Welcome to Droitwich Spa

Welcome to Historic Droitwich Spa

WE APOLOGISE THAT CURRENTLY INFORMATION ON THIS SITE MAY NOT BE UP TO DATE ON BUSINESSES, SERVICES AND SOCIALLY INTERACTIVE EVENTS DUE TO THE DISRUPTION CAUSED BY THE COVID 19 PANDEMIC TO THESE AREAS. WE WILL UPDATE AS SOON AS THE POSITION IS CLEARER.



 

Keep up with all that is happening in Droitwich Spa and the surrounding area.

KING GEORGE V PLAYING FIELDS
For many years KING GEORGE V PLAYING FIELDS facilities have been below nationally recognised standards for the existing town's population and with the increasing population it is time for urgent improvement of the facilities. Due to low standards, as one example, our Open Age Football Team has had to play away from to the town for 4 years because pitches at King George V are not up to the Football Association's standards for their playing level. Wychavon District Council are now planning to make the area a Sports Hub with improved facilities including a Stadium Pitch and a new 3G Pitch. Many resident, in the current situation, are appreciating the menal and physical health values of open spaces for sports and recreation for all ages. Let us hope better sports facilities are coming home to Droitwich Spa.

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. Let us hope Droitwich Spa can eventually catch up with the rest of the country and other towns in Worcestershire.

LEARN MORE ABOUT DROITWICH SPA BY CLICKING ON THE VARIOUS HEADINGS AT THE TOP OF THIS HOME 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