Wychavon

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Coordinates: 52°06′50″N 2°04′52″W / 52.114°N 2.081°W / 52.114; -2.081

Wychavon District
Non-metropolitan district
Wychavon shown within Worcestershire
Wychavon shown within Worcestershire
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Constituent country England
Region West Midlands
Non-metropolitan county Worcestershire
Status Non-metropolitan district
Admin HQ Pershore
Incorporated 1 April 1974
Government
 • Type Non-metropolitan district council
 • Body Wychavon District Council
 • Leadership Leader & Cabinet (Conservative)
 • MPs Harriett Baldwin
Peter Luff
Karen Lumley
Area
 • Total 256.2 sq mi (663.5 km2)
Area rank 57th (of 326)
Population (2011 est.)
 • Total 117,100
 • Rank 182nd (of 326)
 • Density 460/sq mi (180/km2)
 • Ethnicity 97.9 White
0.9% Mixed Race
0.6% S.Asian
0.2% Black
0.5% Chinese or Other
Time zone GMT (UTC0)
 • Summer (DST) BST (UTC+1)
ONS code 47UF (ONS) />E07000238 (GSS)
OS grid reference SO9445346235
Website www.wychavon.gov.uk

Wychavon is a local government district in Worcestershire, England. Its council is based in Pershore. Other towns in the district include Droitwich Spa, Evesham and Broadway. The district extends from the south-east corner of Worcestershire north and west. The districts to the west are Malvern Hills and Worcester and to the north Wyre Forest.

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 Evesham Rural District and most of Droitwich Rural District and most of Pershore 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 was 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.

Civil parishes[edit]

The Wychavon district includes the following Civil parishes