Welcome to Droitwich Spa

Welcome to Historic Droitwich Spa

COVID 19 WARNING.
MANY PEOPLE NOT WEARING MASKS OUTDOORS ARE NOT SOCIALLY DISTANCING BY AT LEAST 2 METRES. (PLEASE CHECK WHAT A 2 METRES CIRCLE AROUND YOU LOOKS LIKE). MANY WEARING MASKS OUTDOORS AND IN INDOOR SETTINGS ARE SOCIALLY DISTANCING BY LESS THAN THE MINIMUM ONE METRE. WHEN THE TIER LEVEL ALLOWS, PEOPLE FROM DIFFERENT HOUSEHOLDS IN PUBS AND RESTAURANTS, ON REMOVING MASKS, ARE NOT ALWAYS 2 METRES APART WHEN ON THE SAME TABLE. 

PLEASE STAY ALERT TO AVOID SERIOUS ILLNESS AND SAVE LIVES.
SPACIAL AWARENESS WHEN SOCIALLY DISTANCING CAN SAVE YOU, YOUR FAMILY, FRIENDS AND MANY OTHER PEOPLE WHO WANT A SAFE AND HAPPY LIFE IN DROITWICH SPA.


 


Keep up with all that is happening in Droitwich Spa and the surrounding area.
 
THE MAYFLOWER 400.
THE MAYFLOWER 400 Celebrations have been restricted by Covid 19. They were intended to mark over 400 years since the Mayflower sailed for America carrying the Pilgrim Fathers in 1620. 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. Therefore a man from Droitwich Spa could be regarded as one of the sources of democracy that has spread throughout the world.


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 greater local democracy. From 2020/21 the Government are offering even higher grants to encourage and assist local democracy through Neighbourhood Planning. See the background details by clicking "About Droitwich Spa" above and under "Future of the Town".

Since the above the Town Council has again agreed to continue with a Neighbourhood Plan. If as a resident you want to express your views and or support local democracy through a Neighbourhood Plan go to the website http://dsnpwg.org for up to date information.

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. There are now over 1000 communities in the country with plans in force and many communities in Worcestershire that have or are developing a Neighbourhood Plan to give people a better say in their future.

LEARN MORE ABOUT DROITWICH SPA BY CLICKING THE HEADINGS AT THE TOP OF THE PAGE.

   




 


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