Council grants aim to improve communities across Wychavon

Groups and organisations across Wychavon have the chance to apply for a grant of up to £500 to help improve their community. The 'Wychavon Active Parishes Grant' offers funding between £100 and £500 to local voluntary groups, sports clubs, parish councils, schools and charitable organisations. Groups can apply for grants for new projects that incre...
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Pollinators in the parks

  Residents and visitors to Wychavon parks and open spaces may have started to notice unusual flowers appearing or areas that might at first look at bit untidy. But fear not – these slightly different appearances are nothing to be worried about and instead form part of Wychavon's promise to support pollinators and other beneficial insects.&nbs...
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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. A drop-in session will be held from 2pm to 4pm on Saturday, 8 June, at St Richard's Hall in Mayfair, Evesham. Residents will have the chance to express their concerns a...
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Your chance to influence Wychavon’s work

Residents are being offered the opportunity to directly influence Wychavon's work supporting communities, dealing with rural issues and regenerating town centres. Volunteers are being sought to become co-opted members of one of Wychavon's three advisory panels – Communities and Funding, Rural Matters and Town Centres. All three panels have a key ro...
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Avon Meadows to have essential works

  Essential works are being planned to Avon Meadows Community Wetland and Local Nature Reserve in Pershore to replace a damaged section of underground gas pipe. Wales and West Utilities have given Wychavon and Pershore Town Council (joint landowners) advanced notice of the work which is expected to be carried out at some point during spring/su...
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New Executive Board and Chairman for Wychavon

Following elections earlier in the month Wychavon have officially confirmed their leader, Executive Board and Chairman at the Annual Council meeting on 15 May.  Cllr. Bradley Thomas was confirmed as Leader of Wychavon and appointed to the Executive Board were: Cllr. Richard Morris – Deputy Leader and economic growth Cllr. Tony Rowley – Plannin...
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St Richard’s Canal Festival returns this weekend

The popular St Richard's Canal Festival will return to Droitwich this Bank Holiday Weekend. The event will be held in Vines Park on: Friday, 3 May: 5pm-11pm Saturday, 4 May: 10am-11pm Sunday, 5 May: 10am-11pm Monday, 6 May: 10am-5.30pm Jointly organised by the Worcester-Birmingham and Droitwich Canals Society with Wychavon District Council, the fam...
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Wychavon Youth Bus offers Easter activities

The Wychavon Youth Bus made its first stop at Norton Lenchwick this week to provide some Easter activities for young people. Now in its tenth year, the Youth Bus provides a mobile drop-in space for young people aged 8 to 17 years old and helps to reach out to rural communities. The 57-seater converted coach offers a variety of information on a rang...
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Anti-litter group takes to the streets

  Coffee cups, bags of dog waste and cigarette ends were amongst the 18 sacks of litter picked from the streets of Evesham at the weekend. Members of Evesham Anti-Litter Group carried out their latest pick on Saturday, 13 April around Bengeworth and Twyford. In total 17 volunteers took part and the event was also supported by staff from the to...
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Wychavon wishes you a waste free Easter

  Residents across Wychavon are being offered handy hints to help them crack down on their waste over the Easter period. Across the UK it is estimated more than 8,000 tonnes of waste is generated from Easter egg packaging and cards, while food waste also rises as families sit down for Easter Sunday lunch together. Much of the waste generated c...
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Cohousing scheme a first for Wychavon

Older residents are being sought for a new type of housing scheme, popular in Europe, which is helping tackle social isolation. The Lion & Lamb Cohousing scheme will be set in 1.85 acres of beautiful countryside at Bradley Green and is the first of its kind in Wychavon. It aims to bring like-minded people over 60 together to create a supportive...
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Uncontested seats mean some residents won't need to vote

A total of eight seats in the Wychavon district elections and many more parishes are uncontested in the upcoming May elections. This means around 18,000 residents in the district will not need to vote. The following polling stations will not be used Abbots Morton Village Hall, Ashton Under Hill Social Centre, Aztec Adventure Centre, Beckford Villag...
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Music workshops will return to Wychavon this month

  Wychavon District Council's musical performances for people living with dementia will return this month. Guests will have the chance to enjoy music by the Orchestra of the Swan from 1.30pm to 2.45pm on Wednesday, 17 April, at the Number 8 Arts Centre in Pershore. The members of Stratford's classical orchestra will play their instruments and ...
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Charity Brook consultation on BMX track

Sadly last year Wychavon had to take the difficult decision to close the Charity Brook BMX track in Evesham after they discovered that the track had started to rot making it unsafe for use. Wychavon opened a consultation to get a better idea of the usage, understand user feelings about the facility and find out what they would like to replace it. 3...
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Keep your items safe with free property marking

Residents will have the chance to keep their belongings safe from thieves with a series of property marking events across Wychavon. Wychavon and Malvern Hills District Councils are offering free property security marking and home security advice for all residents to help prevent theft. People can bring in trailers, horse boxes, power tools, gardeni...
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Election deadlines looming

Key deadlines are looming for anyone wanting to vote or become a district, town or parish councillor ahead of May's local elections. All 45 seats on Wychavon District Council will be up for grabs when voters got to the polls on Thursday, 2 May as well as places on various town and parish councils, if contested. Would-be councillors intending on sta...
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W-Factor 2019 winners revealed

  Pershore's Number 8 Community Arts Centre was packed on Monday night (18 March) for the exciting finale of this year's The W-Factor competition. The event saw 11 young people from across Wychavon compete in front of family and friends for the accolade of being crowned a winner in one of the four categories. The judges included dance speciali...
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Winner of restaurant competition ‘amazed’

An Italian restaurant in Evesham has scooped Worcestershire's Vale & Spa's favourite restaurant award via a social media campaign. Flavours, based on the High Street in Evesham beat stern competition in the Facebook polls over a number of rounds to win the inaugural competition by 67% of the vote. The favourite restaurant award, organised by th...
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Wychavon awards £844,600 in Community Legacy Grants

  Wychavon District Council has awarded £844,600 in grants to a number of community projects in the district with a total value of over £2.4 million. The Executive Board approved the first round of Community Legacy Grants to eight parish councils for projects including a children's play area, new village halls and a pavilion. The Community Leg...
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Community heroes recognised at awards

Inspirational people from across Wychavon have been celebrated at this year's Community Recognition Awards. The annual ceremony, which was held on 7 March, recognised 'community heroes' who, in 2018, have volunteered, coached or helped others and made the district a better place to live and work. Wychavon's judging panel read through all of the nom...
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