Worcestershire County Council is a parent to a group of six councils within Worcestershire, which is an area in West Midlands, England. The six different districts are as follows: Bromsgrove, Redditch, Worcester, Wychavon, Wyre Forest and Malvern Hills. According to Worcestershire County Council, Worcestershire is home to some of the best roads in the country based on the latest records from the Department for Transport. Not only are their A roads in the top 25% in the UK, but Worcestershire County has some of the very best B and C roads.
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Here is the list of local authorities in Worcestershire:
Bromsgrove District Council
Bromsgrove District Council is a council within Worcestershire. Bromsgrove is 13 miles away from South-West Birmingham and has impressive road links - the M42 and M5 are directly accessible from here. Bromsgrove is considered to have the highest median earnings among all districts in the West Midlands, including Warwick and Stratford-upon-Avon, with an average salary of £28,817. Bromsgrove District Council is aiming to build more major retail stores, that will spread across many thousands of square feet of Bromsgrove’s town centre to improve its status, along with the construction of new houses to meet the district’s housing needs for expansion.
Redditch Borough Council
Redditch Borough Council is the second council in the region of Worcestershire. Redditch is only 14 miles away from, and is linked by rail to, Birmingham. Redditch was declared to be a New Town more than 50 years ago meaning that the developers in control of the town’s renovation had the challenge of merging the old features with the new. The Redditch borough consists of 54km² and has a large population of over 80,000. According to Rightmove, Redditch houses have an overall average price of £215,142, making it a cheaper place to live, in comparison to Alvechurch which is near the Redditch borough. Within this area, there are also 5 secondary schools regarded by Ofsted as being ‘outstanding’, including: Arrow Vale RSA Academy and Studley High School.
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Worcester City Council
Worcester City Council is the 3rd in the list of district councils in Worcestershire. It is also home to Worcester Cathedral. Worcester City Council is a district council which means that the City Council provide some services and others are administered by Worcestershire County Council. There are roughly 250 individuals who work for this council, making it one of the biggest employers in Worcester. Worcester City Council has a helpful housing advice team, whose aim is to support the homeless and find them accommodation. The University of Worcester is also a part of this main city and, as stated in the Complete University Guide, holds 109th place in the rankings.
Wychavon District Council
Wychavon District Council is another council within Worcestershire. It is a populous area with over 120,000 inhabitants. This figure does not come as a surprise as it was voted as being in 3rd place for being a great place to reside in, on Halifax’s Rural Quality of Life Survey (2018). This survey was based on how much its residents are satisfied with their lives, along with other contributing factors. This may be reflecting Wychavon District Council’s efforts to keep its residents pleased.
Wyre Forest District Council
Wyre Forest District Council is one of the 6 district councils of Worcestershire. This district consists of 3 towns: Stourport, Bewdley and Kidderminster and is surrounded by some charming villages. In 2017, the Wyre Forest District Council implemented the Kidderminster Business Improvement District (BID) – some of its outcomes include: reduced crime, an increase in consumer spending and increased value of property.
Malvern Hills District Council
Malvern Hills District Council is the last district council of Worcestershire on our list. Malvern Hills council consists of 38 councillors, each councillor is elected for 4 years to represent its residents. Some of the council’s achievements in 2017/2018 including providing 155 more affordable homes to its inhabitants and recording 447,837 visits to Malvern Hills’ leisure centres. Furthermore, they succeeded in bringing 11 sport and health related activities to the rural areas of the district.