Publication Scheme: Who we are and what we do

Organisational information, locations and contacts, constitutional and legal governance.

Relationships with other authorities

Worcester City Council is one of seven local authorities in the county of Worcestershire, the others being:

In addition, two parish councils are located in Worcester.

A number of services are run by other local authorities or shared services on behalf of Worcester City Council. The City Council retain overall responsibility for these services.

  • Customer Services - Worcestershire Hub a partnership between Worcestershire County Council and the six district councils in Worcestershire
  • Regulatory Services - Worcestershire Regulatory Services a partnership with the six district councils in Worcestershire
  • Building Control Services - South Worcestershire Building Control Partnership Malvern Hills District Council and Wychavon District Council.
  • Revenues and benefits – run by Civica for Worcester City, Malvern Hills and Wychavon District Councils
  • Information and Communication Technology – SW2, the South Worcestershire ICT shared service for  Worcester City, Malvern Hills and Wychavon District Councils
  • MuseumsMuseums Worcestershire partnership with Worcestershire County Council
  • Property Services – Place Partnership with Hereford & Worcester Fire and Rescue Service, Redditch Borough Council, Warwickshire Police, West Mercia Police and Worcestershire County Council
  • Internal Audit – Worcestershire Internal Audit Shared Service in partnership with Bromsgrove, Redditch, Malvern Hills and Wychavon District Councils
  • Finance Services shared with Malvern Hills District Council
  • Payroll Services shared with Wychavon District Council
  • Procurement Services – South Worcestershire Procurement in partnership with Malvern Hills and Wychavon District Council

Other local public services include: