Statement regarding Grace Cards and Books, Droitwich

Updated 24 November 2020 A spokesman for Wychavon District Council said: "Officers from Worcestershire Regulatory Services (WRS) and West Mercia Police have visited or contacted Grace's Cards and Books on several occasions to engage with the owners to encourage them to comply with the current Covid-19 regulations and avoid further action. Unfortuna...
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Ambitious plan for Evesham Public Hall

Evesham Public Hall could be transformed into a new arts and heritage centre under an exciting new £3.9million plan being considered by Wychavon District Council. The proposal, from Chase Commercial Ltd, is still in the early stages of development, but Wychavon's Executive Board has given the green light to exploring the project in more detail. The...
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Transport summit tackles traffic issues in Evesham

 An action plan is being drawn up to tackle traffic and congestion issues in and around Evesham. It follows a virtual transport summit called by Wychavon in response to concerns raised by residents and businesses about increasing issues travelling in and around the town. The summit brought together key players from a range of organisations inc...
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Leisure centre closure rumours are fake news

Pershore Leisure Centre will reopen its doors when coronavirus restrictions allow, Wychavon Leisure has confirmed. Rumours and speculation on social media have suggested Wychavon Leisure, which runs the King George's Way centre, are looking to close it permanently. This is not true, and Wychavon Leisure has now confirmed the centre will reopen eith...
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New grant scheme to help Wychavon schools provide meals

Wychavon District Council is helping local schools provide meals for children through a new grant scheme. The Breakfast Club Grant has been made available to schools within the district and offers up to £2,000 in funding to cover the period between now and the end of term. The grant, which will benefit anyone of school age, will support breakfast c...
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New social housing allocation scheme launches in South Worcestershire

 Wychavon, Worcester and Malvern Hills District Councils have joined forces to launch a new scheme to allocate social housing across the three districts. 'Housing for You' (www.housingforyou.co.uk) replaces Home Choice Plus, the current allocation system. The move will affect over 9,000 people in South Worcestershire who are cur...
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Free parking in Wychavon's car parks

Free parking is being reintroduced in Wychavon's car parks during lockdown and into the new year. From Thursday, 5 November 2020 until Sunday, 3 January 2021, there will be no charge for using any Wychavon District Council owned pay and display car park. The move will support residents who need to pick up essential items during the lockdo...
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Wychavon joins national fight against 'zombie batteries'

Wychavon residents are being urged to join the fight against 'zombie batteries' in a bid to tackle waste collection fires caused by carelessly discarded dead batteries. As part of the Take Charge campaign, Wychavon and its waste and recycling contractor FCC Environment, is reminding residents that batteries should never be put into their black or g...
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Sculpture in Pershore’s Abbey Park to be removed

A sculpture in Pershore's Abbey Park is set to be removed as it poses a danger to the public. The sculpture, which was created by Tom Harvey in 2007, is made out of a Beech Tree that had to be felled due to disease. The timber has now decayed to the extent it can't be preserved and sections are falling away. Wychavon has cleaned the sculpture and m...
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Wychavon provides funding to foodbanks and local organisations

Wychavon District Council is working together with local organisations and foodbanks to help feed those in crisis. Over the past few months, the council has provided more than£110,000 in funding to Droitwich, Evesham and Pershore Foodbanks and other voluntary organisations to support the vulnerable. This funding includes a Local Authority Emergency...
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Tree to be removed on safety grounds

A tree is being removed on safety grounds to prevent it toppling on to nearby homes in St Peter's Close in Evesham. The horse chestnut tree has been identified as suffering from excessive bleeding canker, that will eventually make it unsafe and cause it to fall over. Cankers are an infection of the bark of trees caused by various fungus. Symptoms i...
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Residents urged to remember the fallen from home

Residents are being urged to remember those who sacrificed their lives in two World Wars, and conflicts since, from the safety of their doorsteps. Coronavirus cases continue to rise across our district and restrictions to help stop the spread of the virus mean remembrance events will have to take place differently this year. Wychavon District Counc...
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Evesham councillors to answer questions at virtual event

A number of Evesham Ward councillors are set to come together for a virtual Meet Your Council session. Held from 6pm to 8pm on 29 October, residents will have the chance to take part in a question and answer session over Zoom. There will also be an opportunity to hear about what Wychavon District Council is doing to support residents and businesses...
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Trees to be removed in Droitwich

Work to remove five trees near to homes in Droitwich will take place next week. The Red Oak and Norway Maple trees have been causing ongoing issues for residents living nearby on Park Way for more than five years. The trees were planted in the wrong place originally. They are unsuitable for the location as they can grow to more than 25 metres in he...
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Council supports local community projects in their response to Covid-19

Wychavon District Council has provided funding to a number of community projects supporting the ongoing response to the Covid-19 crisis. In July, Crowdfund: WYCHAVON was launched in partnership with crowdfunding platform Spacehive. This offered a way to raise funds by connecting people with local causes. Wychavon made a pot of £25,000 available to ...
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Council supports local community projects in their response to Covid-19

Wychavon District Council has provided funding to a number of community projects supporting the ongoing response to the Covid-19 crisis. In July, Crowdfund: WYCHAVON was launched in partnership with crowdfunding platform Spacehive. This offered a way to raise funds by connecting people with local causes. Wychavon made a pot of £25,000 available to ...
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Protect your bike from thieves at free events

Residents will have the chance to keep their bikes safe from thieves at a series of bike marking events across Wychavon district. Organised by Wychavon District Council, bike marking is a method that consists of applying a unique identifiable number to the frame of the bike, which is then registered with the National Bike Register Database. This re...
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Last chance to have your say

Wychavon District Council is encouraging residents to take part in an annual survey before the deadline on Sunday. The Residents' Survey, which ends at midnight on Sunday 4 October, gives people the chance to say what they think of their local area and services. This year, the survey includes questions on how the Covid-19 pandemic has impacted resi...
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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 contact 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 tour...
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