New Chief Executive appointed

Vic Allison has been confirmed as the new Chief Executive of Malvern Hills and Wychavon District Councils. Mr Allison, who is currently Deputy Managing Director of Wychavon, was confirmed in the role at a virtual meeting of Malvern Hills District Council on Wednesday (6 May). Wychavon councillors had already agreed the appointment at a meeting in M...
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Residents urged to celebrate VE Day at home

Wychavon residents are being urged to join together from the safety of their doorsteps to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the end of the Second World War in Europe. The special anniversary is reached on Friday, 8 May and although local and national commemorative events have been cancelled due to the covid-19 outbreak, people are still being encou...
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Dumped garden waste leads to £400 fine

Residents are being urged not to resort to fly-tipping excess waste after a man was fined £400 for dumping cardboard boxes and sacks of garden waste at the side of a road. Wychavon officers received a report some sacks and boxes had been left in a lay-by near Peopleton on April 6. Evidence was found and the offender identified. When questioned the ...
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Iconic Evesham landmark to turn blue for the NHS

An iconic Evesham landmark is going to be turned blue in support of the NHS workers on the frontline of the battle against the coronavirus. Every Thursday at 8pm the Bell Tower will be bathed in blue light in support of the Clap for Our Carers campaign. The campaign brings people together from the safety of their doorsteps or gardens to applau...
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Wychavon provides financial support to businesses affected by coronavirus

More than £6million in grants has been paid to businesses across the Wychavon District to support them through the coronavirus outbreak. Wychavon District Council is urging eligible businesses affected by the pandemic to register online so grants can be paid quickly. Grants of either £10,000 or £25,000 have been sent to more than 500 eligible busin...
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Free parking to support effort to tackle coronavirus

Wychavon is allowing people to park for free in all of its car parks as part of a range of measures designed to support people through the coronavirus outbreak. The move has been introduced to help people while shopping for essentials and support volunteers caring for the vulnerable. Free parking was introduced last week for NHS, health and adult s...
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Delivery controls relaxed to support fight against Coronavirus

 Planning restrictions associated with the movement of food and essential deliveries are being relaxed by Malvern Hills and Wychavon District councils, to support efforts to ensure people have access to the items they need during the Coronavirus outbreak. Controls are placed on some food suppliers, supermarkets, food retailers and distribution...
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Wychavon Community Recognition Award winners announced

​Inspirational people from across Wychavon have been celebrated at this year's Community Recognition Awards. The annual ceremony, which was held on 5 March at Peopleton Village Hall, recognised 'community heroes' who, in 2019, have volunteered, coached or helped others and made the district a better place to live and work. Wychavon's judging panel ...
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Community heroes across Wychavon recognised at awards

People across Wychavon have been recognised for their selfless contribution to their community at the Diamond Jubilee Community Recognition Awards. The annual award ceremony, which was held at Wychavon Civic Centre in Pershore, saw Town and Parish Councils nominate one or more people who they think have made a real difference. This year, Wychavon C...
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Fight to improve housing standards hits the small screen

Wychavon's housing team has been featured on the small screen as part of a series highlighting the work done to protect people from living in unfit homes. Britain's Housing Scandal began airing on BBC One at the end of February. It shows presenter Matt Allwright working with teams from different councils to highlight the appalling conditions some p...
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Flag flown to mark Commonwealth Day 2020

The Commonwealth flag has been raised by Wychavon District Council as part of a ceremony of dedication to mark Commonwealth Day 2020. This morning (Monday 9 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. Commo...
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Residents urged to bin their litter for charity

Litter bins in Evesham Town Centre have been turned into charity collection tins as part of the Bin It For Good scheme. More than 20 bins along the High Street and Bridge Street have been decorated with brightly coloured stickers that encourage people to put their litter in the bin, rather than drop it on the ground. The more people that do, the mo...
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Free advice available for landlords in Wychavon

Landlords are being given the opportunity to receive free advice on a range of topics relating to the private rented sector at a free forum. The annual Wychavon Landlord Forum will take place at the Civic Centre in Pershore from 6pm to 8pm on 24 March. This year's event will introduce landlords to some of the benefits that Wychmove, Wychavon Distri...
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Run, walk or hop the Pershore Plum Mile for charity

The Pershore Plum Mile is back and residents are being urged to get set and go running to raise funds for Sport Relief. Co-hosted by Wychavon District Council and Pershore Plum Plodders, the fourth Sport Relief Mile event will take place at Pershore's Abbey Park on Sunday 15 March. Participants can enter on the day and registration is from 9.30 unt...
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W-Factor 2020 winners revealed

Pershore's Number 8 Community Arts Centre was packed last week for the exciting finale of this year's W-Factor competition. The event, held on 10 February, saw 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 compère on the night was Andrew Easton ...
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Flooding - major incident declared

Areas of Worcestershire continue to experience flooding with many roads closed across the county. Although in some areas river levels are dropping, they are set to rise again over the next few hours, peaking during the evening. A major incident has been declared. There are currently two severe flood warnings, meaning danger to life, for the Tenbury...
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Event to offer information on changes in Droitwich South East

Droitwich South East residents are being encouraged to raise any concerns they may have at the next Communities and Agencies Together event. The event, which will cover the theme 'supporting an increased population', will be held from 7pm-9pm on Tuesday 25 February at Sacred Heart Parish Hall on Worcester Road. Residents will have the chance to hea...
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Warning over Council Tax scam

Residents are being warned to be on their guard against scammers cold calling them with fake offers of a Council Tax rebate. Malvern Hills District, Worcester City and Wychavon councils have all received reports from residents who have been targeted in this way in recent days. The scammer claims to be from the finance department of the council and ...
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Bold plan unveiled as Council Tax frozen

 Tackling traffic congestion in Evesham, creating new sporting destinations and cutting household waste are among a host of new promises unveiled by Wychavon to further improve the district. Councillors also pledged to freeze Wychavon's share of the Council Tax bill for the third year in a row, as they approved the new Council Strategy at a me...
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£150,000 for new electric vehicle chargers

The number of electric vehicle charging points in Wychavon's public car parks is set to soar thanks to a £150,000 investment. A total of 20 new 7Kw chargers are being installed as part of Wychavon's commitment to supporting the growth of the ultra low emission vehicle market, to help reduce the district's carbon footprint. Once work is completed at...
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