Music workshops in Wychavon

The latest of Wychavon District Council's musical performances for people living with dementia will be held next week. People will have the chance to play along to African and Samba music with a range of drums and percussion instruments as part of a special Drumming Workshop. The performance will take place on Wednesday, 20 March, at the Number 8 A...
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Flag flown to mark Commonwealth Day 2019

  The Commonwealth flag has been raised by Wychavon District Council as part of a ceremony of dedication to mark Commonwealth Day 2019. This morning (Monday 11 March), as the flag was raised outside the Civic Centre in Pershore, it became one of more than 1,000 other Commonwealth flags being raised in the Commonwealth countries around the worl...
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Global Game-Changing Invention, HERU, to go to Technical Trials

  A revolutionary UK energy solution, which heats your hot water with everything from nappies to plastics, Pringles container and coffee cups to food, has gone out to trial this March. Hailed by the BBC as potentially 'The Next Dyson', the HERU takes household items, which would have been destined for disposal, and heats them within the HERU i...
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Broadway Railway Station Car Park opening

  Broadway Railway Station Car Park officially opened today (5 March) in the presence of civic dignitaries and volunteers from Wychavon and the Gloucestershire Warwickshire Steam Railway (GWSR). The GWSR reopened Broadway station at Easter 2018 after almost 60 years of closure. Since then it has carried more than 144,000 passengers – an increa...
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Evesham Community Contact Centre to relocate

  After almost 16 years on Abbey Road, Evesham Community Customer Contact Centre is moving to a new central base at Evesham Library on Wednesday 27 February. The centre will close at 5pm on Tuesday 26 February and open again at 9.30am on Wednesday 27 February in the new area within the library. The opening hours will be 9.30am to 5pm Monday to...
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Council Tax freeze approved for second year running

Wychavon's Executive Board on Wednesday night approved a Council Tax freeze for the second year running. This means that a Band D property will again pay just £120.08 for the district council's services. Wychavon's Council Tax is currently the lowest in Worcestershire and the eighth lowest in the country out of all the district councils. Alongside ...
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More music workshops in Wychavon

  The latest of Wychavon District Council's musical performances for people living with dementia will be held next week. People will have the chance to enjoy the Orchestra of the Swan. Members of Stratford's classical orchestra will play their instruments and people are encouraged to join in by clapping and singing. Guests can find out about l...
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Chance for Droitwich residents to meet their local councillors

  Droitwich South East residents will have the chance to raise any issues or questions they may have with local councillors at a free drop-in event  The Meet Your Councillor session will be held from 11.30am to 2.30pm on 27 February at the Red Lion on Worcester Road, Droitwich Spa. District Councillors for Droitwich South East Ward, Richa...
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Boost to tourism with new plan

​ An exciting new plan for tourism has been agreed following Wychavon's Executive Board (6 February). Wychavon committed to producing the plan in their 2018/19 promises and it is set to enhance the strong position the district already enjoys. The highly detailed plan looks at the current strengths the area has – such as its quirky and high profile ...
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Community funding welcomed

Executive Board tonight signed off £77,000 worth of community investment based on the recommendations of Wychavon's Localism and Community Funding Advisory Panel. The funding which is made up of section 106 (developer contributions) and New Homes Bonus funding and is set to benefit a variety of worthy causes. £13,950 of New Homes Bonus will be give...
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Wychavon to allocate £150,000 to support high street plans

Following the well received retail seminar in January when the south Worcestershire councils were urged to be 'brave' by a regeneration expert in order to create high streets fit for the future, Wychavon are submitting a bid to the Future High Streets Fund and allocating £150,000 to support masterplans for their three towns.  At the end of las...
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Council Tax freeze recommended for second year running

Wychavon's Executive Board are recommending a Council Tax freeze next year, meaning a Band D property will again pay just £120.08 for the district council's services. If approved this will be the second year the Council Tax has been frozen. Last financial year this meant Wychavon had the eighth lowest Council Tax in the country out of all the distr...
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Music and reminiscence workshops help bring back memories

Care homes across Wychavon are being invited to take part in a series of music and reminiscence workshops aimed at people living with dementia. Arts Uplift CIC, a community interest company specialising in arts, health and heritage, has partnered with Museums Worcestershire to bring five reminiscence sessions to care homes. The company has been run...
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Wychavon among the best areas in the UK

The district of Wychavon has once again been named as one of the best areas in the country to live in. According to the 2019 Halifax Quality of Life Survey, the district has been ranked as the 19th best place to live nationally. Wychavon was also ranked highest in the West Midlands region as the district with the best quality of life. The survey ta...
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Back Wychavon Youth Bus awarded £2,000 to fund DJ project

  The Wychavon Youth Bus has successfully been awarded £2,000 through the Tesco Community Bags of Help Scheme.  The project came second as voted for by Tesco customers and has been granted the funds for a new music project on the bus. 'Mixed up! DJ Skills for young people' will offer free DJ tuition classes to young people in rural areas ...
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Evesham Leisure Centre extension opened by local Paralympian

Local Paralympian Rebecca Redfern this week (16 January) opened Evesham Leisure Centre's extension in the presence of civic dignitaries and honoured guests at the official opening ceremony. Rebecca made her Paralympic debut in the 2016 Rio Olympics and is a well know para swimmer. She was joined by Chairman of Wychavon Cllr. Tony Rowley and Chairma...
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Seminars to prepare potential candidates for elections

  Wychavon District Council is holding special seminars to help potential candidates prepare for the district and parish elections this year. The elections team will give the prospective candidates advice on how to stand as a councillor and explain the election process ready for 2 May 2019. As well as informing candidates on matters that will ...
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Awards celebrate heroes in our community

  Inspirational people from Wychavon who have gone above and beyond for their community will be celebrated at an awards ceremony. The annual Community Recognition Awards recognises 'community heroes' who, in 2018, have volunteered, coached or helped others and made the district a better place to live and work. Wychavon District Council's Commu...
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Wildlife mindlessly killed in fire at Avon Meadows

  Pershore residents have been left devastated after a fire at Avon Meadows Community Wetland and Local Nature Reserve on Wednesday 9 January completely destroyed the pond dipping platform, used by local schools and other groups to learn about wetland wildlife. Thanks to fire fighters, the blaze was contained, preventing it from spreading furt...
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Residents can help shape future of high streets

Residents are being given the chance to help shape the future of high streets across South Worcestershire. A telephone survey of some 1,800 people is being carried out as part of a Retail Study commissioned to inform the ongoing South Worcestershire Development Plan (SWDP) Review. Researchers will be contacting residents by phone to ask them to tak...
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