Excited local children make lasting impression on Worcester’s new swimming pool

Art Cube in Reception School pupils who helped design the striking artwork at Worcester’s massively popular new swimming pool have been excited to see their designs on display. Children from Perdiswell Primary School, RGS Worcester and Tudor Grange Academy worked with Eric Klein Velderman of the Cantoo design agency to produce nature-themed art that is featured on the main...
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Your chance to play a part in local democracy

Can you help run this year’s local election in Worcester? Voters will be going to the polls on May 4 and a recruitment drive has been launched to find people who can staff the polling stations and count the votes. Local people who are interested in working as poll clerks and count assistants – both paid roles – on the big day are being invited to find out more at drop-in sessions at...
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New tourism strategy for Worcester set for adoption

A key decision on whether to adopt a new tourism strategy for Worcester will be made at a City Council Cabinet meeting on 17 January. The five-year Tourism Strategy has been produced by Worcester City Council after comprehensive consultation with industry representatives, local politicians and members of the public.  It aims to bring a major boost to Worcester’s success as a tourism...
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New ideas fund mooted for Worcester

Worcester City Council is to consider setting up a new “research and development”-style fund to investigate ideas for generating income – and potentially keep Council Tax bills down in future years. With Government funding for all councils being reduced over the next three years, Worcester City is looking at getting on the front foot to find new ways to support the funding of vital services...
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Worcestershire to receive £390k to help prevent rough sleeping

The county of Worcestershire is to receive over £390,000 in central government funding to help those new to the streets, or at imminent risk of sleeping rough. Worcester City Council has joined forces with other councils in Worcestershire and local organisations including West Mercia Police, CCP and Maggs Day Centre to successfully apply for £390,258.55 in funding from the Department for...
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New stories performed by Museums Service Suitcase Stories initiative

For the past six weeks the Suitcase Stories project has been running in Malvern, Worcester and Bromsgrove with adults living with dementia and their carers to relive memories from the 40s, 50s and 60s using the art of Storytelling and reminiscence. The participants each week have been holding, touching, smelling and feeling the handling objects from Museums Worcestershire collections to...
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Action to support residents living with dementia

Major organisations in Worcester are working to make the city a friendlier place for people who are living with dementia.   Worcester Warriors, the Citizens Advice Bureau, University of Worcester and the City Council were amongst those who agreed to take action at the first local meeting of the Dementia Action Alliance. The Worcester Warriors have pledged to hold some...
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Voluntary busking code aims for a lively city centre

A new voluntary draft code of best practice for busking in Worcester city centre is being drawn up by the City Council in consultation with local music organisations and businesses. It will replace an old code which has been in place for over a decade and will aim to encourage live music and performance to help visitors and shoppers enjoy the city centre, while avoiding causing any problems...
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Help shape the future of transport in Worcestershire

Worcestershire County Council is asking local residents to help shape the future of transport in Worcestershire by having their say on the new draft Local Transport Plan 4 (LTP4). The public consultation on the Local Transport Plan is now open. Find out more about what is being planned . LTP4 sets out the County Council's aspirations for investing in our transport networks, including...
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Resolve to recycle in 2017 – and start with your Christmas tree

Worcester residents are being encouraged to go green in 2017 and get the New Year off to a great start by recycling their Christmas trees.   Worcester City Council was the first authority in the UK to offer tree recycling facilities back in 1991. Since then the service has gone from success to success, with thousands of Worcester people now recycling their trees each year. Trees can...
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