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The local area guide to living in Wyre Piddle

Wyre Piddle is a quaint riverside village and civil parish in the Wychavon district of Worcestershire. The village is named after the Wyre Forest and the Piddle Brook, which is a watercourse running through the village and adjacent villages. Locals and tourists enjoy the many scenic riverside walking paths through the meadow lands. Piddle Brook and its three surrounding meadows are home to a magnificent array of wildlife.

The village also has a rich history to be admired. After a bypass was constructed in 2001, local archaeologists were inspired to examine the area. Upon the archaeological excavations, evidence of late Iron Age as well as Roman occupation was discovered.The village is proud of its great sense of community, hosting several community groups and events such as street parties, fetes and coffee mornings. Hardworking and enthusiastic councillors serve a forward-thinking Parish Council, constantly looking for ways to improve and develop the already outstanding village of Wyre Piddle.

Information about the local residents

The population of Wyre Piddle stands at 617, according to the 2011 Census. Statistics show that many of the residents here are retired, enjoying a quiet and laidback lifestyle. Therefore, the vast majority of the population are of pensionable age and live in one or two person occupied households. Most of the remaining households are made up of small families. The majority of the residents aged 16-74 are of the AB Social Grade which incorporates high and intermediate managerial, administrative, or professional positions.

The village of Wyre Piddle can be considered less ethnically diverse than the UK average, with 99% of the residents being from a white background. Almost the entire population of Wyre Piddle live in homes that are either owned outright or with a mortgage, a small minority in private rental accommodation and none living in social or council rented properties.

Nearby schools

The closest high school that most of the village children attend is the Pershore High School. The school is well received by students, parents, and Ofsted inspectors. It provides a stimulating and supportive atmosphere for students to learn and develop their skills. In their most recent Ofsted inspection, the school received an overall rating of ‘Good’ with some aspects of ‘Outstanding’, especially regarding the behaviour and safety of pupils.

For primary schools, a popular option for the local residents is the Pinvin Federation which consists of Pinvin C of E First School and St Nicholas C of E Middle School. The federation has strong Christian values which they implement through their ethos which is to inspire, discover and achieve. The number of students enrolled at the First School is 115 and they are aged between 5 and 9 years. The Middle School consists of students between the ages of 9 and 12 and they have 308 students enrolled.

Getting around

Public transport is limited in and around Wyre Piddle however there is one reliable bus service, the 551. This bus serves Worcester, Pershore, Fladbury and Evesham so you can travel into these surrounding towns for shopping, restaurants and more. The closest train station is Pershore railway station, which is on a single-track section of the Cotswold Line. The trains serving this station are operated by Great Western Railway.

Local shops

Within Wyre Piddle there are two public houses. The Piesse of Piddle provides accommodation and is also a fun place to enjoy the scenic riverside view and relax to live music acts. The pub serves home cooked Thai food which is very popular among the locals. The Anchor Inn is newly refurbished and provides a more warm and traditional village atmosphere. This pub also offers scenic views with its riverside beer garden.

For your shopping needs you will have to travel into the nearby towns such as Pershore, and for a wider range, Worcester.

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All information was correct at time of publication and is provided in good faith.