Landlords’ advice event as Universal Credit comes to south Worcestershire

Private landlords and their managing agents in south Worcestershire are being invited to find out more about how Universal Credit will affect them and their tenants at an event in Worcester’s Guildhall. Universal Credit is the new national benefits system, replacing six existing welfare benefits. From October 17 any new benefits claimants in Worcester, or existing claimants who...
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Ambitious vision for future of Worcester revealed

Image courtesy of Node   New transport routes, parks and public spaces, housing, business premises and a £385 million annual boost to Worcester’s economy are at the heart of a new vision for Worcester by the year 2040.   Consultation has opened today (10 October 2018) on the new City Centre Masterplan, which sees Worcester becoming a national and international...
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1,000 Worcestershire pupils view WW1 photo exhibition

This weekend (29 and 30 September) will be the last opportunity for people to view a major photographic exhibition to commemorate the centenary of the First World War, currently installed in Worcester’s Cathedral Square. Since the exhibition was installed at the end of August, over 1,000 local school children have met award-winning photojournalist Michael St. Maur Sheil, whose photos in the...
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Worcester officially celebrates historic cricket victory

The Worcestershire Rapids will receive a heroes’ welcome at a red carpet reception to celebrate their recent crowning as Vitality Blast champions. “This is a tremendous victory for cricket in the county; it is a historic moment for the Club and I am keen to formally recognise this and give people the opportunity to see the players and the trophy first hand,” said the Mayor. “Come along...
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Worcester Guildhall woos couples at Wedding Fayre

What better place to tie the knot than Worcester’s historic Guildhall?  The Guildhall (High Street Worcester, WR1 2EY) is hosting its first ever Wedding Fayre on Sunday 7 October from 10.00am to 3.30pm.  One of the focal points for the event will be a Catwalk Show at midday, where local volunteers will model a range of bridal wear and suits for grooms. “This won’t be...
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New action to tackle anti-social drinking in public spaces

Worcester City Council has introduced tougher powers to curb the consumption of alcohol on streets and in public places.  A Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO) is now in place, requiring any person in designated public places to not drink alcohol and to surrender to a police or civil enforcement officer any containers in their possession which the officer believes contains alcohol. ...
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Special Drumhead Commemoration to take place in Gheluvelt Park

A county-wide service to commemorate 100 years since the end of World War One is being held in Worcester. Based on military tradition, a Drumhead service is a religious service conducted in the field during conflict and in peacetime, with neatly-piled drums draped with flags creating a makeshift altar. The service is being held on Saturday, 15 September at Gheluvelt Park. The...
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Worcester eyecare firm is first customer for new trade recycling service

Cllr Alan Feeney and Steve John of Stephen John Eyecare with the Worcester Trade Recycling green bin A Worcester city centre optician has become the first business to sign up for a brand new service that collects recycling from local firms. Stephen John Eyecare in Charles Street was first in the queue when Worcester City Council launched its new service, Worcester Trade Recycling....
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Women’s Tour gives £250,000 boost to Worcester’s economy

Worcester benefitted from a boost of more than a quarter of a million pounds from hosting the finish line of the fourth stage of the OVO Energy Women’s Tour on Saturday 16 June. 10,000 people attended the event and lined the streets of Worcester to get a glimpse of the world’s best female cyclists finish the penultimate stage of the epic race.  Research – carried out in line...
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Commandery wins Best Visitor Attraction award

Museums Worcestershire staff are celebrating today as The Commandery, one of Worcester’s most historic buildings, has been awarded the accolade of Best Visitor Attraction in the Visit Worcestershire Awards for Excellence 2018, presented at the Bank House Hotel, Worcester. Last summer The Commandery launched a brand new interactive experience, Worcester’s Civil War Story, bringing to...
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