Recycling & Waste: Garden Waste how do I renew?

How do I renew my garden waste service?

We will write to you approximately one month before your current year's service is due to expire, inviting you to renew your subscription. The letter will show your Garden Waste Anniversary Date and the current cost of the service. Should you wish to renew, payment must be made by this date.

The letter will also show your Garden Waste Account Reference. Payment can then be made using the methods described below and your Garden Waste Collection Service will continue uninterrupted.

If you fail to pay by your Garden Waste Anniversary Date the service will be suspended on this date. If you further fail to pay by your second scheduled collection after your anniversary date, then the service will be cancelled and your bin removed. To reinstate the service again, you will be required to pay the annual subscription and the registration fee. 

Paying for the service

Follow the link below to pay for the renewal of your Garden Waste Service.

  1. Renew and pay for my Garden Waste Service

  2. Enter your 10 digit Account Invoice number

  3. Complete the rest of the form as required.

How to cancel your Garden Waste Service

If you wish to cancel the service please contact the Worcestershire Hub on 01905 722233.  We will then contact you to arrange collection of your bin.

Please have your Garden Waste Account Reference ready.

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Recycling & Waste: Garden Waste Collection Information

Apply for Worcester's Garden Waste Collections

Currently the annual subscription fee is £54 per brown bin plus the registration fee of £10 (for a total of £64).

Apply for garden waste collections

If you would like to start having your garden waste collected and a brown garden waste wheelie bin delivered to your home -

Why collect garden waste?

Home composting is still the best method to deal with your garden waste, but sometimes you need some help. Worcester’s Garden Waste Collection Service is an easy to use and convenient way of removing your excess waste.

  • Your waste is composted, which can then be reused
  • Less trips to the tip, reducing your carbon footprint
  • No mess in your car

Your garden waste service

Your service runs from March to early December. During this period you will receive a fortnightly collection. Before the start of the season we will notify you of your day and week of collection.

Please remember that your bin should be out ready from 7.00am on your collection day. Our collectors work between 7.00am and 4.30pm. The time that they arrive at your property may vary, so please ensure your bin remains at the collection point between these times.

You will be given a 240 litre compostable garden waste brown wheelie bin. It takes:

  • lawn cuttings
  • hedge clippings
  • leaves
  • dead flowers
  • old plants and as many weeds as you can dig up

Garden Waste yes and nos'

Collection information

Occasionally collection times can vary due to traffic or road works, so please ensure your bin remains at the collection point between these times.

You usually need to place the wheelie bin at the front edge of your property, wherever your black/green bin is collected from currently. Your bin must be on your property and not positioned on the public highway where it could cause an obstruction.

If there is no front edge to your property, you are allowed to place your bin in a safe position on the footpath. Please remember to remove your bin from the pathway, once it has been emptied. Bins stored at the rear of properties must be brought to the front.

If you are late or forget to put out your bin, or if you are away from home on the day of collection, then please store it until the next collection. We cannot return to collect your bin if you have placed it out after the vehicle has been.

Some collection days have changed. If you are affected you will have received a letter with details of your new collection day.

Missed bins

If we miss your collection please accept our apologies. We aim to collect missed bins within three days.

To help us collect it as quickly as possible, please report it by using our online self-service and select 'Missed Collections'.

Need more than one bin?

You are not limited to one garden waste bin.

  • New customers will need to pay the subscription fee at a cost of £54 per bin, plus £10 registration fee.
  • New customers need only pay the £10 registration charge once - e.g. two bins amount to £118.
  • Existing customers will need only to pay the subscription fee at a cost of £54 per bin.

Please call 01905 722233 to order more.

Tagged bins

If there is a problem with the contents of your bin our collectors will leave a ‘tag' explaining what to do next.

When the problem is resolved, please call 01905 722233 to ask for your collection to be made. This will be done within three working days, providing your regular collection is not due within five working days from the date of your request.

To help avoid collection problems please remember we CANNOT take the following items:

  • Kitchen and food waste
  • Soiled pet bedding
  • Plastic bags, including bio-degradable sacks
  • Large thick branches – i.e. more than 10cm / 4'' diameter
  • Rubble, bricks and soil

Please also remember that your garden waste service crew have to be able to move your bin safely; while we will take fallen fruit, please be mindful of the weight of your bin.

Bank Holidays

Customers with a collection due on Bank Holidays will be notified in advance of any revised arrangements. Changes in the service will be displayed on the Council's Bank Holiday Information page.

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Recycling & Waste: Garden Waste Collections

Worcester's Garden Waste Collection Service

Garden Waste Collection Service

A convenient fortnightly collection service

Home composting is a great way to deal with your garden waste but sometimes you need a little extra help. That's where our service comes in. Your fortnightly garden waste collections run from March until December, operating Tuesday to Friday.

You can put all of your compostable garden waste in a brown 240 litre wheelie bin. It takes lawn cuttings, hedge clippings, leaves, dead flowers, old plants and as many weeds as you can dig up.

Apply or renew my garden waste service

Add or amend a garden waste email address

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Contact

You can call in to the Customer Service Centre or phone the Worcestershire Hub on 01905 722233

If you would like to write to us, our postal address is on the City Council Contact Page

 

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Councillors & Democracy: Consultations

Current Consultations

Tell us what you think!

Oldbury Road play area

Oldbury Road Play Area artist impression

Plans have been unveiled for a new play area in Oldbury Road. Worcester City Council is investing £60,000 in the new playground and is now asking for your views on the proposals.

Toddlers and juniors will be able to have a go on swings, roundabouts, a climbing frame, slides and more at the new play area, which is set to be built on part of the open space close to Laugherne Brook and Newbury Road. Soft-land surfaces will also be included, along with seating, fencing and a litter bin.

Your views will be taken into account when detailed plans are prepared for the play area, before construction work gets underway in the spring. Closing date for comments is 5 March 2017.

Complete the Oldbury Road play area survey

 

Other consultation facilities

Past consultation results

Follow us on Facebook and twitter

To get involved in informal general day-to-day discussions about the City of Worcester please join us on Facebook or twitter.

 

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Council Tax - e-billing

Council Tax e-billing

Get your council tax bill by email

We can now send your council tax bills to you by email instead of through the post.

The benefits of e-billing

  • You will receive your bill as soon as it is available
  • It saves paper so is better for the environment
  • It helps to reduce council spending by saving printing and postage costs
  • You still have the option to print your bill or forward a copy to someone if you need to.

How to sign up for e-billing

If you have already applied for e-billing or we have emailed you about it then you don’t need to do anything. We will update your account and send future council tax bills to you by email.

If not, there are three ways to sign up for e-billing:

  • Send an email from the address you would like us to use with ‘Yes to ebilling’ in the subject line and include your name and council tax account number (on your bill) or your address. Send your email to ebilling@southworcestershirerevenues.gov.uk
  • Or you can register for our online council tax self service facility which includes e-billing sign up and lets you view full details of your account
  • Or you can call 03004 560 560 and ask to sign up for e-billing.

What happens next?

  • Once you have signed up for e-billing we will send future council tax bills to you by email unless you ask us to stop
  • You must tell us if you change your email address
  • We will contact you if our emails to you cannot be delivered because your email address is invalid.
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Business - Current Tenders

Current Tenders

We have no current tenders. Please check back soon.

If you have any queries or require any additional information regarding this notice, please email procurement@worcester.gov.uk.

Copyright

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Tenders in progress

 

 

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Planning: How Do I Search for a Planning Application?

Searching for a Planning Application?

Background

Our Planning Search service currently offers access to all applications received by the City Council since 1947. It also allows customers to view submitted plans, decision notices and make comments on our undetermined applications. Some useful guidance on how best to use the search service including the facility for electronic measuring of drawings.

The search function is now the only way of viewing planning applications. If you need help viewing applications it is possible to use the public computers on the ground floor of The Hive with the support of Worcestershire Hub Staff.

The City Council has a full record of every planning application since 1947 called The Planning Register. We have two search methods to view all of our planning applications within our planning register.

The Planning Search Service allows interested parties to make representations on undetermined applications, please note that The City Council in accordance with the Data Protection Act will in most cases publish your comments on the Internet including your name and address whilst redacting personal information such as telephone numbers, email addresses and signatures. It is preferable if you comment on a planning application online and it is recommended that you review the advice on making comments before doing so.

If you experience any technical problems when using our webpages then please let us know by email at planning@worcester.gov.uk

Planning Application Search (including the weekly planning lists)

This service is provided subject to terms and conditions by continuing to use the planning application search service you are agreeing to these terms and conditions,

View current planning applications

Important information:  If you are searching an application reference which ends with 'A' i.e.. P16Q0009A then we wish to advise that these have changed to the following format 'letter100number' i.e. P16Q1009.

You can view the weekly lists of applications by simply completing the Received and Decided  date fields - please note that the above fields can remain blank 

Applications received between 1992 - Present Day

Historical Planning Application Search

This service is provided subject to terms and conditions by continuing to use the planning application search service you are agreeing to these terms and conditions,

View historical planning applications

View planning register index cards

Historic planning applications received between 1947 - 1992 (Historical search maybe less detailed)

Planning register index cards between 1947 - March 2016

Public Notices

Weekly Newspaper Advert

Published by Worcester City Council

Please note our webpages will be unavailable between 03:00 - 04:00 daily for routine system maintenance

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Parking: Car Park Events

Approved events in Worcester City Council car parks

Approval for Events in Worcester City Council car parks may be granted for a limited number and type of event, this approval may be granted under The Worcester City Council Parking places [Off-Street]Order 2009 and the Worcester City Council Parking Places [Off-street][Croft Road] Order 2009.

Worcester City Council may grant Temporary use of a Worcester City Council car park or part of a car park for events across the city for a variety of reasons, such as Civil Events like the annual Remembrance Day Parade, larger organised events such as The Race for Life or The Tour of Britain Cycle Event.

These temporary events may also be granted for smaller more private events, such as organised club meetings or one off celebrations to mark a special event that is restricted to members of a club or private event.

Each individual application will be considered on its own merits and Worcester City Council cannot guarantee that any particular application will be granted.

If you wish to apply for a approval of an event located in a car park  please download and fill in the application form.

You can find more information about running and successfully managing such events at www.streetparty.org.uk or www.thebiglunch.com.

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Parking: Parking sites

The new one pound coin


New one pound coin

We have carried out updates on the coin validators in all of our 'Pay and Display' ticket machines, and we will accept the new one pound coin from 28 March 2017.

Car parking locations

All Worcester City Council car parks have a height restriction of 2.2 metres. Bays in all car parks apart from Croft Road cater for cars up to the standard width of 2.3 metres.

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Park's Events

Park events

Whatever the season there’s always something going on in our parks and nature reserves, from local regular community events to large annual city-wide events such as the Worcester Show.

To be the first to know about up-coming events, activities and attractions at the parks in Worcester, sign up to our mailing list or follow Worcester Parks on Facebook!

Forthcoming park events

Gheluvelt Park Splashpad

Please see specific opening times below.

Period

Opening Times

April - May

11:00 - 16:00 everyday

June to August

11:00 - 18:00 every day

September 11:00 - 18:00 every day
1 October - 31 March CLOSED

Bramble Bash! at Cherry Orchard

When: Saturday 18 February 10:00 – 13:00
Where: Cherry Orchard Local Nature Reserve, Diglis
Cost: FREE

Join the Friends of Diglis Fields and our Community Engagement Team to keep bramble and scrub in check, protecting this habitat for slow worms and other wildlife. The task will involve cutting bramble and small trees with hand tools, and burning the cut material. No experience needed, tools, gloves and refreshments provided! Meet at the St Mark’s Close entrance.

Booking recommended, Book online. For more information, email greenspaceevents@worcester.gov.uk or phone 01905 752960

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Worcester Canal Group Litter picks 2017

When: Last Saturday of each Month, 10:30 – 12:00, 28 January, 25 February, 25 March
Where: Meet in Lansdowne Park off Lansdowne Road
Cost: Free

Join the Worcester Canal Group volunteers for our regular litter pick along the canal towpath, covering the canal between locks 4 and 5. All equipment is provided, although please wear suitable clothes. Afterwards some of us have a drink in The Chestnut Inn.

Contact: matthewjenkins@worcestershire.gov.uk. Booking not required.

Couch to 5K Running Programme

When: Mondays 30 January – 27 March, 9:30 – 10:30
Where: Gheluvelt Park, meet by the tennis courts
Cost: £20 for the full 9 weeks, payable at the first session you attend

A nine-week running programme. You can join the programme at any time, no need to book. For further information contact info@happyfeetfitness.co.uk or visit www.happyfeetfitness.co.uk.

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Swanning About at Half Term

When: Thursday 23rd February, 10am to 12noon
Where: Pump House Environment Centre, Gheluvelt Park
Cost: Free

Join us in Gheluvelt Park to meet Marilyn from the Swan Food Project in Worcester. Find out about how swans grow and feed, craft your own swan and design a poster for the park.

Please bring a toilet roll for crafting and wear weather appropriate clothing as we’ll be spending time outside.

Half-term Multi-sports Activities

When: Friday 24 February, 11:30 – 13:00
Where: Cripplegate Park. Also 20 – 24 February in various locations – see poster for details.
Cost: FREE

Freedom Leisure’s Sport, Art and Play Development Team will be working with the Albion Foundation to provide a week of completely FREE multi-sports at 11 different venues across Worcester City.

Multi-sports activities will include cricket, tennis, football and much more for 2-18 year olds. All you need to do is turn up, sign in and take part. Parental consent needed for under 16’s.

For further details please contact sportdevworcester@freedom-leisure.co.uk or visit www.freedom-leisure.co.uk.

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Worcester Parks Tennis League

When: Thursday 2 March to Wednesday 26 April (registration deadline 27 February)
Where: Any suitable court - Courts in Gheluvelt and Cripplegate Parks can be used for free.
Cost: Registration £15

Friendly competitive tennis If you are keen to keep playing tennis and would like to meet new people to play, the next round of the Worcester Parks Tennis League runs from Thursday 2 March to Wednesday 26 April 2017. Open to men and women of all standards aged 18 and over, it's a great way to have some competitive fun.

Players are organised into groups of a similar level and arrange a mutually convenient time to play. Any court that suits both players can be used, and don't forget, all the park courts are free! Why not give it a go!

Outdoor Small Group Personal Training

When: January – March 2017 (further dates TBC), Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays 9:30 – 10:30, Wednesdays 18:30 – 19:30
Where: Gheluvelt Park, meet outside the Pump House.
Cost: Contact Organiser

Personal training in Gheluvelt Park, led by Worcester Tri Coach. Includes Saturday Family Fun Fitness Training on Saturdays 9:30 – 10:30. Please park in the free public car park on Waterworks Road.

For more information call Jase on 07437 012596 or visit www.worcestertricoach.co.uk.

Regular events

LivFit Fitness Camps

When: *New times from September* Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays 9:30am and 6:30pm, Saturdays 9:00am
Where: Diglis Playing Fields
Cost: £5 per session, first session free

Booking recommended. Contact train@livfitness.co.uk or 07984630764 to book your spot. More information on Facebook.

Fort Royal and Commandery Healthy Walk

When: Every Tuesday 10:30 - 11:30
Where: Meet in the Commandery Shop
Walk Length: Walks will vary each week averaging 1 hour but always start and finish at the Commandery.

Enjoy a walk through some of the City's green spaces and enjoy a well earned cuppa at the end. Everyone welcome!

If it’s your first time on this walk please arrive 5 or 10 mins early to sign in. Thanks!
Supported by the Worcestershire Walking Network. Information about other local health walk groups on the Walking For Health website.

For more information or to book a place call the Customer Service Centre on 01905 722233 or email greenspaceevents@worcester.gov.uk

Train Commando Fitness

When: Tuesday and Saturday mornings 9:00 – 10:00
Where: Gheluvelt Park, meet near the Pump House
Cost: £5 per session, first session free

Outdoor fitness sessions suitable for all ages and abilities.
More information at Train Commando website or contact James on 07714 283758.

Friends of Warndon Villages – Volunteer days

When: Fourth Tuesday of each month 10:30 – 13:00
27 September, 25 October, 22 November
Where: New volunteers meet at 10am at Lyppard Hub, Warndon Villages.
Cost: FREE!

The Friends of Warndon Villages Group are venturing into new and exciting projects to completely overhaul selected green spaces in Warndon Villages. This will includes a range of practical tasks as identified by the group. All tools and equipment provided, just bring appropriate clothing and boots.

Drinks and biscuits for all willing volunteers!

No need to book, just turn up on the day.

For more information contact greenspaceevents@worcester.gov.uk
Friends of Warndon Villages on Facebook.

Swan Sanctuary Working Parties

When: Third Wednesday of the month, 10:00 – 12:30
21 September, 19 October, 16 November
Where: Meet at the north end of Bromwich Parade, near the main road bridge.
Cost: FREE

Join Swan Food Project volunteers to help with various practical tasks to help the swans and other wildlife. Tasks could include cleaning and weeding the bridge steps and boathouse steps, trimming shrubs to give swans safer and easier access to the river. Those who wish to can stay after coffee to help with the swan feeding at 12:30, which would take about 30 minutes. Tools provided.

For more information email Marilyn McCarthy or greenspaceevents@worcester.gov.uk
Book online

Warndon Healthy Walk

When: Every Thursday at 10:30am - 12noon
Where: Meet at Warndon Communtiy Centre (Shap Dr)
Walk Length Length: approx 2 miles / 45 mins
Shorter walk: (under 30min) On the second Thursday of each month

Please wear sturdy footwear and outdoor clothes. If it's your first time on this walk please arrive 5 or 10 minutes early to sign in. Thanks!

Supported by the Worcestershire Walking Network. Information about other local health walk groups on the Walking For Health website.

For more information or to book a place call the Customer Service Centre on 01905 722233 or email greenspaceevents@worcester.gov.uk

Fort Royal Gardening Group

When: First Thursday of the month, 10:00 – 12:30
Where: Fort Royal Park & Commandery Gardens
Cost: FREE

Join the Park Keeper and a friendly group of volunteers to look after the Commandery Gardens and Fort Royal Park. Share skills and knowledge with like-minded people while carrying out tasks such as weeding, sowing, planting vegetables and bedding plants, followed by a cup of tea. No experience needed, tools and gloves provided, please wear sturdy footwear and outdoor clothes. Meet in the Commandery Shop.

For more information email greenspaceevents@worcester.gov.uk

Friends of St. Peter’s Parks - Volunteer Days

When: First Thursday of every Month, 10:30 – 13:30
Where: Various locations within St. Peters Parish
Cost: FREE

The Parish of St Peter's wants to enhance the use of its many open spaces. Volunteer days are held on the first Thursday of every month. The work is a mix of seasonal practical work and community engagement projects. Tools and gloves provided, please wear suitable clothes for the weather and sturdy footwear. Drinks are provided but don't forget your lunch!

Please see individual events near to the date for details.

Booking is not essential but recommended. Book online 

For more information email greenspaceevents@worcester.gov.uk or phone 01905 752960

Gheluvelt Riverside Healthy Walk - Gheluvelt Park

When: Every Friday at 10:30 - 12:00
Where: Meet at the Pump House Environment Centre every Friday
Walk Length: Walks will vary each week averaging 4.5 miles and taking approx. 1 hr 30 mins

Enjoy a walk through the city's parks. We always start and finish at the Pump House. Everyone welcome! If it's your first time on this walk please arrive 5 or 10 minutes early to sign in. Thanks!

Please wear sturdy footwear and outdoor clothes. Refreshments available at the Pump House.

Supported by the Worcestershire Walking Network. Information about other local health walk groups.

For more information or to book a place call the Customer Service Centre on 01905 722233 or email greenspaceevents@worcester.gov.uk

Kids Run Free

When: First Saturday of each month, 8:45 – 10:00
1 October, 5 November, 3 December
Where: King George V Playing Fields (Brickfields Park)
Cost: FREE

Kids Run Free is a charity which organises regular running events for children aged 0-16. Their mission is to support children to realise their potential through sport, helping them to become happier, healthier and more confident. The events are based on personal achievement rather than competition.

For more information and to register visit the Kids Run Free website.

Trotshill Orchard Group – Volunteer days

When: Third Saturday of most months 10:00 – 13:00
(15 October – Apple Pressing at LYPPARD HUB 11:00 – 15:00), 19 November
Where: Meet at 10am on site, end of Trotshill Lane East, Warndon Villages.
Cost: FREE!

The Trotshill Orchard Group continues to successfully manage and enhance a stunning Fruit Tree Orchard located on Trotshill Lane East in Warndon Villages. This work includes a range of practical tasks as identified by the group. All tools and equipment provided, just bring appropriate clothing and boots. Drinks and biscuits for all willing volunteers! No need to book, just turn up on the day.

For more information contact greenspaceevents@worcester.gov.uk
 

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