Prestigious awards raise the flag for Wychavon’s parks

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 Workman Gardens in Evesham, Vines Park and Lido Park in Droitwich Spa, and Abbey Park in Pershore have all received Green Flag status. The international award, now into its third decade, ...
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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 int...
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Chance for Badsey residents to meet their local councillor

 Badsey residents will have the chance to meet their local councillor at a popular flower show next week. Councillor Mark Goodge (Badsey Ward) will be available at Badsey Flower Show from 1pm on Saturday, 20 July, to answer any queries and talk about what Wychavon is doing in the area.The show, which will be held on the Recreation Ground on Sa...
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Vote for Evesham’s Abbey Park to become UK’s Best Park 201

A popular park in Evesham is officially in the running to become the UK's Best Park 2019.Abbey Park has been nominated for the prestigious accolade which celebrates the nation's parks and green spaces. People will have until Monday 19 August to vote for the park, after which the shortlist will be announced. The one park with the highest number of p...
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Wychavon parishes to benefit from New Homes Bonus funding

 Street lighting, footpaths and a new play area are among a series of projects set to benefit from nearly £31,000 of funding from Wychavon District Council. At a meeting on 26 June, the Communities and Funding Advisory Panel approved the New Homes Bonus funding which will go to seven parish councils and one parish meeting in the Wychavon distr...
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Flag is flown for Armed Forces Day

Wychavon District Council has once again raised a flag to mark the start of a week of recognition leading up to Armed Forces Day. Today (Monday), the Chairman of Wychavon, Cllr Frances Smith, hosted a flag raising ceremony at the Civic Centre in Pershore, to recognise the contribution made by all military communities past and present.Cadets, ex-mil...
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Councillors meet with First Bus to discuss future plans

Councillors from Malvern Hills District and Wychavon District Councils have met with First Bus to discuss the future of services in both districts.The meeting followed the announcement by FirstGroup that First Bus will be separating from the company, by sale or other means.Nigel Eggleton, Managing Director of First Midlands, met with councillors at...
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Council grants aim to improve communities across Wychavon

Groups and organisations across Wychavon have the chance to apply for a grant of up to £500 to help improve their community.The 'Wychavon Active Parishes Grant' offers funding between £100 and £500 to local voluntary groups, sports clubs, parish councils, schools and charitable organisations.Groups can apply for grants for new projects that increas...
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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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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. A drop-in session will be held from 2pm to 4pm on Saturday, 8 June, at St Richard's Hall in Mayfair, Evesham.Residents will have the chance to express their concerns ab...
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Your chance to influence Wychavon’s work

Residents are being offered the opportunity to directly influence Wychavon's work supporting communities, dealing with rural issues and regenerating town centres. Volunteers are being sought to become co-opted members of one of Wychavon's three advisory panels – Communities and Funding, Rural Matters and Town Centres. All three panels have a key ro...
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Avon Meadows to have essential works

 Essential works are being planned to Avon Meadows Community Wetland and Local Nature Reserve in Pershore to replace a damaged section of underground gas pipe. Wales and West Utilities have given Wychavon and Pershore Town Council (joint landowners) advanced notice of the work which is expected to be carried out at some point during spring/sum...
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New Executive Board and Chairman for Wychavon

Following elections earlier in the month Wychavon have officially confirmed their leader, Executive Board and Chairman at the Annual Council meeting on 15 May.  Cllr. Bradley Thomas was confirmed as Leader of Wychavon and appointed to the Executive Board were:Cllr. Richard Morris – Deputy Leader and economic growthCllr. Tony Rowley – Planning,...
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St Richard’s Canal Festival returns this weekend

The popular St Richard's Canal Festival will return to Droitwich this Bank Holiday Weekend.The event will be held in Vines Park on:Friday, 3 May: 5pm-11pmSaturday, 4 May: 10am-11pmSunday, 5 May: 10am-11pmMonday, 6 May: 10am-5.30pmJointly organised by the Worcester-Birmingham and Droitwich Canals Society with Wychavon District Council, the family fe...
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Wychavon Youth Bus offers Easter activities

The Wychavon Youth Bus made its first stop at Norton Lenchwick this week to provide some Easter activities for young people. Now in its tenth year, the Youth Bus provides a mobile drop-in space for young people aged 8 to 17 years old and helps to reach out to rural communities. The 57-seater converted coach offers a variety of information on a rang...
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Anti-litter group takes to the streets

 Coffee cups, bags of dog waste and cigarette ends were amongst the 18 sacks of litter picked from the streets of Evesham at the weekend. Members of Evesham Anti-Litter Group carried out their latest pick on Saturday, 13 April around Bengeworth and Twyford.In total 17 volunteers took part and the event was also supported by staff from the town...
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Wychavon wishes you a waste free Easter

 Residents across Wychavon are being offered handy hints to help them crack down on their waste over the Easter period. Across the UK it is estimated more than 8,000 tonnes of waste is generated from Easter egg packaging and cards, while food waste also rises as families sit down for Easter Sunday lunch together. Much of the waste generated ca...
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Cohousing scheme a first for Wychavon

Older residents are being sought for a new type of housing scheme, popular in Europe, which is helping tackle social isolation. The Lion & Lamb Cohousing scheme will be set in 1.85 acres of beautiful countryside at Bradley Green and is the first of its kind in Wychavon. It aims to bring like-minded people over 60 together to create a supportive...
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Uncontested seats mean some residents won't need to vote

A total of eight seats in the Wychavon district elections and many more parishes are uncontested in the upcoming May elections. This means around 18,000 residents in the district will not need to vote.The following polling stations will not be used Abbots Morton Village Hall, Ashton Under Hill Social Centre, Aztec Adventure Centre, Beckford Village...
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Music workshops will return to Wychavon this month

 Wychavon District Council's musical performances for people living with dementia will return this month. Guests will have the chance to enjoy music by the Orchestra of the Swan from 1.30pm to 2.45pm on Wednesday, 17 April, at the Number 8 Arts Centre in Pershore.The members of Stratford's classical orchestra will play their instruments and pe...
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