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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All the Fun of the Victorian Fayre in Worcester this Christmas

This year’s Victorian Christmas Fayre promises to be a truly spectacular event, with nearly 200 stalls filling the streets of Worcester from Thursday 29 November until Sunday 2 December. Now in its 26th year, the Victorian Christmas Fayre is one of the most prestigious street fayres of its kind in the Midlands.  The event regularly attracts over 100,000 people across the course of the...
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Have your say on conservation plans for Park Avenue

Worcester City Council is seeking feedback from local people on its draft appraisal for the conservation area around Park Avenue (WR3). Appraisals for conservation areas are used to provide a sound basis for future decisions on planning and development.  Local councils have legal obligations to regularly review the extent of conservation areas and to formulate and publish proposals for...
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Allotments could be key to a healthier life

Worcester Allotment Forum is encouraging local people to consider an alternative Christmas present for their loved ones:  renting an allotment. “Having an allotment is a great way of getting some regular exercise, meeting people, and you’ll be enjoying all the physical and mental health benefits of being outdoors too. “And on top, you’ll have the pleasure of growing your own...
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Countdown to Christmas lights switch-on

Christmas festivities begin in Worcester on Thursday 22 November, when sparkling lights will be switched on from Cathedral Square as part of a fun-packed family evening.  The event starts at 3.45 pm, with the big switch-on taking place at 6.00pm. “This promises to be a happy and fun-filled occasion for the whole family, and is a great opportunity to bring the whole community together...
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Mayor invites Worcester children to design his 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 2018 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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Views wanted on new required development in South Worcestershire by 2041

Views are being sought to help shape the future growth of South Worcestershire into the middle of this century.   A public consultation is being launched on Monday, 5 November on the review of the South Worcestershire Development Plan (SWDP). This will help Malvern Hills District, Worcester City and Wychavon District Councils decide how to best accommodate housing and employment...
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