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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Council tries out electric vehicles to collect waste across Wychavon

Wychavon District Council has tried out the use of environmentally friendly electric vehicles to collect waste across the district. FCC Environment (the council's contracted waste management company) were supplied with an electric refuse collection vehicle in December last year, as well as a fully electric sweeper in January as part of a demonstrat...
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Council flies Pride flag for LGBT+ History Month

Wychavon District Council is flying the rainbow flag in celebration of LGBT+ History Month. LGBT+ History Month is an annual celebration which runs throughout February and aims to promote equality and inclusivity. It also aims to teach people about lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender history, and the history of the gay rights and related civil r...
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SWDP review to be published following COVID-19 delay

The South Worcestershire Development Plan will be published in the autumn following a 12 month delay due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The South Worcestershire Councils have agreed a revised timetable for the document which sets out how a Government requirement to build another 14,000 new homes across Malvern Hills District, Worcester City and Wychavon...
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Measures announced to support Covid-19 recovery

An ambitious package of measures has been unveiled by Wychavon to help the district recover from the damage caused by the Covid-19 pandemic. The announcement includes a freeze on Wychavon's share of the Council Tax bill for the fourth year in a row. This means the average Band D household will continue to pay £120.08 for Wychavon's services from Ap...
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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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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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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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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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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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Evesham councillors to answer questions at virtual event

A number of Evesham Ward councillors are set to come together for a virtual Meet Your Council session. Held from 6pm to 8pm on 29 October, residents will have the chance to take part in a question and answer session over Zoom. There will also be an opportunity to hear about what Wychavon District Council is doing to support residents and businesses...
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Trees to be removed in Droitwich

Work to remove five trees near to homes in Droitwich will take place next week. The Red Oak and Norway Maple trees have been causing ongoing issues for residents living nearby on Park Way for more than five years. The trees were planted in the wrong place originally. They are unsuitable for the location as they can grow to more than 25 metres in he...
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Council supports local community projects in their response to Covid-19

Wychavon District Council has provided funding to a number of community projects supporting the ongoing response to the Covid-19 crisis. In July, Crowdfund: WYCHAVON was launched in partnership with crowdfunding platform Spacehive. This offered a way to raise funds by connecting people with local causes. Wychavon made a pot of £25,000 available to ...
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Council supports local community projects in their response to Covid-19

Wychavon District Council has provided funding to a number of community projects supporting the ongoing response to the Covid-19 crisis. In July, Crowdfund: WYCHAVON was launched in partnership with crowdfunding platform Spacehive. This offered a way to raise funds by connecting people with local causes. Wychavon made a pot of £25,000 available to ...
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Protect your bike from thieves at free events

Residents will have the chance to keep their bikes safe from thieves at a series of bike marking events across Wychavon district. Organised by Wychavon District Council, bike marking is a method that consists of applying a unique identifiable number to the frame of the bike, which is then registered with the National Bike Register Database. This re...
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