Action to make Sidbury greener and cleaner

Sidbury has become a little greener with the planting of 160 new shrubs, in a bid to enhance the local amenity and improve air quality in one of the busiest areas of Worcester’s city centre. Worcester resident Robert Yuille, who lives in St. Peter’s Court - a Berkeley Homes block of apartments in Sidbury - approached the City Council to see if something could be done to improve the area in...
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The gulls are back in Worcester – make sure you don’t feed them

“Feed the bins, not the gulls” – that’s the message to Worcester residents as the birds return to the city to start their breeding season.   The appeal is going out to shoppers, visitors and residents to make sure they dispose of food properly when they’re out and about, by wrapping it up and putting it in the waste bin.   Posters, advice leaflets, social media messages,...
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Ice Age at Worcester City Art Gallery & Museum

Ice Age, at Worcester City Art Gallery and Museum, celebrates half a million years of Worcestershire's history, from the time our ancestors arrived until the end of the last Ice Age 12,000 years ago.  The exhibition runs from 16 June until 8 September 2018. Over this enormous timespan there were many changes in climate, from woolly mammoths roaming icy tundra in Bromsgrove to...
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Royal Worcester shop bids fond farewell to temporary home

After six successful months of trading in the city centre, the temporary Museum of Royal Worcester shop at the city’s Guildhall has closed today. The shop opened in the historic building’s north wing in November, so that the Museum could continue to sell gifts and souvenirs while a major £1.7million refurbishment was completed at its galleries. With that work completed the shop will be...
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New powers introduced to tackle dog fouling

Worcester City Council has adopted tougher powers to tackle dog fouling on pavements, in parks and in other open spaces. The move follows a public consultation, in which 75% of respondents supported the new proposals and 90% backed the fining of people who did not clean up after their pets.  The scale of public concern about dog fouling in Worcester is also supported by the number...
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Park excavation reveals perfect find for tea lovers

Builders in Gheluvelt Park are in the final phases of constructing the replacement to the Sons of Rest Pavilion.  The new building is set to open in mid-July, and will provide a snack kiosk and toilets right next to the Splashpad – one of Worcester’s most popular summertime destinations for children and families. Prior to Gheluvelt Park’s opening in 1922, part of the site was used to...
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Review into death of rough sleeper published

An independent review into the death of a rough sleeper whose body was found in a tent in Worcester on July 5 2016, has today been published by Worcester City Council.   The review was commissioned in line with new guidance from the national body Homeless Link and was conducted by independent consultant Neelam Sunder.   Ms Sunder investigated the interaction the rough...
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Call for sites launched as part of review of the South Worcestershire Development Plan

Councils are asking for information on land that could potentially be suitable for future housing and employment development in south Worcestershire. The “call for sites” is part of the official review of the South Worcestershire Development Plan (SWDP), that will see the blueprint for providing jobs and homes extended to 2041, as required by the Government. Anyone who has an interest in...
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New Mayor aims to unite Worcester’s communities

Worcester's new Mayor aims to unite Worcester’s varied communities, with his theme for the year being love, not hate.  Cllr Jabba Riaz was voted into office at the Annual Council meeting, taking over the chain of office from outgoing Mayor, Cllr Steve Mackay.   Cllr Allah Ditta is the new Deputy Mayor. Cllr Riaz said:  “I am honoured to be chosen as Mayor.  I love...
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New Mayor for Worcester City Council

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