Droitwich flower trail blooms back to life

Droitwich in Bloom, Droitwich Spa's popular artificial flower trail, is back in bud this year with even more for visitors to enjoy. Eight creative floral displays, including four new additions for this year, have been installed around the town for people to hunt out and enjoy. As a new feature this year, a children's art rubbing trail has been adde...

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Evesham's new water play area is now open

Contractor The Splash joined with members of Wychavon's Parks Team on Thursday (27 April) to turn on the new feature in Evesham's Abbey Park. The water play area includes hydro blast jets, a water spider, a spray canon, an archway with jets and a water curtain. There are also tipper buckets, an accessible way bridge and new seating amongst other th...

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Oat Street toilets reopen following revamp

Oat Street toilets in Evesham have re-opened after a £105,000 revamp. The toilets underwent a complete internal refurbishment including new tiling, flooring, electrical rewiring and the installation of water-saving Propelair toilets. The disabled and bay change rooms have been combined to create a new modern Changing Places toilet offering greater ...

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Look out for your poll card as countdown to May's elections begins

Poll cards will start landing on doormats across Wychavon next week as the countdown to this year's local elections begins. Residents are being urged to look out for the cards and if they haven't received one by 6 April to contact Wychavon's elections team as it could be a sign they are not registered to vote. The deadline to register to vote for M...

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Flying the flag for Commonwealth Day

The Commonwealth Flag was proudly raised above the Civic Centre in Pershore on Monday (13 March) to celebrate Commonwealth Day. The annual event is celebrated by people in more than 50 countries across the Commonwealth. This year's theme is 'Forging a sustainable and peaceful common future' and asks Commonwealth states to commit to supporting the p...

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Meet your councillors – Cllr Richard Morris and Cllr John Grady

Residents in Droitwich South East can raise any issues or concerns at Wychavon's next Meet Your Council event. Cllr Richard Morris and Cllr John Grady are holding a couple of drop-in sessions on Thursday 9 March, 2023. It's a chance for residents to find out more about Wychavon's work and seek help with issues affecting them.The sessions are being ...

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Evesham Tower lights up to raise awareness of Rare Disease Day

Evesham Bell Tower will light up in pink, lime green and blue on 28 February to spread hope and solidarity across the world to raise awareness of Rare Disease Day. There are more than 3.5 million people in the UK who are living with a rare disease. Raising awareness will help with diagnosis, improve access to treatments for many and improve inequal...

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Would you like to be a councillor?

Special sessions are being held for anyone wishing to stand in this year's local elections. Elections to Wychavon District Council and parish and town councils across the district take place on 4 May 2023. To stand for election candidates need to be at least 18 years old and be a British citizen or eligible Commonwealth or EU citizen. They must als...

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Top award for young apprentice

A young apprentice who started her career with Wychavon after joining straight from school has won a prestigious award. Katie-Alice Hellaby received the Commerce Personal Development Award at the recent Hereford & Worcestershire Group Training Association (HWGTA) Awards. The 18-year-old began her career with Wychavon in September 2021, as a HR ...

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Banking on your support

A new community baby and toddler clothing bank is opening in Wychbold later this month to support people struggling with the cost of living. Good quality, pre-loved clothes, toys, books and equipment for children up to five-year-olds will be on offer free of charge to anyone who needs it, regardless of their income or background. Residents from acr...

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Help to cut the Christmas recycling confusion

A new online search tool is available to help residents cut through the confusion about what to do with their Christmas waste this festive season. The Right Waste, Right Place search contains more than 10,000 items. It tells users the best way to dispose of an item as well as offering options for reusing them, where appropriate. The tool doesn't ju...

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Call to dispose of batteries safely

Residents are being urged not to put batteries in their waste or recycling bins this Christmas to help protect collection crews. Research shows across the UK 189 million batteries will be used to power various devices over the festive period. But worryingly about a quarter of UK households admit to throwing batteries in either their waste or recycl...

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Meet your councillor – Cllr Margaret Rowley

Residents in Bowbrook Ward can raise any issues or concerns at Wychavon's next Meet Your Council event. Cllr Margaret Rowley is holding a series of drop-in sessions on 7 December, 2022. It's a chance for residents to find out more about Wychavon's work and seek help with issues affecting them. The sessions are being held at the following times and ...

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Donate to make new bus service a reality

A new bookable bus service, which would better connect residents in and around Pershore, could become a reality with financial support from the public. The northern village connector is the brainchild of Bishampton and Throckmorton Parish Council. The service would run through Pershore and stop at nine villages to the north of the town. Project org...

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Free parking across Wychavon

Free parking will be available in Wychavon in the run-up to Christmas. Wychavon will be running this special offer in their Long and Short Stay car parks for shoppers to park for free to help bring footfall back to the high street on the following days in the following areas, from 12 pm (noon) - 6 pm: Saturday 26 November: Droitwich Spa Evesham Sat...

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A Free Christmas Adventure comes to Wychavon towns

Visitors can take part in a free festive adventure with the launch of Wychavon's augmented reality trail. Wychavon has teamed up with High Street Safari to run the 'Hunt for the Lost Toys' trail in Droitwich Spa, Evesham and Pershore from Monday 21 November to early January. Players will be guided on their trip by The Luminauts, a team of superhero...

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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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New light show tells the story of Evesham

The story of how Evesham came to be is being beamed on to one of the town's iconic landmarks as part of a stunning new light show. A series of images are being projected on to the Almonry Museum taking the viewer on a journey through Evesham's rich heritage, from the vision of the Virgin Mary appearing to Eof the swinesherd, through to the Evesham ...

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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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Biting back at illegal puppy breeders

More than 580 adverts for puppies being sold in Worcestershire on sites such as Pets4Homes and Gumtree were from illegal breeders, reports show. An intelligence report carried out by Worcestershire Regulatory Services has identified several illegal dog breeders related to locations across the county including Kidderminster, Worcester, Stourpor...

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