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5:50pm Monday 2nd December 2013 in Villages
LOCAL residents may not be aware that the future of the 675 Ledbury-Wellington Heath-Colwall-West Malvern-Great Malvern bus service is again under threat.
It is listed as “at risk” under the proposed £3 million costsaving programme in Worcestershire County Council-subsidised services.
Although the 675 contract, which crosses the county boundary, is let by Herefordshire CC, a proportion of the subsidy is paid by Worcestershire and if that is withdrawn it seems likely that the bus would cease to serve West Malvern.
That would be a serious blow to those who rely on it – most services have up to a dozen people on leaving the town and many travel to the stops at the Lamb, old people’s homes, village hall, Regents College etc.
WCC is conducting a consultation on the proposals, which will close on January 17. If you have a view you can make it known by visiting worcestershire.
On Friday, December 6, at 7.30pm, the Saltmine Theatre company will present the family classic Cinderella at the Elim Arts Centre on Westminster Bank (next the shop). Adult tickets cost £7.50, concessions £5, family tickets £20. They can be booked at at Regents village shop or by e-mailing helen.
The following evening, Saturday, December 7, also at 7.30pm, there will be musical entertainment at St James’s Church of a more serious sort – Rejoice in the Lamb.
This concert by the classy Severn Voices will include music by Bach, Britten and Elaine Hugh-Jones. It will be the only presentation in Malvern – the following evening the same programme is being put on in Pershore.
Tickets cost £10 adults (£8 concessions) on the door, or can be pre-booked at £8 – contact severnvoices.com.
COLIN JACKSON 01684 577604
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