Help us support rough sleepers this Christmas

Residents are being urged to help rough sleepers this Christmas by letting Wychavon's housing team know about people they see on the streets.  People can play their part this festive season by remembering to see, say, support. See – if you spot someone sleeping rough. Say – tell StreetLink what they look like and where they are online at www.s...
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Wychavon helping to feed those in need

Wychavon is working with schools and partner organisations to make sure families in need do not go hungry during the Christmas holidays. Almost £100,000 from the Government's Winter Covid-19 Grant has been made available to voluntary and charitable organisations working with those in need and will be distributed through Worcestershire Community Fou...
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Wychavon's toilets named best in the country

Wychavon officially boasts the best public toilets in the UK after scooping the overall national title at the annual Loo of the Year Awards for the first time. Officials from the Loo of the Year competition presented Wychavon with the 'golden seat' during a socially distanced ceremony at the Civic Centre on Thursday (10 December 2020). Judges were ...
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Wychavon confirms plans for Raven Hotel site

The historic Raven Hotel in Droitwich will be protected and secured for the future Wychavon can confirm. Pictures have been circulating on social media showing the building in a dilapidated condition, which has raised concerns about what is happening to the site. The site has been bought by new owners and Wychavon officers met with them recently to...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Respect our parks plea following spate of vandalism and littering

Visitors to Wychavon's parks and green spaces are being urged to treat them with respect after a spate of vandalism and littering. Damage was caused to the recently laid turf on the site of the new pump track being installed at Charity Brook Park in Evesham. A group of youths gained access to the construction site and were reported to police for ge...
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Businesses urged not to miss out on coronavirus support funding

Up to 100 businesses could miss out on crucial coronavirus support funding with the deadline for registrations fast approaching. The Government has set a cut-off date of 28 August 2020 for businesses to register for grant support funding. The money was first allocated to councils in March 2020 to support small and medium-sized businesses, forced to...
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Ambitious plan to cut carbon emissions approved

Wychavon has pledged to put the environment at the heart of the district's covid-19 recovery, after approving ambitious plans to slash carbon emissions and grow the green economy A new Wychavon Intelligently Green Plan was approved by Council on Wednesday (22 July) and builds on Wychavon's strong track record on tackling climate change over more th...
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Covid-19 causes delay to SWDP Review

The completion of the review of the South Worcestershire Development Plan has been delayed due to the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic. It was hoped the document would be ready for public examination in early 2021. But lockdown restrictions have made it impossible to complete a number of technical assessments and evidence gathering needed to support...
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#EnjoyWychavonSafely this summer

Visitors and residents are being urged to #EnjoyWychavonSafely this summer while experiencing the sights and sounds of the district. Normally at this time of year Wychavon's festival season would be in full swing. Unfortunately, many of them have had to be cancelled or postponed because of the Covid-19 pandemic. People do not have to miss out compl...
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Funding boost as Droitwich Lido set to reopen

Wychavon has agreed a £55,000 funding boost for one of Droitwich's most popular visitor attractions to help it through the Covid-19 outbreak. Plans are being made to reopen Droitwich Lido from August 1, following the announcement by the Government that gyms, leisure centres and swimming pools could reopen again this month. Wychavon Leisure, which r...
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Work starts on new cycle track

Work has started on building a new cycle track in Evesham's Charity Brook Park. Wychavon is investing £37,500 in creating the Pump Track, which will allow novice riders of any age build confidence and skills on a bike away from traffic. Experienced cyclists can also use it to enhance their skills without putting others at risk. The unique design an...
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Make sure you are registered to vote

Residents are being urged to make sure their electoral registration details are up to date or risk losing their voice in future elections. Wychavon is currently carrying out the annual canvass, which checks the details of everyone registered to vote in the district and allows people now eligible to vote to be added. Information is being sent electr...
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