Changes to taxi licensing proposed

Drivers of taxis and private hire vehicles will have to take safeguarding training before being issued with a licence under new proposals. Wychavon is consulting on changes to its Hackney Carriage and Private Hire Licensing Policy following new guidance from the Department for Transport. This has led to several proposed changes to the rules includi...
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Time running out to apply for EU Settlement Scheme

EU citizens living in the district are being reminded time is running out to apply for the EU Settlement Scheme (EUSS) if they want to remain lawfully in the UK. All EU, European Economic Area and Swiss citizens, and their family members, living in the UK before December 31 2020 must apply to the EUSS by 30 June 2021. Children, including new-born b...
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New county-wide online Landlords’ Forum offers Covid-19 advice

Helping landlords understand the latest changes to regulations due to Covid-19 is one of the aims of a Worcestershire online Landlords' Forum. The free event is open to all landlords and letting agents in the county and is being held on Tuesday, 8 June at 2pm. It is being organised by the six district councils along with the National Residential La...
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£4.3million for improving home energy efficiency

More than £4.3million will be spent by Wychavon improving the energy efficiency of fuel poor homes across the district after several successful funding bids. Wychavon has received a share of £5.8million from the Government's Social Housing Decarbonisation Fund as part of a joint bid with Rooftop Housing Group, Trent and Dove Housing Group, Citizen ...
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Traveller and Travelling Showpeople sites proposed

New pitches and plots are being proposed to increase the amount of accommodation available for Traveller and Travelling Showpeople across South Worcestershire. Malvern Hills District, Worcester City and Wychavon District Councils need to provide about 72 extra pitches and 9 additional plots by 2033 to meet demand. A public consultation has now star...
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Prepare to make a splash as Droitwich Lido reopens

Swimmers can make a splash extra early this year as Droitwich Lido prepares to open its doors from 1 May. The Lido team has been working hard to put Covid-19 Secure measures in place so people can get back to enjoying the joys of outdoor swimming. Wychavon has guaranteed financial support to Droitwich Lido to reduce the risk of operating at reduced...
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Pupils become ‘litter warriors’ in anti-litter fight

School pupils across the district are taking on the litter louts thanks to free education sessions funded by Wychavon. More than 500 children have already taken part in Covid-19 Secure outdoor anti-litter sessions since the scheme launched in mid-March. They learn about why littering is anti-social, the damage it does to the environment and the ris...
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Wychavon extends free parking offer

Free parking will continue in Wychavon's car parks until the start of May to support traders. Until 3 May 2021, there will be no charge for using any Wychavon District Council owned pay and display car parks. Following this, after 4 May the council will be re-introducing its half an hour parking for 50p offer and introducing a new 'buy one hour, ge...
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Nine out of ten households have completed Census 2021

There has been a fantastic response to Census 2021. Nine out of ten households across England and Wales have completed their questionnaire – but everyone must take part. Every household is required by law to complete the census. Even though Census Day – 21 March 2021 – has been and gone, it is not too late to fill out your form and avoid a fine. Mo...
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Let's get back to supporting traders safely

'Let's get back to supporting local traders safely' is the message from Wychavon ahead of the next stage of the country's lockdown easing road map next week. From Monday, 12 April non-essential retailers, hairdressers and other personal care services can reopen. Pubs, restaurants and cafes will also be able to serve people outside and outdoor attra...
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Check your polling station before you vote

Residents are being urged to check where they should go to vote as changes have been made to some polling stations because of coronavirus restrictions. Voters go to the polls on Thursday, 6 May to elect a new West Mercia Police and Crime Commissioner and councillors to represent them on Worcestershire County Council. To make sure people can vote sa...
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Funding boost as leisure centres prepare to reopen

Wychavon's leisure centres have received a funding boost of more than £288,500 as they prepare to reopen their doors to customers. The money comes from the Government's National Leisure Recovery Fund, which supports the recovery of publicly owned leisure centres and gyms from the Covid-19 pandemic. Wychavon Leisure, which runs the council's leisure...
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Crack On With Easter But Follow The Rules

Worcestershire residents are being urged to follow Government guidelines this Easter to make sure Covid cases continue to decrease across the County. Yesterday saw Government lockdown restrictions ease in time for the Easter break but Worcestershire Regulatory Services Enforcement Officers fear a combination of good weather and school holidays coul...
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There's still time to take part in the census

There is still time for residents across the Wychavon District to fill in the census questionnaire. Census Day, which was on Sunday March 21, marked the day that millions of people across England and Wales completed key questions about themselves and their households to ensure local services in every community are informed by the best information p...
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Pause to remember lives lost to Covid-19

The Leader of Wychavon has paid tribute to the inspirational spirit of the district's residents ahead of the National Day of Reflection on Tuesday (23 March). Cllr Bradley Thomas said many lives had been saved because of the actions people had taken over the last year. He added the strength and determination of Wychavon's communities to support eac...
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Census 2021 in full swing in Wychavon

With 21 March fast approaching, Census 2021 is in full swing in the Wychavon District. Letters with unique access codes have been sent out to residents across the district and responses are already being sent in. Residents are required by law to complete the census on Sunday, 21 March or as soon as possible after and there is a risk of a £1,000 fin...
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Flag flown to mark Commonwealth Day 2021

The Commonwealth flag has been raised by Wychavon District Council to mark Commonwealth Day 2021. This morning (Monday 8 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. Commonwealth Day is held on the second Mo...
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Local gifts your mum will love - blog

Mother's Day provides the perfect opportunity to show your mum how much she means to you. But how can you properly say "thank you" to the person who has loved and supported you your entire life? At a time when you can't treat your mum to a meal out or a spa day, finding that perfect way to say thank you is even harder. The good news is even though ...
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Consultation on sustainability appraisal

A public consultation has started on an important document supporting the development of new homes across South Worcestershire over the next two decades. The sustainability appraisal sets out how sites and policies in the revised South Worcestershire Development Plan (SWDP) balance economic and social factors with protecting the environment, which ...
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Households asked to take part in Census 2021

Households across the Wychavon District will be asked to take part in the next census in spring. Run by the Office for National Statistics (ONS), the census will be held on 21 March and is a once-in-a-decade survey that provides the most accurate estimate of all the people and households in England and Wales. Letters will soon be sent out with onli...
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