Funding available for community transport schemes in Wychavon

Residents and groups interested in creating new community transport schemes in Wychavon are invited to bid for funding to help turn their ideas into reality.The £150,000 Ticket to Ride Fund is designed to support community-led projects that improve access to services, connect communities, reduce social isolation, encourage more active forms of trav...

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Flying the flag for our Armed Forces

Wychavon has paid tribute to Britain's servicemen and women by proudly flying the Armed Forces Flag.The flag was raised during a short ceremony at the Civic Centre in Pershore on Monday (20 June) in celebration of Armed Forces Day which takes place on Saturday, 25 June.Cllr Alex Sinton, Chairman of Wychavon District Council, led the tributes to Bri...

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small change can make a Big Difference

A new campaign has been launched to encourage residents to support people sleeping rough in a way that will have the most impact. Wychavon works in partnership with many organisations to help prevent people from sleeping rough in the first place, and to make the long-term changes needed to get them off the streets for good if they do find themselve...

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Wychavon steps in to fund free school meals over half term

More than 1,700 children throughout the district will be fed over half-term thanks to funding from Wychavon. Qualifying families will be given a £15 voucher per child to spend at their preferred local supermarket to ensure that they continue to put food on the table during the holidays. Pupils at 42 schools stand to benefit from the vouch...

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Take advantage of free age-friendly support for employers in Malvern Hills and Wychavon

Free support is on offer for Malvern Hills and Wychavon employers looking to recruit and retain older workers. Help is available for up to 40 employers as part of the district councils' Upskilling Project, which has been given £283,000 from the Government's UK Community Renewal Fund.  Helen Astill, director of award-winning consultancy Chering...

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Former teacher is new Wychavon Chairman

A former teacher is aiming to raise awareness of Wychavon's work to tackle climate change after taking on the role of Chairman of the Council. Cllr Alex Sinton was officially handed the chain from outgoing Chairman Cllr Robert Raphael at Wychavon's Annual Council Meeting on Wednesday (18 May). He will be supported by Cllr Emma Kearsey who was elect...

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Shake-up of Wychavon’s top team announced

A shake-up of the top team on Wychavon District Council has been announced. Cllr Richard Morris is stepping down from his roles as Deputy Leader of Wychavon and Executive Board Member for Economic Growth and Tourism to take up a post in the decision-making cabinet at Worcestershire County Council. Cllr Mark Ward, who represents Drakes Broughton, wi...

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Wychavon prepares to celebrate Platinum Jubilee

Communities across Wychavon will be decked in red, white and blue as they prepare to celebrate The Queen's Platinum Jubilee. There are 50 street parties and several larger organised events taking place across the district over the Jubilee weekend of 2 to 5 June. Wychavon has provided more than £10,000 to 49 town and parish councils to support jubil...

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Bold proposals unveiled for Wychavon’s town centres

New visions for the future of Wychavon's town centres have been unveiled that are set to transform them in the years ahead. Investment prospectuses have been drawn up by Wychavon and consultants CBRE, setting out how the council will work with partners and the community to rise to the challenges facing Droitwich Spa, Evesham and Pershore. All three...

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Strike a pose with Droitwich Spa’s new floral trail

Visitors to Droitwich Spa are in for a blooming good time with the launch of the town's new Droitwich In Bloom trail. Five floral creations, each with their own theme, have been installed around the town for visitors to hunt out and enjoy. People are encouraged to pose with the pieces and share their photos on social media by tagging @ValeandSpa an...

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Birmingham 2022 Queen’s Baton Relay to visit Wychavon

Queen's Baton Relay route through England revealed Baton will visit Wychavon on 22 July It will spend 10 days in the West Midlands between July 18 - 28 The Birmingham 2022 Queen's Baton Relay will be visiting Wychavon during its final journey through England this summer, as the full route is revealed. Birmingham 2022 is hosting the 16th official Qu...

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Thousands enjoy the first Vale of Evesham Food & Drink Festival

More than 10,000 people are estimated to have flocked to Evesham at the weekend to savour the taste of the town's first food festival. The two-day event on Crown Meadow featured more than 60 stalls selling a wide variety of food and drink and proved popular with the public. Visitors enjoyed tucking into food from a range of international cuisines, ...

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Deadline extended for £500 apprentice payment

The deadline for new apprentices to apply for a £500 incentive payment has been extended until the end of September. As part of the Wychavon and Malvern Hills Upskilling Project, both councils are offering the incentive to promote apprenticeships and trainee programmes, which help many people to take their first steps in the world of work or embark...

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Droitwich Spa South East councillors hold drop-in session to discuss local issues

People who live or work in Droitwich Spa South East, including the new housing estate at Yew Tree Village, are invited to discuss local issues with their councillors as part of Wychavon's latest Meet Your Council event. The drop-in session takes place in The Hall at Newland Hurst, on Newland Lane, Droitwich, on Thursday 26 May, between 5.30pm and 7...

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Energy Bills Rebate payments to start

Residents will start to receive their Energy Bills Rebate from next week (week starting 9 May 2022). Households living in a Band A to D property will receive a £150 payment as part of the Government scheme to help with recent increases in energy bills. Wychavon will begin making payments first to residents they have bank account details for – those...

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Wychavon launches £150,000 Covid-19 Community Recovery Fund

A £150,000 Community Recovery Fund has been launched by Wychavon to support community groups and organisations affected by the pandemic. The funding is designed to aid the district's recovery from Covid, providing a welcome boost to services that benefit the local population. Applications are open to any community groups or organisations operating ...

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Wildlife harmed by second fire at Avon Meadows

An appeal for information is being made after a fire at Avon Meadows Community Wetland in Pershore. A fire broke out in the reed beds at the local nature reserve on the evening of Saturday 9 April, harming wildlife. Concerned locals alerted the fire service, who were able to put the fire out, but not before a significant amount of important wildlif...

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A feast of fun on offer at the Vale of Evesham Food Festival

Delicious sights and smells will be on offer in Evesham next weekend as the town's first food festival takes place. The two-day event runs from Saturday 7 May to Sunday 8 May on Crown Meadow and will feature more than 60 stalls selling a wide variety of food and drink. Visitors can tuck into burgers, bangers and the tastes of Mexico while also samp...

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Delay to SWDP publication

The updated South Worcestershire Development Plan (SWDP) will not be published for consultation in July as scheduled, because work on the key documents relating to development sites and the infrastructure needed to support them is yet to be completed. More time is required to finalise the Infrastructure Delivery Plan (IDP) which is a crucial eviden...

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Deadline approaching for Platinum Jubilee road closure applications

Time is running out for residents or groups to apply for a road closure notice for their Platinum Jubilee Celebrations.Applications for road closures for events taking place over the main Platinum Jubilee Bank Holiday weekend in June, must be submitted by Friday, 22 April 2022.Wychavon has dropped its usual charge for making a road closure notice a...

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