So here we are - in the last month of summer. August is full of bright noons and light evenings and also a good time to spot a brown hare during an evening walk. Native to our countryside, they’re known to come out earlier in the late summer evenings and are often more visible in the freshly cut fields. The vision of this beautiful creature tearing through our open countryside is really quite arresting. Let’s hope we get to see one!
This month’s issue brings with it a couple of one off features going back in time. On page 8 we have a collage of fantastic retro images of the WI in Hagley. And on page 9 we bring you an article about our very own tennis champion from bygone years - Freda James.
Hagley Parish Council is on the lookout for an assistant to the Parish and Deputy clerks. Check out page 26 for more details of this vacancy along with their monthly report of what’s been happening in the Parish. Alongside this on page 27 we have Steve Colella’s usual reports from the Neighbourhood Watch and the Neighbourhood Plan - all definitely worth keeping abreast of.
For those of you who appreciate some fine art, we have had word through from local artist Suzanne Nicoll who will be opening up her studio to visitors. This is part of the annual Worcester Open Studios event. Located at 170 Worcester Road, Hagley, Suzanne’s studio will be open from 10am- 4pm August 25th-29th. Why not drop in and see what she’s been up to. Oh - and just quick reminder...... we at the Village News are still looking for more distributor’s so that we can continue getting our lovely monthly issues through your letterboxes. See our advert on page 6 if you fancy giving it a go!
Events in Hagley
Saturday 20 August
9.30 am TrainMaster Train Fun at Hagley Community Centre