Wildlife mindlessly killed in fire at Avon Meadows

Pershore residents have been left devastated after a fire at Avon Meadows Community Wetland and Local Nature Reserve on Wednesday 9 January completely destroyed the pond dipping platform, used by local schools and other groups to learn about wetland wildlife.   Thanks to fire fighters, the blaze was contained, preventing it from spreading further, into the nearby reed beds,...
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Residents can help shape future of high streets

Residents are being given the chance to help shape the future of high streets across South Worcestershire. A telephone survey of some 1,800 people is being carried out as part of a Retail Study commissioned to inform the ongoing South Worcestershire Development Plan (SWDP) Review. Researchers will be contacting residents by phone to ask them to take part in an in-depth interview...
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More music workshops in Wychavon next week

The latest of Wychavon District Council’s musical performances for people living with dementia will be held next week. People will have the chance to enjoy a trip down ‘Memory Lane’ with Carol Sampson and her songs from the 50s, 60s and 70s. With her guitar and percussion instruments, she’ll have you joining in before you know it! The performance will be part of...
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W Factor auditions just around the corner

  The auditions for Wychavon’s biggest talent competition The W Factor are just around the corner. The W Factor is open to performers and artists aged 11-18 that live or go to school in Wychavon. Performers can showcase their skills in such categories as dance, drama, music, singing (solo or in a group), DJ and Music Production and comedy. Open auditions kick off next...
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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.   The money is part of Wychavon’s annual community grants scheme and this year focuses on individual projects with the theme of ‘Community Engagement’.   Bids can be for all aspects of community...
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Wychavon’s parks set for £200,000 revamp

Parks across Wychavon are in line for a £200,000 revamp under proposals being considered by councillors. Among the projects put forward is a new cycle track in Charity Brook Park in Evesham. The current track is closed for safety reasons as it has reached the end of its lifespan and the timbers are rotting. A consultation into the future of the track is currently underway but there is...
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Annual police trophy awarded to deserving PCSO

A Police Community Support Officer from Droitwich Safer Neighbourhood Team has been recognised for her dedication to keeping people safe from harm. Andrea Leslie, PCSO for Droitwich West, received the annual Wychavon Police Trophy Award for her contribution to making Droitwich a safer place. Serving the town for 12 years, Andrea was nominated for the award for providing a...
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Festive Fun on Westlands

Families have been invited to meet Santa Claus and enjoy a day of ‘Festive Fun on Westlands’.   The event, which will be held on Friday 21 December from 4pm to 7pm in the district square, will offer activities for people of all ages.   The activities will start by meeting at the hall at 4pm for people to arm themselves with handmade decorations to place around the...
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Eco business provides theme for breakfast meeting

Wychavon’s annual business breakfast is set to take place on Wednesday, 23 January 2019 and the theme this year is centring on a cutting edge eco business. Nik Spencer from Manik Ventures will be talking about the HERU – the Home Energy Resource which can convert household waste into energy. Based in Wychavon this cutting edge business has an incredible story to tell.   ...
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Wychavon Chairman visits Royal Mail staff

Wychavon’s Chairman, Cllr. Tony Rowley yesterday (10 December) paid a visit to Pershore Delivery Office to thank all the hard working Royal Mail staff who keep our post and parcels moving at this busy time of year.   Cllr. Rowley said “This was a great opportunity to get out and meet some of the hard working staff who are so very busy in the lead up to Christmas. The team...
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