22nd Feb, 2018

News in Brief

Worcester Editorial 10th Feb, 2018

MEMBERS of the Swan Theatre Amateur Company are on the lookout for garden gnomes for their forthcoming production of Alan Ayckbourn’s comedy Neighbourhhood Watch at the Swan Theatre from February 21 to 24.

The play is a dark, suburban comedy which follows the fortunes of a Neighbourhood Watch group set up to guard against trespassers and other undesirable elements appearing to threaten their quiet, gated community.

Monty, the garden gnome features in this well-intentioned scheme but even the best laid plans can end in acrimony as secrets are revealed and violence shatters their respectable lives.

Anyone willing to donate a gnome who has reached the end of its working life, they will be non-returnable, can call 07952 352060.

Tickets for the show are £12 and £11 for concessions from the Worcester Live Box Office on 01905 611427 or the Swan Theatre from 45 minutes before the start of each performance for that night’s performance, if still available.

YOUNG dancers across the county are being invited to work with a professional choreographer during a half-term event being held in Worcester

Dancers aged from 11 to 18-years-old can join Dancefest from February 19 to 21 to work with London-based choreographer, dancer and teacher, Daisy Farris to create a new dance piece to be performed as part of the group’s circuit performances in March

The sessions cost £30 for the three days and will be held at the Crow Studio, King’s School on February 19 and 20 and The Angel Centre on February 21.

Dancers need to be available for all three days, plus an extra rehearsal on Saturday, March 10 and on the performance evenings on March 20 in Worcester and March 21 in Hereford.

Visit www.dancefest.co.uk/youth-dance or call 01905 611199 for more

RESIDENTS can learn more about joining the police when an Emergency Services Careers Fair is held in Worcester.

The event, between 10am and 2pm at The Guildhall, High Street, Worcester, will be held on February 26.

Participants will be able to find out from West Mercia Police and Warwickshire Police about becoming a police officer, member of police staff or how to become involved in one of the force’s volunteering roles, such as special constable, police support volunteer or police cadet.

Other organisations which will have representatives at the event will include the Army, RAF, Royal Navy, MOD GCHQ, fire service, Mountain Rescue, Highway Rescue, AA, Coast Guards, Ministry of Justice, HM Prison and Probation.

And there will be Worcestershire County Council, Worcester City Council and more there.

COUNCIL chiefs are asking city residents to share their views on their sense of belonging and well-being in Worcester as part of an extensive consultation on Worcester’s communities.

Worcester City Council has launched the survey which will examine local peoples’ contact with family, friends and neighbours and assess the impact many individuals make by offering time and skills to improve their local community.

The broad-ranging survey aims to help strengthen local communities in the future by identifying areas where isolation and community cohesion are issues and identify any reasons why residents dont’ get involved with groups and activities which aim to improve their local area.

Visit oakhamwarp.dinksurveys.com/WCLS by the end of this month to take part.

A CHANCE to learn first aid for your dog is being offered at the St John’s campus of the University of Worcester.

The accredited course will be held on Saturday, February 17 from 10.30am to 3.30pm and costs £45 per learner.

Those who successfully complete the course will receive a certificate and CPD statement.

Visit pet-first-aid.com/course dates to book

WORCESTER business leaders are being invited to a free breakfast seminar to hear experts discuss how businesses can protect themselves and their clients against tough new data protection laws.

City recruitment firm Workforce Staffing is hosting the seminar to support local firms around the General Data Protection Rules, also known as GDPR, which relate to laws surrounding the storage of personal data.

The free event will take place at Worcester’s Sixways Stadium tomorrow and will start with breakfast and a networking session at 8:30am.

E-mail sclarkson@weareworkforce.co.uk or call 01527 509017 to book a place.

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