We need your vote to transform Diglis Fields in to wildlife paradise

There’s a buzz of excitement down at Diglis Fields in Worcester, as the area is one of three regional finalists in a competition to create more UK ‘pollinator patches’ – spaces which can be turned in to wildlife havens to attract more bees. The competition is being run nationally as part of the Co-op’s ‘Plan Bee’ campaign which aims to address the decline in pollinators such as bees,...
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Get stuck into summer with Museums Worcestershire

Have you ever wanted to learn how to be a pirate? Or meet a real Egyptian mummy? Or enrol in Enchanted School? With the summer holidays stretching in front of us Museums Worcestershire are urging kids and parents to get stuck into summer at the Commandery, Worcester Art Gallery & Museum and the County Museum at Hartlebury and make the six weeks' holiday fly by with a whole host of kids'...
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Get set for a sizzling summer of free sports!

Want to keep boredom at bay over the summer school holidays? Worcester City Council has set up a five week programme of completely free sporting activities across 19 different venues in Worcester city, to help young people and families stay active and have some fun! The activities will include cricket, tennis, football, badminton, volleyball, rugby, athletics, frisbee, parachute games...
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Diglis residents unite to preserve wildlife paradise

Friends of Diglis Fields will be joining forces with Worcester City Council wildlife rangers this weekend to make improvements to the Cherry Orchard nature reserve. The area, which was a former landfill site until the 1980s, became a Local Nature Reserve in 2003 when it was taken over by the City Council.  It is home to a large slow worm population as well as grass snakes, stoats,...
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Fun play equipment for Fort Royal? Local pupils give their verdict

A fantastic new playground will soon be on offer in one of Worcester’s best loved parks. Pupils from nearby Stanley Road Primary School have been shown designs for the proposed new play equipment at Fort Royal Park, and Cllr Lynn Denham, Cabinet Member for communications and engagement at Worcester City Council, got their feedback. The City Council is investing around £220,000...
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The park’s the place this summer

Looking for somewhere to hang out with friends in the evenings, now that the summer is upon us? If you’re aged eleven or over, then head on down to the Gheluvelt Park Youth Club. Trained youth workers will be laying on a variety of sports sessions including gym and table tennis, and you can also chill out in the Splashpad! Photography, music, arts & crafts will also be on offer. ...
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Work to start on new lighting for High Street

Work starts on Monday (June 24) to install new lighting columns at the southern end of High Street, as part of a major revamp of this part of Worcester’s shopping area. The work is to be completed on July 5 and will involve the digging of a narrow trench in the centre of the pedestrianised road, stretching from Pump Street to the Elgar Statue. The existing three columns will be replaced...
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Helping hand is offered to green fingered Worcester residents

Is your garden bursting with healthy, organically grown produce in readiness for the City of Worcester’s eighth annual Flower Show? If you’ve never entered before - or if you submitted one of the 900 entries received last year but are looking for more tips on how to impress the judges - then come to one of the City Council’s workshops in July. How to exhibit photographs:  ...
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Worcester officially welcomes the new Mayor

Worcester’s new Mayor, Councillor Pat Agar, will officially be welcomed into the city’s most privileged civic position on Sunday 23 June. The annual Civic Service will begin with a procession from The Guildhall at 10.10am to the Cathedral, where the service will begin at 10.30am. The Mayor and her Consort Phil Carney will be accompanied by former Mayors of Worcester, and Mayors...
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Major planning application submitted to develop south of Worcester

Welbeck Strategic Land LLP has submitted identical outline planning applications to Malvern Hills District Council, Worcester City Council and Wychavon District Council for a mixed use development of 153 hectares of land to the south of Worcester City because the land crosses three district borders. The application proposes up to 2204 dwellings (including an element of affordable...
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