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Four Worcester parks named among the best in the country

Worcester's Gheulvelt Park, Cripplegate Park, Fort Royal Park and Riverside Park have all received the prestigious Green Flag Award, in this the scheme's Silver Jubilee year.The award is the quality mark for parks and green spaces across the UK. "Over the last eighteen difficult months more people than ever have enjoyed spending time in Worcester's...
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Young people to be at heart of future City Council decisions

A Young Person's Champion has been appointed to Worcester City Council, putting issues such as child poverty, youth employment and young people's well-being at the heart of future decision-making. The move will see all future City Council policies and decisions assessed for their impact on children and young people.It reflects growing concern about...
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New electric charging points in Worcester

Twelve new electric car charging points are now available in Worcester's St Martin's Gate car park – and under a special introductory offer, users will not need to pay for parking while they power up their vehicles. Worcester City Council has installed the chargers as the latest step in its Environmental Sustainability Strategy, which aims to help ...
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Worcester residents urged to take up offer to insulate homes and generate solar power for free

 A Worcester resident is urging others to make the most of an offer to insulate homes and generate solar power for free. Ken Digger, who lives in Himbleton Road, Worcester, recently had solar panels fitted on the south-facing property of the home he owns – with the entire cost covered through the Government's Green Homes Grant delivery scheme....
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It's your city - have your say

Worcester City Council wants you to have your say about what should be its priorities for the year ahead and how the Council can support you and your community. The Council's Annual Survey is open now at worcester.gov.uk/voiceit and runs until 11 November 2021. With the City Council having been awarded more than £40 million of Government funding to...
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UK’s tallest cherry picker helps to tackle gulls

The tallest cherry picker in the UK is currently in action in the centre of Worcester as part of a programme of measures to control the number of gulls in the city. The machine can be extended to up to 39 metres, or can go up vertically to 19 metres and then reach out 20 metres horizontally – making it possible to get to gulls nests that have previ...
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Celebrate Worcester’s 400th birthday on Charter Day 2 October 2021 at venues across Worcester

Celebrate Charter Day on 2 October at venues across Worcester with exhibitions, performance and guided tours. View the actual King James I Charter – on display for the first time in 400 years. Celebrate Worcester's 400th birthday with exhibitions, performances and guided tours on 2 October 2021, Charter Day. View the actual Charter sealed by King J...
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Have your say on future of allotment sites in Worcester

Worcester City Council is seeking views from green-fingered residents on the provision and use its allotment service – and how it could be improved in the future. The Council is looking to make changes after the independent National Allotment Society reviewed the service and made recommendations. "Our allotments are an important community asset, an...
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New timetable for SWDP Review

A proposed new timetable for the review of the South Worcestershire Development Plan has been published for consideration by councillors. The plan was due to go out to public consultation next month (October), but it was announced in July it would be delayed. This is because important information from sewerage, transport and power infrastructure pr...
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Vital lifesaving equipment back in place at Worcester riverside

Lifesaving equipment put by the riverside in Worcester after the death of student Tom Jones has been repaired. An emergency rescue pole is located once again by steps on Bromwich Parade near the swan sanctuary, on the banks of the River Severn. The long pole has a buoyancy aid and hook at the end to help pull people to shore if they get in difficul...
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