WYCHAVON District Council agreed 14 new promises and froze council tax for the year at a meeting on Wednesday night.

The decision will mean an average band D property will pay £120.08 a year for Wychavon services.

Council leader, Cllr. Linda Robinson also made a new announcement for the council to reduce its use of single-use plastics.

Cllr. Linda Robinson, Leader of Wychavon said “On top of the freeze to council tax and the exciting new promises for the year ahead, we felt it was important to make a commitment to reducing our use of single-use plastics as a council.”

Amongst the promises are to establish multi-sports hubs for Droitwich Spa, Evesham and Pershore, tackle failing social mobility in the district with an initial fund of £30,000 and a three year promise to tackle littering and use of plastics.

The council also pledges extra support for people facing Universal Credit and those who are at risk of becoming homeless, more stretching targets and increased funding for apprenticeships, improving opportunities for green travel such as car charging points and more cycle routes and installing adult changing spaces in public toilets.

It will also be promoting self build and custom build properties, doing more to promote tourism and get more overnight stays in the district and launching a village of culture competition.

Cllr. Robinson continued: “2018/19 is set to be a really exciting year for us. We’re freezing council tax without sacrificing services and we’ve got ambitious promises. It certainly is an exciting year ahead.”