Local firms appointed to reshape The Arches - Worcester

Two local businesses have been appointed to redesign and refurbish Worcester’s Victorian railway arches, transforming a central city area into a modern, 21st Century workplace for creative industries.  The appointments of KKE Architects ( http://kkearchitects.co.uk/ ) and structural engineering firm Shire ( https://www.shire-uk.com/ ) are important milestones in the ambitious £4.5m...
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Invitation for Worcester children to design Mayor’s Christmas card

Primary school children in Worcester are being given the chance to bring some festive joy to people across the city. The Mayor of Worcester is inviting children aged between five and 11 to design his 2019 Christmas card, which will be sent out to around 500 schools, charities, organisations, clubs and businesses. Primary schools across the city have been invited to get their pupils...
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Poppy Appeal to be launched at Guildhall

The Mayor of Worcester will be joined by members of the Royal British Legion to launch the annual Poppy Appeal at Worcester’s Guildhall on Saturday, October 26. City residents are encouraged to come along to the poignant event, which will start at 10.25pm and see standard bearers and cadets gathering outside the Guildhall gates before a poppy drop and two minutes’ silence. Prayers...
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Proposed sites for new housing, employment and retail land revealed

A proposal to consult on plans to build three major new settlements across South Worcestershire, to meet future demand for new housing, is set to go before councillors. The Preferred Options document, produced as part of the review of the South Worcestershire Development Plan, sets out how a Government requirement to build another 14,000 new homes across Malvern Hills District, Worcester...
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More couples than ever say ‘I do’ at Worcester’s Guildhall

Worcester’s historic Guildhall is increasing in popularity as a place to tie the knot, with twelve weddings already booked at the popular venue for 2020. The City Council has a licence to conduct wedding ceremonies, civil partnership ceremonies and naming ceremonies at the Guildhall (High Street Worcester, WR1 2EY). With its impressive décor dating back to 1721, it is a perfect setting...
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Worcester is awarded ‘Plastic Free Communities’ status as it takes action on Single-Use Plastic

Worcester has joined a network of communities across the UK which are leading the way to tackle throw away plastic at source. Worcester has been awarded Plastic Free Community status by marine conservation charity Surfers Against Sewage (SAS) in recognition of the work it has done to start reducing the impact of single-use plastic on the environment. Led by Kim Tanner, the local campaign...
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Festival of Water 2020 to be held in Worcester

August 2020 is a significant date for The Inland Waterways Association (IWA) as it is the start of the organisation’s 75th Anniversary year. Where better to start the celebrations than with the annual Festival of Water on the waterway where it all began, the Worcester & Birmingham Canal?   Back in August 1945, Robert Aickman and Tom Rolt met on the canal at Tardebigge,...
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Countdown to city’s new festivals

  Four brand new festivals are set to take place in Worcester in 2020, showcasing national and international creative talent whilst supporting local emerging work.  The first of the four festivals is Worcester Light Night, taking place across the city centre on the evening of Thursday 16 January from 5.30 - 10.00pm, just 100 days from now! Light Night will be a free...
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