Well here we go again!

First Bus should change its name to "Last bus" or even "No Bus"! as they are now intending to take even more buses from Welland.

A meeting with Tom Wells held in St.James' Church on Wednesday last was very well attended.

Tom has called for anyone with concerns to email with them to AAmos@worcestershire.gov.uk - Tom will be in your village soon with meetings to face angry residents.

In Welland we have a least one lady who wont be able to get to her new job and also youngsters who are at Tech.

You won't be able to get to the doctor's surgery or, if you can, you probably wont be able to get back! The bus company say the routes are not viable for them and county hall can't afford to subsidise them so therefore no buses!

Let your voice be heard!

Just Clobber, St.James' Church Charity Shop will be running as usual through August on Tuesday mornings from 10 - 1pm. Bargains galore! Come and buy, then sit and have a cup of coffee or tea and a piece of home made cake. If you have anything you would like to donate to Just Clobber then do bring it along on a Tuesday morning, but please make sure whatever you bring is clean and in good condition. Thank you.

Does anyone reading this column have any spare wool please? Our knitting ladies are starting to get busy making scarves and gloves for the refugees, before the winter sets in. You can leave it in the church on a Tuesday morning or Friday morning.

On Friday we have a coffee and chat from 10.30-12.30. You can bring your knitting or sewing and have a free cup of tea or coffee and a biscuit. If there is anything you would like me to put in the Welland News then I will be there and you can let me know.

Having read the above, it looks like all we do at St.James' is eat, drink and chat! But believe me our stalwart volunteers keep our lovely vibrant church alive and kicking.

In conjunction with Welland Parish Council there are many events held there, the next one being the Tredegar Male Voice Choir on November 3. Tickets will be on sale shortly.

These events help towards the upkeep of the church, so that we can still have baptisms, weddings and funerals along with the normal Sunday services. St James is our village church, please support it.

For any enquiries please email me at marypurser74@gmail.com.