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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Partners approve draft plan for future of south Worcestershire

Changes to Plan agreed after public consultation The Plan that will guide South Worcestershire’s economic and housing growth until 2030 has reached a major milestone, with the draft version being approved by all three partner councils. The South Worcestershire Development Plan (SWDP) is being jointly prepared by Malvern Hills District Council, Worcester City Council and Wychavon...
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City Council: your guide to festive opening times

The Guildhall   The Guildhall Monday 24 December Closed Tuesday 25 December Closed Wednesday 26 December Closed ...
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Don’t forget to put your bin out this Christmas!

Christmas is almost here! Make sure you're aware of the revised domestic bin collections over the festive period.   Normal collection day: Leave your bin out on: Tuesdays Thursday 27 December (green bin) Wednesday 2 January (black bin) ...
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Prestigious environmental award recognises the green status of the University and Council

The University of Worcester and Worcester City Council have been awarded Gold in the Green Apple Environment Awards. The University and Council were presented with the award at an award ceremony at the House of Commons. The winning project, a partnership between the two organisations, targeted over 4,000 students, who are living in university managed and privately rented student...
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RingGo use on the move in city car parks

A system aimed at helping motorists who arrive in Worcester and have no change to park or want to extend their stay has proved a great success. RingGo allows people to pay for their parking in city centre car parks operated by Worcester City Council by simply using their debit or credit cards and a mobile phone. The scheme also allows people to top up their stay by phone without...
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Council aims to freeze tax bills while continuing to improve city

Worcester City Council is proposing to freeze its element of the Council Tax bill for the third year running – despite facing further financial pressures and a budget gap of £690,000. A report to Cabinet on December 11 will also recommend money is set aside to help to improve the City in 2013/14, while aiming to protect essential frontline services. The draft budget paper proposes...
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