It’s beginning to look a lot like blossom time

  Blossom is poking its head out despite the chilly wet weather and the hedgerows in the Vale of Evesham are turning white with the arrival of the blackthorn blooms. Due to the weather however, the vibrant cherry plum is almost finished, but early plum and pear blossoms are starting to appear around the blossom trail, especially in The Lenches, with the main plum crops expected...
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Wychavon shortlisted for innovative efficiency award

Some of the most innovative projects in the public sector are to be showcased this month at the annual iESE Awards and Wychavon have joined the shortlist for the category ‘Transformation through support services.’  More than 30 projects - ranging from police and fire to local council services - will be highlighted for the way they are helping the public sector, despite cuts in funding,...
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Community Recognition Awards

At a glittering Community Recognition Awards evening held at Peopleton Village Hall on 16 March 2017, Wychavon District Council honoured its community heroes of 2016. Open to the whole community, the awards give those who have volunteered, coached or helped others in the district a chance to gain well deserved recognition for their efforts in helping to make Wychavon a better place to live...
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Residents reminded to register to vote

Residents in the Wychavon area are being reminded to ensure they are registered to vote ahead of the County Council elections on Thursday 4 May 2017. Anyone who wants to vote in the forthcoming County Council elections must be on the Register of Electors. The electoral register is maintained and published by Wychavon District Council. People that are already on the electoral register...
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Could you be a future councillor?

People interested in becoming a councillor are being invited to stand at upcoming elections. Vacant seats are available in the Evesham South ward of Wychavon District Council and on Evesham Town Council. If contested, the elections will take place on Thursday 4 May 2017 along with the scheduled Worcestershire County Council elections. Anyone interested in standing as a candidate for these...
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Public back Neighbourhood Plans after referendum

Residents in two parts of Wychavon have backed plans giving them more of a say in how their area is developed following an historic vote. People living in Drakes Broughton and Wadborough with Pirton and North Claines went to the polls on Thursday, 16 March 2017, to take part in a referendum on whether or not to approve their respective Neighbourhood Plans. They are the first two communities...
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Commonwealth flag flying high

The Commonwealth flag has been raised by Wychavon District Council as part of a ceremony of dedication to mark Commonwealth Day 2017. At 10am on Monday 13 March, as the flag was raised outside the Civic Centre in Pershore, it became one of more than 850 other Commonwealth flags being raised in the Commonwealth countries around the world. ...
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Extra funding for Droitwich tennis project

An additional £10,000 of funding has been promised to refurbish the Droitwich Lido tennis courts much to the delight of campaigners in the town. The funding comes from Wychavon District Council and is officially being announced today.  The pledge came this week and seeks to secure the long term future of the courts. Lynn Stevens, Senior Parks Officer at Wychavon said “The lido...
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Residents give Wychavon a spring clean

A total of 70 bags of rubbish have been plucked from the streets of Wychavon as part of a campaign to clean up the nation. The Great British Spring Clean took place between Friday to Sunday, March 3 to 5, and challenged communities to get out and about litter picking their area. It followed on from the successful ‘Clean for the Queen’ campaign which took place last year to mark Her...
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Neighbourhood Plans – referendum date

There is just over one week to go until Drakes Broughton and Wadborough with Pirton, and North Claines, hold their individual parish referendums on their Neighbourhood Plans. Wychavon District Council announced in February that the two parishes were set to become the first ones in the district to reach the referendum stage with their Neighbourhood Plans. The referendums will both be held...
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