More music workshops in Wychavon

  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 play along to African and Samba music with a range of drums and percussion instruments as part of a special Drumming Workshop. The performance will be part of Wychavon District Council’s continuing series of music...
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Illegal advertising costs business owner nearly £2,000

The owner of a waste removal company has been ordered to pay almost £2,000 for illegally advertising his business. Steven Paul Hempstock was convicted in his absence at Worcester Magistrates’ Court on Friday, 24 August of breaching the Town and Country Planning (Control of Advertisements) (England) Regulations 2007 and Section 224 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990. He was fined...
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Dumped puppies died

Two abandoned puppies, who were too young to fend for themselves, have died despite being picked up by Worcestershire’s Dog Wardens. Bill and Ben, believed to be less than a week old, were found in the Wychavon area and despite the best efforts of the vets, died in the following 24 hours. Just an hour after being rescued, Bill passed away and Ben followed the next morning. ...
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Essential works for two town car parks

Chapel Street car park in Evesham and Pershore Hospital short stay car park will both close on 10 September for essential repairs. Evesham’s Chapel Street car park is predicted to be back open on 14 September (weather dependant) and will undergo extensive resurfacing. Customers are being advised to use Oat Street car park in Evesham as an alternative and it will be available in a long and...
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New ‘Create to Motivate’ classes come to Droitwich Spa

A new and exciting arts project is coming to Droitwich Spa this month to help boost the confidence of people who want to lose weight. Running every Thursday at 7pm to 8.30pm from 27 September, ‘Create to Motivate’ is a free ten-week project including different visual arts workshops designed to support a weight loss plan and build a healthier lifestyle. Held at The Old Library on...
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Salt Fest returns to Droitwich Spa this weekend

  Droitwich Spa’s popular Salt Fest will return to the town this weekend for the annual celebration of its salt heritage. Running from 8-9 September in Vines Park, the free event will kick off at 10am and will once again offer live music and entertainment across the weekend. There will be an array of food stalls, local crafts and trades, local good causes and plenty of fun...
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Wychavon flies the flag for Merchant Navy Day

Pictured: Wychavon Chairman Cllr Tony Rowley raises the Red Ensign Flag.   Wychavon District Council marked Merchant Navy Day today (3 September) by raising the Red Ensign flag. The commemoration, which took place at the Civic Centre in Pershore, joined those around the UK in remembering all of the Merchant Navy sailors from Great Britain’s proud naval past, and also to...
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Hundreds visit Wychavon for free family events

Hundreds of people flocked to Wychavon’s parks over July and August to enjoy a series of free, fun-filled workshops and shows for all the family. Juggling, plate-spinning, puppet shows and more was on offer at Evesham’s Abbey Park, Pershore’s Abbey Park and Droitwich Lido Park one day a week from 31 July to 28 August. Puppet shows featuring Punch and Judy, a mechanical organ, street...
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Residents warned about council tax cold callers

Residents are being warned to be on their guard against cold callers who are urging people to pay out hundreds to review their council tax bandings, when it can be done for free. Wychavon and Malvern Hills District Councils are reminding people they don’t have to pay for this service after residents reported receiving phone calls from companies claiming their property was in the wrong...
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Wychavon’s parks targeted in vandalism spree costing thousands

Wychavon has been hit with a spate of severe vandalism over the weekend of 18-19 August which has caused thousands of pounds worth of damage. Three market town parks in the district have been targeted including Abbey Park in Evesham, Vines Park in Droitwich and the Memorial Garden in Abbey Park in Pershore. The popular Wych Barge in Droitwich’s Vines Park will now have to be removed...
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