Government awards £3m to transform Worcester’s railway arches

Members of the  Worcester Cultural Partnership celebrate the funding announcement at Worcester's Arches Worcester’s railway arches are set to be transformed into a major new cultural destination for the city, providing a hub for business and creative skills development. The Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, Jeremy Wright MP, has today awarded £3m in...
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Worcester City Council bans single-use plastics

Worcester City Council has agreed to end the purchase and use of ‘single-use plastic’ products, such as bottles, cups, cutlery and drinking straws, for any council-related activity. And the organisation has joined forces with the Plastic Free Worcester action group in a bid to encourage other organisations, businesses and event planners to take action in 2019. “As the organisation...
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Residents can help shape future of high streets

Residents are being given the chance to help shape the future of high streets across South Worcestershire. A telephone survey of some 1,800 people is being carried out as part of a Retail Study commissioned to inform the ongoing South Worcestershire Development Plan (SWDP) review. Researchers will be contacting residents by phone to ask them to take part in an in-depth interview which...
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Resolve to make time to talk to others in New Year

An innovative new campaign launches in Worcester this week, to encourage local residents to spend more time talking to friends, family members, neighbours and people in the wider community. The Talk to Me Worcester initiative aims to bridge generational and cultural divides in a bid to tackle the growing problem of isolation.  According to central Government’s most recent Community...
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Good causes to benefit from launch of Worcester Community Lottery

Worcester City Council is getting ready to launch a local lottery to raise funds for city charities and other good causes.   The new Worcester Community Lottery will give players the chance to sign up for entry into a weekly draw and to specify which local causes they want to benefit from their subscription.   The City Council’s Income Generation Sub-Committee will meet...
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Resolve to recycle in 2019 – and start with your Christmas tree

Worcester residents are being encouraged to go green in 2019 and get the New Year off to a great start by recycling their Christmas trees. Worcester City Council is recommending three different ways of getting your tree recycled. You can take it to one of the household waste recycling centres operated by Worcestershire County Council, arrange for it to be collected by St Richard’s...
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Worcester under 18s encouraged to party safely this Christmas

Young people in Worcester are being urged to be careful, as they let their hair down and enjoy the festive party season.   Over the last month 3,000 local students, parents and volunteers have received some sobering facts about the risks of drug taking. South Worcestershire’s Community Safety Team has talked to students at Worcester Sixth Form College and the Heart of...
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Contacting Worcester City Council over the festive period

The Customer Service Centre (based at The Hive, Sawmill Walk, The Butts, Worcester WR1 3PB) will close at 1.00pm on Monday 24 December and will remain closed on 25 and 26 December.  The Centre will be open from 9.00am to 5.00pm on Thursday 27 and Friday 28 December, and will close at 3.00pm on Monday 31 December 2018.  It will reopen at 9.00am on Wednesday 2 January 2019. The...
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How you can help the homeless in Worcester this winter

Staff who will be operating a night shelter for rough sleepers in Worcester this winter are highlighting how local people can help them to help rough sleepers in the city. The charity Caring for Communities and People , which provides outreach work to rough sleepers as part of its contract with Worcester City Council, is running the shelter from the Salvation Army's base at The Trinity in...
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When to put your bins out this Christmas

Bin collections in Worcester will run two days later than usual during Christmas week for most residents and one day later than normal in New Year week. City Council staff will be working on Saturdays and Mondays to make sure everyone’s bins are emptied.   Residents are being asked to make a date in their diaries to make sure they don’t miss their collection.    ...
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