Free security advice on offer to businesses

Free advice is on offer to businesses to help protect their staff, premises and equipment at a special event later this month. A range of organisations will be attending the Protect Your Business, Protect Your Staff event which takes place on Thursday 28 November, from 4pm to 7pm at Sixways Stadium. Business owners will have the chance to find out more about a range of topics...
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Inspiring the district’s future workforce

Students from an Evesham school spent the day learning about possible future careers as part of a new scheme by Wychavon to inspire the district’s future workforce. Year 10 pupils from The De Montford School started their day with an overview of Wychavon’s strategy and values before touring the building to learn about each department. They also heard from different staff members about...
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Don’t lose your voice, register to vote

Residents do not have long to ensure they are registered to vote or apply for a postal vote in the upcoming General Election. The deadline to register to vote is midnight on Tuesday, 26 November 2019. Anyone who has not applied by that date will lose their right to have their say in who becomes the next MP for Mid Worcestershire, when the nation goes to the polls on Thursday, 12 December...
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Pershore turns purple for polio

Up to 4,000 purple crocuses are set to be planted in Pershore’s Abbey Park to mark World Polio Day. Wychavon’s contractors, Continintal Landscapes, are joining forces with the Rotary Club of Pershore to plant the bulbs in support of the fight against polio. Rotary Clubs across Great Britain have been working with the Royal Horticultural Society to help plant millions of purple...
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Consultation starts on SWDP sites

Residents and businesses are being urged to have their say on plans for new housing, employment and retail sites across South Worcestershire. A six week public consultation begins today (Monday, 4 November) on proposals outlined in the Preferred Options document, as part of the next stage of the review of the South Worcestershire Development Plan (SWDP). The document sets out...
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Search begins for talented youngsters with the W Factor

The W Factor is back again for another year and Wychavon District Council is searching for the most talented young people in the district. Open auditions are set to take place on the following dates: Tuesday 19 November at Droitwich Spa High School from 5.30pm. Wednesday 20 November at The De Montfort School in Evesham from 5.30pm. Thursday 21 November at the...
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Are you recycling the right thing?

Residents are being urged to ensure they put the right thing in the right bin to help reduce the amount of recycling which ends up being lost due to contamination. Every year, about ten per cent of the content of Wychavon’s green bins, has to be sent for incineration instead of being turned into new products. This is because it either contains too many non-recyclable items or...
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Joint effort cleans up Evesham eyesore

An Evesham eyesore has been cleaned up thanks to a joint effort between Wychavon officers, the community and the landowner. Evesham Anti-litter Group raised concerns about the state of a car park off Lower Leys in Bengeworth following a routine litter pick. A storage container on the site was in a state of disrepair, having been set fire to, while it was also attracting general...
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Dash cam footage used to fine litter lout

Dash cam footage has been used by Wychavon for the first time to crackdown on people throwing rubbish from their vehicles. Two pieces of cellophane cigarette wrapper were seen being tossed out of the passenger window of a car travelling along Saltway in Droitwich. The incident, which happened at the end of July, was witnessed by another driver who contacted Wychavon and offered...
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Proposed sites for new housing, employment and retail land revealed

A proposal to consult on plans to build three major new settlements across South Worcestershire, to meet future demand for new housing, is set to go before councillors. The Preferred Options document, produced as part of the review of the South Worcestershire Development Plan, sets out how a Government requirement to build another 14,000 new homes across Malvern Hills District,...
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