Welcome to Droitwich Spa

Welcome to Droitwich Spa

 



Keep up with all that is happening in Droitwich Spa and the surrounding area.
 
CHRISTMAS IS COMING TO DROITWICH SPA WITH GOODWILL TO EVERYONE

THE TOWN CENTRE CHRISTMAS LIGHTS ARE ON, INCLUDING THE MAYFLOWER 400 LIGHTS ON ST RICHARD'S HOUSE.
THE MAYFLOWER 400 LIGHTS are for 2020 to introduce celebrations for the 400 years since the Mayflower sailed for America carrying the Pilgrim Fathers. Edward Winslow from Droitwich (the town's name at the time) was one of the Pilgrim Fathers and later a Governor, several times, of the Plymouth settlement. Edward Winslow was one of the founders of America and arguably one of the sources of American democracy as he took with him the Magna Carta. The American Declaration of Independance and the Constitution were, many years later, based on the Magna Carta as also was the American legal system.


SATURDAY 14th DECEMBER FESTIVAL FUN IN WESTLANDS.
All ages welcome. Free refreshments in the Community Hall. Fun activities, Santa, lights switch on at 5.30pm. Contact Tracy Grubb 01386 565168.

FRIDAY 6th DECEMBER. 
THE BIG SWITCH OFF 2pm to 2.30pm. Lead by Westacre School businesses are being requested to switch off the power to measure the energy saved.


THE DROITWICH SPA NEIGHBOURHOOD PLAN
The last Town Council denied the legal rights of residents to have their say on local planning issues by suspending the developing Neighbourhood Plan.
The Localism Act 2011 was introduced to increase local democracy for communities, but the Droitwich Spa Town Council has continually opposed this legislation. After the local elections of May 2019 we will see if the re-elected and new Councillors are still set against the legislation, the community, and local democracy. See the details by clicking "About Droitwich Spa" above and under "Future of the Town".

THE MALVERN NEIGHBOURHOOD PLAN
A referendum was held on the 2nd May 2019 and 5599 people voted for the Neighbourhood Plan and 940 against. The Neighbourhood Plan will now be "made" meaning it will become planning law. This ensures the views and concerns of Malvern residents, on planning issues, are being considered and increases local democracy as intended by the Localism Act 2011 and subsequent legislation to support communities.


   




 


External websites

There are numerous other key websites you might like to look at, just click on the links below or simply copy and paste them...but please return to us.

Living and visiting Droitwich Spa

 

Visit Droitwich Spa | Visit Wychavon | Droitwich Spa Town Council | Wychavon District Council

News in the Droitwich Spa area

Droitwich Advertiser | Droitwich Standard | Worcester News

Events and Culture in around around Droitwich Spa

www.droitwichartsnetwork.org | Salt Fest | St Richard's Festival | Droitwich Spa Food and Drink Festival