Planning for healthier lifestyles in south Worcestershire

New planning guidelines aimed at improving the design of housing and other developments to encourage healthier lifestyles have come into effect in south Worcestershire. Malvern Hills, Worcester City and Wychavon councils have all adopted the new Planning for Health Supplementary Planning Document. Known as an SPD, it covers issues like encouraging walking and cycling, providing green spaces...
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Worcester Park and Ride site makes way for new school

The City Council is to sell a portion of the former Park and Ride site on the Droitwich Road, opening up the potential for a new free school to be built in Worcester. Worcester City councillors made the decision at the Policy and Resources Committee meeting on 19 September. The move follows discussions with agents acting for the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government,...
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£330k revamp of Perdiswell sports pitches now complete

Worcester continues to strengthen its reputation as a healthy and active city with a £330,000 Council investment to revamp sports pitches on fields at Perdiswell. Five new full-size football pitches and one rugby pitch have now been created on City Council-owned land adjacent to the Perdiswell Leisure Centre, resolving previous drainage problems. Changing rooms adjacent to the pitches...
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Opportunities available to volunteer at the 2017 Worcester City Run

The organisers of the Worcester City Run have shared details of volunteering roles available to help stage this year’s event.  The Worcester City 10K, Young Athletes Run, and the new Worcester City Half Marathon, will all take place on Sunday 17 September.  Entries to run in the races close on 13 September, but there are some other ways for the public to get involved.  The...
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Worcester Guildhall looks to woo couples for weddings

What better place to tie the knot than Worcester’s historic Guildhall?  The Guildhall (High Street Worcester, WR1 2EY) is hosting a special open day on Saturday 9 September from 11.00am to 3.00pm.  Members of the public can view all the rooms and facilities and have questions answered by friendly and experienced staff. With its impressive décor dating back to 1721, The...
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Jenny Nesbitt offers top tips for the Worcester City 10K

One of Worcester’s brightest young sports stars is encouraging residents to sign up for this year’s Worcester City 10K.  Jenny Nesbitt, who won the inaugural 10K in 2014, has offered her top tips for anyone who is planning to tackle the run on Sunday 17 September.  Nesbitt has just competed in the World University Games in Taipei and will be lining up on the start line in...
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Enjoy Worcester’s rich heritage for free

A number of historic venues in Worcester will be opening their doors to the public for free, during a series of annual Heritage Open Day events (Thursday 7 – Sunday 10 September 2017). Heritage Open Days celebrate England’s fantastic architecture and culture by offering free access to properties that are usually closed to the public or which normally charge for admission. “This is a...
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ITV4 to screen every minute of OVO Energy Tour of Britain live

Cycling fans will be able to watch every moment of the OVO Energy Tour of Britain live this September as ITV4 screen all eight stages from Start to Finish in their entirety for the first time. Thanks to ITV4 and OVO Energy fans won’t miss any of the action between Sunday 3 and Sunday 10 September, as the channel will have exclusive rights to the full live coverage of all eight days,...
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Worcester City Run confirms details of road closures for city races

A schedule of road closures has been confirmed ahead of a major running festival in Worcester.  This year’s Worcester City Run events will be held on Sunday 17 September and organisers anticipate that 4,000 runners will take part in the half marathon, 10K and junior races.  Road closures along the route will come into effect on a rolling basis from 6:00am on the day, with all roads...
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Worcester residents urged to look out for their voter registration details in the post

This month, residents in Worcester will be receiving a form asking them to check and update information that appears on the electoral register for their address. Worcester City Council is asking residents to look out for the form in the post and to make sure they respond as soon as possible. The form ensures that the City Council can keep the electoral register up to date and identify...
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