Donate to make new bus service a reality

A new bookable bus service, which would better connect residents in and around Pershore, could become a reality with financial support from the public. The northern village connector is the brainchild of Bishampton and Throckmorton Parish Council. The service would run through Pershore and stop at nine villages to the north of the town. Project org...

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Meet your councillor – Cllr Margaret Rowley

Residents in Bowbrook Ward can raise any issues or concerns at Wychavon's next Meet Your Council event. Cllr Margaret Rowley is holding a series of drop-in sessions on 7 December, 2022. It's a chance for residents to find out more about Wychavon's work and seek help with issues affecting them. The sessions are being held at the following times and ...

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Free parking across Wychavon

Free parking will be available in Wychavon in the run-up to Christmas. Wychavon will be running this special offer in their Long and Short Stay car parks for shoppers to park for free to help bring footfall back to the high street on the following days in the following areas, from 12 pm (noon) - 6 pm: Saturday 26 November: Droitwich Spa Evesham Sat...

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A Free Christmas Adventure comes to Wychavon towns

Visitors can take part in a free festive adventure with the launch of Wychavon's augmented reality trail. Wychavon has teamed up with High Street Safari to run the 'Hunt for the Lost Toys' trail in Droitwich Spa, Evesham and Pershore from Monday 21 November to early January. Players will be guided on their trip by The Luminauts, a team of superhero...

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Have your say on sites for Travellers and Travelling Show People in South Worcestershire

The South Worcestershire Councils are inviting comments on the provision of sites for Travellers and Travelling Showpeople. The three councils have prepared a Development Plan Document which includes information on the accommodation needs of Travellers and Travelling Showpeople across South Worcestershire and includes policies which seek to ensure ...

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Consultation starts on SWDP Review

A six-week public consultation has started on a key planning document that will shape the future development of South Worcestershire. The revised South Worcestershire Development plan allocates land for 13,240 additional new homes and 290.7 hectares of employment land to be delivered by 2041. This will help meet the Government requirement to alloca...

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Customer Service Excellence for Wychavon

Wychavon has once again been recognised for its commitment to delivering excellent customer service for the twelfth year in a row. Following a thorough assessment, Wychavon has been awarded Customer Service Excellence status. This includes achieving 12 Compliance Plus levels which is our highest standard to date. Wychavon's corporate commitment to ...

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Major discovery unearthed near Evesham

A major discovery that could be nationally significant has been unearthed under a field near Evesham. The find was made after a resident contacted Wychavon's archaeology advisor Aidan Smyth to tell him workmen had dug up what appeared to be a Roman road. After reviewing the photos of the site, Aidan identified it as a possible Roman ford. Excavatio...

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Work finishes on £2 million cycle hub

Construction of a new £2 million cycling hub in Evesham has been completed. Evesham Velo Park, based on the site of Evesham United FC, includes a 1km closed road circuit, a pump track, an all-ability circuit aimed at supporting cycling for disabled riders, and a cyclo-cross course with unique mogul area. There is also a learn to ride track, which i...

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Charlton celebrates community hall revamp

 A village hall has been given a major revamp thanks to funding from Wychavon. Joseph Baker Workman, the charitable trust which runs The Old Schoolroom in Charlton, received more than £113,300 from Wychavon's Community Legacy Grant scheme. The funding was used to add a new extension and improve access to the building. A new, larger kitchen wit...

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Rooted In Success

More than 1,000 bedding plants have been given away to residents as part of a new waste-reduction scheme from Wychavon. Around 150 people turned up to bag themselves a freebie at the beginning of October. The perennial bedding plants were taken from Lido Park in Droitwich Spa, Abbey Park in Evesham and Abbey Park in Pershore, and offered on a first...

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Waterside toilets open in Evesham

Spending a penny in Evesham no longer has to cost the planet with the opening of the town's new Waterside toilets. The toilets have been rebuilt on the site of the old block and feature a host of water saving and energy efficiency measures, making them the greenest of Wychavon's loos. Rainwater harvesting tanks will supply the toilets and urin...

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Wychavon residents urged to have their say

Residents are being asked to set out their priorities as part of Wychavon's annual residents' survey. The survey will only take 10 to 15 minutes to complete and feedback will be used by councillors to influence the projects Wychavon focuses time and money on over the next 12 months. Residents will also be asked to give their views on how satisfied ...

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Design code to give residents greater say on how their community is developed

Residents will have the chance to influence how their towns, villages and streets are developed with the creation of a new design code to guide how buildings and streets look and function. Wychavon has joined forces with Create Streets to come up with the design code which will be a first for the district. Create Streets is a social enterprise with...

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New housing proposal near Tiddesley Wood

A new proposal for housing development near Tiddesley Wood in Pershore has been put forward by planners. Towards the end of 2019 the three South Worcestershire Councils – Worcester City, Malvern Hills District and Wychavon District – held a Preferred Options Consultation. This set out the initial housing allocations to be included in the revie...

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Work starts on Evesham’s new water play area

Work has started on a new £330,000 water play area in Evesham's Abbey Park. The water play will include hydro blast jets, a water spider, a spray cannon, an archway with jets and a water curtain. There will also be tipper buckets, an accessible wavy bridge and a new seating area amongst other things.Work started earlier this month (September) and i...

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Councillors to consider bold plan for South Worcestershire’s future

 A key planning document that will shape the way South Worcestershire develops over the next 20 years is set to be considered by councillors. The Review of the existing South Worcestershire Development Plan (SWDP) sets out Worcester City, Malvern Hills District and Wychavon District Councils' vision for the area up to 2041. It includes a gover...

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New King is proclaimed in Wychavon

Dignitaries and the public gathered outside the Civic Centre in Pershore on Sunday (11 September) to hear King Charles III officially proclaimed King in Wychavon. Nicholas Wentworth Stanley, Deputy Lieutenant representing the Lord-Lieutenant of Worcestershire, His Majesty's representative in the county, opened proceedings. He told the crowd: "We co...

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Books of condolence open to HM The Queen

Books of condolence have been opened across Wychavon for people wishing to pay tribute to HM The Queen following news of her death. The books of condolence will be available to sign during usual opening hours at the following locations: Pershore Town Hall, 34 High Street, Pershore, WR10 1DS Pershore Abbey, Abbey Park, Church Walk, Pershore WR10 1BL...

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Official opening for revamped Westlands play area

The play area on Westlands in Droitwich has been officially opened following a £45,000 revamp. Cllr George Duffy, Mayor of Droitwich and who represents Westlands on Wychavon District Council, had the honour of cutting the ribbon to celebrate the project's completion. Three new pieces of play equipment have been installed along with new safety surfa...

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