Worcester Railway Crossing

Worcester City Council is aware of the ongoing anti-social behaviour and safety concerns at two footpaths, including railway crossings in Worcester.  The two footpaths are:

  • Footpath WR858 linking Brickfields Park to Astwood Road
  • WR-678 linking Bromyard Road to Laugherne Brook Nature Reserve also known as Kays Crossing.

Please note both footpaths are temporarily closed whilst this consultation is carried out.  Footpath WR858 Brickfields Park to Astwood Road was previously closed under a PSPO which was in place from 7 July 2017 to 6 July 2020 due to anti-social behaviour and has now expired.

The council would like your opinion on the safety of these two railway level crossings and the alternative routes in place.

Worcester Railway Crossing Survey

Revised Statement of Principles Under the Gambling Act 2005

Worcester City Council is seeking views on a draft revised Statement of Principles under the Gambling Act 2005. 

This important document sets out the principles the Council will apply when carrying out its functions under the Gambling Act 2005 and has to be reviewed and republished at least every three years.

Having undertaken a comprehensive review of their Statement in 2018, and as there have been no significant changes to relevant legislation and guidance, the Council is not proposing to make any significant amendments to their current Statement of Principles when they republish the document for the next three year period beginning on 31 January 2022.

The Council is inviting comments on the draft revised Statement of Principles from all interested parties including residents and those running businesses in the District.

Comments can be sent by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or posted to:

Worcester Gambling Consultation
Worcestershire Regulatory Services
Wyre Forest House
Finepoint Way
DY11 7WF

The consultation will remain open for comments until 6 September  2021 and all comments received will be considered by the Council before the publication of a new Statement of Principles.