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

South Worcestershire Development Plan – Wychavon DC Meeting 21st November- Important News

SWDP – meeting 21st November – important news The South Worcestershire Development Plan has revealed proposed sites for new housing, employment and retail land. An additional 662 dwellings are proposed for Pershore, including 450 on Defford Road near ancient Tiddesley Wood. In our local villages there are 23 dwellings allocated for land west of Upton […]

Parish Council News – November 2019

Parish Council News November 2019 Smith’s Meadow Reminder – Your help needed – please bring your pruning equipment! The Smith’s Meadow new hedgerow weeding/pruning/top gate painting weekend will be on the weekend of November 2 & 3, at 10am, I have chosen this weekend as the wild life will have finished breeding and the vegetation […]

Apply for a Community Grant upto £20,000 funded by the European Social Fund

Apply for a Community Grant up to £20,000 funded by the European Social Fund Worcestershire County Council are currently delivering a Social Fund that enables small businesses or charities support inactive individual’s back into further education or employment. You must be a small business with 49 employees or less or a charitable organisation. There are […]