Worcester City Council’s Annual Survey 2021

It's Your City - have your say

It is important that our priorities reflect what matters most to our residents and businesses so we want to hear your views.

Tell us what you think about our services and how your money should be spent to help us plan for the year ahead.

The Annual Survey is live from 30 September until 11 November 2021.

Complete the 2021 Annual Survey

Draft Hackney Carriage and Private Hire Licensing Policy Consultation

Worcester City Council is responsible for issuing licences in respect of:

  • Vehicles used as hackney carriages (taxis) and for private hire
  • Drivers of hackney carriages and private hire vehicles
  • Operators of private hire vehicles

In July 2020, with a view to better protecting children and vulnerable adults, the DFT issued new statutory guidance to taxi and private hire licensing authorities, called the "Statutory Taxi and Private Hire Standards". 

These Standards set out a framework of policies that licensing authorities "must have regard to" when exercising their functions. These functions include developing, implementing, and reviewing their taxi and private hire vehicle licensing regimes.

In response, the Council has reviewed their hackney carriage and private hire licensing policies, having regard to the Statutory Standards. 

As a result, the Council has produced a draft "Hackney Carriage and Private Hire Licensing Policy" for consultation with stakeholders.

The Council is now undertaking a consultation on the draft policy and invites you to comment

This consultation will be open for responses until 7 January 2022.

Complete the Draft Hackney Carriage and Private Hire survey

Alternatively, you can pdf view the draft policy here (889 KB)  and download a pdf printable pdf document (632 KB) to respond to the consultation by completing the survey and posting your response to:

Worcester Taxi Policy Consultation, Worcestershire Regulatory Services, Wyre Forest House, Finepoint Way, Kidderminster, Worcestershire, DY11 7WF

2021-2026 Worcester City Plan Survey

Worcester City Council has reviewed and refreshed its City Plan for Worcester. The plan sets out proposed themes and policies that will guide the authority’s work until 2026.

We would like your views on how we should take forward the plan and want you to be involved in monitoring and shaping the direction of the plan over the next five years.

The new City Plan covers five main themes:

  • Stronger and connected communities
  • A prosperous city
  • A healthy and active city
  • A heritage city with a 21st Century culture
  • Enhancing and sustaining our beautiful city for future generations.

Read the refreshed City Plan

Closing date: 12 November 2021

2021-2026 City Plan Survey