Wychavon is known for its many outstanding features, such as the
best asparagus in the world, the orchards in spring bloom, and the
spa at Droitwich. These make it an extremely attractive place
to live and work, as well as popular with the many tourists who
visit the area each year.
Local Industry and Employment
The main local industries are growers and food distribution,
engineering and tourism together with major employers, household
company names, international companies and numerous diverse small
and medium sized employers.
On a loop of the Avon, Evesham is
a market town with a legacy of historic buildings, surrounded by
The Vale of Evesham, an area of outstanding natural beauty and
probably the most prolific horticultural region in the country.
Part of the 'black and white' country and a Spa town. The area is
mainly rural in character but has plenty of light industry which
provides for a wide employment base throughout the district. These
are mainly situated on five major industrial sites within the area,
two of which are operated by Wychavon.
Also on the Avon, Pershore retains all the atmosphere of a Georgian
market town, although it is in fact much older and is dominated by
the Abbey, all that remains of the large religious community
destroyed at the time of the Reformation. In addition to these
major towns the area has a wealth of outstanding villages, some 100
in total and rural areas, including the world famous Broadway. One
of the features of the area is the high number of listed
Communications and Transport
Wychavon is near to Worcester, Redditch, Bromsgrove, Cheltenham
and Stratford. Slightly further afield are Birmingham, Oxford
and Hereford. The M5 runs through the district, giving the
area superb links with the midlands motorway network (including the
M42,M40 and M6) as well as Southern England and Wales.
Education and Health
There is a community hospital at Evesham, a new Hospital (funded
by the District Council) at Pershore with the main hospital at
Worcester and a private hospital at Droitwich.
The district contains primary schools in towns and villages,
together with comprehensive schools - Droitwich High School,
Evesham High School, Prince Henry's High School in Evesham and
Pershore High School. There are also colleges of
horticulture, further and higher education. For younger children
there is an increasing range of provision, including the crèche at
the Civic Centre, which provides subsidised places for children of
Wychavon employees (subject to availability).
For more information about our district, see our main About Wychavon page.