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

Information about the SWDP for Wyre Piddle Residents – November 2019

Have your say on the South Worcestershire Development Plan Review Decisions that are made will affect you You may wish to object to the following. • Removal of the strategic gap separating us from Pershore and Pinvin leading to the loss of identity for our village and the destruction of wildlife habitats. • The lifting […]

Parish Council News – Published to Piddle Post 2nd December 19

Parish Council News Meet your Parish Councillors Wyre Piddle Parish Council invites you all to a Christmas social evening. This is an opportunity to meet your councillors and other villagers. Please join us for a glass of wine or soft drink and a mince pie at the Village Hall on Thursday 5th December between 7 […]

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 […]