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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 too many non-recyclable items or...
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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, while it was also attracting general...
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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 driver who contacted Wychavon and offered...
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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 homes across Malvern Hills District,...
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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 Plan. The 50% reduction will...
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Improvements to Corporation and Crown Meadow

Improvements to Corporation and Crown Meadow Works are planned to Corporation Meadow to upgrade the existing riverside path to make it better for cyclists and those on foot. The 400 metre path will be upgraded from an uneven stony path to a smoother tarmac surface making it smoother and more accessible to cyclists. The path runs from Abbey Bridge to the fish-fry and the...
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Action promised on Evesham eyesore

Action promised on Evesham eyesore Wychavon is today reassuring residents that action is being taken to ensure the shop front on 16 High St. Evesham will be restored as quickly as possible following its removal. Strong concerns have been raised over the frontage which has been removed leaving a huge hole at the front of the building which is positioned in a conservation...
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Campaign to ‘open the door’ on empty homes

Malvern Hills and Wychavon District Councils are coming together to raise awareness of empty homes and the extra support they offer to help owners to bring them back into use. Both councils offer: Free advice and information on options. Free advertising on lettings sites managed by councils. Potential for financial support in selling the property. Elaine Salter, Housing...
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Council backs £2.5million sporting investment

Councillors have backed plans to invest £2.5million into sporting facilities across Wychavon. At an Executive Board meeting on Wednesday (24 July) councillors agreed to invest £1.5million into creating a new artificial 3G pitch, energy efficient floodlighting, changing rooms and social area at Evesham United Football Club, and another £1million into a 3G pitch at King George V Playing...
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Pollinators in the parks

Pollinators in the parks   Residents and visitors to Wychavon parks and open spaces may have started to notice unusual flowers appearing or areas that might at first look at bit untidy. But fear not – these slightly different appearances are nothing to be worried about and instead form part of Wychavon’s promise to support pollinators and other beneficial insects. ...
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