Appeal for information after theft of pay and display machines

Several pay and display machines have been stolen from Wychavon's car parks in recent weeks. Wychavon is now appealing to anyone with information about the thefts to contact police. In total 9 machines have been stolen and one damaged. Wychavon is exploring options for replacing the machines including measures to discourage future thefts. Between 1...

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Have your say on a new political map for Wychavon District Council

 New boundaries are being proposed for council wards in Wychavon District Council. The Local Government Boundary Commission wants to hear what residents and local organisations think about the proposals. A 10-week consultation on the proposals will run until 21 March 2022.The Commission is the independent body that draws these boundaries. It i...

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More than £297,000 to support households in need

More than £297,000 has been made available to community groups and voluntary organisations to continue to support people affected by the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic. Wychavon has used funding from the Household Support Grant to continue to make sure people who need help accessing food or paying energy bills and other essential costs can still g...

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Businesses could win £1,000 by taking part in skills survey

Businesses are being encouraged to take part in a survey to find out what their skills and training needs are.The survey is being run by Malvern Hills and Wychavon District Councils with telemarketing agency, Team Telemarketing, and will end on 31 January 2022.Businesses will be contacted via phone call to take part in the survey but it can also be...

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Free festive fun on offer this Christmas

Free festive fun is on offer in Wychavon's town centres in the run-up to Christmas. Wychavon's Christmas roadshow will be visiting Chapman Court in Pershore on 4 December, Market Street in Evesham on 11 December and Droitwich High Street on 18 December. There will be Christmas music, giant games including Connect 4 and Jenga as well as the opportun...

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Regeneration plan for Evesham Public Hall still on the table

Wychavon has restated its commitment to regenerating Evesham Public Hall after an unsuccessful bid for government funding. The Government has confirmed Wychavon is not one of the areas chosen to receive money from the Levelling Up Fund. Wychavon had applied for £9million from the fund to pay for a package of transport improvements to help ease cong...

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Flushed with success at Loo of the Year awards

Wychavon has once again proven its toilets are far from bog standard after impressing judges in the annual Loo of the Year Awards. Six of Wychavon's toilets have been given the highest honour of the much sought-after diamond award. This is only given to toilets with the highest standard of cleaning and that provide specialist facilities for babies,...

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Another £1million available for community projects

Another £1million is being made available by Wychavon to support community projects that will have a lasting benefit for residents. Councillors have agreed to run a fourth and final round of the Community Legacy Grant scheme, with applications encouraged from areas yet to receive funding. Since launching in 2018, almost £3million has been...

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Free parking on offer as light switch on events return

Free parking will be on offer in Wychavon's car parks to support Christmas Lights switch on events across the district. The lights will be going on in Droitwich Spa, Evesham and Pershore on Saturday, 27 November 2021 with free parking on the day in all Wychavon pay and display car parks from 2pm. In Droitwich Spa there will be fairground and festiv...

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Wychavon retains Customer Service Excellence status

Wychavon has once again been recognised for its commitment to delivering excellent customer service. Following an assessment during October, Wychavon has been awarded Customer Service Excellence status. Wychavon's customer service processes and responses were scrutinised and assessed against 27 criteria. Wychavon was found to have met all of them a...

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Motorists asked to avoid parking on verges

Motorists are being asked not to park their cars on grass verges as it is making it difficult to keep them under control. Wychavon's contractor Smart Cut has been unable to carry out grass cutting in several areas because of the number of cars parked on roadside verges. The problem is particularly an issue on the Abbey Estate and the area...

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Take on the Intelligently Green Challenge

With the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Glasgow coming to an end this week, residents are being urged to play their part by pledging to make simple changes to their lifestyle. Wychavon is running its Intelligently Green Challenge to help people take simple steps to reduce the amount of climate changing greenhouse gases they put into th...

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Evesham toilets set to be revamped

Work starts next week on the refurbishment of Waterside toilets in Evesham. The block is being partially demolished and a new replacement floor fitted. It will then be rebuilt to modern standard with water saving and energy efficiency measures. This will include greywater harvesting tanks that capture and reuse water from sinks to flush the toilets...

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Dogs on leads plea as sheep return to Avon Meadows

Sheep have returned to Avon Meadows for the first time in three years. Traditionally sheep have been used each year as a natural way of promoting biodiversity on the site. But they were unable to do so in 2019 because of flooding and then it was decided not to use them on the meadows in 2020 because of the popularity of the site for exercise during...

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Funding boost to support skills and training

More than £283,000 has been given to Malvern Hills District and Wychavon District Councils to help people into work and create the skilled workforce businesses need to succeed. The money comes from the Government's Community Renewal Fund which supports projects trialling programmes and new approaches which will invest in skills, local businesses an...

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Free bike marking sessions

Cyclists can help protect their bikes from theft for free next week. Wychavon's community safety team will be carrying out a series of bike marking events across the district during half-term. Bikes are marked with a unique code using a special liquid. The number is then registered with the national BikeRegister database. A warning sticker is appli...

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By-elections for Evesham Town Council

Residents in parts of Evesham will go to the polls next week to choose who should represent them on the town council. By-elections are taking place in the Avon and Twyford Wards on Evesham Town Council on Thursday, 28 October 2021. There is one seat available in Avon Ward and two in Twyford Ward. People can cast their vote at the polling station at...

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Find out about new play area plan for Westlands

Residents in Westlands in Droitwich can vote for what they would like to see included in a new children's playground for the area while lending a hand sprucing up the current one. On Wednesday, 27 October Platform Housing staff will be joined by volunteers to help give the play equipment a new coat of paint and generally tidy up the area. They...

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Meet Your Council event in Norton and Whittington

Residents in Norton and Whittington have the opportunity to raise issues of local interest and concern as part of the latest Wychavon Meet Your Council event. Cllr Rob Adams, who represents the two parishes, will be touring the area to gather feedback from the community and talk about Wychavon's work. The Meet Your Council events are part of Wychav...

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Wychavon backs call for local energy revolution

Wychavon is backing moves to make it easier for communities to sell renewable energy to local people. Councillors agreed at a Council meeting on Wednesday (13 October) to officially support the Power for People campaign, behind the proposed Local Electricity Bill, which is currently making its way through Parliament. Wychavon will also be writing t...

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