Wychavon is leading the way in quality of life - The Evesham Observer

Wychavon is leading the way in quality of life

Evesham Editorial 7th Apr, 2018   0

A MAJOR national survey has once again lavished praise on Wychavon district as one of the top three in the country for rural quality of life.

The Halifax Rural Quality of Life survey for 2018 placed Wychavon third in the billing in the survey which measures access to employment and education, as well as social and environmental factors.

Council leader, Coun Linda Robinson, 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 well-being and life expectancy.

“Well-being and promoting quality of life in older age is very important to us which is why last year we launched Wychavon Well-being Week. This will now be a bi-annual event and will hopefully get bigger as it gains momentum.”

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

The authority is also in the process of extending Evesham Leisure Centre due to its popularity and has continued to prioritise investment in leisure facilities for decades, as well as running a successful Get Active sports programme.

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