Teme Valley Times
New Building at Dinham? There are plans afoot to erect a new building by the River Teme at Dinham and a public consultation was held at the Mill on the Green on July 5th. The idea is that the building would “form the hub of the Springs of Rivers Project” which is led by the Severn Rivers Trust and for which Development Stage Funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund has already been awarded. Mike Morris, Deputy Director of the Trust, told us that “The project will undertake habitat improvements, community engagement work and education opportunities across the Teme Catchment. Part of the project is to develop ideas for a River Heritage Centre at Dinham in Ludlow. This site will be specifically used for education of local school children, and engagement with the local community and visitors alike about the importance and beauty of the River Teme, its history and ecology. We will link the building to the wildflower meadows, Whitcliffe Common and the river. We are currently designing the centre and consulting with the local community and value all comments about the proposal. We plan to submit our Second Round Application to the Heritage Lottery Fund in the Autumn with the Delivery Phase beginning in early 2017. Should the Centre be included in the Delivery Phase based on the consultation, the Trust would begin construction in Spring 2017.”
How the new building might look
Rupert Bennett with his range of dressings
We visited Cleobury’s markets on Saturday July 16th. There was the ‘Farmers’ Market’ in the Church and the ‘Local Market’ in the Market Hall next door. Always worth a visit, the markets compliment each other. Stalls can vary from market to market so it’s worth returning as something different may catch your eye. For example in the church Bennett & Dunn were showing their new range of marinades and dressings using their own freshly-pressed rapeseed oil and artist Ella Law was selling exquisite clay leaves. In the Market Hall you could have a demonstration hand massage (very relaxing!) with Angie Bennett using a Neal’s Yard organic product or buy homemade Lemon Curd or even commission a pet portrait. Just look out for the flags by the church which show that the market is running.
Vaults helping save Lives! By holding a £1 draw each Sunday for a ‘meat pack’, customers at The Vaults in Tenbury Wells managed to raise £1,000 for the Midlands Air Ambulance last year. The photo shows (left) landlord Dermot Aherne and (right) Alan Smith, the man behind the idea, visiting the Air Ambulance base to present the cheque. A certificate recording the donation is proudly displayed on the wall in the bar. The scheme is now in its second year and regulars at the Vaults are hoping they can top last year’s total. Tickets are on sale at the Vaults and you don’t even have to buy a drink to be able to take part!
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