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400 saplings planted as part of Worcester Charter 400

On Thursday 13 January 2022 the current Mayor of Worcester Councillor Stephen Hodgson joined volunteers to mark the end of the Worcester Charter 400 project by planting saplings in Perdiswell Playing Fields.The Charter 400 team planted the 400 trees at Perdiswell as an environmental gift to Worcester. Tree planting brings a host of benefits from co...
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Worcester communities use green grants to pledge positive action for 2022

Planting more fruit trees and vegetables, improving recycling facilities and building bird, bat, insect and hedgehog houses are among the New Year actions pledged by the first Worcester organisations to successfully apply for the City Council's new Environmental Community Grant. Grants of between £500 and £1,000 are on offer to community groups, ch...
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City Council takes action to support Worcester CAB

Worcester City Council has awarded a grant of £20,000 to the city's Citizen's Advice Bureau (CAB) to help it increase its capacity to support local people during what is expected to be an exceptionally busy period. The start of the new year always brings a surge in inquiries to Worcester CAB, particularly in the areas of debt, benefits, housing and...
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Aubrey Tarbuck

The death has been announced of former Worcester city councillor and Mayor, Aubrey Tarbuck. Aubrey Tarbuck was first elected as a Conservative city councillor to the Nunnery ward of Worcester in 1966. After losing his seat in 1971, he re-joined the City Council after being elected to the St Peter's ward in 1998. Aubrey became Mayor of Worcester fro...
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Next step in £19.6m investment in Worcester

Worcester city councillors have backed the first of five business cases for projects that will bring £19.6m of Government investment to Worcester. The City Council has secured the funding from the national Towns Fund, after drawing up proposals to support five major schemes to boost Worcester's economy, promote active travel and provide new skills ...
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City Council commits funding to support arts and community organisations through challenging times

Worcester City councillors have agreed to continue to commit over £527,500 worth of funding to support a range of arts and community organisations over the next five years. "Arts organisations have faced a particularly challenging time across the UK this year," said Councillor Marc Bayliss, Leader of Worcester City Council. "The arts play an import...
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Jeff Carpenter (1935 - 2021)

The death has been announced of former Worcester city councillor and Mayor of the city Jeff Carpenter. He passed away peacefully on 20 December, with his family at his bedside. He was aged 86. Originally hailing from South Wales, Jeff lived in Worcester for much of his life and was a Labour member of the City Council for 27 years from 1973 to 2000,...
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Supporting rough sleepers at Christmas

With Christmas nearly here, Worcester City Council is asking residents to let them know if they spot anyone sleeping rough on the city's streets. Anyone who does spot a rough sleeper is urged to tell the Streetlink service at www.streetlink.org.uk or 0300 500 0914. Streetlink will pass the details through to the Council, who will then find the roug...
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Local firm appointed to let refurbished Arches to creatives

SpacesWorcester City Council has announced that the recently refurbished spaces in the Arches Worcester (www.thearchesworcester.co.uk) are to be managed and let in the New Year by the team behind The Kiln, a managed workspace in Copenhagen Street. The Kiln offers office, meetings, hot desking and events space to small businesses and freelancers (th...
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Over 2,800 Worcester families to receive food parcels this Christmas

Families of Worcester children who receive free school meals will be offered a free parcel containing approximately £40 worth of food over the festive period. The cost will be covered by central Government's new Household Support Fund (HSF) grant, designed to help the most in need this winter meet food, energy and water bills.  Worcester ...
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