Palace appointment

A FORMER bricklaying world champion from Stockton Heath joined the celebrations at the Queen's garden party on May 28.

Ashley Terron, aged 22, who is currently working for building giants Redrow Homes, was invited to Buckingham Palace following his services to the trade so far.

He claimed gold against the best brickies from across the globe in July 2013 and has since had a string of achievements.

"It was a great opportunity for both my girlfriend, Jodie, and myself, to be invited to Buckingham Palace and it turned out to be a wonderful day at the party," said Mr Terron.

"We entered the palace through the main gates and walked through the courtyard and building itself to get to the garden where we later saw the Queen."

Pizza portrait

A PIZZA portrait of David Beckham has been produced to mark the launch of Morrisons' in-store service on Father's Day.

Children visiting the supermarket, on Greenalls Avenue, will get the chance to recreate their dads' face on a base from June 15 until June 21.

Morrisons has partnered with Welsh food artist Nathan Wyburn, aged 25, to create a gallery of the five famous fathers who topped the list of the nation's favourite dads following a social media poll.

Mr Beckham topped the list, singer-songwriter Tom Fletcher was second and Take That star Gary Barlow came third.

Talent judge Simon Cowell and singer Marvin Humes rounded off the top five.

A Morrisons spokesman said: "This is the very first time our customers have ever been able to create edible artwork at our Market Street counters.

"Everyone on the counter will be listening closely to customers to get each pizza looking just right.

"We're pleading with dads in the area to allow their family a little artistic licence."

Summer play

A SUMMER play scheme for primary school children will take place over two weeks at Cobbs Infant School in Appleton.

The scheme at the school, on Wood Lane, will run from July 20 to July 31, Monday to Friday, and costs £2 per child.

There is also a two-week play scheme at Appleton Parish Hall, on Dudlow Green Road, from August 3 to August 14, which will run Monday to Friday and again costs £2.

Appleton Parish Council is funding the play schemes.

Fundraising efforts

STOCKTON Heath wine retailer Corks Out has supported Warrington Youth Club (WYC) with a series of fundraising events.

Founder of the company Ruth Yates, who is set to open her sixth shop next month, encouraged her employees and customers at the London Road base to get involved in several charity activities, which have raised more than £1,500.

All money is going to WYC's Girls Group programme set up to support vulnerable girls and young women aged between 13 and 19.

The programme raises awareness of a range of issues that affect young people in their adolescent years and builds their resilience to help them become happier, healthier members of society.

Ruth said: "We know of the great work that WYC carries out and the opportunities it gives disadvantaged young people right here on our doorstep.

"It is not just a youth club in the traditional sense of the word, it inspires young people, who otherwise may lack the direction, motivation or ambition to move forward and seize opportunities."

Parish plans

APPLETON Parish Council will meet on Tuesday to discuss the latest concerns in the area and future plans on its agenda.

It will take place at the Parish Hall, on Dudlow Green Road, with residents welcome to attend.

The meeting will commence at 7.30pm. For further information call 268513.