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Plan to shape Wyre Forest future sparks anger

Kidderminster Shuttle: District council could spend extra £125k

7:00am Thursday 17th April 2014

PLANS to reshape Wyre Forest District Council by cutting the number of wards from 17 to 11 has sparked fury among local politicians who have slammed some of the proposed new boundaries as “illogical”.

Decision on Areley Kings Tesco Express delayed for site visit

Kidderminster Shuttle: PUB THREAT: Areley Kings' Londis Pantry Stores assistant manager Richard Taylor and residents Mark and Debbie Bywater. Picture: Phil Loach. 101432L.

12:35pm Wednesday 9th April 2014

COUNCILLORS were unable to come to a decision on an application which could lead to a Tesco Express store opening in Areley Kings.

Coffee Morning

10:15am Thursday 3rd April 2014

There will be a coffee morning on April 5, 10-12pm at The Squirrel in Areley Common in aid of German Shepherd Rescue.

Areley Kings WI

11:26am Thursday 20th March 2014

The Speaker, Alan Stanley, was greeted by a large audience of members and visitors for his talk on SARA the Severn Area Rescue Association. Patsy Anderson, the president, introduced Alan, the chairman of the Wyre Forest Branch of the Rescue Service, and informed him that her was the first to use the Village Hall’s newly installed large screen for his slides.

Residents have their say on Tesco Express plans at public meeting

Kidderminster Shuttle: PACKED MEETING: About 150 residents attended the debate at Areley Kings Village Hall on Monday.

8:49am Wednesday 19th March 2014

SUPERMARKET giant Tesco has come under fire from residents of Areley Kings in a heated debate over plans to open a convenience store in the village.

Wribbenhall Parish Rooms

9:20am Thursday 6th March 2014

Thanks to timely help from Councillor Gordon Yarrington we have been given a grant of £10,000 from BIFFA Awards. A third party contributor is needed to secure this money and were given £510.20 from Gordon’s divisional fund.

Areley Kings Wives

9:20am Thursday 6th March 2014

February 13 was the AGM. The meeting was opened by chairman, Audrey Daw, who welcomed everyone including six new members.

Areley Kings WI

9:00am Saturday 22nd February 2014

Exquisite embroidery on colourful costumes from south- west China gripped the attention and imagination of members at the February meeting. The Speaker, Jill Salmons, an Art Historian, who described herself as being ‘crazy about collecting costumes’ spoke vividly of her visits to south-west China and the culture and life-style of the Miao and other peoples of that area.

Areley Kings Players

2:26pm Friday 21st February 2014

The Players present Ali Baba and the 40-ish Thieves.

Areley Kings PACT

11:00am Friday 7th February 2014

A meeting was held at St Bartholomew’s School on January 24 attended by residents from Areley Kings together with local Councillors and PC Jon Harris from the Safer Neighbourhood Policing Team.

Areley King Wives

9:35am Thursday 6th February 2014

The Wives met on January 9 for a presentation by Melvyn Thompson on the Kidderminster to Stourport Tramway Company 1898- 1929.

Areley Kings WI

9:25am Thursday 23rd January 2014

The first meeting of 2014 was well attended with president Patsy Anderson welcoming visitors and prospective members. Patsy announced that the village hall has been booked for June 4, 2015, the day of the National Centenary Annual General Meeting at the Albert Hall. Through the newly installed media system the village hall will be linked directly to the Albert Hall in London for members to participate in this important meeting.

Areley KIngs Players

8:00am Friday 17th January 2014

The Players present Ali Baba and the 40-ish Thieves.

Areley Kings WI

9:32am Thursday 19th December 2013

The president Patsy Anderson opened the meeting on a sad note.

Areley Kings Wives

4:00pm Thursday 5th December 2013

Members were given a cookery demonstration and ideas for Christmas dishes with ‘Our Lizzy’ at the November meeting.

Areley Kings PACT

3:21pm Thursday 5th December 2013

Flooding, missing road signs and overgrown vegetations were among the issues discussed at the meeting in the newly-refurbished Walshes Community Centre.

Areley Kings Christmas Event

3:21pm Thursday 5th December 2013

Santa will come to Londis at Areley Kings on Wednesday, December 11 at 6.30pm.

Areley Kings youngsters prove they have talent

Kidderminster Shuttle: First prize: Dancer Alicia Hill collects her prize from Jim Perry.

6:10am Saturday 23rd November 2013

YOUNG singers, dancers and musicians proved they had talent at a competition at Areley Kings Village Hall.

St Batholomew's Church

12:00pm Friday 22nd November 2013

A Christmas market in aid of the church will be held at Areley Kings Village Hall on Saturday, November 23, starting at 10.30am.

Areley Kings WI

11:00am Friday 22nd November 2013

President Cherry Greaves welcomed Doreen Jeeves, a federation vice-chairman, to the November meeting.

Friends of Areley Kings Village Hall

2:46pm Thursday 21st November 2013

A coffee morning will be held at the village hall on Wednesday, November 27 at 10am.

Areley Kings Wives

9:23am Thursday 14th November 2013

‘Our Lizzie’ will provide a cookery demonstration at the meeting in the village hall tonight at 8pm.

Areley Kings Wives

11:00am Friday 8th November 2013

Eugene and Margaret Schellenberg gave a presentation on the Ifakara Bakery Project and Free Bread Funds, Tanzania, at the October meeting.

Areley Kings WI

10:48am Thursday 7th November 2013

The Annual General Meeting will be held on Monday, November 11 at 7.30pm at the village hall, Areley Kings.

Areley Kings Village Hall

10:45am Thursday 7th November 2013

A craft fair will be held at the village hall on Saturday, November 9 from 10am to 3.30pm.

St Bartholomew's Church

10:00am Friday 25th October 2013

Kidderminster Male Voice Choir and guest soloist Jennifer Newton will be appearing at the church on Saturday, October 26, at 7.30pm.

Areley Kings Village Hall

9:48am Thursday 17th October 2013

A coffee morning will be held at the Village Hall at 10am on Wednesday, October 23.

Areley Kings Wives

9:15am Thursday 3rd October 2013

Members and guests attended Tom Speake’s entertaining Next One Fashion Show in the village hall in September.

Areley Kings Friendship Club

2:27pm Thursday 26th September 2013

The club will be holding their first AGM on Monday, September 2 at 2pm, prior to the club meeting.

Friends of the Village Hall

2:00pm Saturday 21st September 2013

A coffee morning for Macmillan Cancer Support will be held on Wednesday , September 25 at 10am at the Village Hall.

Areley Kings WI

4:18pm Thursday 19th September 2013

Eight members demonstrated their various skills which greatly interested and inspired their fellow members at the September meeting.

Areley Kings Wives

11:00am Friday 6th September 2013

The August meeting took place with a Foot Rally around Stourport culminating with supper at The Holly Bush.

Areley Kings WI

9:41am Thursday 5th September 2013

Members will be holding a demonstration of their various skills at the meeting on Monday, September 9.

Areley Kings Friendship Club

9:49am Friday 30th August 2013

The club will be holding their first AGM on Monday, September 2 at 2pm, prior to the club meeting.

Areley Kings Village Hall

9:18am Thursday 22nd August 2013

A coffee morning will take place at the village hall on Wednesday, August 28 at 10am.

Areley Kings Friendship Club

9:51am Thursday 15th August 2013

The club will be holding their first AGM on Monday September 2 at 2pm, prior to the club meeting.

Areley Kings WI

10:00am Friday 9th August 2013

A ‘Coronation Celebration’ will be held at Laurie Parfitt’s home in Burlish Close on Monday, August 12.

Areley Kings Wives

10:03am Thursday 1st August 2013

Members had an evening out at Meadow Farm Garden and Nursery, Feckenham.

Areley Kings WI

2:45pm Thursday 18th July 2013

On a very hot summer’s evening, members sat back, relaxed and enjoyed John Hackett’s light-hearted talk on ‘The perils and pitfalls of an amateur actor’.

Areley Kings Wives

11:27am Thursday 11th July 2013

Members enjoyed an evening outing in June to Monkland Cheese, near Leominster, with a supper of cheese salad and refreshments.

Areley Kings WI

9:50am Thursday 4th July 2013

John Hackett will be talking about ‘The perils and pitfalls of an amateur actor’ at the meeting on Monday, July 8.

Areley Kings Beavers learn about canal safety in Stourport

Kidderminster Shuttle: Keep SAFE: The Areley Kings Beavers learnt about the Stourport Canal Basins.

7:40am Sunday 30th June 2013

MEMBERS of the Areley Kings Beavers have been discovering the history of canals at the Stourport Basins.

Areley Kings WI

3:13pm Thursday 20th June 2013

Friends and husbands joined members to listen to Wendy Hill’s excellent talk on Edward Elgar, illustrated with his music.

Third Areley Kings Brownies

11:00am Friday 14th June 2013

The group is holding a summer fete at Walshes Community Centre on Saturday from 3pm to 5pm.

Areley Kings Wives

9:58am Thursday 13th June 2013

The group enjoyed an informative evening when they visited the new Museum of Carpet in Kidderminster.

Third Areley Kings Brownies

10:00am Wednesday 12th June 2013

The group is holding a summer fete at Walshes Community Centre on Saturday, June 15 from 3pm to 5pm.

Areley Kings WI

10:08am Thursday 6th June 2013

Wendy Hill will discuss ‘Elgar’s Life and some of his Music’ at the meeting on Monday, June 10.

Wyre Forest MS Society raises more than £600

Kidderminster Shuttle: Happy anniversary: The Wyre Forest branch of the Multiple Sclerosis Society held a cake break day.

8:20am Sunday 26th May 2013

THE Wyre Forest branch of the Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Society celebrated its 60th anniversary by raising more than £600.

Areley Kings WI

9:43am Thursday 23rd May 2013

Concern over the decline of High Street shops and town centres will be the subject of the National WI Resolution for the AGM.

St Bartholomew's Church

9:36am Thursday 16th May 2013

A coffee morning will be held in Areley Kings Village Hall on Wednesday, May 22 at 10am.



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