One of the distinct features about the Wychavon district is the
presence of migrant workers. They play an important role in the
local economy and many migrant workers and their families are now
settling in the area.
By working with partners we are involved in a number of
initiatives to find out more about the impact of migrant workers on
the area and also working to ensure that we are meeting their
needs. The first piece of work we carried out to look into
this was through the Vale of Evesham Agriculture and Food Distribution Policy Development
Panel in 2004.
As part of this programme we have produced a ‘mini scenarios’
report looking at the possible impact on the economy and on local
communities of changes in numbers of migrant workers coming to
This suggests that the public and private sector will have to
work to attract migrants to the area in the face of stiff
competition from other parts of the UK, in particular Kent and the
South East. In order in particular for our farming and food
production to prosper, conditions have to be attractive to
potential employees. This and a number of other factors are
clear from the full report and the executive summary.
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