More than £297,000 to support households in need

More than £297,000 has been made available to community groups and voluntary organisations to continue to support people affected by the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic. Wychavon has used funding from the Household Support Grant to continue to make sure people who need help accessing food or paying energy bills and other essential costs can still g...

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Businesses could win £1,000 by taking part in skills survey

Businesses are being encouraged to take part in a survey to find out what their skills and training needs are.The survey is being run by Malvern Hills and Wychavon District Councils with telemarketing agency, Team Telemarketing, and will end on 31 January 2022.Businesses will be contacted via phone call to take part in the survey but it can also be...

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Free parking on offer as light switch on events return

Free parking will be on offer in Wychavon's car parks to support Christmas Lights switch on events across the district. The lights will be going on in Droitwich Spa, Evesham and Pershore on Saturday, 27 November 2021 with free parking on the day in all Wychavon pay and display car parks from 2pm. In Droitwich Spa there will be fairground and festiv...

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Work begins on £2.5m sports hub in Droitwich

Work has started on the transformation of Droitwich's King George V Playing Fields into a multi-million-pound sports hub for the community. The project will include a new floodlit 3G artificial pitch, a floodlit stadia pitch, a new changing room block and new storage. As well as this, the existing changing rooms and pavilion will be refurbished, in...

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Annual Residents' Survey returns

Residents are being encouraged to share their views on a variety of different topics as part of Wychavon's Residents' Survey. The annual questionnaire, which will run from 5 September to 3 October, will give people across the district an opportunity to say what they think of their local area and services. This year, the survey includes questions on...

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Consultation starts on barrier plan for Abbey Park

Residents and users of Abbey Park in Pershore are being asked for their views on the design of a new barrier to protect the park from illegal encampments. A three week consultation has been launched on the final design to confirm there is enough public support for the proposal before work is carried out, as it will alter the look and feel of the pa...

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Droitwich shop fined for refusing to close during lockdown

The owner of a Droitwich card and book shop which breached Government restrictions by refusing to close during the national lockdown has been ordered to pay more than £44,000. Alasdair Walker-Cox, proprietor of Grace Cards and Books, located in St Andrew's Square Shopping Centre, appeared before Kidderminster Magistrates' Court on Tuesday (17 Augus...

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Bepuzzling Summer Trail Comes to Wychavon

This summer, families in Droitwich Spa, Evesham and Pershore will be able to track down ten colourfully outlandish vehicles on a high street trail thanks to Wychavon District Council. The council's tourism brand Worcestershire's Vale & Spa have teamed up with QR code trail experts High Street Safari to create the Bepuzzled Treasure Trail, a fre...

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Have you taken Wychavon's £5 challenge?

Throughout July, residents of Wychavon are being encouraged to spend £5 a week in an independent shop or hospitality business in Pershore, Evesham, Droitwich Spa and Broadway. Wychavon District Council's £5 challenge, which has been inspired by Totally Locally's national Fiver Fest campaign, was created because a study by the Federation of Small Bu...

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Statement: Illegal encampment on Abbey Park, Pershore

Statement (Friday, 16 July) We understand and share the frustrations and concerns of residents and businesses in Pershore following the recent illegal traveller encampments on Abbey Park and the associated disruption and anti-social behaviour. We are listening to what you are telling us and we are keen to put something in place to stop this happeni...

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Flying the flag for Armed Forces Day

The Armed Forces Day flag is flying proudly outside Wychavon's headquarters in tribute to the contribution made by military communities past and present. Cllr Robert Raphael, Chairman of Wychavon, raised the flag outside the Civic Centre on Tuesday (22 June) to mark a week of celebrations in the run up to Armed Forces Day on Saturday, 26 June. A sm...

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Wychavon extends free parking offer

Free parking will continue in Wychavon's car parks until the start of May to support traders. Until 3 May 2021, there will be no charge for using any Wychavon District Council owned pay and display car parks. Following this, after 4 May the council will be re-introducing its half an hour parking for 50p offer and introducing a new 'buy one hour, ge...

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Nine out of ten households have completed Census 2021

There has been a fantastic response to Census 2021. Nine out of ten households across England and Wales have completed their questionnaire – but everyone must take part. Every household is required by law to complete the census. Even though Census Day – 21 March 2021 – has been and gone, it is not too late to fill out your form and avoid a fine. Mo...

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Let's get back to supporting traders safely

'Let's get back to supporting local traders safely' is the message from Wychavon ahead of the next stage of the country's lockdown easing road map next week. From Monday, 12 April non-essential retailers, hairdressers and other personal care services can reopen. Pubs, restaurants and cafes will also be able to serve people outside and outdoor attra...

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Crack On With Easter But Follow The Rules

Worcestershire residents are being urged to follow Government guidelines this Easter to make sure Covid cases continue to decrease across the County. Yesterday saw Government lockdown restrictions ease in time for the Easter break but Worcestershire Regulatory Services Enforcement Officers fear a combination of good weather and school holidays coul...

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There's still time to take part in the census

There is still time for residents across the Wychavon District to fill in the census questionnaire. Census Day, which was on Sunday March 21, marked the day that millions of people across England and Wales completed key questions about themselves and their households to ensure local services in every community are informed by the best information p...

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Census 2021 in full swing in Wychavon

With 21 March fast approaching, Census 2021 is in full swing in the Wychavon District. Letters with unique access codes have been sent out to residents across the district and responses are already being sent in. Residents are required by law to complete the census on Sunday, 21 March or as soon as possible after and there is a risk of a £1,000 fin...

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Flag flown to mark Commonwealth Day 2021

The Commonwealth flag has been raised by Wychavon District Council to mark Commonwealth Day 2021. This morning (Monday 8 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. Commonwealth Day is held on the second Mo...

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Households asked to take part in Census 2021

Households across the Wychavon District will be asked to take part in the next census in spring. Run by the Office for National Statistics (ONS), the census will be held on 21 March and is a once-in-a-decade survey that provides the most accurate estimate of all the people and households in England and Wales. Letters will soon be sent out with onli...

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Council tries out electric vehicles to collect waste across Wychavon

Wychavon District Council has tried out the use of environmentally friendly electric vehicles to collect waste across the district. FCC Environment (the council's contracted waste management company) were supplied with an electric refuse collection vehicle in December last year, as well as a fully electric sweeper in January as part of a demonstrat...

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