Review will save almost £200k

South Worcestershire councils (Malvern Hills, Worcester City and Wychavon) have taken positive action to review Council Tax single person discounts and have been successful in finding incorrect claims. In an exercise carried out last year, 646 incorrectly applied single person discounts were discovered worth £196,418 in annual Council Tax. Single person discounts are for people living in...
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‘ENLIGHTEN’ project to light up Evesham

Wychavon District Council will be helping to light up Evesham town centre this autumn with an exciting and permanent creative lighting trail. Called ‘Enlighten’, the project will combine lighting and projection equipment with permanent high tech modern led lights that will display the rich and interesting heritage of Evesham and the surrounding area, along with different aspects of the...
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Over 500 pieces of plastic litter plucked from streets

Photo:  Sophie King, Wychavon’s Assistant Community Development Officer, Chris Colley, Fortis Living’s Community Officer, Cllr George Duffy and Tracy Grubb, Wychavon’s Community Development Officer.   More than 500 items of plastic litter were collected from the streets of a small part of Droitwich as part of a national campaign to highlight the harmful impact of...
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Pinvin pub to host more art classes

Photo: Katrina Insleay, Jeanette Dawe and Josy Herbert at one of the Pinvin art classes.   Oil painting, pottery, mosaic tile making and more will once again be on offer at a Pinvin pub as a fun social arts and crafts group returns to the village. Because of their popularity with residents, and thanks to funding from Wychavon District Council and Pinvin Parish Council,...
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Wychavon left buzzing for pollen

Wychavon District Council’s Civic Centre has a brand new garden full of nectar and pollen rich plants thanks to volunteers from West Midlands Butterfly Conservation and the Friends of Avon Meadows.   Photo: Mike Williams, Simon Primrose, Jean Young, Merriel Wheeler, Susan Chandler, Jenny Towry. The new Pollinators Garden at the Civic Centre is one of 10 Places for...
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Communities and Agencies Together meeting

Residents in Droitwich will have the chance to put questions to councillors, the police, housing associations and others at a special Communities and Agencies Together (CAT) meeting on Tuesday 15 May. The CAT event is taking place at St Nicholas Church in Droitwich from 7.30-9pm, and people are invited to come along and raise any issues or concerns they may have with their Wychavon district...
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More music workshops in Wychavon

The latest of Wychavon District Council’s musical performances for people living with dementia is just one week away. Corinne Frost’s sensitive and mellow cello playing will include classical music, well known songs from the past, music from films and musicals, as well as folk songs. Corinne also specialises in improvisations and sound portraits of people. The performance will be part of...
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Commemorative photo vandalised

  Wychavon District Council staff have slammed vandals who cruelly damaged a photo of a former decorated member of the Royal Navy located in Pershore’s Commemorative Garden in the Abbey Park. The photo was on an information panel and remembered Ted Annis, who served in the Royal Navy with distinction during the Suez Crisis in 1956, and who was also a former town councillor and...
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Work underway on £3m extension to Evesham Leisure Centre

Pictured: Patrick Rickard (Director PTR, in the digger); Andrew Bruton – Contract Manager (Speller Metcalfe); Kay McBride – Area Manager (Wychavon Leisure); Councillors Lynne Duffy and Gerry O’Donnell.    Work has started on a two-storey extension to Evesham Leisure Centre on Abbey Road.  The centre which first opened in 2009 is set to undergo a £3million...
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Leading environmentalist to host local green awards

With just over one week left to get nominations in for Wychavon District Council’s Intelligently Green Awards, leading British environmentalist and writer, Jonathon Porritt CBE, has been confirmed as the host for the awards ceremony in June. The Intelligently Green Awards recognise, celebrate and promote local green projects, activities and lifestyles that are not only good for the...
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