The current political makeup of the Council is as follows:
Councillor Bradley Thomas is the Leader of the Council.
At Wychavon we have a long and proud record of investing in and delivering exciting projects that benefit the communities we serve. These are set out in our corporate strategy which is refreshed every four years. Previous strategies have seen us build supermarkets to support town centre regeneration, a hospital to fill a gap in local healthcare provision and invest in a hydro-electric plant to help lower our carbon footprint.
We have just approved our new strategy which runs from 2020 to 2024. Its purpose is to make sure we continue to be a leading, responsive and innovative council, working to improve people’s lives. Our strategy has three main priorities:
Tackling climate change is at the heart of our new strategy. Our vision is to lead the Wychavon district to be carbon neutral as quickly as possible and by 2050 at the latest. Our Intelligently Green plan is our response to the climate emergency, and will play an increasingly important role in shaping our thinking and response to future challenges.
The plan builds on our already strong leadership on carbon reduction and environmental stewardship and highlights what we’ve already done to reduce carbon emissions. It sets out what we will do during the next decade to reduce our own emissions, and how we will encourage businesses and residents to reduce their emissions. We want to make the most of the opportunities that tackling climate change presents to further strengthen and grow our local economy, and increase and improve a range of habitats across the district to support carbon capture and biodiversity.