Wychavon to tackle social mobility along with host of other exciting promises

Last night (22 February) Wychavon agreed to increase their share of the Council Tax by just 2% which is well below the £5 referendum level and helps Wychavon to secure services in the future. This equates to just £2.35 a year for a band D property. As part of meeting Executive Board presented and recommended the budget and annual promises under the priorities People, Place and Prosperity....
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Volunteers helping wildlife to flourish

Volunteers gathered at Droitwich Community Woods on Thursday 16 February to help plant a new hedge that will help wildlife flourish. Thanks to funding worth £1,000 that Wychavon District Council helped to secure through the Tesco Bags of Help fund, over the course of the day the volunteers from Worcestershire Wildlife Trust along with officers from Wychavon, planted over 800 young hedges...
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Chairman’s Community Recognition Awards

A group of volunteers from Norton, who have been praised for their ‘dedication, hard work and enthusiasm’, have been rewarded with the Wychavon Diamond Jubilee Community Recognition Award. Councillor Frances Smith, the Chairman of Wychavon District Council, presented the WW1 Norton Group with the trophy, which they will get to keep for 12 months, and a cheque for £200 at a recent ceremony...
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Neighbourhood Plans – referendum date

Wychavon District Council has announced that two parishes are set to become the first ones in the district to reach the referendum stage with their Neighbourhood Plans. The two parishes – Drakes Broughton and Wadborough with Pirton,  and North Claines – have submitted their Neighbourhood Plans to Wychavon after independent examiners recommended that they were both ready to go forward...
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Licensed to chill with Healthier Choices Food Award

Churchfields Barn Café near Droitwich Spa has become the latest food establishment in Wychavon to achieve the Healthier Choices Food Award – right after it was awarded a five star (top score) Food Standards Agency rating. The Healthier Choices Food Award scheme, which is run by Worcestershire Regulatory Services, is open only to those food establishments – like Churchfields Barn Café – that...
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Feel the beat at drumming workshops

Wychavon District Council is inviting families to feel the beat of African and Samba rhythms at a drumming and percussion workshop in Droitwich Spa after half-term. Thanks to the Council’s Taking Part programme, the percussion workshop will take place at Wands Children’s Centre on Wednesdays, with the first of six consecutive workshops being on Wednesday 1 March, from 3.30-4.15pm. The...
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Wychavon recommend 2% Council Tax increase and no cuts to services

Last night (8 February) Wychavon’s Executive Board agreed to recommend an increase on their share of the Council Tax bill of just 2%. The modest increase is the equivalent of just £2.35 a year for a band D property, which helps Wychavon to secure services in the future. Cllr. Linda Robinson, Leader of Wychavon, said: “We recognise that sharp increases in Council Tax can put pressures...
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Geothermal heat could support businesses

  A ground breaking and innovative study led by Wychavon has been published today. The study looks at heat use across Worcestershire and how various methods could be used to meet demand more sustainably. The study, funded by the Government’s Heat Network Delivery Unit and the Worcestershire Local Enterprise Partnership (WLEP), had a particular focus...
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More music workshops in Wychavon

The latest of Wychavon District Council’s musical performances for people living with dementia is just a week away. Ruby Swift will be running a fun and interactive singing workshop. In the workshop the participants will improvise, discover and reminisce through well-known world and contemporary songs. The performance, which is part of Wychavon District Council’s continuing series of...
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Droitwich brine could soon be used in food

Excitement is set to grip Spa residents and businesses this week as the culinary use of Droitwich brine is due to be discussed by Wychavon. Working with the Droitwich Brine Heritage Group, a number of local businesses, including Churchfield Farms, Ice Cream, Barn and Dairy have been identified who could use the historic brine water to create edible salt which could make Droitwich Spa’s...
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