Wychavon inspired poem wows council

A Wychavon resident inspired by the recent Halifax Quality of Life ranking has written a poem about villages, towns and businesses in the area.  The survey saw the Wychavon district ranked as the second best rural place to live in the U.K. and the council takes a level of credit from the result - largely around leisure provision, economic support and investment in arts and...
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Worcester to host the OVO Energy Tour of Britain this September

The city of Worcester will host the start of the final stage of the OVO Energy Tour of Britain this September, as the race finishes outside London for the first time in five years. Stage Eight of Britain’s premier road cycling event on Sunday 10 September will start from the centre of Worcester, heading through Worcestershire to finish in Cardiff.  The route through Worcestershire...
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Bite back against loan sharks!

The England Illegal Money Lending Team (IMLT), Worcestershire County Council (Public Health), Fortis Living and Wychavon District Council are working to tackle loan sharks in Westlands, Droitwich with a week long campaign of activity from 8 – 12 May 2017.   The campaign has come about as partners are concerned that vulnerable members of the community are at risk of falling victim of a...
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Posters aim to reduce dog attacks

Another attack on livestock has occurred this week at Cllr. Rob Adam’s farm. As such Wychavon have launched a new poster campaign to encourage dog owners to keep their dogs on leads especially during the lambing season. Emma Wild, Marketing and Communications Manager said “We were horrified when we heard about the attacks at Cllr. Adam’s farm. We wanted to do something positive to support...
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£50,000 boost to Get Wychavon Active

Wychavon District Council’s programme to get people to exercise and develop a sporting habit for life has been extended until March 2018. The Get Wychavon Active programme has been so successful over the past four years that more than 19,000 people have taken part in a variety of sporting activities ranging from bhangra dancing and dragon boating to sailing and indoor bowls. There have...
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Hampton Flower Show logo winner

Wychavon councillor for Great Hampton, Ged Bearcroft, was on hand at St Andrew’s CE Primary School in Hampton on 31 March to present a gift token to talented year one pupil, Erin Lilley (aged 5). Pupils at the school had been challenged by Councillor Bearcroft to design a logo that could be used on promotional material for this year’s Hampton Flower Show, which is taking place on 30...
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Important news relating to Community Infrastructure Levy

Following a public hearing held on 29 November 2016  the South Worcestershire Councils (SWC) received on 27 January 2017 the final report on the proposed   Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) Charging Schedules, from examiner Mr Roger Clews of The Planning Inspectorate. The report concluded that, subject to his recommended modifications, the CIL Charging Schedules for Malvern...
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Suitcase Stories to be told

  Wychavon District Council has given its support to a countywide project to help people with dementia. Suitcase Stories is a project being run by Museums Worcestershire that has enabled adults living with dementia and their carers to relive memories from the 1940s, 1950s and 1960s using the art of storytelling and reminiscence.     Through special...
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Community Housing Fund

A new annual fund promises to provide for more affordable housing to meet local needs through a community led approach In the 2016 annual budget it was announced that a £60 million fund was being created to support community-led housing developments. We have been allocated funding to do just that. The fund will enable local community groups to help deliver affordable housing of on sites...
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True Tales

Wychavon District Council is supporting a new art project that is looking to capture and explore the stories of people from Eastern Europe who have come to live in Evesham and the surrounding area. Arts Uplift, a community interest company specialising in arts, health and heritage, is looking to talk to people around the theme ‘New Beginnings and Journeys’ and is hoping to hear from people...
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