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.

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Catalytic Convertor Thefts

Catalytic Converter Thefts Dear Householder, There have been a series of Catalytic Converter Thefts in the South Worcestershire We are working to apprehend the offenders but you could assist us by following this advice to protect your vehicle; Protect your vehicle from catalytic converter thieves If you can, park your vehicle in a locked garage […]

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Tier Two restrictions for Worcestershire from 2nd December 2020

Tier Two restrictions for Worcestershire   Today, the Government announced Worcestershire will go into Tier Two category of restrictions, once the current lockdown finishes on December 2nd. Worcestershire has worked very hard during the lockdown to reduce the number of cases of Covid-19 in the county. We have seen some good progress, which has resulted […]

Wyre Piddle Parish Council Ordinary Parish Council Meeting on Thursday 26th November 2020 at 7.30pm via Zoom

Wyre Piddle Parish Council is staging their November Ordinary Parish Council meeting via zoom at 7.30pm on Thursday 26th November 2020 Those interested in attending need to pre-register prior to the day of the meeting and they will be sent an email with a secure code for entry. Register in advance for this meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIqceyqrT8rHdC1tLHJNuCMiPql0WY27Ukb […]