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Further delay to SWDP Review

 The review of the South Worcestershire Development Plan has been delayed again. The decision is to give more time for vital technical studies to be completed. It means the plan now won't be published in October 2021 ready for public consultation and submission for independent examination in February 2022. A new timetable is being drawn up for...
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Now’s the time to show off your creations at the Worcester Show

It's time to unleash all your lockdown creativity and get ready to show off your gardening, crafting, painting, photographic and cookery talent at the ever-popular Worcester Show (Pitchcroft Race Course - Sunday 15 August 2021). There are over 140 competition classes for people of all ages to enter. In addition to gardening categories for fruit and...
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Worcester’s wildflowers give boost to biodiversity

Worcester City Council is taking action to encourage wildflowers to flourish in areas across the city - in a bid to boost the numbers of bees, butterflies, and other insects, that play an important role in our ecosystem. "The UK has lost 97% of its wildflower meadows since the Second World War – which is incredibly worrying because they provide ess...
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Hawks will fly daily to deter gulls in Worcester

Hawks are to be flown around Worcester five days a week for the next two months, in a bid to deter gulls from settling in the city. From July 19 the birds will fly in select parts of Worcester for up to eight hours a day - the biggest exercise of its type to have been undertaken in the city. Hawk flying was trialled in Britannia Square and other pa...
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Have your say on proposals to close pedestrian railway crossings

Worcester residents are being invited to have their say on proposals to close two pedestrian railway crossings in the city because of concerns about safety and anti-social behaviour. There are fears that people could be injured when they walk across the rail lines at the crossings at Brickfields Park and the Laugherne Brook Nature Reserve (known as...
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COVID: Applications open for new grants to support Worcester businesses

A new grant scheme for businesses affected by the impact of the Covid pandemic, and which are continuing to face premises costs while they recover, has been launched by Worcester City Council.Businesses and organisations that are based in a premises in the city, either their own or one belonging to a client, can apply for up to £2,700 from the new ...
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Winner scoops £2,000 on Worcester Community Lottery

A local resident has won £2,000 on the Worcester Community Lottery this week – with a second person winning £250 at the beginning of the month. Both winners had chosen the Friends of Tudor Grange Academy as the local cause to benefit from their lottery subscription.The school is one of 78 local causes which people can raise funds for when they play...
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Competition to mark 400th Anniversary of Worcester City Charter

On 2 October 1621, James I put his seal to the Charter that granted Worcester the rights and constitution which still form the basis for modern governance of the city today. But what difference did that make?  Now's your chance to do some research and find out why the Charter matters - and what difference it has made to the running of the...
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Popular Saturday Skip service returns to Worcester

Worcester residents can once again use mobile skips to dispose of furniture and household goods. The Saturday Skip service is designed to provide a free local disposal point for residents who are unable to transport bulky household waste items to Worcester's Household Recycling Centres Cllr Marc Bayliss, Leader of Worcester City Council said:" We a...
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Festival celebrates landmark 400th anniversary of Worcester City Charter

On 2 October 1621, James I put his seal to the Charter that granted Worcester the rights and constitution which still form the basis for modern governance of the city today. A series of events are being held to celebrate the 400th anniversary and explore the significance of the Charter.Over the summer you can join a walking tour to explore the stor...
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