Funding available to take on apprentices

Businesses can get help with the cost of taking on apprentices as part of a new £60,000 fund from Wychavon District Council. Wychavon has joined forces with Worcestershire Training Provider Association to provide grants to help businesses expand their workforce, while providing employment opportunities for young people. Grants ranging from £1,000 t...
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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 Frances Smith, Chairman of Wychavon, hoisted the flag on Monday (22 June) in a low key ceremony due to the Covid-19 restrictions. It marked a week of celebrations in the run up to Armed Force...
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Protect your bike from thieves at free event

Residents will have the chance to keep their bikes safe from thieves at a series of bike marking events across the Malvern Hills and Wychavon districts. Malvern Hills and Wychavon District Councils are offering the free service in response to a rise in bike theft during the coronavirus outbreak. Bike marking is a method that consists of applying a ...
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Rough sleeper first to be housed under new scheme

A man who was sleeping rough in Evesham Town Centre has become the first person in Wychavon to be housed under a new scheme to get people off the streets. The man had been sleeping in a tent on Evesham High Street on and off for about 12 months before being moved into a temporary home because of the Covid-19 outbreak. Under the traditional system, ...
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Wychavon Covid-19 Memory Bank launched

Wychavon has launched a call out for people to share their experiences and memories of the coronavirus pandemic. The Covid-19 outbreak is undoubtedly a landmark moment in human history, and it is important to capture information about what happened locally to help inform future generations. That is why Wychavon has launched the Wychavon Covid-19 Me...
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Bin lorries transformed to say thank you to NHS

Wychavon's bin lorries have been transformed to carry special thank you messages to key workers and the public. One side of each lorry has been decorated with a rainbow thank you message to NHS staff and all key workers. The other features a thank you message from crews along with suggestions for how people can continue to support the service by re...
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New Chief Executive appointed

Vic Allison has been confirmed as the new Chief Executive of Malvern Hills and Wychavon District Councils. Mr Allison, who is currently Deputy Managing Director of Wychavon, was confirmed in the role at a virtual meeting of Malvern Hills District Council on Wednesday (6 May). Wychavon councillors had already agreed the appointment at a meeting in M...
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Residents urged to celebrate VE Day at home

Wychavon residents are being urged to join together from the safety of their doorsteps to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the end of the Second World War in Europe. The special anniversary is reached on Friday, 8 May and although local and national commemorative events have been cancelled due to the covid-19 outbreak, people are still being encou...
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Dumped garden waste leads to £400 fine

Residents are being urged not to resort to fly-tipping excess waste after a man was fined £400 for dumping cardboard boxes and sacks of garden waste at the side of a road. Wychavon officers received a report some sacks and boxes had been left in a lay-by near Peopleton on April 6. Evidence was found and the offender identified. When questioned the ...
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Free parking to support effort to tackle coronavirus

Wychavon is allowing people to park for free in all of its car parks as part of a range of measures designed to support people through the coronavirus outbreak. The move has been introduced to help people while shopping for essentials and support volunteers caring for the vulnerable. Free parking was introduced last week for NHS, health and adult s...
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Wychavon Community Recognition Award winners announced

​Inspirational people from across Wychavon have been celebrated at this year's Community Recognition Awards. The annual ceremony, which was held on 5 March at Peopleton Village Hall, recognised 'community heroes' who, in 2019, have volunteered, coached or helped others and made the district a better place to live and work. Wychavon's judging panel ...
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Community heroes across Wychavon recognised at awards

People across Wychavon have been recognised for their selfless contribution to their community at the Diamond Jubilee Community Recognition Awards. The annual award ceremony, which was held at Wychavon Civic Centre in Pershore, saw Town and Parish Councils nominate one or more people who they think have made a real difference. This year, Wychavon C...
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Fight to improve housing standards hits the small screen

Wychavon's housing team has been featured on the small screen as part of a series highlighting the work done to protect people from living in unfit homes. Britain's Housing Scandal began airing on BBC One at the end of February. It shows presenter Matt Allwright working with teams from different councils to highlight the appalling conditions some p...
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Flag flown to mark Commonwealth Day 2020

The Commonwealth flag has been raised by Wychavon District Council as part of a ceremony of dedication to mark Commonwealth Day 2020. This morning (Monday 9 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. Commo...
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Free advice available for landlords in Wychavon

Landlords are being given the opportunity to receive free advice on a range of topics relating to the private rented sector at a free forum. The annual Wychavon Landlord Forum will take place at the Civic Centre in Pershore from 6pm to 8pm on 24 March. This year's event will introduce landlords to some of the benefits that Wychmove, Wychavon Distri...
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W-Factor 2020 winners revealed

Pershore's Number 8 Community Arts Centre was packed last week for the exciting finale of this year's W-Factor competition. The event, held on 10 February, saw young people from across Wychavon compete in front of family and friends for the accolade of being crowned a winner in one of the four categories. The compère on the night was Andrew Easton ...
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£150,000 for new electric vehicle chargers

The number of electric vehicle charging points in Wychavon's public car parks is set to soar thanks to a £150,000 investment. A total of 20 new 7Kw chargers are being installed as part of Wychavon's commitment to supporting the growth of the ultra low emission vehicle market, to help reduce the district's carbon footprint. Once work is completed at...
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Motorists face £150 fine if they drop litter from their vehicle

Motorists are being warned to keep their rubbish to themselves or face a £150 fine as part of a crackdown on roadside littering. From Monday (3 February 2020) Wychavon's Civil Enforcement Officers will be able to issue Penalty Notices when they see rubbish being thrown out of vehicles. The owner of the vehicle will be issued a fine in the post.Fail...
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Up to £50,000 worth of grants on offer to support ‘creative communities’

Wychavon is offering up to £50,000 worth of grants to fund creative community projects across the district. Charities and voluntary groups are being encouraged to apply to the Wychavon Community Grants Scheme to fund new and innovative projects that will make a lasting difference and improve quality of life. With a focus on 'Creative Communities', ...
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Vote for the best breakfast in the Wychavon area

Whether it's a filling fry up, continental cuisine or fruit frenzy, people are being encouraged to nominate their favourite breakfast spot in Wychavon as part of a Facebook competition. Worcestershire's Vale & Spa is hosting the inaugural Favourite Breakfast Competition and is asking residents and visitors to take their pick from the district's...
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