Wychavon District Council
  • Civic Centre
    Queens Elizabeth Drive
    WR10 1PT
Wychavon is a District Council with a difference, providing entrepreneurial services to residents, businesses and visitors. These include waste and recycling, housing, planning, environmental health, licensing, benefits, parks, leisure facilities, street cleaning, events and activities for all ages. Whilst we continue to provide some services directly or through contractors, we're delivering a growing proportion of our business through shared service or partnership arrangements with other councils in a quest for efficiency and savings.

What makes us different is our entrepreneurial spirit which has led us to many community investments in projects such as the Waitrose store in Droitwich, Pershore Community Hospital, Droitwich Lido, Droitwich Canal and Evesham Leisure Centre. We're very high performing and have achieved many coveted accolades such as Council of the Year, Best Council to Work For and receive top satisfaction ratings from the most important judges Wychavon residents.


With HQ at the Civic Centre in Pershore, Wychavon District Council covers 260 square miles and has a population of 117.000. The district covers the towns of Droitwich Spa, Evesham and Pershore, and nearly 100 villages. Our Community Contact Centres in Droitwich and Evesham provide residents with access to district and Worcestershire County Council services. Our 45 elected councillors represent 32 wards. .


Wychavon District Council works with local businesses in a number of ways.Business advice is available from departments across the Council, for example Planning, Environmental Services, Licensing and Trade Waste.The Economic Development and Regeneration Team provide support for businesses, town centres and the rural economy; develops land and business premises; attracts inward investment; and provides advice on funding opportunities. We work with the Council's planning, environmental services, and revenues teams to support and promote businesses in the district.Services and projects include:


·Business support grants and business development grants

• Commercial premises search.

• Managed workspace units.

• Economic data - employment and population statistics, investor reports and economic assessments.

• Business guide and Business Briefing newsletter.

• A range of town centre projects funded via Local Strategic Partnerships.

• Support for farmers markets and a wide range of town centre promotional events including Droitwich Spa Salt Day, Pershore Plum Festival, and Evesham Asparagus Festival.

• Tourism service, see www.worcestershires-heritage-garden.org


For further information about services for businesses call Jane Dobson or Janet Yates 01386 565278



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