The Arches – Director appointed to create enticing new Worcester festivals

Severn Arts has appointed a Director to develop and deliver four exciting new annual festivals for Worcester.  Earlier this year the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport awarded £3m from the Cultural Development Fund which is administered by Arts Council England, towards the costs of the ambitious £4.5m initiative known as The Arches - Worcester.  The new Festivals...
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Worcester’s a riot of colour – thanks to wildflowers

Biodiversity is receiving a boost in the city, thanks to Worcester City Council’s wild flower planting programme. “Wildflowers help to make Worcester look beautiful.  However they are also important because they support bees and other insects which pollinate plants,” explains Cllr Andy Stafford, Vice Chair of Worcester City Council’s Environment Committee. “Many of our favourite...
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Worcester’s Riverside and three other city parks are among best in UK

Celebrating the Green Flag award for Worcester's Riverside Park are Graham Pratt, Worcester City Council Riverside Team; Mark Worrall, Green Space Team Supervisor; Cllr Joy Squires; Timothy Booker, Canal and River Trust Area Operations Manager; Cllr Andy Stafford; and Dexx the dog.   Worcester’s Riverside Park – along with three others in the city – has been named as one...
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Worcester’s historic Guildhall opens its doors for extra day this summer

Worcester’s historic Guildhall is opening its doors for an extra day a week to give visitors more opportunities to enjoy its palatial beauty during the summer holidays. From July 21, the 18th Century architectural masterpiece at the heart of the city will be open every Sunday from 10am to 4pm. Admission is free. The summer Sunday openings, which run until September 29, also give...
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City Council helps fledging business to reduce Worcester’s waistline

According to the most recent Health Survey for England, 64% of adults in the country are overweight or obese, costing the NHS £16 billion per year. Worcester resident Kerrie Mimnagh, who conquered her own weight battle after the birth of her two children, wanted to help others – and launched the Worcester Weight Loss Centre with a little help from the City Council. A former West Mercia...
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Clock is ticking to register to vote in Claines by-election

Residents of Claines in Worcester are being urged to make sure they are registered to vote in the Worcester City Council by-election on Thursday August 8. To vote on the day Claines residents need to make sure they are on the electoral register by Tuesday July 23. And the good news is it only takes five minutes to register. The by-election in the Claines ward has been called following...
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Free fun on offer at revamped Worcester play area

School’s nearly out for summer – and the Mayor of Worcester is hosting a free event at the recently refurbished Battenhall Rise play area (WR5 2DE) to celebrate. Free face painting, goodie bags and healthy snacks will be available for the first 100 children who come to the Battenhall Rise play site on Saturday 20 July between 10.00am and midday. Worcester City Council has completely...
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Former Mayor hands cash over to Worcester charities

Former Mayor of Worcester Cllr Jabba Riaz presents cheques to (left to right) Sarah-Jane Morgan, Chief Executive of Worcester Live; Ruth Heywood, Worcester Community Trust Acting Chief Executive Officer; and Claire James, St Richard’s Hospice fundraiser The former Mayor of Worcester has handed over more than £30,000 to three city charities. Councillor Jabba Riaz handed over his...
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