Cash boost to support rough sleepers

More than £440,000 has been given to councils across Worcestershire to continue supporting rough sleepers during the COVID-19 pandemic. The money comes from the Government's Next Steps Accommodation Programme, which is part of the national strategy to end rough sleeping for good. Funding will be used to continue providing B&B and hotel accommod...
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Is your business ready for the new NHS Covid-19 app?

From Thursday (24 September 2020) the NHS Covid-19 contract tracing app will be launched. This is part of the test and trace service and will be important in helping control the spread of coronavirus and protecting each other. All businesses in the following sectors must by law display a QR code poster from 24 September: Hospitality Leisure and tou...
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Wychavon flies the Pride flag

Wychavon District Council has flown the rainbow flag in celebration of Worcestershire Pride. Chairman Cllr Robert Raphael, and Leader Cllr Bradley Thomas raised the Pride flag outside the Civic Centre in Pershore on Friday afternoon to celebrate the festival over the weekend. The rainbow flag is a symbol for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgend...
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Cycle track officially opened

A new cycle track has been officially opened in Evesham's Charity Brook Park. Wychavon Chairman Robert Raphael cut the ribbon on the Pump Track on Saturday (September 5), as part of a short ceremony which also included a display of BMX skills from semi-pro riders. The track cost £37,500 and allows novice riders of any age to build confidence and sk...
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New community minibus service to launch thanks to council funding

A new community minibus service which will make regular trips to Worcestershire Parkway Railway Station is set to launch next week thanks to funding from Wychavon. Starting from 14 September 2020, the Norton Connector will initially run every two hours between 8.30am and 4.30pm from Monday to Friday. The 30 minute route will start from Worcestershi...
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Wychavon flies the flag for Merchant Navy Day

Wychavon District Council marked Merchant Navy Day today (Thursday) by raising the Red Ensign flag. The commemoration, which took place at the Civic Centre in Pershore, joined those around the UK in remembering all of the Merchant Navy sailors from Great Britain's proud naval past, and also to show support for today's British seafarers. At the cere...
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Free outdoor cinema in Wychavon this weekend

Free outdoor cinema events are taking place across Wychavon this weekend. Classic films are being show on a ten-metre inflatable screen on the following dates: Monsters Inc, Abbey Park, Pershore, 8pm on Friday, 4 September 2020 The Lion King, King George V Playing Fields, Droitwich Spa, 8pm, Saturday, 5 September The Greatest Showman, Corporation M...
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Appeal to find memorial tree donor

An appeal is being made to find the original donor of a tree planted in memory of a local teacher. The Horse Chestnut tree was planted in St Peter's Fields in Droitwich some years ago in tribute to a retired teacher called Jimmy James. Unfortunately, Wychavon has no more information about Jimmy or who donated the tree. The tree sadly has had to be ...
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Wychavon District Council to support community transport projects

Wychavon District Council is providing funding to support innovative and sustainable community transport projects across the district. Working in partnership with crowdfunding platform Spacehive, the council has launched the Crowdfund WYCHAVON: Ticket to Ride Fund which will support transport projects that are citizen-led and community-based. The c...
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More than 300 join fight against the litter louts

More than 300 residents and businesses have now signed up to Wychavon's Adopt a Street volunteer litter picking scheme to help take on the litter louts. Wychavon is now encouraging more people to sign up ahead of The Great British September Clean which takes place from 11 to 27 September. The national event, run by Keep Britain Tidy, replaces the u...
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Respect our parks plea following spate of vandalism and littering

Visitors to Wychavon's parks and green spaces are being urged to treat them with respect after a spate of vandalism and littering. Damage was caused to the recently laid turf on the site of the new pump track being installed at Charity Brook Park in Evesham. A group of youths gained access to the construction site and were reported to police for ge...
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Businesses urged not to miss out on coronavirus support funding

Up to 100 businesses could miss out on crucial coronavirus support funding with the deadline for registrations fast approaching. The Government has set a cut-off date of 28 August 2020 for businesses to register for grant support funding. The money was first allocated to councils in March 2020 to support small and medium-sized businesses, forced to...
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Businesses across Wychavon sign up for 'Eat Out to Help Out' scheme

More than 100 businesses across the Wychavon District have signed up to the 'Eat Out to Help Out' scheme. Residents and visitors will have the chance to save money when dining in pubs, cafes and restaurants signed up the Government scheme in Pershore, Droitwich and Evesham. The list includes such places as The Pickled Plum, The Gardeners Arms, Jell...
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Help get rough sleepers off the streets for good

Property and landowners are being urged to come forward to help Worcestershire's councils ensure homeless people and rough sleepers do not return to the streets, as lockdown restrictions are eased. During the height of the covid-19 pandemic, the county's six district, borough and city councils helped 137 people off the streets and into temporary ac...
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Wychavon elects new chairman

A new Chairman has been elected to Wychavon District Council. During an Annual Council Meeting on Wednesday (22 July), Cllr Robert Raphael was elected to take on the role. The councillor for the Evesham North ward will take over from Cllr Frances Smith, who has served for the past two years. Cllr Alex Sinton was also confirmed as the new Vice Chair...
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Crowdfunding scheme supporting community response to Covid-19

Residents are being urged to donate whatever they can to a range of community projects supporting the ongoing response to the Covid-19 crisis. Wychavon has launched Crowdfund WYCHAVON in partnership with crowdfunding platform Spacehive. It offers a way to raise funds rapidly by connecting people with local causes. Anyone can back a campaign with as...
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Ambitious plan to cut carbon emissions approved

Wychavon has pledged to put the environment at the heart of the district's covid-19 recovery, after approving ambitious plans to slash carbon emissions and grow the green economy A new Wychavon Intelligently Green Plan was approved by Council on Wednesday (22 July) and builds on Wychavon's strong track record on tackling climate change over more th...
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Covid-19 causes delay to SWDP Review

The completion of the review of the South Worcestershire Development Plan has been delayed due to the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic. It was hoped the document would be ready for public examination in early 2021. But lockdown restrictions have made it impossible to complete a number of technical assessments and evidence gathering needed to support...
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#EnjoyWychavonSafely this summer

Visitors and residents are being urged to #EnjoyWychavonSafely this summer while experiencing the sights and sounds of the district. Normally at this time of year Wychavon's festival season would be in full swing. Unfortunately, many of them have had to be cancelled or postponed because of the Covid-19 pandemic. People do not have to miss out compl...
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Funding boost as Droitwich Lido set to reopen

Wychavon has agreed a £55,000 funding boost for one of Droitwich's most popular visitor attractions to help it through the Covid-19 outbreak. Plans are being made to reopen Droitwich Lido from August 1, following the announcement by the Government that gyms, leisure centres and swimming pools could reopen again this month. Wychavon Leisure, which r...
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