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Wychavon District

Shown within Worcestershire
Status: District
Region: West Midlands
Admin. County: Worcestershire
- Total
663.54 km²
Admin. HQ: Pershoremarker
ONS code: 47UF
- Total ( )
- Density


/ km²

Ethnicity: 98.8% White

Wychavon District Council

Leadership: Leader & Cabinet
MPs: Peter Luff, Jacqui Smith, Michael Spicer
Wychavon is a local government district in Worcestershire, Englandmarker. Its council is based in Pershoremarker. Other towns in the district include Droitwich Spamarker, Eveshammarker and Broadwaymarker. The district extends from the south-east corner of Worcestershire north and west. The districts to the west are Malvern Hills and Worcestermarker and to the north Wyre Forestmarker .

The district was created under the Local Government Act 1972, on 1 April 1974. It was a merger of the boroughs of Droitwich and Evesham along with Eveshammarker Rural District and most of Droitwichmarker Rural District and most of Pershoremarker Rural District.

The district's name, which was invented in 1973, contains two elements. "Wych" recalls the Saxon Kingdom of Hwicca, and "Avon" is for the River Avon.

Wychavon District Council is joint 'Council of the Year 2007', along with High Peak Borough Council. It was also featured as the 'Best Council to work for' by the Sunday Times

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