November KIT ’21

Clocks go back 1 hour early this Sunday morning 31 October

In this KIT, things happening in the Club and in the Village Hall, Parish Council report, Christmas is a-coming – and lots more, including another road closure – this time in Charlton – and the future of KIT just before I sign off this KIT


Sunday 31 October – Roast leg of Lamb and mint sauce OR Roast Loin of Pork and apple sauce

Sunday 7 November – Beef or Turkey

Sunday 14 November – Lamb or Chicken

Sunday 21 November – Beef or Pork

Sunday 28 November – Lamb or Pork

Each meal – £9 each + Sunday desserts – £4 each

When you ring to place your orders, we will tell you what the weekly desserts will be.

TO ORDER any of the above, please telephone us, Carol-Anne and Nigel, on 07866 670472

Thank you everyone for your support – we appreciate all the orders you have given us.

PLEASE NOTE, we will not be doing Christmas Day lunches this year as a house move is taking place.


Thank you for all the donations to the Harvest Appeal raising a total of £2065.50 including gift aid for Farm Africa and Pershore Food Bank.

A payment of £1032.75 has been made to each charity. This amount far exceeded expectations and the sum raised last year of £1200. Thank you to all who contributed.

Saturday 6th November at 2.00pm at St John the Baptist’ Church, Fladbury – unveiling ceremony of The Fladbury Flow and an exhibition in church. Sarah writes:

our thanks to Angela and Elaine for their initiative and joint leadership and to everyone who has helped to make The Fladbury Flow such a success. So many people have been helped by doing things together and sharing stories; and with it has come yet further insights into the enormous sacrifices made by men and women to further freedom and peace.”

Sunday 14 November is Remembrance Sunday – please see below for times of services and Acts of Remembrance

Sunday 28th November is Advent Sunday. We are pleased to resume this year the Advent Service of Readings and Carols by candlelight and with choir at 6.00pm at St John the Baptist’ Church, Fladbury.  We look forward to seeing you.

We encourage the wearing of face masks to church services, which for November are as follows;

Sunday 7th November

     11:00am    Fladbury Church – Holy Communion

     1.00pm   Fladbury – Holy Baptism

Thursday 11 November – Armistice Day

       9.30am    Fladbury School Service

Sunday 14th November – REMEMBRANCE SUNDAY

     10:15am    Fladbury Church – Morning Service followed by 10:45am Act of Remembrance on Fladbury Green

     10:45am    Bishampton Church – Morning Service followed by walk to War Memorial for Act of Remembrance

     10:45am    Lower Moor Church – Morning Service with Act of Remembrance

     10:45am    Cropthorne War Memorial  – Act of Remembrance
     10:45am    Wyre Piddle War Memorial – Act of Remembrance
Sunday 21st November

       9:30am    Wyre Piddle Church – Holy Communion
     11:00am    Fladbury Church – Holy Communion

Sunday 28th November – ADVENT SUNDAY

       9:30am    Bishampton – Holy Communion
     6:00pm   Fladbury Church – Advent Service of Light

Sarah, Parish Wardens and Wardens

COLIN MARTIN, rest in peace

Shirley, Ruth and Vic wish to thank family and friends for the cards, flowers and kind messages of sympathy on our loss of Colin, a dear Husband and Father


               Your are invited to the unveiling of the


on Saturday 6 November at 1.30pm for 2pm in Fladbury Church,  

             celebrating 100 years of the Royal British Legion

     Bugler * Standard * Exhibition * Storytelling * Refreshments

                    Everyone welcome! 


COFFEE IN THE CLUB – all welcome!

Coffee and cakes – and toast! – are served on Fridays from 8.45am to 12noon-ish and on Saturdays from 10am to 1pm-ish. On Friday 19 and Saturday 20 November, there will be CHRISTMAS CHARITY STALLS including

  • Pam Foley (860895) with a stall of crafts and gifts in aid of Alzheimer’s Research UK
  • Cath Gillespie with ‘Something Chocolatey’ selling delicious chocolate items in aid of Papyrus – a national charity dedicated to the prevention of young suicide in the UK – or telephone 0800 069 4141
  • Denise Paxford (860901) with handmade Christmas cards in aid of the Duchenne Family Support Group
  • and Jane (860531) with cards etc for various charities

and looking ahead – TULIP Coffee on Tuesday 7 December – more information next month!


  • For information and to book, please contact Andy and Jane Davies on 861158 or email or go on line where you will see weekly bookings.
  • THE VILLAGE HALL AGM is on Wednesday 24 November at 7.30pm. in the Hall – the committee would welcome comments and suggestions for our very precious Village Hall
  • Weekly events include ART 2-4pm on Mondays and KARATE 6-7pm on Tuesdays and GAMES CAFE 10.30am-12noon on Wednesdays (please see note under “In Cropthorne” about the Macmillan Coffee Morning)
  • A reminder – the Murder Mystery ‘Killing Thyme’ is on Friday 12th and Saturday 13th November at 7pm for start at 7.30pm, with a licensed bar. Tickets – £10 including ploughman’s supper – are on sale at Fladbury Pie Shop or with Michelle Brotherton or me, Helen Jones (07891 443428).   We’re looking forward to seeing you!
  • Helen Jones, Secretary Fladbury Players at
  •  “Sleeping Beauty “ Pantomime, performed by the Fladbury Players, will be on Thursday, Friday and Saturday the 10th/11th/12th February 2022 in the Village Hall.  For further information or to offer help, please contact secretary Helen Jones on 97891 443428


Is held every first Tuesday of the month – this time 2 November – at 7.30pm in the Anchor Inn

FISH & CHIP VAN StarChip Enterprise will be outside the Anchor on Tuesdays 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30 November from 4.30pm to last orders at 7.30pm


  • Fladbury Mill, Field and Nait. At the recent public meeting held in the Village Hall, we updated the village on the situation regarding the Mill and its surrounding land since David Wynn first indicated his desire to gift the field and the Nait to the village. Since those discussions began, the pandemic has intervened and sadly David passed away in July. In his will he has left the Mill itself to the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings ( This charity is the UK’s oldest specialising in historic buildings having been founded over 140 years ago.

The field and the Nait have been left to the village and the Parish Council and we have to prepare a management plan to be agreed by the estate’s executors. We sought the support of the community and the 100+ people at the meeting unanimously provided their agreement to prepare such a plan and that is now underway.

The process of probate will take some months and in the meantime, the Mill, the field and the Nait remain in the ownership of the estate and the Nait itself will remain closed for the time being.

The presentation delivered at the meeting will be available on the village website and hopefully the village Facebook page.

  • Wrubble Planning Application. The application to establish an aggregates recycling plant on the old mushroom farm site next to the crematorium has been approved by the County Council. This was despite the protestations of Wychavon and the objections lodged by the Parish Council, the crematorium operators and the glasshouse business, EVG. In our view this was simply the wrong place for a business that will inevitably create noise, dust and be a visual blot on the landscape. The HGV traffic generated will also be problematic and the site’s proximity to the crematorium and the residents immediately to the north of the site will result in a considerable impact on the garden of remembrance and the families living close by.
  • Housing Development. If you haven’t returned your snapshot survey on future housing, please do so, in order that we can understand your views on how our community might develop in the future
  • Next Meeting – 7pm on Monday 15 November in the Pavilion

Ian Southcott, Chair – 861061 email:

Lynne Yapp, Clerk – email:


next happens on Tuesday 16 November at 7pm in the Function Room at the Chequers Inn, Fladbury, Just bring yourself, your knitting/crochet and your conversation. And we are thinking about having a daytime meeting during the winter months. To comment on this or for more information, please contact Amy McGann on 07850 075459.


Thanks to Margo Townend for sending the following to KIT

I went into the bus depot in Worcester and asked if we are allowed to go on the school bus  now which comes through Fladbury. They said yes so I thought you might like to let people know the bus comes  through Wyre , Lower Moor, then Fladbury at  8.23 Monday to Friday  and back from Evesham at 15:40.  It’s the 51 bus. I know it’s only 1 a day but better than nothing.


Our next work party is on Saturday 13 November from 10.30am to 12noon – please let me know if you are interested in joining us

Our AGM is on Wednesday evening 17 November, hopefully in the Village Hall at 7.30pm

Jane, telephone 860531 or email

Florist Workshop postponed

The Florist Workshop planned for Tuesday 16 November has been postponed. If you are interested in future workshops, please contact Sue Hildesley in Lazy Lane, tel: 861237


Don’t forget I am planning on holding a Christmas Shopping Night in the hairdressers in Church Street on Monday 22nd November 6-9pm.

On arrival you will receive a free goodie bag and during the evening you will be able to enjoy a glass of fizz & nibbles, browse gifts, have the opportunity to have your nails done, enter a charity raffle and receive skin care tips & advice from my Dermalogica Rep if you wish.
I just wanted to put on a little occasion to share a bit of festive cheer and to re-engage with one another especially after the last couple of years.
I would love it if you put this date in your diary and please come join me during the evening.
Please let me know if you would be interested, just to accommodate numbers for the evening by calling me, Katie on 860110 or 07977 181001

CHRISTMAS ORDERS being taken at Fladbury Pies & Sausages – tel: 860228


POLICING from Ian Baldry – Fladbury Neighbourhood Watch

Ladies and Gents

P.C. Paul Brown who until recently has been the Safer Neighbourhood officer for Fladbury has been transferred across to Broadway to be replaced by P.C. Ben Trowman.

I recently had the pleasure of being introduced to Ben Trowman by Paul. Ben has been a police officer for 21 years having served the last 5 years with the West Mercia Police. His most recent appointment has been working as a Rural and Business Crime Officer; with his current speciality being a Wildlife Crime Officer (WCO).

Prior to joining the Police Service, Ben was a retained fire fighter for 10 years based in Broadway being the recipient of the Fire Brigade medal for Outstanding Service following the rescue of 36 people.

Married for 19 years with two children, Ben is also a very keen cyclist. Do not be surprised if you meet him in the village on his bicycle familiarising himself with the area!!!

I am sure that you will all join me in extending a very warm welcome to P.C. Ben Trowman and our thanks and best wishes to P.C.Paul Brown.

If you need to send an email to Ben his email address is If he is off duty there will be an inevitable delay in responding. If you also copy the email to this will ensure that another member of the Safer Neighbourhood Team will pick it up in his absence and if necessary respond accordingly.


Table Tennis is played on a super new table tennis table in the Village Hall during Games Cafe on Wednesday mornings. If you would like to use it at other times, please contact Games Cafe Organiser Sally Hutchinson on 861206.

 Prior to the new table, table tennis was played on a table I rescued from a skip. This is now available for use somewhere else and needs removing from its present home in Louise Craske’s garage. It is two large flat wood boards, stored flat, with simple metal frames to support it when in use. If you are interested in having it in your garden or garage, please let me know – Jane on 860531. If no-one wants it, we shall be seeking help in disposing of it!

And non-one seems to want it so will someone please help us dispose of it?


After a recent meeting/training session, a few questions need to be answered. Volunteers are still needed so for further information, please ring Felix on 01386 860314 (leaving a message on his answerphone if you can’t reach him)


  • CHARLTON CHATTERY on Friday 26 November 2.30pm-4pm in Charlton Old Schoolroom. Lots of refreshments and a Raffle.


  • COFFEE AND CHAT at Cropthorne Village Hall every Tuesday morning 10-12. Everyone welcome from all surrounding villages and area. Bring a friend and make new friends.

For more information contact 861533 – but just come along – you will be made welcome!


To make a connection to the public sewer for the caravan park, Canada Bank will be closed from the corner of Boston Lane and Yessell lane, starting on Monday 8 November until 17 December but the contractor hopes to finish sooner.

    All systems go for the Walkabout 2022 – Sunday 1 and Monday 2 May. Following a very well attended meeting, including some new residents to Cropthorne, the committee decided to begin planning for the Walkabout, pending Government guidance. We would like to thank everyone from Cropthorne, Charlton and Fladbury who have helped in past years and hope that we can count on your support once again in 2022. If you know of anyone who is new to the villages and would like to get involved, please give them my contact details.
    Looking forward to a safe and successful Cropthorne Walkabout in 2022, with best wishes
    Kathy Rayers. Joint Chairman Cropthorne Walkabout
    Email:, Tel: 01386 860080
  • At HOLLAND HOUSE in Cropthorne (Main Street WR10 3NB)

Thursday 11 November at 2.30pm – Afternoon Tea

Sunday 14 November at 12.30pm Sunday Lunch

Traditional Christmas Lunch – Wednesday 8 December

Traditional Christmas Lunch and Carols – Friday 17 December

Festive Afternoon Tea – Saturday 18 December

Traditional Christmas Lunch – Sunday 19 December

Christmas Lunch & Carols – Tuesday 21 December

For further information about the above and our quiet days and retreats and to book any of the above, go to or email or call 01386 860330.


  • The POST OFFICE is open in the Village Hall on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9am to 12.30pm
  • OLLY MURS TRIBUTE 8pm on Saturday 30 October at the Old Chestnut Inn, Lower Moor – 860380
  • BONFIRE & FIREWORKS on Saturday 6 November * Cash Bar and Hot Food from 6pm * Bonfire lit 6.30pm * Firework display 7pm * Adults £4, Children (5-16 years) £2, Family (2+2) £10. Strictly no sparklers.
  • Dr Jane Woodward is a Clinical Psychologist living in Lower Moor and offers private therapy (Thrive Psychology) in a confidential therapy room at the Well-being Centre on Pershore High Street. My working days are Thursdays and Fridays. I am happy to offer early morning appointments and evening sessions, as well as some weekend slots too. 07597894285


  • THE FISH & CHIP van will be in Wyre Piddle on Wednesday 3 November.
  • WYRE PIDDLE WI – on Wednesday 10 November at 7.30pm “Christmas Craft”. All welcome to Wyre Piddle Village Hall. Contact Wendy 01386 561888


  • WJ ROWLINGS PLANT NURSERY in Cropthorne is open Thursday to Saturday 10.30am-3pm UNTIL THEY HAVE SOLD OUT which will be soon! Still got small cyclamen plants £1 each
  • RHS monthly advice page –


  • PERSHORE VOLUNTEER CENTRE for lifts to hospitals and hairdressers etc – telephone 01386 554299 – clients, drivers and passenger assistants wanted!
  • PERSHORE AMNESTY GROUP has arranged for the showing of the film “Limbo” – a moving and sometimes amusing film about what it is like to be an asylum seeker in the UK – on Wednesday 24 November at 2pm at Number 8. To book subsidised tickets at £5 each, ring 555488. For more information, please contact Felix Borchardt in Fladbury, tel: 860314.
  • Some folk from our villages, including Tillie Brotherton of Fladbury, are appearing in the Pershore Operatic & Dramatic Society pantomime “Snow White” from Monday 6 to Saturday 11 December at Number 8, tel: 555488


Remembering a loved one this Christmas whilst donating to charity

  • for Evesham go to or ring 07764 5228044
  • for Pershore go to or ring 07504 845395.

and see the notices in the Evesham Evesham Journal and the Pershore Times

And now the future of KIT…..

Spreading news and information round our villages is done in several ways but If we want KIT to continue in 2022, help is needed. Are you willing and able to help in its production? Needed are someone to organise it and…..

  • A group of people to take turns, on a monthly basis, collating, formatting and typing information and news
  • Individuals to be correspondents for different topics and tasks eg Sport, Gardening, Wildlife, etc
  • Reporters for news and researchers for information
  • Someone to oversee circulation
  • The December issue of KIT will be the last I produce under the present arrangements. Perhaps something different is needed. I’d like to discuss it and if you would too, please contact me, on email or telephone 860531.

Meanwhile, Christmas is gathering apace so please make sure your Christmas events and news reach me for the December KIT by Thursday 25 November.

Love Jane X                                         

tel: 860531, email:                                            


Sunday          Church services

                       Lunches delivered

Monday          Fladbury Art Group 2-4pm in the Village Hall

                        Pantomime rehearsals in Fladbury Village Hall

Tuesday         Post Office in Lower Moor Hall 9am-12.30pm

                        Coffee & Chat 10am-12noon Village Hall in Cropthorne

                        Fish & Chips outside the Anchor 4.30-7.30pm

Karate 6-7pm Fladbury Village Hall

Wednesday   Games Cafe 10.30am-12noon Fladbury Village Hall

Thursday       Post Office in Lower Moor Hall 9am-12.30pm

Butcher closed in the afternoon

Murder Mystery rehearsals in Fladbury Village Hall

Friday             Coffee in Fladbury Social Club 8.45am-12noon-ish

Saturday        Coffee in Fladbury Social Club 10.00am-12noon-ish


October 2021

Sat 30            Poppy Flow assembly 10am-2pm Fladbury Village Hall

Logs & Woodchips for sale at Tiddesley Wood 10am-1pm

Olly Murs Tribute 8pm at the Old Chestnut Inn, Lower Moor

Music Night – “Stripped Bare” playing from 9pm at the Cropthorne Bell Inn – 861860

Sun 31           Logs & Woodchips for sale at Tiddesley Wood 10am-1pm

Holy Communion 11am Fladbury Church

                        All Souls’ Service 4pm Bishampton Church

November 2021

Tue 2              Quiz Night in the Anchor

Wed 3             Fish & Chip van in Wyre Piddle

Fri 5                Open Morning at Fladbury School

Sat 6               Fladbury Flow unveiling in Fladbury Church

                        Bonfire & Fireworks in Lower Moor

Mon 8             Canada Bank in Charlton closed

Wed 10          Wyre Piddle WI

Thu 11            Fladbury School Armistice Day Service 9.30am in the Church

                        Afternoon Tea Holland House

Fri 12  )           Murder Mystery in Fladbury Village Hall

Sat 13 )

Sat 13             FCO&NR Work Party

Sun14             Remembrance Sunday

                        Sunday Lunch in Holland House

Mon 15           Fladbury Parish Council

Tue 16            Knit & Natter

Wed 17          FCO&NR AGM

Fri 19  )           Christmas Charity Stalls in the Club

Sat 20 )

Mon 22           Ocean Blue Christmas Shopping Night

Wed 24          “Limbo” film in Pershore

                        Fladbury Village Hall AGM

Thu 25           December KIT deadline

Fri 26              Charlton Chattery

Sun 28           Advent Sunday