Free festive fun on offer this Christmas

Free festive fun is on offer in Wychavon's town centres in the run-up to Christmas. Wychavon's Christmas roadshow will be visiting Chapman Court in Pershore on 4 December, Market Street in Evesham on 11 December and Droitwich High Street on 18 December. There will be Christmas music, giant games including Connect 4 and Jenga as well as the opportun...
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Regeneration plan for Evesham Public Hall still on the table

Wychavon has restated its commitment to regenerating Evesham Public Hall after an unsuccessful bid for government funding. The Government has confirmed Wychavon is not one of the areas chosen to receive money from the Levelling Up Fund. Wychavon had applied for £9million from the fund to pay for a package of transport improvements to help ease cong...
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Flushed with success at Loo of the Year awards

Wychavon has once again proven its toilets are far from bog standard after impressing judges in the annual Loo of the Year Awards. Six of Wychavon's toilets have been given the highest honour of the much sought-after diamond award. This is only given to toilets with the highest standard of cleaning and that provide specialist facilities for babies,...
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Another £1million available for community projects

Another £1million is being made available by Wychavon to support community projects that will have a lasting benefit for residents. Councillors have agreed to run a fourth and final round of the Community Legacy Grant scheme, with applications encouraged from areas yet to receive funding. Since launching in 2018, almost £3million has been...
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Free parking on offer as light switch on events return

Free parking will be on offer in Wychavon's car parks to support Christmas Lights switch on events across the district. The lights will be going on in Droitwich Spa, Evesham and Pershore on Saturday, 27 November 2021 with free parking on the day in all Wychavon pay and display car parks from 2pm. In Droitwich Spa there will be fairground and festiv...
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Wychavon retains Customer Service Excellence status

Wychavon has once again been recognised for its commitment to delivering excellent customer service. Following an assessment during October, Wychavon has been awarded Customer Service Excellence status. Wychavon's customer service processes and responses were scrutinised and assessed against 27 criteria. Wychavon was found to have met all of them a...
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Motorists asked to avoid parking on verges

Motorists are being asked not to park their cars on grass verges as it is making it difficult to keep them under control. Wychavon's contractor Smart Cut has been unable to carry out grass cutting in several areas because of the number of cars parked on roadside verges. The problem is particularly an issue on the Abbey Estate and the area...
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Take on the Intelligently Green Challenge

With the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Glasgow coming to an end this week, residents are being urged to play their part by pledging to make simple changes to their lifestyle. Wychavon is running its Intelligently Green Challenge to help people take simple steps to reduce the amount of climate changing greenhouse gases they put into th...
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Evesham toilets set to be revamped

Work starts next week on the refurbishment of Waterside toilets in Evesham. The block is being partially demolished and a new replacement floor fitted. It will then be rebuilt to modern standard with water saving and energy efficiency measures. This will include greywater harvesting tanks that capture and reuse water from sinks to flush the toilets...
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Dogs on leads plea as sheep return to Avon Meadows

Sheep have returned to Avon Meadows for the first time in three years. Traditionally sheep have been used each year as a natural way of promoting biodiversity on the site. But they were unable to do so in 2019 because of flooding and then it was decided not to use them on the meadows in 2020 because of the popularity of the site for exercise during...
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Funding boost to support skills and training

More than £283,000 has been given to Malvern Hills District and Wychavon District Councils to help people into work and create the skilled workforce businesses need to succeed. The money comes from the Government's Community Renewal Fund which supports projects trialling programmes and new approaches which will invest in skills, local businesses an...
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Free bike marking sessions

Cyclists can help protect their bikes from theft for free next week. Wychavon's community safety team will be carrying out a series of bike marking events across the district during half-term. Bikes are marked with a unique code using a special liquid. The number is then registered with the national BikeRegister database. A warning sticker is appli...
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By-elections for Evesham Town Council

Residents in parts of Evesham will go to the polls next week to choose who should represent them on the town council. By-elections are taking place in the Avon and Twyford Wards on Evesham Town Council on Thursday, 28 October 2021. There is one seat available in Avon Ward and two in Twyford Ward. People can cast their vote at the polling station at...
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Find out about new play area plan for Westlands

Residents in Westlands in Droitwich can vote for what they would like to see included in a new children's playground for the area while lending a hand sprucing up the current one. On Wednesday, 27 October Platform Housing staff will be joined by volunteers to help give the play equipment a new coat of paint and generally tidy up the area. They...
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Meet Your Council event in Norton and Whittington

Residents in Norton and Whittington have the opportunity to raise issues of local interest and concern as part of the latest Wychavon Meet Your Council event. Cllr Rob Adams, who represents the two parishes, will be touring the area to gather feedback from the community and talk about Wychavon's work. The Meet Your Council events are part of Wychav...
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Wychavon backs call for local energy revolution

Wychavon is backing moves to make it easier for communities to sell renewable energy to local people. Councillors agreed at a Council meeting on Wednesday (13 October) to officially support the Power for People campaign, behind the proposed Local Electricity Bill, which is currently making its way through Parliament. Wychavon will also be writing t...
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Investing to make sure no child misses breakfast

More than £20,000 has been invested by Wychavon in making sure children across the district have a proper breakfast to start the day. The funding is supporting 19 breakfast clubs in schools, as well as wraparound care, and is part of Wychavon's commitment to improving outcomes for the most disadvantaged children and their families. Several studies ...
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Vote for your favourite park following Green Flag success

Green Flags are proudly flying in Wychavon's parks after they were once again recognised for their quality. All five of Wychavon's popular parks - Abbey Park and Workman/Waterside Gardens in Evesham, Vines Park and Lido Park/St Peters Fields in Droitwich Spa, and Abbey Park in Pershore – have retained their Green Flag Award status after impressing ...
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Work begins on £2.5m sports hub in Droitwich

Work has started on the transformation of Droitwich's King George V Playing Fields into a multi-million-pound sports hub for the community. The project will include a new floodlit 3G artificial pitch, a floodlit stadia pitch, a new changing room block and new storage. As well as this, the existing changing rooms and pavilion will be refurbished, in...
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Annual Residents' Survey returns

Residents are being encouraged to share their views on a variety of different topics as part of Wychavon's Residents' Survey. The annual questionnaire, which will run from 5 September to 3 October, will give people across the district an opportunity to say what they think of their local area and services. This year, the survey includes questions on...
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