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

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.

POWICK

12:17pm Monday 21st July 2014

CONGRATULATIONS to Hayley Brassington on attaining the trophy for the student demonstrating the most effort on her Animal Care Course at Harpury College, Gloucestershire. Congratulations to her elder sister Lyndsey on gaining a BA (Hons) Degree in English Literature and Creative Writing at Cardiff University. Both were pupils at Powick Primary School and at Dyson Perrins High School in Malvern.

LEDBURY AND DISTRICT CIVIC SOCIETY

9:43am Monday 21st July 2014

THE final talk of the season was given by Chris Johnson and was a thrilling account of his trek to (and up!) K2, in the Chinese Korakorum.

LEDBURY WI

10:11am Sunday 20th July 2014

MARGARET Coulson the President welcomed members on a hot evening to taste some summer cookery prepared by member Liz Whattler.

POOLBROOK WI

9:40am Sunday 20th July 2014

SUMMERTIME and the living is easy - so it was for the July meeting as members were treated to strawberries and cream and a glass of bubbly, prepared by Pauline.

Citizens Advice Bureau

12:02pm Saturday 19th July 2014

WEST Mercia Police Work With South Worcestershire Citizens Advice To Tackle Hate Crime.

PARKWAY WI

10:06am Saturday 19th July 2014

THE President Val Graham welcomed the members and speaker Lesley Evans to a wet June meeting.

MALVERN SPEAKERS

9:37am Saturday 19th July 2014

ALL human life is here - the motto of the now defunct News of the World - would suit the Malvern Speakers club very well, to judge by the short impromptu Table Topic speeches at last week’s meeting.

ST LEONARD’S CHURCH, NEWLAND

4:01pm Friday 18th July 2014

THE magnificent St Leonard’s Church and the historic buildings of the Beauchamp Almshouses at Newland, Malvern are a hive of activity this week as preparations are well under way for the 150th Anniversary Flower Festival and Exhibitions.

CALLOW END

3:07pm Friday 18th July 2014

CONGRATULATIONS to Classes 3 and 4 of Callow End Primary School for their polished performance of Aladdin Trouble, a pantomime, played to two audiences in the school hall last Thursday.

BOSBURY

1:13pm Friday 18th July 2014

Tomorrow, Saturday, July 19, Bosbury’s regular Farmers’ Market and Coffee Morning will be held, between 10.30am and noon, at Bosbury Parish Hall. All the regular suppliers, offering lamb, pork and beef, seasonal vegetables, eggs, homemade preserves, cakes, bread, cheese and Liqueurs will be there. Fairtrade groceries and gifts, Phoenix cards, individual craft cards and bird food will also be on sale. Fairtrade coffee or tea, with a biscuit is £1. Entry is free.

EARLS CROOME WI

12:11pm Friday 18th July 2014

MEMBERS and visitors were welcomed to the July meeting by the president.

POWYKE WI

11:10am Friday 18th July 2014

IT seems that I have mixed up my Anns (we have three members named Ann) so apologies to Ann Lyons who is the new president and not Ann Burge as named in the June report.

POWICK

11:03am Friday 18th July 2014

POWICK Primary School holds its Leavers’ Service on Tuesday in St Peter’s Church at 9am when Year 6 will save reflect on their life at Powick School and say good bye to their friends and teachers.

WELLINGTON HEATH

10:53am Friday 18th July 2014

POOL Piece has now been officially opened as a recreational area for all village residents and you will see that the bridges, swings, shelter and benches are all in place.

THE MALVERN PROBUS CLUB

10:04am Friday 18th July 2014

THE meeting on Monday, July 7 at the Abbey Hotel, was opened by the Probus Chairman, Bill Major who welcomed all members and guests. Business matters were dealt with very quickly and the Chair then introduced Brian Jauncey to tell the story of Madresfield Court-the original Brideshead.

ROYAL BRITISH LEGION POWICK AND CALLOW END BRANCH

9:56am Friday 18th July 2014

FOLLOWING the poorly supported meeting in June, sadly the chairman was forced to abandon the July meeting due to failure of members to attend. We do not have a meeting in August but it is vital that we have a good attendance at our next scheduled meeting on September 9 as this is the build up to Remembrance 2014.

WELLAND

9:49am Friday 18th 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

PUTLEY

3:59pm Wednesday 16th July 2014

PUTLEY versus Aylton Cricket Match, Sunday, July 27.

WYCHE AND COLWALL HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY

11:45am Wednesday 16th July 2014

VISITORS are always welcome on the first Monday of the month at Colwall Village Hall.

MALVERN AFTERNOON WI

2:20pm Tuesday 15th July 2014

THE meeting opened with a report on the National AGM by Christine Linley, Group Co-Ordinator.

HOLLYBUSH

2:08pm Monday 14th July 2014

A FEW tickets remain for our Evening of Music at All Saints Hollybush by Giles Turner (piano), Jayne Swan (soprano) and Martin Beer (tenor) on Friday, July 18 at 7.30pm. Tickets £10 to include a glass of wine and light refreshment from Roger Gillard on 01684 833223.

CALLOW END WI

12:09pm Monday 14th July 2014

THE July meeting was held in Val’s garden in Jennet Tree Lane.

PICKERSLEIGH WI

10:13am Sunday 13th July 2014

AT the July meeting, Jill welcomed members and introduced the Speaker, Amanda Ely, who is an Admiral Nurse.

WELLAND

12:34pm Saturday 12th 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

INNER WHEEL CLUB OF MALVERN

Malvern Gazette: (7907623)

10:09am Saturday 12th July 2014

ON Tuesday, July 1 outgoing Inner Wheel President, Charmain Selkirk, handed over her chain of office to incoming president, Sylvia Miles but not before presenting a cheque for £2,000 to Dr Chaudhari of Malvern Community Hospital for The Ease The Pain Campaign.

LEIGH & BRANSFORD WI

9:38am Saturday 12th July 2014

ELLEN Gwynne welcomed members and guests to the July garden meeting at Dale Cottage Farm, Brockamin, Leigh.

BERROW

6:12pm Friday 11th July 2014

A RETURN to the old style of fetes which will be held at Holedey Farm, Berrow by kind invitation of Peter Hannah and Ann Ward.

LONGDON

3:34pm Friday 11th July 2014

LONGDON Village Hall is now holding it's fifth Longdon Happening on the village green from 3pm on Saturday, July 12 after postponing it from last weekend.

WELLINGTON HEATH

2:45pm Friday 11th July 2014

THE official opening of the Pool Piece recreational ground is this Saturday, July 12 at 3.30pm.

CASTLEMORTON

2:06pm Friday 11th July 2014

CASTLEMORTON Commoners Association present their annual Shindig at Golden Valley, Castlemorton this Saturday, July 12.

COLWALL WI

1:10pm Friday 11th July 2014

The next meeting is on Monday, July 14 at 7 pm in Colwall Village Hall.

WEST MALVERN

12:38pm Friday 11th July 2014

MORE information on the project to convert Adelaide House into a rehabilitation centre for ex-service personnel recovering from post traumatic stress disorder should be forthcoming at Monday’s (July 14) Parish Council meeting at the Village Hall at 7.45pm.

BOSBURY

12:08pm Friday 11th July 2014

PARISH Communion, a modern service using contemporary language and music, will be celebrated at 9.30am on Sunday, July 13, at Holy Trinity Church, Bosbury. All are welcome.

CALLOW END

12:00pm Friday 11th July 2014

THE sum raised at Callow End Primary School’s recent fete totalled just over £700.






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