Get your nominations in for green awards

There are just under two weeks left to get nominations in for Wychavon District Council’s 2018 Intelligently Green Awards. The awards recognise, celebrate and promote local green projects, activities and lifestyles that are not only good for the environment but also benefit the community or save money, and that have at their heart one or more of the four Intelligently Green themes. The...
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Changes to New Homes Bonus

Wychavon agreed a new protocol for how it spends New Homes Bonus at tonight’s Council meeting. New Homes Bonus was introduced in 2011 and is a grant paid by central government to councils to reflect and incentivise housing growth in their areas. The vast majority of councils keep the money and use it to run their everyday services. Wychavon however, decided to allocate £3.5 million of...
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Clear plan and economic focus wins praise for Wychavon

A review of Wychavon has praised its strong community focus and innovation for continuing to allow the council to deliver for residents. According to an independent report by the Local Government Association, Wychavon has a good understanding of the place it represents, a clear plan of what and how it will deliver for residents and enjoys strong leadership from senior managers and leading...
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Funding available to help deliver affordable homes

Wychavon District Council has secured government funding that will help encourage community led housing in the district and deliver more affordable homes. Community Led Housing (CLH) encourages communities to get involved with and be at the heart of schemes that will help deliver affordable housing to meet the needs of people who live and work locally, The council has pledged its support...
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Wychavon in top 3 for rural quality of life

The district of Wychavon has once again made it into the top three in the country for the Halifax Rural Quality of Life survey for 2018. The district was ranked third on the billing in the survey that measures access to employment, education, as well as social and environmental factors. Cllr. Linda Robinson, Leader of Wychavon said “This is brilliant news and we couldn’t be...
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W-Factor 2018 winners revealed

On 19 March, Pershore’s Number 8 Community Arts Centre was packed for the exciting finale of this year’s W-Factor competition.  The event saw 16 young people from across Wychavon compete in front of family and friends for the accolade of being crowned a winner in one of the five categories. Once again the judges, who included dance specialist Emma Ford and singer Tracy Norman, found...
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Intelligently Green Awards are go

From Hartlebury to Hinton-on-the-Green and from Pebworth to Pirton – whether north, south, east or west, people throughout the district are once again being urged to think green – Intelligently Green – as Wychavon District Council launches its 2018 Intelligently Green Awards today (19 March). The Intelligently Green Awards are part of Wychavon’s Intelligently Green Plan , which focuses...
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Community Recognition Awards

Photo: All of the winners, along with our Chairman Councillor Liz Eyre, and Councillor Gerry O’Donnell   At a glittering Community Recognition Awards evening held at Peopleton Village Hall on 8 March 2018, Wychavon District Council honoured its community heroes of 2017. Open to the whole community, the awards give those who have volunteered, coached or helped others...
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Meet Your Council events for Wychavon councillors

Wychavon District Council has two Meet Your Council events coming up in March, where members of the public will once again have the chance to chat with their district councillors face-to-face. The first event is taking place in the Harvington ward on Thursday 22 March, when Councillor Charlie Homer will be at the Harvington convenience store in Leys Road from 3-5pm to meet and speak with...
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Commonwealth flag flying high

The Commonwealth flag has been raised by Wychavon District Council as part of a ceremony of dedication to mark Commonwealth Day 2018. At 10am on Monday 12 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, now in its fourth year, is held...
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