W-Factor 2020 winners revealed

Pershore's Number 8 Community Arts Centre was packed last week for the exciting finale of this year's W-Factor competition. The event, held on 10 February, saw 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.The compère on the night was Andrew Easton f...
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Flooding - major incident declared

Areas of Worcestershire continue to experience flooding with many roads closed across the county. Although in some areas river levels are dropping, they are set to rise again over the next few hours, peaking during the evening. A major incident has been declared.There are currently two severe flood warnings, meaning danger to life, for the Tenbury ...
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Event to offer information on changes in Droitwich South East

Droitwich South East residents are being encouraged to raise any concerns they may have at the next Communities and Agencies Together event.The event, which will cover the theme 'supporting an increased population', will be held from 7pm-9pm on Tuesday 25 February at Sacred Heart Parish Hall on Worcester Road.Residents will have the chance to hear ...
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Warning over Council Tax scam

Residents are being warned to be on their guard against scammers cold calling them with fake offers of a Council Tax rebate.Malvern Hills District, Worcester City and Wychavon councils have all received reports from residents who have been targeted in this way in recent days.The scammer claims to be from the finance department of the council and as...
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Bold plan unveiled as Council Tax frozen

 Tackling traffic congestion in Evesham, creating new sporting destinations and cutting household waste are among a host of new promises unveiled by Wychavon to further improve the district.Councillors also pledged to freeze Wychavon's share of the Council Tax bill for the third year in a row, as they approved the new Council Strategy at a mee...
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£150,000 for new electric vehicle chargers

The number of electric vehicle charging points in Wychavon's public car parks is set to soar thanks to a £150,000 investment.A total of 20 new 7Kw chargers are being installed as part of Wychavon's commitment to supporting the growth of the ultra low emission vehicle market, to help reduce the district's carbon footprint. Once work is completed at ...
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Motorists face £150 fine if they drop litter from their vehicle

Motorists are being warned to keep their rubbish to themselves or face a £150 fine as part of a crackdown on roadside littering.From Monday (3 February 2020) Wychavon's Civil Enforcement Officers will be able to issue Penalty Notices when they see rubbish being thrown out of vehicles. The owner of the vehicle will be issued a fine in the post.Failu...
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Up to £50,000 worth of grants on offer to support ‘creative communities’

Wychavon is offering up to £50,000 worth of grants to fund creative community projects across the district.Charities and voluntary groups are being encouraged to apply to the Wychavon Community Grants Scheme to fund new and innovative projects that will make a lasting difference and improve quality of life.With a focus on 'Creative Communities', Wy...
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Vote for the best breakfast in the Wychavon area

Whether it's a filling fry up, continental cuisine or fruit frenzy, people are being encouraged to nominate their favourite breakfast spot in Wychavon as part of a Facebook competition.Worcestershire's Vale & Spa is hosting the inaugural Favourite Breakfast Competition and is asking residents and visitors to take their pick from the district's ...
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Awards celebrate heroes in our community

Inspirational people from Wychavon who have gone above and beyond for their community will be celebrated at an awards ceremony.The annual Community Recognition Awards recognises 'community heroes' who, in 2019, have volunteered, coached or helped others and made the district a better place to live and work.Wychavon District Council's Community Deve...
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Wychavon’s toilets named the best in England

Wychavon officially boasts the best public toilets in England after scooping the title in the annual Loo of the Year Awards.As well as the national title, judges were particularly impressed with the loo in Church Close in Broadway, naming it the best public toilet in a car park. Three of Wychavon's toilets – Viaduct Meadow in Evesham, St Andrew's i...
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Grants on offer to help social mobility in Wychavon

Up to £20,000 worth of grants are now on offer to schools, charities and community organisations to help support disadvantaged children and their families.The Social Mobility Grant Scheme is aimed at Free School Meal (FSM) eligible children to provide positive activities and wraparound care services, as well as projects to improve pupil confidence ...
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Wychavon reveals results of annual Residents’ Survey

Traffic congestion, crime, public transport, litter and recycling were voted as the top priorities for Wychavon residents as part of an annual survey.Organised by Wychavon District Council, the Residents' Survey asked residents for their comments on their local area, what is important to them and how satisfied they are with the council and its...
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Music workshops for people living with Dementia

Wychavon are proud to be continuing to support music workshops for people living with Dementia and their carers. The performances take place at the Number 8 Arts Centre in Pershore, starting at 1.30pm and finish at approximately 3pm.Guests can join in at their own pace, find out about life as a professional musician or about favourite pieces of mus...
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Changes to contact centre opening hours

 Changes are being made to the opening hours of Wychavon's customer contact centres from next week.The number of visitors to each centre continues to fall as residents increasingly turn to online services to access help and support, pay bills or find out information.Over the last three years there has been a 53% drop in visitors to Droitwich C...
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Still time to register for a proxy vote

 Residents unable to get to a polling station to vote in the upcoming General Election but who still want to have their say, are being reminded they can still register for a proxy vote.Although the deadline for applying to vote by post has now passed, those already registered can still nominate someone else to make their mark on the ballot pap...
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Free security advice on offer to businesses

Free advice is on offer to businesses to help protect their staff, premises and equipment at a special event later this month.A range of organisations will be attending the Protect Your Business, Protect Your Staff event which takes place on Thursday 28 November, from 4pm to 7pm at Sixways Stadium.Business owners will have the chance to find out mo...
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Inspiring the district’s future workforce

 Students from an Evesham school spent the day learning about possible future careers as part of a new scheme by Wychavon to inspire the district's future workforce.Year 10 pupils from The De Montford School started their day with an overview of Wychavon's strategy and values before touring the building to learn about each department.They also...
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Don’t lose your voice, register to vote

Residents do not have long to ensure they are registered to vote or apply for a postal vote in the upcoming General Election.The deadline to register to vote is midnight on Tuesday, 26 November 2019. 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 goe...
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Pershore turns purple for polio

 Up to 4,000 purple crocuses are set to be planted in Pershore's Abbey Park to mark World Polio Day.Wychavon's contractors, Continintal Landscapes, are joining forces with the Rotary Club of Pershore to plant the bulbs in support of the fight against polio.Rotary Clubs across Great Britain have been working with the Royal Horticultural Society...
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