Life chances to be discussed at special summit

A special summit to discuss how to help disadvantaged children and young people in Wychavon improve their life chances is to be held in the New Year. Wychavon District Council has decided to call the meeting to bring together a range of organisations to look at how to improve the social mobility of those less well off living in the area. It follows a report from the Social Mobility and...
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Christmas dates collections released

Last week Wychavon released their Christmas waste and recycling collection dates in the latest edition of their twice yearly Wychavon magazine. The magazine is also jam-packed with features on Droitwich Salt, Evesham’s investments, ‘The W Factor’ and contains a voucher for a free indoor climbing session, courtesy of Wychavon Leisure. There’s also a range of articles on business, arts,...
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Wychavon Wellbeing Week success

Photo: Councillor Gerry O’Donnell with the winner of the Wychavon Wellbeing Challenge prize draw.    Wychavon District Council’s Wellbeing Week has been hailed a success as it sought to raise awareness of the Five Ways to Wellbeing and promote good mental health. It was one of the Council’s promises to put on a week of activities that would appeal to people whatever...
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Express YourSELF

All young artists should be on alert, as the deadline for ‘Visualize’ – Wychavon District Council’s visual arts competition for 11-18 year olds – is just three weeks away. The theme for the competition is ‘Express YourSELF’, and the Council is asking young artists to consider how they would depict themselves through the visual arts. Entrants are permitted to create their work in a range...
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The W Factor returns

The wonder of the W Factor is back again for another year as Wychavon District Council searches for the most talented young people in the district. Open auditions are now just two months away and will take place on the following dates: Tuesday 16 January 2018 at Droitwich Spa High School from 5.30pm. Thursday 18 January at The De Montfort School in Evesham from 5.30pm. Tuesday...
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Free parking for Christmas events

Residents and visitors to Wychavon can benefit from free parking in various car parks, bringing some Christmas cheer to shops and shoppers alike as the district welcomes the start of the festive period. The three big Christmas lights switch-on events in Droitwich Spa, Evesham and Pershore are taking place on Saturday 25 November with all of the towns benefiting from free parking from 2pm,...
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Pair fined for dumping building waste

A former pub owner who illegally dumped her waste because she could not afford to have it properly collected has been ordered to pay more than £2,000 after being convicted of fly-tipping. Jalpa Patel, 35 and of Cranford Drive, Hayes,  pleaded guilty to fly-tipping and failing to dispose of waste correctly during a hearing at Worcester Magistrates’ Court on Thursday, 2 November. She was...
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Former pub owner fined for fly-tipping

A former pub owner who illegally dumped her waste because she could not afford to have it properly collected has been ordered to pay more than £2,000 after being convicted of fly-tipping. Jalpa Patel, 35 and of Cranford Drive, Hayes,  pleaded guilty to fly-tipping and failing to dispose of waste correctly during a hearing at Worcester Magistrates’ Court on Thursday, 2 November. She was...
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Play areas are winners in new investments

On 22 November Wychavon’s Executive Board will consider recommendations from the Localism and Community Funding Advisory Panel to invest £288,000 of developer contributions in exciting new rural projects in the Wychavon area. The recommendations are to allocate: £71,310 to enable Badsey Parish Council to build a new play facility on land at Badsey Recreation Club £8,000 to improve...
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Community Recognition Awards 2017

Wychavon District Council is looking for the community heroes of 2017 for its annual Community Recognition Awards. Open to the whole community, the awards give those who have volunteered, coached or helped others in the district a chance to gain well deserved recognition for their efforts in helping to make Wychavon a better place to live and work. Wychavon District Council’s Community...
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