position in which we can no longer support the deficit. We have struggled with this decision and have looked at many options to retain the PO facility but have not found a suitable solution. Several factors have led to this situation: Underuse and unprofitability of post office services; Introduction of dual working for safety reasons; Impact of Covid-19 on the site as a whole. All PO staff will be offered redeployment in other areas of the businesses and no redundancies are planned.” Andy Boddington is Shropshire Councillor for Ludlow North, which includes Bromfield. He is also Chair of the Parish Council. Andy commented “This is a big loss to Bromfield parish, whose residents have benefited from the convenience of a local store, along with postal and banking facilities” and added “I don’t think we should give up on a post office service in Bromfield. The parish has an elderly population and many rely on the

shop for newspapers and groceries, as well as post office services. Commenting as Shropshire Councillor for the parish and chair of the parish council, I think we should explore options for a post office service for at least a few hours a week in Bromfield.”

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Tenbury Pool Update

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Lockdown gave the trustees of Tenbury Community Pool the opportunity to start work on planned improvements. The group has been busy, with site meetings and liaising with partners, contractors, builders and funders to ensure smooth running. The work includes removing the old radiators and pipework, and installing new showers that run on mains cold water, so will not rely on the small hot water tank which often ran out during school swims. There is updated lighting; the solar panel units have been reconnected and fire and panic alarm systems reinstated; and the new ductwork for the additional changing room, and improvements to the site, gym and pool ventilation have been completed. These should improve humidity levels poolside and in the gents and new changing rooms. The gym extension has wiring for five new machines to be installed. The trustees are appealing for volunteers to help in September to help clean up once the work is complete - contact Barbara (01584 881348) or Jane (01584 819613).

Crowdfunding for Teme Valley Times The coronavirus situation has caused a substantial drop in advertising. This is particularly difficult for free papers as they rely on advertising for income. Last year, for example, the Teme Valley Times gave away - rather than sold - nearly 9,000 copies of each issue. To compensate for the drop in advertising revenue, the Teme Valley Times appealed for crowdfunding through gofundme. This appeal was successful and we are grateful to our sponsors, and to our advertisers; without them this issue would not have been possible. That appeal has now closed. The drop in advertising will continue for some time so a new crowdfunding appeal has been launched and donations of any size are welcome. The appeal can be found via our facebook page or at www.gofundme.com/f/teme-valley-times-fundraiser

Housing Estate for Burford Plans for 33 homes on land next to the Aspire Centre in Burford have been approved. Harper Group and Sanctuary Group are working together on the development. A planning officer’s report said “Whilst the overall density of the development is higher than the surrounding development, it is not inappropriate for a development of the type or in the location proposed, within the development boundary for Burford, surrounded by existing residential, commercial and industrial development.”

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Summer Drinks Prices were correct at the time of tasting.

CO-OP Fairtrade Bonarda-Malbec 2019 Argentina Famatina Valley 13% vegan £6.25 Complex, with elements of black cherry. Obvious tannins, dark fruits. Fairtrade Irresistible Malbec 2017 Argentina Famatina Valley 13% - vegan £7.50 Nice aroma, soft and quite dry, fruity, with flavours of purple plums, damsons, redcurrant, and blackcurrant. A nice red. Fairtrade Pinot Grigio 2019 Argentina Famatina Valley 12% vegetarian £6.50 Refreshing and zingy, with lemon, pineapple and under-ripe kiwi. Nice summer drinking; savour or quaff at your discretion; best chilled.

Co-op Fairtrade wine Edward Robinson, Co-op wine buyer, explained "We have been supporting Fairtrade wine for more than 15 years, and remain the largest retailer of Fairtrade wine in the UK and we actually helped establish the Fairtrade standard. I’ve seen first-hand the real impact sales of our Fairtrade wine range has had on communities across the world. So far we have seen a secondary school, a community centre and many other projects funded by Co-op Fairtrade wine." So what is Fairtrade? "It’s not charity but improves livelihoods in a more sustained way - through ongoing better prices, decent working conditions and fair terms of trade for the vineyard workers. Fairtrade standards include protection of workers’ rights and the environment, payment of a Fairtrade Minimum Price per kilo of grapes purchased plus an additional Fairtrade Premium - to be invested in business or

Vergelegen Stellenbosch Fairtrade Octagon Sauvignon Blanc 2019 South Africa 13.5% £10.00 Robust and dry, with grassiness and flavours of grapefruit, pear, pineapple, green pepper, and a hint of fig. Particularly good with food, we preferred it quite cool. Silver Mine Sauvignon Blanc 2019 12% Bulgaria £6.00 More fruity than grassy, with lime, ripe lemon, guava and honeydew melon. A nice summer wine.

community projects. Investment is always targeted at the community's priority needs as decided democratically by the people of the community themselves.” Brief history 2001: Co-op became the first retailer to launch an ownbrand fairly traded wine, in partnership with Traidcraft. 2004: The Chilean Carménère became the first Fairtrade certified wine in the world. 2015: Co-op sells 50 millionth bottle of Fairtrade wine. 2017: Co-op signs one of the biggest deals in Fairtrade wine history and converts their entry level red, white and rosé South African wine, resulting in an extra 3 million litres being sold annually.

SPAR Orbis Organic White Verdejo/Sauvignon Blanc Tierra de castilla 12.5% Spain £7.00 Freshness of the sauvignon blanc is balanced by the firmness of the Verdejo. Don't overchill and lose the flavours of mango, pineapple, lime and kiwi fruit. Very acceptable and organic! Orbis Organic Red Tempranillo/Shiraz Tierra de castilla 13% Spain £7.00 Lovely aromas of red and blackcurrants but surprisingly dry and tannic in the mouth, with a warming dark, deep finish. Perlezza Rose Spumante Extra Dry 11% Italy £8.00 Very pale rose colour this slightly aromatic (wild strawberries) bubbly is great fun. Clean and refreshing on the palate a bottle or two could easily be enjoyed on a sunny afternoon with friends. Spanish Fresh & Zesty White Wine 11% £4.89 A typical medium Spanish white. You can taste some sweetness but drier in the mouth than the aroma (lime and vanilla) suggests. Tasting 'zestier' with food, this nice simple enjoyable white is good value.

2019: Co-op announces plans to sell only Fairtradecertified wines in its own South African range by 2021.

TESCO This year Tesco was crowned the UK’s Best Independent Craft Beer Retailer (Multiple) by the Society of Independent Brewers (SIBA) and has added a range of new craft beers to its range including: Tropical World Tropical Smoothie IPA 6.2% Northern Monk Brewery, Leeds (440ml) £3.00 A great alternative to a fruit cider! Aroma of mango and hops, this is very drinkable. Refreshing in the mouth with a dryish finish. Ingredients include mango and pineapple puree. Sputnik Pale Ale 5% North Brewing Co., Leeds (330ml / 4 x 330ml) £1.80 / £6 Dry-hopped pale ale using US hops. Citrussy on the nose, hazy in the glass, citrus notes survive the bitter hoppiness. Too dry to be a thirst quencher - but perfect if you like your hops!

Wairau Cove Rose 12.5% East Coast New Zealand £7.00 Just the ticket to quaff on a hot day either on its own or with food. Fruity, ripe cantaloupe melon flavour. Serve well chilled. Tesco Finest Barossa Shiraz 14.5% Australia £10.00 One to savour. Ripe blackcurrant aroma. Smooth and approachable (belies the 14.5%) with flavours of morello cherry, vanilla, dark elderberry with peppercorns at the finish.


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How The Other Half Lived - Ludlow's working classes 1850 - 1960 It is a curious fact that there are many books on the grand houses of England, but relatively few about the homes of the 'working class', which were, and indeed still are, far more numerous. This fascinating book, by Derek Beattie, is a useful step towards redressing this situation, by providing a great deal of information, exactly as the title states, about how the "Other Half" lived. Today the heart of Ludlow is seen as a well-to-do area, but it wasn't always so, and this book provides a wealth of information about the lot of many workers and their families who were crammed into higgledy-piggledy ramshackle accommodation in the yards and alleyways of old Ludlow in bygone times. Many of these buildings were demolished, seemingly almost out of hand, perhaps because they lacked 20th century amenities, but some have been transformed into bijoux town houses. In past times, authorities showed a great reluctance to tackle housing problems, even when they were reported, and landlords were reluctant to improve property, knowing that many residents couldn't afford higher rents; residents of Lower Broad Street might be surprised to learn that the area was a working class area until the last quarter of the 20th century. Some historical buildings are illustrated, including Lane's Asylum on Old Street. Prior to the workhouse being built on Gravel Hill, this 'Asylum' "housed the town's poor". We learn that in 1928 the workhouse housed an average of forty vagrants a week, rising to seventy in winter. Many will not appreciate how life was, even as recently as the 1950s. The book tells us "...in 1951, Joe Griffiths moved to his first marital home at 10 Rock Lane, one of a block of eight back-to-back houses, he and his wife also found themselves sharing a communal tap." Also, "Sometimes, even reaching a communal tap was not easy. In 1955, those living at 34 and 35 Lower Raven Lane,

Houses on Lower Corve Street threatened with demolition... whose landlord was the Governing body of the Ludlow Grammar School, had to cross the school playground to collect their water from behind other school-owned cottages on Silk Mill Lane." The book also looks at industrial buildings that used to be in the town, such as the old tannery in Lower Galdeford, which was demolished in the 1970s, along with residential properties each side, to make way for council houses. We also learn that some houses in Lower Broad Street were listed for demolition by the council under a slum clearance scheme in 1954 but "They still stand today". Another example of property listed for demolition was 46-50 Lower Corve Street: we read that "...the council, on the advice of the Society for the Protection of Historic Buildings, decided to restore and modernise rather than demolish." This is a fascinating and well-researched book, providing an insight into what life was like for the "other half". If there is a criticism, it is that the pictures would have benefited from being bigger.

..and as they are now

Published by Ludlow-based Merlin Unwin at £14.99

It used to be called Holdgate Fee...

Lanes Asylum now

..but it's now called Old Street

From Carthorse to Concorde

Lanes Asylum as it was ...

Alf and Ann Jenkins are well known for their books and DVDs about the industrial and social history of the Welsh Marches. Their first publication, "Titterstone Clee Hills, Industrial History, Everyday Life and Dialect" has become a classic, has had six reprints and has gone global. Alf and Ann are now writing a new

publication. A while ago Alf met a friend who said she had lived from the time of the carthorse to Concorde and beyond; hence the name of the impending publication: "From the Carthorse to Concorde and beyond." Over the years, Ann and Alf’s publications have created enormous interest because they

recall the nuts and bolts of life and society. If anyone has appropriate photographs or information about North Herefordshire’s village of Orleton or South Shropshire’s Titterstone Clee Hill, concerning the last sixty years or so, which they wish to be included, please contact Ann and Alf on 01568 780398 or email Alenkins07@gmail.com.


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Electric is the future? There has been much discussion about the part electric cars can play in the ‘climate change’ debate. But there are other areas where electric power is replacing the internal combustion engine. The Royal Automobile Club presented the Dewar Trophy for ‘Outstanding Technical Achievement in the British Automotive Industry’ to JCB for their 19C-1E, the construction industry’s first fully electric mini digger. The award came weeks after the electric digger began rolling off the production line at JCB Compact Products in Cheadle, Staffordshire. JCB Chairman Lord Bamford said “I’m absolutely delighted that JCB has been presented with the Dewar Trophy. For our new electric mini excavator to be recognised in this

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engineering. It is a really proud moment for the whole of the team.” Now in full production, the 19C-1E can be fully charged in under two hours. The model is expected to be a big hit with companies working inside buildings and in emission or noise-sensitive areas.

Caravan Site celebrates 60th A touring caravan site near Tenbury Wells is celebrating its 60th year of being a ‘Certificated Location’ (‘CL’) with The Caravan and Motorhome Club. In 1960, the Jones family started diversification at New House Farm, St Michaels, by becoming one of the first local certified location sites of The Caravan Club (now known as the Caravan and Motorhome Club). It was the late Bill Jones who started the plans, as soon as his parents bought the farm 60 plus years ago. The park was soon busy welcoming touring caravans to the area. Things have changed since the 1960’s. Electric hook-ups were installed in the late 1990’s and during the early 2000’s a shared toilet block and hardstanding pitches were put in, allowing customers more choice depending on the weather. Recent developments have included winter heating for the toilet block and the planting of 200 metres of beech hedging on the farm. Owner Steve Jones, who took over running the park from his late dad, Bill, said “Back in the 60’s the first caravans to arrive were some home-made ones, and very odd shapes! July and August are always very busy months and people come from all over the UK. Our ‘Covid-secure’ policy has worked very well. We’ve even been taking bookings for the next two years during lockdown. We look forward to welcoming everyone back to enjoy our little piece of paradise.”

The Certified Location site at New House Farm

The JCB team celebrates receiving the Award. Pictured left to right are Lee Harper, Steve Stanley, Bob Womersley, Tim Burnhope and Corey Smith.

Village Hall Refurbishment! A village hall near Tenbury Wells has been awarded a grant of £68,200 from National Lottery Funds. This grant, together with £30,000 raised by the village hall committee, will allow an easily-accessible foyer area and new toilet facilities to be provided at St Michaels village hall. The work will include changing facilities for babies and toddlers, and up-to-date facilities for elderly or disabled users. Initial ideas were explored in June 2017. Discussions, meetings and exploratory plans followed, with support and advice from the National Lottery Community Funding Team. Eric Hudson, Pat Mutton and Stuart Plested led the team through the process.

NFU Ludlow pulls together! NFU Mutual, the UK’s leading rural insurer, has allocated £1m to help local frontline charities. To help ensure this support reaches all corners of the UK, NFU Mutual contacted its Appointed Representative Network of local Agents, consisting of around 300 independent Agency businesses and 9 NFU Mutual Branches, each given the opportunity to nominate local charities. NFU Ludlow Agency is delighted to

have nominated Hands Together Ludlow, to receive a donation of £3,164 from this national ‘Agency Giving Fund’. The Ludlow branch said “Locally, we have nominated Hands Together Ludlow to receive this support, to help deliver their important work. It will allow them to continue to deliver emergency support to vulnerable people in and around Ludlow, whether they want shopping delivered or just a reassuring chat.

Eric Hudson and Pat Mutton outside St Michaels Village Hall


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Artist teaches Virtually! When local artist Ann Wallace couldn't run her usual art classes from her studio at Berrington, near Tenbury Wells, due to lockdown, she devised a plan to help people keep being arty. Over the past couple of months, Ann has been offering free online classes on 'How to draw cats and dogs'. Over 80 students from the local area and beyond joined her virtual classes. With online daily support and instructions, mailed out visuals, setting up a gallery

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of their work on her website, plus posting their drawings on Facebook, the project really took off. Ann hopes to host an exhibition of the group's work next May - a year on from its start. At the end of the seven week course, she asked for donations from the students to support Worcester and Hereford Animal Rescue, and has currently raised £175 for the charity. Ann's new online course is on how to draw still-life.

Ann Wallace's work

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The Executive Committee of the League of Friends of Ludlow Community Hospital has unanimously agreed to postpone the Annual General Meeting, which was due to be held on 5 August, until 11 November at 6.30pm in St Peter’s Hall, Ludlow. Chairman Peter Corfield said “It is only fair to avoid exposing our members, some of whom are in the 'at risk' categories, to the possibility of contact with Covid-19, however slight the chance. The reduction in day to day involvement by the League in hospital services, the lack of information from the Shropshire Community Health Trust (Shropcom) about any timescale for the re-introduction of

local outpatient clinics, and the continuing doubts surrounding Future Fit and the future of Shrewsbury and Telford Hospitals provide little justification for a formal meeting. Should the situation change between now and November our 750 members will be informed by Newsletter”. This League's annual major fundraising 'Bed Push' event around the streets of Ludlow won't be taking place this year but it is hoped it will be staged in July 2021. The League is still keen to appoint someone to manage their book-keeping, in conjunction with a local Accountancy practice. The role is primarily that of bookkeeper using an appropriate computer-based programme. Anyone interested in considering this homebased task, for which training and equipment would be provided, should

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contact Peter Corfield on 01584 318468. The proposals for purchasing new chairs for the day room on Dinham Ward and consideration of an appropriate space to create overnight accommodation for patients’ relatives, together with any other requests for funding, will be considered once the role of the Hospital returns to normal. Peter Corfield also said "Activities within Ludlow Hospital appear to have altered significantly as the pandemic took effect in UK. Measures were taken to reduce the number of in-patients in order to meet the anticipated need to accept patients from the acute hospitals at Shrewsbury, Telford and Hereford initially, we were advised, for non-Covid cases. As a precaution, The League was asked to suspend all voluntary activities within the Hospital - tea, coffee and trolley shop services ceased in March."


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TENBURY SHOW 2021 - HORTICULTURAL MARQUEE Items to be judged in 2020 will be carried over to the 2021 Show

Soft & Alcoholic Drinks Section Class 69 Bottle of red wine. Class 70 Bottle of white wine. Class 71 Bottle of rosé wine. Class 72 Bottle of homemade soft drink. Class 73 Bottle of homemade flavoured gin or vodka. Class 74 Bottle of homemade brandy or mead.

Handicraft Section – Photography Class 104 A river view. Class 105 Black and white. Class 106 Down and dirty. Class 107 A sunrise. Class 108 A moment in time. Class 109 The birds and the bees. Handicraft Section – Group Exhibit: Class 117 A day out to ………

Handicraft Section Class 87 A hand decorated tote bag. Class 88 A tissue box cover in any medium. Class 89 A set of two place mats 30x21cm. Class 90 A hand felted item. Class 91 An item of cross stitch. Class 92 A cafetière cover. Class 93 Sugar craft on a board. Class 94 A keyring in any medium. Class 95 A pressed flower bookmark. Class 96 A knitted cushion cover on a cushion pad 45x45cm. Class 97 An item of crochet. Class 98 A handicraft item not mentioned above, in resistant material. Class 99 A handicraft item not mentioned above, in a textile material. Handicraft Section – Art Class 100 Painting in oils or acrylics. Class 101 Painting in water colours. Class 102 A drawing in pastels, charcoal, pencil, pen and ink or scraperboard. Class 103 An abstract in mixed media.

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Isuzu D-Max XTR

Former World Superbike Champion Carl Fogarty MBE with his XTR!

Extended wheel arches are part of the XTR package

XTR changes give the front a new look The D-Max is so well-known that it hardly needs any introduction; after all, it has been popular for some years. However, there have been a number of changes in recent times, including an all-new downsized engine which offers the same power output while delivering better fuel economy. Another recent change is the introduction of versions that offer even greater off-road ability, particularly the Arctic Trucks AT35. We reviewed this last year. Riding much higher, with huge tyres and various other modifications, it was designed to cope with extremely challenging conditions. However, many buyers don't need that level of capability and the XTR we are looking at here addresses this by slotting between the standard D-Max and the AT35. The XTR retains the usual D-Max virtues, including the 3.5 tonne towing capability, and the five year 125,000 mile warranty, but it has more ground clearance, a taller ride height, 32 inch (265/70R17) Pirelli all-terrain tyres and Pedders suspension. In addition, it comes with an XTR bodykit (including wheel arch extensions) and side steps, making sure that it also looks the part, while the upgraded brakes (with Kevlar pads) should ensure that there are no problems on that front. Even though the XTR's modifications are clearly intended to enhance off-road performance, they also produce benefits on Tarmac. This is largely down to the Pedders suspension, which manages to provide a more comfortable ride while being surprisingly rollfree when cornering. The engine does a good job. It may only be 1.9 litres, but with 164PS, it delivers more power

than a fair few larger-capacity diesels, and it does this without even needing AdBlue. When cruising along a main road it was impressively refined, perhaps partly because in the automatic I drove, 60mph required a mere 1,600rpm. The Pedders suspension soaked up substantial potholes well and on the bendy bits the steering impresses, with surprising precision and a more natural feel than many 4x4s can offer. Consequently it's easy to maintain a good pace on rural journeys, should you wish. Comfortable seats (with three heat settings for driver and front-seat passenger) are obviously welcome on long journeys, as is the effective ventilation system. Although the XTR doesn't sit a great deal higher than the standard D-Max (the overall height has increased by 50mm) the rise is enough to provide a better view. The XTR is 100mm longer than the standard model, courtesy of the revised bumpers, taking its length to almost 5.4 metres. The example I drove had a number of 'extras' fitted, including underguards for extra protection in demanding off-road conditions, black roof rails, a matt black 'Mountain Top' roller shutter cover, and a black sports bar. Another interesting extra was a Gearmate storage system consisting of a range of lockable drawers. The XTR starts at £34,504 CVOTR (£41,340 on the road including VAT), or £35,504 (£42,540) with automatic transmission. Satnav is available at extra cost, but projector headlights are standard, as are LED rear lights and a reversing camera, and neat 'personalistion' touches include "XTR" on the seats, mats, wheels, front bumper and central touchscreen.

Seat detailing

Front bumper detail

The rear also gets a new look

Pedders suspension and underguards

XTR badging

Gearmate storage system

Special wheels - and spot the brake calipers!

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FIELDS MITSUBISHI Vehicles in stock now Dunley Service Station, Dunley, Stourport-on-Severn DY13 0UE 01299 827867 / www.fields-mitsubishi.co.uk

Fuel economy and CO₂ results for the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV / MPG (l/100km) (weighted combined): 139.7 (2.0) /Electric energy consumption (weighted combined): 3.68 miles/kWh / CO₂ emissions (weighted): 46 g/km / Equivalent all-electric range: 28 miles. 1. £4,000 saving shown is based on full On The Road price and is for an Outlander PHEV (£3,900 saving on Verve variant). Offer is only applicable in the UK at participating dealers (excludes Northern Ireland dealers), subject to availability, whilst stocks last and may be amended or withdrawn at any time. Offer not available in conjunction with any other offer (excludes 6.9% APR PCP and Free Home Delivery). Offer available between 1st June and 28th September 2020. These figures were obtained using a combination of battery power and fuel. The Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV is a plug-in hybrid vehicle requiring mains electricity for charging. Figures shown are for comparability purposes. Only compare fuel consumption, CO₂ and electric range figures with other cars tested to the same technical procedures. These figures may not reflect real life driving results, which will depend upon a number of factors including, accessories fitted (post-registration), variations in weather, driving styles and vehicle load.


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Kia XCeed

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SKODA SKODA YETI

17 17 YETI 2.0 TDi SEL, blue, 19,000 miles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . £16,495 17 67 YETI 1.2 TSi SEL Drive DSG Auto, silver, 19,000 miles . . . £16,495 17 17 YETI 2.0 TDi SEL, beige, 25,000 miles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . £14,995 17 17 YETI 2.0 TDi SEL Drive, blue, 28,000 miles . . . . . . . . . . . . . £14,995 17 17 YETI 1.2 TSi SE Auto, red, 14,000 miles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . £14,750 16 16 YETI 2.0 TDi 4x4 Laurin & Klement, chocolate 29,000 miles . . . . . . . £14,495 17 17 YETI 1.2 TSi SE Auto, grey, 35,000 miles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . £13,995 16 66 YETI 2.0 TDi SEL, grey, 38,000 miles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . £13,495 15 65 YETI 2.0 TDi SE, 4x4, beige, 20,000 miles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . £13,150 15 65 YETI 2.0 TDi S, 4x4, white, 14,000 miles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . £12,450 15 65 YETI 1.2 TSi SE Auto, green, 17,000 miles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . £11,995 15 15 YETI 1.2 TSi SE Auto, blue, 16,000 miles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . £11,995

SKODA FABIA

15 65 FABIA 1.2 TSi SEL, black, 50,000 miles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . £7,995 15 65 FABIA 1.2 TSi SEL, blue, 102,000 miles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . £5,995 14 14 FABIA 1.6 TDi SE Estate, red, 50,000 miles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . £5,995 10 10 FABIA 1.2 TSi Elegance, beige, 70,000 miles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . £4,650 11 61 FABIA 1.6 TDi SE, beige, 40,000 miles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . £4,450 10 10 FABIA 1.2 SE Estate, green, 79,000 miles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . £3,995 09 59 FABIA 1.4 TDi Elegance, green, 89,000 miles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . £3,250 11 61 FABIA 1.6 TDi Elegance Estate, blue, 120,000 miles . . . . . . . . £2,995 09 59 FABIA 1. 2 S, blue, 80,000 miles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . £2,995

SKODA V ROOMSTER

13 13 ROOMSTER 1.2 TSi SE Auto, beige, 26,000 miles . . . . . . . . £6,995

SKODA CITIGO

17 17 CITIGO 1.0 SEL Greentech, red, 8,000 miles . . . . . . . . . . . . . £7,995 14 14 CITIGO 1.0 SE, red, 11,000 miles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . £5,450 12 62 CITIGO 1.0 Elegance Greentech, green, 49,000 miles . . . £4,995 12 12 CITIGO 1.0 S, silver, 12,000 miles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . £4,150

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12 62 SUZUKI SPLASH 1.2 SE, red, 68,000 miles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . £4,250

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The XCeed is described by Kia as an 'urban crossover', suggesting that it's intended to sit between a hatchback and a typical crossover. The niche it occupies is not a large one, but given that most crossovers rarely go off-road, other than pulling onto a grass verge or parking in a field for a local event, this approach looks to be fundamentally sound. A recent introduction to Kia's range, having reached UK showrooms in September 2019, the XCeed is manufactured in Europe at Kia's facility in Slovakia. It's the fourth member of the Ceed range and unsurprisingly it shares some characteristics with other models. For example, it has the same wheelbase as the Ceed hatchback. However, the front doors are the only shared body panels. Compared to the five-door hatchback, the front overhang is extended by 25mm, and at the rear the increase is 60mm. It's also 26mm wider and 48mm taller; the extra height makes it easier to get in and out, as well as giving a better view. The result is a car that looks bigger, and which does indeed offer more space, but the increase in size didn't seem to make any obvious difference when parking. The changes create a car that looks a bit different, while being just as practical as the Ceed. This everyday practicality is underlined by the sensible range of engines, the options being 1.6 litre diesel, or one-litre (three cylinder) or 1.4 litre (four cylinder) petrol. Power outputs are 114PS or 134PS for the diesel, with the petrols being rated at 118PS (1.0) or 138PS (1.4). The XCeed is only offered with front wheel drive: there is no 4x4 version. This isn't a particularly heavy car, so any of these engines will propel it down the road at a respectable pace, as the 122mph top speed of the higher-power diesel underlines. If you want the best acceleration, the 138PS petrol model would be the one to go for as it offers 9.2 seconds for 0-60, compared to 10.2 seconds for the more powerful of the diesels. The 138PS petrol is also the only model to be offered with automatic transmission. The car I drove had the 134PS diesel engine. This suited the car well, with willing torque just where it was needed. Other driverfriendly features included the quality of the gearchange and the linear take-up of the clutch - features that were just as welcome cross-country as they were in town. One benefit of the diesel engine is fuel economy and a trip up the A49 to Cheshire saw the computer displaying an average of

62mpg. Even more impressive was an afternoon exploring rural Herefordshire: 90 miles at an average of 67mpg! The suspension is softer than on a standard Ceed, so the XCeed delivers greater comfort over poor surfaces. Despite this, the steering has a good feel, making it easy to place the car accurately when cornering. This is a good-looking car that attracted quite a few looks, with prices starting at £20,840, for the XCeed '2' and even this entrylevel model comes with LED lights, a reversing camera and cruise control. Moving up the range, the 'Edition' starts at £20,995, while the model I drove, a diesel-powered '3', has an 'on the road' list price of £25,675. All models benefit from Kia’s seven year, 100,000-mile, warranty.


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4x4 2014 14 SUZUKI SX4 SZ5 4X4 5 DOOR HATCH A/C SILVER 47K . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . £8,995 2010 10 SUZUKI JIMNY SZ4 AUTO 3 DOOR ESTATE A/C GREY 39K . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . £9,995 2017 67 SUZUKI S-CROSS 1.0 SZ-T 4 GRIP 5 DOOR ESTATE A/C WHITE 16K . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . £13,995 2017 17 SUZUKI JIMNY SZ4 3 DOOR ESTATE A/C WHITE 17K . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . £15,495 2017 67 SUZUKI VITARA 1.4 BOOSTER JET S 4X4 5 DOOR ESTATE A/C WHITE 22K . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . £15,995 2014 64 LANDROVER RANGE ROVER EVOQUE SD4 PURE (TECH PACK) 5 DOOR ESTATE A/C GREY 52K . . . . . . . . . . . . £16,995 2011 61 LANDROVER RANGE ROVER EVOQUE PRESTIGE AUTO 5 DOOR ESTATE A/C RED 56K . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . £16,995 2019 68 SUZUKI NEW JIMNY SZ5 3 DOOR ESTATE A/C WHITE 1K . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . £21,995

AUTOMATIC 2016 66 SUZUKI CELERIO SZ4 AUTO 5 DOOR HATCH A/C BLUE 5K . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . £7,995 2013 63 HONDA JAZZ ES+ I-TEC AUTO 5 DOOR HATCH A/C WHITE 29K . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . £7,995 2017 17 VAUXHALL VIVA SL AUTO 5 DOOR HATCH A/C SILVER 3K . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . £8,995 2014 63 VW GOLF SE BLUEMOTION TECH TSI AUTO 5 DOOR HATCH A/C SILVER 34K . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . £9,995 2017 17 SUZUKI IGNIS 1.2 SZ5 AUTO 5 DOOR HATCH A/C BLUE 14K . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . £10,995 2017 17 SUZUKI S-CROSS 1.0 SZT AUTO 5 DOOR ESTATE A/C RED 19K . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . £12,995 2016 16 SKODA YETI OUTDOOR SE TSI AUTO 5 DOOR HATCH A/C WHITE 26K . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . £13,995 2019 19 SUZUKI VITARA SZ-T AUTO 5 DOOR ESTATE A/C SILVER 9K . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . £17,995

ESTATE/7 SEAT/9 SEAT 2014 14 FORD MONDEO TDCI 5 DOOR ESTATE A/C WHITE 57K . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . £8,995 2016 66 VAUXHALL ZAFIRA 1.4 TURBO ENERGY (NAV) 5 DOOR MPV A/C BLUE 19K . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . £9,995 2012 12 VAUXHALL VIVARO 2900 COMBI (9 SEATER) 5 DOOR MPV WHITE 59K . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . £10,995

UNDER £5000 2009 59 SEAT IBIZA 1.4 SPORT 3 DOOR HATCH A/C BLUE 43K . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . £3,995 2012 62 VAUXHALL INSIGNIA CDTI EXCLUSIVE 5 DOOR HATCH A/C SILVER 96K . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . £3,995 2011 61 VAUXHALL MERIVA 1.4 TURBO EXCITE 5 DOOR HATCH A/C GREY 53K . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . £4,495 2009 59 VAUXHALL ASTRA 1.6 DESIGN 5 DOOR HATCH A/C GREY 77K . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . £4,495 2013 62 HYUNDAI I10 CLASSIC 5 DOOR HATCH A/C RED 36K . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . £4,995

SUZUKI 2015 65 SUZUKI SWIFT 1.2 SZ3 5 DOOR HATCH A/C GREY 12K . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . £6,995 2017 17 SUZUKI BALENO SZ3 5 DOOR HATCH A/C GREY 43K . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . £6,995 2018 18 SUZUKI CELERIO SZ2 5 DOOR HATCH A/C WHITE 3K . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . £7,495 2017 67 SUZUKI SWIFT 1.0 BOOSTER JET SZ5 5 DOOR HATCH A/C SILVER 34K . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . £8,995 2017 67 SUZUKI IGNIS SZ3 5 DOOR HATCH A/C BLUE 22K . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . £8,995 2016 16 SUZUKI VITARA SZ-T 5 DOOR ESTATE A/C TURQUOISE 23K . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . £10,495 2018 18 SUZUKI IGNIS SZ-T 5 DOOR HATCH A/C BLACK 14K . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . £10,495 2018 18 SUZUKI IGNIS SZ-T 5 DOOR HATCH A/C BLUE 10K . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . £10,995 2019 19 SUZUKI SWIFT ATTITUDE LTD. EDITION 5 DOOR HATCH A/C BLUE 6K . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . £10,995 2019 19 SUZUKI SWIFT 1.0 SZ-T 5 DOOR HATCH A/C RED 7K . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . £10,995 2017 66 SUZUKI VITARA 'KURO' 5 DOOR ESTATE A/C WHITE 25K . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . £11,995 2019 19 SUZUKI SWIFT 1.0 BOOSTER JET SZ-T 5 DOOR HATCH A/C GREY 9K . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . £11,995 2018 18 SUZUKI VITARA SZ5 5 DOOR ESTATE A/C RED 42K . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . £12,495 2019 69 SUZUKI SWIFT 1.4 BOOSTER JET SPORT 3 DOOR HATCH A/C RED 8K . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . £13,995

VAUXHALL 2014 14 VAUXHALL MERIVA 1.4 T/LINE 5 DOOR HATCH A/C SILVER 56K . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . £5,995 2014 14 VAUXHALL INSIGNIA SRI (NAV) 5 DOOR HATCH A/C SILVER 76K . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . £6,495 2015 15 VAUXHALL MERIVA 1.4 LIFE 5 DOOR HATCH A/C RED 16K . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . £6,995 2013 13 VAUXHALL ASTRA GTC 1.4 SRI 3 DOOR HATCH A/C BLACK 43K . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . £6,995 2017 17 VAUXHALL CORSA 1.4 ENERGY 5 DOOR HATCH A/C BLUE 35K . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . £6,995 2016 16 VAUXHALL CORSA 1.4 ENERGY 3 DOOR HATCH A/C BLUE 20K . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . £6,995 2017 17 VAUXHALL CORSA 1.4 ENERGY 5 DOOR HATCH A/C RED 19K . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . £7,995 2015 15 VAUXHALL ASTRA 1.4 EXCITE 5 DOOR HATCH A/C BLACK 18K . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . £7,995 2016 16 VAUXHALL CORSA 1.4 LTD EDITION 3 DOOR HATCH A/C WHITE 9K . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . £8,495 2016 66 VAUXHALL ASTRA 1.4 SRI TURBO 5 DOOR HATCH A/C BLACK 54K . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . £8,995

NETWORK Q 2018 18 VAUXHALL ADAM ENERGISED 3 DOOR HATCH A/C BLUE 15K . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . £9,495 2019 69 VAUXHALL ASTRA 1.4 T SRI 5 DOOR HATCH A/C BLACK 3K . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . £13,995 2019 19 VAUXHALL MOKKA 1.4 T DESIGN NAV 5 DOOR ESTATE A/C BLACK 13K . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . £14,495 2019 69 SUZUKI CROSSLAND X 1.2 (130 PS) ELITE 5 DOOR HATCH A/C BLUE 7K . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . £14,995 2019 69 VAUXHALL MOKKA X ACTIVE 5 DOOR ESTATE A/C GOLD 6K . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . £15,995 2019 19 VAUXHALL MOKKA X GRIFFIN + 5 DOOR ESTATE A/C RED 6K . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . £16,495 2019 69 VAUXHALL MOKKA X GRIFFIN + 5 DOOR ESTATE A/C WHITE 4K . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . £16,995 2019 69 VAUXHALL GRANDLAND 1.2 (130) ELITE NAV 5 DOOR ESTATE A/C GREY 7K . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . £20,995

OTHER MAKES 2012 62 FORD FOCUS 1.6 ZETEC 5 DOOR HATCH A/C SILVER 48K . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . £5,995 2011 11 MERCEDES BENZ B160 5 DOOR HATCH A/C BLUE 36K . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . £5,995 2016 16 CITROEN C3 PICASSO LTD. EDITION BLUE 5 DOOR HATCH A/C RED 53K . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . £5,995 2010 10 BMW 118I SPORT 2 DOOR CONVERTIBLE A/C BLACK 56K . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . £6,995 2013 63 FORD FOCUS 1.0 ZETEC TURBO 5 DOOR HATCH A/C GREY 34K . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . £7,495 2012 12 SKODA YETI ELEGANCE TD I5 DOOR ESTATE A/C BLUE 40K . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . £7,995 2017 17 FORD FIESTA 1.2 ZETEC 5 DOOR HATCH A/C WHITE 13K . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . £8,495

Images are for illustrative purposes only. Worcester Car Sales trading as Ludlow Motors is acting as a credit broker not a lender. We can introduce you to a limited number of finance providers, commission may be received. Personal Contract Purchase subject to status. 18+. At the end of the agreement there are three options: 1) Part exchange the vehicle, where equity is available, 2) Pay the optional final payment to own the vehicle, or 3) Return the vehicle. Vauxhall: Vauxhall Finance, CF15 7YT. First 3 monthly payments deferred. Payment Waiver: terms, exclusions and eligibility criteria apply. See Vauxhall.co.uk/paymentwaiver for details. Suzuki: Suzuki Finance, Cardiff, CF10 5BH. Fuel economy & CO2 results for the Suzuki hybrid range. Combined mpg: 49.7-56.4. CO2 emissions: 113-128g/km. Fuel economy & CO2 results for the Corsa range. Combined mpg: 45.6-70.6. CO2 emissions: 105-140g/km. Fuel economy & CO2 results for the Grandland X range. Combined mpg: 42.2-225.0. CO2 emissions: 29-158 g/km. Fuel economy & CO2 results for the Crossland X range. Combined mpg: 42.8-61.4 CO2 emissions: 121-152 g/km


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Suzuki Jimny

For years the Jimny has been a unique little 4x4 with an enthusiastic following. Today's model is totally different, but it's still a unique little 4x4, and it still has an enthusiastic following. In fact there is so much enthusiasm for the new model that demand outstripped supply and you'd be hard pressed to buy a new one today. It's easy to see why. The looks are engaging, the 4x4 capability is serious, the price is low, and it's so compact that parking is a piece of cake. What more could you want? Well, you might want more luggage space, but then it wouldn't be a Jimny, and a Vitara might be a better bet for you. The sharp boxy styling gives it a great view out, partly due to the upright A pillars. Its interestingly different retro look reflects its purposefulness, but at same time the new Jimny has taken a step forward where refinement is concerned; compared to the previous model, the cabin noise is significantly lower. If you leap into this Jimny it rocks from side to side. This might not seem encouraging as regards onroad performance, but it actually acquits itself perfectly well on Tarmac. Suzuki have done well to provide suspension that is wellcontrolled, even though it initially feels so soft. However, the boxy shape does catch

the wind, so this isn't the most restful vehicle on a motorway during gusty crosswinds. Then again, who would expect a Jimny to be at its best on a motorway? Its serious approach to off-road use is underlined by the driver having a choice - manually operated - of two wheel drive, four wheel drive, or low ratio 4x4. But don't let this traditional approach give you the idea that the new Jimny lacks modern conveniences - it's got those too, including hill descent control, headlamp washers and heated seats. Comfort is certainly good enough for long runs but as the Jimny is more at home at modest speeds, you might prefer to take the B roads and soak up the views, rather than try to sprint your way there as fast as possible on a dual carriageway. I found that fuel economy wasn't bad by 4x4 standards: a relaxed run into Wales on a mixture of A roads, B roads and country lanes, across the Berwyns and back via Lake Vyrnwy, saw an average of 45mpg on the computer. This Jimny was great fun and it made every trip feel like an adventure. Sadly, this model has been phased out, at least for the time being, though there might still be a few new examples in the dealer chain. Suzuki say "The Suzuki Jimny will return at some point in the future" and fans will hope that this return is sooner rather than later.

Subaru Impreza

Over the years, Subaru have earned a reputation for producing reliable and competent cars, cars that owners often keep for many years. Leaving aside the overtly sporting BRZ, the entire range has four wheel drive, and this is one reason they are particularly popular in rural areas. The range includes the Impreza, XV, Outback, Levorg and Forester, all with Subaru's well-known flat four engine. Here I am looking at the stylish Impreza, the most modestly-priced model in the range. It starts at £26,665 on the road. The specification is comprehensive, with automatic and steering

responsive LED headlights, heated electric mirrors, privacy glass, heated seats, dual-zone climate control, stop start, cruise control, keyless entry and push-button start. The Impreza also comes with "EyeSight". This includes Adaptive Cruise Control, Pre-Collision Braking, Pre-Collision Throttle Management, Lane Sway and Departure Warning, Lane Keep Assist and Lead Vehicle Start Alert. It also has Subaru's Rear Vehicle Detection which includes Blind Spot Monitoring, Lane Change Assist and Rear Cross Traffic Alert. Turning to the car itself, an unusual

balanced rear wheel drive car. There is also a reassuring unflappability to the car, with it remaining steadily on-line even after feature is that manual transmission is hitting a pot-hole when cornering, or not available: Subaru's 'Lineartronic' if you encounter a deep puddle. This CVT is standard fitment. Automatic stability, the good suspension, the transmission, combined with four taut steering and the good handling wheel drive and a petrol engine combine to create a car that's might be expected to be a recipe for relaxing for the passengers as well as heavy fuel consumption, but I found the driver. that during gentle driving it was At the same time, you have the possible to return 40mpg. benefit of a good quality four wheel The steering is very responsive, which drive system. This isn't only helpful if can take a little while to get used to, you do need to drive off-road, it also depending on what you have been gives much better traction when driving previously. Even when heavily towing, or pulling out of a side road loaded it still had a good feel. In many in wet weather, or if you are driving ways the steering has a fluid feel and on icy or snowy roads. And, if you're delicacy, more in line with what in the mood, this Impreza can give a might be expected from a wellsurprisingly sporty drive if you up

the pace. There's a goodly amount of space for passengers in the back, or if you have a lot of luggage to carry, folding the back seats down creates a good load platform. Overall the Impreza is a very practical car that is well suited to real countryliving. Reassuringly it comes with a 5-year (100,000 mile) warranty and a 3-year recovery and assistance programme, valid in the UK and Europe.


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MORNINGSIDE, TENBURY WELLS - GUIDE PRICE £259,950 £555,000 PRICE - GUIDE ARMS CRAVEN ASTON-ON-CLUN,

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BURFORD, TENBURY WELLS - GUIDE PRICE £140,000

A semi-detached bungalow for upgrading in a popular residential area within level walking distance of the town centre. Kitchen, Living Room, Two Bedrooms, Bathroom, Gardens, Driveway Parking. EPC Rating D. PUBLIC NOTICE Nick Champion Limited are now in receipt of an offer for the sum of £140,000 (one hundred and forty thousand pounds) Subject to Contract for 14 Long Meadow, Burford, Tenbury Wells, WR15 8DT. Anyone wishing to place an offer on this property should contact Nick Champion Limited, 16 Teme Street, Tenbury Wells, Worcestershire, WR15 8BA Tel: 01584 810555 before exchange of contracts.

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Worcestershire comes together to support business Throughout the pandemic, the County Council, district councils and partners have worked together to support businesses over this difficult period. A new programme designed to help Worcestershire businesses get back on track after the Coronavirus lockdown has now been launched. Here2Help Business will provide financial support and consultancy advice to help kickstart the local economy. Small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) can apply for up to £10,000 for a Graduate Development Support Grant to recruit a graduate employee for a one year period. Sustain and Grow Grants up to £25,000 are also open to applicants. The grant will assist Worcestershire businesses affected by the COVID-19 pandemic supporting them with projects to help aid recovery and future growth.

The programme has been developed by Worcestershire County Council with partners and will support businesses impacted by the pandemic to recover, adapt and develop, and to support future resilience. Visit the dedicated business pages of the Here2Help website for more information:

www.worcestershire.gov.uk/here2helpbusiness Hundreds of companies from across the county have phoned, emailed and joined countless online webinars to seek the support and advice that they have needed. Help has come in many different forms. Grant funding has been provided through the Enterprising Worcestershire Programme which it’s hoped will be extended.

Councillor Ken Pollock, Cabinet Member with Responsibility for the Economy and Infrastructure said:

The County Council’s Elevate Growth Programme launched in January and continues to deliver specialist business support to local companies.

“We’re very keen to support all types of businesses in Worcestershire revive after the Coronavirus difficulties. Here2Help Business is a fantastic programme that offers financial support and advice ensuring Worcestershire’s economy is in the best position to recover.”

Business organisations from across Worcestershire have come together to carry out an in depth survey and they received responses from 566 organisations. These results have informed the Worcestershire Economic Recovery Plan.

A message from the Leader of the County Council, Simon Geraghty In recent months we have seen our lives change in ways which would seem unimaginable prior to the pandemic. Despite the challenges that we have all faced, working together as ‘One Worcestershire’, the County Council, our district council colleagues and our partners are now focused on reopening the county in a safe way to enable more people to return to work, education, business and leisure. In doing so, we appreciate that the pandemic is not over and we must all continue to take sensible precautions to minimise the risk of infection. Throughout the lockdown, working together with Government, we have done everything that we can to support our local businesses. You may have seen that our highways maintenance teams are hard at work every day making sure that our roads continue to be kept in a good condition. Many of the services that the County Council provides are re-opening including libraries. Face to face birth registrations and weddings are taking place at our register offices. We will not forget our most vulnerable residents. We will continue to do everything we can to help and support them and we have set out a detailed plan to respond to the next stages of dealing with Covid-19. By working together I am confident that we can bounce back from the last few months and ensure Worcestershire continues to be an excellent place to live, work, visit and invest in.

Councillor Simon Geraghty, Leader of Worcestershire County Council

Helping Worcestershire back to work Business advice and support:

Job vacancies:

www.oneworcestershire.com/ COVID19businesssupport

Do you have good people skills and are personable, friendly and approachable?

If you need our help contact Worcestershire Business Central team on 01905 677888 (office hours)

Are you looking for ways to help your community? Help us to support the most vulnerable in our communities during the challenges related to the Coronavirus Pandemic by joining our social care teams.

Careers Worcestershire Service: Are you aged 16-24? And not secured a place in education, training or apprenticeships for September? Need help to understand your next steps? Contact the team of qualified advisors now on 0300 666 3 666 or email careersworcs@worcestershire.gov.uk

Perhaps you are now looking for a new job, or are looking to try out something new that is more rewarding. www.worcestershire.gov.uk/info/20010/ jobs_and_careers

Worcestershire Local Enterprise Partnership (WLEP)

Worcestershire Business Central

www.wlep.co.uk

01905 677 888

enquiries@wlep.co.uk

Malvern Hills District Council

01905 672 700

Herefordshire and Worcestershire Chamber of Commerce https://hwchamber.co.uk/support/ advice/coronavirus-information 01905 673600

Tenbury Wells Library has re-opened For more information on opening times and the latest changes to services please visit:

www.worcestershire.gov.uk/libraries

info@business-central.co.uk

www.malvernhills.gov.uk/ business-covid19 ecodev@malvernhills.gov.uk 01684 862151

Information about apprenticeships: www.worcsapprenticeships.org.uk 0300 666 3 666


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