The W Factor returns

The wonder of the W Factor is back again for another year as Wychavon District Council searches for the most talented young people in the district. Open auditions are now just over one month away and will take place on the following dates: Tuesday 17 January 2017 at Droitwich Spa High School from 5.30pm; Wednesday 18 January at the De Montfort School in Evesham from 5.30pm; ...
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Have your say on planning for a healthier future in south Worcestershire

New guidelines on how housing and other developments can be designed to encourage healthier lifestyles have been released for south Worcestershire – and residents and developers are being urged to have their say on them. The guidelines cover issues like encouraging walking and cycling, ensuring land is available to grow food and encouraging the use of efficient and sustainable energy. ...
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Meet Your Council

Wychavon councillors for Broadway, Childswickham and Wickhamford will be making themselves available to meet and chat with business representatives and owners in their ward this week. The Meet Your Council event will take place on Friday 9 December and will begin at The Lygon Arms in Broadway, when Councillors Liz Eyre and Bradley Thomas will be available from 9-10.30am to meet and...
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No-smoking film competition

Wychavon District Council is encouraging young film makers from the district to enter a competition and create an advert that will stop their friends from smoking. The advert, which can be no more than two minutes long, is open to individual film makers or a group of creatives (a maximum of six people) aged 11-25, with these ages being split into three groups (age 11-14, age 15-18, and age...
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Timetable for Evesham Waitrose announced

Wychavon is pleased to announce the timetable of works that will bring a brand new Waitrose store to Evesham. The first phase of the project will see the old fire station demolished in January 2017 to allow groundworks to start. The Old Brewery car park will then close in April 2017, for further site preparation, with the store construction starting in early summer. The Old Brewery Car Park...
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Free parking for Christmas events

Free parking in Wychavon’s car parks will bring some Christmas cheer to shops and shoppers alike during the district’s big Christmas lights switch-on events, which are taking place in Droitwich, Evesham and Pershore this Saturday, 26 November.  Phil Merrick, Head of Community Services at Wychavon, said: “Supporting our towns at Christmas is really important. We have some fantastic...
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Councils call for potential traveller sites

Councils in south Worcestershire want to hear from anyone who knows of land that could be used to accommodate travellers and travelling showpeople. There is a Government requirement for councils to identify locations that can be used to provide residential pitches for travellers. The existence of official sites can also improve the chances of councils winning planning appeals over...
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More music workshops in Wychavon

Raucous folk music originating from Irish, English and Scottish musical roots will be coming to Pershore with a special music workshop for people living with dementia.   Family band The O’Farrells, who play a range of Celtic instruments, will invite those at the workshop to join in with the percussion instruments.   The performance, which is part of Wychavon District...
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Safe Place initiative comes to Droitwich

Droitwich Spa has become the first town in Wychavon to be part of the ‘Safe Place’ scheme.   The Safe Place scheme provides locations within the town that vulnerable people can go to should they need reassurance and support for a problem or a worry whilst out and about.   All Safe Place locations are identified by having a Safe Place sticker displayed. Locations have...
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Have your say on taxi licensing proposals

Wychavon District Council is consulting on proposals to amend its policies on the licensing of hackney carriages and private hire vehicles.  The first main proposal under consideration is to remove the upper age limit in respect of private hire vehicles that are constructed or adapted to carry a wheelchair user whilst they remain seated in their wheelchair. This proposal in being...
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