Opportunity to apply for MOD funding for local projects

Worcester residents are being encouraged to apply for Ministry of Defence (MOD) funding.  £30 million has been allocated nationally to be spent before the end of the 2014/15 financial year on supporting local projects. This funding is available to support local projects which strengthen ties and mutual understanding between members of the Armed Forces Community and the wider...
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New planning rules proposed for student houses in Worcester

Worcester City Council is to consult local people on proposals to toughen up local planning rules to make it harder for residential homes to be converted into student houses. Currently a house occupied by a single person or a family can be turned into a “house of multiple occupancy” (HMO) – for shared use by students or other people renting individual rooms – without planning permission....
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Mayor’s fanfare to help city’s homeless

If music be the food of love, play on! Now is the chance to woo your loved one with an early Valentine’s treat when Worcester Concert Brass takes centre stage in aid of the Mayor’s charities. Worcester’s Mayor Councillor Roger Berry is hosting this popular annual brass band concert in the Assembly Room at the Guildhall, on Friday 8 February at 7.30pm. The programme will include...
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Guidance issued on purchases from companies now in administration

Worcestershire Regulatory Services are issuing guidance to consumers worried about goods ordered or purchased from businesses in administration or that have ceased trading. Trading Standards Officers have suggested the following six top tips for residents: If a resident has purchased goods that cost between £100 and £30,000 and have used a credit card to pay, the credit card...
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Action to give hope to city’s growing homeless population

Homelessness is on the increase nationally, and Worcester is no exception. In a bid to increase awareness and to raise funds for local charities which support people who are homeless or threatened with homelessness, the Mayor of Worcester will be hosting the city’s first Homelessness Action Day later this month. The free event, which is branded ‘Homeless, not Helpless’ will take...
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New consultation opens on plan for future of South Worcestershire

A new consultation opens this week on the Plan that will guide South Worcestershire’s economic and housing growth until 2030. The South Worcestershire Development Plan (SWDP) is being jointly prepared by Malvern Hills District Council, Worcester City Council and Wychavon District Council. Once adopted, it will form the basis for planning decisions across South Worcestershire until 2030. ...
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Resolve to walk off Xmas excesses

If you’re resolving to work off all the Christmas excesses this month, then there’s no better way to do so than by joining in a healthy walk around one of Worcester’s beautiful parks!  The City Council-led walks, which take in the Gheluvelt and Fort Royal Parks, provide gentle exercise on a weekly basis and a chance to make some new friends along the way. So go on and resolve to join in...
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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, introducing the service in 1991. Nearly five and a half tonnes of Christmas trees were recycled by the council last year (approximately 3,000 trees in total). Christmas...
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Floods updates

Where to get the latest information on flooding in Worcester. Environment Agency , for details of flood alerts and warnings Worcestershire County Council , for information on local roads affected Met Office , for latest weather forecasts For live updates, follow our @myworcester on Twitter .
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City Council helps sporting heroes to go for gold in 2013

Sport Worcester has awarded grants to four talented local sports people to help in their pursuit of elite performance. Triathlete Anna Price, karate champion Melissa Griffiths, boxer Trent Smith and fencer Alex Lloyd will receive a grant of £300 each from Worcester City Council, which supports Sport Worcester. Ten year old Melissa Griffiths was selected for the England Karate...
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