Seven-year-old Rhea designs the Mayor’s Christmas card

Little Rhea McLoughlin has beaten off competition from across the city to design the Mayor of Worcester’s Christmas card. The seven-year-old’s colourful drawing – showing Santa Claus and a snowman at the Guildhall – was chosen as the winner in the first ever primary school competition to design the Mayor’s festive greetings card. Now the Hollymount School pupil’s winning entry will be...
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Council considers further £398K investment in CCTV

Councillors will decide whether to invest an additional £398,000 to modernise the CCTV network in Worcester city centre, when the Policy and Resources committee meets on Tuesday 11 December.  Worcester City Council currently operates 66 CCTV cameras, which feed footage through a fibre optic cable network into Castle Street Police Station.  From here the information is transmitted...
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Mayor discovers Lowesmoor’s hidden gems on Small Business Saturday

The Mayor of Worcester and Deputy Leader of Worcester City Council have headed to Lowesmoor to support some of Worcester’s great independent traders as part of the national Small Business Saturday event. “Worcester has a deserved reputation for being home to many small, innovative and unique businesses, so it was fantastic to see how many great local firms Lowesmoor is home to,” said the...
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Worcester’s festive parking offers for Christmas shoppers

Festive shoppers have been given an early Christmas gift by Worcester City Council – free parking on Thursday evenings and a great deal on Sundays too! Shoppers taking advantage of late night opening in city shops on Thursday evenings are now able to park free of charge after 6pm on Thursdays each week up to and including 20 December.  On Sundays shoppers can pay for three hours and...
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A bridge to employment for more young people in Worcester

Top local employers including Mazak, Waitrose, Southco, McDonalds and Freedom Leisure took part this week in a careers fair at Regency High School – a Worcester school which caters for students with additional educational needs. About 50 students aged 13 and over attended the event, which took place on Tuesday 27 November. In line with central Government’s careers strategy ‘Making the...
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Indulge in local food and produce at Victorian Fayre

Food and drink lovers alike will delight in the 'fare' that will be available at this year‘s Worcester Victorian Fayre from Thursday 29 November until Sunday 2 December. The Victorian Fayre is a veritable hunting ground for homemade sweets, cakes and bakes, cheeses, ales, ciders, sauces, jams and chutneys – which all make great and very affordable Christmas gifts. A record number of...
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Worcester’s Victorian Fayre: let us entertain you!

There’s a raft of exciting and uplifting entertainment on offer at Worcester’s traditional Victorian Christmas Fayre (29 November – 2 December). Everyone is welcome to join the community carol service to be held in Worcester Cathedral on Thursday 29 November at 4.45pm.  Following this service, the Mayor of Worcester will process from the Cathedral to the Cornmarket, where the Fayre...
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£300k investment in Worcester Riverside to be considered

Worcester City Councillors are to consider investing £300,000 in Worcester’s Riverside to fulfil ambitions to establish the area as an award-winning park. The Council has been working with fellow landowners in the Riverside area - Worcester Cathedral, Worcestershire County Council, Severn Trent Water and the Canal and River Trust – to secure a prestigious Green Flag Award for the riverside....
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Pay your Council Tax at the corner shop

Worcester residents can now pay their Council Tax at their local shop, thanks to a trial scheme that’s been launched by Worcester City Council. The Council, in line with other local authorities across the country, has hooked up with national payment network PayPoint to give residents more flexibility in how they make cash payments for their Council Tax, Business Rates or Housing Benefit...
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Memorial service to remember those we have lost in the last year

A special memorial service is being held at Astwood Crematorium and Cemetery on Tuesday December 4. This is an opportunity for people from across Worcester to come together and remember the loved ones they have lost over the past year. Tickets are free, however numbers are limited to 100, so local residents are being encouraged to apply for tickets as soon as they can. Iain...
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