Help for Worcestershire home hunters

Date & Time: Saturday  20  January 2018, from  10am  to 3.30pm Venue: Worcester Racecourse,  Pitchcroft , Worcester,  WR1   3EJ The Help to Buy Show is coming to Worcester on Saturday 20 January 2018. Help to Buy Midlands is bringing its show to Worcestershire to help more local people into home ownership. The free Help to Buy...
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Pamper Parlour for pooches receives council growth grant

Britain has a reputation as a nation of pet lovers – and business statistics certainly reflect this, with a staggering £4,585 billion being spent on pet services in the UK in 2016.  This desire to provide better care for our pets has resulted in the expansion of the Worcester-based Dog House (www.thedoghouseworcester.co.uk). Business owner Dawn Inett has spent over 35 years living...
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Keep an eye on your letterbox – vital info on bin collection changes is heading your way

Every home in Worcester will be receiving a letter this week telling them how changes to bin collections will affect them. Residents are being urged to make sure they read the letter and take note of any changes to when their black and green bins are emptied – and, importantly, to make sure they don’t throw the letter away. The changes start to happen from January 29. Environment...
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Resolve to recycle in 2018 – and start with your Christmas tree

Worcester residents are being encouraged to go green in 2018 and get the New Year off to a great start by recycling their Christmas trees.   Worcester City Council was the first authority in the UK to offer tree recycling facilities back in 1991. Since then the service has gone from success to success, with thousands of Worcester people now recycling their trees each year. Trees can...
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Don’t give to landfill this Christmas

Worcester City Council is encouraging residents to think ‘green’ this Christmas, and recycle as many items as possible.   Here’s a helpful reminder of which bin some of the most common festive items should go in: Item Which bin? Alternative Cans and plastic bottles GREEN BIN   Old toys BLACK BIN Charity...
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Contacting Worcester City Council over the festive period

The Worcestershire Hub call centre (tel. 01905 722233) and Customer Service Centre (based at The Hive, Sawmill Walk, The Butts, Worcester WR1 3PB) will be closed on Monday 25, Tuesday 26 December 2017 and Monday 1 January 2018. They will re-open from 9.30am – 5.00pm on Wednesday 27, and 9.00am – 5.30pm Thursday 28 and Friday 29 December. After the New Year break it will open 9.00am to...
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New improved pavilion for popular Gheluvelt Park

Work is set to start next month on the building of a new pavilion for one of Worcester’s most acclaimed parks. The replacement Sons of Rest pavilion in Gheluvelt Park will, for the first time, provide a snack kiosk and toilet next to the Splashpad – one of Worcester’s most popular summertime destinations for children and families. The project kicks off on 2 January, with the start of the...
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Worcester Mayor opens city’s first ‘Hot Yoga’ studio

‘Hot Yoga’ is now on offer for the first time in Worcester, with the opening of a new studio in the heart of the city.  The Mayor of Worcester, Cllr Steve Mackay, cut the ribbon on Friday 15 December to officially inaugurate The Zen Shed at 54 New Street, Worcester WR1 2DL. Husband and wife team Cindy and Guy Thomas were chartered accountants and partners in Deloitte, before...
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When to put your bins out his Christmas

Bin collections in Worcester will run one day later than usual during Christmas week, so residents are being asked to make a date in their diaries to make sure they don’t miss their collection. Usual Day of Collection Revised Day of Collection Type of Bin Tuesday 26 December Wednesday 27 December ...
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Praise for Council snow-busters

Council workers who cleared many of Worcester’s busiest pavements and footpaths of snow and ice during the big freeze have been praised by senior councillors. Staff from the City Council’s Neighbourhood and City Centre teams went into action on Sunday following the heaviest snowfall in the city for many years. They started by clearing High Street, The Shambles and other pedestrianised...
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