A FREE service aimed at helping community groups organise events has been announced by Wyre Forest District Council.

Loans of equipment such as display boards and bunting as well as advice on venues, advertising and fund-raising are on offer to groups planning an event for the first time.

The service is designed to benefit local groups with little or no money.

It has been arranged by the cultural, leisure and commercial services department, which can produce some promotional material to advertise events. More information will be on display at Kidderminster Library for two weeks from Monday or is available by calling 01562 732980.