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 2017. At 10am on Monday 13 March, as the flag was raised outside the Civic Centre in Pershore, it became one of more than 850 other Commonwealth flags being raised in the Commonwealth countries around the world. ...
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Extra funding for Droitwich tennis project

An additional £10,000 of funding has been promised to refurbish the Droitwich Lido tennis courts much to the delight of campaigners in the town. The funding comes from Wychavon District Council and is officially being announced today.  The pledge came this week and seeks to secure the long term future of the courts. Lynn Stevens, Senior Parks Officer at Wychavon said “The lido...
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Residents give Wychavon a spring clean

A total of 70 bags of rubbish have been plucked from the streets of Wychavon as part of a campaign to clean up the nation. The Great British Spring Clean took place between Friday to Sunday, March 3 to 5, and challenged communities to get out and about litter picking their area. It followed on from the successful ‘Clean for the Queen’ campaign which took place last year to mark Her...
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Neighbourhood Plans – referendum date

There is just over one week to go until Drakes Broughton and Wadborough with Pirton, and North Claines, hold their individual parish referendums on their Neighbourhood Plans. Wychavon District Council announced in February that the two parishes were set to become the first ones in the district to reach the referendum stage with their Neighbourhood Plans. The referendums will both be held...
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W-Factor 2017 winners revealed

On 6 March, Pershore’s Number 8 Community Arts Centre was packed for the exciting finale of this year’s The W-Factor competition – a tenth anniversary for the 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 four categories. Once again the judges, who included dance...
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New coffee bar is no grind thanks to New Homes Bonus money

A village hall has been transformed in to a new coffee and lounge bar thanks to support from Wychavon District Council. Coffee@WRFive officially opened to the public on Saturday (4 March) having been created out of an under used public room in Norton Parish Hall. The project, led by trustees of the hall, was inspired by a survey of parishioners. It revealed there was overwhelming demand for...
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Music workshop in Wychavon

The latest of Wychavon District Council’s musical performances for people living with dementia is just two weeks away. This month, people are invited to come along to meet new people and enjoy listening to singer Deborah Rose and guitarist Remi Harris, who will provide an entertaining and engaging musical show, responding to individual needs, to create an uplifting experience for all. ...
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£50k up for grabs again

It’s that time of year when charities, community and voluntary groups could once again grab a slice of a £50,000 fund being made available by Wychavon District Council to help people get active. The money is part of Wychavon’s annual community grants scheme, which this year focuses on individual projects with the theme of ‘Physical Activity’. Tracy Grubb, Community Development Officer...
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Wychavon to tackle social mobility along with host of other exciting promises

Last night (22 February) Wychavon agreed to increase their share of the Council Tax by just 2% which is well below the £5 referendum level and helps Wychavon to secure services in the future. This equates to just £2.35 a year for a band D property. As part of meeting Executive Board presented and recommended the budget and annual promises under the priorities People, Place and Prosperity....
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Volunteers helping wildlife to flourish

Volunteers gathered at Droitwich Community Woods on Thursday 16 February to help plant a new hedge that will help wildlife flourish. Thanks to funding worth £1,000 that Wychavon District Council helped to secure through the Tesco Bags of Help fund, over the course of the day the volunteers from Worcestershire Wildlife Trust along with officers from Wychavon, planted over 800 young hedges...
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