Last chance to register to vote for council elections this May

There’s just one week left to make sure you are registered to vote on May 3 and to have your say on who represents you at a local level. Next month’s poll will select city councillors who are responsible for making decisions on running services in Worcester. These include housing, planning, parks, leisure, recycling and waste collection, and much more. To vote in the election, residents...
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New branding for Worcester unveiled at tourism show

New branding designed to strengthen Worcester’s identity as a tourist destination has been unveiled at this month’s British Tourism & Travel Show. Developed in partnership with Worcester BID , the brand is based on Edgar Tower, the historic landmark that sits between the Cathedral and King’s School. The new brand carries the tagline “Cultural City, Historic Heart” – focussing...
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800 new trees planted in bid to improve Worcester’s air quality

Over 800 new trees and saplings have been planted in Worcester this winter, in a bid to reduce air pollution and enhance the city’s appearance. This week cherry, plum, pear, and rowan trees are being planted in Sidbury and Dolday – areas which regularly experience high volumes of traffic.  The tree species have been selected for good colour and suitability for limited growth...
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Have a Right Royal Wedding Celebration

It’s time to get out the flags and bunting, join up with friends and neighbours and start your plans to hold a street party to celebrate Prince Harry and Megan’s wedding in style! The royal couple will be tying the knot on Saturday 19 May 2018.  Applications for street closures in Worcester on that day must be received at latest by Sunday 8 April.  For more advice and to download...
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Old swimming pool site to be sold for new homes and a business hub

The site of the old Worcester swimming pool is to be sold to Sanctuary Housing and the YMCA. Worcester City Council’s Policy and Resources Committee agreed to the sale at its meeting on 20 March, with legal and commercial details to be agreed by the Council’s Corporate Director of Finance and Resources in consultation with the Committee’s chair and vice chairs. Sanctuary and the YMCA...
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Worcester’s got engineering talent

Worcester City Council and the Worcestershire Local Enterprise Partnership have staged the city’s first Engineering Challenge for Primary Schools, in a bid to encourage more young people to consider a career in the profession.  The finals at Worcester’s Hive on Friday 16 March saw a pair of students from 14 local schools competing to design and build a pedestrian bridge crossing the...
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New recruits sought for science and IT growth sectors

Worcester City Council is on a mission to entice more local young people to consider a career in science, maths, engineering or technology.  The Council funded a new ‘hands on’ STEM activity zone at this year’s Worcestershire Skills Show, held at Chateau Impney in Droitwich on 7 March.  The annual event attracted a record-breaking 2,300 high school students from across...
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Make sure you’re registered to vote in time for the local elections this May

On Thursday May 3 residents in Worcester will go to the polls to have their say on who represents them at a local level – and residents are being urged to make sure they’re registered to vote. Local government elections select councillors, who are responsible for making decisions on running services in your local area. These include housing, planning, parks, leisure, recycling and waste...
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Future of old swimming pool site to be considered

The future use of the site of the old swimming pool at Sansome Walk will be considered by Worcester City Council’s Policy and Resources Committee this month. The committee will be recommended to agree that the 2.1 acre site be sold to Sanctuary Housing and the YMCA when it meets on March 20. If the scheme is approved, it would mean that the site is used to provide affordable housing, a...
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By-election expected, as City Councillor resigns

A by-election for Worcester City Council is expected to be called, following the resignation of one of the city councillors. Cllr Elaine Williams (Labour) has resigned with immediate effect from her seat in the city’s Warndon ward. In her resignation letter, she said that her decision was made for personal and family reasons.  She has also thanked council officers, Guildhall staff...
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