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Fun for all as Birmingham 2022 Queen’s Baton Relay visits Worcester

Fun for all the family is promised on Friday 22 July when the Birmingham 2022 Queen's Baton Relay visits Worcester during its final journey through England ahead of the start of the Commonwealth Games. Thousands of people are expected to line the city's streets to watch local Batonbearers carry The Queen's Baton through Worcester and across the riv...

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Orchids discovered as city council biodiversity plan blossoms

Worcester is looking blooming beautiful this summer – thanks to biodiversity-boosting measures taken by the City Council. The council's policy of planting wildflowers and leaving some areas to nature itself is paying dividends – and has resulted in what is believed to be a first for the city – several southern marsh orchids. Around a dozen of the p...

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Civic service to welcome the new Mayor of Worcester

A civic service to welcome the new Mayor of Worcester Cllr Adrian Gregson was held at Worcester Cathedral on Sunday. A procession from the Guildhall to the cathedral marked the start of the annual event, which this year had the theme of 'Tackling mental health and wellbeing through the arts and culture.' The congregation included local dignitaries,...

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Local county soldiers to parade through Worcester city centre

Local county soldiers will be marching through Worcester city centre on Saturday June 25 to mark Armed Forces Day. The parade will be conducted by the 2nd Battalion, the Mercian Regiment, which was given the freedom of the city in 2007. It will be its last parade in Worcester before the merging of the Mercian Regiment's 1st and 2nd Battalions. Lead...

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Worcester arrives on national Dscvr tourism app

Worcester has joined a growing number of towns and cities on the Dscvr tourism app – a fantastic resource for visitors and residents. The app, available on all smartphones, gives users access to information on shopping, eating, drinking, staying and enjoying themselves in the city – all at their fingertips! From today (9 June) everyone with the Dsc...

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Event will showcase volunteering opportunities in Worcester

People looking to make a difference by volunteering are invited to a special event showcasing opportunities available with local charities. Worcester Volunteer Expo 2022 has been organised jointly by Worcester City Council and Worcester Community Action and runs from 10am to 2pm on Friday June 17 at the Guildhall. Over 30 stalls are expected at the...

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Flowers bring a splash of colour to the streets of Worcester

Worcester is looking blooming marvellous just in time for the Queen's Platinum Jubilee celebrations as the streets are bedecked with hanging baskets for the summer. Thousands of flowers including geraniums, verbena, petunias and fuchsias have been planted in 160 hanging baskets which are dotted around the city, bringing a cheerful splash of colour ...

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First payments of £150 energy rebate made to Worcester Council Tax payers

Worcester City Council has issued the first payments of the £150 energy rebate to residents. The energy rebate is part of the Government's response to the recent rise in fuel bills, and is being paid out by local councils.Everyone in Worcester who pays their Council Tax by direct debit should now have received the payment directly into their bank a...

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Tourist Information Centre extends summer opening hours

Tourist information, guides and maps will be available to Worcester visitors seven days a week this summer. The Tourist Information Centre based at the Guildhall on the High Street will be opening on Sundays from this weekend (29 May) until Sunday 25 September 2022. The centre will be open from 11am to 3pm on Sundays throughout the summer season – ...

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Meet Worcester’s new Mayor

A new Mayor of Worcester has been voted in by members of Worcester City Council. Councillor Adrian Gregson has taken over the chain of office from the outgoing Mayor, Cllr Stephen Hodgson. Cllr Louis Stephen is Worcester's new Deputy Mayor. Cllr Adrian Gregson said: "I am pleased and humbled to have been elected to the position of Mayor by my colle...

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