A CONTRACTOR and design have been chosen for Eversley Park play area in Kings Worthy.

Work is set to begin in April and last around five weeks while Ava Recreation Ltd remove most of the existing equipment to make way for the new design.

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The bicycle roundabout, see-saw and all-ability swing will be maintained. New features include an adventure trail, a cantilever swing, spinning play items, a zip wire, hopscotch and a climbing unit for all. The parish council will give specific dates for the refurbishment nearer the time.

KINGS Worthy will be home to a monthly craft and makers market. More than 20 craft tables, including two ran by younger people, will be at the opening market on Sunday, March 19 from 10am-2pm at the Worthies Sport and Social Club.

Admission is free and visitors can take part in a raffle for a chance to win £25 to spend at the following sale in April. The market continues on April 16, May, 14 and June 11 before a break until September.

EASTON and Martyr Worthy’s Safari Supper will be back on Saturday, March 25. Participants travel to different homes for three separate courses meeting different people along the way before the grand finale at The Farmyard in Easton, hosted by Theo and Judith Mezger.

Most people, with the exception of first timers, are expected to host one course with entry costing £25 per head. At least £10 of which will be donated to Easton Village Hall and St Mary’s Church.

Hosts will be reimbursed £4 for starts, £5 for mains and £3 for desserts. Applications close on Saturday, March 18. To get involved contact Terry and Anna McGowan at aanamcgowan1@aol.com.

THE Royal Air Force (RAF) Equitation Championships are returning to Sparsholt Equine Centre in April.

For the second year running, Sparsholt will host the event which invites military horse riders from beginners to advanced levels to take part in classes.

Entries are open until Sunday, March 19. Classes include intro to advanced medium, clear round, 60cm to 110cm, LIHS qualifier, arena eventing, Loriners Cup – Dressage Leg and Jodie Smith dressage lessons. For more information go to myridinglife.com/myridinglife/Index.aspx.

LITTLETON and Harestock Parish Climate Change Initiative is hosting an event on heat loss in the home. On Tuesday, March 28 panellists will be on hand at Littleton Millennium Memorial Hall from 7.30pm to help residents improve the energy efficiency of their homes with practical and advice and DIY quick fixes.

There will also be a demonstration of the thermal imaging camera which is available to loan so to identify prime heat loss spots. Admission is free. For more information email clerk@lhpc.org.uk.

LITTLETON and Harestock Gardening Club is welcoming members and non-members to an evening talk - Flowers of Reserves and Roadsides on Wednesday, April 19 at 7.30pm in the Millennium Memorial Hall. Non-members can attend for a guest fee of £5, to be paid on the door. This will be refunded if visitors decide to join the club. Attendance must be pre-booked by calling Jackie on 01962 882343 before Saturday, April 15.