Worcester is a city of love, not hate

Representatives of Worcester’s different communities have come together for a tea hosted by the Mayor, and to send a message that there is more that binds them together than drives them apart. The Mayor, Councillor Jabba Riaz, invited representatives of faiths and local organisations to discuss the strength of Worcester’s community bonds. Cllr Riaz said: “I wanted to bring...
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New garden of solace opened at Worcester Crematorium

A new look garden of solace has been officially opened at Worcester Crematorium. The garden is next to the Crematorium’s chapel and is visible through the large picture window. It is designed to provide a tranquil and calming environment, helping mourners to say goodbye to their loved one. Worcester City Council has invested £14,000 in revamping and improving the garden over nine months,...
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Chance to be Mayor’s Companion for the day

The Mayor of Worcester is offering a special opportunity for under 18 year olds in the city, who have a recognised medical condition, to accompany him on his official duties for a day. The Mayor, Cllr Jabba Riaz, is hoping to recruit an official Companion for one day per month throughout his mayoral year, which ends in May 2019. Last month 17-year-old Jessica Burden, who has Asperger’s...
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Mayor of Worcester calls for Freedom of the City for cricket legend Basil D'Oliveira

The Freedom of the City of Worcester could be posthumously awarded to local cricketing legend Basil D'Oliveira CBE, 50 years on from the so-called D'Oliveira Affair, which prompted a sporting boycott of apartheid South Africa. The Mayor, Cllr Jabba Riaz, will propose the award – the highest that Worcester City Council can bestow – at an extraordinary meeting of the City Council on July 17. ...
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Fabella gives colourful welcome to rail passengers

Rail commuters and visitors to Worcester did a double-take this morning as they were greeted outside Foregate Street station by Fabella the giraffe, in her full pink, orange and red glory. Fabella is one of 30 giraffes newly created for the Worcester Stands Tall public art trail (July 9 – September 16), which launched today.  Sponsored by the City Council, she has been painted by local...
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Show off your talent at 2018 Worcester Show

Are you an aspiring photographer, budding cook or enthusiastic artist?  Maybe your garden or allotment is bursting with flowers and produce, or you can work wonders with a needle and thread? If so, then show off your talent at the fabulous 2018 Worcester Show, which takes place in Gheluvelt Park on Sunday 12 August. There are over 120 competition classes to enter – with several...
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Improved Worcester play areas ready for school holidays

Three revamped play areas in Worcester are now ready for action – just in time for the school summer holidays. 21 pupils from the Oasis Academy in Warndon, who all have a 100% attendance record at school throughout the year, took a short break to try out the new play equipment at the Warndon Community Centre in Shap Drive, Worcester (WR4 9NX).  “Play is the one of the best ways for...
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Worcester residents urged to look out for voter registration details in the post

Residents living in Worcester are receiving a form asking them to check and update information that appears on the electoral register for their address.  Worcester City Council is asking city residents to look out for the form in the post and to make sure that they respond as soon as possible.  The form – which will start to arrive through city postboxes during the current...
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Council to debate launch of Worcester Lottery

Worcester City Council is to consider setting up a local lottery to raise funds for city charities.   The initiative would allow residents to sign up for entry into a weekly draw and to specify which local causes benefit from their subscription.   The City Council’s Income Generation Sub-Committee will be recommended to back the establishment of a Worcester City Lottery...
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Worcester Carnival awarded £5,000 grant by City Council

Worcester City Council has awarded a £5,000 grant to the Worcester Carnival, to help Saturday’s event go with a bang. The Council’s Leader, Councillor Marc Bayliss, presented the cheque to the organisers of the carnival, which promises to be a big summer hit when it returns to Worcester’s streets on July 7. Cllr Bayliss said: “Last year’s revival of Worcester Carnival was a massive...
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