Council considers £144K investment in ‘green’ litter bins

Councillors will consider purchasing 28 new bins for Worcester’s city centre – including a number of recycling bins and solar powered bins designed to hold more - when the Environment Committee meets on 29 January. In the summer the Council conducted a seven-week trial of “Big Belly” solar-powered compaction litter bins, which hold up to eight times more waste than standard bins. The...
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Co-working space opens for creatives and entrepreneurs

A new co-working space for creative and technical entrepreneurs is proving popular with Worcester’s self-employed professionals.  Eight businesses have  rented a hot desk or office space since The Kiln 0.5 officially opened its doors in December 2018 – with a further eleven enquiries in the pipeline.  The Kiln 0.5 is based in the Guildhall on Worcester’s High Street and...
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Government awards £3m to transform Worcester’s railway arches

Members of the  Worcester Cultural Partnership celebrate the funding announcement at Worcester's Arches Worcester’s railway arches are set to be transformed into a major new cultural destination for the city, providing a hub for business and creative skills development. The Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, Jeremy Wright MP, has today awarded £3m in...
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Worcester City Council bans single-use plastics

Worcester City Council has agreed to end the purchase and use of ‘single-use plastic’ products, such as bottles, cups, cutlery and drinking straws, for any council-related activity. And the organisation has joined forces with the Plastic Free Worcester action group in a bid to encourage other organisations, businesses and event planners to take action in 2019. “As the organisation...
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Residents can help shape future of high streets

Residents are being given the chance to help shape the future of high streets across South Worcestershire. A telephone survey of some 1,800 people is being carried out as part of a Retail Study commissioned to inform the ongoing South Worcestershire Development Plan (SWDP) review. Researchers will be contacting residents by phone to ask them to take part in an in-depth interview which...
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Resolve to make time to talk to others in New Year

An innovative new campaign launches in Worcester this week, to encourage local residents to spend more time talking to friends, family members, neighbours and people in the wider community. The Talk to Me Worcester initiative aims to bridge generational and cultural divides in a bid to tackle the growing problem of isolation.  According to central Government’s most recent Community...
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Good causes to benefit from launch of Worcester Community Lottery

Worcester City Council is getting ready to launch a local lottery to raise funds for city charities and other good causes.   The new Worcester Community Lottery will give players the chance to sign up for entry into a weekly draw and to specify which local causes they want to benefit from their subscription.   The City Council’s Income Generation Sub-Committee will meet...
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Resolve to recycle in 2019 – and start with your Christmas tree

Worcester residents are being encouraged to go green in 2019 and get the New Year off to a great start by recycling their Christmas trees. Worcester City Council is recommending three different ways of getting your tree recycled. You can take it to one of the household waste recycling centres operated by Worcestershire County Council, arrange for it to be collected by St Richard’s...
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