Plum Festival wins for fourth time

Plum Festival wins for fourth time Organisers of the Pershore Plum Festival were celebrating yesterday (20 September) after they won a top tourism award for the fourth time running.   The awards run by the Herefordshire and Worcestershire Chamber of Commerce recognise excellence in the area. The extremely popular Plum Festival won the Visit Worcestershire Award for Excellence in...
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Car park improvements in Pershore

Improvements to the High Street car park in Pershore (next to Asda) will start on 26 September and will last approximately 6 weeks as Wychavon undertake resurfacing works. The improvements will see the car park completely resurfaced but in four phases to ensure the car park can remain operational during the work. Christine Baxter, Parking Services Manager at Wychavon said “We’re...
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The Royal Spice of life for Healthier Choices restaurant

The Royal Spice in Hartlebury has become the latest food establishment in Wychavon to achieve the Healthier Choices Food Award.   The Healthier Choices Food Award scheme, which is run by Worcestershire Regulatory Services, is open only to those eateries – like The Royal Spice – that have the highest possible five-star food hygiene rating.   The award recognises ...
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More music workshops in Wychavon

Music from the forties to modern day classics will be coming to Pershore with a special performance for people living with dementia. The performance, which is part of Wychavon District Council’s continuing series of music workshops, is taking place on Wednesday 21 September at the Number 8 Arts Centre in Pershore. It will start at 1.30pm and finish at approximately 3pm. Building on the...
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Rediscover what you can recycle

Wychavon District Council wants residents to rediscover what they can recycle during Recycle Week 2016.   As part of the wider Recycle Week campaign, which is organised by the Waste and Resources Action Programme (WRAP) and runs from 12-18 September, a number of ‘The Unusual Suspects’ have been lined up to highlight the household items that are slipping through the recycling net. ...
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Salt Day smashed it despite a soggy start

Droitwich residents and visitors to the town came out in their droves over the weekend despite the soggy start on the Saturday - for the eleventh year of salty celebrations.    The sunny weather on the Sunday certainly helped with the event running dangerously close to depleting its ice cream supplies, luckily there was enough to go round in the end.   The event...
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Local charities benefit from kind hearted staff

Wychavon has recently launched a volunteering scheme to help staff do something different for the benefit of local charities.   The scheme means staff can be released for one day a year and offer their time to charities like St Richard’s Hospice, Acorns, Roundabout, Caring Hands, Vale Wildlife Hospital and the Cats Protection League.   Vic Allison, Deputy Managing...
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Come on down for coffee…and cake

Wychavon District Council is inviting people to come on down for tea, coffee and cake to help raise money for Macmillan cancer support.   As part of the yearly Macmillan Coffee Morning, which this year is taking place on Friday 30 September at the Café @ Wychavon, which is in the Civic Centre in Pershore, staff at the Council will be asking for donations for the cakes they...
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Wychavon Ageing Well

Wychavon District Council is inviting people over the age of 55 to come along to one of two special events to find out how they can live their life well.   The Wychavon Ageing Well events are being held at Droitwich Spa Community Hall on 1 October and at Evesham Town Hall on 8 October.   Lots of organisations that run services for people aged 55 and over –...
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Pershore police move to Civic Centre

Pictured from left to right: PCSO Luke Bullock, PCSO Steve Tinkler, PS Sarah Kent, PC Paul Acaster and PC Sean Woods. Wychavon District Council is delighted to announce that the Pershore Town and Rural South and Rural North' Safer Neighbourhoods Team for the police have moved into two newly refurbished rooms in the Civic Centre in Pershore.   Wychavon took back the...
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