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About Wychavon District Council

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About Wychavon District Council

Wychavon is located in the West Midlands region. The district covers 664km2 of the south and eastern part of the county of Worcestershire and is the largest of the six Worcestershire districts.

With a population of 116,900, the area is made up of the three towns of Droitwich Spa, Evesham and Pershore, and nearly 100 villages and hamlets.

Our headquarters are located at the Pershore Civic Centre, where most of our 235 staff are based. We also have Community Contact Centres in Droitwich and Evesham where residents can access district services. Find location details of the Pershore Civic Centre and Community Contact Centres

We're an entrepreneurial council that has gained recognition for major projects like building Pershore hospital and a Waitrose store, regenerating and reopening the Droitwich Canals and supporting events like the British Asparagus Festival and Pershore Plum Festival.

Our strategy

Our strategy gives us a clear direction and focus. Our priorities are underpinned by specific goals, success measures and our annual promises to make the area an even better place to live and work. Read our strategy 2020 - 2024 for more information.

Our purpose

Our purpose is to be a leading, responsible and innovative council working to improve people’s lives.

Our history

Wychavon District Council came into being as a shadow authority in 1973 and took over responsibility for the district in 1974.

It was formed following the coming together of five Councils:

  • Evesham Borough Council
  • Evesham Rural District Council
  • Droitwich Borough Council
  • Droitwich Rural District Council
  • Pershore Rural District Council

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