Worcester dog receives mayoral seal of approval

The Mayor of Worcester has officially recognised the contribution of a dog which has picked up over 4,000 pieces of litter in the city. Nine-year-old 'cockerpoo' Daisy is the first animal in the city to have received a certificate and medal from the mayor. Daisy was led down the red carpet in the Guildhall Parlour, before being formally introduced to the Mayor.  Cllr Jabba Riaz,...
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Drones v gulls in Worcester

Drones have been used for the first time as part of work to control gull numbers in Worcester. Drones fitted with cameras were sent up in High Street to fly over buildings and spot hard-to-reach gull nests. The newly-discovered nests will be targeted as part of Worcester City Council’s work to control gull numbers in the city by replacing the birds’ eggs with life-like dummies, to bring...
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More cash for local breast care unit

Worcester City Council has presented a cheque for £5,000 to Worcestershire Breast Unit Haven, on behalf of the Institute of Cemetery and Crematorium Management. The donation is a surplus from the Institute of Cemetery and Crematorium Management’s metals recycling scheme, which the city council’s crematorium is part of. “It is a real privilege for the Worcestershire Breast Unit Haven...
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Worcester business roadshow heads for Blackpole

Businesses in the north of Worcester can find out about grants for growth, cyber security and energy efficiency, help for recruiting graduates and apprentices, staff training and much more, at the Blackpole Business Roadshow taking place on Tuesday 26 June.  The event, which has been organised by Worcester City Council and Worcestershire Business Central, will take place at the offices...
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Calling all Worcester tenants - know your rights

Worcester City Council is raising awareness of the rights which all residents who rent their home have, in a bid to curb the activities of rogue landlords. According to the Private Sector House Condition Survey carried out in 2015, 35% of all homes in Worcester are rented.  Over the last decade there have been increases in private rented accommodation across all areas of the city. ...
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Action to make Sidbury greener and cleaner

Sidbury has become a little greener with the planting of 160 new shrubs, in a bid to enhance the local amenity and improve air quality in one of the busiest areas of Worcester’s city centre. Worcester resident Robert Yuille, who lives in St. Peter’s Court - a Berkeley Homes block of apartments in Sidbury - approached the City Council to see if something could be done to improve the area in...
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The gulls are back in Worcester – make sure you don’t feed them

“Feed the bins, not the gulls” – that’s the message to Worcester residents as the birds return to the city to start their breeding season.   The appeal is going out to shoppers, visitors and residents to make sure they dispose of food properly when they’re out and about, by wrapping it up and putting it in the waste bin.   Posters, advice leaflets, social media messages,...
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Ice Age at Worcester City Art Gallery & Museum

Ice Age, at Worcester City Art Gallery and Museum, celebrates half a million years of Worcestershire's history, from the time our ancestors arrived until the end of the last Ice Age 12,000 years ago.  The exhibition runs from 16 June until 8 September 2018. Over this enormous timespan there were many changes in climate, from woolly mammoths roaming icy tundra in Bromsgrove to...
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Royal Worcester shop bids fond farewell to temporary home

After six successful months of trading in the city centre, the temporary Museum of Royal Worcester shop at the city’s Guildhall has closed today. The shop opened in the historic building’s north wing in November, so that the Museum could continue to sell gifts and souvenirs while a major £1.7million refurbishment was completed at its galleries. With that work completed the shop will be...
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New powers introduced to tackle dog fouling

Worcester City Council has adopted tougher powers to tackle dog fouling on pavements, in parks and in other open spaces. The move follows a public consultation, in which 75% of respondents supported the new proposals and 90% backed the fining of people who did not clean up after their pets.  The scale of public concern about dog fouling in Worcester is also supported by the number...
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