Blog- A typical day in the life of a housing officer

​Our housing team works incredibly hard every day helping people who find themselves homeless or on the brink of becoming homeless. It is a difficult and demanding job but one that is carried out with dedication and compassion. To mark World Homeless Day one of our housing officers describes a typical day in the job.I arrive at work at 9am, have a ...
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Councils appoint new Director of Planning and Infrastructure

 A new Director of Planning and Infrastructure has been appointed to Malvern Hills and Wychavon District Councils. Holly Jones will take on the role at the end of October after leaving South Oxfordshire District and Vale of White Horse District Councils where she worked as Planning Policy Manager.With 20 years worth of experience behind her, H...
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The Almonry Projection to launch next week in Evesham

 A much-awaited art installation which will project photographs of Evesham's history onto the Almonry Museum will launch next week. The Almonry Projection, which is part of the Enlighten Project, will run every night for one year at dusk until 11pm from Saturday, 12 October.As part of the launch, free drop-in workshops will be held at the muse...
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Programme of activities and events on offer as part of Wellbeing Week 2019

 Malvern Hills and Wychavon District Councils are teaming up with local organisations to offer the public a week of activities to improve health and wellbeing. Wellbeing Week 2019 will take place from 7 to 13 October and will offer residents of different ages and abilities across both districts the chance to take part in various activities and...
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Dodderhill residents can meet their local councillor at event

 Dodderhill residents will have the chance to raise any questions they may have with their local councillor at an event next week. The Wychavon Communities and Agencies Together event will be held between 6.30pm-8.30pm on 30 September at Wychbold Village Hall on School Road.Councillor Laurence Smith, for Dodderhill Ward, will be meeting reside...
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Residents can raise concerns about crime in Evesham South at drop-in session

Councillors, police officers and Neighbourhood Watch representatives will come together this weekend to offer support to Evesham South residents concerned about crime in their area.The Crime Concern drop-in session will be held from 2pm to 4pm on Saturday, 28 September, at Bengeworth Church House on Broadway Road.Residents will have the chance to e...
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Nigel Huddleston MP visits Wychavon Youth Bus

Young people in Norton Lenchwick had the opportunity to put questions to their local MP as part of a visit to the Wychavon Youth Bus. Nigel Huddleston, MP for Mid Worcestershire, paid a visit to the popular bus which provides a mobile drop-in space for young people in rural areas.The youth project, which is led by Wychavon District Council, is a 57...
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Councillors discuss continuing to cut carbon emissions

Councillors will pledge to continue to cut carbon emissions across Wychavon, with a 50 per cent reduction planned by 2030, to help tackle the climate crisis facing the planet.Members of the Executive Board discussed the future targets at a meeting on Wednesday (18 September) where they approved the development of a new Wychavon Intelligently Green ...
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Chance to Have Your Say

 Residents have the chance to influence Wychavon's future priorities by taking part in a new survey. The Wychavon Residents' Survey gives people across the district an opportunity to say what really matters to them and what they think of local services.Feedback will be used to help Wychavon decide where to focus its resources over the next fou...
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Action on Homes

Reducing the number of empty homes across the district will be the focus of a week long campaign by members of Wychavon's housing team.As part of Action on Empty Homes Week, which runs from 23 to 29 September, officers will be taking to the streets to hear from residents about the impact empty homes are having on their community. The team will be a...
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Free event to support new and existing Neighbourhood Watch

 Residents from across the Malvern Hills and Wychavon districts will have the chance to learn how to create a successful Neighbourhood Watch scheme for their community. The Neighbourhood Watch Together event will be held from 5pm to 8pm on 25 September at Leigh and Bransford Memorial Hall on Sherridge Road in Leigh Sinton.The drop-in market pl...
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Vote for Wychavon’s parks to become the nation’s favourite

 Wychavon residents are being urged to vote for their local Green Flag park to become the nation's favourite. Organised by Keep Britain Tidy, the People's Choice Awards aim to find the country's top ten parks from a record-breaking 1,970 awarded Green Flag Award status by the charity.In July, Abbey Park and Workman Gardens in Evesham, Vines Pa...
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Project showcasing Evesham’s history to launch in autumn

 An art installation which will project photographs of Evesham's history onto the Almonry Museum is set to launch this autumn. The Almonry Projection, which is part of the Enlighten Project, has been approved by Wychavon planners to run for one year.In autumn, every night from dusk to 11pm, a variety of still photographs will be projected slow...
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OVO Energy Tour of Britain 2019 comes to Pershore

 Up to 120 of the world's best cyclists are set to ride through Pershore this month as the OVO Energy Tour of Britain 2019 comes to the market town. The OVO Energy Tour of Britain 2019 is a 1,250km race held over eight days starting in Glasgow on Saturday, 7 September, and ending in Manchester on Saturday, 14 September.More than 5,000 spectato...
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Wychavon’s town centres undergo annual deep clean

 Town centres across Wychavon are undergoing an annual clean-up. Wychavon District Council's contractors, FCC Environment, are out in force using specialist equipment to scrub the pavements to remove dirt, stains and chewing gum.The deep cleanse started in Pershore last week and will also be carried out in Evesham and Droitwich Spa town centre...
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Wychavon residents have the chance to meet their local councillors

 Wychavon residents will have the chance to raise any questions they may have with their local councillor at two events next month. Visitors at Pebworth Party in the Park will be able to meet Thomas Havemann-Mart, district councillor for Honeybourne and Pebworth ward, on Sunday, 1 September. He will be on hand to answer any queries from 12pm a...
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Improvements to Corporation and Crown Meadow

Works are planned to Corporation Meadow to upgrade the existing riverside path to make it better for cyclists and those on foot.  The 400 metre path will be upgraded from an uneven stony path to a smoother tarmac surface making it smoother and more accessible to cyclists. The path runs from Abbey Bridge to the fish-fry and the route will remai...
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Action promised on Evesham eyesore

Wychavon is today reassuring residents that action is being taken to ensure the shop front on 16 High St. Evesham will be restored as quickly as possible following its removal.  Strong concerns have been raised over the frontage which has been removed leaving a huge hole at the front of the building which is positioned in a conservation area. ...
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Circus acts and puppet shows return to Wychavon’s parks

 Free circus fun and puppet shows will be returning to Wychavon's parks over the summer holidays for children and families to enjoy. Clive Chandler's World Famous Punch and Judy Show will be back in Evesham, Pershore and Droitwich by popular demand.The Circus Skills Workshops will also return and will offer feather balancing, plate spinning ju...
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Droitwich students create summer activity programme thanks to council funding

Creative students from Droitwich Spa High have set up a one-stop-shop website to showcase summer activities for young people.Lower Sixth Form students Ted Cox, Adam Keen, supported by their teachers John Humfress and Matt Gardner, put together the activity programme, designed and produced leaflets and posters and created a website.From street theat...
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