There is still a chance to join the cast of OLIVER (to be performed at the Conquest.(November 26th to 29th) But after a lengthy series of auditions one vital starring role has been filled. Tilly (Tilly Attridge) is to be Bullseye – the faithful sidekick of villainous Bill Sykes. Anyone who is interested in joining the cast of Oliver contact Sylvia at the Falcon 01885 483034
Sat 14 June, 10am – 12.30pm Famine, Fate and Freedom by Dr Kate Lack
Discover more about the fourteenth century social crises and their impact with Dr Kate Lack. (click here)This fascinating lecture will take place at Lower Brockhampton, with tea/coffee on arrival in the Old Apple Store tea-room. Spaces are limited, booking is essential. Book online or call 0844 249 1895. Cost £5 (includes booking fee, tea/coffee)
From the Worcester News
A TRADITIONAL circus with a modern twist will be a fun show for young and old. Circus Ginnett comes to Walk Mill Farm, Stourport Road, Bromyard, with some of the top artists from around the world. Performances will be held at 6.30pm on Friday, 3pm and 6m on Saturday and Sunday at 2pm. Presented by ringmaster Laszlo Schlingloff, the show features the elegant and graceful aerial gymnastics of Anka from Holland, ..............
From Sue Berrett, Police Community Support Officer 6439.
At approximately 1130 hrs on Fri 6 Jun 2014 between Church Street and Rowberry Street an elderly lady had a large amount of money stolen from her mobility scooter whilst unattended for a few moments. 2 males were seen in the area around the time of the theft. If anybody has any information to help identify the offender(s) please phone 101 quoting incident reference 0267S 0600614.
Following the presentation by the Gala Committee the meeting discussed a number of important issues including Bus Services and the provision of industrial land. David Morris reported on the changes to bus services. Bromyard appears to have been comparatively fortunate. The core services between Bromyard and Hereford and Worcester will remain mostly intact with some impact on Sunday services. There will be cuts on other services but David is working hard to achieve a realistic compromise. The new services will commence from the 1st September.
Following on from his success at the Town Criers competition in Warwick on the 24th May our Town Crier, Peder Nielsen, the following week went down to deepest Wiltshire to try his luck at Peter Dauncey's competition in Melksham. It was a blessing that the weather was absolutely ideal for this event which was run in conjunction with the local branch of the Lions 40th anniversary. There were 17 Criers from various counties of the UK and one from Belgium, along with their colourful Escorts, vying for the honours. (See also report from the local paper - click here)
Back to the 40s as Bromyard Gala moves into town!There's a fresh feel in the air in Bromyard as locals talk excitedly about new initiatives for the town's famous annual Gala. Gala weekend is 5th and 6th July, and the huge, level new site is already being laid out and access improved - but with a brand-new organising Committee at the helm, the fun begins early, and there's a lively programme of events right through the previous week.
Steve Mattthews and Joy Muir attended the June meeting of the Chamber of Commerce at the Falcon Hotel and gave an update on the Gala arrangements. The focus was on the pre Gala events planned for Sunday 29th June. As well as the Round the Downs Race and the Car Boot there is to be a “1940s Street Fair” (see posters) The aim is to connect with and involve the people of Bromyard. The plans for the Fair were described involving free transport between the Gala Field car parking and events and the town.
New data for your area has been published on Police.uk. All crime 41 comprising Anti-social behaviour 24. Burglary 2. Criminal damage and arson 4. Drugs 0. Other crime 0. Other theft 3.. Vehicle crime 3. Violence and sexual offences 4. Possession of weapons 0. Public Order 0 Robbery 0. Shoplifting 1.
Please visit http://www.police.uk/shape/OF93N8/ for more information including outcomes for these crimes and contact information for your local policing team.
NOVEMBER 26TH TO THE 29TH Recruitment is going well. The parts of Oliver and the Artful Dodger have been filled. The focus now is on recruiting the adult chorus. All that is really required is a willingness to work hard and commit to rehearsals. Obviously it is useful to be able sing . Please contact Sylvia at the Falcon Hotel if you are interested in taking part. Phone 01885 483034
We will see a change to our general rubbish collection service from November 2014. The service will move to alternative weekly collections, meaning that recycling will be collected one week and general rubbish will be collected on the other week. The decision has been taken in order to reduce costs as council budgets reduce and to increase recycling rates to come into line with Government targets. Householders will be allocated a black bin which can be used to safely and hygienically store general rubbish between collections. Bins will be delivered from August 2014 and residents will receive instructions and a collection calendar ahead of the go-live date of November 2014.
From Tewkesbury ADMAG
TIMBER firm Say it with Wood (click here) is opening a new yard to the public at Leighton Court, Much Cowarne, near Bromyard, as well as expanding its range of products and introducing new items for the garden. Aly May, a partner at SIWW, said: "Many more people are realising the benefits of using sweet chestnut, as it is a naturally durable hardwood, unaffected by the problems facing the treated softwood industry.
From the Hereford Times
PAKISTAN'S 'King of Speed' Ahmed Jamal says that he is loving life at Bromyard Cricket Club following a decent start to his debut season in Worcestershire County League Division One.Jamal has so far taken 11 wickets for the Flaggoners Green side, including a five-wicket haul against Worcester Nomads. He also recently got the better of South African star Wehan Joubert in the battle of the overseas players in Bromyard's derby game against Colwall.
POPPY'S PLACE in the Square IS OPEN . With Manager Carol Luff. It will sell a wide variety of articles and utensils too extensive to list (see attached notice) Open from 8am to 6pm. But that is not all. The same team (Paula Mills and Helen Johnson) have taken over the Café on the Corner. as a local café serving traditional food and drinks. We wish Paula and Helen and Carol every success.