French friends send condolences to Worcester Mayor for Manchester attacks

Messages of condolence and sympathy have been sent from France to the Mayor of Worcester, following the attack in Manchester on Monday night. Officials from two of Worcester’s twin towns in France contacted the Mayor, Councillor Steve Mackay, to express their horror after the attacks. Bernard Grouchko, Mayor of du Vésinet, said: “In this sorrowful time, on behalf of the all the people of...
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Grab a plant for free!

  Gardeners and allotment holders can get their hands on free pansies, primulas and bellis daisies, before Worcester City Council re-plant the flower beds at three popular locations. Grab-a-plant takes place from 10.00am to 12.30pm on: 23 May – St. Andrews Gardens 24 May – Cripplegate Park 25 May – Gheluvelt Park Michelle Newell, Community Engagement Supervisor at...
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New Mayor to support Worcester’s army of volunteers

Jabba Riaz, Deputy Mayor (L) and Cllr Steve Mackay, Mayor of Worcester (R) Worcester's new Mayor has taken up residence in the Parlour at the Guildhall. Cllr Steve Mackay was voted in at the Annual Council meeting, taking over the chain of office from outgoing Mayor, Cllr Paul Denham.   Cllr Jabba Riaz will be Deputy Mayor. Cllr Steve Mackay said:  “I...
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New look Cathedral Square takes shape

Salmon Harvester Opportunity Fund (SHOF), Worcester City Council and Worcestershire County Council today (18 May) celebrated a major milestone in the redevelopment of the former Cathedral Plaza shopping centre in Worcester. The £20 million scheme, renamed Cathedral Square, has reached practical completion and has been handed over to tenants for fit out, prior to a grand opening on the 29...
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New Mayor and committee system for City Council

Worcester's new Mayor has taken up residence in the Parlour at the Guildhall with outgoing Mayor, Councillor Paul Denham, offering up his robes to Cllr Steve Mackay, who was voted in at last night’s Annual Council meeting.   The meeting also saw Labour’s Cllr Adrian Gregson voted in as Leader of the Council, with the Conservatives’ Cllr Marc Bayliss appointed Deputy Leader. The...
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Worcester’s Pakistani community present gift to outgoing Mayor

Members of Worcester’s Pakistani community have presented the outgoing Mayor of Worcester, Cllr Paul Denham, with an intricate hand-woven carpet made in Lahore. Mr. Ali Ashgar and his family, who live locally, were some of the last guests to be received in the Mayor’s Parlour by Cllr Paul Denham, who is handing over the baton to the new Mayor of Worcester later today.  Mr. Ashgar...
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Less than two weeks left to register to vote in the general election

With less than two weeks to go until the deadline to register to vote in the General Election, Worcester City Council is reminding residents to make sure they are registered in time. On Thursday 8 June voters in Worcester will go to the polls to elect their Member of Parliament in the General Election. The deadline to register to vote is midnight on Monday 22 May. Anyone not registered...
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Worcester businesses urged to unite against dementia

Worcester businesses and local people will be encouraged during Dementia Awareness Week (15 – 19 May) to prepare for projections that over one million people in the UK will be living with dementia by 2021. Members of the Worcester Dementia Action Alliance and Alzheimer’s Society will be visiting a number of city centre shops and businesses on Wednesday 17 May to discuss what positive action...
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Branch out into new ground at Plant Swap

Gardeners and allotment holders can turn over a new leaf by swapping their spare seedlings at a Plant Swap in Worcester. The free event is being organised by Transition Worcester and Worcester City Council and is a perfect opportunity for people to exchange surplus young plants for something different in preparation for the growing season and entering produce in the annual Worcester Show. ...
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New retail and hospitality jobs available in Worcester

Career opportunities galore will be on offer at the Worcester Retail and Hospitality Jobs Fair, taking place at the Guildhall on Wednesday May 10 from 11.00am to 3.00pm. Worcester City Council has joined forces with Worcester Jobcentre Plus to deliver the event, which will feature opportunities at the new Cathedral Square development, as well as vacancies with other local...
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