DRAW - Allensmore Church100 club draw winners for July are 1st No 82 - Kerri Phillips, 2nd No 24 - Mrs Bounds, 3rd No 11 - Shirley Murdock, 4th No 42 - C Watkinson.

Aymestrey and Leinthall Earls

CHURCH SERVICE - There will be no service at Aymestrey Sunday.

The service will be at Kingsland at 11am. On August 17 there will be a service at Leinthall Earls at 3.30pm.

AYMESTREY FILM CLUB - Sunday, the Aymestrey film club will be screening The LEGO Movie (U), an action-packed animated family-friendly adventure following original and existing Lego characters. Featuring an all-star voice cast and some of the brand’s most popular figures (Batman, Superman, Gandalf, Wonder Woman, etc), the inventive movie should appeal to all ages, from young Duplo players to teens who consider themselves master builders and to adults too. Homemade ice cream and popcorn will be available and the start time is 7pm.

Admission £5.

CEILIDH - A summer ceilidh and supper will be held at Hall Farm Leinthall Earls on August 30, from 7.30pm. Tickets are £15 (£5 for under 14s) and are available from Bronwyn Hutchings 01568 770536 or Meg Thorpe 01568 780384.

Proceeds will go to Aymestrey and Leinthall Earls Churches.

TILL THE COWS COME HOME - On September 5, at 7.30pm Aymestrey parish hall will welcome back for the third time the Mikron Theatre Company who provide very entertaining and clever productions with a versatile cast - an evening not to be missed.

This time they will be presenting Till the Cows Come Home a further tale in the ongoing saga of the Thistledown allotment holders.

Mikron Theatre Company has been going for over 40 years travelling around the country in a narrow boat. (Yes, Aymestrey doesn’t have a canal, but they get here by mooring their boat in Kidderminster or Worcester and travelling here by road.) Tickets are £10 and on sale now. Tel 01568 770367, 770486, 770224 or 709031.


VILLAGE LOTTERY - Hazel Toll won £25 with number 11 on July 26.

POSTPONEMENT - The planning for real day which was to be held on Saturday has been postponed and will now take place on September 6. This will be an opportunity for residents to see the full results of the Neighbourhood Plan questionnaire and to consider the next stages in preparing the plan.

PARISH COUNCIL - There will be a short meeting of Bishopstone Group Parish Council tonight in the New Bridge Community centre at 7.30pm to discuss Planning Application P141952 relating to new signage at The Weir, Kenchester. Members of the public are welcome to attend this meeting.


THE LEISURE CLUB - The Bodenham Leisure Club will meet at 2.30pm on Monday at Bodenham Parish Hall. There will be a talk entitled The Role of a Volunteer at the Olympic and Commonwealth Games presented by Lesley Bennett.

BODENHAM GARDENING CLUB - The Gardening Club’s 32nd annual produce show will be held in the parish hall on August 16. Entry forms will be available from the usual sources.

Set-up for the show will take place between 6pm and 7pm on August 15. The show is open to club members and to non-members who live in the parish.

Schedule available from the usual places.

Staging of exhibits must be completed between 9am and 11am on the morning of the show. Last entries are accepted no later than 10.45am.

Public admission at 2.30pm.

Admission charge £1 (children free) to include light refreshments.

The presentation of prizes and the raffle draw will take place at approximately 3.30pm - 3.45pm.

A DEFIBRILLATOR FOR BODENHAM - On August 13, from 12 noon till 2pm there will be a coffee morning at Verne Croft in aid of the purchase of a defibrillator for use in Bodenham.

These devices have proved to be vital in the past, especially when time is of the essence, and everyone is asked to support this worthy cause.

PARISH HALL MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE - There will be a meeting of the management committee at the parish hall from 7.30pm on August 13. Everyone is welcome to attend.

CORRESPONDENT - Martin Field, The Old School House, Burley Gate, Hereford, HR1 3QR, 01432 820074,

Bridge Sollars

BONUS BALL - In the bonus ball draw Gwen Hadley won £25 with number 11 on July 26.


FUN DOG SHOW - Credenhill Court Rest Home is holding a fun dog show on August 17 in their grounds at 2pm.

Rachel Hyde will be adding her unique singing style to the afternoon and all proceeds go to the residents’ social fund.

Entries on the day so bring your family pet along.

Please direct all enquiries to 07807 343209.

DARTS COMPETITION - Credenhill social club held a very successful open to all, darts competition on July 27.

In which Dickie Davies managed to beat Jim Williams in an exiting nail biting men’s final to claim first prize.

While Kaye Hayes beat runner up Sharron Hill in the ladies final.

The turnout and the level of skilful dart playing took everyone by surprise.

The organisers didn’t realise how many very good darts players there are in the area.

Between them players and spectators managed to raise in the region of £1000 for various local charities.

It is definitely planned to repeat the event in the future.


PROGRESSIVE SUPPER - Another successful annual progressive supper arranged by Dorstone Bowling Club took place on July 25, starting at 6.30pm and ending after 10pm.

Some 70 persons enjoyed a three course meal with wine, a prize draw and musical entertainment plus a number of brain teasers to take part in or not.

This event has grown each year and we all look forward and wonder what delights await next year.

At just £15 per head it was a steal.


WHIST DRIVE – At the last whist drive held at the New Strand the prizewinners were Jo Cross, Jean Chant, Muriel Fenton, D Jenkins, Margaret Price and Ann Preece.

Thank you to Rona for being MC.

The next whist drive will be on September 15 when organisers shall look forward to Briar’s wonderful refreshments.

EARDISLEY SHOW – The show will take place on August 25 on Sheepcroft Field starting at 1pm.

To include horticultural, domestic and children’s classes, obstacle course relay race, children’s races, fun dog show, clay pigeon shoot, vintage vehicles, trade stands, car boots and much more.

NEIGHBOURHOOD PLAN – The first draft of the Neighbourhood Plan is now complete. It will be submitted for a six week public consultation by the start of August. During that consultation, the plan will be on the Herefordshire Council website (where you can make comments) and on the Eardisley Plan website as well. There will also be paper copies to borrow, with comment forms in the local shops and churches. This will be your chance to comment on the plan so far – please say what you like about it and what changes you would like to see. If you need help, visit the C@P any Monday evening from 7pm-9pm. Please take part in this consultation. Changes will be made, based on comments received, before final submission.

MILLENIUM GREEN – Many thanks to all those who supported the grand draw, with your help we raised a much needed £303 to help with the upkeep of the green.

Thank you also to Mike Dutton for organising it, to Mark and Kerry at the Tram, Ewan at the Strand and Gill Layton for helping with ticket sales. Prize winners were Gareth Philpotts, Stewart Evans, Derek Rowlands, Dilys Cartwright, Mike Dutton, Gavin Long, Molly Greatorex, Holly Prior, Elaine B, Glenys Owen, Roger Burden, Jools and Sam MacLeod.

Ewyas Harold

ORGAN RECITAL – Summer organ performances continue on Saturday in Dore Abbey when James Luxton from Worcester Cathedral will be the guest organist.

Coffee will be served at 10.30am recital starts at 11am.

Free admission with a retiring collection.

BLACK HILL FOLK AND FRIENDS – Will be performing in the candlelit church at Llangua on Saturday at 7.30pm.

Two centuries will be reflected in music and readings – the birth of Dylan Thomas and the start of the First World War.

Tickets £7 to include wine and nibbles 01981240242.

BIBLE STUDY – On August 12 at the Rectory from 11.15am.

WOMEN’S INSTITUTE – In July they heard about the benefits of Holistic Therapy from a local therapist Katrina Kalkwarf.

Members will be enjoying afternoon tea and poetry readings in August when they will be visiting one of their members who lives in the grounds of Ewyas Harold castle.


GALA EVENING – The film, Five Years in the Fifties, featuring old and new film from the Frank Dale archive and enhanced by specially-composed live music and a poetry narration, will be screened at Cawley Hall next Thursday, August 14, at 7.30pm. Tickets are £10, to include Pimms and party bites, and may be ordered in advance from 01568 615836.

FLICKS IN THE STICKS – The film Rush (15) will be screened on Saturday at Cawley Hall at 7.30. A pre-film supper will be available at 6.15pm. For further details or to book a meal, please ring 01568 615836.


BUS CHANGES ON SEPTEMBER 1 – FirstBus have re-gained the Fownhope bus contract from Yeoman Canyon. Herefordshire Council has cut £1,000,000 from its bus budget, and axed most evening and Sunday services and cut frequencies on weekday services.

Fownhope will still have nine services into Hereford on weekdays and Saturday but there’s no early morning bus from Fownhope at 6.59am. The 6pm bus from Hereford won’t run on Saturdays.

Nor will the market day service from Newent operated by George Young serve Fownhope any more.

But the core service remains, albeit with some slightly different, perhaps better times, with more buses running through Holme Lacy and Rotherwas rather than by Mordiford. The two monthly buses to Ross and Ledbury , funded by the parish council, are not affected.

BLUEGRASS MUSIC – On Saturday there will be an afternoon of Bluegrass in the garden at The New Inn, with local six piece bluegrass band, Pickin’ in the Kitchen – all the way from the Appalachian Mountains of Herefordshire, 2pm-4pm.

Admission free. Collection for Midlands Air Ambulance.


74TH ANNUAL SHEEP DOG TRIALS – The annual sheepdog trials, drawing both national and international competitors, takes place on August 29 starting at 12 noon and August 30 starting at 8am and will take place at The Court of Gladestry, by kind permission of Mr and Mrs S Watson.

Refreshments will be available all day and the organisers have applied for a bar license.

Everyone welcome.


CHURCH – Services at the West Hereford Team of Churches, Hereford. Tomorrow 8.15am morning prayer and Eucharist at Holy Trinity Church, Whitecross Road, Hereford.

Sunday: 10am Team Eucharist at Holy Trinity Church, Whitecross, Hereford; 1pm Holy Baptism at St Michael’s Church, Breinton.

Monday: 8.15am Morning Prayer and Eucharist at Holy Trinity Church, Whitecross Road, Hereford.

Tuesday : 8.15am morning prayer and Eucharist at Holy Trinity Church, Whitecross Road, Hereford; 12.10pm said mass at All Saints’ Church, Eign Gate, Hereford.

Wednesday: 8.15am morning prayer and Eucharist at Holy Trinity Church, Whitecross Road, Hereford; 12.10pm said mass at All Saints’ Church, Eign Gate, Hereford.

Next Thursday, August 14: 8.15am morning prayer and Eucharist at Holy Trinity Church, Whitecross Road, Hereford; 10am Eucharist with hymn and address at Holy Trinity Church, Whitecross Road, Hereford; 12.10pm said mass at All Saints’ Church, Eign Gate, Hereford.


FLOWER SHOW – Kingsland Flower Show will be held in the Coronation Hall from 2pm on Saturday. Refreshments available.

All welcome.


FLOWER FESTIVAL – The church will be open from 2pm to 6pm on August 15 for this year’s beautiful Flower Festival. The theme of the display is anniversaries. It is also open on Saturday and Sunday from 10.30am till 6pm.

Entrance is free for children and £2 for adults. There will be a craft fair, refreshments and a prize draw in neighbouring Green Court.

On Saturday, 2pm there will be a flower arranging demonstration, and tickets are available in advance from Janet Watson on 01981 250135 (£5).

On Sunday, 6pm there will be a songs of praise service to close the festival.


DOG SHOW AND GYMKHANA – August 24, Horse classes start 10am – in hand and ridden. For more call Mrs H Waugh 01544 230392.



Gates open for exhibitors, 10am, for public, 1pm.

Stalls, entertainment, teas, barbecue rolls and other refreshments on sale.

Exhibitors free entry, public £3, children free. Please call Steve on 07971 260518 or Keith on 01544 260469 for details.

CRAFT AND CHAT AFTERNOON – At Arkwright Hall, Kinsham, August 19, 1.30- 4pm.


CONCERT – Knighton and District Rotary Club will be hosting a concert by the world famous Treorchy Male Choir, September 13 in the Knighton Community Centre. Doors will open, 6.45pm and the concert starts, 7.30pm.

Tickets, cost £20 but, if bought before August 31, they will be discounted to £15 and available from Tower House Gallery, Knighton or from Kim Smith at Gallery House, Leintwardine on 01547 540593.


MUCH MARCLE ART GROUP – Showcases a year’s work, Monday-August 17 inclusive at the Weavers Gallery, Church Lane, Ledbury, HR8 1DW. Admission free; opening times: 10am-4.30pm daily; 10am-4pm Sunday. Many of the pieces, produced in watercolour, gouache, acrylic, charcoal, pastel, pencil, pen and ink, are offered for sale. Other items on sale include unframed mounted prints and cards. Subjects covered range from landscapes and the natural world, through still-lifes and flower and bird studies, to portraits. Come along, vote for your personal Best in Show.

Little Dewchurch

TEDDY BEARS PICNIC SUCCESS - A teddy bears picnic took place in Little Dewchurch Village Hall on July 12, and managed to raise £510 for Newlife Foundation for Disabled Children.

The event was organised by great grandparents Barbara and John Wilson.

It included a craft stall, cake stall and raffle with youngsters and adults sitting down to enjoy cream teas with their teddy bears.

Barbara said she was delighted with how the day went.

She said: “Four years ago I underwent a knee replacement operation and while in hospital looking at magazines I found out about Newlife Foundation. It is a fantastic charity that buys essential equipment for disabled children so I started making soft toys for them. I wanted to go one step further so we decided to hold a teddy bears picnic and it was fantastic.

We had loads of people come along and they all really enjoyed themselves because we had lots of events to keep them entertained.

It couldn’t have gone any better.”

Newlife Fundraising Manager Nora Smith said: “We are very grateful to Barbara and John for organising this fundraising event.

To raise more than £500 is a fantastic effort. The money will be used to buy an essential piece of equipment for a child, equipment that really will change that child’s life.”


MADLEY ENVIRONMENTAL CENTRE - Join in for a whole host of wildlife activities on Tuesdays and Thursdays in the summer holidays. There will be den building, camp fire cooking, pond dipping, water games and loads more. Sessions are from 10am-12 noon and 1pm-3pm and cost £6 or £10 for a whole day (adults free).

For details of session activities and dates visit or call Louise on 01981 512561.

Children must be accompanied and booking is essential.


PEMBRIDGE SHOW AND TROTTING RACES - The organisers of Pembridge Show would like to thank all participants, helpers and visitors for making this year’s show so successful and look forward to July 2015.


FIRST WORLD WAR EXHIBITION - The Friends of the Golden Valley Day Centre will holding a First World War exhibition until Saturday at 4pm.

Today Rosemary Rigby from the Violette Szabo Museum will be coming to the centre and tomorrow the centre will be open until 7pm. Everyone welcome, free admission. For further information please contact Judith Gaze 01981550501.


100 CLUB - The football club recently held their 100 club draw for the month of July at The Farmers Inn. The following winners were drawn. £100 Dave and Win Preece, £50 Malcolm Choate, £40 Glyn Price and £25 Estyn Bufton. The next draw will take place in The Dukes Arms on August 29, at 9pm. Everyone is welcome to attend.

ARTS AND CRAFTS EXHIBITION - The 14th Lingen Art and Craft Exhibition and sale will be held at Lingen Village Hall from August 23-25, open daily from 11am-5pm. Entries need to be received by August 15. For more information call the chairwoman, Mary on 01568 770920 or visit ALTON TOWERS - There is a coach trip running to the Alton Towers Theme Park in Staffordshire on Monday. The cost is £15 for the coach only. For more details or to book a place call Rachel on 07531411593 or Lesley on 07813 760412.

FÊTE - The annual Titley fête will take place at The Staggs Meadow in Titley on Saturday by kind permission of Mr David Forbes. The fête will be open from 2pm. There will be loads going on including stalls, refreshments, a dog show, bouncy castle, competitions, games, and also feature Joey the juggler and meet the dog plus lots more. Admission will be free with ample free parking. This promises to be a fun filled family afternoon.

TEAS - You are invited to come and have a cream tea at Pembridge Church every Sunday until September 14 from 3.30pm- 5.30pm. You can sit in the ancient church or in the sunny peaceful surrounds depending on the weather. Everyone is most welcome.

FREE HELP - Would you like free help with your hearing aids? If so come to the Hearing Aid NHS clinic at The Youth Centre in Hereford Street on the fourth Tuesday of each month from 1.30pm-3.30pm. For further details call 02920 333034 or email

SHOW - The annual Norton Show and Sports will take place on August 23, at Home Farm Lane in Norton from 12 noon. The show will be opened by Roger Williams MP. There will be horse, pony and dog shows along with show jumping, pig racing, ferret racing, horticultural show, vintage tractor and car run, Punch and Judy, sheep shearing, circus workshop, scarecrow competition, children’s races, bouncy castle plus lots more. A bar and refreshments will also be available. For more information on the horses and dog items call Ann on 267221, for the horticultural section call Linda on 267879 or for general information call Dan on 07798928909.

DRAW - Presteigne and Norton Community Support winners of their community draw for July were drawn by Karen Smith. The winners were £20 Olivia James, £15 Derek Rollings and £10 Eddie Charlton.

BEER FESTIVAL - The 3rd Annual Beer and Music Festival at the football club will take place on August 24, from 4pm (gates will open at 3pm). The bands playing will include Steady Edd and The Boogie Men, The Lone Wolves, Dave Luke and Fight The Bear.

There will be a large selection of local real ales and ciders available along with refreshments from the barbecue. Admission for the four bands is only £10 at the gate. For further information call 260485.

SERVICES - There is a service of morning prayer this Sunday at Kinsham at 9.30am and a service of holy communion at St Andrews at 11am. Everyone is most welcome.

FLEA MARKET - The monthly crafty flea market will take place on August 16, at the Memorial Hall, from 9am.

All the proceeds from stall rental always goes to a local charity.

To book a stall or for further information contact Ann Wake.

EXHIBITION - Lingen Stitchers and Needling Along club are holding an exhibition of their work at St Michael’s Church, in Lingen, from August 23 to 25, from 10am until 5pm each day.

Refreshments will be available.

CLASSICS - The Annual Kinsham Classics – Vehicles of Yesteryear show will take place on Sunday at Kinsham Village Hall.

The gates open to exhibitors at 10am and the public at 1pm.

Entry will be free to exhibitors and £3 for the public, children free.

There will be stalls, entertainment, and refreshments, plus lots of other things going on.

For further details call either Keith on 260469 or Steve on 07971 260518.

Stoke Lacy

THE WI - The WI meets at Stoke Lacy Village Hall at 7.30pm on the second Friday of every month.

The next meeting will be tomorrow.

New members are always welcome.

CORRESPONDENT - Martin Field, The Old School House, Burley Gate, HR1 3QR, 01432 820074,

Stoke Prior

ST MICHAEL’S HOSPICE OPEN GARDENS - On August 16, The Post Office and Monkerton House will be open from noon to 5pm.

Admission £4 for both gardens.

Traditional children’s garden games at The Post Office.

Teas, plants and bric-a-brac stall at Monkerton House.

On August 17, The Post Office, Monkerton House, plus Damson Cottage, the Old Farmhouse, Fold Barn, Willow Cottage and Holly Cottage in The Bury will all be open from noon to 5pm in aid of St Michael’s Hospice.

Ticket price covers entry to all seven gardens.

Adults £5 and children under 14 free. Tickets can be purchased for each day at Monkerton House.

Teas, ice cream and plant stalls at the Old Farmhouse in the Bury.

Children’s traditional garden games at The Post Office. Free parking will be available at The Lamb Inn, by kind permission of the landlord.


ST MICHAEL’S HOSPICE OPEN GARDEN - Lower Hope by kind permission of Clive and Sylvia Richards, this beautiful garden will be open on Sunday to the public from 2 until 5pm.

Admission £5 adults and £1 for 12-18 years, children under 12 free.

Wellington Heath

ST MICHAEL’S HOSPICE OPEN GARDENS - At Dogberry, and The View, Ochre Hill, Wellington Heath, on Sunday, from 2 until 6pm.

Ticket price covers entry for both gardens. £5 for adults, children under 12 free.

Plant stall at both gardens and refreshments will be served at Dogberry.

Free parking at the Wellington Heath Memorial Hall.


MEETING - There will be a meeting of Wellington parish council today at 7.30pm in the community centre. All welcome to attend.

There will be the usual open time for residents to raise issues directly to the parish council.

New residents to Wellington are especially welcome.

Eardisley Tennis and Croquet Club

EARDISLEY Tennis and Croquet Club are holding a charity zumba- thon and breast cancer strawberry tea on August 16 at 2pm.

The ultimate dance-fitness party with cake on the side.

Members look forward to seeing lots of lovely women shaking their stuff and even some men too. Everyone welcome - no coordination needed.

For further details see our website

Hereford Arts Appreciation Society

ON August 15 there will be a coffee morning and bring and buy from 10.30am to 12 noon at the home of Joy and Thomas Roderick, The Fosse, off Castle Street, Hereford. For further details please telephone Beryl Haughton on 01432 357552 or Ginny Garman on 01432 890469.

Herefordshire Health Service Retirement Fellowship

THE next meeting for the Herefordshire Health Services Retirement Fellowship (HHSRF) will be held on August 18 at 2pm in the St John’s Methodist Hall, St Owen Street, Hereford.

The guest speaker this month is Mrs Mair Granthier who will be giving her talk on Night Shift at the Baptist Church. Mair’s talk promises to be most enlightening for us all.

The next outing is a visit to the Waterworks Museum at Broomy Hill on September 2, meeting at 10.45am followed by lunch at The Monument on Whitecross Road.

Members/family/friends are all welcome to join us. The cost of the tour is £2 per person.

Please note a diary date.

Following the normal meeting on August 18 members are holding a Blooming Great Tea Party in support of Marie Curie Nurses at 3pm in the St John’s Hall. The money raised from our fundraising tea party will help the Marie Curie Nurses provide more free care to people with terminal illnesses in their homes.

Members getting together with a warm welcome for members, friends and their families, to enjoy a fabulous variety of scrumptious home-made cakes so, please come along everyone and join in the fun - make time for tea at 3pm.

For further information please contact Mrs Helen Taylor, chairman on 01432 344078.

South Marches Scout District

ON July 7, at 7am, 120 young people (aged eight to 10) headed from the South Marches Scout District to Kidderminster for a day of activities, which included archery, mountain biking, rock climbing and water sports amongst others.

For many of the cubs it was their first time trying out these sports.

The day was very successful and well organised.

At the end of the day, although they were very tired, the comments included ‘absolutely brilliant’, and if a similar day was organised they wanted to go again.

A huge thanks must go to the adults who organised the whole event.

If you would like to find out more about scouting please visit the website or contact Anna King on 01981 500597.

Wellington Garden Club

WELLINGTON Garden Club will be holding their annual show on August 16, the doors open to the public at 2pm and entry to the public is free.

The show which is open to all garden club members or residents of the parish will be held as usual in the Community Centre.

In addition to the usual flowers, vegetables and plants classes there are sections for cooking, craft, photography and children’s work.

Refreshments will be available and of course there will be a raffle and sales table.

Whitecross Townswomens Guild

AT the July meeting June Timson was presented with her 25-year badge by Joan Hughes the chairman. The coaster competition was won by Muriel Lindup and the raffle was won by Mary Halls.

As part of the social studies group 14 members went to the Kenchester Water Gardens for a leisurely stroll round the extensive gardens. They then had a lovely cream tea in the cafeteria.

The speaker at the July meeting was Margaret Joel, ably assisted by her husband Ken.

Margaret gave a very interesting talk and slides relating to her work as a nurse in Papua New Guinea.

Ken’s mother was a member of the guild for many years and several members have fond memories of her.

Of interest too was that one of the member’s sons was on a gap year before he went to medical school and went to Papua New Guinea and assisted Margaret for a short while which was a great experience for him.

Ellen Saunders thanked Margaret and Ken.

The guild have been invited to a skittles evening at St John’s Worcester on August 22.

These are popular occasions and several members will be going.

They are holding a summer event at the United Reform Church Hall on August 15 at 6 pm. There will be several stalls and raffles.

All members, past members and friends are invited. Refreshments will also be provided.

There is no meeting in August and the next meeting will be held at the United Reform Church Hall on September 3 at 7 pm. New members welcome.