Worcester to host the OVO Energy Tour of Britain this September

The city of Worcester will host the start of the final stage of the OVO Energy Tour of Britain this September, as the race finishes outside London for the first time in five years. Stage Eight of Britain’s premier road cycling event on Sunday 10 September will start from the centre of Worcester, heading through Worcestershire to finish in Cardiff.  The route through Worcestershire...
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Mike Layland, Freeman of Worcester 1935-2017

Mike Layland, Honorary Freeman of Worcester, has died at the age of 81. Our thoughts are with his family at this sad time. Mike Layland was born and bred in Worcester. He was first elected to Worcester City Council as a Labour councillor at a by-election in October 1966, representing the old Holy Trinity Ward until 1992. Mike went on to represent Nunnery Ward as an Independent from 1994...
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Time to start creating, ahead of 2017 Worcester Show

Entries are now open for the 2017 Worcester Show – the popular annual event which celebrates the creativity and green fingered skills of local people, and which was attended by over 10,000 people last year. There are over 120 competition classes to enter for this year’s Show, which will take place in Gheluvelt Park on Sunday 13 August.  Classes range from growing giant vegetables to...
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Historic Worcester building restored to former glory

A historic Worcester building said to be visited by Queen Elizabeth I has been restored to its former glory thanks to a £15,000 investment by Worcester City Council. The exterior of Queen Elizabeth House in Trinity Street had suffered from wear and tear and the impact of traffic fumes, but is now looking nearly as good as it did when it was first built in the 1570s. Loose areas of...
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No changes to domestic bin collections over Easter bank holiday

There will be no changes to the normal days when Worcester residents’ bins are collected over Easter – the service will operate as usual. Usual Day of Collection Day of Collection  Bin Good Friday April 14 Normal Collection Green Bins Easter Monday 17 April No collections are carried out on a Monday   ...
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More outdoor play on the way for Worcester

Worcester City Council is revamping six play areas this spring, in a bid to improve opportunities for children to enjoy outdoor play. Over £160,000 will be spent on creating a new play area near Oldbury Road (WR2 6AS), and in refurbishing or providing new equipment at existing play areas in KGV Playing Fields (WR4 9TL), Trotshill Lane East (WR4 0HX), Medway Road (WR5 1LH), Caisters Avenue...
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Former Bush Doctor to speak at Mayor’s Annual Medical Lecture

A former Upton-upon-Severn GP who has handled cases of snake bite, lion mauling and spear wounds has been invited to give the 2017 Annual Medical Lecture at the Guildhall in Worcester. Dr David Webster, who will be giving the public lecture on Tuesday 18 April at the invitation of Worcester’s Mayor, grew up in Kenya before studying medicine at University in the UK.  He returned to...
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Popular park’s Splashpad switched on for holiday fun

Children and families will soon be able to enjoy some free fun playing in the ever-popular Splashpad, situated in Worcester’s Gheluvelt Park. The water play area will be open from Thursday 6 April – just in time for the schools’ Easter holidays.  Weather permitting, the Splashpad will operate every day from 11.00am to 4.00pm until the beginning of the school summer holidays, when the...
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Grant to increase independence for people living with dementia now available

Applications are now open for a new grant to pay for adaptations to the homes of local residents living with dementia. Worcestershire is the first county in the UK to trial such a grant, which accepts referrals for eligible people living with dementia to have a range of adaptations made to their home.  Dementia Dwelling Grants of up to £750 are available and are not means-tested,...
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Tee off for Worcester’s golf-for-all new deal

A golfing hub for families and players of all abilities is set to tee off in Worcester, after the City Council agreed a long-term lease with Ravenmeadow Golf Centre for nine holes at the northern end of Perdiswell park. Under the terms of the lease, Ravenmeadow will now start investing in improvements to the golf course and will also seek planning permission for an improved driving range...
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