Wildlife harmed by second fire at Avon Meadows

An appeal for information is being made after a fire at Avon Meadows Community Wetland in Pershore. A fire broke out in the reed beds at the local nature reserve on the evening of Saturday 9 April, harming wildlife. Concerned locals alerted the fire service, who were able to put the fire out, but not before a significant amount of important wildlif...

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A feast of fun on offer at the Vale of Evesham Food Festival

Delicious sights and smells will be on offer in Evesham next weekend as the town's first food festival takes place. The two-day event runs from Saturday 7 May to Sunday 8 May on Crown Meadow and will feature more than 60 stalls selling a wide variety of food and drink. Visitors can tuck into burgers, bangers and the tastes of Mexico while also samp...

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Delay to SWDP publication

The updated South Worcestershire Development Plan (SWDP) will not be published for consultation in July as scheduled, because work on the key documents relating to development sites and the infrastructure needed to support them is yet to be completed. More time is required to finalise the Infrastructure Delivery Plan (IDP) which is a crucial eviden...

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Deadline approaching for Platinum Jubilee road closure applications

Time is running out for residents or groups to apply for a road closure notice for their Platinum Jubilee Celebrations.Applications for road closures for events taking place over the main Platinum Jubilee Bank Holiday weekend in June, must be submitted by Friday, 22 April 2022.Wychavon has dropped its usual charge for making a road closure notice a...

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Wychavon speech and language project improves children’s communication skills

A speech and language therapy project is helping to transform the communication skills of children across the district thanks to support from Wychavon. Over the last three years, Wychavon has spent £100,000 from its social mobility scheme to fund the outreach project, run by Sarah Morris and Amy Green of Herefordshire and Worcestershire Health...

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Explore exciting community transport schemes at Ticket to Ride event

Residents and groups interested in creating new community transport schemes in Wychavon are invited to a special showcase event later this month. Wychavon is hosting the Ticket to Ride event on Wednesday 27 April, between 5.30pm and 8.15pm, at the Civic Centre in Pershore. The event will provide ideas and practical advice about how to create a succ...

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Carbon cutting fuels trialled in Wychavon

New ways to power street cleaning and waste and recycling collection vehicles are being trialled in Wychavon as part of efforts to cut carbon emissions. FCC Environment, Wychavon's waste and recycling collections contractor, is currently trialling two alternative fuels on waste and recycling collection rounds across the district. The first test inv...

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Amphitheatre takes shape with support from Wychavon

An exciting new outdoor performance space is taking shape in a small rural part of the district, thanks to support from Wychavon. Work on a modern 250-seat amphitheatre on the grounds of the Lenches Sports and Recreation Club is nearing completion. The design makes innovative use of the natural landscape, turning the gentle slope behind the club's ...

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Breakfast club grants get Abbey Park pupils off to a great start

Two Pershore schools have praised the positive impact made by breakfast club grants during a challenging last couple of years. Abbey Park First School and Middle School have received four grants so far – each worth up to £2,000 – which have made a real difference to families in need. The latest grant has helped to provide 93 Free School Meals eligi...

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Wychavon Village of Culture winners celebrate their achievements as two-year reign ends

'New friendships and a legacy to be proud of' is the message from residents of Broughton Hackett, Churchill, Spetchley and White Ladies Aston as they reflect on their two-year reign as Wychavon Village of Culture. In January 2020, the four villages were awarded the title after a successful joint bid, receiving £5,000 to spend on a range of cultural...

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Early payment discount scrapped for environmental crimes

People fined for failing to ensure their rubbish has been properly disposed of will no longer receive a discount for early payment, as part of a toughening up of Wychavon's approach to environmental crime. Residents have a legal responsibility to make sure they carry out proper checks if they give their waste to someone else to dispose of.This incl...

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Malvern Hills and Wychavon businesses looking to expand, survey shows

Businesses in Malvern Hills District and Wychavon are actively looking to take on more staff and are increasingly turning towards apprenticeships as a way of filling vacancies. The findings are part of the Malvern Hills and Wychavon Upskilling Project business survey, which was aiming to establish the skills and training needs of local employers. I...

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Cash grants to help celebrate Jubilee

Parish and town councils across Wychavon will be given cash grants to help residents celebrate The Queen's Platinum Jubilee. Wychavon is also scrapping its usual road closure fee for residents and groups holding Jubilee street parties.The nation will mark The Queen's 70 years of dedicated service from Thursday 2 June to Sunday 5 June 2022. Resident...

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Work to start on Abbey Park barrier

Work will begin next week to install a protective barrier around Abbey Park in Pershore, after it won backing from the public. More than 300 people took part in a public consultation on the proposal which will see a knee-high metal railing placed around the park with boulders at pedestrian entry points. There will also be three lockable barriers to...

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​Wychavon encourages donations to Ukraine humanitarian appeal

Wychavon residents are being urged to back a national appeal to help the hundreds of thousands of Ukrainians fleeing war in their country. The UK's Disasters Emergency Committee is co-ordinating the efforts of 15 agencies to help people who have fled Ukraine or been displaced to other parts of the country, following the invasion by Russia. All publ...

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Evesham business wins £1,000

The owner of an Evesham business has received a £1,000 boost after taking part in a skills survey run by Wychavon and Malvern Hills District Councils. Jessica Reed, owner of party supplies business Vale Balloons, was one of 665 businesses to complete the survey, which aimed to find out the skills and training needs of companies across the two distr...

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Free age-friendly employment workshops on offer in Wychavon and Malvern Hills

Free help is on offer to companies to recruit and retain older workers as part of efforts to close the skills gap. Malvern Hills District and Wychavon District Councils are working with award-winning consultancy Cherington HR, to deliver workshops to help businesses introduce age-friendly working practices. Older workers are the fastest growing par...

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Free bike marking drop-in sessions across Wychavon during half-term week

Cyclists can help protect their bikes from theft with the support of Wychavon's community safety team. Free bike marking drop-in sessions are being held across the district during the half-term break. Bikes will be marked with a unique code using a special liquid. The number is then registered with the national BikeRegister database. A warning stic...

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New ‘eco’ bike shelter set to brighten up Lido Park

A new 'eco' bike shelter has been installed in Lido Park as part of Wychavon's commitment to improving green spaces and cycling routes in Droitwich Spa. The shelter, which is made from recycled and sustainable materials, enhances the environment for both people and animals, helping wildlife to flourish in a nectar-rich habitat. The roof is covered ...

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Wychavon freezes its Council Tax for the 5th year in a row

A freeze on Wychavon's share of the Council Tax bill, millions of pounds for new affordable housing and support for the economy and communities are among new pledges put forward by councillors.Wychavon's Executive Board announced a series of new actions at a meeting on Wednesday (2 February 2022) designed to support the district's continuing recove...

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