Resolve to recycle - starting with your Christmas tree

Worcester residents are being encouraged to get their New Year off to a green 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 become a big success, with thousands of Worcester people recycling their trees every year. Christmas trees can be deposited in the...
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Consultation launched on capping taxi numbers

Should there be a limit on the number of hackney carriages, or taxis, that operate in Worcester? We want to know what you think. Worcester City Council has drawn up a draft policy that would limit the number of hackney carriages allowed to operate in the city. Now the council is keen to hear what residents think. A formal consultation has been launched, running until January 17, to...
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More play on the way for children in Red Hill

Worcester City Council has given a play area in the Red Hill part of the city a major revamp. The new equipment at the Cromwell Crescent play area is ideal for pre and primary school aged children and includes sets of toddler and classic swings, toddler and junior slides and climbing frames, a toddler see-saw, rotating disk, rockers and log balancing trail. The total cost of the play...
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Volunteers are Worcester’s unsung heroes

Around 200 local volunteers were invited to a mayoral reception at the Guildhall last week, to celebrate the major contribution they’ve made to local communities this year.   Linda Sammonds, former Chair of the Friends of Cripplegate Park, was given a special award by the Mayor of Worcester in recognition of her outstanding work as a volunteer, which spans two decades. ...
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Don’t forget to put your bin out this Christmas!

Christmas is almost here! Make sure you're aware of the revised domestic bin collections over the festive period. Normal collection day: Leave your bin out on: Tuesday 24 December Tuesday 31 December Monday 23 December (green bin) Tuesday 31 December (black bin) ...
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See in the Winter Solstice

Pause amongst the hustle and bustle of Christmas to reflect on the Winter Solstice and its meaning. The Friends of Fort Royal Park will be meeting on Saturday 21 December between 2.30pm and 4.00pm, to celebrate this special event. Activities will include: - Writing intentions or challenges. Identifying ‘intentions’ for 2014, or letting go of ‘challenges’ from 2013. - Paper...
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Advent calendar treasure hunt launched in city

As part of an ongoing campaign to bring Worcester’s city centre museums onto the high street, Museums Worcestershire have launched an Advent calendar treasure hunt in the city. Entitled Magnificent MOTHS – Museum on the High Street – the initiative began last month with the spectacular arrival of eccentric Victorian explorer Winnie Bird, on the hunt for those illusive moths,...
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Mayor hosts New Year’s entertainment with top Worcester bands

Come and be entertained by some of Worcester’s top bands! Charlie Boswell, a talented singer songwriter, Kings and Folk, who play an eclectic mix of traditional tunes, and the Remi Harris Trio, an exciting young gypsy jazz group, will be on hand to entertain you at Worcester’s Guildhall on Friday 17 January at 7.30 pm. “This promises to be a really fantastic event, and is a perfect...
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Remembrance Sunday

Worcester’s main Remembrance Sunday commemoration on Sunday 10 November is our community’s opportunity to remember all those who have given their lives for the peace and freedom we enjoy today, both in the two world wars and subsequent conflicts worldwide. The service at Worcester Cathedral will start at 10.00am, followed by a wreath-laying ceremony at the War Memorial. This will incorporate...
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New Year promises new trees for Worcester

Students from Bishop Perowne C of E College in Worcester met up with City Council staff earlier in the week, to plant new cherry trees in Warndon Park. Worcester City Council has joined forces with national charity ‘ Trees for Cities ’ for the third year running to continue its mammoth tree planting programme for the city. This is the first of a number of sessions which will...
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