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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Wychavon flies the Pride flag

Wychavon District Council has flown the rainbow flag in celebration of Worcestershire Pride. Chairman Cllr Robert Raphael, and Leader Cllr Bradley Thomas raised the Pride flag outside the Civic Centre in Pershore on Friday afternoon to celebrate the festival over the weekend. The rainbow flag is a symbol for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgend...
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Cycle track officially opened

A new cycle track has been officially opened in Evesham's Charity Brook Park. Wychavon Chairman Robert Raphael cut the ribbon on the Pump Track on Saturday (September 5), as part of a short ceremony which also included a display of BMX skills from semi-pro riders. The track cost £37,500 and allows novice riders of any age to build confidence and sk...
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New community minibus service to launch thanks to council funding

A new community minibus service which will make regular trips to Worcestershire Parkway Railway Station is set to launch next week thanks to funding from Wychavon. Starting from 14 September 2020, the Norton Connector will initially run every two hours between 8.30am and 4.30pm from Monday to Friday. The 30 minute route will start from Worcestershi...
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Wychavon flies the flag for Merchant Navy Day

Wychavon District Council marked Merchant Navy Day today (Thursday) by raising the Red Ensign flag. The commemoration, which took place at the Civic Centre in Pershore, joined those around the UK in remembering all of the Merchant Navy sailors from Great Britain's proud naval past, and also to show support for today's British seafarers. At the cere...
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Free outdoor cinema in Wychavon this weekend

Free outdoor cinema events are taking place across Wychavon this weekend. Classic films are being show on a ten-metre inflatable screen on the following dates: Monsters Inc, Abbey Park, Pershore, 8pm on Friday, 4 September 2020 The Lion King, King George V Playing Fields, Droitwich Spa, 8pm, Saturday, 5 September The Greatest Showman, Corporation M...
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Appeal to find memorial tree donor

An appeal is being made to find the original donor of a tree planted in memory of a local teacher. The Horse Chestnut tree was planted in St Peter's Fields in Droitwich some years ago in tribute to a retired teacher called Jimmy James. Unfortunately, Wychavon has no more information about Jimmy or who donated the tree. The tree sadly has had to be ...
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Wychavon District Council to support community transport projects

Wychavon District Council is providing funding to support innovative and sustainable community transport projects across the district. Working in partnership with crowdfunding platform Spacehive, the council has launched the Crowdfund WYCHAVON: Ticket to Ride Fund which will support transport projects that are citizen-led and community-based. The c...
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