Prosecution for rat infestation

At Worcester Magistrates Court on 6 April 2017, Darren Lee Acton (51), the owner of Mayfair Holdings on Hartlebury Trading Estate, Worcestershire, pleaded guilty to three food safety offences in relation to his business. Having pleaded guilty, fines of £800 were imposed for each of the three food safety offences. Wychavon District Council brought the prosecution and was awarded full costs...
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New Chairman for Wychavon

Wychavon officially handed over the chain of the Chairman’s office to a new councillor last night at its Annual Council meeting (17 May 2017). Outgoing Chairman, Cllr. Frances Smith, has had a very successful and interesting year handed over her chain to incoming Chairman, Cllr. Liz Eyre - the well known member for Broadway. The first order of Council was to welcome newly elected members...
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Vandalism in Abbey Park Pershore

Wychavon are appealing for witnesses after a spate of vandalism in Abbey Park, Pershore has left picnic benches and other surfaces near the Water Play and Skate Park in need of cleaning after they were covered in graffiti for the second time in a month.  Offensive graffiti has been left on the sides of the skate park, on the paving around the picnic benches and on the water play control...
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Credit Union launched in Droitwich

A new way for people to have easy and affordable access to loans and financial services has launched in Droitwich. Reach CIC and 6 Towns Credit Union have joined forces to set up a weekly credit union drop in from the WANDS Children’s Centre in Westlands, after being approached by Wychavon District Council. It launched on Tuesday, 16 May 2017 and will operate between 9.30am and 12.30pm...
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Pinvin pub to host more art classes

Paper making, pottery and printing will be on offer through the summer months in a Pinvin pub this year thanks to support from Wychavon District Council. After the continued popularity of the new fun, social arts and crafts group at the Coach and Horses pub in Pinvin (near Pershore), the group will continue for six more weeks after funding was secured from Wychavon District Council and...
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Business information roadshows

Wychavon District Council is inviting all businesses in the district to come along to its latest business information roadshow, which is taking place at Pershore College Business Lounge on Wednesday 17 May. Running from 12 noon until 2pm, the aim of the roadshow is to help businesses find the information they need on saving money on energy bills, training staff, taking on apprentices and...
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Waitrose work to start next week

Work to the exciting new Waitrose store in Evesham is due to start soon. Old Brewery Car Park will formally close to the general public on 20 May with work on site starting on 22 May. The public footpath that runs between Bewdley Street and Merstow Green, which was temporarily stopped up earlier this year, will remain closed until spring 2018 when the new store opens. Vic Allison, Deputy...
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£50,000 boost to Get Wychavon Active

Wychavon District Council’s programme to get people to exercise and develop a sporting habit for life has been extended until March 2018. The Get Wychavon Active programme has been so successful over the past four years that more than 19,000 people have taken part in a variety of sporting activities ranging from bhangra dancing and dragon boating to sailing and indoor bowls. There have...
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Don’t lose your voice, register to vote

Residents are being warned time is running out to ensure they are registered to vote in the upcoming General Election. The deadline for registration is Monday, 22 May 2017. Anyone who has not applied by that date will lose their right to have their say in who becomes the next MP for Mid Worcestershire when the nation goes to the polls on Thursday, 8 June 2017. Registering to vote is easy...
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Sort your vote before you go away

Residents planning to vote by post or proxy in the upcoming General Election are being urged to ensure they are registered as soon as possible. The deadline for applying for a postal vote for the national poll is 5pm on Tuesday, 23 May 2017. Anyone who successfully applies for a postal voting form will be unable to vote any other way unless they withdraw their application before the...
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