Worcestershire authorities award contract for homeless prevention service

Worcestershire councils have awarded a contract to support people at risk of homelessness to Caring for Communities and People (CCP - www.ccp.org.uk ).  Funding for the county’s single person’s and childless couple’s homeless prevention service will rise to £301,500 per annum – an increase over the previous level of £240,000 per annum.  The county-wide service has been...
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Relive Fort Royal memories on August Bank Holiday

The Friends of Fort Royal are hosting a fun family event in the Park on Bank Holiday Monday – and everyone is welcome. At the event, which takes place on Monday 26 August from 4.00pm to 7.00pm, there will be live entertainment from Orchard Band and Drumlove, with the opportunity to join in a live Zumba session too. Afternoon teas will be on sale, thanks to support from local company...
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Diseased and damaged trees to be removed from city park

Two prominent trees in Worcester’s Gheluvelt Park are to be removed to protect the safety of the park’s visitors. The large cedar by the Pump House has recently lost one of its biggest branches due to heavy water logging – a common issue with this species of tree. As a result, the cedar’s crown is not able to provide enough energy to sustain the rest of the tree, creating a danger of more...
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Mayor opens stylish studios at Old Infirmary

A Worcester resident has been praised by the Mayor for his innovative conversion of the Old Infirmary building on Silver Street in to six luxury studio apartments. The building, which dates to circa 1676, was bought in 1745 and opened as Worcester Infirmary on 11 January 1746, becoming only the seventh charitable hospital outside of London. It was bought by local property developer...
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New technology improves quality of service at Worcester Crematorium

Funeral directors are singing the praises of a new improved sound system which has been installed at the Worcester Crematorium this month. The City Council has upgraded the Crematorium’s loud speakers and amplification system.  Outdoor speakers have also been fitted this summer, providing clear and high quality sound that allows services to reach a wider audience if required. The...
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Mayor’s invitation to Eid celebration

The Mayor of Worcester, Cllr Allah Ditta, is hosting a special Bank Holiday celebration to mark the end of the Muslim festival Eid al-Adha – and everyone is invited. The free event takes place on Sunday 25 August from 2.00pm – 4.00pm at Unity House, Stanley Road, Worcester WR5 1BE.  There will be a buffet and a bouncy castle for children. “The event will be a fun festive occasion,...
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