City Council promotes Worcester at British Tourism & Travel show

Worcester will have a strong presence at a prestigious event for the tourism industry, to be held at the Birmingham NEC on 21 and 22 March 2018. It is the first time that Worcester City Council has exhibited at the British Tourism & Travel Show (www.tourismshow.co.uk) - the UK’s largest annual event for the tourism industry. “We’re attending to showcase the impressive range of...
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Flying Worcester’s flag for the Commonwealth

Worcester was among the 730 locations throughout the United Kingdom, Channel Islands, Isle of Man, UK Overseas Territories, and Commonwealth countries to fly the Commonwealth Flag on Monday 12 March – Commonwealth Day 2018. The Deputy Mayor, Councillor Jabba Riaz, hosted a short ceremony on the steps of the Guildhall and will read out a message from the Secretary-General of the...
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Worcestershire to welcome the OVO Energy Women’s Tour

The world’s best female cyclists will race through Worcestershire this summer as the fourth stage of the OVO Energy Women’s Tour takes place in the county on Saturday 16 June, it was confirmed today (Thursday 8 March), on International Women’s Day. Wychavon District Council, Worcester City Council and Worcestershire County Council will jointly host the penultimate stage of the...
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Foundations of improved park pavilion are laid

The Mayor of Worcester today laid the first brick for a new pavilion in Worcester’s popular Gheluvelt Park. The replacement Sons of Rest pavilion in Gheluvelt Park will, for the first time, provide a snack kiosk and toilet next to the Splashpad – one of Worcester’s most popular summertime destinations for children and families. The old pavilion has now been fully demolished. ...
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Pupils urge parents to look out for Fairtrade logo when they shop

The three winners of the 2018 Fairtrade poster competition for local schools have received prizes for their designs from the Mayor of Worcester, Cllr Steve Mackay. The annual competition aims to raise awareness of how food is produced and the effect that UK price wars can have on third world farmers, producers and communities. Eight Worcester primary schools entered this year: ...
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Council offers cash boost to Worcester businesses hiring an apprentice

Worcester City Council has announced a cash incentive scheme to help local firms meet the costs of hiring new apprentices. Small and medium sized businesses in the city can apply for a £1 ,000 grant when they take on a Worcester resident aged 16 – 24 years as their new apprentice. The grant is available at all entry levels, including higher level apprenticeships. “Businesses often...
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Funding available for replacing broken gas boilers in Worcestershire

Warmer Worcestershire has access to funding to support owner occupier households where the gas boiler has broken and the household is considered to be fuel poor.  The funding is offered through the Warm Homes Discount Industry Initiative by Agility Eco. The project builds on the council's successful Boilers on Prescription project which came to an end last year resulting in expected...
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Have your say on south Worcestershire sites for travellers and travelling showpeople

South Worcestershire residents can have their say on an important issue connected with the adopted South Worcestershire Development Plan (SWDP) in a new public consultation opening today. Residents and other interested parties are being asked for their views on revised proposals for providing sites for travellers and travelling showpeople. The consultation runs for seven weeks at ...
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Final countdown to Worcester Mayor’s sky dive

The Mayor of Worcester is making final preparations to jump out of plane at 12,000 ft on Wednesday 7 March 2018. Councillor Steve Mackay will be swapping his chain of office for a ripcord in a bid to raise £500 for three local charities. The Mayor is calling on city residents to sign up to sponsor him to ensure his funding target isn’t just pie in the sky. To sign up, go to ...
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Worcester City Council sets £10.2m budget

Worcester City councillors have approved a £10.2 million budget for 2018/19, including a range of initiatives to deliver the ambitions in the City Plan. The City Plan aims to build a successful future for Worcester and money has been set aside in next year’s budget to improve the city centre, increase the range of walking and cycling opportunities, boost housing and more. The...
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