10 year flooding anniversary marked by Wychavon

Commemorating the 10 year anniversary of the 2007 floods – Wychavon officials visited a flood alleviation scheme that it supported in Pershore this week to remember the damage, but also the progress that has been made in the last decade. Cllr. Emma Stokes, Portfolio holder for environment and street scene, said: “Since the devastating floods of 2007, we have been working hard to ensure...
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Flag is flown for Armed Forces Day

Wychavon District Council has once again raised a flag to mark the start of a week of recognition leading up to Armed Forces Day. On Monday 19 June at 10.15am, the Chairman of Wychavon, Councillor Liz Eyre, hosted a flag raising ceremony at the Civic Centre in Pershore, to recognise the contribution made by all military communities past and present. Chairman and Councillor Liz Eyre...
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Business owner sent to prison for lying to the High Court

Wychavon District Council had court success last week against Mr Joseph Grantham Gilder, aged 40 of The Pippins, Back lane, Oddington Moreton in Marsh. Mr Gilder (the owner of ‘Joe Gilder’ a scrap metal merchants based in Bourton-on-the-Water) was found in contempt of court on 12 June 2017 at the High Court in Stoke on Trent and was subsequently sentenced to 28 days in prison for lying in...
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Business start-up event

  Wychavon District Council is inviting those with business brains and bright new ideas to come along to its business start-up event, which is now just over one week away. Taking place on 28 June at St Andrew’s Town Hotel in Droitwich Spa, the aim of the event is to stimulate and encourage individuals with a business idea and direct them to the new programmes available that...
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Garden waste flytipping on the up

Wychavon is warning against using rogue traders to remove garden waste as reports of flytipping for garden waste have substantially increased this week particularly around Stoulton Woodland. Sharon Caswell, Client Services Manager for Wychavon said “I’m livid that garden waste has been dumped at this beauty spot. This isn’t the first time this has happened and it took a really long time...
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True tales exhibition – ‘Moving in: Moving on’

Wychavon District Council is supporting a contemporary art installation based on the themes of new beginnings and journeys. The exhibition – called ‘Moving in: Moving on’ – will be on display at Evesham Library from 19 June to 8 July. It is part of the Evesham Festival of Words and is free for all to see. The exhibition has come about thanks to the True Tales project, which saw a series...
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True tales exhibition – ‘Moving in: Moving on’

Wychavon District Council is supporting a contemporary art installation based on the themes of new beginnings and journeys. The exhibition – called ‘Moving in: Moving on’ – will be on display at Evesham Library from 19 June to 8 July. It is part of the Evesham Festival of Words and is free for all to see. The exhibition has come about thanks to the True Tales project, which saw a series...
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Plum jobs up for grabs

Regal young ladies aged between 8 and 11 are being called upon to represent the award winning Pershore Plum Festival over the coming year. This year the Plum Princess and her attendants will be chosen at the popular Plum Blossom Sunday event on 2 July at The Angel Hotel - but the deadline for entries is fast approaching. The Plum Princess attends numerous events throughout the year...
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Funding available for enterprising new businesses

Wychavon District Council is to host a special clinic that will help businesses starting out and looking to grow find the funding they need to be successful. Taking place on Friday 23 June, from 9am until 5pm atthe Civic Centre, Pershore, the clinic aims to guide businesses through the process of applying for a Start-up and Early Stage Business Grant. The Enterprising Worcestershire...
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Asparagus eating competition more popular than ever

The ever popular Asparagus eating competition returned to this years’ AsparaFest (2-4 June), and this year was even more special as Vale of Evesham asparagus was recently awarded EU protected food name status. This puts Vale of Evesham asparagus on the same platform as food and drinks such as Champagne, Melton Mowbray Pork Pies and Cornish Pasties, to name a few. Asparagus lovers (and...
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