Welcome to the Gazette and Reporter's Community News section. This section is designed to support the groups, clubs and societies which contribute so much to community life. Any groups wishing to post news and pictures, appeal for volunteers or advertise events can e-mail robert.hale@midlands.newsquest.co.uk

MALVERN LINK PROBUS

9:36am Monday 18th August 2014

THE meeting on Monday, August 11 was the first time the new sound amplification system created by member Robin Whittlestone had been used.

HOLLYBUSH

3:14pm Sunday 17th August 2014

THE last of the Benefice fetes will be held at Hollybush Church on Saturday, September 6 outside the church, weather permitting, from 2pm.

CHRIST CHURCH

Malvern Gazette: (9147655)

2:10pm Saturday 16th August 2014

WE watched the weather forecast with much optimism and we were fortunately rewarded!

WELLAND

7:39pm Friday 15th August 2014

FRIDAYS in St James' Church is Coffee & Chat' At a loose end? Feel like some company? Why not drop in any time between 10.30am and noon. Bring a friend, bring your knitting or just bring yourself! All welcome

VOCAL VARIATIONS

Malvern Gazette: (9131949)

4:47pm Friday 15th August 2014

VOCAL Variations has been singing regularly for ten years in the Carice Elgar Room at the Elgar Birthplace Museum in Lower Broadheath; a small recital room ideal for the group’s meetings. The Room and members combine to create a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. This small group of singers who prepare and sing songs with a professional accompanist aim continually each month to deliver their best performance. This may be just for their own satisfaction, to improve their confidence or to prepare for a concert or an examination. Enjoyment is vital to the group who aim to entertain and communicate their love of singing.

BIRTSMORTON

3:12pm Friday 15th August 2014

THE branch of the Mortons with Berrow and Pendock Conservatives invite you to a social afternoon on Friday, August 29 from 2.30pm at Millers Court by kind invitation of Richard Newton.

BOSBURY

2:20pm Friday 15th August 2014

TOMORROW, Saturday, August 16, Bosbury’s regular Farmers’ Market and Coffee Morning will be held, between 10.30am and noon, at Bosbury Parish Hall.

Search to find owners of tabby cat who 'purrs for England'

Malvern Gazette: 'PURRS FOR ENGLAND': Is this your cat?

1:37pm Friday 15th August 2014

THE Worcester and District branch of Cats Protection is looking for the owner of this loveable tabby boy, who is thought to be about 10 years old.

MALVERN PROBUS CLUB

1:19pm Friday 15th August 2014

THE meeting on Monday, August 4 at the Abbey Hotel, was opened by the Probus Chairman Bill Major, who expressed his pleasure at the level of attendance, specifically welcoming both current and new members and guests, many of whom had brought along items of family memorabilia from the First World War.

MALVERN WI

12:14pm Friday 15th August 2014

MALVERN WI

WEST MALVERN

11:16am Friday 15th August 2014

PREPARATIONS for the West Malvern Arts Festival were a little delayed by the antics of ex-hurricane Bertha last weekend.

WELLAND ART AND CRAFTS GROUP

11:08am Friday 15th August 2014

WELLAND Art and Crafts Group celebrated the completion of forty years since their inauguration in 1974 with a cheese and wine Party following their Annual General Meeting in July.

LEIGH & BRANSFORD WI

11:02am Friday 15th August 2014

ELLEN Gwynne welcomed members to the August meeting and apologies were received.

MALVERN WOMENS' GUILD OF FRIENDSHIP

9:49am Friday 15th August 2014

MALVERN Womens' Guild of Friendship are holding a Bring and Buy Sale on Wednesday, August 20 at Christ Church Hall, Avenue Road, Malvern, in aid of the SMILE project, Hatherton Lodge, Avenue Road, which aims to help children who have special needs and their families.

Sweet-natured Labrador cross needs a new home

Malvern Gazette: SWEET-NATURED: Molly.

11:59am Tuesday 12th August 2014

A YOUNG black and white Labrador cross with bundles of energy needs a loving new home.

Black cat Jingles was left behind when her owners moved house

Malvern Gazette: (9184114)

11:44am Tuesday 12th August 2014

JINGLES is a two-year-old black cat who was sadly left behind when her owners moved house.

Faith needs a fresh start after rearing kittens

Malvern Gazette: (9133074)

11:01am Monday 11th August 2014

FAITH is an 18-month-old white female who has recently finished rearing a litter of kittens and is ready for a permanent home.

CHRIST CHURCH

Malvern Gazette: User comments (8900732)

6:14pm Friday 8th August 2014

WHAT an amazing evening on Saturday, August 2 and our sincere thanks to the Suzuki musicians, accompanists and all the teachers who worked so incredibly hard to produce it.

WEST MALVERN WI

5:51pm Friday 8th August 2014

West Malvern WI is holding a Craft Market at West Malvern Village Hall on Sunday, August 17 between 11am and 4pm.

GREAT MALVERN PRIORY

4:49pm Friday 8th August 2014

DESPITE the absence of our Vicar and associate minister on sabbatical leave, the usual busy pace of Priory life has been maintained.

Commendation

Malvern Gazette: (8892863)

4:49pm Friday 8th August 2014

EX John Masefield school pupil Sharon Caws nee Berry, second daughter of Mr Les Berry of 2 Kingsmead, Ledbury receiving a commmendation for her work with the Norfolk Police force March 2014. She has also previously received a commendation whilst serving in the RAF in Bosnia.

GREATER MALVERN WINE SOCIETY

Malvern Gazette: (8917630)

3:49pm Friday 8th August 2014

FORTY Members and guests of Greater Malvern Wine Society enjoyed a splendid day of wine tasting last Sunday hosted by Adrian Frost at Lake House who kindly loaned his beautiful home, gardens and lake for the day to the Greater Malvern Wine Society

BOSBURY

3:45pm Friday 8th August 2014

ON Saturday, August 9 Clissett Wood celebrates 20 years with an Open Day.

POWICK

2:43pm Friday 8th August 2014

POWICK Primary School Leavers’ Service was held in St Peter’s Church at the end of term and began with the school orchestra playing two numbers.

UPTON UPON SEVERN WI

1:36pm Friday 8th August 2014

A MEETING of the Hot Peppers WI was held on July 23 when Cathy Bester opened by welcoming members and friends.

BLACK PEAR GARDENING CLUB

12:35pm Friday 8th August 2014

THE Black Pear Gardening Club’s July visit was to the one acre garden of Roger and Barbara Parker.

MALVERN LINK PROBUS

12:03pm Friday 8th August 2014

ON July 28 David Clark gave a talk with the title Sentenced to Beyond the Seas.

SONSHINE CAFÉ

11:33am Friday 8th August 2014

ON Sunday, August 17 SONshine Café will be opening it’s door again.

WELLINGTON HEATH

10:53am Friday 8th August 2014

THE lights were turned out on Monday night as village residents, along with the rest of the country, marked the centenary of the outbreak of the Great War and remembered those who sacrificed their lives.

WEST MALVERN

10:17am Friday 8th August 2014

MAN Friday style footprints (and a lot else!) will be reappearing on the pavements of West Malvern next weekend, signalling the return of the popular and now well established annual village Arts Festival.

THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK

10:03am Friday 8th August 2014

DURING the last few weeks we have been privileged to experience eleven days of outstanding sportsmanship by people from all across the Commonwealth, each in their own particular discipline. But there is one thing that is common to each athlete and that is a focused mind. In order for an athlete to succeed there needs to be complete dedication to the cause.

MALVERN SPEAKERS

9:57am Friday 8th August 2014

QUICK thinking and vivid imagination were in evidence at Malvern Speakers’ last meeting.

WELLAND

9:49am Friday 8th August 2014

Fridays in St James' Church is Coffee & Chat. At a loose end? Feel like some company? Why not drop in any time between 10.30am and noon. Bring a friend, bring your knitting or just bring yourself! All welcome

Charity needs a quiet home to call her own

Malvern Gazette: (8893519)

11:10am Monday 4th August 2014

CHARITY is an 18-month-old black and white female who is looking for a quiet home to call her own.

Intelligent Django needs experienced owners to keep him entertained

Malvern Gazette: (8712671)

1:37pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

A FAITHFUL German Shepherd-cross described as a 'wonderful, bright, smiley boy' is looking for a fresh start.

George needs a new home away from busy roads

Malvern Gazette: (8661218)

12:22pm Monday 28th July 2014

GEORGE is a one-year-old black male in the care of the Worcester and District branch of Cats Protection.

HOLLYBUSH

10:47am Sunday 27th July 2014

OUR little church was filled to capacity last Friday evening for our summer concert.

BERROW

10:43am Saturday 26th July 2014

OUR fete at Holiday Farm, Berrow, by kind invitation of Peter and Ann was a truly remarkable event for several reasons.

WELLAND

6:53pm Friday 25th July 2014

FRIDAYS in St James' Church is Coffee & Chat. At a loose end? Feel like some company? Why not drop in any time between 10.30am and noon. Bring a friend, bring your knitting or just bring yourself! All welcome

WELLINGTON HEATH

1:47pm Friday 25th July 2014

THE Open Gardens Day last Sunday was a wonderful opportunity for residents to take pleasure not only in the beautiful gardens on display, but also to enjoy a time of socialising under clear blue skies!

LEDBURY U3A

1:22pm Friday 25th July 2014

ON Thursday, July 17, despite a very hot day and a change of venue, a considerable number of members were treated to an amusing, informative and thought-provoking talk by Chris Dingley on the subject of Wills, Inheritance Tax and the Costs of Care.

WEST MALVERN

12:13pm Friday 25th July 2014

MOST of those who live in the vicinity of Adelaide House and who attended last week’s Parish Council meeting would go home broadly reassured about the safeguards for local residents to be observed during the internal conversion of the building to its new use as a rehab unit for ex-service personnel.

STORRIDGE WI

11:13am Friday 25th July 2014

THE July meeting began with a delightful illustrated talk, given by Penny Platts.

EMBROIDERERS’ GUILD (WORCESTER BRANCH)

10:05am Friday 25th July 2014

WE learnt shortly before our July meeting held on July 8 that our speaker was unable to attend!

MALVERN CIVIC SOCIETY

9:46am Friday 25th July 2014

ON Friday, July 11 our speaker led us into a fascinating topic that exercised our minds more than in any other talk so far.

CHRIST CHURCH IN CIVIC WEEK

Malvern Gazette: (8464627)

9:41am Friday 25th July 2014

IT began with the lovely, colourful carnival parading past the church doors and culminated in a wonderful tribute to the man most associated with his great love of Malvern and his inspiration – Sir Edward Elgar and what better way to end a week of Edwardian celebrations.

THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK

9:03am Friday 25th July 2014

PERHAPS I’m a Philistine, but I’m not enraged over the stolen Herefordshire Holy Grail.

ST GABRIEL'S WI HANLEY SWAN

2:03pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

MEMBERS had a very good meeting, the book club is growing,and the River Baton seems to be on course,it should be a good evening sailing down the River Severn.

ELMLEY ARTS SMALL GRANTS FUND

12:42pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

ARTS Grants in general have been reduced, but Elmley Arts Small Grants Fund continue to support the Arts within Herefordshire

Bunty needs a new home after rearing kittens

Malvern Gazette: (8483976)

1:19pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

BUNTY is a three-year-old black and white female who is looking for a new home.






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