Draft Worcester City Centre Public Spaces Protection Order

Worcester City Council is considering the implementation of a Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO) to reduce Anti-Social Behavior (ASB) in the city centre. The Draft Worcester City Centre PSPO includes provisions relating to –

  • Prohibition of the intentional feeding of gulls;
  • Prohibition of aggressive begging, and
  • Prohibition of dangerous skateboarding and cycling.

The introduction of a PSPO must involve a public consultation on the wording of the Order and so the City Council is now seeking your feedback, the results of which will be further considered before a final decision is taken on implementation.

Complete the Draft Worcester City Centre PSPO Survey

Historic City Conservation Area Appraisal

Worcester City Council are preparing an appraisal for the Historic City Conservation Area, covering almost all the city center, the largest area in Worcester designated as being of special character and historical value worthy of statutory protection.

This will provide the guidance on which future decisions will be made as to what of the city center’s heritage we should keep and what can be replaced, maximizing the benefits that it brings for regeneration, tourism, the economy, and the community.

The appraisal will encompass views from the public identifying what is of most value to the community, how they perceive the city’s character and identity and how they would like to see the character and identity of the city center evolve.

Complete the Historic City Conservation Area Survey

Writing competition for children aged 4-16 year olds

As part of the Historic City Conservation Area Appraisal consultation we are also running a writing competition for 4 to 16 year olds so that they can get involved too! 

Competition finalists will have their work published in the Conservation Area Appraisal and the winning entry of each age category will win a £20 gift voucher for the Worcester Museum and Art Gallery gift shop.

Details with full terms and conditions can be viewed and downloaded below.

  • Details of the writing competition (PDF)
  • Map of Historic City (PDF)
  • Competition Rules of Entry (PDF)
  • Parent/Guardian Consent Form (PDF)
  • Send your entry by Monday 28 September 2020 to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or post to: Worcester City Council, Heritage & Conservation, The Guildhall, High Street, Worcester, WR1 2EY, with your consent form, name, age and the place you’ve written about

Draft Environmental Sustainability Strategy

Worcester City Council declared a climate emergency in July last year and committed itself to taking action to help the city become carbon neutral by 2030.

The City Council has written a draft strategy setting out options to achieve this – and now we’d like you to have your say on it.

It has been drawn up with input from Conservative, Labour and Green members of the Council, along with local stakeholders. The actions and policies of similar local councils across the country have also been drawn on.

Don’t miss your chance to have your say on this vital strategy, helping to direct the priorities for action on Worcester’s environment.

If you would like a paper copy of the survey, please phone 01905 722233, press 8 for general enquiries and leave a message saying why you are calling and give your name, phone number and address. A paper copy of the survey to complete will then be sent to you.

Complete the Environmental Sustainability Strategy Survey

City Life Magazine Readers’ Survey 2020

City Life is your magazine – so tell us what you think of it! 

We’d like your views on how City Life Magazine could be improved.  Please take a couple of minutes to complete this survey. 

Complete the City Life Magazine Survey

My Town - What are your ideas for investment in Worcester’s future?

Worcester residents and businesses are being encouraged to have their say on how a multi-million pound national investment pot should be spent.

The city is in the running to scoop up to £25 million from the Government's £3.6 billion Town Fund.

Plans to spend the money are to be drawn up by a Worcester Town Board established by the City Council – and the city's citizens and employers can have their say on where the investment should go by heading to mytown.communities.gov.uk.

The Board is looking for ideas that will help deliver long-term economic and productivity growth through:

  • Urban regeneration, planning and land use: ensuring Worcester is a thriving place for people to live and work
  • Skills and enterprise infrastructure: driving private sector investment and ensuring Worcester has the space to support skills and small business development
  • Connectivity: developing local transport schemes that complement regional and national networks, as well as supporting the delivery of improved digital connectivity.

Full details on the aims of the Town Fund are in the prospectus published by the Government .