Don't let your festive food go to waste

According to Love Food Hate Waste, more than a third of us admit we throw away more food at Christmas than at any other time of the year. In fact, the UK throws out the equivalent of: 2 million turkeys5 million Christmas puddings74 million mince pies That's a lot of wasted energy and water needed to make that food, as well as your money, going in t...
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Alternative advent calendars, wrapping paper and other tips

 Here are a few ideas to help you apply the reduce, reuse and recycle principles to the spirit of the festive season. Advent calendars They are great fun and the chocolate ones are very tasty but do create waste in terms of the cardboard outer box, foil cover and plastic inner. So why not make your own this year? Make it reusable and you can u...
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The great Christmas tree debate

Should you buy a real Christmas tree or an artificial one? In terms of waste prevention, opting for a plastic tree may seem the obvious way to go as if you look after it, then it can be used again and again. In comparison, about 250 tonnes of Christmas trees end up in landfill each year, even though there are better ways to dispose of them. However...
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A Christmas jumper is for life

Christmas jumpers have joined mince pies, ice skating and Noddy Holder in becoming an integral part of the festive season. Sadly, they are also adding to the shocking environmental damage Christmas does too. In the UK we spend about £220 million on Christmas jumpers but according to the environmental charity Hubbub a quarter of them end up in the b...
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Your naughty and nice Christmas recycling guide

Here is our guide to help you get your recycling right and cut your waste this Christmas. Visit what can I put in my green bin for information about all the items you can recycle at home. The Nice List These go in your green bin/clear sack or can be taken to a Household Recycling Centre where indicated. Wrapping paper – if it is not glittery o...
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Appeal to find memorial tree donor

An appeal is being made to find the original donor of a tree planted in memory of a local teacher. The Horse Chestnut tree was planted in St Peter's Fields in Droitwich some years ago in tribute to a retired teacher called Jimmy James. Unfortunately, Wychavon has no more information about Jimmy or who donated the tree. The tree sadly has had to be ...
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Wychavon District Council to support community transport projects

Wychavon District Council is providing funding to support innovative and sustainable community transport projects across the district. Working in partnership with crowdfunding platform Spacehive, the council has launched the Crowdfund WYCHAVON: Ticket to Ride Fund which will support transport projects that are citizen-led and community-based. The c...
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More than 300 join fight against the litter louts

More than 300 residents and businesses have now signed up to Wychavon's Adopt a Street volunteer litter picking scheme to help take on the litter louts. Wychavon is now encouraging more people to sign up ahead of The Great British September Clean which takes place from 11 to 27 September. The national event, run by Keep Britain Tidy, replaces the u...
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Respect our parks plea following spate of vandalism and littering

Visitors to Wychavon's parks and green spaces are being urged to treat them with respect after a spate of vandalism and littering. Damage was caused to the recently laid turf on the site of the new pump track being installed at Charity Brook Park in Evesham. A group of youths gained access to the construction site and were reported to police for ge...
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Businesses urged not to miss out on coronavirus support funding

Up to 100 businesses could miss out on crucial coronavirus support funding with the deadline for registrations fast approaching. The Government has set a cut-off date of 28 August 2020 for businesses to register for grant support funding. The money was first allocated to councils in March 2020 to support small and medium-sized businesses, forced to...
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Businesses across Wychavon sign up for 'Eat Out to Help Out' scheme

More than 100 businesses across the Wychavon District have signed up to the 'Eat Out to Help Out' scheme. Residents and visitors will have the chance to save money when dining in pubs, cafes and restaurants signed up the Government scheme in Pershore, Droitwich and Evesham. The list includes such places as The Pickled Plum, The Gardeners Arms, Jell...
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Help get rough sleepers off the streets for good

Property and landowners are being urged to come forward to help Worcestershire's councils ensure homeless people and rough sleepers do not return to the streets, as lockdown restrictions are eased. During the height of the covid-19 pandemic, the county's six district, borough and city councils helped 137 people off the streets and into temporary ac...
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Wychavon elects new chairman

A new Chairman has been elected to Wychavon District Council. During an Annual Council Meeting on Wednesday (22 July), Cllr Robert Raphael was elected to take on the role. The councillor for the Evesham North ward will take over from Cllr Frances Smith, who has served for the past two years. Cllr Alex Sinton was also confirmed as the new Vice Chair...
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Crowdfunding scheme supporting community response to Covid-19

Residents are being urged to donate whatever they can to a range of community projects supporting the ongoing response to the Covid-19 crisis. Wychavon has launched Crowdfund WYCHAVON in partnership with crowdfunding platform Spacehive. It offers a way to raise funds rapidly by connecting people with local causes. Anyone can back a campaign with as...
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Ambitious plan to cut carbon emissions approved

Wychavon has pledged to put the environment at the heart of the district's covid-19 recovery, after approving ambitious plans to slash carbon emissions and grow the green economy A new Wychavon Intelligently Green Plan was approved by Council on Wednesday (22 July) and builds on Wychavon's strong track record on tackling climate change over more th...
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Covid-19 causes delay to SWDP Review

The completion of the review of the South Worcestershire Development Plan has been delayed due to the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic. It was hoped the document would be ready for public examination in early 2021. But lockdown restrictions have made it impossible to complete a number of technical assessments and evidence gathering needed to support...
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#EnjoyWychavonSafely this summer

Visitors and residents are being urged to #EnjoyWychavonSafely this summer while experiencing the sights and sounds of the district. Normally at this time of year Wychavon's festival season would be in full swing. Unfortunately, many of them have had to be cancelled or postponed because of the Covid-19 pandemic. People do not have to miss out compl...
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Funding boost as Droitwich Lido set to reopen

Wychavon has agreed a £55,000 funding boost for one of Droitwich's most popular visitor attractions to help it through the Covid-19 outbreak. Plans are being made to reopen Droitwich Lido from August 1, following the announcement by the Government that gyms, leisure centres and swimming pools could reopen again this month. Wychavon Leisure, which r...
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Wychavon leader to talk to residents during virtual Meet Your Council event

The Leader of Wychavon District Council will be talking to residents from Harvington and Norton Ward as part of a virtual Meet Your Council event. Cllr Bradley Thomas will be holding a question and answer session over Zoom video conferencing from 10am to 12pm on 20 July. He will also be talking about what Wychavon is doing to support residents and ...
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Work starts on new cycle track

Work has started on building a new cycle track in Evesham's Charity Brook Park. Wychavon is investing £37,500 in creating the Pump Track, which will allow novice riders of any age build confidence and skills on a bike away from traffic. Experienced cyclists can also use it to enhance their skills without putting others at risk. The unique design an...
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