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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Decayed tree to be removed on safety grounds

Work will take place next week to remove a large lime tree along the bank of the River Avon as it poses a danger to the public. The mature Common Lime is part of an avenue of lime trees in Workman Gardens in Evesham. Officers at Wychavon have been monitoring the tree for many years as it has bacterial wetwood decay inside the trunk. The effect of t...
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Help to pay your Council Tax bill

Residents struggling to pay their Council Tax bill are being urged to seek help from Wychavon. Wychavon's Revenues and Benefits team is working hard to support people who find themselves in financial difficulty because of the Covid-19 pandemic. Anyone who cannot pay their Council Tax bill should check to see if they can apply for Council Tax Suppor...
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Get help funding your apprenticeship

New bursaries have been made available by Wychavon to encourage young people across the district to enroll in an apprenticeship. Apprentices can apply for help with the cost of travel, clothing and tools or equipment. The following bursaries are available: Maximum of £50 per month for up to 6 months for travel expenses One-off grant payment with a ...
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Free parking to continue until 3 August

Parking will remain free in all of Wychavon's car parks until 3 August as part of a raft of measures to support the reopening of high streets across the district. Charges were suspended at the end of March after the Prime Minister announced the country was moving into lockdown, in contrast to some other councils who continued to charge. While counc...
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Statement on St Peter's Garden Centre

We would like to clarify the situation regarding St Peter's Garden Centre. When the lockdown was announced on 23 March, the Government asked all retail stores to close, with certain exceptions. Garden centres were among the stores that were told they must close. This is to help contain the spread of the virus. Wychavon District Council was asked by...
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Iconic Evesham landmark to turn blue for the NHS

An iconic Evesham landmark is going to be turned blue in support of the NHS workers on the frontline of the battle against the coronavirus. Every Thursday at 8pm the Bell Tower will be bathed in blue light in support of the Clap for Our Carers campaign. The campaign brings people together from the safety of their doorsteps or gardens to applau...
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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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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 mo...
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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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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 ...
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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 me...
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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 ...
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Grants on offer to help social mobility in Wychavon

Up to £20,000 worth of grants are now on offer to schools, charities and community organisations to help support disadvantaged children and their families. The Social Mobility Grant Scheme is aimed at Free School Meal (FSM) eligible children to provide positive activities and wraparound care services, as well as projects to improve pupil confidence...
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