Welcome to Droitwich Spa


GOD SAVE THE QUEEN IN THIS JUBILEE YEAR

WELCOME TO HISTORIC DROITWICH SPA

WE APOLOGISE THAT CURRENTLY SOME 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 ARE UPDATING AS SOON AS NEW INFORMATION IS AVAILABLE.

WYCHAVON DISTRICT COUNCIL HAVE LAUNCHED A
DROITWICH SPA VISION AND INWARD INVESTMENT PROSPECTUS. THIS CAN BE VIEWED IN THE TOWN CENTRE AT ST RICHARD'S HOUSE. The Press Release can be viewed on line at www.wychavon.gov.uk/town-centres.

The Droitwich Jazz Club is back in full swing.The next performance featuring "Tad Newton's Jazz Friends" is on the 9th september at Cutnall Green Memorial Hall, Addis Lane, Cutnall Green, WR9 0NE. Entry is £10 per person. Music starts at 8pm. Bring your own drinks. Call 01905 771528 for further information.

SALT FEST IS ON THE WAY.
Salt Fest will be held on Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th September. The festival celebrating DROITWICH SPA's brine and salt history. With many other attractions it is a major event attracting visitors from all around the area. Further details will be available soon.

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Keeping up with things happening in Droitwich Spa and the surrounding area.

KING GEORGE V PLAYING FIELDS' NEW ALL WEATHER PITCH OPENED IN MAY 2022.
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 was 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 the town for over 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 including the updated facilities of a Stadium Pitch and the new 3G Pitch. Many 'Spa Town' residents value the mental and physical health benefits of open spaces for sports and recreation, for all ages, and welcome the improvement of facilities.

THE DROITWICH SPA NEIGHBOURHOOD PLAN
The last Town Council denied a legal right 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 have or are developing a Neighbourhood Plan to give people a better say in their future. This is mentioned here as we hope Droitwich Spa can eventually catch up with the rest of the country and other towns in Worcestershire like Malvern. Regrettably over 3 years have past with little meaningful support from Droitwich Spa Town Council.

LEARN MORE ABOUT HISTORIC  AND PRESENT DAY 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