Your views are vital to help us provide the best services possible. We carry our consultation on various topics throughout the year. You can find information on consultations we are currently running below. You can also sign up to our email consultation list and we will send you an invite when a consultation is launched.

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Have your say on a new political map for Wychavon

New boundaries are being proposed for council wards in Wychavon by the Local Government Boundary Commission.

Residents and local organisations are now being invited to say what they think about the proposals. A 10-week consultation has begun and will run until 21 March 2022.

The Commission is the independent body that draws these boundaries. It is reviewing Wychavon to make sure councillors will represent about the same number of electors, and that ward arrangements will help the council work effectively. 

There will be 1 to 3 councillors representing each ward. Each councillor will represent an average of 2,372 electors.

What is being proposed?

Changes put forward by the commission include:

  • Reducing the number of councillors from 45 to 43.
  • Cutting the number of wards from 32 to 26.
  • Making sure no ward is more than 10% away from the average number of electors (2,372). Currently there are 13 wards more than 10% away from the average and 3 wards are more than 20% away from the average.
  • The creation of a two-councillor Hartlebury & Dodderhill ward, to avoid splitting the village of Cutnall Green between wards.
  • Expansion of Harvington & Norton ward in order to ensure good electoral equality.
  • The Orchards area moving into an Evesham-based ward, at the suggestion of a local councillor.

The full details of the Local Government Boundary Commission's ward change proposals for Wychavon (opens in new window) can be found on their website. There is also an interactive map showing you which ward your area will fall into under the proposas.

How can I comment on the proposals?

To have your say all you need to do is tell the Local Government Boundary Commission what you think of the proposals and your reasons why. You are also welcome to put forward alternative proposals. 

You can let them know your views by:

  • Filling in the Wychavon ward change proposals online consultation form (opens new window)
  • By emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Or by writing to Review Officer (Wychavon), LGBCE, PO BOX 133, Blyth, NE24 9FE

The closing date for comments is 21 March 2022. 

Final recommendations will published on 5 July 2022. 

If Parliament approve the changes, they will be introduced for elections to Wychavon District Council in May 2023.

Consultation on Draft Hackney Carriage and Private Hire Licensing Policy

Wychavon District Council is responsible for issuing licences in respect of:

  • Vehicles used as hackney carriages (taxis)
  • Vehicles used as private hire vehicles
  • Drivers of hackney carriages and private hire vehicles
  • Operators of private hire vehicles

The overarching aim of the Council when carrying out these licensing functions, is to protect the public by ensuring vehicles are safe and fit for use and that drivers and operators are suitable people to undertake these roles.

In July 2020, with a view to better protecting children and vulnerable adults, the Department for Transport issued new statutory guidance to taxi and private hire licensing authorities called the “Statutory Taxi and Private Hire Standards.” 

The Statutory Standards document sets out a framework of policies that licensing authorities “must have regard to” when exercising their functions. These functions include developing, implementing and reviewing their taxi and private hire vehicle licensing regimes.

In response to the publication of the Statutory Standards, Wychavon District Council has started a review of their hackney carriage and private hire licensing policies and in doing this has had regard to the Statutory Standards.

As part of this review, the Council has produced a draft “Hackney Carriage and Private Hire Licensing Policy” which it now seeks to consult upon locally with all relevant stakeholders.

The Council is now undertaking consultation on the draft policy and invites you to comment.

This consultation will be open for responses until 28 January 2022.

Consultation on Draft Hackney Carriage and Private Hire Licensing Policy - Wychavon District Council

Residents' Survey 2021

Our Residents' Survey 2021 closed on 3 October 2021. We will release the results soon.

You can read the results of the  pdf 2020 residents' survey (opens in new window) (672 KB)  to find out what people told us.

 

Have your say on the Abbey Park barrier design

We are proposing to put a barrier in place around Abbey Park in Pershore. This will help protect the park from illegal and unauthorised encampments.

Putting any type of barrier around the park will alter its appearance and character. That is why we are holding a short public consultation on the proposed design to make sure we have public support. We would like you to give your feedback using the online consultation form.

This consultation has now closed. We will post the results soon.