Wychavon’s toilets named the best in England

Wychavon officially boasts the best public toilets in England after scooping the title in the annual Loo of the Year Awards.As well as the national title, judges were particularly impressed with the loo in Church Close in Broadway, naming it the best public toilet in a car park. Three of Wychavon's toilets – Viaduct Meadow in Evesham, St Andrew's i...
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Grants on offer to help social mobility in Wychavon

Up to £20,000 worth of grants are now on offer to schools, charities and community organisations to help support disadvantaged children and their families.The Social Mobility Grant Scheme is aimed at Free School Meal (FSM) eligible children to provide positive activities and wraparound care services, as well as projects to improve pupil confidence ...
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Wychavon reveals results of annual Residents’ Survey

Traffic congestion, crime, public transport, litter and recycling were voted as the top priorities for Wychavon residents as part of an annual survey.Organised by Wychavon District Council, the Residents' Survey asked residents for their comments on their local area, what is important to them and how satisfied they are with the council and its...
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Music workshops for people living with Dementia

Wychavon are proud to be continuing to support music workshops for people living with Dementia and their carers. The performances take place at the Number 8 Arts Centre in Pershore, starting at 1.30pm and finish at approximately 3pm.Guests can join in at their own pace, find out about life as a professional musician or about favourite pieces of mus...
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Changes to contact centre opening hours

 Changes are being made to the opening hours of Wychavon's customer contact centres from next week.The number of visitors to each centre continues to fall as residents increasingly turn to online services to access help and support, pay bills or find out information.Over the last three years there has been a 53% drop in visitors to Droitwich C...
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Still time to register for a proxy vote

 Residents unable to get to a polling station to vote in the upcoming General Election but who still want to have their say, are being reminded they can still register for a proxy vote.Although the deadline for applying to vote by post has now passed, those already registered can still nominate someone else to make their mark on the ballot pap...
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Free security advice on offer to businesses

Free advice is on offer to businesses to help protect their staff, premises and equipment at a special event later this month.A range of organisations will be attending the Protect Your Business, Protect Your Staff event which takes place on Thursday 28 November, from 4pm to 7pm at Sixways Stadium.Business owners will have the chance to find out mo...
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Inspiring the district’s future workforce

 Students from an Evesham school spent the day learning about possible future careers as part of a new scheme by Wychavon to inspire the district's future workforce.Year 10 pupils from The De Montford School started their day with an overview of Wychavon's strategy and values before touring the building to learn about each department.They also...
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Don’t lose your voice, register to vote

Residents do not have long to ensure they are registered to vote or apply for a postal vote in the upcoming General Election.The deadline to register to vote is midnight on Tuesday, 26 November 2019. Anyone who has not applied by that date will lose their right to have their say in who becomes the next MP for Mid Worcestershire, when the nation goe...
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Pershore turns purple for polio

 Up to 4,000 purple crocuses are set to be planted in Pershore's Abbey Park to mark World Polio Day.Wychavon's contractors, Continintal Landscapes, are joining forces with the Rotary Club of Pershore to plant the bulbs in support of the fight against polio.Rotary Clubs across Great Britain have been working with the Royal Horticultural Society...
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Consultation starts on SWDP sites

Residents and businesses are being urged to have their say on plans for new housing, employment and retail sites across South Worcestershire.A six week public consultation begins today (Monday, 4 November) on proposals outlined in the Preferred Options document, as part of the next stage of the review of the South Worcestershire Development Plan (S...
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Search begins for talented youngsters with the W Factor

 The W Factor is back again for another year and Wychavon District Council is searching for the most talented young people in the district.Open auditions are set to take place on the following dates:Tuesday 19 November at Droitwich Spa High School from 5.30pm.Wednesday 20 November at The De Montfort School in Evesham from 5.30pm.Thursday 21 No...
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Are you recycling the right thing?

​Residents are being urged to ensure they put the right thing in the right bin to help reduce the amount of recycling which ends up being lost due to contamination.Every year, about ten per cent of the content of Wychavon's green bins, has to be sent for incineration instead of being turned into new products. This is because it either contains too ...
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Joint effort cleans up Evesham eyesore

 An Evesham eyesore has been cleaned up thanks to a joint effort between Wychavon officers, the community and the landowner.Evesham Anti-litter Group raised concerns about the state of a car park off Lower Leys in Bengeworth following a routine litter pick.A storage container on the site was in a state of disrepair, having been set fire to, wh...
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Dash cam footage used to fine litter lout

 Dash cam footage has been used by Wychavon for the first time to crackdown on people throwing rubbish from their vehicles.Two pieces of cellophane cigarette wrapper were seen being tossed out of the passenger window of a car travelling along Saltway in Droitwich.The incident, which happened at the end of July, was witnessed by another driver ...
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Proposed sites for new housing, employment and retail land revealed

 A proposal to consult on plans to build three major new settlements across South Worcestershire, to meet future demand for new housing, is set to go before councillors.The Preferred Options document, produced as part of the review of the South Worcestershire Development Plan, sets out how a Government requirement to build another 14,000 new h...
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Blog- A typical day in the life of a housing officer

​Our housing team works incredibly hard every day helping people who find themselves homeless or on the brink of becoming homeless. It is a difficult and demanding job but one that is carried out with dedication and compassion.To mark World Homeless Day one of our housing officers describes a typical day in the job.I arrive at work at 9am, have a q...
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Councils appoint new Director of Planning and Infrastructure

 A new Director of Planning and Infrastructure has been appointed to Malvern Hills and Wychavon District Councils.Holly Jones will take on the role at the end of October after leaving South Oxfordshire District and Vale of White Horse District Councils where she worked as Planning Policy Manager.With 20 years worth of experience behind her, Ho...
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The Almonry Projection to launch next week in Evesham

 A much-awaited art installation which will project photographs of Evesham's history onto the Almonry Museum will launch next week.The Almonry Projection, which is part of the Enlighten Project, will run every night for one year at dusk until 11pm from Saturday, 12 October.As part of the launch, free drop-in workshops will be held at the museu...
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Programme of activities and events on offer as part of Wellbeing Week 2019

 Malvern Hills and Wychavon District Councils are teaming up with local organisations to offer the public a week of activities to improve health and wellbeing.Wellbeing Week 2019 will take place from 7 to 13 October and will offer residents of different ages and abilities across both districts the chance to take part in various activities and ...
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