Mayor hands over £8k to support bereaved children

Worcester City Council has presented a cheque for £8,000 to Footsteps – a local charity which provides free support to bereaved children, young people and their families.  The amount was paid over on behalf of the Institute of Cemetery and Crematorium Management’s metals recycling scheme, which the City Council’s crematorium is part of. Helen Dolton, Service Operations Manager, from...
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Worcester celebrates army of volunteers – and recruits even more

The amazing contribution made by people who give up their time to help make Worcester a better place was celebrated during National Volunteers Week (1 – 7 June 2019). Over 140 local volunteers attended a mayoral reception at The Commandery on Tuesday 4 June – and 360 people attended a Volunteer Expo at The Guildhall on Friday 7 June, meeting representatives from around 40 local charities...
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Worcester businesses take action to combat gulls

Local businesses are being urged to act now to deter gulls from nesting on or near their premises. Worcestershire Regulatory Services’ new gull officer, Dan Walker, has extensive experience in controlling gull populations and has visited over 25 local businesses this year to help curb the problem. One of them is Humberstones, a business transfer agency based on the modern K2 office...
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Councillor Stuart Denlegh-Maxwell

Councillor Stuart Denlegh-Maxwell sadly passed away on 10 June 2019. He was 60. He had served two terms on Worcester City Council as an elected member for Claines. He was elected in 1988 and held the seat until 1994, when he stood down because of work and family commitments. He was re-elected in the Claines ward in 2018. Cllr Denlegh-Maxwell’s family have local connections...
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Show off your talent at 2019 Worcester Show

Are you an aspiring photographer, budding cook or enthusiastic artist?  Maybe your garden or allotment is bursting with flowers and produce, or you can work wonders with a needle and thread?  If so, then show off your talent at the fabulous 2019 Worcester Show, which takes place in Gheluvelt Park on Sunday 11 August. There are over 140 classes to enter, with gift vouchers...
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Free listing on new website is a great opportunity for local organisations

Worcester City Council launches a searchable online database called Find It Do It at the end of June Punch in your Worcester postcode to find your nearest societies and groups, support and advice, businesses, classes, and hireable venues Listing on the website is free, registration is open now   Organisations are being encouraged to sign up their a free listing on...
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Mayor presents prizes to first winners of Worcester Community Lottery

  The Mayor of Worcester has presented prizes to winners of the new Worcester Community Lottery. Launched last month, Worcester Community Lottery gives players the chance to sign up at www.worcesterlottery.org for entry into a weekly draw and to choose which local causes they want to benefit from their subscription. The city’s first citizen, Councillor Allah Ditta, invited...
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Opportunities, funding advice and more at Worcester Volunteer Expo

If you are interested in volunteering in Worcester, or even if you're not sure what volunteering is all about, the Guildhall is the place to be on Friday June 7. Worcester Volunteer Expo is taking over the historic building for the day, as part of the national Volunteers’ Week, running June 1-7. Starting at 10am, the free event will see around 40 different charities and organisations...
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Cattle ‘let loose’ as part of natural care plan on meadows

A 10-strong herd of hand-reared cattle has been released on Ronkswood Hill Meadows, as part of an annual conservation exercise by Worcester City Council.  The cattle will be allowed free rein on the local nature reserve site, to help preserve grassland and wild flowers. The initiative is designed to act as a natural and cost-effective way of keeping the grass short enough to allow the...
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New Mayor for Worcester

Worcester's new Mayor has taken up residence in the Parlour at the Guildhall. Cllr Allah Ditta was voted in at the Annual Council meeting on 14 May, taking over the chain of office from outgoing Mayor, Cllr Jabba Riaz.   This will be Cllr Ditta’s second mayoral term in office; he became the city’s first Asian Mayor in 2004. Cllr Jo Hodges is Worcester’s new Deputy Mayor. Cllr...
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