RAMBLE AND BARBECUE – Saturday, 3pm, starting at Cobhall Cottage by kind invitation of Daphne and Joyce Hartill. Walk around the footpaths of Allensmore followed by barbecue of local produce including the Allensmore cider. Please feel free to come to either or both parts of the event. The walk is free and donations are requested for the refreshments.

Acton Beauchamp

ACTON BEAUCHAMP FETE – To be held at Sevington Manor, Acton Beauchamp on Saturday, from 6.30pm. Prize draw, cake and plant stall, tombola, silent auction, hot dogs and much more. Entrance £1, in aid of St Giles Church.

Bartestree and Lugwardine

NEIGHBOURHOOD DEVELOPMENT PLAN QUESTIONNAIRE – This document will shortly be delivered to and collected from every adult in the parishes of Bartestree and Lugwardine. If you care about the sort of development that does or does not take place in these parishes during the next 17 years, please make sure you receive, complete and return your questionnaire. Further information will be available on the parish website. Please contact the parish clerk if you encounter any difficulties.

Remember, the Neighbourhood Development Plan will be a statutory document against which future planning applications will be judged. Visit


NEIGHBOURHOOD PLAN – At the Bishopstone Group annual parish meeting on May 21 the parish council steering group presented a report on the results of the questionnaire recently carried out among residents of the five parishes.

There was a response rate of 85 per cent to the questionnaire, which covered housing and facilities, employment, traffic and transport, and sustainability and the environment.

Further meetings of local residents will now be held to clarify and expand on some of the issues raised in the questionnaire results, culminating in a Planning for Real meeting for all the parishes at the New Bridge Community Centre on August 9 when residents will be invited to indicate their preferences using a large scale map.

A copy of the report can be seen at the community centre any Wednesday morning from 10.30am–12noon, or on the parish council website VILLAGE LOTTERY – Heather Kennard won £25 with number 25 on May 17.

Joan Eldridge won £25 with number 46 on May 24.


VILLAGE FETE – Sunday at 2.30pm. £100 first prize raffle, stalls, plants, games, and the famous Blakemere teas. Find it on the B4352 between Hereford and Hay on Wye. Plenty of free parking. All welcome. Proceeds in aid of St Leonard’s Church, Blakemere.


QUIZ NIGHT – The Lugg Valley Friends – Cancer Research UK – will be holding a quiz night in the parish hall from 7.15pm tomorrow.

Entry will be £6 per person, to include light refreshments, tea and coffee.

Teams of four–six welcome or players can make up a team on the night. Bookings through Jenny on 01568 797280 or Thelma on 01568 797557.

Correspondent: Martin Field, The Old School House, Burley Gate, HR1 3QR. 01432 820074

Bredwardine and Brobury

FRIENDS OF ST ANDREWS JUNE 100 CLUB DRAW – The Friends of St Andrew 100 club draw will take place today at 8pm in the Red Lion Inn, which is serving a curry buffet for anyone who wants to eat before the draw.

Organisers look forward to seeing you at the event and wish good luck to all ticket holders. Contact Jen Maddison on 01981 500048 for further information about the club.

OPEN GARDENS DAY – On Saturday the villages are hosting an open day of gardens. Ten gardens in Bredwardine and Brobury will be open from 11am until 5pm and you are cordially invited to stroll through them. Tickets are in the form of a map which will guide you around the villages, indicating the location of all open gardens. These can be obtained throughout the day, from the orchard opposite The Red Lion, in Bredwardine, price £5 for adults, children free; the ticket entitles you to entry to all gardens, some of which will be selling refreshments. All proceeds will go to St Andrew’s Church, Bredwardine, which is currently raising funds to install a new heating system.

For further information contact Charlotte Sellars on 01981 500281.

COFFEE, CAKE AND MARKET – There will be a coffee morning in Bredwardine village hall on June 13, from 10am–noon. This is a chance to meet up with old and new friends over coffee and cake.

Included in the market are a number of stalls selling fresh vegetables, home-baked cakes, jams and chutneys and regular visits from Noggins, a local pork butcher.

Alongside this there are stalls selling arts and craft, music and films, knitwear and jewellery created by local artists. Bring along something to sell – it costs £1 to rent a table for the market and everyone is welcome. Contact Philip Bauer on 01981 500398 with requests or queries.

FOOD DONATION BASKET FOR HEREFORD COMMUNITY LARDER – The Community Larder is Hereford’s Food Bank and provides bags of food to those in urgent need. Every week this organization gives emergency food parcels to families who find themselves in serious and sudden hardship. There will be a basket for donations of tinned and dried food at the coffee cake and market events in the coming months.

Please give generously. Contact Sarah Morgan on 01981 500501 for further details.

VILLAGE HALL TIDY-UP DAY – Volunteers are needed to lend a hand on June 14, working from 10am–noon to give the village hall a spring-clean, tidy and polish.

The hall is used by many groups and for a wide range of functions and events so it is important to keep it looking it’s best.

Please bring your own equipment and products as there isn’t enough for everyone. And of course, once the cleaning is done, relax with hot and cold refreshments, cake and biscuits. Contact Sarah Morgan on 01981 500501 for further details.

CORRESPONDENT – If you have Bredwardine and Brobury news or events that you would like to appear in the County Times section of the Hereford Times, contact Kari Lawson on 01981 501077 or email


OPEN FARM SUNDAY - Hereford Community Farm at Warham Court will be open for visitors on Sunday from11am - 4pm.

Lots to see and do for all the family - farm livestock, small animals and ponies, static farm machinery display, green woodworking, hot food and refreshments, natural horsemanship demonstration, plant sales and much more.

For information or to take part visit the face book page, email or telephone 07971 423817,

Bridge Sollars

BONUS BALL - Malcolm and Sheila Walker won £25 with number 25 on May 17.

Malcolm Walker won £25 with number 46 on May 24.

Burley Gate

COFFEE AFTERNOON - There will be a coffee afternoon at Burley Gate village hall on Tuesday from 2pm to 3.30pm including refreshments, a raffle and a prize draw. Everyone is welcome and all proceeds will go to Macmillan.

Correspondent: Martin Field, The Old School House, Burley Gate, HR1 3QR. 01432 820074


LIVE BAND - Come along to Dorstone village hall on June 14 at 7.30pm to see and the wonderfully exciting band, Trio Gitan.

An evening with Trio Gitan will take you through the evocative sounds of Parisien café music, hot blooded tangos, wild European gypsy music, Mediterranean dance tunes, swing classics and their own powerful and driving compositions, all blended together to create a vivacious, dynamic night of entertainment.

This music evokes electrifying guitar solos, fiery gypsy violins, and songs with plenty of vocal harmonies.

If you enjoyed the band at Lyde Court back in February, here is your opportunity to catch them again - another great Arts Alive event. For a taste of what they have to offer, listen to them at Tickets are £8 and £5 (child). A bar and refreshments will be available.

Phone 01981 550451 for tickets.

They are also available from Dorstone Front Room and from


SUMMER BAZAAR - Eardisley Church summer bazaar will take place in the church on Saturday from 10am until 12noon. There will be all the usual stalls including cakes, bric-a-brac, nearly new clothes, tombola, produce, plants and books. Organisers look forward to seeing you there.

NEIGHBOURHOOD PLAN - Thank you to everyone who attended the recent Housing Choice events. As always your comments are providing a rich source of confirmation for the planner and the steering group in putting together the housing policies to complete the plan. When all the policies are finished, each one will be screened by Strategic Environmental Assessment and Habitat Regulations Assessment.

This very important process, which will take several weeks, is necessary to guarantee that development within the neighbourhood plan will not cause damage to the environment. In the meantime if you would like to read the draft framework of the plan it is on the website and in the village stores.

VILLAGE HALL - Everyone will be very welcome at the annual meeting of Eardisley (Curzon Herrick) village hall on June 16 at 7pm. Do come along with your ideas and suggestions for events and ways of boosting the village hall both socially and financially.

SUMMER SUNDAY LUNCH - A summer Sunday lunch will be held on June 15 at 12.30pm for 1pm. £10 for three courses and either tea or coffee. Bring your own wine or drinks.

QUEBB QUIRE - Will be providing music for a summer’s afternoon in Eardisley Church on Sunday at 3pm. Well known modern songs, old favourites and something new including instrumental pieces and vocal solos - conducted by Gary Higginson.

Donations in aid of Eardisley and Bollingham Churches.

ROYAL BRITISH LEGION - The next monthly meeting of the Eardisley Branch of the Royal British Legion will be held today at 8pm in the New Strand, Eardisley. The chairman and members would like to thank everyone who helped and supported the recent spring fair and coffee morning. Thank you.

Ewyas Harold

PARISH COUNCIL - The annual meeting was held in the memorial hall, Mrs J Webb was elected as chairman, also present Hereford councillor Graham Powell, the clerk and five members of the public. Councillor P Jinman was elected in his absence as vice chairman.

Open Forum: The police had sent details of the latest crime figures.

Councillor Graham Powell gave a report on the precept, highways, transport and local infrastructure. A member of Kilpeck parish council raised the subject of prospective planning application from Pontrilas Saw Mills. A meeting would be arranged for representatives from Kilpeck, Kentchurch and Ewyas Harold Parish Councils to discuss this proposal. The clerk would be kept informed and would send details to members. The appointment of the internal auditor was discussed. It was agreed that if she was willing Sue Probert be appointed to continue in office for 2014-15 at an annual £50 honorarium.

The next meeting of the council will be held on Tuesday at 7.15pm, venue to be confirmed.

HEREFORDSHIRE FOOD BANKS - The church-led community larders project provides food to individuals and families in need referred to it by appropriate agencies, a food parcel can sometimes be the difference between a family having an evening meal or not. Please donate non-perishable food - tins of vegetables, meat, fruit, rice to Unit 5, 32 Aubrey Street, Hereford, or can be left a the back of St. Michaels Church, Ewyas Harold.

MESSY CHURCH - The next meeting will be today (Thursday) from 3.30pm - 5.30pm in St Michaels Hall, a time for zero to 11 years with at least one parent/guardian to have fun - activities, stories, singing and a hot meal.

WOMENS INSTITUTE - In May a retired teacher told members about the time she had spent living with an Arab family near the village of Petra. Members plan to visit Sir Roy Strong’s garden, the Laskets in June and at the monthly meeting on the 10th Mr and Mrs Christopher will be giving a talk about pottery with a difference.

Members meet in the Memorial Hall at 7.30pm, new members and visitors are always welcome.


CALLING LOCAL LANDOWNERS - Fownhope is preparing its very own neighbourhood plan which will guide development in the parish to the year 2031. The Neighbourhood Plan will be the subject of local consultations and a local referendum. Owners of land within the parish are invited to put forward land for consideration for development for housing and business use. Owners will need to make new submissions to the Fownhope plan. Earlier submissions to Herefordshire planners will not be valid. Application forms can be completed on the neighbourhood plan section of the Fownhope village web-site - select ‘site submission form’, or can be obtained from the parish clerk on 01989 740629. Organisers need to receive submissions by July 28. There will be an informal briefing session for landowners later on, and owners will have the chance to put forward ideas at the exhibition in the Memorial Hall planned for September 20.


GARWAY LIVE! - June 21, 8pm with Whiskey River, a blues rocking, Louisiana USA-style Zyde- cajun band performing red-hot swamp music and blues from the bayous - yet based on the Welsh Borders. See website or 01981 580056 for more details.


CHEWING THE CUD - Screening of Chewing the Cud at the New Livestock Market, Roman Road, 7.30-9.30pm, tomorrow (Friday) - refreshments and bar, film, Q&A with some of the participants.

Chewing the Cud had two sell-out screenings at the recent Borderlines Film Festival, and was voted one of the festival audience’s favourite films. It brings together on film memories from Hereford’s old livestock market.

“A triumph. The film is such a professional piece of work and beautifully crafted and edited.

Warm, funny and with wonderful characters, and also an important record of an important part of Hereford history.”

This will be fun and a very atmospheric occasion, as the screening is in the sheep sale-ring where many of the interviews were shot - a natural theatre-space, but bring a cushion. Tickets are £3 adult, £1 child, on the door, and there is plenty of parking space.

WEST HEREFORD TEAM OF CHURCHES - Tomorrow (Friday): 8.15am morning prayer and eucharist at Holy Trinity Church, Whitecross Road, Hereford.

Sunday: 10am team confirmation service with other parishes from the Deanery at Hereford Cathedral, 4pm said eucharist at Holy Trinity Church, 8am holy communion (BCP) at St Nicholas’ Church, Barton Road, Hereford, 6.30pm holy communion (BCP) at St Nicholas’ Church. Monday: 8.15am morning prayer and eucharist at Holy Trinity Church.

Tuesday: 8.15am morning prayer and eucharist at Holy Trinity Church, 12.10pm said mass at All Saints’ Church, Eign Gate, Hereford. Wednesday: 8.15am morning prayer and eucharist at Holy Trinity Church, 12.10pm said mass at All Saints’ Church.

Thursday, June 12: 8.15am morning prayer and eucharist at Holy Trinity Church, 10am holy communion at Holy Trinity Church, 12.10pm said mass at All Saints’ Church.


PRECIOUS BANE - On June 21 commencing at 7.30pm.

Kingsland Church, HR6 9QW.

Tickets £12 (£5 under 18) from Kingsland Post Office or 01568 709579. A SMAAAK event.

Kingstone and Thruxton

KINGSTONE AND THRUXTON GROUP PARISH COUNCIL - The parish council has embarked on the process of producing a neighbourhood plan covering both parishes. They will be assisted in this task by Kirkwells a firm of planning consultants. The parish council are looking for volunteers from both villages to join a steering committee. It is likely to take 18 months to complete the plan, including appropriate consultation with residents of both villages. If you are interested in joining the steering committee or helping us in other ways, please contact Rachel Craine parish clerk or email


NEW HEARING AID CLINIC - Action on Hearing Loss Cymru will soon open another hearing- aid clinic in Powys providing vital support to help people wearing NHS hearing aids.

The service called Hear to Help already operates across North Wales in partnership with Betsi Cadwalader Health Board. Due to its success, the project has now secured additional funding from the Big Lottery to now extend into Mid and South Wales.

This will allow the charity to create a pan-Wales service aimed at supporting the 325,500 people across Wales who currently use hearing aids.

At the new drop-in clinic, trained volunteers will be on hand to maintain, adjust and re-tube hearing aids, with the aim of helping people to hear more clearly and improve their communication with friends and family.

The drop-in clinic will run from 10.30am to 12.30pm on the 2nd Tuesday of every month at the Methodist Church, Victoria Road, Knighton, LD7 1BD .

Existing drop-in clinics are already operating in Brecon, Crickhowell, Llanidloes, Newtown and Welshpool with more planned to open in Presteigne, Builth Wells and Llandrindod Wells.

KNIGHTON SHOW AND CARNIVAL - This year’s Carnival Princess will be chosen by raffle, the princess must be between 14-25 years and must have at least one parent with a LD7 postcode, any girls wishing to enter, please contact Sabrina Chris Morris on Facebook or a committee member with name, age, address and phone number.

Closing date June 29.

This years President is Rebe Brick, a local woman who is always very supportive of the show.

She is enthusiastic about the horticulture, floral and handicraft section a member of the Women’s Institute and a keen competitor.

Schedules for this years show are now available at the back of St Edward’s church, the library, Tower House Gallery and Spar.

BINGO - There will be a bingo session at the church hall, Knighton on Saturday 6.30pm for 7pm start.

CHURCH SERVICES FOR SUNDAY - Knighton Methodist church, 11am, Churches together Christian Unity service.

St David’s church, Whitton, 9.30am, morning worship led by John Clements.

St Andrew’s church, Norton, 11am, holy communion led by the Rev Petra Beresford-Webb.

TEME VALLEY GARDENERS - The next meeting of the Teme Valley Gardeners club will be on Monday and will be an evening visit to Aulden Farm Garden near Leominster.

MID WEEK HOLY COMMUNION - Will take place on Wednesday at St Edward’s church, Knighton.


REPTILE ENCOUNTER - At the Madley Environmental Centre, Sunday from10am - 12.30pm.

Reptile expert Nigel Hand will be talking about native reptiles and will bring his own exotic snakes and lizards, with the opportunity for all to handle them.

The session will end with an outdoor search for grass snakes on the Nature Reserve.

Cost is £6 per person (children and adults). Booking is essential, so please book online at www. or phone Louise on 01981 512561.

Mansel Lacy

TABLE TOP SALE - There will be a table top sale in the community hall at Mansel Lacy village on Saturday from 10am to 12pm.

If you would like to book a table, please contact Cal Edwards on 01981 590625, as soon as possible, to make sure of a place.


CHURCH FETE – In aid of St Mary’s Church will take place on Saturday, June 14, at Marden Community Hall. Doors open at 2pm.

New Radnor

MUSIC WORKSHOPS – On Sunday, June 15. Music from the Restoration Church and Court – a BMEMF Workshop for singers and instrumentalists.

Workshop, 10am to 5pm. Cost, £16 for Early Music Fora members, £18 for non-members, £5 for students. Recital, 6.30pm to 7.30pm.

Cost, £5 (£4 for workshop participants), students free. Telephone Marna Gowan on 01684 565 707 or email or see


CONCERT – The well known singing group The Village Quire will be performing a concert at Orcop church on Saturday, June 28, at 7pm. Titled High Days and Holidays.

Ticket £8 includes refreshments, call 01981 241310 or email


SAND BAGS AND SIRENS – The Royal British Legion Club invite you to Sand Bags and Sirens on Saturday from 2pm to commemorate the 70th anniversary of D Day at their headquarters in Hereford Street. A traditional tea at 4pm and sing-a-long after and army vehicle display. Dressing up is optional. Admission will be free, but donations welcome.

From 8pm until late, DJ Rockin’ Eddie will be playing 50s rock and roll and 60s and 70s music.

VINTAGE SHOW – The annual Presteigne and Norton Vintage Car and Motorcycle Show will take place on Sunday, June 15, at Wentes Meadow from 10.30am- 4.30pm. There will be an auto-jumble, car boot refreshments plus lots more. Admission will be £3 for adults with children free. Any gate money or donations will be donated the the Air Ambulance.

To register your vehicle or for more information call David Critchley on 260777.

AGM – The football club is holding its annual general meeting on Tuesday at 7.30pm in the clubhouse. All old and new faces will be welcome. The AGM for the social club will follow. For further details call 260485.

CARVING CLASS – Tania Mosse will be taking a stone carving evening class at The Sidney Nolan Trust on June 19, June 26 and July 3 from 6pm-9pm. The cost will be £25 per session or £70 for all three sessions. Please book early as places are limited. Tools and stone will be provided. To book or for more information call 260149 or visit PHOGRAPH COMPETITION – Presteigne Carnival is holding a photographic competition. The subject is Presteigne Life. Drop your photo off to Andy at The Courtyard Antiques shop in The High Street. Please put your name and address on your photo. There will be a prize for the best photo.

All photos will be displayed at the carnival on Saturday, July 19.

MUSIC –This Saturday sees live music with vocalist Yvonne Milligan from Stars In Your Eyes and Mark Brown at Courthouse Farm in Byton from 7.30pm.

Tickets are £15 and can be purchased from Winnies or by calling Ray or Di on 267833.

TEA PARTY – Rockbridge Residents’ Association invite you to tea at Rockbridge Park on Saturday from 2pm. There will be tea, cakes, good chat and games plus more on the green. Any proceeds will go to Macmillan Cancer Support.

MARKET – The monthly farmers’ market will take place at the Memorial Hall on Saturday from 9am-1pm. There will be be refreshments as well as the usual stalls. All most welcome.

MUSIC – Gypsie Fire will be playing at The Assembly Rooms on June 13 from 7.30pm. Admission by ticket will be £12 at the door or by emailing – they will play an array of genres, featuring gypsy swing, classical, jazz, pop and well known classics plus their own originals.

SERVICES – This Sunday there is a choral holy communion at St Andrews Church at 11am and a choral evensong at Kinsham at 6.30pm. Everyone is most welcome.

POEM WORKSHOP – The Friends of St Michaels are holding a “the making of a poem” workshop with Edward Storey at St Michael’s Church in Discoed on Saturday, June 14 from 2pm- 5.30pm. The practical writing workshop will explore traditional and experimental verse forms, rhyme, non-rhyme, imagery and structure that helps towards the finished poem. The fee for the workshop is £10. Places are limited, so please book early by calling 01547 560437 or 01547 560246 or by emailing COFFEE MORNING – There is a coffee morning at St Andrew’s church hall on Saturday from 10.30am-noon. There will be a cake stall, raffle, bric-a-brac plus more. All proceeds will go to the church funds.

LINGEN 100 CLUB – It’s not too late to join the Lingen Village Hall 100 club. There are three chances each month to win a monetary prizes. The annual fee is £15 with 50% of the proceeds going to the upkeep of the village hall. For further details call 260865.

GARDEN PARTY – There is a garden party at Stapleton Castle Court by permission of Trefor and Margaret Griffiths on Saturday, June 14, from noon to 5pm. Lunches will be served from noon. There will be teas, garden walks, stalls, a raffle and castle walks. Admission will be £2 with under 16s free. Everyone is most welcome. All proceeds will go to All Saints Church in Kinsham.

GARDENS OPEN – You are invited to visit three gardens in Knill by the river Hindwell on Sunday, June 15 from 2pm-5pm. There will be teas, music on the lawn plus more. Everyone welcome. All proceeds will go to Knill Church.

FLORAL ARTS – The next meeting of Presteigne and Borders Floral Arts Society will take place on Wednesday at the Memorial Hall at 7.30pm. This month, national demonstrator Sue Davies will talk on To Weave a Dream.

The monthly competition will be A Tapestry of Flowers. The cost will be £2 for members and £8 for non members. For further information call 01547 529244.

EVERGREENS – Presteigne Evergreens is organising a coach trip to Aberystwyth on Wednesday, June 18. The cost will be £10 per person. To book a space or for further information call Judi on 267420.

WOMEN TOGETHER – This month Women Together will have a trip to The Grange in Leominster. Please meet at the Recycling Centre at 2pm. For further details call Helen on 267082.

VOLUNTEERS REQUIRED – St Michael’s Hospice Shop require volunteers to serve in the shop and sort in the back room particularly on Fridays. If you can spare a couple of hours each week please call Delphine on 267564.

ARTS AND CRAFTS – The monthly Arts and Crafts workshop takes place on Saturday at The Assembly Rooms from 9.30pm- 3.30pm. Refreshments available.

Call Rosamund on 260777.

Stoke Lacy

OPEN GARDENS – Nine very different gardens in and around Stoke Lacy will be open Saturday and Sunday, from 12noon to 5.30pm. Visitors are asked to start their tour at the church where there will be tea and cakes, accompanied by a garden location map and a guided tour of Netherwood, the village Millenium Wood. The cost will be just £4 per head, with children free. There will be a plant sale at the church – which will receive proceeds – and lunches can be purchased at Plough Inn.

Stoke Prior and Ford

FLOWER FESTIVAL – Ford flower festival at Ford church on the banks of the River Lugg, Saturday and Sunday, 10am-4.30pm.

Barbecue Saturday and lunch Sunday. Theme this year is ‘Women at War’. Just off A49, take turning to Stoke Prior. Call 01568 612784.


VILLAGE FETE AND NARROW GAUGE RAILWAY – Saturday, 12noon to 3.30pm at the Hyde nr Stoke Bliss, WR15 8RS, midway between Bromyard and Tenbury on B4214. 1.8km narrow gauge railway tickets to be purchased on site, (railway special this year).

Barbecue lunches, ice creams.


PARISH COUNCIL MEETING – The June parish council meeting will take place today (Thursday) at 7.30pm in the community centre. An update on the newly built and now open community hub (housing new shop, Post Office and parish room) is on the agenda along with the planning application number 141253 for 20 new residential properties at Church House Farm. There will be no July parish council meeting; next one on August 7.

TABLE TOP SALE – There will be a table top sale in Wellington Community Centre on June 14 between 10.30am and 12.30pm.

Tables are £5 and you keep the monies you make. Entry 50p per adult, children free. Refreshments and raffle. For further details or to book a table contact Lesley Brimley 01432 830712. Proceeds to Herefordshire Cathedral Festival of Flowers.


PIMM’S AND PUDDING EVENING – Will be held to raise money for local charities on Friday, June 20, at the Withington village hall. All pudding donations welcome. Tickets include one Pimm’s and all the pudding you can eat. Tickets now available at Hereford Life Charity shop at 42, Eign Gate or Withington village Post Office (£7.50 each).

Pudding donations to the Life Charity shop or Withington village hall after 2pm on the day. Call Elaine 07761097147 or Sue 07751893510.


FIELD TO FORK FESTIVAL – Saturday from 11am-8pm in the field opposite Yarkhill Church.

The Yarkhill Field to Fork Festival will be a celebration of local food and drink from their valley. Parking is free and tickets are £5 adults, children under 12 free. See yarkhill for information. All profits will be split between The Haven Breast Cancer Support Charity and Yarkhill community projects.

Breinton Ringcraft

THE match on May 21 was judged by Margaret Riley. She selected Marion Penwarne’s German Spitz Klein - Oberitz Vertigo at Sheldamar for Best Puppy and Reserve Best Puppy was Daniel O’Leary’s pug - Princess Porcha from Mopszawawa. Best Veteran and Best in Match was Lorraine Carter’s lhasa apso - Vowchurch The Wonder of You and Reserve was Mary Hughes’ Cavalier King Charles Spaniel - Jordanic Italia Evydal. Best Adult in Match was John and Eileen Clare’s basset Fauve de Bretagne - Kilbourne Badger and Reserve Adult was Jackey Williams’ English setter- Bournehouse Starry Night. The next match is on June 18. At the Birmingham National, Amy and Hans Baranzeck’s long coated chihuahua - Jazzroyal Alexie for Capevidle won 2nd in puppy qualifying her for Crufts. At the Cardigan Welsh Corgi Association Open Show Brenda Piears’ Tyci Myfanwy was Best Veteran in Show. Jeanette Shepherd’s golden retriever’s had a great day at the Royal Welsh Open Show - Beaujean Ambassador won Best of Breed.

At Dilwyn Show - Chance went Best in Show and Tregeseal Tonic of Beaujean was Best Veteran in Show. At the National Champ Show, Christine Staff ’s flatcoated retriever Bonnyhilbrae Ebony Silk won 2nd in Puppy Bitch, B.

True Sapphire won 1st in Veteran Bitch and at the Joint FCR Club Champ Show Robertsglen Queen of Hearts at Bonnyhilbrae won 2nd in Yearling Bitch. At Dilwyn , Breinton Ringcraft Society flew the flag with Jeanettes golden retriever Chance winning Best in Show and Lorraine Carters lhasa apso winning Reserve Best in Show. Caroline Scott’s lhasa apso Shardlow Party Tricks won Best Puppy, the Utility Puppy Group and Best Puppy in Show at the Scottish Kennel Club Show and also Best Puppy and Best Puppy in Show at the Lhasa Apso Club of Scotland and her miniature smooth haired dachshund - Wolferlow Anthea won the Reserve CC at the Scottish Kennel Club Show. At Welks, Margaret Harkins’ bearded collie - Merrythorpe Miss Scarlet at Claudalla went Best Puppy in Breed. At Working and Pastoral she got 2nd in minor puppy bitch, puppy and novice and CH Claudalla Jenny Wren won Open Bitch. Jackey Williams’ English setter - Bournehouse Starry Night won Junior and Reserve Best Bitch. Also at Welks, Mark and Jo Lathwells’ pointer Summer won limit out of a class of 14, then went on to win to win the Bitch CC and finally won Best of Breed.

Ringcraft: Wednesdays at Stretton Sugwas village hall 7.45pm - 9pm.

Anthony Brooks 07776150212 or Jeanette Shepherd 01544 327117.

Herefordshire Health Services Retirement Fellowship

THE next meeting for the (HHSRF) will be held on June 16 at 2pm in the St John’s Methodist Hall, St Owen Street, Hereford.

The guest speaker is Karen Van Hoff, who will be giving her presentation on Jewellery Craft.

Karen’s talk promises to be of special interest and not just for women. The next outing is a guided tour of the beautiful Hereford Cathedral Gardens, on June 23 at 2.30pm, followed by an optional cream tea in one of the cathedral’s function rooms. The next Fellowship Amblers Walk will be on Thursday, June 12 at 10am from the Wye Inn, Holme Lacy Road. The walk will include Bartonsham Meadows, Victoria Bridge and the new Hereford Greenway Cycle Bridge - weather permitting. Followed by lunch at the Wye Inn. All NHS retirees are welcome to come, for further information contact Ann Rosser, vice-chairman on 01432 266185.

Marden Gardeners Association

MANY thanks to June Poole for hosting a super club meeting on May 13, taking members through her speciality of growing ariculars. A wonderful display and very interesting to see how the plants were split to produce anything up to six smaller plants.

Congratulations to June for being awarded a silver medal at the Malvern Spring Show, and an award for Best Creative Floral Display. There was very successful plant sale on May 10. Thanks to those who contributed plants for the sale, to customers and especially to Carol and Stan for running the sale at their home.

The club garden visit for June will be to Stockton Bury Gardens at Kimbolton (northeast of Leominster on the A49) on June 11.This is a superb four-acre garden with an extensive collection of rare and unusual plants set among medieval buildings, a real kitchen garden, pigeon house, tithe barn, grotto, pools and ruined chapel. Entrance fee is £6 per head and members will car share to save costs, meeting in Marden school car park at 1pm.

Refreshments are available at the garden at an extra cost. Non members are very welcome to join in but please let Len Day know beforehand (01432 880657).

Visitors and new members to the gardening club are always welcome. If you would like to join in for a taster evening members normally meet every second Tuesday of the month in the community centre at 7.30pm. However, during June, July and August the group tend to go on garden visits so please keep an eye on the County Times in the Hereford Times . There will be a small charge for non- members, call Len Day on 01432 880657.

Much Birch WI

At the May meeting members discussed the current resolution regarding organ donations.

This was after having a brilliant resume of the current laws by president Gillian Clouder who has had first hand experience of organ donation and is a prime example of how well it all works.

Following discussions Mr Vincent Childerley who is an acupuncturist (as well as a paramedic) gave us an insight into this ancient procedure. Another good evening.