Cash boost to support rough sleepers

 More than £440,000 has been given to councils across Worcestershire to continue supporting rough sleepers during the COVID-19 pandemic. The money comes from the Government's Next Steps Accommodation Programme, which is part of the national strategy to end rough sleeping for good. Funding will be used to continue providing B&B and hotel ac...
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Popular skate park re-opens, following improvements

A Worcester skate park which was built in memory of a popular local teenager has re-opened, following improvements. The skate park (located in Oldbury Road, Dines Green, Lower Broadheath WR2 6JS) is dedicated to Nathan Spiers, who tragically died in 2002 at the age of fourteen, after falling into difficulties whilst out with friends on a fishing tr...
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New exhibition The Printed Line opens at Worcester City Art Gallery & Museum on Saturday 19 September

A national exhibition on tour from the Arts Council Features almost 60 artists including David Hockney, Pablo Picasso and Henri Matisse Worcester City Art Gallery & Museum has been awarded the 'Good to Go' industry standard – with measures in place to ensure the safety of visitors and staff This Saturday 19 September sees the opening of a brand...
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Memorial bench honours popular Worcester councillor

A memorial bench has been installed on the banks of the River Severn in Worcester, in honour of Councillor Stuart Denlegh-Maxwell. The popular local councillor sadly passed away on 10 June 2019, at the age of 60. The bench, located on Kleve Walk opposite the west door of Worcester Cathedral, was unveiled on Tuesday 15 September – which would have b...
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Support to apply for EU Settlement Scheme, as deadline looms

Worcester City Council is offering face-to-face and phone appointments to support EU citizens who wish to secure permanent rights to stay in the UK. On 31 January 2020 the United Kingdom left the European Union and entered a 'transition period'. This means that all qualifying people who wish to remain in the UK beyond the transition, which finishes...
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Volunteering champion scoops prize on Worcester Community Lottery

 A local resident who has devoted her life to encouraging more people to volunteer has scooped £250 in the city's Community Lottery. The Worcester Community Lottery (www.worcesterlottery.org) gives players the chance to sign up for entry into a weekly draw, and to choose which local causes they want to benefit from their subscription. The list...
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Explore Worcester’s treasures on National Heritage Days

The Mayor of Worcester, Cllr Jo Hodges, is encouraging people to visit Worcester's numerous historic attractions during the national Heritage Open Day festival (www.heritageopendays.org.uk) from 11 – 20 September. The Grade 1 listed Guildhall (www.worcesterguildhall.co.uk) on Worcester's High Street is open Monday-Friday 9am-4.30pm, Saturday 9.30am...
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Worcester’s Victorian Fayre postponed until 2021

Worcester City Council has taken the decision to cancel this year's Victorian Christmas Fayre, which was scheduled to take place from Thursday 3 to Sunday 6 December 2020.The Fayre normally attracts an estimated 150,000 visitors to the city over the four-day period and contributes an additional £7.3 million to the Worcester economy (source:  V...
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Where’s Wally? Spooky Museum Search – find Wally in Worcester City Art Gallery & Museum

This Halloween, Wally, the world's favourite children's book character – wearing a red-and-white striped shirt and black-rimmed specs – will be travelling the country, appearing in museums, including Worcester City Art Gallery & Museum. Families will be able to join the search for Wally at Worcester City Art Gallery & Museum as part of the ...
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New balls please – £377k investment brings state-of-the art tennis facilities to Worcester

More people in Worcester can now enjoy the benefits that come from playing tennis thanks to a partnership between the sport's governing body, the LTA, Worcester City Council and its leisure operator Freedom Leisure, as new state-of-the art courts open in two of the city's most popular parks. The Tennis in the Park initiative is the start of a major...
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