Welcome to Wyre Piddle Parish Council

Wyre Piddle is a village and civil parish (population c600) in the Wychavon district of Worcestershire which sits prettily on the bank of the River Avon, near to Pershore in South Worcestershire. The Village has many active Community Groups and a forward looking Parish Council served by some enthusiastic and hard working Councillors.

The village has the distinction of being mentioned in Parliament thanks to a long struggle by the local inhabitants to obtain a bypass. The Wyre Piddle Bypass was eventually completed in December 2002. The construction of the bypass inspired local archaeologists to survey the area which resulted in the discovery of the remains of a Bronze Age cremation cemetery, a Bronze Age farm enclosure and a Romano-British farmstead dating from the 1st to the 4th century AD. The village was also the site of the discovery of the Wyre Piddle Hoard in 1967, a cache of silver coins deposited in a jug sometime around the year 1470, some from as early as 1280 and none later than 1467.

As regards the village’s name, the Wyre portion comes from the Wyre Forest whose name is derived from the Celtic ‘gweyr’ for ‘winding’ whilst the Piddle Brook, which runs through the village is a tributary of the River Avon. Piddle in this regard has nothing to do with the nineteenth century slang term, but rather comes from the Old English ‘pidele’ meaning marsh or fen.

Latest News

Wychavon District Council COVID Update

Covid-19 update Cases have risen rapidly across our district since the end of the second Lockdown at the start of December. Worryingly, the impact of Christmas mixing is still to filter through into the figures. The expectation is we will continue to see cases rise for the next 7 to 10 days. This will lead […]

A message from Dr.Kathryn Cobain, the Director for Public Health in Worcestershire 

A message from Dr.Kathryn Cobain, the Director for Public Health in Worcestershire  Dear Residents, I know that the news of a new lockdown for England, will be frustrating and upsetting for many people. Worcestershire has tried very hard to keep Covid-19 cases down, and many of you have made sacrifices to protect yourselves and others. […]

Wychavon District Council- Flooding Avice.

Emergency flooding advice The Environment Agency will issue any flood warnings across the district. Drivers are being asked to take care on the roads and to adjust their driving according to the conditions. View latest flood warnings and alerts Road closures Keep up to date with the latest on the roads by following Worcestershire Highways Twitter account @WorcsTravel Sandbags […]