Bewdley Repair Café – 20th April

As usual our volunteers will be on hand to try and fix your broken kitchen appliances, lamps, clocks etc. and sharpen any garden or kitchen tools. While waiting you can enjoy a hot drink and wonderful cake in the Community Cafe downstairs.

Saturday 20th April – Bewdley Repair Café. St Georges Hall.  10.00 – 2.00 (last entry 1.0 to give our wonderful volunteers a chance to fix your broken items).

Dementia Carer Support Groups in Bewdley

Join our informal sessions for dementia carers.

Give yourself a break.

If you are a carer, family, or friend looking after a dementia sufferer or interested in the topic, please come along to our sessions.

Light refreshments, a listening ear and some professional advice will be available. You will find a friendly environment located at our Bewdley venue with people who may have the same daily issues to cope with.

We will aim to ask a professional person to attend each group to give a short talk on a topic associated with dementia.

Stay as long as you want, no pressure, no charge.

Venue

Bewdley Baptist Church

  • 21st May 1:45pm – 3:15pm
  • 18th June 1:45pm – 3:15pm
  • 16th July 1:45pm – 3:15pm

NO NEED TO BOOK – JUST TURN UP

CONTACT Sharon Harvey on 01299 400362 or email s.harvey1885@btinternet.com

Wyre Forest Chess Clubs March Update

We usually get more younger players along during school holidays . .
All levels and all ages are welcome.
It’s free to come along for a game.


Kidderminster Chess Club
Wednesday evenings from 7pm
Habberley Social Club Truro Drive Kidderminster DY11 6DN
Large Free Car Park


Bewdley Chess Club
11:30am to 2pm Fridays
St Anne’s Church Load Street Bewdley DY12 2AE
Parking for £0.70p per hour in High St
Free at the Leisure Centre if you don’t mind the 10 / 15m walk


Stourport Chess Club
2:30pm to 4:30pm Tuesdays
Stourport-on-Severn Library
Civic Centre New Street Stourport DY13 8UN
Limited free parking and P&D opposite


Bewdley Library Chess Club
Every Thursday 2:30 to 4:30
Dog Lane Bewdley DY12 2EF
Dog Lane P&D Car park
Parking for £0.70p per hour in High St
Free at the Leisure Centre if you don’t mind the 10 / 15m walk

Easter Lego Fun at Bewdley Library

Join Bewdley Library for an egg-citing Easter Lego Event! Build, create, and have a blast with Lego bricks. The events will take place on Monday, March 25th, from 1:00 PM to 4:30 PM, and on Wednesday, April 3rd, from 1:00 PM to 4:30 PM.

This year, the Lego fun starts earlier at 1:00 PM for even more building excitement! It’s a fantastic opportunity to unleash creativity and meet new friends. Plus, it’s absolutely free, and no booking is required.

Don’t miss out on the chance to enjoy some Lego-building fun this Easter holiday! Come down to Bewdley Library and let imaginations soar! For more information, feel free to speak to a member of library staff or reach out on social media.

Environment Agency – Bewdley Flood Risk Management Project Drop in Sessions

Fortnightly drop-ins are being held until the end of April at St Georges Hall, Bewdley from 11am-2pm on 12 March, 9 April and 23 April.

Bewdley FRMS Project Update 4th – 8th March

Rock Path Finders Logo

Monthly Walks – April 2024

Free guided walks along our footpaths and bridleways taking 2-3 hours, off the roads and into the countryside. Everyone welcome but sorry no dogs allowed

APRIL  2024 

Thursday 04.04.24 starting at 10.00am

Nimmings Wood Car Park, Hagley Wood Lane Hagley DY9 9JR

Thursday 18.04.24 starting at 10.00am

Button Oak Inn, Button Oak, Bewdley DY12 3AQ

For further details and any other announcements or changes please visit website www.rockpathfinders.uk

PLEASE NOTE NEW WEB ADDRESS

email: mdsskev@rockpathfinders.uk

Or ring Alan on 01299 400304

Age UK Herefordshire and Worcestershire’s launch of Stourport Art Club

Age UK Herefordshire and Worcestershire are launching a new Creative Arts Social Group in Stourport. The group will offer those who attend a chance to explore their creative side through a range of different art activities and styles – as well as a chance to chat with others and a good provision of tea, coffee and cakes!

The group will run every Thursday from 10:00am – 12:00pm, starting from Thursday 14th March. The first session is free, with the following sessions requiring a £3 donation that will help fund the group’s activities.

To reserve a space, please reach out to 0800 008 6077 or email referralhub@ageukhw.org.uk for more information.

The full address for the new group is The Coach House, Ravenhurst Sanctuary Care, Stourport on Severn, DY13 BRU.

March in the Forest

March is something of a changeover month. Winter visitors such as Redwings and Fieldfares will be on their way back north but the summer visitors should be arriving and we may see Sand Martins by the river or hear Chiffchaffs making their onomatopoeic calls. Many of our year-round residents are already laying eggs in their nests and others may already be feeding nestlings.

Tawny Owls and Ravens are examples of these early breeders. The Raven (pictured) is a frequent visitor to the farm but I have yet to see one at close quarters or even at ground level. They most commonly announce their presence high above the tree canopy as they fly over, repeating a throaty, rasping ‘Cronk’, and often tumbling in acrobatic displays to each other. They pair for life, which can be up to fifteen years. They are completely black like their relatives the crows and rooks, but are much bigger, bigger even than buzzards. Their size, long wings (giving a wingspan of 1.3 metres) and diamond-shaped tail help to identify them at a distance but if you could see them close up they would also be distinguished by a heavy beak and bristling throat feathers.

Literature and older text books associate Ravens with the cliffs and mountains of the north and west, and although they have extended their range eastwards over most of Britain, their presence, and especially their calls, evoke a sense of wildness and loneliness. These are not the only emotions they inspire: over many hundreds of years they have often been feared or hated. They feed on carrion (as well as small living prey) and can be relied upon to turn up when an animal dies, starting their feast by pecking out the creature’s eyes. There is evidence that they sometimes kill lambs and even adult sheep, so it’s not surprising that many farmers hate them and gamekeepers persecute them. They are also associated with battlefields and feature in superstitions and folk tales as harbingers of death. The other side of the coin is that they are highly intelligent: good at mimicry, feats of memory and problem-solving. They can make fascinating and amusing pets and the famous Ravens that guard the Tower of London are tame, cared for by a Yeoman warder known as the Ravenmaster. In case you didn’t know, the Tower and England itself will fall if they ever leave. But was King Arthur turned into a Raven, and will he return to save his kingdom when disaster threatens?

Linda Iles

Dementia Carer Support Groups in Bewdley

Join our informal sessions for dementia carers.

Give yourself a break.

If you are a carer, family, or friend looking after a dementia sufferer or interested in the topic, please come along to our sessions.

Light refreshments, a listening ear and some professional advice will be available. You will find a friendly environment located at our Bewdley venue with people who may have the same daily issues to cope with.

Tell us what you need in the community

Stay as long as you want, no pressure, no charge.

We all need to start somewhere.

Venue
Bewdley Baptist Church 2024

16th Jan 2024 1.45pm -3.15 pm
20th Feb 2024 1.45pm – 3.15 pm
19th Mar 2024 1.45pm – 3.15 pm

NO NEED TO BOOK – JUST TURN UP

CONTACT Sharon Harvey on 01299 400362 or email demcarersgroup@btinternet.com

Bewdley Repair Café – February 17th

As usual our volunteers will be on hand to try and fix your broken kitchen appliances, lamps, clocks etc. and sharpen any garden or kitchen tools. While waiting you can enjoy a hot drink and wonderful cake in the Community Cafe downstairs.

Saturday February 17th  Bewdley Repair Café. St Georges Hall.  10.00 – 2.00 (last entry 1.0 to give our wonderful volunteers a chance to fix your broken items).