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 Droitwic...
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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 p...
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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 ...
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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 a...
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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 go...
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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 Soci...
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Consultation starts on SWDP sites

Residents and businesses are being urged to have their say on plans for new housing, employment and retail sites across South Worcestershire. A six week public consultation begins today (Monday, 4 November) on proposals outlined in the Preferred Options document, as part of the next stage of the review of the South Worcestershire Development Plan (...
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Search begins for talented youngsters with the W Factor

  The W Factor is back again for another year and Wychavon District Council is searching for the most talented young people in the district. Open auditions are set to take place on the following dates: Tuesday 19 November at Droitwich Spa High School from 5.30pm. Wednesday 20 November at The De Montfort School in Evesham from 5.30pm. Thursday ...
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Are you recycling the right thing?

​ Residents are being urged to ensure they put the right thing in the right bin to help reduce the amount of recycling which ends up being lost due to contamination. Every year, about ten per cent of the content of Wychavon's green bins, has to be sent for incineration instead of being turned into new products. This is because it either contains to...
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Joint effort cleans up Evesham eyesore

  An Evesham eyesore has been cleaned up thanks to a joint effort between Wychavon officers, the community and the landowner. Evesham Anti-litter Group raised concerns about the state of a car park off Lower Leys in Bengeworth following a routine litter pick. A storage container on the site was in a state of disrepair, having been set fire to,...
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Dash cam footage used to fine litter lout

  Dash cam footage has been used by Wychavon for the first time to crackdown on people throwing rubbish from their vehicles. Two pieces of cellophane cigarette wrapper were seen being tossed out of the passenger window of a car travelling along Saltway in Droitwich. The incident, which happened at the end of July, was witnessed by another driv...
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Proposed sites for new housing, employment and retail land revealed

  A proposal to consult on plans to build three major new settlements across South Worcestershire, to meet future demand for new housing, is set to go before councillors. The Preferred Options document, produced as part of the review of the South Worcestershire Development Plan, sets out how a Government requirement to build another 14,000 new...
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Blog- A typical day in the life of a housing officer

​ Our housing team works incredibly hard every day helping people who find themselves homeless or on the brink of becoming homeless. It is a difficult and demanding job but one that is carried out with dedication and compassion. To mark World Homeless Day one of our housing officers describes a typical day in the job. I arrive at work at 9am, have ...
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Councils appoint new Director of Planning and Infrastructure

  A new Director of Planning and Infrastructure has been appointed to Malvern Hills and Wychavon District Councils. Holly Jones will take on the role at the end of October after leaving South Oxfordshire District and Vale of White Horse District Councils where she worked as Planning Policy Manager. With 20 years worth of experience behind her,...
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The Almonry Projection to launch next week in Evesham

  A much-awaited art installation which will project photographs of Evesham's history onto the Almonry Museum will launch next week. The Almonry Projection, which is part of the Enlighten Project, will run every night for one year at dusk until 11pm from Saturday, 12 October. As part of the launch, free drop-in workshops will be held at the mu...
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Programme of activities and events on offer as part of Wellbeing Week 2019

  Malvern Hills and Wychavon District Councils are teaming up with local organisations to offer the public a week of activities to improve health and wellbeing. Wellbeing Week 2019 will take place from 7 to 13 October and will offer residents of different ages and abilities across both districts the chance to take part in various activities an...
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Dodderhill residents can meet their local councillor at event

  Dodderhill residents will have the chance to raise any questions they may have with their local councillor at an event next week. The Wychavon Communities and Agencies Together event will be held between 6.30pm-8.30pm on 30 September at Wychbold Village Hall on School Road. Councillor Laurence Smith, for Dodderhill Ward, will be meeting resi...
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Residents can raise concerns about crime in Evesham South at drop-in session

Councillors, police officers and Neighbourhood Watch representatives will come together this weekend to offer support to Evesham South residents concerned about crime in their area. The Crime Concern drop-in session will be held from 2pm to 4pm on Saturday, 28 September, at Bengeworth Church House on Broadway Road. Residents will have the chance to...
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Nigel Huddleston MP visits Wychavon Youth Bus

Young people in Norton Lenchwick had the opportunity to put questions to their local MP as part of a visit to the Wychavon Youth Bus. Nigel Huddleston, MP for Mid Worcestershire, paid a visit to the popular bus which provides a mobile drop-in space for young people in rural areas. The youth project, which is led by Wychavon District Council, is a 5...
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Councillors discuss continuing to cut carbon emissions

Councillors will pledge to continue to cut carbon emissions across Wychavon, with a 50 per cent reduction planned by 2030, to help tackle the climate crisis facing the planet. Members of the Executive Board discussed the future targets at a meeting on Wednesday (18 September) where they approved the development of a new Wychavon Intelligently Green...
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