Santa Claus puts festive car parking offer to the test!

Santa Claus is coming to town! And he’s chosen to park his sledge full of Christmas goodies in Worcester’s Hive car park, taking advantage of the City Council’s free festive parking offer.   He’s also keen to park in Worcester because the British Parking Association has commended the city for the safety and quality of its car parks. "Worcester’s car parks are some...
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Worcester students to become Mayor for the day

Four local students got an appetite for power when they stepped in to the shoes of Worcester’s Mayor, Cllr Pat Agar, as part of National Takeover Day on Friday 22 November.   The students, who are aged 15 and 16, all attend the Blessed Edward Oldcorne Catholic College in Worcester. Now in its seventh year, Takeover Day gives children and young people the chance to...
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Help to stay trim across the festive season

Do you struggle to motivate yourself to exercise, or frequently find yourself putting all those good healthy eating intentions on the back burner? Then help is at hand! Worcester City Council, Worcestershire County Council, The Sports Partnership Herefordshire & Worcestershire and the NHS have teamed up to offer a physical activity and health programme to get under-active residents...
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Worcester’s festive car parking offer

Make the most of the free car parking in Worcester on Thursdays – ideal for late night Christmas shopping - and the great deal on Sundays, brought to you by Worcester City Council. On Thursdays, you will be able to park free from 6.00pm until the end of the day in all of Worcester’s City Council owned car parks, from now up ‘til and including Thursday 26 December.* On ...
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Living Wage decision to be made

Worcester City Council will be asked next week to decide whether to pay the Living Wage to all its employees. At a meeting of the full council on November 26, councillors will be recommended to begin paying the Living Wage from January 1 next year, and then review the decision annually. If councillors back the move, it will mean a pay increase for 73 council workers – 44 of them on...
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Have your say on Worcester’s planning work

Worcester City Council is keen to hear your views on the process it follows for planning consultations. The council has produced a draft Statement of Community Involvement, a legally required document that sets out how we will seek public views on the compiling of local plans (such as the South Worcestershire Development Plan) and planning policy documents. It also looks at the process...
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Men in heels have a serious point

The brave men of Worcester City Council are preparing to totter around in high heels for an hour to highlight a serious issue. Five council chaps will be joining a special event on November 21 when men from across Worcestershire will brave heels or other girly shoes to walk a mile and help to raise awareness of domestic violence. The event is part of the national White Ribbon...
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Discover secrets which haunt the Guildhall

Did you know that tennis was played on the site of Worcester’s Guildhall centuries before Andy Murray was born – or that the Guildhall still contains cells which used to be filled with prisoners awaiting sentence? Paul Harding of Discover History showing Cllr Lynn Denham around the Guildhall cells. Discover History is today launching tours for members of the public, taking a...
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Ambitious campaign to mark World War One centenary launched in Worcestershire

One of the largest programmes of events to commemorate the centenary of the First World War will take place in Worcestershire, it has been revealed today. Exhibitions, parades, concerts, church services, remembrance events and far more will take place across the entire centenary – from August 2014 through to November 2018 and beyond. As well as commemorations of the military...
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We will remember them: Sunday 10 November

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...
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