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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Charity Brook consultation on BMX track

Sadly last year Wychavon had to take the difficult decision to close the Charity Brook BMX track in Evesham after they discovered that the track had started to rot making it unsafe for use.Wychavon opened a consultation to get a better idea of the usage, understand user feelings about the facility and find out what they would like to replace it. 32...
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Keep your items safe with free property marking

Residents will have the chance to keep their belongings safe from thieves with a series of property marking events across Wychavon. Wychavon and Malvern Hills District Councils are offering free property security marking and home security advice for all residents to help prevent theft.People can bring in trailers, horse boxes, power tools, gardenin...
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Election deadlines looming

Key deadlines are looming for anyone wanting to vote or become a district, town or parish councillor ahead of May's local elections. All 45 seats on Wychavon District Council will be up for grabs when voters got to the polls on Thursday, 2 May as well as places on various town and parish councils, if contested.Would-be councillors intending on stan...
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W-Factor 2019 winners revealed

 Pershore's Number 8 Community Arts Centre was packed on Monday night (18 March) for the exciting finale of this year's The W-Factor competition. The event saw 11 young people from across Wychavon compete in front of family and friends for the accolade of being crowned a winner in one of the four categories.The judges included dance specialist...
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Winner of restaurant competition ‘amazed’

An Italian restaurant in Evesham has scooped Worcestershire's Vale & Spa's favourite restaurant award via a social media campaign. Flavours, based on the High Street in Evesham beat stern competition in the Facebook polls over a number of rounds to win the inaugural competition by 67% of the vote. The favourite restaurant award, organised by th...
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Wychavon awards £844,600 in Community Legacy Grants

 Wychavon District Council has awarded £844,600 in grants to a number of community projects in the district with a total value of over £2.4 million. The Executive Board approved the first round of Community Legacy Grants to eight parish councils for projects including a children's play area, new village halls and a pavilion.The Community Legac...
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Community heroes recognised at awards

Inspirational people from across Wychavon have been celebrated at this year's Community Recognition Awards. The annual ceremony, which was held on 7 March, recognised 'community heroes' who, in 2018, have volunteered, coached or helped others and made the district a better place to live and work.Wychavon's judging panel read through all of the nomi...
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Flag flown to mark Commonwealth Day 2019

 The Commonwealth flag has been raised by Wychavon District Council as part of a ceremony of dedication to mark Commonwealth Day 2019. This morning (Monday 11 March), as the flag was raised outside the Civic Centre in Pershore, it became one of more than 1,000 other Commonwealth flags being raised in the Commonwealth countries around the world...
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Global Game-Changing Invention, HERU, to go to Technical Trials

 A revolutionary UK energy solution, which heats your hot water with everything from nappies to plastics, Pringles container and coffee cups to food, has gone out to trial this March. Hailed by the BBC as potentially 'The Next Dyson', the HERU takes household items, which would have been destined for disposal, and heats them within the HERU in...
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Broadway Railway Station Car Park opening

 Broadway Railway Station Car Park officially opened today (5 March) in the presence of civic dignitaries and volunteers from Wychavon and the Gloucestershire Warwickshire Steam Railway (GWSR). The GWSR reopened Broadway station at Easter 2018 after almost 60 years of closure. Since then it has carried more than 144,000 passengers – an increas...
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Evesham Community Contact Centre to relocate

 After almost 16 years on Abbey Road, Evesham Community Customer Contact Centre is moving to a new central base at Evesham Library on Wednesday 27 February. The centre will close at 5pm on Tuesday 26 February and open again at 9.30am on Wednesday 27 February in the new area within the library.The opening hours will be 9.30am to 5pm Monday to F...
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Council Tax freeze approved for second year running

Wychavon's Executive Board on Wednesday night approved a Council Tax freeze for the second year running. This means that a Band D property will again pay just £120.08 for the district council's services. Wychavon's Council Tax is currently the lowest in Worcestershire and the eighth lowest in the country out of all the district councils.Alongside t...
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Chance for Droitwich residents to meet their local councillors

 Droitwich South East residents will have the chance to raise any issues or questions they may have with local councillors at a free drop-in event  The Meet Your Councillor session will be held from 11.30am to 2.30pm on 27 February at the Red Lion on Worcester Road, Droitwich Spa.District Councillors for Droitwich South East Ward, Richard...
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Boost to tourism with new plan

​An exciting new plan for tourism has been agreed following Wychavon's Executive Board (6 February). Wychavon committed to producing the plan in their 2018/19 promises and it is set to enhance the strong position the district already enjoys.The highly detailed plan looks at the current strengths the area has – such as its quirky and high profile fe...
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Community funding welcomed

Executive Board tonight signed off £77,000 worth of community investment based on the recommendations of Wychavon's Localism and Community Funding Advisory Panel.The funding which is made up of section 106 (developer contributions) and New Homes Bonus funding and is set to benefit a variety of worthy causes. £13,950 of New Homes Bonus will be given...
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Wychavon to allocate £150,000 to support high street plans

Following the well received retail seminar in January when the south Worcestershire councils were urged to be 'brave' by a regeneration expert in order to create high streets fit for the future, Wychavon are submitting a bid to the Future High Streets Fund and allocating £150,000 to support masterplans for their three towns.  At the end of las...
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