3rd Apr, 2020

Wychavon named 'third best place to live in the UK'

WYCHAVON, which includes Droitwich, Evesham and Pershore, has once again been named in the top three places to live in the UK.

The district was ranked third in the Halifax Rural Quality of Life survey for 2018, which is based on employment, education, as well as social and environmental factors.

Coun Linda Robinson, Leader of Wychavon District Council, said “This is brilliant news and we couldn’t be happier to get such a prestigious position.

“We know we have a fantastic district here but it’s nice that we’ve repeated the national recognition.”

“We have so much to offer whether it’s our mix of towns, heritage and countryside, our incredible local food, thriving commerce or vibrant village communities. We also have some of the best, quirkiest and quintessentially English events in the country.

“We like to think we’ve got it all! It’s a lot to be proud of.”

Wychavon scored particularly well on personal wellbeing and life expectancy.

“Wellbeing and promoting quality of life in older age is very important to us which is why last year we launched Wychavon Wellbeing week.

“This will now be a bi-annual event and will hopefully get bigger as it gains momentum,” added Linda.

Wychavon Wellbeing week saw organisations across the district taking part in activities which promoted wellbeing, especially good mental health and is set to take place again in October 2019.

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