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Clows Top & District Gardening Club

10:54am Friday 15th August 2014

At the June meeting a local gardener gave us a talk on his garden.

Clows Top & District Gardening Club

11:24am Thursday 17th July 2014

At the May meeting speaker, Vivienne McGee, gave a talk and power point presentation on ‘Hardy Plant Society’. The money from the plant and coffee morning goes towards the expenses/ prize money needed for the annual summer show in August.

Vicar retires after being in charge of six churches

Kidderminster Shuttle: RETIREMENT: Rev Stephen Owens, right, and his wife Lynne after his final service as vicar of the Wyre Forest West benefice.

6:10am Friday 4th July 2014

A VICAR who spent 15 years serving the Wyre Forest West group of parishes is retiring from his role.

Fun shopping day boosts awareness

Kidderminster Shuttle: FUNDRAISERS: Visitors and stalls at the event in Clows Top Village Hall raising money for Vasculitis UK.

6:30am Sunday 1st June 2014

A FUNDRAISING couple from Kidderminster raised more than £570 after hosting a shopping event in aid of Vasculitis – a disease that destroys blood vessels.

Trader charity event to raise money for disease

Kidderminster Shuttle: FUNDRAISER: Andy Greenow-Phillips outside Clows Top Victory Hall

5:50am Friday 23rd May 2014

A FUNDRAISING couple are hosting a shopping event to raise money and awareness for Vasculitis - a disease that destroys blood vessels.

Clows Top & District Gardening Club

10:58am Thursday 24th April 2014

May for many gardeners is one of the best months in the garden, with the freshness of spring and the promise of an even better summer full of colour.

Clows Top & District Gardening Club

11:28am Thursday 20th March 2014

At the February meeting speaker, Jill Guest, gave a talk and power point presentation on ‘Easy garden design’.

Clows Top Gardening Club

11:00am Sunday 23rd February 2014

March can be a tricky month weather wise, with sunshine one day, hard frost the next and often very windy.

'Black ice' warning to Wyre Forest drivers

Kidderminster Shuttle: Use of tasers by West Mercia Police falls

4:39pm Tuesday 14th January 2014

DRIVERS in Wyre Forest are being warned by police to take "extra care" on icy roads after several incidents were reported this morning.

Clows Top & District Gardening Club

9:52am Thursday 28th November 2013

There is no meeting in December and the first meeting for 2014 will be on Wednesday, January 22 when Rachael McDonough, will give a talk entitled ‘Cut Flowers’.

Clows Top & District Gardening Club

2:50pm Thursday 21st November 2013

Michael Darville, from Arley Arboretum, gave an interesting talk and slide show at the October meeting.

Clows Top woman has redundancy compensation claims rejected

6:40am Wednesday 30th October 2013

A MOTHER with low redundancy scores who was given the “red card” by a firm involved in insuring Football Association clubs while she was on extra time maternity leave has lost compensation claims for sex discrimination and unfair dismissal.

Clows Top Victory Hall

4:22pm Thursday 19th September 2013

Stockton and Pensax Churches will be holding a Christmas fair at the Victory Hall on Saturday, November 9.

Clows Top & District Gardening Club

9:21am Thursday 22nd August 2013

The Clows Top Summer Show will be held on Saturday.

Clows Top & District Gardening Club

9:54am Thursday 15th August 2013

The Clows Top Summer Show will be held on Saturday, August 24.

Clows Top & District Gardening Club

9:53am Thursday 25th July 2013

Bob Lawrence, from the West Midland Safari Park, gave an interesting talk and slide show on work done behind the scenes at the park.

Clows Top & District Gardening Club

2:55pm Thursday 18th July 2013

Sue Russell will give a talk entitled ‘Perfume in the Garden’ at the next meeting on Wednesday, July 24.

Clows Top Victory Hall

3:25pm Thursday 20th June 2013

A barn dance will be held in the hall on Friday, June 28, from 7.30pm.

Clows Top & District Gardening Club

9:59am Thursday 13th June 2013

The garden should now be looking its best.

Clows Top & District Gardening Club

9:46am Thursday 23rd May 2013

Rob Cole, from Meadow Farm Garden and Nursery at Feckenham, gave an entertaining demonstration on growing perennials from seed.

Clows Top & District Gardening Club

11:00am Saturday 18th May 2013

A plant sale and coffee morning will take place on Saturday at10am.

Clows Top & District Gardening Club

10:00am Saturday 27th April 2013

May for many gardeners is one of the best months in the garden, with the freshness of spring and the promise of an even better summer full of colour.

Clows Top & District Gardening Club

10:38am Thursday 4th April 2013

April is the most exciting month of the year because we are well and truly into spring.

Clows Top & District Gardening Club

9:52am Thursday 21st March 2013

The Spring Show and Quiz, with Derek Walker as the quiz master, will be held on Wednesday, March 27 The club meets on the fourth Wednesday in the calendar month at Clows Top Victory Hall. Doors open 7.45pm, for the speaker at 8pm.

Clows Top & District Gardening Club

3:11pm Thursday 17th January 2013

The first meeting of 2013 on Wednesday, January 23, will feature speaker Jill Guest and a talk entitled ‘Easy Garden Design’.

Clows Top company wins business in new market sector

7:20am Wednesday 19th December 2012

A CLOWS Top-based garden and landscape timber products specialist is making inroads into a new market sector.

Clows Top & District Gardening Club

11:00am Saturday 24th November 2012

Mike Jones gave a talk entitled ‘Mistletoe’ at the latest meeting. It included some excellent pictures explaining the facts, myths and legend associated with mistletoe. There are hundreds of species and the one growing in our country is the European variety. The evening was a great success with everyone thoroughly enjoying the talk.

Raising cash is just a toddle

Kidderminster Shuttle: It’s a toddle: Mums and toddlers from Clows Top who helped raise £800 with fun and games.

10:00am Friday 23rd November 2012

CLOWS Top Toddler Group raised £800 for Acorns Children’s Hospice and resources for its toddlers by hosting a family fun day. Hundreds of people attended to join in with the fun and games. The toddler group, run by local mums, presented a cheque for £400 to Acorns, a charity that improves the lives of terminally ill children and their families in Worcerstershire. The toddler group is held every Tuesday morning at Clows Top Victory Hall and would welcome new families. More details can be obtained from Vicky May on 07966 812122.

Clows Top & District Gardening Club

10:00am Monday 22nd October 2012

Pam Pittwood gave a talk entitled ‘Not All Leaves Are Green’ at the September meeting. The slide show had some excellent pictures showing a wide variety of plants, shrubs and flowers from her own garden in Clun.

Clows Top & District Gardening Club

11:29am Friday 21st September 2012

Julia Scott, from ‘The Walled Garden’ in Worcester, came to the rescue as speaker for the August meeting after the proposed guest was laid up with a bad back.

Clows Top firm earns garden centre deal

7:10am Tuesday 18th September 2012

CLOWS Top-based M&M Timber has supplied 350 merchandising units to a garden centre.

Clows Top and District Gardening Club

9:33am Thursday 16th August 2012

The Clow Top Show takes place on Saturday in Clows Top Victory Hall.

Clows Top & District Gardening Club

1:02pm Thursday 19th July 2012

The club marked the Diamond Jubilee by donating three trees and two troughs at the village hall.

Clows Top garden products company appoints new commercial director

Kidderminster Shuttle: ‘Seeking growth’: Andy Hodge, left, with Nigel Poyner.

7:40am Thursday 19th July 2012

CLOWS Top-based M&M Timber Limited, which supplies garden and landscape products, has appointed a new commercial director to help manage its development plans. Andy Hodge brings sales and marketing management experience to M&M Timber’s board, aiming to drive expansion of the business over the next decade. Over the past 10 years, considerable investment in plant and equipment has taken place at the 22-acre Clows Top manufacturing centre. Ranges of garden products and timber structures are now stocked in more than 350 independent garden centres and other outlets throughout the UK and sales of agricultural fencing, landscaping timbers and children’s play equipment are developing. “I welcome the opportunity to work alongside the M&M Timber senior management team and will be seeking further growth in existing and new market sectors,” said Mr Hodge. He has recently completed an MBA (Master of Business Administration) at Henley Business School and achieved a Timber Industry (TTJ) Excellence in Marketing Award. The company’s manufacturing centre is turning its attention to a new range of products, which will make their debut at the GLEE Show at the NEC in September.

Clows Top and District Gardening Club

9:30am Thursday 21st June 2012

Bill Auger, gave a talk on ‘Soft Fruits’ at the May meeting.

Clows Top and District Gardening Club

11:30am Saturday 19th May 2012

The club has organised a plant sale and coffee morning for Saturday at Clows Top Victory Hall.

Clows Top & District Gardening Club

9:00am Saturday 21st April 2012

This year’s Spring Show had a good quantity of entries in each class.

Clows Top and District Gardening Club

1:00pm Tuesday 27th March 2012

The club’s ‘Spring Show’ and quiz takes place on Wednesday, March 28.

Clows Top gypsy site 'thoughtless' says MP

7:00am Friday 3rd February 2012

WYRE Forest’s MP says the council’s “thoughtless move”

Clows Top firm to take on more than 20 extra seasonal staff

Kidderminster Shuttle: Wood works: M&M Timber’s Grow Your Own range on display at Webbs of Wychbold.

7:20am Tuesday 31st January 2012

CLOWS Top-based garden and landscape products manufacturer M&M Timber is looking to take on more than 20 extra seasonal staff to meet production demand.

Clows Top and District Gardening Club

1:00pm Saturday 21st January 2012

Speaker Brian Draper will give a talk entitled ‘Elgar’s Countryside’on Wednesday, January 25.

Clows Top and District Gardening Club

1:00pm Monday 21st November 2011

Wednesday, November 23, the AGM will be followed by ‘An Evening with Julian Newbold’, a professional gardener.

Clows Top company veteran recognised for service to village

Kidderminster Shuttle: Service recognised: George Poyner helps to plant the commemorative tree watched by his wife Elsie.

7:20am Sunday 30th October 2011

A MEMBER of a family dynasty involved with a Clows Top company has been recognised for his dedication to his local community.

Clows Top and District Gardening Club

10:00am Friday 14th October 2011

The club’s fundraising efforts meant they were able to present Maurice Evans with a cheque for £200 on behalf of the Air Ambulance at their latest meeting.

Christine and Neil Hamilton guest at Clows Top firm event

Kidderminster Shuttle: Star guests: From left, Neil Hamilton, George Poyner senior, Christine Hamilton,

7:20am Tuesday 20th September 2011

CELEBRITY couple Christine and Neil Hamilton were the special guests as a Clow’s Top company previewed new products.

Memories Are Made Of This!!!!

9:17am Friday 16th September 2011

The Oxleys Deep in the Worcestershire countryside…at the foot of Clows Top hill, Lies the house called the Oxleys…a once sweet antidote to life’s bitter pill.

Clows Top and District Gardening Club

4:11pm Wednesday 17th August 2011

Clows Top Show will take place on Saturday.

Production stepped up at Clow's Top sawmills

7:10am Monday 15th August 2011

A SALES boost has prompted a timber products firm to step up production at its Clow’s Top sawmills.

Clows Top and District Gardening Club

8:30am Monday 25th July 2011

Speaker Roger Umpelby, will give a talk on ‘Friends and Foes in the Garden’ on Wednesday, July 27.

Clows Top and District Gardening Club

10:00am Thursday 23rd June 2011

Speaker Mark Zenick, from New Hope Gardens, gave a talk and presentation on ‘Day Lilies’ at the May meeting.



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