Worcester Mayor lays on banquet for city’s homeless

The Mayor of Worcester, Cllr Paul Denham, is hoping to spread some Christmas cheer by hosting a festive lunch in the Guildhall for 120 homeless and disadvantaged people. The Mayor has worked with the YMCA, St. Paul’s Hostel, Maggs Day Centre, CCP, Citizen’s Advice Bureau and the Food Bank to help invite guests to the event, which will be held on Tuesday 13 December. “Every year the Mayor...
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Decision on new street name signs for Worcester

City councillors will vote at a Cabinet meeting on December 13 on whether to allocate a further £25,000 to replace old and damaged street name plates across the city. The move will be part of discussions around investing £140,000 into three projects to enhance Worcester’s reputation for being clean, green and safe. An extensive programme to renew street name plates has run for the last...
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£1m to be invested in city’s future, as Worcester City Council prepares transformation budget

£1 million will be invested in improvements to Worcester as part of a proposed City Council budget for 2017/18 that will also focus on finding major savings within the organisation. Proposals in the draft budget include plans for saving £2.2m over the next three years by transforming how the Council delivers its services to deliver greater efficiency. The move will mean the Council will...
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Have your say on planning for a healthier future in south Worcestershire

New guidelines on how housing and other developments can be designed to encourage healthier lifestyles have been released for south Worcestershire – and residents and developers are being urged to have their say on them. The guidelines cover issues like encouraging walking and cycling, ensuring land is available to grow food and encouraging the use of efficient and sustainable energy. ...
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Fate of Worcester’s Sansome Walk swimming pool to be decided

Sansome Walk swimming pool in Worcester will be demolished, if a recommendation to city councillors is backed next week. The pool is due to close early next year when the city’s new competition-standard facility opens at Perdiswell. Now the City Council’s Cabinet is being asked to approve the demolition of the old pool to avoid it becoming a potential target for vandalism, while...
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Get in the festive swing at Mayor’s Christmas concert!

The Mayor of Worcester, Cllr Paul Denham, would like to invite you to join him for an evening of festive music, readings, light hearted items and a few numbers which require some audience participation! The Elgar Chorale will be performing at Worcester’s Guildhall on Friday 9 December at 7.30pm.  Readers include Sir Roy Strong, former director of the National Portrait Gallery and the...
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Mayor heads to Worcester’s independent stores

The Mayor of Worcester, Cllr Paul Denham, is urging festive shoppers to check out the city’s fantastic array of independent shops on Small Business Saturday (3 December).  He will be visiting a number of them this Saturday to find out about the challenges they are facing, and what future support they would like to see from the City Council.  Council Leader Adrian Gregson and...
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More cash for Dementia UK

Worcester City Council has presented a cheque for over £4,000 to Dementia UK, on behalf of the Institute of Cemetery and Crematorium Management. Hilda Hayo, Chief Executive of Dementia UK said: “We are extremely grateful for this donation which will help us to provide more support to local families.  For example £4,000 could help cover the cost of a visit from one of our Admiral...
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Worcester City Council Managing Director to leave

The Managing Director of Worcester City Council, Sheena Ramsey, is to leave the organisation to become Chief Executive of Gateshead Council. She said: “It is with a heavy heart that I have taken this difficult decision, which is for entirely personal reasons. I will be starting a new job in the North East of England, where I will be closer to my family. I am proud of my time with Worcester...
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Former councillors receive accolade for outstanding public service

Four former city councillors have been awarded the title of Honorary Aldermen of the City of Worcester in recognition of their outstanding contribution to public service. Clifford Lord, Derek Prodger, Jeff Carpenter and Robert Rowden were endowed with the title on Wednesday 23 November. As Honorary Aldermen, they will be able to attend civic ceremonial events, host civic receptions and...
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