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Help and advice for dealing with damp and mould in the home

Tenants and homeowners in Worcester are urged to keep an eye out for damp and mould in their houses; to know how to make simple changes which can reduce the issue - and when to call in the experts. Most homes suffer from damp to some degree, usually caused by condensation in the home. However, if the problem is excessive, it could be caused by issu...

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New information signs to be installed at Worcester’s riverside park

Work will get underway this spring to install new information signs at the entrances to Worcester's beautiful Riverside Park. Fifteen new totem-style signs will be put in place to welcome visitors to the park, and will include maps, information on walking and cycling routes, stories from the rich history of the area, and family-friendly facts on th...

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Additional funding confirmed for planned Scala arts centre development

Additional funding has now been confirmed for the proposed redevelopment of Worcester's Scala Theatre, taking the ambitious plans a step closer to becoming reality. The proposals will transform the Angel Place area, attracting world-class arts, music, and comedy acts to Worcester, as well as giving a much-needed boost to local businesses. A plannin...

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New website to boost Worcester’s tourism appeal

A new website has been launched to further boost Worcester's growing reputation as a tourist attraction. The new site is based around the city's Tourist Information Centre (TIC) at the Guildhall in High Street. It's bursting with useful information about why Worcester is a great place to visit, what's on in the city, and the services on offer ...

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New grant available for Worcester retail businesses

Worcester City Council has launched a new grant to help businesses and organisations which are either moving into empty premises or looking to make improvements to their existing building. The Retail Enhancement Grant will help fund interior renovations as well as improving the frontages and accessibility of empty and occupied retail units across W...

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Worcester residents need photo ID to vote at elections in May

For the first time, residents in Worcester will need to show photographic identification (ID) to vote at the City Council elections in May. Residents are being urged to make sure they are ready to vote by checking they have the right form of ID. A wide range of photo identification can be accepted, which most people will already have, including a p...

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Have your say on the future of outdoor play in Worcester

Children, young people and their parents and carers are being asked for their views on the outdoor spaces they use or would like to use in Worcester. Worcester City Council has launched a consultation and is urging residents to voice their opinions on play areas for children and social spaces for young people in a bid to find out which areas are po...

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Have your say on proposed new licensing rules for Houses in Multiple Occupation

Worcester residents are invited to have their say on the expansion of additional licensing for Houses in Multiple Occupancy (HMOs) in the city. A House in Multiple Occupancy is defined as a property where three or more people in two or more households share a basic amenity such as a toilet, a bathroom or kitchen facilities. HMOs with occupancy of f...

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Councillors to consider steps to address costs of running Worcester’s leisure centres

Worcester city councillors are to be asked to support a range of measures to tackle the increased running costs at the city's three leisure centres, to ensure that residents will continue to have access to sport, fitness and exercise facilities. The proposals are in response to the recent rises in energy bills that have left Freedom Leisure, the no...

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Car park prices increase considered, to support services to Worcester residents

Worcester city councillors are to be asked to consider the first increase in car park charges in 14 years, in order to ensure services can continue to be delivered to residents. Prices at the 14 car parks operated by Worcester City Council have not gone up since 2009, and the Environment Committee is to be asked to support new prices that will stil...

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