£4.3million for improving home energy efficiency More than £4.3million will be spent by Wychavon improving the energy efficiency of fuel poor homes across the district after several successful funding bids. Wychavon has received a share of £5.8million from the Government’s Social Housing Decarbonisation Fund as part of a joint bid with Rooftop Housing […]
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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Wychavon District Council are looking for Local residents to fill in the survey below and to share it with family and friends. The deadline is 16 May. The direct hyperlink is:https://www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/XT2YYB/
Pupils become ‘litter warriors’ in anti-litter fight School pupils across the district are taking on the litter louts thanks to free education sessions funded by Wychavon. More than 500 children have already taken part in Covid-19 Secure outdoor anti-litter sessions since the scheme launched in mid-March. They learn about why littering is anti-social, the damage […]
WORCESTERSHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL PUBLIC NOTICE Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 (As Amended) (Footpaths PS-564, PS-565, PS-566(part), Pershore, PV-530, Pinvin and WP-508, Wyre Piddle) (Temporary Closure Order) 2021 Order made: to close Footpaths PS-564, PS-565, PS-566(part), Pershore, PV-530, Pinvin and WP-508, Wyre Piddle for their entire length in order to allow works to be carried out […]
The Book of Condolence is open for residents to pay their respects and show their love and support for the Royal Family. Due to the current COVID-19 restrictions, traditional physical books of condolences are not being made available for people to record their messages. As an alternative, you can leave your message by following the […]
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Wyre Piddle Parish Council is deeply saddened to learn of the death of His Royal Highness Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh and joins with the rest of the country and indeed with people and nations around the world in extending our deepest sympathy to Her Majesty the Queen and the Royal Family at this […]
Let’s get back to supporting traders safely ‘Let’s get back to supporting local traders safely’ is the message from Wychavon ahead of the next stage of the country’s lockdown easing road map next week. From Monday, 12 April non-essential retailers, hairdressers and other personal care services can reopen. Pubs, restaurants and cafes will also be […]
Check your polling station before you vote Residents are being urged to check where they should go to vote as changes have been made to some polling stations because of coronavirus restrictions. Voters go to the polls on Thursday, 6 May to elect a new West Mercia Police and Crime Commissioner and councillors to […]