Wychavon leader to talk to residents during virtual Meet Your Council event

The Leader of Wychavon District Council will be talking to residents from Harvington and Norton Ward as part of a virtual Meet Your Council event. Cllr Bradley Thomas will be holding a question and answer session over Zoom video conferencing from 10am to 12pm on 20 July. He will also be talking about what Wychavon is doing to support residents and ...
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Work starts on new cycle track

Work has started on building a new cycle track in Evesham's Charity Brook Park. Wychavon is investing £37,500 in creating the Pump Track, which will allow novice riders of any age build confidence and skills on a bike away from traffic. Experienced cyclists can also use it to enhance their skills without putting others at risk. The unique design an...
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Make sure you are registered to vote

Residents are being urged to make sure their electoral registration details are up to date or risk losing their voice in future elections. Wychavon is currently carrying out the annual canvass, which checks the details of everyone registered to vote in the district and allows people now eligible to vote to be added. Information is being sent electr...
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Funding available to take on apprentices

Businesses can get help with the cost of taking on apprentices as part of a new £60,000 fund from Wychavon District Council. Wychavon has joined forces with Worcestershire Training Provider Association to provide grants to help businesses expand their workforce, while providing employment opportunities for young people. Grants ranging from £1,000 t...
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Decayed tree to be removed on safety grounds

Work will take place next week to remove a large lime tree along the bank of the River Avon as it poses a danger to the public. The mature Common Lime is part of an avenue of lime trees in Workman Gardens in Evesham. Officers at Wychavon have been monitoring the tree for many years as it has bacterial wetwood decay inside the trunk. The effect of t...
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Help to pay your Council Tax bill

Residents struggling to pay their Council Tax bill are being urged to seek help from Wychavon. Wychavon's Revenues and Benefits team is working hard to support people who find themselves in financial difficulty because of the Covid-19 pandemic. Anyone who cannot pay their Council Tax bill should check to see if they can apply for Council Tax Suppor...
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Get help funding your apprenticeship

New bursaries have been made available by Wychavon to encourage young people across the district to enroll in an apprenticeship. Apprentices can apply for help with the cost of travel, clothing and tools or equipment. The following bursaries are available: Maximum of £50 per month for up to 6 months for travel expenses One-off grant payment with a ...
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Free parking to continue until 3 August

Parking will remain free in all of Wychavon's car parks until 3 August as part of a raft of measures to support the reopening of high streets across the district. Charges were suspended at the end of March after the Prime Minister announced the country was moving into lockdown, in contrast to some other councils who continued to charge. While counc...
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Flying the flag for Armed Forces Day

The Armed Forces Day flag is flying proudly outside Wychavon's headquarters in tribute to the contribution made by military communities past and present. Cllr Frances Smith, Chairman of Wychavon, hoisted the flag on Monday (22 June) in a low key ceremony due to the Covid-19 restrictions. It marked a week of celebrations in the run up to Armed Force...
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Protect your bike from thieves at free event

Residents will have the chance to keep their bikes safe from thieves at a series of bike marking events across the Malvern Hills and Wychavon districts. Malvern Hills and Wychavon District Councils are offering the free service in response to a rise in bike theft during the coronavirus outbreak. Bike marking is a method that consists of applying a ...
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Rough sleeper first to be housed under new scheme

A man who was sleeping rough in Evesham Town Centre has become the first person in Wychavon to be housed under a new scheme to get people off the streets. The man had been sleeping in a tent on Evesham High Street on and off for about 12 months before being moved into a temporary home because of the Covid-19 outbreak. Under the traditional system, ...
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Wychavon Covid-19 Memory Bank launched

Wychavon has launched a call out for people to share their experiences and memories of the coronavirus pandemic. The Covid-19 outbreak is undoubtedly a landmark moment in human history, and it is important to capture information about what happened locally to help inform future generations. That is why Wychavon has launched the Wychavon Covid-19 Me...
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Bin lorries transformed to say thank you to NHS

Wychavon's bin lorries have been transformed to carry special thank you messages to key workers and the public. One side of each lorry has been decorated with a rainbow thank you message to NHS staff and all key workers. The other features a thank you message from crews along with suggestions for how people can continue to support the service by re...
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Statement on St Peter's Garden Centre

We would like to clarify the situation regarding St Peter's Garden Centre. When the lockdown was announced on 23 March, the Government asked all retail stores to close, with certain exceptions. Garden centres were among the stores that were told they must close. This is to help contain the spread of the virus. Wychavon District Council was asked by...
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New Chief Executive appointed

Vic Allison has been confirmed as the new Chief Executive of Malvern Hills and Wychavon District Councils. Mr Allison, who is currently Deputy Managing Director of Wychavon, was confirmed in the role at a virtual meeting of Malvern Hills District Council on Wednesday (6 May). Wychavon councillors had already agreed the appointment at a meeting in M...
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Residents urged to celebrate VE Day at home

Wychavon residents are being urged to join together from the safety of their doorsteps to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the end of the Second World War in Europe. The special anniversary is reached on Friday, 8 May and although local and national commemorative events have been cancelled due to the covid-19 outbreak, people are still being encou...
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Dumped garden waste leads to £400 fine

Residents are being urged not to resort to fly-tipping excess waste after a man was fined £400 for dumping cardboard boxes and sacks of garden waste at the side of a road. Wychavon officers received a report some sacks and boxes had been left in a lay-by near Peopleton on April 6. Evidence was found and the offender identified. When questioned the ...
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Iconic Evesham landmark to turn blue for the NHS

An iconic Evesham landmark is going to be turned blue in support of the NHS workers on the frontline of the battle against the coronavirus. Every Thursday at 8pm the Bell Tower will be bathed in blue light in support of the Clap for Our Carers campaign. The campaign brings people together from the safety of their doorsteps or gardens to applau...
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Wychavon provides financial support to businesses affected by coronavirus

More than £6million in grants has been paid to businesses across the Wychavon District to support them through the coronavirus outbreak. Wychavon District Council is urging eligible businesses affected by the pandemic to register online so grants can be paid quickly. Grants of either £10,000 or £25,000 have been sent to more than 500 eligible busin...
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Free parking to support effort to tackle coronavirus

Wychavon is allowing people to park for free in all of its car parks as part of a range of measures designed to support people through the coronavirus outbreak. The move has been introduced to help people while shopping for essentials and support volunteers caring for the vulnerable. Free parking was introduced last week for NHS, health and adult s...
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