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News in Brief

Evesham Editorial 31st Mar, 2019   0

MEMBERS of Worcestershire Hardy Plant Society will welcome two guest speakers to mark Hardy Plant Society Ambassadors Day.

The ‘Gardening in the 21st century’ event will be hekd at Pershore College from 10am to 4pm on Saturday, April 13.

Guest speakers Val Bourne and Matthew Wilson will take to the stage and plants will be on sale from Brockamin Plants, Cotswold Garden Flowers and Pershore College.

Visit for more.

HELEN Harding will be taking tea with members of Pershore’s Heritage and History Society for their April meeting.

The member of Discover History in Worcester will give a talk on the ‘History of Taking Tea’ at the society’s usual venue of Wulstan Hall on Priest Lane on Thursday (April 4) at 7.30pm.

Admission for non members is £2.50.

TOURISM chiefs have given the town’s Visit Evesham website a revamp to showcase the best of the town.

After the successful relaunch of the Evesham Town Guide last year, the site has been given a refresh and will promote what the town has to offer including its independent cafes, restauarants and bars, places to stay and the town’s range of festivals and events.

Visit the website at to see Whats On, where to visit and to submit events.

WEST Mercia Police have launched a recruitment drive for trainee detective constables.

The force is one of only eight forces nationwide taking part in the new national programme aimed at attracting talented and diverse graduates into detective roles.

It is working with Police Now, a charity set up by police officers to recruit graduates into policing, to run a new two year programme offering up to ten outstanding individuals from across the county the opportunity to train as detective constables.

This pioneering scheme is designed to alleviate the nationwide shortage of investigative officers, supporting frontline detectives to tackle some of the most harmful criminal activity across the force region.

For more information on the Police Now Detective Programme and to apply for West Mercia Police, go to

Applications close on April 30.

CHILDREN’s charity Barnardo’s has announced the theme of this year’s Big Toddle in June.

Thousands of under-fives took part in last year’s annual sponsored walks and raised more than £231,000 nationally to support vulnerable children and young people across the UK.

Big Toddle Week returns with an animal theme from June 24 to 30 and parents, carers, playgroups and nurseries are invited to arrange their own local events.

Anyone who registers before May 20 will receive a Big Toddle pack featuring a fund-raising guide, sponsorship forms, certificates, medals, stickers, posters and animal-themed learning resources.

Visit or call 0800 008 7005 for more.

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