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Areley Kings First

12:00pm Friday 24th October 2014

Resuming the fight against the Tesco Express appeal to build on the Squirrel Inn site.

Allotment group appeals for funding

Kidderminster Shuttle:

6:10am Wednesday 3rd September 2014

WORK to create an allotment area for disabled and elderly people in a Wyre Forest village has come to a standstill due to a lack of funding.

Performances to remember Areley Kings war heroes

Kidderminster Shuttle:

6:50am Saturday 30th August 2014

A WYRE Forest community will commemorate its role in the First World War in an interactive way.

Open conclusion in inquest of Stourport woman's death

Kidderminster Shuttle: A verdict of death by road traffic collision was reached at Salisbury Coroners' Court

4:52pm Thursday 21st August 2014

AN INQUEST held into the death of a Stourport woman has recorded an open conclusion.

Exhibition searching for names of First World War nurses

Kidderminster Shuttle:

6:40am Friday 1st August 2014

ORGANISERS of a First World War exhibition are searching for information on nurses who treated service personnel at Bleak House in Areley Kings from 1914 to 1918.

Areley Kings Wives

10:00am Thursday 31st July 2014

On July 10 members went by coach for a tour of the beautiful house and gardens of Arbury Hall in Nuneaton followed by refreshments.

Areley Kings WI

10:40am Friday 25th July 2014

June was a month for parties. Two well-loved members had tea parties; Muriel Farrer, who has moved to Cheshire and will be missed, and Margaret Shaddock who was 90.

Wyre Forest will not challenge plans for 62 homes just outside its border

Kidderminster Shuttle: ‘No need’: Alan Smith, left, and Jamie Shaw by the proposed housing site which they say should not be approved. Picture: PHIL LOACH. 091302L.

7:00am Thursday 3rd July 2014

A CONTROVERSIAL plan to build homes at Astley Cross, just beyond Wyre Forest's boundary, will not be challenged by the district's council, it has been announced.

Areley Kings pub site is marked as an asset of community value

Kidderminster Shuttle: FIGHTING ON: Andrew Booton with Areley Kings campaigners who have taken another step in its fight against Tesco opening a store at the Squirrel Pub site. Picture: Miriam Balfry. 261466ET

8:42am Thursday 26th June 2014

CAMPAIGNERS who successfully fought an application for Tesco to open a convenience store at an Areley Kings pub say they have "dealt the supermarket giant another blow" after the site was listed an asset of community value (ACV).

Objectors to Areley Kings Tesco store plans to hold meeting

Kidderminster Shuttle: Areley Kings residents plan to take on Tesco Express application

7:00am Sunday 22nd June 2014

CAMPAIGNERS who successfully fought a refused application for a Tesco Express in Areley Kings will hold a public meeting to discuss their next steps.

Areley Kings WI

10:05am Thursday 19th June 2014

A large gathering of members and friends attended the meeting to hear about the interesting lives of two members, Margaret Shaddock , “Shad”, and Mollie Long.

Join the festivities to mark 10 years of village hall fun

Kidderminster Shuttle: TEN YEARS ON: Areley Kings Village Hall as it stands today.

6:00am Thursday 19th June 2014

THE community of Areley Kings will be celebrating ten years since the opening of its village hall this weekend.

Areley Kings Village Hall

11:00am Sunday 8th June 2014

Areley Kings Village Hall is celebrating its 10th Anniversary on June 21 & 22.

Third Areley Kings Brownies

9:00am Saturday 7th June 2014

The group are holding a summer fare on June 14 at the Walshes Community Centre 2.30-4.30pm.

Areley Kings Wives

9:18am Friday 6th June 2014

The May meeting involved a trip to Worcester Guild Hall where a very entertaining evening was spent with guides, Paul and Helen, discovering its history.

Areley Kings WI

9:10am Friday 23rd May 2014

The National Federation Resolution on publicity and promotion of Organ Transplant Donation was explained to members by Margaret Cook, who will be theDelegate for Areley Kings and three other WIs at the Annual Meeting in Leeds on June 9.

'Fight goes on' for Areley Kings Tesco campaigners

7:00am Thursday 22nd May 2014

CAMPAIGNERS who successfully fought a refused application for Tesco to open a convenience store in Areley Kings say the "fight will go on" as bosses at the supermarket giants consider their options.

Deferred planning applications set to be addressed

Kidderminster Shuttle: District council could spend extra £125k

7:00am Monday 19th May 2014

PLANNING committee members will be back in Wyre Forest's council chamber to rule on applications delayed last month for site visits.

Scouts take part in First World War activities

Kidderminster Shuttle: ATTENTION: Re-enactor John Sewell tells Scouts about life as a soldier in the First World War.

7:40am Sunday 18th May 2014

SCOUTS, Cubs and Beavers in Areley Kings have been learning about life in the First World War to mark the centenary since it began.

Areley Kings to host blood donor sessions

6:10am Friday 16th May 2014

PEOPLE are being invited to give blood during donation sessions at Areley Kings Village Hall.

Youngsters in Areley Kings in Easter bonnet competition

Kidderminster Shuttle: EASTER CHEERS: From left, back, Ken and Lin Henderson and Robert Lloyd with, front, Chloe-Marie Talbot, Sophie-Leigh Smith and Chloe Blackmore sporting their Easter bonnets.

10:00am Saturday 26th April 2014

YOUNGSTERS in Areley Kings donned special Easter hats for a competition.

Areley Village Hall Trustees

1:00pm Thursday 24th April 2014

The Annual General Meeting is on April 28 at 7.30pm.

Areley Kings WI

10:56am Thursday 24th April 2014

Taking fingerprints was the order of the day for members at the April meeting, not for police purposes but for the village hall archives.

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.


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