Free parking to support effort to tackle coronavirus

Wychavon is allowing people to park for free in all of its car parks as part of a range of measures designed to support people through the coronavirus outbreak.The move has been introduced to help people while shopping for essentials and support volunteers caring for the vulnerable.Free parking was introduced last week for NHS, health and adult soc...
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Delivery controls relaxed to support fight against Coronavirus

 Planning restrictions associated with the movement of food and essential deliveries are being relaxed by Malvern Hills and Wychavon District councils, to support efforts to ensure people have access to the items they need during the Coronavirus outbreak.Controls are placed on some food suppliers, supermarkets, food retailers and distribution ...
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Wychavon Community Recognition Award winners announced

​Inspirational people from across Wychavon have been celebrated at this year's Community Recognition Awards.The annual ceremony, which was held on 5 March at Peopleton Village Hall, recognised 'community heroes' who, in 2019, have volunteered, coached or helped others and made the district a better place to live and work.Wychavon's judging panel re...
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Community heroes across Wychavon recognised at awards

People across Wychavon have been recognised for their selfless contribution to their community at the Diamond Jubilee Community Recognition Awards.The annual award ceremony, which was held at Wychavon Civic Centre in Pershore, saw Town and Parish Councils nominate one or more people who they think have made a real difference.This year, Wychavon Cha...
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Fight to improve housing standards hits the small screen

Wychavon's housing team has been featured on the small screen as part of a series highlighting the work done to protect people from living in unfit homes.Britain's Housing Scandal began airing on BBC One at the end of February. It shows presenter Matt Allwright working with teams from different councils to highlight the appalling conditions some pe...
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Flag flown to mark Commonwealth Day 2020

The Commonwealth flag has been raised by Wychavon District Council as part of a ceremony of dedication to mark Commonwealth Day 2020.This morning (Monday 9 March), as the flag was raised outside the Civic Centre in Pershore, it became one of more than 1,000 other Commonwealth flags being raised in the Commonwealth countries around the world.Commonw...
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Residents urged to bin their litter for charity

Litter bins in Evesham Town Centre have been turned into charity collection tins as part of the Bin It For Good scheme.More than 20 bins along the High Street and Bridge Street have been decorated with brightly coloured stickers that encourage people to put their litter in the bin, rather than drop it on the ground. The more people that do, the mor...
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Free advice available for landlords in Wychavon

Landlords are being given the opportunity to receive free advice on a range of topics relating to the private rented sector at a free forum.The annual Wychavon Landlord Forum will take place at the Civic Centre in Pershore from 6pm to 8pm on 24 March. This year's event will introduce landlords to some of the benefits that Wychmove, Wychavon Distric...
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Run, walk or hop the Pershore Plum Mile for charity

The Pershore Plum Mile is back and residents are being urged to get set and go running to raise funds for Sport Relief.Co-hosted by Wychavon District Council and Pershore Plum Plodders, the fourth Sport Relief Mile event will take place at Pershore's Abbey Park on Sunday 15 March. Participants can enter on the day and registration is from 9.30 unti...
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W-Factor 2020 winners revealed

Pershore's Number 8 Community Arts Centre was packed last week for the exciting finale of this year's W-Factor competition. The event, held on 10 February, saw young people from across Wychavon compete in front of family and friends for the accolade of being crowned a winner in one of the four categories.The compère on the night was Andrew Easton f...
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Flooding - major incident declared

Areas of Worcestershire continue to experience flooding with many roads closed across the county. Although in some areas river levels are dropping, they are set to rise again over the next few hours, peaking during the evening. A major incident has been declared.There are currently two severe flood warnings, meaning danger to life, for the Tenbury ...
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Event to offer information on changes in Droitwich South East

Droitwich South East residents are being encouraged to raise any concerns they may have at the next Communities and Agencies Together event.The event, which will cover the theme 'supporting an increased population', will be held from 7pm-9pm on Tuesday 25 February at Sacred Heart Parish Hall on Worcester Road.Residents will have the chance to hear ...
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Warning over Council Tax scam

Residents are being warned to be on their guard against scammers cold calling them with fake offers of a Council Tax rebate.Malvern Hills District, Worcester City and Wychavon councils have all received reports from residents who have been targeted in this way in recent days.The scammer claims to be from the finance department of the council and as...
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Bold plan unveiled as Council Tax frozen

 Tackling traffic congestion in Evesham, creating new sporting destinations and cutting household waste are among a host of new promises unveiled by Wychavon to further improve the district.Councillors also pledged to freeze Wychavon's share of the Council Tax bill for the third year in a row, as they approved the new Council Strategy at a mee...
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£150,000 for new electric vehicle chargers

The number of electric vehicle charging points in Wychavon's public car parks is set to soar thanks to a £150,000 investment.A total of 20 new 7Kw chargers are being installed as part of Wychavon's commitment to supporting the growth of the ultra low emission vehicle market, to help reduce the district's carbon footprint. Once work is completed at ...
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Motorists face £150 fine if they drop litter from their vehicle

Motorists are being warned to keep their rubbish to themselves or face a £150 fine as part of a crackdown on roadside littering.From Monday (3 February 2020) Wychavon's Civil Enforcement Officers will be able to issue Penalty Notices when they see rubbish being thrown out of vehicles. The owner of the vehicle will be issued a fine in the post.Failu...
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Up to £50,000 worth of grants on offer to support ‘creative communities’

Wychavon is offering up to £50,000 worth of grants to fund creative community projects across the district.Charities and voluntary groups are being encouraged to apply to the Wychavon Community Grants Scheme to fund new and innovative projects that will make a lasting difference and improve quality of life.With a focus on 'Creative Communities', Wy...
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Vote for the best breakfast in the Wychavon area

Whether it's a filling fry up, continental cuisine or fruit frenzy, people are being encouraged to nominate their favourite breakfast spot in Wychavon as part of a Facebook competition.Worcestershire's Vale & Spa is hosting the inaugural Favourite Breakfast Competition and is asking residents and visitors to take their pick from the district's ...
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Awards celebrate heroes in our community

Inspirational people from Wychavon who have gone above and beyond for their community will be celebrated at an awards ceremony.The annual Community Recognition Awards recognises 'community heroes' who, in 2019, have volunteered, coached or helped others and made the district a better place to live and work.Wychavon District Council's Community Deve...
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Wychavon’s toilets named the best in England

Wychavon officially boasts the best public toilets in England after scooping the title in the annual Loo of the Year Awards.As well as the national title, judges were particularly impressed with the loo in Church Close in Broadway, naming it the best public toilet in a car park. Three of Wychavon's toilets – Viaduct Meadow in Evesham, St Andrew's i...
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