Tree near iconic Bell Tower to be removed

A large tree next to Evesham's iconic Bell Tower is being removed after becoming unstable. The Robinia pseudocacia tree in Abbey Park has decay in the roots, has become partially uprooted and is leaning on neighbouring trees for support. It has been recommended the tree is removed on safety grounds. The trunk will be left in place to rot away natur...
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A message from Dr Kathryn Cobain, the Director for Public Health in Worcestershire

Dear Residents, I know that the news of a new lockdown for England, will be frustrating and upsetting for many people. Worcestershire has tried very hard to keep Covid-19 cases down, and many of you have made sacrifices to protect yourselves and others. We have all had to make changes to the way we live our lives in recent months, and that included...
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Leader urges let's pull together by staying apart

Residents are being urged to 'pull together, by staying apart' in a bid to reduce Covid-19 infections and help save lives. The Prime Minister announced a new national lockdown for England on Monday (4 January). It means people must stay at home and only leave for certain reasons including to get food and essentials and for exercise once a day. All ...
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Help us support rough sleepers this Christmas

Residents are being urged to help rough sleepers this Christmas by letting Wychavon's housing team know about people they see on the streets.  People can play their part this festive season by remembering to see, say, support. See – if you spot someone sleeping rough. Say – tell StreetLink what they look like and where they are online at www.s...
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Wychavon helping to feed those in need

Wychavon is working with schools and partner organisations to make sure families in need do not go hungry during the Christmas holidays. Almost £100,000 from the Government's Winter Covid-19 Grant has been made available to voluntary and charitable organisations working with those in need and will be distributed through Worcestershire Community Fou...
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Wychavon's toilets named best in the country

Wychavon officially boasts the best public toilets in the UK after scooping the overall national title at the annual Loo of the Year Awards for the first time. Officials from the Loo of the Year competition presented Wychavon with the 'golden seat' during a socially distanced ceremony at the Civic Centre on Thursday (10 December 2020). Judges were ...
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Christmas in Broadway Competition

Shoppers in Broadway will have the chance to win a range of prizes as part of a brand new festive competition. Wychavon District Council has teamed up with the Broadway Business Association to organise the Christmas in Broadway Competition which will run until 24 December 2020. Up to 25 businesses will be giving away prizes ranging from beauty and ...
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Wychavon confirms plans for Raven Hotel site

The historic Raven Hotel in Droitwich will be protected and secured for the future Wychavon can confirm. Pictures have been circulating on social media showing the building in a dilapidated condition, which has raised concerns about what is happening to the site. The site has been bought by new owners and Wychavon officers met with them recently to...
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Statement regarding Grace Cards and Books, Droitwich

Updated 24 November 2020 A spokesman for Wychavon District Council said: "Officers from Worcestershire Regulatory Services (WRS) and West Mercia Police have visited or contacted Grace's Cards and Books on several occasions to engage with the owners to encourage them to comply with the current Covid-19 regulations and avoid further action. Unfortuna...
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Ambitious plan for Evesham Public Hall

Evesham Public Hall could be transformed into a new arts and heritage centre under an exciting new £3.9million plan being considered by Wychavon District Council. The proposal, from Chase Commercial Ltd, is still in the early stages of development, but Wychavon's Executive Board has given the green light to exploring the project in more detail. The...
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Transport summit tackles traffic issues in Evesham

 An action plan is being drawn up to tackle traffic and congestion issues in and around Evesham. It follows a virtual transport summit called by Wychavon in response to concerns raised by residents and businesses about increasing issues travelling in and around the town. The summit brought together key players from a range of organisations inc...
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Leisure centre closure rumours are fake news

Pershore Leisure Centre will reopen its doors when coronavirus restrictions allow, Wychavon Leisure has confirmed. Rumours and speculation on social media have suggested Wychavon Leisure, which runs the King George's Way centre, are looking to close it permanently. This is not true, and Wychavon Leisure has now confirmed the centre will reopen eith...
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New grant scheme to help Wychavon schools provide meals

Wychavon District Council is helping local schools provide meals for children through a new grant scheme. The Breakfast Club Grant has been made available to schools within the district and offers up to £2,000 in funding to cover the period between now and the end of term. The grant, which will benefit anyone of school age, will support breakfast c...
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New social housing allocation scheme launches in South Worcestershire

 Wychavon, Worcester and Malvern Hills District Councils have joined forces to launch a new scheme to allocate social housing across the three districts. 'Housing for You' (www.housingforyou.co.uk) replaces Home Choice Plus, the current allocation system. The move will affect over 9,000 people in South Worcestershire who are cur...
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Free parking in Wychavon's car parks

Free parking is being reintroduced in Wychavon's car parks during lockdown and into the new year. From Thursday, 5 November 2020 until Sunday, 3 January 2021, there will be no charge for using any Wychavon District Council owned pay and display car park. The move will support residents who need to pick up essential items during the lockdo...
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Wychavon joins national fight against 'zombie batteries'

Wychavon residents are being urged to join the fight against 'zombie batteries' in a bid to tackle waste collection fires caused by carelessly discarded dead batteries. As part of the Take Charge campaign, Wychavon and its waste and recycling contractor FCC Environment, is reminding residents that batteries should never be put into their black or g...
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Sculpture in Pershore’s Abbey Park to be removed

A sculpture in Pershore's Abbey Park is set to be removed as it poses a danger to the public. The sculpture, which was created by Tom Harvey in 2007, is made out of a Beech Tree that had to be felled due to disease. The timber has now decayed to the extent it can't be preserved and sections are falling away. Wychavon has cleaned the sculpture and m...
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Wychavon provides funding to foodbanks and local organisations

Wychavon District Council is working together with local organisations and foodbanks to help feed those in crisis. Over the past few months, the council has provided more than£110,000 in funding to Droitwich, Evesham and Pershore Foodbanks and other voluntary organisations to support the vulnerable. This funding includes a Local Authority Emergency...
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Tree to be removed on safety grounds

A tree is being removed on safety grounds to prevent it toppling on to nearby homes in St Peter's Close in Evesham. The horse chestnut tree has been identified as suffering from excessive bleeding canker, that will eventually make it unsafe and cause it to fall over. Cankers are an infection of the bark of trees caused by various fungus. Symptoms i...
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Residents urged to remember the fallen from home

Residents are being urged to remember those who sacrificed their lives in two World Wars, and conflicts since, from the safety of their doorsteps. Coronavirus cases continue to rise across our district and restrictions to help stop the spread of the virus mean remembrance events will have to take place differently this year. Wychavon District Counc...
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