Over £500,000 investment in Wychavon’s communities

More than half a million pounds is set to be invested into Wychavon’s communities. Councillors on Wychavon’s Executive Board agreed the funding boost at a meeting on Wednesday (25 July). The money is being given to town and parish councils to deliver a range of projects following recommendations from Wychavon’s Localism and Community Funding Advisory Panel. Inkberrow Parish Council has...
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Free circus fun and puppet shows for Wychavon families

Juggling, plate-spinning, puppet shows and more will be on offer across Wychavon next week as part of a series of free, fun-filled workshops. Families can enjoy puppet shows featuring Punch and Judy, a mechanical organ, street marionettes and balloon modelling starting at Abbey Park in Evesham on 31 July. There will also be shows at Abbey Park in Pershore on 1 August and the Droitwich...
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South Worcestershire planning policies approved on reducing flood risk and renewable energy

New planning guidance has been adopted in support of the South Worcestershire Development Plan (SWDP), the blueprint that sets out where new homes and employment development should take place up to the year 2030. The three councils involved in the SWDP – Worcester, Malvern Hills and Wychavon – have all approved three new supplementary planning documents (SPDs) containing guidance on...
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Prestigious awards raise the flag for Wychavon’s parks

  Pictured: Paul Duffy, Contract Manager at Continental Landscapes Limited, Cllr Jayne O’Connor, Cllr Emma Stokes, Cllr Lynn Stevens and Jonathan Hulbert, Senior Green Space Officer.   Five popular parks in Wychavon have been recognised once again by the prestigious Green Flag Award Scheme as some of the best in the United Kingdom. Abbey Park and...
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Protect your bike for free in Wychavon

Cyclists can get their bike protected for free thanks to Wychavon District Council. The community safety team will be on hand to offer advice at a series of special bike marking events over the upcoming weeks. The events will run from 1pm to 4pm on Thursday 26 July at Evesham Market Square and from 10am to 3pm on Wednesday 1 August at Evesham Adventure Playground. Also, from...
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Waitrose building completed

  Midas Retail Limited  have completed the construction of the new Waitrose store at Merstow Green in Evesham on behalf of Wychavon District Council as part of an ambitious project to provide not only a high quality superstore to the centre of Evesham, but also attract inward investment from other businesses in the area. On Monday, 16 July Wychavon officially handed the...
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Apprenticeships are #NotJust a second choice to university

Residents across Worcestershire are being encouraged to follow a new social media campaign showcasing the opportunities available through apprenticeships. Launched on Twitter and Instagram in June, the #NotJust campaign has been created by Gemma Ranford, the Digital Marketing Apprentice at Malvern Hills and Wychavon District Councils, with the support of Worcestershire...
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Grand designs to be recognised in Building Design Awards

The Wychavon Building Design Awards, which recognise building projects that show real design quality, craftsmanship and sustainable building practices, are open for nominations. The bi-annual awards are broken down into the following categories: • Heritage Award – for the conservation of a historic building or new work within an historic context. • Home Award – for a new build. ...
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Lido Park’s artwork refreshed

  Droitwich Lido Park’s mural is set to see a summer makeover from a renowned artist this July thanks to Wychavon’s involvement. Artist Rob Cowan has been chosen to create a new design for the, now nine-year-old, concrete wall in Droitwich’s Lido. Formerly decorated with a four-seasoned theme, the mural’s new theme will focus on Droitwich and its history, depicting local...
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Enlighten summer workshops

July sees the start of a range of FREE visual arts workshops for children and adults as part of the Enlighten project, Evesham’s Creative Lighting Trail. On Saturday 14 July, there will be drop in visual arts workshop at The River Festival (in Workman Gardens, Evesham) from 11am to 3pm. People of all ages are invited to come and use their artistic skills to help create a community collage...
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