Watercolour artist Alan Reade of Claverley, near Bridgnorth, has produced two 2018 calendars of his work to raise funds for his favourite charities. The first is for All Saints Church in Claverley where Alan has been a bell-ringer for 48 years and tower captain since 1986. The second is for the Severn Valley Railway Charitable Trust of which Alan is a life member and patron. The calendars are £5 and can be bought from Rushmere Farm Shop, Claverley Post Office and Rudge Heath General Store, and the SVR calendars can be found at Bridgnorth, Highley and Kidderminster stations, or both from Smith York Fine Art Publications at the Fusion Building, Jackfield in the Ironbridge Gorge.
Beth Heath, owner of the award-winning events company Shropshire Festivals, has been appointed chairwoman of the Shropshire Business Board, taking over from Paul Bennett. Beth